Hey everyone! I'm back from Disneyland and I am SO glad to be home! Missy timed everything perfectly and managed to hurt herself in a huge snow storm we are having . . . the day before I left for vacation! Thank God I had that "go check on your horse" feeling and went with it! Oh, and not really dressed for it, away I went. I found Missy with a huge gash above her eye. It was so cold out, it didn't even have time to bleed. It just froze open. My poor little girl. I called the vet, and waited with her as long as I could until I had to leave her to go and pick my son up from school. I left her only to pick him up from school, drop him off at home, (he is only 12, but I knew it was too cold to have him outside), I lectured him on the rules at home, gave him cell phone #, etc. and threw on extra layers and ran back to wait for the vet, who said she would be out at 3:30. We have no real "barn" so Missy and I were out in the snow. Brrrrr. I knew she hurt, but at least she would eat. So, I just stood by her petting her and holding her, crying. I knew she needed stitches, it was that bad. And, I was afraid she had lost her sight. By the time the vet came, they sedated her and I had to stay on the other side as I could not watch. The first shot barely touched Missy, so she had to have a second and that really knocked her for a loop. Then we had a horse with legs like spaghetti! Great. I could not feel my fingers or toes at that point and they were beginning to really hurt. My barn owner had come out to help and I am go greatful for her and my vet because I wouldn't of made it through without them. Missy and I both needed them. Missy got her eye sewn up, she's going to be fine. Again, thank God. I, however, did not even get to stay to finish up helping with my horse and I feel just horrible about it. I was in such horrible pain that I had to leave and they finished for me. I cried all the way home. My fingers and feet felt like they were on fire. My feet feel like they have needles stabbing through them and are still extremely painful to walk on. And, yes, I still went to Disneyland this way. I managed to get frostbite! I was on codine the whole time. LOL. I'm just sick that I wasn't strong enough to stick it out and be with my horse the whole time though. I stayed 3+ hours in the snow with boots that weren't meant for the snow and what a mistake. I can't wait to see her again. I have purchased better boots now, I won't make that mistake again. We have so much snow now it isn't funny. Our trip? I'll post that in another post. The main thing here is that Missy will be fine and the vet said that she will be able to see. Her cut was 1/2 inch deep and over 2 inches long. We still can't figure out what she did. I'm just thankful it wasn't a half inch lower! Good to be home. I missed you all.