Magic continues to struggle to breathe when he is eating. I suspect that he is still inhaling parts of his feed. We are still trying to find a solution that will work for him. I have done some research into tracheal collapse.
The Horse has an article on a new treatment involving a stent. The article was written back in 2006 but I don’t see much mention of it as a treatment option anywhere else. I am going to look into it but it seems like it might be cost prohibitive. The stent itself is $1600-1800 and that does not include vet costs, anesthesia, etc.
If you are still wondering exactly what it means to have a collapsed trachea, this is an excellent article with pictures that illustrate it all. I believe the article is about dogs but it is very similar.
VibraVM has offered to send a machine to see if it will help. I am willing to try anything at this point and I have heard excellent things about it. I did not hear back from them today but hope that we can get it on it’s way tomorrow.
I am going to continue to look for a solution as long as Magic is hanging in there.