Friday, November 15, 2013

The Ups and Downs

Her leg was really swollen.

It was open just below the knee and bleeding.
Since receiving Dream we have lived through some ups and downs with her. To start with the ups, it is a wonderful blessing to have her on our property and to ride her freely. I so enjoy working with her, grooming her, spoiling her, and riding. For the downs, we came home one day about two weeks ago to find that she was just standing, which is extremely unusual for her, not even taking a few steps to come to the fence to greet us. I crouched down to look at her legs all the while coaxing her to come to me. I noticed that her left-front leg was open just below the knee. Being a first-time owner, I freaked out and called mom and dad. I jumped through the fence and was with her in a jiffy asking my sister to get water because I didn't know how long it had been since she had drunk since the water trough was on the other side of a hill. When I saw that her food wasn't even finished I became even more worried because Dream loves to eat. :D After we finally led her into a much smaller “pen” we called the man we got Dream from and the vet. The man we got Dream from came to our place to look at her wound and said that it was bad but not life-threatening. (THANKFULLY!) Two days later the vet came out and basically said the same thing. We got some medications for her from the vet too.

We gave her the medications twice a day for about a week and cleaned her wound daily in addition to putting in some stuff that's supposed to heal it up and some stuff to keep the flies away. It's been a lot of work and I hope it heals real quickly! Please pray because it isn't appearing to improve!

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  1. Oh no! That looks really painful! I will definitely be praying for Dream, and for you and your family as you care for her. Hopefully it heals quickly :D

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  2. Hello Bethany! I am sorry to hear about Dream having an accident but that does happen with horses. As far as the swelling goes, you could run cold water on it or make an icepack to put around it to help bring the swelling down. Keeping the wound clean is very important as you know. Things always take more time to heal than we like. Just be patient, give her lots of love, and she should get better. :)

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    1. Mom actually did put the ice pack on but thought that everyone would think that she was crazy! This is comforting to know that an experienced horse-woman suggested this! God bless!

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  3. that sounds bad
    I'm sorry i will be praying that your horse improves

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    1. Thanks! Your prayers are such a blessing!

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  4. Wow that would be hard. Sure I'll pray

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    1. Thanks! Your prayers are so needed and appriciated!

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  5. So sorry, yeah I sure would be sad B~( hehe like my smiley face?

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  6. I hope she gets better.
    Do you know what happened?
    (you might of said and I just missed it!)

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    1. The vet said that we will never find out. Horses are that way. But we have our suspicions!

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  7. I'm sooooo sorry everyone for not posting your comments yet!!! (or replying for that matter) I will as soon as possible. I've not been on my blog for quite a while. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. that is alright i understand
    you probably are busy epically with your horse i totally understand

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  9. i love/like your background picture it looks very nice!
    Rebekah R

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    1. Thank you. I took the pic at a rescued horse sanctuary where I volunteer.
      BTW, not trying to be nosy but is "Rebekah" and "Rebeka R." the same person?

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    2. yes
      unless there are two!

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    3. Got it! Thanks for actually still replying to my question! LOL :-D

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  10. i will be praying that your horse heals up!
    what a disappointment!

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    1. Thanks! Your prayers are so appriciated!

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  11. That's so sad! I hope she's better now!

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    1. She has improved but is at the point where she will never totally heal unless there is a miracle. The good this is that we can at least ride her at a walk.

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