4/26/2016:  Edith Ann was laid to rest today.  She is finally pain free.  Edie was thought to have a broken pelvis that did not heal properly.  Since November 2014 she had received ongoing Chiropractic care (Dr. Don Moore) to help with her discomfort.  In the beginning the adjustments helped, but the time between the need for Dr. Moore's chiropractic visits became shorter and shorter.
Our Farrier, Val Den Call, ALWAYS came out to assist Dr. Moore when it was time for an adjustment.  Edie was so very protective of herself, untrusting and defensive.  In fact, during her last adjustment on 4/6/2016, she bit Val Dean's arm!
She was continually rocking back and forth to ease the pain in her pelvis and in the last week she was lying down more often.
You can see the concern on the faces of Dr. Moore & Val Dean (4/6/2016) as she appeared to be getting worse.
Her overall health and discomfort was not improving. EVERY day I would spend time with Edie and she learned to trust me a bit more than she trusted others.  I would talk to her, rub her, brush her, doctor her knee, etc.  A shoe boil had formed on her left elbow during her last 2 months at TIER.  Once fly season was in full swing she would have been even more miserable.
She loved to roam around the facility doing weed abatement and sneaking hay from the hay barn.  She had made friends with her neighbor Lincoln and would seek him out when he was in turnout and she was free roaming.
I talked to 3 vets, our chiropractor and our farrier in the last month about Edie in hopes that there was a miracle answer to helping her be comfortable and happy.  I think I knew that the best answer was to help her cross the Rainbow Bridge.  Thanks to the support of the professionals who aid the horses at TIER, friends and supporters, we were able to give her the Final Gift.
Edie, I hope you know how much I loved you.  Thank you for what you gave us.