I haven't posted about me for awhile because there really hasn't been a lot of news since I left the hospital on the 24th.
My daughter was here for a week and cooked....which made my husband VERY happy. She even fixed some of his favorites that I don't like! LOL
She and Jim spoiled me incredibly. I did nothing but sleep, swallow cottage cheese and pain meds and TRY to find someplace comfortable. I couldn't even get in and out of bed by myself...and I had new bruises showing up as recently as 4 days ago. We're talking DEEP bruises -- mainly around my right shoulder.
Each day has been a little better and today I'm getting along with only Advil. It's working way better than Extra Strength Tylenol. It's amazing to me how tired I get when I do ANYTHING. I have a Drs. appt. tomorrow so we'll see what he says. I'm a little worried about the shoulder... but considering how easily I could have been dead, what's a shoulder???
Friday we took Mr. Big Stuff to the vet and made a decision that I'm fairly comfortable with. He's going to a friend of our vet's who used to be a professional bronc rider and likes challenges. IF he can get Big to be consistently good citizen then he will go to a person who will be FULLY informed of what he needs to stay that way. If his brain has slipped a cog and there's no way, then he'll be put down.
I felt comfortable about this for a couple of reasons. 1. Big has NEVER done this before. Yes, he'd been a handful, but he was an honest handful. If he was going to be a PITA, he always let me know what I'd be dealing with. There was never any sneaky, and never any mean. I really felt safe on him until this happened. And I still don't know what happened. I hate to put him down for one bad act....when I don't have any idea what happened.
2. The vet said if his cancer metastized, the most likely location for it to travel to would be his lungs.... and there was no evidence of that. His penis cancer can be dealt with for many more years.
3. I totally trust our vet who vouched for this person. He's skilled and treats his horses well...and he is very
careful about who the horses go to.
I spoke with him and he understands what he's getting into. He has a racking horse now, and could use another to keep up with his, IF Big works out. If he doesn't, he's very serious about the world not needing any dangerous horses. We've agreed to foot the bill for putting the horse down if needed. He's agreed to try and get him straight.
SO...I'm a softie. He gets a reprieve. He'll either straighten out....or not.
It's up to him. When he's good, he's adorable. When he's bad, he's infuriating --- but he'd never been dangerous until the 15th. I've had him for almost 8 years and he's come a long way. Hopefully, he can go even further. He didn't know he was throwing me into a tree. I went to the vet's fully prepared to put him down. Jim and the vet persuaded me to give him a chance. I hope he makes the most of it.
It's up to him now.