Yesterday the vet finally gave the OK to bring Cadence home. She made the trip safe and sound, and is now enjoying chilling in her stall.... for the next two weeks. You heard me right, two weeks. She'll have the drain taken out Friday, and until then her bandages have to be changed daily. After Friday, they need to be done every other day. She's on 15 minutes of hand walking/day, and stall rest until the wound heals. Additionally, she gets 38cc of antibiotics 1x/day.
Last time we were in a similar situation (when we put her on stall rest till the vet could check out her leg) she managed to break out of her stall and gallop into the arena, tear a metal ring out of its concrete base, kick another horse in the chest (although he DID stick his nose in her butt) and just be a general pain in the arse. I love her dearly, but if she was that bonkers after 4 days, I have no idea how we're going to get through 15 :( The poor thing, she's going to be bored to tears. Anyone have good suggestions for mental stimulation whilst on stall rest?
Oh, and while at the vets they noticed her manure was dry, so they gave her 2L of oil via a gastronasal tube to prevent colic. Yet another thing to worry about. Please send the Mare your love and positive thoughts... and perhaps send me some of those positive vibes while your at it. I think I may need it more than her if either of us want to make it to christmas!