The vet called with an update on Quilla. They got his blood tests back & his triglycerides are high. She said 214, but my blood values, say donkeys should be between 0.2 - 4.6. I'm assuming to get to my numbers you have to do some math with her numbers, but I don't know how. She said below 500 is much better than above 500, so that was good news.
She also said his glucose is still high, & they are soaking his feet in ice water 4 times a day. She said he seems to like it, so it's probably feels good. They are also giving him a little alfalfa hay, which she said he really seems to enjoy. I think he was fed alfalfa for at least 9 years before he came here, so I would imagine he is enjoying the change from plain old grass hay. She said he's eating & can now chew from side to side.
But his muzzle is still swollen, although she thought it might be a little less so today. They are giving him 1 IV bag a day with DMSO in it to hopefully take down the swelling & also some vitamin E. They seem to be a little puzzled on why his muzzle is still so swollen.
She will call again tomorrow with an update.
Last night I took Lucy & Jenny's soft ride boots off to wash & let them dry overnite. I didn't even think about feet being tender after wearing boots for awhile. Not a problem with Jenny, she is still staying in the pens at night. But Lucy was out all night. John had to go find her this morning & her feet really were sore. I looked at the bottoms & there were 4 or 5 places where she had stepped on rocks & caused little bloody marks, poor girl. John said she really was reluctant to walk back from Burroland. But once I put the boots back on her, she was ready to do again. In the future when I wash boots she will have to stay in a pen until they are dry.