I wish I had better news, but it could always be worst right?
The vet came out this afternoon and we got Ms. Denali out of her stall. I've never seen her so worked up. EVER. We tired to take her into the arena, but she flipped out and the vet had to give her a little "cocktail" to help her calm down a bit and not injure her leg worse. We had to put her up against the wall to do that though, she freaked out over the needle. She's never done that before. Poor thing. She's a nervous wreck.
She's really lame, and in a lot of pain. She has swelling and pain around the lateral splint and superficial/deep digital flexors. The vet thinks there is a chance that she broke her splint bone, but that's only a chance and we won't know for sure until Wednesday when we do x-rays and sonograms.
Today she spent her first day on stall rest. She HATES, HATES, HATES it! She has a standing wrap on now, and I bought an ice boot instead of cold hosing it everyday. I have a stall guard that I put on for about half an hour today and I just stood in the aisle way hanging out with her. I can't leave it up and leave her alone. She'll try to go over it. She's a very determined girl.
The vet suggested looking into Pegasus Rehabilitation Center because they have a therapeutic pool and an underwater treadmill. She thinks that can help burn off some energy without her hurting herself more IF (key word IF) she is going to need to be on stall rest for a long time. The price online said $60.00 a day, so not as horrible as I imagined. Again, my thoughts are if I plan for this then I won't need it. She actually LOVES, LOVES, LOVES water so I bet she'd love the pool.
I went to Petsmart and bought a large ball that has holes in it, I stuffed it full of hay and carrots tonight and that seemed to keep her entertained for a few moments at least. She has every stall toy you could imagine, so I'm not sure what else to do to keep her occupied.
The vet will be back on Wednesday, so I'm hoping when she comes Ms. Denali is walking fine and back to her normal self. The vet did give her a shot of Reserpine which is a long acting sedative. It is suppose to last 30 days, so hopefully that will help take the edge off for her.
I wasn't planning on going to the barn tomorrow, but it seems like I'm going to be spending a lot of time out there now.