Vet is coming out tomorrow, when i called him and told him about Phoenix's symptoms he seems to think he knows what it is. He didn't exactly say "yes, this is what it is..." but he hinted that there's some virus going around and once he's checked the horse over he knows what to give him to make him feel super and well again.
I'm glad i called my regular vet instead of going with the one my friend used, her vet went around in circles for 6 weeks before the horse even started to improve.
I went to check on him tonight and he seems less annoyed by the whole situation, he just seems tired, he yawned a lot. The BO turned him out in the round pen today and he kicked his heals up for a while so i guess hes feeling slightly better. I also got a chance to finish grooming him since he repeatedly tried to kick me yesterday when i was trying to clean his legs/fetlocks. I got a change to investigate the dried on mud and once i started pulling it away i noticed how bad the hair/mud/grossness smelled. I decided to cut away some of the longer hair to make removal of mud easier once he's back out in his normal field. i think tomorrow after the vets been i'll wash that area on his legs and let it dry when he's stalled. It just didn't smell good. I checked for wounds and didn't find any.