Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vet Visit

Just to update you all on my visit today to Buddy's vet. I appreciate all of your kind words and prayers concerning his welfare.

Things could have gone better, there was more rotation of the canon bone which isn't good but there were other factors that were more positive. He was standing under himself better resting his back feet which puts more weight on his front feet and that was a good sign. He hadn't had any bute before we went down as the vet didn't want any false impressions. He was turning fairly well on the hot top both ways and didn't flinch as much when they used the pinchers to squeeze his feet. Now on a scale of one to ten with ten being the worst and one being the best the vet felt he was at a seven which was disappointing but it could have been worse. He trimmed his toe off very straight and put heavy insulation pads back on and I will continue to do that. He wants to see him again in 10 days unless I feel he needs to be seen before then. We will continue the ice soaks three times a day, no green grass or grain and daily turnouts on the sand.

That's about it. I did much better this time and didn't get all teary and mascara running down my face! :o) I think the vet was relieved with that! lol! He is being guardedly optimistic with this whole thing but not giving me false hopes either.

Thanks again for all your kind thoughts and comments, it sure means a lot to me!!!! :o)


PEA said...

As you said, it could have been worse news and it's not time to give up on Buddy yet:-) Is that a picture of your vet?? He is a cutie! hehe xox

Susie said...

Buddy sounds like he's a fighter. I know how hard this has to be to witness. Be strong and know your friends care.

Myrna said...

Bless your heart! I know it is hard to watch Buddy hurting. Sounds like you and the vet know what you are doing. Hope he shows improvement at the next visit.

Tonya said...

I know you and we were hoping for a LOT better news but I am glad to hear that it wasn't all bad news and there were some good signs. Maybe Buddy just needs some extra TLC for a while and he knows just where to get it - LOL!
Glad to hear you held up ok too! Of course if that's the vet, then I wouldn't mind crying on his shoulder - ha ha!!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Glad he's doing better.

palmtreefanatic said...

well, glad to hear he is doing better and things seem to be more under control, including yourself;)
have a nice relaxing evening!

BarnGoddess said...

poor Buddy!

it sounds like you have a good vet. that always helps.


I hope Buddy gets better asap.