The vet just left, & John is digging. Unfortunately he's getting very experienced at getting the hole just the right size.
The vet drew blood on Buddy Brat & Cisco & we decided to take both of them into the clinic, to have Buddy's sarcoid taken off his sheath. The clinic has a new freezing machine that Dr. Megan said would be perfect for Buddy's little match head size growth, but they don't take it into the field. And in order to get an endoscope done on Cisco, we have to go to the office, so we'll just take them both at the same time. She agreed that a lot of the swallowing problems Cisco is having could definitely be caused by being used as a roping donkey. And the endoscope might not even show anything even if they manage to get it down his throat, which might not happen.
Then it was on to Jenny for evaluation. I unwrapped her foot, & on examination, Dr. Megan said she could feel swelling clear up above the coronet, & that we had lost some of the hoof integrity on either side of the abscess area. There was very little doubt that the foot was not going to get better. I was surprised the material that I thought might be cartilage that was sticking out of her foot, was just more proud flesh. She said proud flesh on lower legs & feet, can behave in lots of weird ways.
Jenny was the first one that I couldn't stay with, we had just too much time & effort together, & she was still healthy & happy, just couldn't walk very good. John stayed with her & said he was petting & talking to her when she went down. She was going to be euthanized if we hadn't taken her 5 1/2 years ago, & she had over 4 years of relatively good life, so I guess I will have to be satisfied with that.
Good-bye my big girl.....!!