Wednesday, August 6, 2008
From "Silly Old Mare" to "Poor Old Girl"
Poor Joy...She has good days, then bad days. Today is a bad day for her.
Her front left ankle is so swollen and puffy. She is limping heavily on it. She either did it yesterday evening or it's from her "play time" in the sprinklers. She got 2 cc of bute this evening. I hate giving it to her because it's SO HARD on her stomach and digestive tract, but she definitely needed it tonight.
Her right eye now has something going on with it. The lower lid is swollen and "fallen away" from the orb of her eye. Sort of swollen and hanging out. I had some ointment which I put on despite her protestations. (Is that even a word??) I then tried to put on a fly mask and her reaction was "Oh HELL no!" She was NOT having it.
She is still eating good, finished her hay in short order and hobbled out to the pasture to join her buddy Angel, who lives in the pen next to her.
I did take new photos. You can see Angel behind her in one of the photos.
Another thing I noticed...for the first time, I saw Joy pee. Now normally, I wouldn't even mention it, but her urine looked thick, like syrup, and very milky. (Maybe that's normal...) To me, it looked like she was having difficulty peeing. She was all hunched up with the weirdest body posture I've ever seen. The volume wasn't what I'd expected either. Poor old girl...