Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jackie & John

When I talked to Laura, she filled me in on what has been going on with Jackie the last few months.  He's had quite a time, hoof puncture, abscess, then foundered on the opposite foot, & now he's "blessed" with a nasal discharge that isn't getting any better. 

Poor guy, he just looked miserable.  We talked about what he's fed & general care & maintenance.  Unfortunately where they live, makes where we live look like the inner city.....!!!!  That means there is one vet within 60 miles & not that many trimmers either.  

Laura, Tio, John, & Jackie

The vet is suppose to come out next week & do some tests to hopefully figure out what is going on & what to do to help him be more comfortable.

We might have to put Daisy & Frijolita moving farther into the boonies on hold for awhile.  At least until his infection is cleared up.  Since both of them have health problems, Frijolita is Insulin Resistant & is also a little pig when it comes to eating, so she has to be fed by herself.  Daisy of course has Cushings, so we'll have to make sure their needs are taken care of.  SIGH...!!!!

I think we're finally turning the corner on winter weather.  Last night was 18 degrees, but the weatherman "promises", 80 degrees by the week-end.  Hope he's right. 

1 comment:

Patti said...

He looks a bit like a Cushing's poster child.
Might also think along the lines of copper and iodine. - trying something like Source Focus Hoof.