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News & Info, April 10, 2010

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on April 10, 2010


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15 Responses to “News & Info, April 10, 2010”

  1. LOUIE COCROFT said

    YET ANOTHER ROUND-UP IN WYOMING?

  2. jan said

    now i think we see some of the hard core facts why blm is rounding up horses – calico solar project?? and other engery projects planned on our public lands – guess who is paying – the american taxpayer

  3. LOUIE COCROFT said

    THE LAND THAT WAS DEEDED TO THE BLM IS LAND IN THE SAME AREA IN MODOC CO.,CALIF., WHERE THEY ROUNDED UP THOSE HORSES IN DECEMBER, ISN’T IT?

  4. sandra longley said

    http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_5ee65164-45c0-11df-8e25-001cc4c002e0.html

    read it and weep..1 horse estimated over ALM and they want to do a roundup. They are now doing a pre-emptive strike…

  5. sandra longley said

    Everyone, say prayers for Tracies son and her family

    • reveil39 said

      Don’t know what happened, but I just sent prayers her way.

    • Good news… It wasn’t as bad as we thought…
      Thank you all so much for the prayers and thoughts today for my son and family. You all are truly wonderful friends to have and I am thankful for each of you. This has been one heck of day…
      Britton is my 8 year old son. This morning at school, he began to complain of chest pains and difficulty breathing while sitting upright. The pain and the breathing seemed to be easier if he were at a 45 degree angle. The nurse notified my mother in law – she is the closest to the school from her job – who in turn notified the babysitter to pick Britton up from school. My MIL stated that the nurse seemed to be “not very concerned, or like she was downplaying the situation” but at the same time, she requested that Britton be picked up. So my MIL called the pediatrician.
      When the doctor’s office heard what the symptoms were, he stated that he wanted Britton in the ER as soon as possible to get a chest x-ray, blood work, and possibly a breathing treatment as – to him – it sounded like Britton was having an asthma attack.
      I’ve never known my son to have an asthma attack, even though he was diagnosed with asthma at the age of two. However, there is a strong history of cardiac problems on my side of the family and on his father’s side of the family – even for pediatrics. So needless to say, I freaked just a bit!
      When I arrived at the sitter’s house, B was laying down watching cartoons. I noted that there were no sounds of wheezing or coughing present. In fact, when I listened with my stethoscope, his lungs were crystal clear. He seemed a bit flushed and warm and his heart rate was a little over 110 – regular, and VERY strong. His blood pressure was a little over 120/60. For a child his size, the normal blood pressure is around 80/40 to 70/50. We promptly headed for the ER.
      Upon arrival, his oxygen saturation was within normal limits, but was still at 98%. Blood pressure and heart rate had remained the same. No fever, thankfully. B had been coughing a little bit over the weekend, but it wasn’t a croup-type cough or even a very productive cough. All the same, the ER physician decided to go ahead with the chest x-ray.
      B had another “episode” of the pain while we were awaiting test results. It was at this time that I began to think that this was awfully familiar. I helped him to breathe through the pain – sort of like Lamaze breathing without the HE-HE part. Once it started to subside, he calmed down again.
      Shortly thereafter, the ER physician came in with the test results. B has a perfectly shaped heart with no abnormalities or deformities noted on the x-ray, along with perfectly normal and healthy lungs. There was no trauma noted either. So where was the pain coming from?
      The space in between each of the ribs is called the intercostal space where there is cartilage that “holds” the ribcage together. During normal child development, this cartilage can become inflamed and irritated due to the growth process. However, in some cases, this cartilage – for medically unknown reasons – can continue to periodically become inflamed on into adulthood.
      I, my younger sister and my older brother are such adults who are familiar with this condition, hence the familiarity when B had the pain episode in the ER. There is no rhyme or reason except that carbonated drinks can make the episodes occur more frequently – again, for unknown reasons. There is no preventative treatment, nor is there treatment during episodes to stop the pain other than regular pain medications. The episodes themselves can last from 30 seconds up to several hours, and again, there is no rhyme or reason for this.
      B has unfortunately inherited this condition from my genes, but told me earlier, “It’s ok mom.” (Out of the mouths of babes, right?) After sitting in the ER all day, we were discharged with nothing more than a note saying he could go back to school, but to be safe would have to sit out of PE and recess for a week.
      We are very grateful and very thankful that this was the only problem with B’s chest pains. Now that we know what they are, and now that he knows what they are, future episodes should not be as frightening as this first one. I will continue to pray that he will beat the odds and outgrow it.
      Thank you all, so much, once again for all of the prayers and concerns. I truly believe that they held a say in today’s events.
      T.

  6. LOUIE COCROFT said

    TRACIE, I AM JUST NOW READING THIS–I’VE BEEN GONE ALL DAY. WHAT A DAY YOU MUST HAVE HAD. THERE IS NOTHING MORE FRIGHTENING. SO GRATEFUL THAT ALL IS WELL.

  7. Wow, I’m so glad everything turned out okay! What an experience!

  8. LOUIE COCROFT said

    TRACIE, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE LINKS AND INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE DUG UP FOR US. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE GOOD USE OF IT.

  9. LOUIE COCROFT said

    TONIGHT IS VIGIL NIGHT FOR THE HORSES. IT’S ON TUESDAY NIGHTS FROM 5:00 TO 7:00. WE STARTED IT ON THE CLOUD FOUNDATION BLOG A WHILE BACK.

  10. sandra longley said

    It would be nice if they gave us updates on the digeon fever-how many new cases..or has it run its course. Will have to wait for the observers report I guess.

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