My friend, Maryann, and I were supposed to go up and watch part of the second day of the clinic but when I got to the barn I found PJ with a swollen leg. Instead, I spent time cold hosing his leg. I put a call into the vet and since he was coming to the barn anyway to check on a mare, I asked him to look at PJ too. I’m just waiting for the vet to call me. Barbara thinks he banged himself. It would be my fault too. I forgot to bring boots or polos with me to the clinic. I had them in the car but didn’t transfer them to the trailer. Hopefully he’ll be okay, but I’m feeling really guilty right now.
8pm update: Barbara called and told me that the vet was not happy with where the swelling and heat is – up high on the inside of his right hind leg. He put a “cold cast” on him and he needs to stay in tonight and tomorrow night and then the vet will be back on Friday to check on him. I should replace the cold cast tomorrow. That’s it. My poor baby. Barbara still thinks it’s a blow. I’m going to invest in these Dura-Tech Rapid-Wrap No Bow Bandages for shipping. I don’t know that he did it in the trailer but these boots are easy to put on and recommended for trailering. I don’t like those big boots that go over the hocks – they just seem so cumbersome to me and would create other issues. As for riding. I’m never forgetting my polos or boots again.