06-10-2013, 06:26 PM
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So I have an update.
The farrier came and we told him everything that was going on and he trimmed him and checked him for abbesses but nothing. He suggested that we didn't put shoes back on him because it has been raining a lot and the mud around here is thick gumbo so it just sucks the shoes right off, so we agreed and didn't shoe him and he recommended that we took him to the vet. Called the vet that day (a Wednesday) and he scheduled us to come in that Friday.
At the vet I had to trot down and back a few times to show him how he was limping and all, but it was gravel. So of course it made him even more sore. Poor boy. The vet checked for abscesses like the farrier did. He didn't x-ray or really much of anything, which I wasn't really happy about. But he's the vet right.. He said he was sore in both of his hind hocks and told us to get him shod again. He told us to keep him on stall rest for a week and sent us home with some bute and then call him in a week to let him know how he is doing. We contacted the farrier again that day and scheduled him to come out that Monday.
The farrier came out and shod him and he did good. He wasn't limping as bad, just a little bit, at the end of the week but his left hind leg swelled up. Ugh, if it's not one thing, it sure is another. My dad called the vet like he asked us to, and we were going to tell him that he was still limping and now swollen. The vet didn't answer, my dad left a message and still today, (Monday, 3 days later) still hasn't called back. My dad is supposed to be calling again in the morning. I've been cold hosing his swollen leg twice a day, about 15-30mins at a time since I found him swollen up. It hasn't went down much. I've tried icing it a couple of times also but I don't really have a good method to ice. So cold hosing is what I have been doing, and just been patiently waiting to hear from the vet.
I just want Kyler to stop limping and feel better so we can actually run barrels this summer. Kyler is my only finished running horse at the moment so thankfully my very generous friend has let me borrow a horse of hers to run. This horse isn't as good as Kyler but hey, at least I'm getting to run.
Hopefully he isn't seriously hurt and can recover quickly. I don't know what I would do if I'm told he won't be able to run again.. I don't even know why I'm thinking like that.. I'm trying to think positive and hoping for the best.
So anyways, I'll update again when we hear and see the vet again..