Barbaro Update: 12
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Update 265: Just saw Michael Matz this morning on the horse path as his set was coming back from the track, he reported Dr. Richardson had left him a voice mail that Barbaro had another good night last night (Monday night). Bobby was able to get up and down and he remains comfortable. I asked Michael about his visit yesterday (he pretty much visits every evening)...in particular, I asked how Bobby's front feet were doing and he said that he'd checked them personally and they were nice and cold. That's good news!
Also, a team from WJZ-TV Channel 13 (a CBS affiliate out of Baltimore) was here at Fair HIll this morning shooting video of the training center, interviewing me and Tim Woolley etc. They will be broadcasting the piece on this evening's news from 5p to 7p. Or, you can check it out on their site, WJZ.com, sometime after 5:30pm tonight.
For those unable to see the ESPN's sunday piece on Bobby (during the delayed Del Cap coverage) here is an excerpt of the transcript from Margaret (full transcript below, time stamped: Posted by: Margaret at July 18, 2006 01:39 AM):
Kenny three days after delivering the grim news that Barbaro's chances of recovery were poor; veternarians say he's holding his own. As of early this afternoon Barbaro continues to have a positive outlook and a healthy appetite, despite the fact that he's wearing casts on both hind legs, he's on potent medications, and he spends a good deal of time in a sling. Now the vets called his "L" a catastrophic problem", yet the horse is (Jeannine stressed this word) responding well to treatment.
His trainer Michael Matz told me its been an emotionally draining week. His optimism is now been tempered by reality.
Update 263: Annie, from Kennett Florist left this comment, in response to a few people's concern with the strain shown by Dr. Richardson in footage today:
Mary, yes I did she Dr. Richardson, spoke to him, he said that Bobby was feeling pretty good today. As I said, Dr. Richardson was smiling the whole time we spoke and although he is definately tired he is very positive. Also saw Dr. Andersen and spoke with her. She is positive as well, said that Bobby is eating well and seemed content today.
I really believe that they have all faith that he is getting well, after the hours and days and weeks and pressure they've been under, they are still smiling...that has to be truth!
Update 262: The following is an excerpt of a transcript from Good Morning America, this morning (monday morning):
Robin: But it's good to hear his spirits are good.
Dr R: yes, um I mean..they say one of the most important things that we're assessing is really this subjective appearance of the horse, right now I don't think anyone could look at this horse and be really interested in not going on, because he looks that BRIGHT AND HAPPY. (caps again added by me).
Robin:That's great news to hear. I know that you're very cautious. Just last week you said that the chances of Barbaro surviving were very poor.
Dr R: People want to hear the best and I understand that. But the reality is wer're not talking about a day to day type of a problem at this point. Really what we're talking about now is going to be ah ah even at the absolute best case scenario is going to be many months of very extensive medical care and rehabilitation.
The complete transcript, provided by Margaret, can be found in Barbaro Update: 11, with the timestamp: Posted by: Margaret at July 17, 2006 05:15 PM.
The Sports Center coverage tonight covered much of what we know. All in all its been another good day for Bobby, lets hope we see many similar days ahead. Talking about long roads ahead, Mike Rea also seems to be progressing in the right direction.