TO THOSE WHO FOLLOW THIS BLOG, MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO WRITE THIS SOONER, BUT I HAVE NEVER USED THIS PROGRAM BEFORE (my granddaughter would normally write if needed, but she was on vacation) SO I HAVE HAD TO LEARN HOW TO USE WORDPRESS. 

I AM WRITING ON BEHALF OF MY DAUGHTER JULIE, TO INFORM HER FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS, THAT SHE IS NOT WELL, WHICH IS WHY JULIE HAS NOT WRITTEN ANYTHING IN A WHILE, AND SHE WILL BE AWAY FOR SOME TIME YET!.

UNFORTUNATELY, JULIE SUFFERED SOME COMPLICATIONS DUE TO A RECENT SURGICAL PROCEDURE, WHICH MEANS SHE IS UNABLE TO GET TO HER PC, HER MOVEMENTS ARE RESTRICTED; SHE CAN’T EVEN USE HER WHEELCHAIR!

JULIE WAS BACK IN HOSPITAL ON THE 2ND OF JULY (for more spinal procedures) BUT THE PROCEDURE DIDN’T WORK!!  MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH HEALTH WISE, FOR SO LONG; I DIDN’T THINK THINGS COULD GET ANY WORSE…HOW WRONG COULD I BE! BUT NOBODY COULD HAVE FORESEEN WHAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN… AT THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME FOR JULIE…I’M SURE JULIE WON’T MIND ME SHARING HER STORY, JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ETC.

JULIES RIDING ACCIDENT IN THE 80’S (caused by drunken youths letting air horns off in her horses face; causing her to fall and be trampled) LEFT HER DISABLED, MEANING JULIE HAS HAD SEVERAL SPINAL SURGERIES AND PROCEDURES OVER THE YEARS; SEVERAL WITH COMPLICATIONS. YET WE HAVE TO REMAIN POSITIVE AS JULIE FACES MORE SURGERY TO TRY AND IMPROVE HER QUALITY OF LIFE.

JULIES ACCIDENT MEANT SHE HAD TO WITHDRAW FROM PHYSICALLY HELPING ANIMALS IN NEED AND HAD TO LET HER BELOVED HORSES BE CARED FOR BY FRIENDS, WHO EVENTUALLY BOUGHT THEM AS JULIE COULD NOT CARE FOR THEM. THIS OBVIOUSLY HAD AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON HER PERSONALITY AND ALSO CAUSED HER TO SUFFER FROM SEVERE DEPRESSION. JULIE ALWAYS PREFERRED THE COMPANY OF ANIMALS TO HUMANS, SO AFTER SUFFERING MANY YEARS OF DEPRESSION; JULIE KNEW THERE WAS ONLY ONE WAY TO DEAL WITH HER SITUATION.

WITH THE AID OF HER EQUINE PALS, JULIE SET ABOUT LOOKING FOR THE ONLY THING IN HER LIFE THAT WOULD HELP HER TO COPE AND GIVE HER A REASON TO CARRY ON…ANDIMG_2272 THAT WAS TO BUY ANOTHER HORSE. SHE DIDN’T TELL THE FAMILY, AS SHE KNEW WE WOULD NOT BE HAPPY WITH HER DECISION. HOWEVER, EVEN THOUGH THE SURGEONS HAD TOLD JULIE, ANOTHER FALL COULD PARALYSE HER FOR LIFE, IT DIDN’T STOP HER!

DESPITE THE FAMILY TELLING JULIE IT WAS A STUPID IDEA TO BUY ANOTHER HORSE; SHE WENT AGAINST ALL CAUTION AND WARNINGS. AT THE TIME WE THOUGHT SHE WAS CRAZY AND IRRESPONSIBLE FOR EVEN THINKING ABOUT BUYING ANOTHER HORSE! BUT, AS IT TURNED OUT, IT WAS TO BE THE BEST THING SHE COULD EVER HAVE DONE; TO HELP HER OVERCOME HER DEPRESSION.

WITH HELP FROM HER FRIENDS, JULIE WENT TO A DISABLED RIDING SCHOOL TO LEARN HOW TO RIDE AGAIN. SHE HAD VERY LITTLE LEG, BACK, AND UPPER BODY STRENGTH, DUE TO BEING IN HER WHEELCHAIR. BUT DESPITE THE PAIN JULIE ENDURED, SHE DID LEARN HOW TO RIDE AGAIN (IN A FASHION) SO 2009 SHE BOUGHT HER FIRST HORSE SINCE HER ACCIDENT; A BEAUTIFUL 16.3Hh CHESTNUT GELDERLAND MARE WHOM SHE LEARNT HOW TO RIDE ON. ALTHOUGH JULIE COULDN’T DO MUCH RIDING, JUST BEING AROUND HER HORSE WAS ENOUGH TO PULL HER OUT OF HER DEPRESSION. SHE HAD TO RELY ON FRIENDS TO HELP OUT AND HAD TO PAY THE HIGH LIVERY COSTS, NOT BEING ABLE TO BE WITH HER HORSE EVERY DAY, JULIE WANTED THE BEST AND BE CERTAIN HER NEW HORSE WOULD BE LOVED AND WELL CARED FOR. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THAT THE LIVERY YARD WAS SOME DISTANCE FROM JULIES HOME, WHICH MEANT SHE COULDN’T VISIT EVERY DAY; ESPECIALLY WHEN HER PAIN WAS BAD.

GRADUALLY, WE ALL SAW THAT JULIE WAS BECOMING HER OLD SELF AGAIN, ALBEIT IN PAIN, I REALISED JUST HOW MUCH IT MEANT TO JULIE TO HAVE ANOTHER HORSE (as well as her dogs). THERE WAS NO AMOUNT OF MONEY OR DRUGS IN THE WORLD THAT COULD HAVE TAKEN JULIES DEPRESSION AWAY! JUST SEEING THE PLEASURE SHE GAINED FROM BEING WITH HER HORSE, EVEN IF ALL SHE COULD DO WAS SIT IN THE STABLE DUE TO PAIN; TO SEE MY DAUGHTER LAUGHING AGAIN, BROUGHT TEARS OF JOY TO MY EYES!!

JULIE EVEN MANAGED TO SAVE A LITTLE COLT FROM THE HORSE SALES, WHO WOULD HAVE PROBABLY ENDED UP ON SOMEONE’S PLATE. JULIE BROUGHT THAT LITTLE COLT ON, THEN GAVE IT TO HER FRIENDS LITTLE GIRL. SHE WANTED THE COLT AND CHILD TO GROW UP TOGETHER, JUST AS SHE HAD DONE IN HER EARLY LIFE!  JULIE KNEW THE COLT WOULD BE CARED FOR AND LOVED FOR LIFE. BUT MORE SO SHE WANTED THE CHILD TO GROW UP WITH THE COLT; MAKING A BOND THAT WOULD NEVER END!

HOWEVER JULIE WASN’T STUPID OR NAIVE….SHE KNEW SHE WOULD ONLY BE ABLE TO RIDE FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, BEFORE SHE HAD TO STOP DUE TO HER FRAGILE SPINE. JULIE HAD 3 BEAUTIFUL YEARS BEING WITH HER HORSE, BUT SADLY HER VISITS GOT LESS AND LESS DUE TO JULIES PAIN; WHICH IS WHEN HER DAUGHTER TOOK OVER CARING FOR HER. ALTHOUGH JULIE COULD NO LONGER RIDE OR SEE HER HORSE, JUST KNOWING SHE HAD HER IN HER LIFE, GAVE HER SOMETHING TO FIGHT FOR AND STAY FOCUSED ON; WHEN ENDURING HER DEBILITATING PAIN AND TREATMENT!

THE ONE THING THAT JULIE HAD YET TO FIND WAS SOME WAY OF HELPING THE VOICELESS, ASIDE FROM BEING A MEMBER OF MOST ANIMAL CHARITIES AND  DONATING ETC. JULIE WANTED TO DO MORE…WHICH IS WHEN WORDPRESS CAME TO HER RESCUE. PREVIOUSLY SHE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON CARE2, SHARING STORIES AND HEADING UP PETITIONS ETC, SHE THOUGHT SHE WOULD NEVER BE IN A POSITION TO HELP ANIMALS AGAIN, ESPECIALLY FROM BEHIND A COMPUTER WHERE I MIGHT ADD SHE HAS FOUND SOME WONDERFUL FRIENDS!IMG_1129

I AM SO VERY PROUD OF JULIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS, DESPITE HER PAIN. IT’S VERY FRUSTRATING FOR JULIE WHEN SHE CAN’T GET TO HER COMPUTER AND WRITE ABOUT ANIMAL ABUSE, WHICH AS ONE CAN IMAGINE; LEAVES JULIE REALLY STRESSED AND FEELING USELESS, JUST AS SHE DOES NOW!!!

JULIE WAS ALREADY UNABLE TO USE WORDPRESS DUE TO RECENT SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS…THE LAST THING SHE NEEDED, KNOWING SHE WAS DUE TO GO BACK INTO HOSPITAL; WAS TO HEAR HER HORSE, LILLIA, WHO WAS HER LIFE SAVER; WAS VERY ILL.

THE LIVERY YARD OWNERS HAD ALREADY CALLED A VET OUT, WHO DID ALL HE COULD VIA TUBING ETC. BUT ULTIMATELY JULIES HORSE, LILLIA, NEEDED EMERGENCY SURGERY. WE CAN ONLY THANK GOD THAT THE YARD OWNERS HAD A TRAILER READY, WAITING TO TAKE LILLIA TO SURGERY!

BASED ON THE THE HORSES RECTAL EXAM AND RISK OF CAECAL RUPTURE, JULIE WAS ADVISED TO CONSENT TO SURGERY IMMEDIATELY. OBVIOUSLY SHE WAS DEVASTATED, SHE WAS ABOUT TO GO BACK INTO HOSPITAL HERSELF…NOBODY COULD CONSOLE HER.

BASICALLY LILLIA WAS SUFFERING FROM A RIGHT DORSAL DISPLACEMENT OF THE LARGE COLON, ALONG WITH AN ENLARGED CAECUM FULL OF GAS AND INGESTA. FOR THOSE WHO KNOW LITTLE ABOUT COLIC ILLNESSES, LILLA HAD COMPLICATIONS WHICH IF NOT TREATED WITH SURGERY;WOULD HAVE MEANT THE END!

JULIE WAS DEVASTATED; SHE COULDN’T POSSIBLY GET TO LILLIA DUE TO HER OWN PHYSICAL PROBLEMS; SO SAT UNCONTROLLABLY SOBBING BY THE PHONE. EVENTUALLY AFTER 4 HOURS IN SURGERY, JULIE GOT A CALL AT 2.AM, THE VETS HAD DONE ALL THEY COULD AND IT WAS UP TO LILLIA TO HAVE THE WILL TO PULL THROUGH.

I SIMPLY CAN’T PUT INTO WORDS JULIES REACTION, KNOWING SHE COULDN’T BE THERE AND ABOUT TO GO BACK INTO HOSPITAL HERSELF, LEFT HER FEELING UTTERLY USELESS. NOTHING AND NOBODY COULD CONSOLE JULIE, WHO FELT SO GUILTY NOT BEING ABLE TO BE WITH HER HORSE..THE FIRST 24 HOURS AFTER SURGERY WOULD BE CRITICAL, ONLY THEN WOULD WE KNOW IF SHE WOULD PULL THROUGH!!

WHAT I KNOW BEING JULIE’S MOTHER, IS THAT MY DAUGHTER IS A FIGHTER, WITH THE TENACITY AND BARK OF A TERRIER TO MATCH! SO WHEN SHE IS OUT OF HOSPITAL HERSELF, AND ABLE TO MOVE WITHOUT CAUSING FURTHER PROBLEMS, SHE WILL BE BACK ASAP, TO CARRY ON HER LIFELONG LOVE AND PASSION; BEING A VOICE FOR ALL ANIMALS AND EXPOSING THE WORLDWIDE SYSTEMATIC ABUSE THEY SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF MANKIND; HAS HELPED JULIE AND MADE HER SEE THAT SHE IS NOT USELESS.

LILLIA AFTER SURGERY

LILLIA AFTER SURGERY

SO I ASK ALL THOSE THAT SUPPORT JULIES BLOG, THAT YOU PLEASE KEEP THEM BOTH IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS; ESPECIALLY JULIE, SHE IS DEVASTATED AS SHE WON’T GET TO BE WITH HER HORSE FOR SOME TIME!!

I KNOW NOW WHY JULIES BLOG IS SO IMPORTANT TO HER TOO! SHE FINALLY HAS SOMETHING IN HER LIFE THAT MAKES HER FEEL LIKE SHE IS ACTUALLY HELPING ANIMALS; IT ALSO HELPS TO TAKE HER MIND OFF OTHER THINGS LIKE PAIN AND NOT BEING ABLE TO BE WITH HER OWN HORSE. AS LONG AS SHE HAS HER HORSE AND WORDPRESS IN HER LIFE; SHE HAS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

BY EDUCATING AND RAISING AWARENESS, JULIE HAS FOUND ANOTHER WAY TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW ABOUT THE ATROCITIES AND ABUSE INFLICTED ON ANIMALS AROUND THE GLOBE! BE IT FOR ENTERTAINMENT OR ANIMALS RAISED FOR FOOD.

THE PUBLIC MUST BE MADE AWARE, AND HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW HOW THE ANIMALS BORN FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, ARE TREATED BEFORE SLAUGHTER!

ONLY THEN CAN THE PUBLIC HELP TO AVOID MAKING THE WRONG CHOICES!  WHETHER IT BE FOOD OR VISITING A CIRCUS ETC.; THE PUBLIC MUST KNOW THAT THEY ARE INADVERTENTLY ADDING TO THE ANIMALS SUFFERING BY VISITING PLACES WHERE ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE, LIKE SEA WORLD IN ORLANDO!!.

BY READING JULIE’S BLOG, I FOR ONE, HAVE LEARNT SO MUCH ABOUT THE DESPICABLE WAYS ANIMALS ARE TREATED AROUND THE WORLD; HORRIFIC SUFFERING THAT I COULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED IF NOT SEEN FOR MYSELF….IT’S HARD TO FORGET IMAGES OF ANIMALS WHO HAVE PURPOSELY BEEN ABUSED! JULIE IS NOT THICK SKINNED, BY ANY MEANS, SHE CRIES A LOT FOR THOSE THAT SUFFER. BUT THEN SHE GETS MAD AMD THAT ANGER HELPS HER BE STRONG ENOUGH TO POST STORIES THAT SICKEN MOST!

CREATING THIS BLOG, HAS GIVEN JULIE A WAY TO HELP ANIMALS , ALBEIT FROM BEHIND A COMPUTER, IT IS ANOTHER REASON FOR HER TO CARRY ON AND NOT GIVE UP.

SO PLEASE, BE PATIENT, I CAN ASSURE YOU SHE IS CHOMPING AT THE BIT (pardon the pun) AND CAN’T WAIT TO BE BACK ON WORDPRESS, SPREADING THE EVIL WAYS, MANKIND TREATS ANIMALS.

AS FOR JULIES HORSE, SHE IS DOING AS WELL AS CAN BE EXPECTED, SHE WAS RELEASED A WEEK AFTER SURGERY….IT TOOK ONLY A FEW DAYS BEFORE SHE WAS READMITTED DUE TO COLIC PROBLEMS, WHICH IS WHERE SHE REMAINS FOR THE TIME BEING!

JULIE IS HOME AT THE MOMENT BUT STILL TOO ILL TO GET AROUND. SHE IS BACK IN HOSPITAL ON THE 18TH JULY. SHE STILL FACES SOME MAJOR SURGERY, WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE; CONSIDERING ALL THE COMPLICATIONS SHE HAS HAD IN THE PAST.

HOWEVER, JULIE IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO ENDURE ANY TREATMENT THAT MAY ULTIMATELY HELP GIVE HER BACK SOME QUALITY OF LIFE, SO SHE CAN AT LEAST GET OUT TO SEE HER OWN HORSE AND CARRY ON THIS VERY INFORMATIVE BLOG!

ALL I CAN SAY IS SHE WILL BE BACK HERE ASAP.  THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO FOLLOW JULIE’S BLOG; YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH YOUR INPUT MEANS TO HER, IT HELPS HER DEAL WITH EVERYDAY LIFE!

I WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU ON JULIE AND HER HORSE, IF SHE CAN’T DO SO HERSELF…. SHE JUST DOESN’T WANT ANYONE THINKING SHE IS SLACKING OR CAN’T BE BOTHERED TO WRITE ANY POSTS!.

REGARDS

JULIES MUM

 

 

 

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