Tuesday, 12 April 2011

What a Relief!!

Back from an exhausting day of work !! :-( . Wish I could of gone to check up on my boy but unfortunately I worked basically the whole day and the barn is literally an hour away from me!!   I know what the hell am I thinking having a horse an hour away from me, but the barn is pretty nice and a good price so my goal is to move closer to him, which should be soon lol ;-P.
Anyway I went to Apollo yesterday, walked him around, cleaned his stall and groomed him. The barn manager told me that the vet was in de-worming everyone and was concerned about Apollo's foot and will be calling me to talk to me. Well well well... Mr. Vet I won't be needing your x-ray bullshit or any expensive testing to see what's wrong with my horse because to my relief HE HAS AN ABSCESS!! phew... literally phew! lol
Honestly when I un-wrapped his foot and saw the pus, I literally thought " Thank god, that it is just a silly infection!! and nothing serious " So now the boy can, well HAS to be on turnout since the walking will help drain the infection and someone HAS to be there every day soaking his foot in Epsom salt to help drain it as well. Thankfully  I have lovely boarders at the barn that are willing to help out anyone if they can't make it to the barn or can't take care of their horse, so phew! I will probably get this lovely boarder maybe a $50 buck gift certificate to a tack shop, since she has a horse as well and she is always willing to help me out (she's my barn angel lol )
I will probably contact the vet just to get antibiotics for him and get him healed faster  (last time his abscess lasted 3 weeks!!!!) and so I can get back into riding and concentrating on showing this summer!!!!! Woohooooo.
Will be going up to the barn tomorrow to walk him and soak his foot. YAY my horse is OKAY!!! :-D

44 comments:

  1. On a much smaller scale, when my cat got sick, and the vet found an infected abscess hidden under his fur, it was a relief to me too. So, yea, abscess is good news!

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  2. Good to catch the updates

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  3. Glad your horse is okay! Nothing better than a sense of relief.

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  4. good to hear your horse isn't too bad, i know how vet bills can drain your cash. Your slideshow is cool, the scenery looks really different from here in LA.

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  5. must be a good life being a boarder. ;)

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  6. Hope that abscess clears up ok. Sounds like a pretty interesting job.

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  7. Good to hear, hope he stays healthy.

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  8. "Well well well... Mr. Vet I won't be needing your x-ray bullshit "

    LOL!!!

    KC

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  9. I chuckled at the X-ray bullshit line. Luckily my little boy has never had any problems like this, although he has gotten Thrush once or twice. I hope Apollo feels better.

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  10. Ahahah that xray thing, I get it all the time!

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  11. Another great post! keep up the good blogging!

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  12. Good to know that your horse is doing ok.
    Please check out my blog too!

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  13. its good to hear the horse is OK ! keep up the blog

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  14. Thank god your horse is fine now....pray for its good health

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  15. Yay for the horse, you're so nice.

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  16. Thankfully he's got something minor that's easy to take care of. Also good idea to pay back those who help from the kindness of their heart. More people need to do that.

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  17. your posts are very interesting. and thanks for keeping everyone updated so often. look forward to more each morning.

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  18. wow, that's a big relief, glad to hear it's okay

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  19. Good informations ! Thanks !

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  20. cool blog looking forward to upcoming post

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  21. Glad to hear it. Good post!

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  22. very aestetically pleaseing blog. im impressed. followed :)

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  23. Hope that abscess clears up - nice read.

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  24. Good to hear good news! I'm happy everything is OK now.

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  25. Good read ! Hope your horse is will be fine

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  26. good news! funny thing you are planning to move for your horse )

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  27. I always look at videos of abscesses online. It's great.

    You know what I mean. ;)

    +1

    Nice blog.

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  28. An hour to get to the barn? So that's 2 hours of driving to see your horse, it's obvious you love him very much

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  29. Sorry to hear the barn is so far away!

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  30. That's some crazy devotion to your horse!

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  31. it sucks that a good deal has to be so rare, that it is more worth it to move closer to your horse. But, you gotta do what you gotta do, and since you love your horse, it is totally worth moving!

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  32. hope your can ride again soon.

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