MAMA TESS UPDATE: THE FOUNDER WARRIOR WAS HERE…!


Monday, August 25th, 2014 | Filed under Mama Tess




But first, let me tell you that Hubby dragged me to to see the  ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ movie this weekend.  I did not want to go.

It was so much fun!  I was surprised!  I could equate almost all the characters to STAR WARS characters and that make it even more humorous to me.

So, if your significant other or friend or kid is trying to drag you to see it, GO!  Say, “Oh awlright… but you have to buy me dinner afterwards if I go…”  and then you win-win!

I did not want to see this... Hubby made me go.  I loved it!  Lots of fun!

I did not want to see this… Hubby made me go. I loved it! Lots of fun!

BE AWARE…

If the BoyScouts are selling this Caramel Corn near you, Buyer Beware!

It is addictive and you will eat the whole bag in one sitting.  I know.  I just ate an entire bag.  (I think I am going to feel really ill in about 15 minutes.)

Be aware, if you purchase this - highly addictive - you will eat it in one sitting!

Be aware, if you purchase this – highly addictive – you will eat it in one sitting!

MAMA TESS UPDATE!

Well, in spite of a reoccurring abscess that we are watching carefully, MT seemed to be very happy recently!  She has been dawdling around the place… I find here here and there.

Last Thursday I was home all day so I could check on her often.  I found her up by Finn, out by the ponies and up near the house.

After each jaunt, she’d take a nap and then repeat.

It was great to watch, for sure!

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Here she is by the pony pasture – she does this often.

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Here she is up by Finn – she also likes to do this daily…

FOUNDER WARRIOR CAME ON FRIDAY…

And then the Founder Warrior came on Friday.

Having her come is such a double edged sword.  The good news is that she has kept Tess going for a year now and is an expert at what needs to go and what needs to stay – she cuts away all the dead tissue and trims her in the most balanced way for her condition.

The bad news is that MT is always sore afterwards.

This kinda breaks my heart because I’d rather MT was moseying around the place than nursing her sore feet in the barn.

But, that is the price we pay for her to heal – all the way.

HER HOOF

Her left hoof looks awful but I think it looks worse than it feels to her because she hasn’t seemed sore on it  (- unless the FW comes and trims it…).

The good news about this picture is that there is ample blood on the outside of her left sole.  Yay!  That area is almost filled in completely.  The bad news is that there is still a deepish crevice that needs to heal on the inside of that left hoof.  You can see this, sort-of, in the  photo.

The right foot has a nagging drainage point that has almost grown all the way down to the toe.  Next time we trim it, we think it will have grown down to the toe and we will be able to open it up all the way and clean it out.

It has been 7 months since her surgery and the foot has not totally healed or grown out completely.  It will take a full year, based on how it has gone so far.

This is her bad foot.  As  you can see, the outside of her hoof is full of blood vessels and bleeds.  This is very good.  The other side of that toe area is still void of tissue and needs to grow in and populate with blood vessels.  Still, it isn't painful - once she recovers from the trim.  She walks around fairly well.

This is her bad foot. As you can see, the outside of her hoof is full of blood vessels and it bleeds easily. This is very good. The other side of that toe area is somewhat void of tissue and needs to grow in and populate with blood vessels. Still, it isn’t painful – once she recovers from the trim. She walks around fairly well.  This is all the area that was excavated in February straight through her hoof wall to her coffin bone just under her coronet band.  It has now grown down almost to her toe.

THE TOUGH PART FOR ME

The tough part for me is watching her recover from the pain of the trim.

The Founder Warrior really gets up in there and cuts out all the necrotic tissue and excess blech that is trapped up there.  Along the way, she disturbs sensitive tissue and ends up trimming away some of the good with the bad.

This is so hard for me (and for MT!).

A few days ago, MT was orbiting around the place…  Today, she is only up to eat and stretch her legs and then she is back down to rest her (throbbing?) feet.   However, she did insist upon standing on her Theraplate yesterday and today, so I know she is feeling better.  Tomorrow and every day thereafter, she will improve.

But, I still hate it.

We did the backs as well.

We did the backs as well.

SO, I GAVE US BOTH SOME CALMING MUSIC.

I had spoken to an Animal Energy worker and Communicator who wanted to work with Tess.  I figured, “Why not?!”

After their session (it was done without me participating – they met somewhere in the ethers), the woman emailed me and told me a bunch of stuff but also suggested I play different music in the barn – perhaps Mozart.

Hmmmmm.  I do always play the same thing down in the barn… a radio station, Country.

Maybe she is sick of it.  I am sick of it.

So, I got a cheapo CD player off of Ebay (no wireless or iPhone in the barn) and bought MT some used CDs.  I got Amadeus (a GREAT movie) and a CD that I love to play when I need to calm myself, “Dan Gibson’s European Spa”.

Today I played the Mozart for her on ‘repeat’.  I think she enjoyed it.  Tomorrow I will put in Disc 2.  The next day will be the Spa Day!  ;)

I got a cheapo CD player on Ebay (it looks like R2D2) and some used CDs of Mozart and Dan Gibson's European Spa for the barn.

I got a cheapo CD player on Ebay (it looks like R2D2) and some used CDs of Mozart and Dan Gibson’s European Spa for the barn.  I have a plastic bag over the CD player due to the dust that is everywhere all the time in the barn (and on my car).

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