Good afternoon all, back here as you have all been so wonderful on this path, which may now have abruptly ended. I just need to put it all out there somewhere.
You may recall my mare was not getting in foal - the stallion terms made it worthwhile trying again for the season but after our three fails including one near miss and at the end of the season, we went ahead with the biopsy (as advised here and by my vet, so was not a surprise to me - thanks to all the knowledgeable folk here) to see what was going on rather than plan straight away for next season.
All is very much not well. I haven’t received the report as yet, I am due to get it, but I tried to understand what was being said over the phone - hopefully this makes sense. There’s pervasive infection, that could theoretically be stripped with aggressive treatment (I immediately thought of the Kerosene used on the mare in the link a kind person on here shared). But there’s something else, something not right with the lining I think, which is of greater concern. They put her chances of conceiving at 10-50%.
I would like to share some more detail on the report if and when I get it, which will obviously be clearer, if anyone would be interested to see it and possibly willing to share some thoughts. You’re all so experienced I bet many of you have seen this before.
The vet is planning to send her information and the report to a repro expert to see if it would be worth attempting treatment and whether we can do anything or if this is it. He didn’t sound hopeful though.
I feel completely… bewildered. Like my whole life’s plan - since I’ve owned her - has been derailed. I’ve had a good few drinks and a few cries. I’m not maternal, it’s always been about my animals for me, and by no means saying this is the same but I suppose I can almost relate to how a woman who always planned a family feels if she’s told she won’t be able to get pregnant. I always wanted to do this, I always thought someday it would happen. I’m now trying to get my head around a life plan in place for the past decade that is not happening anymore. It’s tough and I’m not much good for anything right now - sat at work staring through the screen and not focusing.
Thanks for reading this. As ever, it means a lot to have this place to talk to.