So, reading my blog lately is as exciting as watching paint dry.
Or staring at a leg in a bucket...
What happened to cause this abscess....I will find out.
In the meantime...it's still not surfaced, blowed (that's not a word!), popped, whatever you want to call it.
Poor Laz. He's moving 'ok' out in paddock, but when I halter him and walk him in, boy do the dramatics come out.
"MOM!!! In case you forget again...NO RIDES ME!!! I hurts."
As he gimps like the oldest man alive.
Yes, Laz...I know. I'm trying to help you. No riding, nothing. Promise.
This has been the extent of our life for the past 6 days;
Walk him into wash rack.
Clean all four feet, do minimal grooming if need be
Start with soak.
Epsom and Betadin, hot(ish) water.
A little encouraging that he swaps legs to rest onto bad while in bucket.
Massage, massage. Rubbing his hind, his back. Using my Masterson learned techniques (boy he loves that stuff). He goes into his big sighs, blowing his nose out, eyes flipping, licking.
At least he's comfortable during this discomfort.
Did I just say that? You know what I mean....
Apply lineament to aching (assuming) muscles
Use my potting skills to make a potter's bowl full of poultice onto his hoof.
Saran wrap it like an Xmas gift and put boot on.
**Easy boot now isn't fitting right and kept falling off, so he's currently in Barn owners Cavello which seems to be working out well.
Get molested for carrot nibs in my hoodie pocket
Staring contests with Mason...
Pudgie, ie Yoda, says "Heals all, Time will."
On to more online research...I did find some great websites/groups that I've learned a lot from already.
Here's a couple:
My gut is, something is/was/is up with his metabolic system.
Why he still has a false sole hanging on after a year and a half that won't shed on that one foot?
Why the abscess?...why now? What triggered it?
I also ordered some MOP to start a liver detox (slowly)
Talk about a doozy of a first horse.
Holy learning experience....good thing he's amazingly sweet/kind/handsome/everything I've wanted.
I love my OTTB