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DECEMBER RIDING WAREHOUSE DIVIDEND!
Well, we didn’t do so well during December. I’m guessing that you all were purchasing presents for others instead of yourselves. Me, too! ;)
But, as we say, ‘every little bit helps’! So, the BF is now a bit richer from your purchases.
BODHI’S OWIE POPPED!
I so wanted this to simply heal up and be easy… but it wasn’t so.
(To read about Bodhi’s injury, click here.)
Yup… the usual vet came by on Friday and pulled the drain. I wasn’t there.
As an aside, I love a vet who will come out and fix your horse, even if you aren’t there. Love that. Thank you, Mike.
Anyway, he pulled the drain and said it looked pretty good!
Well… he didn’t say it looked pretty good, he left a note written on roll paper that was stuck to my hose holder.
So, when I fed on Friday night, I felt pretty good about things…
ON SATURDAY I fed in the morning, and his wound looked weepy and swollen. Later that night, it looked worse.
ON SUNDAY… this actually happened…I had my headlamp on because I had to feed early. I was shining the light right on his side while feeding him because I was looking at the wound. Bodhi took a big sigh (because he loves his food) and it popped.
Boom! Plafffy plop! Fluid drained and it came apart like a zipper.
So, I called the vet.
He came out again on Monday and left another note written on roll paper and stuck to the hose holder. The note said that he thought it didn’t look that bad ‘considering…’ and that I should flush it daily and put an antibiotic cream on it.
And that is exactly what I’ve been doing – mostly. As you all know by now, my GO TO cream for just about everything is THE BALM! So, after feeding Bodhi near my hose with the appropriate nozzle spray, I schmeared the Balm all over the freshly flushed wound that day and every day since.
*I also had a tester of Emu Oil. I didn’t really want to use it because I felt badly for the emu. The only way to get Emu Oil is to kill the emu. I’d rather find a friendlier method of healing my horse than Emu Oil. But, I did have the sample so I also used that in there today. We’ll see if there is any difference. Of course, one day probably won’t show anything… Emu Oil is supposed to be a skin and healing wonder drug… But again, for me, I’d rather not use a product that takes the life of another being.