Stall Rest Chronicles 20 Feb, Minor Mishap

Explanation. We have a horse on stall rest following colic surgery. This has taken over the blog. Mostly. [Begin]

Eighth week post surgery
Two weeks at clinic DONE
Four weeks of at-home stall rest DONE
One week of paddock rest DONE
Starting week 2 of four weeks of paddock rest
Still to go, four weeks pasture rest

Everyone is fine.

We had our first post-surgery medical incident. Milton nicked the front of his rear pastern while rolling. Hopped right up. Alarming amount of blood that stopped quickly. No discernible effect to belly, which was closely inspected.

Tapped one foot with the other while on his back flinging his feet about? Stepped on it while getting up? Stiff in his abs & hind end so he couldn’t get the leg out of the way in time? Who knows.

Foot was fine. Minimal swelling. No further bleeding. Bandage overnight to keep it clean.

I thought he was in a mood all morning. Sort of how when you are ill, you get tired, and you don’t handle setbacks as well as you do when you are 5 by 5. I could have been projecting.

In the afternoon, he pulled his minder all over the field.

Milton is fine. His people are a wee bit traumatized.


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