First off, I love love love how my Blackberry camera took this photo at Dusk. Doesn't it remind you of a painting with the golden glows...seems like I can see the paint strokes! Just love it!
Well, last Monday we were supposed to have our 3rd round of xrays, but the Vet decided better to wait until this coming Tuesday (Nov 10th). Instead he pulled some blood work, which showed signs of improvement since Oct 20th's last draw, which is great news! Still not where he should be, but hey, Laz is healing and showing signs of improvement.
That being said, today, it seemed that he did hurt a bit. We change out his funky Styrofoam shoes/duct tape/padded heel bulb with maxi pads combo daily. We do this in the cross ties for a couple of reasons. One, it allows us to clean, re-fluff, re-bed his stall without him having to breathe that dust. Two, it allows Lazarus time out of the stall for about an hour, while we unwrap, groom and re tape/wrap, etc. While he was standing without his padded 'shoes' he seemed to me, today, a little more shifty. He shifted his weight a little more than normal. Now, he did pop through his padded 'shoes' from the night before so maybe that had something to do with it. It just makes my heart sink to know we are not out of the woods with this awful ride of Laminitis. I hate laminitis. I hate that my boy is in any pain. I just pray, pray, hope, wish, and beg and plead that his xrays on Tuesday show signs of improvement, or stability...and not that he is continuing to rotate in his back legs.
The good news is Lazarus attitude remains upbeat, and spunky. He was a cuddle monkey today, burrowing his head into my chest allowing me to rub his ears, eyes and cheeks. He also attempted to 'groom' me while I was rubbing his withers and back. Do you allow that? It's so damn cute but I don't like to have his teeth grinding into my back so I shoved him off continuing to rub and scratch and he just licked his sweet little lips and stood there and enjoyed. He is so precious to me, I wish I could guarantee him a good pain free life for his future. I guess I can, day by day, for now.
Happy to have him eating, drinking almost like normal...very close to it. He lost about 100 lbs in 1-1/2 weeks, so he is slowly gaining it back. You can see his funky duct tape/Styrofoam shoes in this photo, along with his quilt wraps/bandage wraps, which I must say I'm becoming quite good at! Like usual, I just love him in lime green!
I mean, can you stand the sweet camel lip trying to analyze if my camera/phone was a carrot? Love you Laz!