Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Why does life have to get in the way
Well, I have done NOTHING for two weeks and I am just peeved. I took a week off work to stay home and work on the house. Little did I know that it was ALL I was going to do. My cement floors look great! We stained them. They are fabulous. But my horses?….nothing! I will have to say that Snookie is looking fabulous from her weight gain program. Rose on the other hand came up with an abscess in her front right foot a week ago and was in agony. I soaked it, put a poultice on and wrapped it every day for the last 5 days. She wouldn’t even put a teeny bit of weight on it. No swelling, heat or a mark on her leg. I got some bute for her though. I couldn’t stand to see her in pain like that. She still managed to kick Spirit’s butt. I think that being able to walk on it a little helped with the congestion in her tendons. They were tight. It is a side effect of not walking on the foot. This morning she was trotting around and had not had bute for 2 days. I am so happy it was nothing major or life threatening. I have to say, I am happy to have the knowledge that I do from my previous experiences. To know when to call the vet and when not to. When to have them out and when not to. Three vets agreed that it sounded like an abscess and to give it a few days with soaking/poulticing before someone needed to come out. It only cost me $32 for two tubes of bute, and I didn’t even use half of one. But now I own a soaking boot and have bute on hand. I plan on getting back to it tonight with Snookie. Time change will be coming soon, and before I know it, it will be getting dark before I get home from work. I know I have to tape my L2 freestyle before that happens. I think I need to watch a video or two as well. So back to the blogging to keep me on my game before I lose sight of it all.