2010 is rubbish! Vibes needed for scans tomorrow

kellyanglin

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Hi - feeling sorry for myself and my naughty injured mare.

I lunged the other day in the attempt of not further damaging a back ache that I have. Fi was being a total loon for no explained reason and when she was galloping round i had to let go as was being pulled around a bit too much. I caught her and asked her to walk on again and could immediately see she was extremely lame. I had a closer look couldn't see anything obvious so called the vet. She arrived a couple of hours later, still very lame on nearside hind but no heat/swelling etc. She did react to the hoof pressure testers so her advice was to rest for a few days and see how it goes as hopefully some bruising, which could well have been aggrivated as she was hooning around on the hard icy ground a couple of weeks previous.

Since then some swelling has developed around the tendons/ligaments with a slight hot spot about halfway between fetlock and hock on the inside, seems right in the middle as the 'superficial' tendon feels fine. I've kept her in and been hosing, she is much much less lame but am still not happy so booked her in for scans etc tomorrow so i know what i'm dealing with.

I am so worried and really sorry for myself. Fi has had so many setbacks, including a different tendon problem a couple of years ago, that encouragingly healed brilliantly, although the rehab near on killed me instead. No matter how much calmer/acp, my horse is a monster on box rest and i'm dreading what they say.

Its so easy to say now but i wish that i had just turned out and left working her to another day. Boo

Any words of wisdom always welcome, would she be so 'less' lame if it was a serious injury?
(I dont feel quite so upset now i've written it down, fingers crossed its not as bad as I fear).
x
 

Echo Bravo

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Hin sight is a great thing, we all do it. but try to look on the postive side, could be she's teeked a muscle or tendon, specially galloping on a circle, I'm surprised that you haven't teeked something as well.
Fingers crossed but I'm sure things will be ok, it's this rotten weather.
 

brucea

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Good luck with your scans. I have x-rays and scans for one of my lads tomorrow too. And we have to hack and walk to the vets becuase it;s too damn dangerous to take trailers out!
 
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