the vets are here...xraying, cutting, xraying, cutting. xraying and cutting some more. he has severe laminitis and a deep fungal infection of all feet. ryan and eryk cleaned out the new goat area and hauled over wheelbarrows full of fresh, dry hog fuel....this will be pop's new home for awhile...a very soft surface for his very sore and newly trimmed feet. the great thing about this, with the windows open, he can visit with the other horses in the barn at night and finally after many long years, actually have some company.
two things made me incredibly sad today...i was talking to mo early and i said i did not like that other stall for him because it is so small..if he lays down, he might not have enough room to get up again. mo said...carol...that horse has not been able to lay down for probably 7 years of more. oh...he couldn't even lay down to take some pressure off of those painful feet, how horrible.
the second thing that made me sad was when i was talking to the vet...he said..he remembered seeing this horse many years ago..different owners but the same property. i asked..well at least were they good to him? did someone at least care for him many years ago?...the vet just looked at me and simply said no.
some lives i guess are just an emptiness of nothingness for their whole life long...so sad.
i asked the vet if the spca knew that pops was coming here?...he said they did and were happy for him so that is good.
all of us are happy that pops is here and getting the care that he needs....however...pops probably thinks being rescued totally sucks. i hope we can change his mind on this.
he is not out of the woods yet....the vet said there is great danger with the massive trimming and the severe laminitis involved that pops could lose one or more of his hooves in the next month or so...if he does...he will have to be put down.