Thanks for your advice everyone! Hosing is a great idea. I've done some icing, and I've been appling this 'cooling' stuff (it's a vitaflex product), and I have hosed it a few times but not that much.
And thanks for the encouragment barefoothooves!! Your guy looks great !! He looks like a beautiful appy too!
I'm glad he decided to pull through and live!!
I hope it is just a minor injury...but, yes, arthritis is lingering in my mind. I am going to see what the vet has to say, and I will most likely start her on a joint supplement of some kind (I was actually already going to). I have a pending vet appointment (they are trying to schedule me in as of right now).
I'll keep you posted!