Check it Out!
[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index] [Subject Index]

Re: RC: How I may have killed Bucky

In a message dated 7/6/99 7:48:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< Hind sight is 20/20.  >>

Vincent, Angie is right.  We are all praying for Bucky, and I hope he 
recovers.  But even if he doesn't, don't thrash yourself too much.  Learn 
from what happened, and NO	MATTER HOW BAD IT HURTS, if you lose him, 
have a post mortem done so that you know what really happened!  Have seen all 
too many cases like this where there really was some underlying problem that 
no one had ANY way of knowing about.  I dealt with one case several years ago 
(I wasn't the ride vet, just happened to be at the ride and got roped into 
helping) of colic at a ride that turned out to be a malignancy in the 
abdominal cavity that had abcessed and ruptured.  There was a similar case at 
the WEC, and another with liver abcesses at ROC one year.  Knowing what 
really happened doesn't make the loss hurt any less, but at least it is often 
helpful to understand.

Best of luck to you, and bless you for having the courage to share your 
painful experience.


Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net,    
Information, Policy, Disclaimer:   

    Check it Out!    

Home    Events    Groups    Rider Directory    Market    RideCamp    Stuff

Back to TOC