I turned him out and watched him for about an hour just to see what would happen. I wanted to see if he was acting normal and if the swelling went down any. Good news is he was acting perfectly fine. Not favoring any of his legs and walking, eating, drinking. Bad news is the swelling didn't subside AT ALL. So a call to the vet and he was not all that concerned. Said he has seen this a few times this month and told me to come out and pick up a box of supplies and he should be back to normal in a week or so.
|Steady all muddy and sessy today after wrapping and reapplying DSMD. I left the two fronts unwrapped because they looked perfectly normal now!!!|
|No reason not to be festive even if you are sickly :).|
He is one an antibiotic once a day, banamine twice a day, DMSD and wrapped, cold hosed for 10 min. and walked for 20 minutes a day. Just two days out and today when I unwrapped his legs I was so happy to find almost normal legs under the wraps. One hind leg was very slightly swollen but if you didn't know his legs as well as I you wouldn't notice. Phew...between vet bills for horses, cats and puppies I think that all my family is getting for Christmas are a farm full of healthy animals(except our lamb he went to meet his maker this week so that we can enjoy lamb chops for Christmas).
Oh yup you read that right, Puppy! Blogger has been a BITCH lately and refused to let me upload photos but two weeks ago Henry aka Hank entered our herd! He is a Welsh Pembroke Corgi. Eventing just got cuter! He will be my show buddy. He is not the best subject to photograph considering he does not sit still but you can get the idea of his abundant adorableness!
We will be traveling lots over the next 3 weeks South Bend, IN to visit my family, Washington D.C. for a family vacation and Detroit to visit the in-laws. The herd will be babysat by a 18 year old pony clubber who will stay at our house while we are gone. Ahhh such peace of mind having someone here to keep a close eye on everyone. I received the sweetest and most heartwarming Christmas card I have ever gotten. It brought instant tears to my eyes and just filled my heart. Read it for yourself...
|Lily also wants to send some Holiday Cheer!!!|