Of those with recent horse related injuries!
Tuesday evening I was going through my routine with King and his hooves trying to get him well and walking. I was cleaning feet, and he was very well behaved, he was no longer standing on his haunches and was walking with less of a limp. All went well until i got to his last hoof, his right rear and he tried to pull away...no problem, but he also began to lean all his weight into me and I couldn't hold him up and keep his hoof in my hand. His leg slipped from me and stomped down on my big toe! OUCH! I took my muck boots off and found my foot and toe already swelling and turning purple...I hobbled back up to the house mumbling some unsightly words and got iced up. Number one lesson when working with a large animal...WEAR STEAL TOED BOOTS! Lesson learned.
So today I'm still limping around, it does feel better, as long as I stay off of it! But the minute I limp around it begins to swell and throb and hurt like non-other. Oh well...I should have known better huh? A big DUR moment for me!
This has been quite a week, one that I'm glad is ending tomorrow! LOL
Tuesday took Douglas back to the doctor, he was only getting worse with his coughing and then I learn there has been a few confirmed cases of Whooping Cough. So he got tested and couldn't return back to school until we knew for sure. We had an appointment today to get his test results and guess what???? THEY WERN'T IN YET! So Douglas has to stay home one more day (he's already driving me crazy about how he misses his girlfriend) to be sure that if he does have Whooping Cough he wont be contagious. Students can't return to school until they have had a full 5 days on an antibiotic. Today he is much better. Not coughing much and slept good over all last night.
This morning didn't start out good either (did I mention that we are gonna be happy when this week ends?) Norm called and a cow got her back downhill calving. This is the 4th time this year that our girls have had this problem!!! What are they thinking????? When he got to her, the calf was born and she had prolapsed. Vet couldn't get out here right then, they were two vets short today and couldn't make it til lunch time. When he arrived they had to put more than her uterus in, her intestines and all had come out. She got shot up with major meds and sewn together. The really sad thing about this cow...she is one of our favorites! She was born here on the farm (like all of them) but when she was a calf she would stick her tongue out and wag it up and down. When Norm and Dean (his dad) first saw her they thought she had something caught in her throat. But when they inspected her there was nothing wrong. She just like to wag her tongue! And she does to this day! She is so funny and I've tried to get her on tape..but of course animals dont perform when you want them too. Norm said after they sewed her up this cow did her little tongue wag....therefore making her the cow we call "waggles". This is terrible! Now we will have to sell her cause she can never calve again without prolapsing! *sniff sniff*
Her calf....OMG....This calf is a monster! I kid you not! I cant believe how big this calf is! Hs rump stands as high as my waste! About 3 or 4 inches above what a normal size calf is! His head is huge and its so funny to see this giant calf who is as big or bigger than those that are a month old, stubble around learning to walk! But he is a fighter! When Norm went to get him to bring him here to the barn to be Torro's cellmate, he took off running! Norm could barley carry him! Wow is all I can say. I'm gonna get his picture tonight and post it...totally crazy!
I hope tonight I can get caught up on every ones blogs! It really hurts to have my foot not propped up and to walk so I havent come over here to the computer since it happened. And after driving around town to get Doug to his doctor appointment and to pick up some colostrum for the new calf, my entire foot and calf hurts. So I'm gonna hop of here and hop back to my chair! I'll catch up on everyone soon!