Lily Is Home!

The vet’s office called me on Saturday to see if I wanted to come and pick up Lily. It was close to closing time and they would be gone, but I would be able to get into the barn. I just had to make sure it was locked up again. Also it is convenient that my vet happens to live right next to his practice. He was actually working on spreading some gravel on the drive with his Bob Cat. So he stopped and talked to us about Lily after we got her in the trailer. The tests have been sent to I think Tennessee. That kind of surprised me because sometimes tests go to Kansas State University which is the main veterinary school here in Kansas. But they don’t do the Cushing’s test there. I can’t remember now what the name of the University was now. I won’t know anything for five to seven days. Ugh! I want to know something now!

My vet did call the farrier he uses a lot but had to leave a message and hadn’t heard back from him yet. He is a good farrier and is always busy and hard to get a hold of. If I don’t hear from him by Tuesday I will have to get a hold of my farrier’s replacement. My regular farrier is semi retiring and a younger, and I must say very good looking, (hehe!) who is just learning will be taking over for him. He has been to the schools and worked with my farrier a lot so I am hoping he will be as good. Lily does need to be trimmed pretty badly and I think my vet wants some sort of pads put on her front feet.

I did get a video of the homecoming and this is my very first attempt to put a video on a post. I am hoping it will work. Hubby and I were having a bit of a conversation. I was going to try and edit it out, but I am not sure how to do that and I decided it is part of the video so bare with me. πŸ™‚

I checked the preview and it worked! πŸ™‚ I am so happy. I hope you all like it. And if you know horses and have any suggestions, I would love to hear from you.

I think Lily may have celebrated a little too much. This morning when I went out to check on her, she was laying down again. When she got up she was pretty gimpy again. She was on a stall mat the whole time she was a the vet’s. I think that helped her a lot. Our ground is pretty chewed up and kind of rough. Although, since it was in the upper 60s yesterday, and quite wonderfully nice, the ground was a bit softer than usual. And I have only Bute in pill form and has to be broken into small pieces or crushed and put in with the grain. I even put in a little molasses which normally the horses love. But, Lily as before decided there was something in her food that she doesn’t want. And it didn’t help that all the others wanted some too and kept interfering.Β  Diamond manged to get me bopped in the forehead because she was biting at Lily. Then as I took a swipe at her I managed to get some molasses in my hair. I will have to get some Bute in the paste form tomorrow if I can.

I will let you all know what I find out about the Cushing’s test. Until then:

Stay Safe and God Bless!

❀

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45 responses to “Lily Is Home!

  1. Actually she is doing MUCH better. I finally was able to get her to eat some bute in a little grain, molasses and the secret ingredient-warm water. God must have been talking to me that day. The thought popped into my head, I tried it and she snarfed it down. For two days straight. When I went out to halter her she run off! A little slower than usual, but she was much improved. She wasn’t as reluctant to follow me either. Even as I walked her over our gravel driveway. She was a little slower, but definitely better. I got her brushed off and let her nibble at some grass, not much, while I waited on the farrier. She was bright eyed and looking around interestingly and sniffing the cat. I could tell she was feeling much better. The farrier texted me and said his regular job called him in and he would try and come tomorrow afternoon now. He will be full time farrier on April fools day. Oh well, such is life. Thank you for the information on the boots. It sounds like they may not work on either Lily or Diamond. They both have roundish hooves.

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  2. It gets a little worrisome. Especially when they start burning right before dark, but it does make some fascinating and beautiful pictures. They were burning to the west of us and the breeze was out of the NE so my prayers were for the people and animals in that direction. πŸ™‚ But the breeze lightened up and the fires burned at a decent pace. At least in my opinion. I will get the post on today. I decided to wait and see if I could get some night pictures. And I did!

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  3. Boots have their pros and cons. They work pretty good in the summer when the mud doesn’t suck them off. I like the velcro type Mac boots rather than the straight up plastic ones that you have to arm wrestle on. None of them are exactly easy though, but they save a lot of money and they work if you aren’t riding long distance. But they are worthless on round footed horses like my draft crosses. If your mustang has a short super round foot they won’t work. They don’t make them for that size. They are developing a trail boot that’s tougher and more user friendly. Hallelujah, lol. How is Lily doing today? Any improvement on the soreness?

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  4. Thank you. I do get a little wound up sometimes. Runs in the family. I have tried boots for Diamond, but don’t seem to have luck finding just the right size. I am still looking though. And I think I am going to try boots for Lily too. Or maybe I will just keep the pads and shoes. Our rocky ground is gravel roads. Lately the rock has been big chunks too.

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  5. Thank you. People are burning around here now and I got a couple of videos of the fires right next to us. I am going to get them on my blog. Hopefully tonight.

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  6. I have the a lot of problems with rocky ground where I live. I’ve had horses that can go along no problem and then some that can’t go three steps without shoes even if I ease into it and use easy boots for months. Some horses just don’t have the genetics for barefoot (in my humble opinion) and that’s in my crazy rocky ground. Spring is the worst for me too. The wet that can then go to super dry in a week. It’s abscess city. Anyhow, you’re doing the best you can do and that’s all that anyone can ask. You’re baby is going to be alright. Some bute, some shoes, a little less grass and things will work out. I’ve been there trust me.

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  7. We joke now and then about moving to New Zealand. I think the weather there is supposed to be pretty nice all year round. And no humidity. But Kansas is my life time home. I have been to San Antonio in August and I was not a happy camper. Too hot for me. I guess now I will have to say stay cool! πŸ™‚

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  8. Well thank you! I was more worried of how my voice sounds. I always thought it sounded too deep for a woman. I would love to hear your accent. Hubby doesn’t want to come to Canada in June. I don’t know if I could make it since I may have an expensive horse to take care of now. I am still a little hopeful. We’ll see. πŸ™‚

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  9. I’m ready to move, but my husband is a home grown Dallas boy. We’ve been transferred twice, out-of-state, and came back.

    I hate the humidity. The older I get, the harder it is to manage, especially during stormy seasons.

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  10. I hope so. I don’t ride enough to justify the cost of shoes. And I have never had to put shoes on my old mare when we ride. Her feet must have been really tough. Unless the rocks were just terribly big, she could go right along without a limp or stumble. But if that is what it will take to keep Lily sound and pain free, it will be worth it. Especially if I do get her harness broke and can learn to drive. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your input. My Diamond who is my riding mare has bouts with founder if I am not diligent on keeping her off grass at the wrong time. She is a little sore too, but not near as much as poor Lily. I HAVE to make myself keep them off grass for good even when it is dry. And especially as long as we have protein tubs out for the cows.

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  11. My book WordPress, the Missing Manual helped. And I seen a place on my admin page about videos. Now I can’t remember how I found it. You can probably check the tutorials and walkthroughs.

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  12. I think you will find the pads will go a long way toward pain relief, especially if she’s having bouts of laminits. The fact that she got so sore just from running around one day on hard ground really makes me think that’s your primary issue. The good news, it’s a relatively easy fix. You might even be able to ease back to just shoes (no pads) on the front end eventually.

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  13. I am so glad I finally figured out how to get a video on. I had to upload it to Youtube, then get a code and put it in a post. At first I didn’t think it got to youtube. It took about a day to get there.

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  14. I am anxious. I was hoping for an instant anwer. I am one of those I want it now! people. But I am trying to be patient. We don’t have a barn or stalls here. Just sheds and open pens and paddocks. I did get a hold of my farrier and he is coming out Thursday morning to put rubber pads and shoes on. We do have some trailer mats, but need them in the trailer right now. My farrier did suggest setting her off separate on some flatter ground for awhile until we can figure things out. I am thinking about doing that. Lily is moving slowly again and back to laying down a lot. Thank you for your thoughts and concerns. πŸ™‚

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  15. Our dogs are the same. At least the big ones are. I am ready for winter to be done. And glad it is finally spring. I just hope we have a long spring. Not just jump into summer. πŸ™‚

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  16. It always feels good to get them home again. I’m sure you are anxious to hear the results of the test and what is really going on. If she is doing that much better just from stall rest, pads may be a huge relief for her. We’ve used pads on a gelding in our barn before with very good results. Hoping for good news for you.

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  17. It snowed about four inches here last week. My Lab kept wanting to go outside and play in it. She rolled, like the horses, ate bites of it and ran in circles. We’re stir crazy here; so ready for winter!

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  18. I love to watch them in motion. Especially on a day where the weather has made a change for the better. They leap in the air, kick and run about. Even our cows and calves will play on a nice day. It is especially funny to watch a pregnant cow play! πŸ™‚

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  19. She was still a little touchy on her front feet, but not as bad. The pad in the stall helped a little I think. The next day she was quite a bit more sore. I am anxious to hear what the results of the test are and see how I will proceed from there. πŸ™‚

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