I am so touched by everyone! Thanks so much.
I had been dropped off about 40 minutes ealy at the vet hospital so my trainer could use my car and I didnt have to waste gas backtracking to the vet hospital. Long story about the car. The hauler gal brought her dog with her and I forgot to tell her I needed a ride due to the last minute car thing. Her dog bites and I rode the 8 miles to the ranch in the trailer with my girl. I took a pic while I was sitting on the trailer floor. lol
So the tech comes into Candi stall with me while I was waiting for the gal to pic us up and we start talking about Candi. I could totally tell the tech loved her. She told me how she brushed Candi yesterday after I left because she felt bad she had all the dried swaet on her. I got as much done as I could yesterday but had no brush.
She got to telling me about when Candi came out of the anesthesia.
She said she thrashed quite a bit and then she popped up onto all four feet. She was standing there with her nose smushed into the wall and Meagan, the tech went over and got her face aaway from the wall and held her head. She said Candi got the wobblies and fell against the wall and they had to pull her back up on her feet.
OH Poor Girlie! She also told me that Candi does not like to be sedated which I already knew. Then at the same time we both said "she fights the sedation" And...she totally does.
When I went to see her yesterday I looked at her body mass and knew she lost a lot of weight while there for the few days.
Then When the gal came to trailer her home she said "Wow girl you didnt eat much while you were here" I siad you noticed that too? She has only seen Candi the one time when she took her to the vet hospital.
So all the "weight" progress she made when she returned from the training is now gone again. Even one of the staff at the barn noticed too.
So we loaded her up with only a tiny amount of resistance and I went back in to talk with the surgeon. He told me he wants her on 3 weeks of Stall rest with 10 minutes a day of hand walking. He also mentioned she was walking well in her stall and with the tech. He asked she be in the larger stalls at my barn which is fine with me because I would feel awful putting her in a 12 x 12 stall. So I put her in a 12 x 16 stall. It is spendy but it isn't forever. She is not allowed into the paddock! After the 3 weeks she can go back to her paddok with the shelter
During the first 3 weeks she can be handwalked for 10 min. once a day.
After the first 3 weeks we increase to twice daily. Poor girlie.
Pending her progress exam with my regular vet we can begin Light work at the 8 week mark.
So...we take things one day at a time for now.
We discussed the possibities of her becoming to "frisky" while being hadn walked. He asked me to let him know if this happens and how severe. We discussed my options if I need to well...use calming meds or suppliments..
Her little sutures will come out in 10-14 days. I am to watch for Acute lamness, swelling and heat at the incision sites, and discharge.
I was also told to use a tiny amount of surpass on the area just below where the catheter was.
I aksed if I could use a wet/damp warm towel to get the sticky sweat off of her but of course no bathing...The damp warm towel is fine tho
She is on 2 grams of bute once every 24 hours...for 5 days following her discharge from the vet hospital
She was happy to have the hay in her feeder when she got there.
I gave her some carrots "burried" in her hay so she will not scarf them and then a few in her suppliments and other stuff.
She was happy to get in that stall and the first thing she did was roll in the fresh shavings...
Thought it would be a good idea to just let her be and then went and took a lesson which I totally could not concentrate in. lol
I am sure my mind was elsewhere...
When i was done I went back and brushed her a bit and then came home.
So..now we start her recuperation process.
Tomorrow I will look at the papers and see what was used for the Anesthesia...
Halfpass....is feeling pretty tired. I have two lessons on two different horses tomorrow so I think I will sign off for now.
Thanks again everyone for all the wonderful support