Iggy arrived Friday morning between 4:00 AM and 7:30. I checked on Abby at 3:30 to give her some hay and she ate it. They say horses quit eating when they go into labor, but I guess that wasn't true for our Abby. Since she ate something I thought it was safe to go back to bed, and I ended up missing the whole event! We had a large front come in with severe weather, and at one point I could see a tornado from the barn! I think Iggy was ready to come and the storm made it happen a little too quickly.
Iggy had a rough start, and both mom and baby had to go to the ICU. But by Tuesday morning both were ready to go home and the word "miracle" was mentioned a lot at the animal hospital. Iggy had developed dumb foal syndrome which is generally a sign of a difficult birth. We came close to loosing him, but with the great care of his veterinarian and technicians he made it. Friday night through Saturday he was hooked up to oxygen and feeding tubes with an IV in place for injections and his doctor went home at 1:30am with no change in Iggy. Then she got a call at 3:00am saying "he is up and we can't keep him down". I arrived at the hospital Sunday morning with him nursing and acting like a normal foal.
Welcome our little miracle Iggy, Abby's new colt!