Keep praying for my baby girl. Emi is holding her own but she's not out of the woods yet. As soon as I arrived at work this morning I went to check on her. Her stall had been roped off and there was a fan blowing on her. I checked her chart which was nearby and her last temperature recorded was 104.2! I knew they were beginning to treat her as an isolation case so I didn't get close enough to pet her, although I could see that she was happily munching hay.
A couple hours later her "colic" doctor came to see me to let me know that she was being transferred to one of the internal medicine doctors (since the colic has resolved). She was also moved to the actual isolation area. The internal medicine vet came to visit me after lunch and was pretty positive about her case. He told me that Emi's physical exam was unremarkable and that her appetite and attitude were both good. Her feces are soft but she doesn't have diarrhea. Her two issues at this point are the fever and a dropping white blood cell count. He hopes that she will stabilize with in the next 24 hours. They are currently having a culture done to rule out salmonella and we'll see how she looks tomorrow. There's never a dull moment around here!