First Parker gets an abscess. So I'm soaking that twice a day everyday...which is a pain but it's almost gone now. Then Thursday morning I wake up and Parker is doing lip curls showing low grade pain and laying down. Not thrashing or rolling or looking at his belly...just very low grade. So we haul him to a new vet (new to the area...heard this guy was great) and the vet's not there. He won't be in until 1 pm...which is a pain because I called the front desk and they said "Yes come on in." Come on in to what?!? If there's not a vet there?!? So the vet tech just whips my trailer door open without asking me and almost had a terrible incident because I hadn't untied his head yet. We get sent home with Ace and Banamine because Parker started nibbling grass there and the vet wasn't there anyway.
Lunch time rolls around and Parker is laying down more. The vet is there now...a vet's office with a vet there! Yeah! So we go back. Sure enough he is colicking...we tube him all that good stuff he has to stay the night. Well my other horse was due for teeth floating so when we go back the next day for Parker I schedule Aggie to get his teeth done.
Well the vet tech (yes the same one that almost killed my horse by opening the trailer door) grabs the lead rope and says "I'll take it from here." Well my horse HATES stocks and doesn't trust anyone but me because I've owned him for 14 years and nobody else has ever worked with him. The vet tech tries to get him in there twice and then does that stupid rope shake yelling back up thing. Now I'm pissed. This is a 16 year old horse with osteoarthritis in his hocks and stifles and ringbone...and he was just violently backed up on cement. I walk over there and grab the lead rope. Well the vet tech won't give it to me. He is CLINCHING THE ROPE! So I repeat give me my horse three or four times...and literally thought I was going to have to kick the guy in the nether regions to get my lead rope. He stormed off. The vet came out at just that moment apologized and said its a "liability" to have owners walk their own horses in the stocks. I told him either I walk my own horse in there or I leave. So he let me walk my horse in there. Which my horse just followed me without any problems. Got his teeth done. Loaded up Parker he was 100% recovered from colic.
Needless to say we won't be going to that vet again because of their policies...which is a shame because he did an excellent job on the teeth.
On to the family drama. It was my daughters 1st birthday Saturday. My husband's parents have been divorced for 3 years. His dad wanted to bring his girlfriend of one year. His mom through a total temper tantrum and said that was "disturbing news." We didn't want to get into it. We said the girlfriend was invited and it wasn't awkward at all for us. Well she didn't show up and my MIL and FIL didn't talk the whole party. So immature.
Anyway...yesterday we relaxed.
What a weekend.
Kudos if you read that. I just had to rant.