Thursday, June 17, 2010

Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!

So... Things didn't go as planned. I should have known that when we took Denali out of her stall and she looked just as bad today as she did 45 days ago. I'm to start hand walking her 5 minutes a day, increasing 1 minute everyday up to 30 minutes. The vet will be back out then to re-check her suspensory, and if she still appears as lame as she was today then she's going to block it to make sure it is only her suspensory, and not something else. Pegasus in 30+ days if this goes well.

Then the vet did the x-rays of the "lump" I don't even have the energy right now to go find the old posts I did on it. Bad blogger, bad, bad, bad blogger. Anyway, the marking on her bone (where the shadow is) has changed a lot in the past 6 months and is getting larger. The vet mentioned something about it being a possible bone infection (not likely) a bone chip, or something else. She's sending the X-Rays to the Large Animal Hospital for a consult. I told her we need to do it ASAP if we are going to do surgery because my insurance is cancelled in August.

UGH! She's not in pain so as long as she's not in pain I'm fine with her sucking me dry. Her new show name that we WILL get to someday is Money Pit. Denali was a PILL for the vet even sedated. Denali managed to gash her leg open sometime last night so the vet (who I love) shaved it, cleaned it, and bandaged it. She said it looks like it's healing well, but to keep it covered. Seriously. Even in a stall my horse breaks herself! I now own a giant bottle of ACE to use for hand walking. I wonder if I can take some!

Road the Morgan Monster tonight, we went through our pattern and it went well the first time, then nada. We were both tired so I didn't push it. I used my black Back On Track pad and her back was awesome. I might just use that one on Saturday. When I was leading the Morgan in she snatched some of Nawler's hay. That was a bad move. Denali WAS PISSED!! She started slamming that board she moves up and down, and up and down. Pony not pleased.

Okay. It's late, and I'm tired. Just thought I'd ramble first.


Laura Maynard said...

Sorry to hear Denali isn't healing as well as you'd like. Sending jingles your way! Good luck and have fun at the show :)

Sydney_bitless said...

Oww. Poor girl. Ever tried Arnica gel? That stuff works amazing on swellings, arthritis and other injuries of that sort.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for all the leg troubles - poor girl and poor you. Glad at least that you have the Morgan to ride.

Beth said...

Damn it! I agree that about sums it up. I saw the title and wasn't sure I wanted to read it. Sending jingles!

Good luck on your show.

Drillrider said...

That's horrible news!! Hopefully though she will fully recover through all this and quit causing herself new injuries. Money Pit......(hee, hee)....good name!