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        04-24-2011, 08:25 PM
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    The vet is apparently coming out tomorrow. She kinda sprung it on me on Friday, I had been wanting to get an appointment and she was like "well, I could come out on Monday!" so she's coming out tomorrow. But I'm worried. Lacey has never had an actual thorough going over with a vet in the three years I have had her, we didn't even get a prepurchase exam. They've quickly looked at her before giving her her shots but she's never been thoroughly looked over.

    I guess I'm just worried that the vet will tell me she's legitimately going blind (she supposedly has "changes to her eyes" but I don't know what that means exactly), that her melanomas are going to kill her soon, or the vet will suggest doing bloodwork and we'll discover that she has Cushings, or that she has some other weird malady that means death to our current way of life.

    Hopefully she'll be given a clean bill of health, I'm just a bit nervous about it. She's my baby and she's supposed to live forever (or, at least until she's forty, or I get married, have kids and she teaches them to ride, whichever comes first).

    But I am trying to be excited about it, I find vet stuff to be absolutely fascinating so it should be cool to watch Lacey get all this stuff done (an exam, shots, and her teeth done). And the vet that's coming out seems really nice, so that's a relief.

    So I guess, if you feel like it, think me and Lacey good thoughts tomorrow around 2 in the afternoon! We'll appreciate it. :)
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        04-24-2011, 09:03 PM
    Don't be too worried in advance! Just relax and see what the vet says. I'll pray for you both!
        04-24-2011, 09:04 PM
    I'm sure everything will go fine. Good luck, Lacey!
        04-25-2011, 02:27 AM
    Good luck and everything should be fine, don't worry :)
        04-25-2011, 09:16 PM
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    The appointment went ok. :/
    On the bright side, she didn't find anything wrong with Lacey but Lacey was basically a massive jerk. She was good for most of it, but when it came time to float her teeth, oh man, she was having none of it. The vet ended up giving her a double dose of sedative and that STILL didn't knock her out enough to be ok with having the drill thing in her mouth. O.o So the vet is coming back on Friday (thankfully she's not charging me another trip fee, and she also didn't charge me for this first floating attempt) and she's going to try again with a different sedative.

    Other than the tooth floating fiasco, it went really well. The vet was really nice and she made sure she got all my questions answered to the best of her abilities. And she was really good with Lacey, she didn't push her more than she could handle and she had an admirably calm attitude about it, even when Lacey was being pretty crazy and scary.

    She's pretty sure that thing thing with Lacey's eyes is something congenital since it was apparently almost exactly identical in both eyes, so that makes me feel a whole lot better to know that she's not going blind or anything.
    Overall it was really good. She made a real effort to get to know Lacey and I and I feel good about giving her my money. :)

    Thanks for the good wishes/thoughts/prayers! I'm sure they were the thing that kept that poor vet alive! Haha
        04-26-2011, 06:32 AM
    Good job, Lacey! You gotta work on having your teeth floated, though

    Glad everything went okay. Some horses are absolute lunatics when they first have their teeth floated!
        04-26-2011, 06:45 AM
    Green Broke
    Good to hear it went well
    I know what you mean by the teeth, geeze when Buzz got his done he nearly bulked into a tree, scary stuff.
    She may have senstive teeth as well, that's what my dentist said aboout Buzz

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