In from the barn, Dr Elliot was great as always. I love that man to pieces.
Floyd stood there and FELL ASLEEP! For multiple xrays of both front legs, multiple blocks in both legs, Dr Elliot banging on his feet, pinching him, poking him. He is the sweetest guy ever. I quote the Doctor.
"How quiet IS this horse? He should be reacting in pain!"
Translation: Either this horse is very very quiet and hiding the pain, or something weird is going on.
As of right now I get to wait in more suspense for them to finish their morning calls and get back to the office and develop the xrays.
But for now he left me with two very important things.
* It doesn't look like he's ever foundered.
* He did find some thickening in the pasterns and is suspecting ringbone although he didn't react like a ringbone horse to his exam.
* After the blocks we were able to tell that he is definitely a little sore on BOTH legs, hence the xrays of both.
*The blocks did not completely rule out some kind of shoulder injury, he was STILL walking funky all numbed up, but definitely not as bad.
So being sore on both legs scares me, but from looking at his hooves (he even dug out some of both of them to make sure there wasn't anything inside) he says he really doesn't think he's foundered.
So, we wait. I don't know whether the news today was good or bad. I *wish* Floyd showed some sign, some swelling, some heat, anything!
He did say the views he took will not diagnose Navicular which is also a possibility, but if it's a severe case, he may be able to see a hint of it.
Dr Elliot also said Floyd is around 11-13 years old and a total dream patient!
"Animals are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole."