A Sore Foot

11 May

I noticed Haley standing off and not putting weight on her hoof.  It only took a glance to see why.

The whole joint was swollen.  You can see on the side where there was an initial injury–probably a sliver.  Not much pus came out when I tried to drain it.  I put her up north with Caroline and started her on a five-day course of penicillin.

Caroline and Haley (with Chunky Boy behind)

I just missed the vet’s office being open, so I called the next day to make sure I didn’t need to do anything else.

Haley and Chunky

Poor girl got another long-acting antibiotic, a pain killer/anti-inflammatory and a steroid.  She is mad at me for all the shots.

And sadly, it doesn’t seem to be doing any good.  I have one last ditch effort to try to help her–epsom salt soaks.  If that doesn’t work, she will probably get put down soon because she is in pain and it will eventually go septic.

4 Responses to “A Sore Foot”

  1. Eileen Wise May 12, 2021 at 5:33 am #

    Oh my, I hope Halley’s foot heals. Take care, have a happy day!

  2. Jeanne May 12, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

    Teresa, I’m so sorry about what has happened to Haley! I pray that she will get relief from the pain, and that her leg will heal. Please keep us informed as to how she does. I hope you don’t have to put her down…

    • Teresa May 12, 2021 at 7:59 pm #

      I just dropped her off at the ISU hospital tonight. They will check her out tomorrow, so I haven’t completely given up hope yet.

      • Jeanne May 12, 2021 at 8:46 pm #

        I hope they will be able to help her. I don’t want you to have to lose her.

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