Monday, February 24, 2014

Prayers and jingles for River, please!

I'd posted about Riv's swollen leg and lameness and that the vet didn't find anything..

Well, on Saturday he went from "lame, but not horribly lame, and still very willing to move" to "gimpy, I don't wanna move" lame.  Sunday he was even a bit worse, a solid 4/5 lame.

Vet came out and spent about 2 hours working him up.. blocked his foot (hoping for an abscess), nothing.  Xrayed his leg where the swelling is (top of lateral splint bone), nothing.  Ultrasounded his leg, nothing.

We have no clue what is wrong with him.  He's on stall rest, wrapping with DMSO, and bute for now.  If nothing changes, the next step would be taking him to Cornell.

Vet is sending his xrays to Cornell today, so maybe someone there will see something that we didn't.  But for now, we're just guessing..  Super-Awesome Farrier is coming on Thursday, maybe if it is an abscess he can find it..

Stress is going to kill me if the vet bills don't..

Please send healing thoughts to River!


  1. Oh no, I'm so sorry!!! Hoping it is just an abscess. Arghhh

  2. He knows how to find mysterious lamenesses like no other horse. Hope it's nothing too serious and he's back to normal soon!

  3. Oh no! Hopefully it's something very simple and he'll be back to 100% in no time! Sending you sound thoughts!

  4. Ugh! I hate this kind of scenario! Sending good vibes River's way!

  5. sending jingles and well wishes!