Saturday, March 15, 2008

Fade into......good

Hi All, sorry to keep you in suspense this week it was another trying one.
Besides Tank and his issue , wee one decided to get the stomach virus thing complete with projectile vomiting. FUN....

After several calls and consults with my vet he made it out Friday night and Tank has ulcers in his mouth from sharp tooth that turn to cellulitis.
His jaw is mighty swollen and actually abscessed and ruptured out the back of his throat, Gross to say the least. Unfortunately my vet also had the stomach thing and Friday was the earliest he could possibly make it.
After tranquilizing Tank twice, (tells you how painful it was) we were able to power float his teeth and hopefully fix it. He gave him a whooper shot of antibiotic and now we hope for a quick recovery. On the bright side he thought he looked great and said his teeth are in remarkable shape for his age, and that he should live forever! grin.....

I had Harley's teeth done as well and got him a good check up and all his vaccines and such before his boot camp departure. He was in good shape and just needed a little seat put on his teeth for the bit. After the visit my poor vet got his truck stuck in the mud here and then we promptly got our truck stuck trying to rescue him, four wheel high and all! So..... off to the neighbors to borrow a tractor to get us all out. Have I mentioned how much I love winter here??

Today I managed to get the horse trailer out without getting stuck by the grace of God I am sure. I am proud to say Harley has finally made it down to boot camp. He looked so surprised when I put him in that unfamiliar stall. His training starts tomorrow! Tank is crying his big ole head off out there and pacing the fence. Tomorrow , if it doesn't rain again.... I am going to make him a new little temporary paddock that actually has grass and turn him out in it to rest my pasture for a month.
Things are looking up folks I can feel it! This week is the scope and hopefully that will turn up good as well, fingers crossed . Thanks for listening as always.... Happy trails!

3 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

YAY! Glad to hear that Tank is OK. I was worried about him, and YOU, and was just about to leave you a "Knock knock, anyone home?" post! Hope Wee One is better, and stops with redecorating with vomit. I HATE those bugs....

Big Rubs to Tank from the Southland, and let us know how the scope goes! Sending warm thoughts your way!

Kathy C said...

Good news that Tank is on the mend, and interesting stuff. I am always learning in this life with horses.

We had all our shots etc done last week with our horses, and I was going to wait until May for the floating. With Catfish a bit thin, I am going to float three this week.

Gecko said...

Haha...isn't wet weather fantastic! May all the bugs leave and your trailers and vehicles remain UNSTUCK!