With a big Smile……
I really am relieved….. The vet has gone with it and actually put up 16 days of pain relief for Wish! Funnily enough it pure Bute…. Good drug that one I know as when I first started the arthritis that’s what they had me on 🙂 Then it got banned for use in humans but has been the last resort really in the equine world for many a year.
Horses are tested as ‘3 legged’ ones ( slang for a 4 legged one so lame they can hardly move) have been known to win races and also cross-country events so it’s a very good pain drug.
It’s also an anti-inflammatory.
Today she has been out for a while and did walk out but them back on her knees. Her back end is a lot freer and
moving better but the front just needs a little more time and help to get her back to being my Wish again.
I know we wont get her completely sound but we do have a hope that e can get her totally comfortable and back to having a real quality, be it slow, of life
Mind if the bute does as good as it can do she will be sprinking about as good as Alba and Bre 🙂 Hey I can hope 😉
Lets hope eh?
I have this scale I work to… The writing comes on the wall but it’s not lit up…. then its lit…. and then it flashes…. then it flashes neon. I think wish has the light on but it aint flashing and its no longer neon but the bute is an unknown result…. See folk don;t keep sheep to old age this way;-)
I asked several vets how long do sheep live and they never been able to tell me. I googled it and there is an 18-year-old (or was when I googled it) Wish can never make that age but i am messed up my self just now and honestly I don;t feel strong enough to lose her. She is my big woolly comfort rag I guess.
Hey I might have put this one before, but I love this one.
Wish pulls some of the best faces a sheep can pull, lol. She is one hell of a sheep. Hey i could be bias 😉
What made my day is I took Alba’s bottle over and some custard creams and cus the bute is known to be bitter I also took a handful of nuts so if necessary I could put the powder on that to get her to eat it if she didn’t the creams…..
Didn’t need to worry, put it on the custard creams and she ate it no worry. Gave them the nuts anyway and …
She got up and was standing to eat them! It’s a small step but I feel like I have lost a huge weight off my shoulders….. We may not win but it wont be for a bit of time and I can get used to the idea I guess…Yeah like that s going to happen but you know what I mean.
Checked Flower and am on low-grade foal watch. All the symptoms are coming in but we weren’t quite there yet as the muscles have relaxed but not fully on her back end and she hasn’t waxed up but its a dark and stormy night…… really wet… really windy and they have been known to foal in this kind of weather.
The little foal (I have called him Clyde as his mum is called Bonnie and I know it was predictable but….) I am trying to befriend. He hasn’t had much handling but he is finding me curious….. I use this keep gently trying to get closer but bent over (man that hurts;-) )and he is starting to come to me a bit but then bottling out before close enough to sniff a hand. We get there… got till december to do it lol.
He will darken and go black in time, lol. I love his forelock cus its just a little top knot for now lol.
I am trashed today you know….. I phoned the dentist about this jaw as I was thinking a possible abscess as you know . Couldn’t get an appointment for 12 days. I sort of said I didn’t think it could wait that long if at all possible so they said phone the doctor. Managed to get an appointment as well.
Went in and yep there is a fair bit of swelling but I don;t have a temperature. That sort of rules out the abscess as far as they are concerned so no antibiotics . I rang the dentist back as it does hurt even with the oxy’s and thankfully can be seen on Monday.
Even though I so hurt today but really feel like a ten ton weight has been lifted….. You folk and your hopes, prayers and thoughts really helped. I know we have just delayed the inevitable but if the bute works that might be months away and well that will give me time to feel stronger eh? The biggest downside of arthritis is pain… and the pain brings you down. I really try to not let it but with Wish being so bad I just felt so weak as a person for a min.
Much better now…..and sorry about the gloom of yesterday.
Right I don;t know if this is gong to work but will edit it out if it doesn’t. It’s just a picture show of Alba from 6 days to 3 months and …. well the music isn’t too good but it does comply with copywrite 😉
I couldn’t get it to work but this should take you to it… I will work out how to actually put iton…
Sorry you have to high light it and put it in your browser.. I am not very very computer savey but will learn I promise.
You all take care though before I go get your coats and we shall go check Flower so I can decide am I sleeping tonight, lol.
Oh and I must remember to take the mtx this week as the bones clearly do need it…..