So today was one of those WOW kind of days. First, I got chores done and all my normal morning stuff done before heading to town to get my Dad’s Dad and take him to the funeral. He is having a terrible time remembering things. Mom had to call him yesterday and today and remind him of the funeral. Then when we get to the house he gets in the truck and asks “And who’s funeral did you tell me we are going to??”
Anyway, it was a really nice service. There were flowers everywhere. And when we first arrived I was relieved to see a closed casket. We got all the way through the service only to have them open it at the end so everyone can see. I didn’t want to see. I just wanted to have the service and then let the family know I was there for them if they needed anything. Where we were seated we had to pass right past the casket to get to the family and I am not ashamed to tell you I didn’t look. I watched my feet the whole walk until I got to the family.
After the service, we took My Dad’s Dad out to eat before returning him home to his place. By then it was after one and I still needed to get the horses work. So Mom and I headed home. It is still muddy from all of the rain yesterday so I went in to change clothes before heading to the barn.
At the barn I had a bit of a scare. I gathered Coop and was going to start with her but her leg was swollen. This put Mom and I both in motion to get her inside the new barn, cleaned up and figure out what was going on. Yesterday, I had noticed that Coop had knocked off what I thought was a wart from her front foot. It was draining and didn’t have any swelling or heat to it. So it was kept clean and watched really well. This morning if her foot was swollen at all it wasn’t enough to really make me take notice.
Anyway, I called the vet but he was in surgery so I texted him a picture of the wound that really isn’t a wound and waited for him to call back. It is really weird though. There isn’t a wound really it is just a spot that has drainage coming out of it. When I got tired of waiting on Doc to call me back I called Dad’s cousin. She used to run Roy Clark’s horse ranch that raised race horses. I talked to her and she told me how to doctor it.
Coop will be kept in the new barn until this is healed up. Mom and I spent some time making sure there wasn’t anything she could get into. Then we gave her hay and water. I fed her tonight with the nightly chores and she ate like a champ. I know this is going to make people laugh but her favorite cookie is the girl scout cookies that are the shortbread kind of things. Every time I touched her leg, she would want to move it away in pain, so I bribed her with girl scout cookies and I got her all doctored up … No sweat!!! Even with me doing it all in the dark tonight too … LOL
To draw out the swelling, I put some Furazone on the spot that was draining. Furazone is a ointment and it is used to sweat out the area and draw infection out. To keep it clean and allow the Furazone to work we wrapped it with a cloth and Vet wrap.
You really can’t see it to well in the pictures but it is a good thing Coop is a girl as for the next 24 hours she will be sporting a nice hot pink Vet wrap bandage. LOL
After I quit messing with it she was back to her old self so I don’t think it is sore to stand on I just think whatever that spot is … it is what is sore.
One thing Mom and I were fussing about was the fact that she isn’t sure that the horses won’t honor the chain across the stall openings. I say Coop will behave. Mom isn’t sure so she is keeping watch and checking. All the while Mom also has all the chains up to keep her out of things should she get out of the stall. I think she will be fine … after all she doesn’t seem to care here.
The only other issue I had today was that with Coop out of commission I don’t have a horse to make it to my roping tomorrow. And I have to make one or two more of these to qualify for the finals. I called a friend and it looks like he is going to let me borrow one of his horses for the day. I Pray by the Grace of God everything works out. From my roping to the healing of Coop.
(And if you want to know Mom is having her first craft show tomorrow. When she wasn’t in the barn with Coop she was getting things labeled, tagged and packed!)