The Vet Appointment is Done, just waiting now on Results
Well, I'm going to sit here and type because I am an emotional mess and don't know what else to do. My Partee's appointment lasted 3 hours - very thorough! The vet was great, answered anything I wanted to know, was super kind to my mare and took the time it needed to get the appointment completed. No rushing. He was absolutely wonderful. However, during the exam, poor Partee fell from the pain when he touched her in one spot. Neither of us expected that! He had her leg up and she just collapsed. My heart just broke for her. He ended up blocking her hoof, which she took pretty well. By the way, she was really having a hard time walking today, worse than she's ever been. He explained everything so well. I know he did. But did I retain any of it? I felt like a deer in headlights I was so scared! Not of him, but of the outcome. Anyway, he numbed her hoof and we waited. If after the medicine took effect, and if she were able to walk noticibly different, then we would know that her problem lay in the hoof. We waitied and then he told me to start walking her. She had at least (in his words) a 90% change for the better. You could barely tell that she had a limp. So, now we know we have a hoof problem, maybe navicular? x-rays were next. We tried them without having to sedate her - no way. He gave her 1/4 of what he would normally give a mare and thank goodness he did because boy did it ever knock her for a loop! She was in la-la land right away. We got the best x-rays that he could for the best that she would co-operate. She is also very tender up her leg, so she may have secondary problems too. Now, I have about an hour to wait for the results. Oh, the waiting. My poor little girl. She was so cuddly when we were together. I zipped my coat up because it was cold out, she unzipped it. She is just that kind of horse. She'd never bite, but she will sure look in your pocket for a carrot!