My poor horse is getting tired of being poked in the butt by a needle twice a day...I feel so bad for him but it is helping. I about had a heart attack when I headed out to the barn this morning and saw him laying down flat (he almost never lays down for a nap) and I was like, "please don't be dead." Even though we are very careful with the penicillin. Still...kinda scary.
So today I unwrapped Mozart's leg and saw a big hole in the large circle of dead flesh on his leg. It looks like his tendon is showing through the hole. I called the vet and she will be out as soon as she can to tell me if it is his tendon underneath or if its something else (which I can't think of what else it might be) I am hoping its not his tendon, I really want him to be better soon. He's such a nice horse, a true gentleman and I miss riding him and jumping him. If he is going to be lame for the rest of his life, I will be very upset. However, despite the hole, he is still sound, and has been for the most part. Every once and a while he will have a bad day where he limps a little at the walk but he's been sound now for four days in a row (which is a new record for us in the month of Oct) When this mess all started he wasn't lame at all and I actually showed him, just with vet wrap on the wound and a vet note saying it was okay. I am hoping for the best and I pray every night that he will make it through this and still be my amazing show horse in the end, even if it takes longer, I just want him to be okay in the end. *sigh*
Anyway, I just needed to rant a little. Please, if you believe in any kind of higher power, pray for us.