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« on: August 28, 2012, 08:59:14 PM »

This is really upsetting.  I hope he recovers.

http://www.drf.com/news/paynter-found-have-colitis-vet-expresses-great-concern
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 06:31:39 AM »

Me too, Mary Ann.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 09:43:43 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 06:02:54 PM »

Update on Paynter: Yesterday was a bad day; they thought they would lose him. He has shown improvement today. Hope his improvement continues. An hour ago Ahmed Zayat said on Twitter:

"temp has broke. His diarrhea has slowed down significantly. His lungs are the same as yesterday. Bloodwork came perfect."

http://www.drf.com/news/paynter-showing-signs-improvement
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 06:10:38 PM »

Thanks for the update, Mary Ann.  Hope he will be all right.
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 06:33:56 PM »

Thank god.

T-bred players won't know the name, but there was a famous harness named Bye Bye Max, a pacer, who nearly died from Colitis X... and this was back in '73.  He pulled through and came back as good as he ever was.  Hopefully Paynter will follow suit.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 08:56:36 PM »

Thanks Mary Ann .
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 05:14:12 PM »

From Ahmed Zayat an hour ago on Twitter and this is not good:

Paynter update: Paynter continues to fight bravely his colitis. Today has been a tough day he is giving us mixed signals while his appetite has improved and his temperature is normal. His blood work has been good. Today we had to deal with new issues that arised at the first time. He has developed an infection where the catheter is placed and his angel Laura was having a hard time finding an unswollen vain to insert it. It is important because this is where he gets his nutrients medications. Other problem for the first time. He has developed some clotting in his blood vains as a result of low protein. We have been treating him with plasma. It has been an emotional tough day for Laura and myself as we are not dealing with issues that apply to comfort and pain. We need to be very careful of how to deal with those serious issues. I personally have ZERO tolerance for the word suffering. It is important that we give our warrior a chance to fight and battle his illness but also keeping our eye on our goal which is to get him healthy and happy but not at any cost. Paynter has been good to all of us and we need to treat him with the love and dignity that he deserves. Laura and I and all his vets and Bob Baffert are particularly conscious of that. We once again ask for your prayers as the next 24 hours will tell the tale. Please god give me the strength and the grace to do what's right with my horse and to give my vets the wisdom to make the right calls. And to bless Paynter with the courage to fight this very tough battle.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 01:25:56 PM »

Now they're reporting serious laminitis:
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/72587/paynter-diagnosed-with-laminitis
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2012, 06:50:06 PM »

On Twitter 10 minutes ago from Ahmed Zayat:

Paynter update: here is what we are trying to do to help paynter fight his battle, it will take a miracle but he is a fighter. Paynter had mild signs of foot pain today and mild radiographic changes. We flew in Dr. Bryan Fraley, an affiliate of the Hagyard Equine Medical Center to evaluate him this afternoon and placed casts to support his feet. He was very good for the procedure . His appetite has been greatly improved today and the diarrhea is improving. We are hopeful but are taking it day by day and his comfort is our first concern. Please pray the hardest you can. We still want to give him the chance to fight it as long as he is telling us he wants to.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 06:53:19 PM »

On Twitter 10 minutes ago from Ahmed Zayat:

Paynter update: here is what we are trying to do to help paynter fight his battle, it will take a miracle but he is a fighter. Paynter had mild signs of foot pain today and mild radiographic changes. We flew in Dr. Bryan Fraley, an affiliate of the Hagyard Equine Medical Center to evaluate him this afternoon and placed casts to support his feet. He was very good for the procedure . His appetite has been greatly improved today and the diarrhea is improving. We are hopeful but are taking it day by day and his comfort is our first concern. Please pray the hardest you can. We still want to give him the chance to fight it as long as he is telling us he wants to.
Mary Ann, thanks for the update. I for one do not subscribe to twitter so your relay of the information is appreciated. Let's all hope for a great outcome.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 07:07:01 PM »

Exactorman, you are welcome and I'm especially glad to provide the information when there is some improvement. With the reports that came out this afternoon, it seemed really dire and it probably still is. He has a long way to go but right now it seems there may be some hope left.
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2012, 10:31:58 PM »

We are all hoping for no more setbacks. Update on Twitter from Ahmed Zayat:

Paynter update: Paynter continues to amaze his vets by his resilience, class, charm, determination, what a horse. Indeed he is so special. Paynter has been walking comfortably all day. This afternoon his diarrhea resolved and he passed formed manure. He was mildly uncomfortable when defecating, which is not uncommon in horses with colitis as the diarrhea resolves. He has had an intermittent low grade fever but his blood work continues to be normal. He continues to be treated aggressively. Please keep your good prayers and energy coming our champ is fighting and fighting hard.

Creative Cause also has a Twitter account and he said:

I have never been so happy to hear about another horse defacating. Go Paynter.
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2012, 09:42:14 AM »

holy shit.. dude


sorta.... screwy

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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2012, 09:04:11 PM »

Justin Zayat on Twitter 3 hours ago:

Paynter update: Doing well. Protein stable. Feet comfortable.Temp 101.3.We are stopping the iv antibiotic and will monitor fevers.
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2012, 07:20:18 PM »

Ahmed Zayat on Twitter within the hour giving an update:

"I am happy finally to go to my full and regular update on our beloved Paynter. I need to apologize for the last couple of days have been traveling, had a house full of family. I have asked @LJavsicasVMD our angel to kindly update his fans the last two days you can continue to follow her at that address.

Back to Paynter, His feet are very comfortable and perfect. we see no issue there for a full recovery from his mild laminitis since again he has shown zero separation, rotation or sinking. We are scheduling to fly in his vets/ farrier Dr. Bryan Farley on friday to remove his three casts and to examine his feet. fingers crossed. We are hoping for a happy update so please continue your prayers and good wishes.

Not only Paynter is responding his caretakers led by Dr. Laura and his group of renound vets are being very encouraged by your support. let alone myself and my family. Regarding his other issues mainly colitis, he is still fighting that evil disease very hard. He does have his moments with his battles. His last 3 days have been very tough on him while his blood works looks healthy and perfect and his lungs and other organs look healthy. His appetite fluctuates day to day. his attitude has been happier and brighter. the only major issue that is giving me sleepless nights is his fever. He has been spiking fevers since saturday while it is up and down it has been well above normal. It seems to us that while his colon is healing it will take sometime. but it is very evident that he still has a very severe case of inflammation of his GI track and some thickening on the ultra sound which is not good.

We believe he has beaten the odds so far and he been fighting so couragerously and this colt really wants to live and fight we have been giving him all chances on doing so. Neither I or Laura or our families want to give up. But he really needs to get better and we need to help him get his fever back to normal like last week. So we decided after consulting with world experts in that disease and internal medicine specialists that we now need to be more aggressive and go ALL WAR on these bacterial infections that he has in his gut and colon and to help combat it by using new and different combinations of more than one antibiotic. Of course the decision was not an easy one because we want to be merciful to his sensitive stomach and colon as well as we didn't want to start the onsite of another episode of diherria. I have given my full support and approval to our vets to start this new remedy yesterday.

We been praying very hard that it will be the last major attempt to help him fight this vicious battle with his colitis the imflammation. They have decided not to use an oral antibiotics but to have it administrated trough a catheder with a strong mix of more than one medicine. We are very hopeful that God willing he will respond.

Some positive signs to report since yesterday his fever been back to normal for the first time since friday. His manure has been ok. No diherria. Which tells us that he is showing signs of response to the changes in his meds. so thats all for now. We will continue praying the next 2-3 days are pretty vital in his recovery. If we are able to get those improvements we can start breathing a sigh of relief that this warrior have WON two major battles."
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2012, 07:36:00 PM »

I sure hope we all get to hear the good news of his complete recovery.  He is obviously loved.
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2012, 07:54:30 PM »

I sure hope we all get to hear the good news of his complete recovery.  He is obviously loved.
Me too!
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2012, 08:01:00 PM »

I dont care how much money he has, he is to be commended for all he is doing to try to save this horse.
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2012, 08:26:07 PM »

That's what so many don't understand it's not about how much a horse makes or doesn't make it's about the heart they have.
 He s a awfully nice horse and obvious money is no object for the owner.
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 11:29:20 AM »

That's what so many don't understand it's not about how much a horse makes or doesn't make it's about the heart they have.
 He s a awfully nice horse and obvious money is no object for the owner.


same as with uncle mo......heal them no matter the cost so the animals can live comfortable lives..... trophy
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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2012, 06:09:13 PM »

The latest on Paynter. He may need surgery:

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/zayat-paynter-transferring-to-new-bolton/
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« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2012, 06:36:02 PM »

Ahmed Zayat on Twitter within the hour:

A team of ultra sound specialists and internal medicine specialists discussed all their findings and found out that they can help him surgically and the infection and the abscess has been confined to one area in his cecum which in itself is the best news since it is the best possible location to have an abscess of that nature. You would want it in that area. The cecum is the appendix but not vestigial as it is in people which means that surgery would definitely help him and it is in an area where it can be opened up and removed and clean the infection that has been the cause of his fevers. They also confirmed that the colon has started healing in fact they were happy all in all with most of his intestine and the repair that has been healing in his colon.

After serious and long debated discussions and with consultation with no less than 12 different specialists, I feel extremely comfortable, calm and at peace with myself for giving them my approval and the green light to go ahead and operate on Paynter. I feel Paynter has fought a lot of battles, he needs to win the war, Count my word fans. Paynter is a warrior, our warrior and champion will win the war. I ask you for your prayers and prayers and prayers. Please god deliver him a speedy recovery. May we all merit in his strength and courage.

Paynter will UNDERGO surgery tomorrow morning at 9 am. It is expected that the surgery should last around 3 hours and a recovery period after the surgery for an hour and a half. Please god may I deliver good news for you all tomorrow.. say a prayer.
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« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2012, 07:34:02 PM »

Prayers will be said.  Wow is that horse loved.  It's so nice to hear those people will spend this giant amount of money to save this horse.

Only wish we all had enough to save all race horses.
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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2012, 07:45:58 PM »

Paynter had surgery the other day and they removed a 15 inch abcess. Ahmed Zayat is on Twitter right now:

Paynter is doing super tonight. Paynter is an amazing horse but hey we all know that. He continues to inspire us about his courage, brilliance, resilience. Indeed he is a horse of steel. He continues to recover real well. His appetite is HUGE, he doesn't want to stop eating. He is being the Paynter we know.. fighting with everybody. We are so happy and blessed. Thanks for all your prayers and please continue to pray for a FULL recovery, I am so upbeat. His vets did a superb job and they are extremely optimistic. I have been an open book with you about Paynter's daily condition and will not change now."

New Bolton Center press release:

http://www.zayatstables.com/domains/www.zayatstables.com/CMSFiles/Docs/Paynter-Press-Release.pdf
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