As for Wayne, he had a major set back yesterday. He spent Friday night outside, but I guess even the small area I had roped off for him wasn't small enough. When my husband and I went down to take care of him in the morning, he was very sore and not moving very well. His leg was hot and very sore when palpalted. He'd obviously reinjured his leg. So we ice and buted him, got him settled in a stall, and I'd be back later to check on him.
But I got a phone call from Jesse, the vet student at the barn, that Wayne had been laying down most of the morning. He'd get up for short periods, then lay right back down, and didn't have much interest in his haycubes. So I headed back down to the barn, and pulled Wayne's wraps off so Jesse could take a look at his leg. He came to the same conclusion I had, that Wayne had reinjured that leg. And we decided it was probably best to just keep him on stall rest for now, since even though his area outside is small, he's too busy worrying about everything going on around him and keeping an eye on the place to pay attention to the fact that his leg hurts.
So I spent most of the day in tears yesterday, just sitting in Wayne's stall with him, just spending time with my little man, holding his head in my lap when he laid down, just sitting with him when he did get up to nibble at something to eat or to see what was going on in the barn. He laid down most of the day, and was laying down when I came back last night to check on him, but he did get up and eat his grain and let me ice and rewrap his legs.
|Wayne having a peek outside the barn today.|
|When you don't have no bows, improvise!|