Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm afraid we may be on our final watch with Pepper.  He didn't come in this morning, found  him down in the wash disorientated.  He was actually on his good side, sitting up on his breast, so it was a little different than his normal M.O.  

He finally got up by himself, but wouldn't put his right rear leg down, that's the one with the cracked hip.  Finally started putting it down although he was still walking on the other 3.  

Took John a long time to get him to the pen, but once he was there he wasn't interested in either his mush or hay.  When John was leading him in he would stop & act like he was choking, then stand for a few minutes & walk maybe 5 or 6 steps, stand for awhile, & go thru the whole process again.

He isn't interested in eating anything even watermelon, he has drainage from his nose & mouth, not a lot, but that isn't normal.  

In the spring the equine dentist found an area in the roof of his mouth about the size of a quarter, kind of grey & spongy looking, said it probably was a tumor.  I'm wondering if it has grown & is causing him problems?  Or something else?  Sure wish we hadn't lost our mobile vet, I really don't want to have to haul him if at all possible.

This morning we hauled Gus to the vet to check out the oozy sores on his leg.  Actually this morning I found some places on his front leg, I would imagine from him laying down & touching the legs together.  

This is what it looked like this morning.  The vet thinks it might be bacterial, did a couple of scrapes for the lab, cleaned it up, antibiotics, wrapped & home we came.  I don't know how long it will take for the tests to come back, but I hope this takes care of it.  

Cisco's is completely cleared up.  Guess we won't ever know if it is the same thing or not.  

1 comment:

Simply Marvelous said...

Ohhhh ... such a worry. Hoping that things improve. It is so difficult when things aren't going right.