Lucky I wasn't barefoot!
I fed and covered the horses last night, like I do every night, and everything seemed normal and fine... Just as I was giving Mitch his final pat before I walked out the gate, he looked up and spooked at something, and jumped up... All of his weight ended up on top of my left foot, he then spooked at my reaction to his fat behind being on top of me, and twisted to get off, which of course hurt even more... AND ripped my shoe off my foot! I was wearing hiking boots that were done up properly... How the??
I immediately sat down on the ground and started taking my sock off as I could feel my foot swelling inside it, and as I took it off I saw a rather swollen and black and red foot... Oh crap. And man it hurt, boy did I have some choice words to say about it!
Poor Mitch didn't know what to do so he responded by coming over and trying to lick my foot better, it was a nice gesture and all but no thank you! So he then stood beside me and had his nose in my lap.. Then when I pushed him away he proceeded to stand there with his lips on my head until I hauled myself up and limped out of the paddock and back to the house.
Mum tried to make me pt my foot in the bath... Hell no! The pain just about had me pass out and vomit... Which is saying something considering I have Crohns disease and haven't ever passed out or vomited from the pain of that!
We ended up in the hospital, and the nurse didn't believe me when I said I had hiking boots on and not jandals... Do you really think I would be so stupid as to wear JANDALS around my horses? Yes, of course, because obviously I know nothing about how drawn to exposed feet horse hooves seem to be. -_-
It isn't broken, much to everyone's surprise, but it is rather swollen and extremely sore! I'm on crutches and I'm not allowed to put any weight on my foot (not that I can anyway!) and I've been given Tramadol and Panacode.
I didn't think it was too sore over last night, but when I got up to go to the bathroom it started BURNING, as if somebody had lit my foot on fire with gasoline, BURNING, and it kept burning for almost an hour after I elevated it again... Not keen on doing that again but I have to put my foot down so I can get to the jetsprints today! I'm on video duty, so I can sit down with my foot up for that, but I still have to get there first!
Imagine if I had been barefoot though! And I still can't figure out how on earth he ripped my shoe off my foot when it was a hiking boot, laced right up past my ankle!!
R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms