I know you all want to know what is happening with Batman, and honestly, I don’t know for sure myself. The vets don’t know for sure yet. Nobody knows for sure. We need more tests, more vets, more experts, maybe from other countries and more time. We will drive Batman back to the clinic in a couple of weeks (only 21 600 minutes left of waiting!) and have another veterinarian look at him. The same day as the GoT premiere, acutally. If HBO burns Jon Snow and the vet appointment goes bad, I will move to a castle in Scotland and live happiliy ever after with Batman in my garden. End of story.
We think we know what his diagnosis is, but until we are sure, I don’t know if it is the best idea to tell the world because we can’t tell based on the info we have yet. And because I feel insecure about it, I keep it to myself right now. If we had the final answer last Monday, I would of course have kept you updated. The reason I never came back to you with a diagnosis, is because we don’t have one yet.
At this point we are doing everything we can for Batman. He will get the best treatment available in this solar system, believe me, he will. I’m just hoping that will be enough. At the moment there is not much to do except from going crazy on Google waiting for our next appointment at the clinic, and praying to the Flying Spaghetti Monster for a miracle.
I have never read so many scientific studies in complicated veterinary-language before in my entire life …
In the meantime, I’m trying to live as normal as possible. Giving up will not help a thing. Batman should not move much, so I’m just walking a bit with him at liberty, using R+ to let his brain solve some tasks. Almost as we usually train – expect from cantering, trotting, rearing, spanish walk, riding, collection and all other dressage exercises in general … Well, yeah. At least I’m getting creative over here! Batman, would you like to learn latin or something? I don’t think you need legs for that.
When life give you lemons, throw them back. (Really, really hard)
Peace, love and Friesian hugs,
Batman & Matilde