Back on Meds

Oh this horse…

❤ Sable

Back on the 17th I told y’all she was doing much better, and that she was pretty much 100%
Yeah, well…
I spoke too soon.
Her tmj (temporomandibular joint) swelled up over night to the size of a grapefruit, and she was having trouble eating again.
So, I put a call in to the vet…we discussed how the antibiotics had previously made a huge difference, how she had been doing much better, and how it had come back.
And so, back on the meds Sable went.

Today is the last day of an 8 day course, and I’ve been playing telephone tag with her vet to figure out what our next step is.
Whether she’s going to get more antibiotics (the swelling has gone from grapefruit to small mandarin orange size) or have her teeth floated and then more antibiotics…
I don’t know.

What I do know is my poor sweet mare is just so over getting needled every day.
Even with rotating injection sites, she’s had enough…
So as frustrated as I am with this whole thing, I have to remember that she’s the one getting poked and prodded and needled, and that it’s wearing on her.
And she still needs her teeth done.

Remember how I said waaaaay back, earlier this year, that I planned on buying a new (to me) camera? That I was setting a little money aside here and there from projects I was doing?

All that money has gone into the Palomino Princess.
Once the emergency fund took the hit, the next amount of money had to come from somewhere.
Dang horses.
I swear, one day, I’ll have a new (to me) camera.

But for now, we’ll just work on getting Cinder-Bella healthy.


5 thoughts on “Back on Meds

  1. shutterbug says:

    Sympathies! My horse had gotten the bastad form of strangles and I needled her for 4 months! It was long and arduous and she was so tolerant…it didn’t help my guilt of having to poke her all the time.


    • WolfSong says:

      Ugh. I just read up on bastard strangles…how awful. 😦
      Yeah, my feeling bad about jabbing her doesn’t help, and as the meds work and she feels better, she gets curmudgeonly about getting poked.
      Thankfully, we humans have been able to redeem ourselves a wee bit with a crunchy apple snax every now and then.


  2. Comedy Plus says:

    I’m so sorry. I figured all was well. I hope you can kick this issue to the curb and soon. Sorry about all your camera money, but I’d have spent it the same way.

    Have a fabulous day and scritches to Sable. ♥


    • WolfSong says:

      Yeah, I’ll whine about the camera money, but there was never any doubt that if one of the animals needed treatment above the emerg. fund that it would get used there instead.
      Healthy animals first, then new toys. 😉

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  3. anne leueen says:

    Horses! I hope she will turn the corner soon.


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