Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Blizzard and a Set Back for Divna

On Sunday when I went out to feed the horses, goats and chickens, I noticed that Divna's wound had broken open!!! The vet had left 3 remaining sutures in on the last visit, and only 2 of them are still there. The rest of the injury was closed up, but not anymore -- it broke open. I can see there is healing underneath. It is not as deep as it was, but it opened back up. Very upsetting. the Vet's assistant called on Tuesday morning, and after that conversation I felt better.
She said that due to the location of the injury, it is not surprising that it opened back up. But it had healing deep down, so it could just continue to heal. She said keep it as clean as possible, and they would check back with us in another week. we would leave the last 2 remaining sutures for a while longer. It is going to take along time to heal. I feel so bad for her!
So we are doing our best to keep the wound clean, and watching for signs of recurring infection. I guess I won't be riding for at least a couple more weeks. I am just glad she is not in pain, and seems to be doing well.
Yesterday and today Northwest Indiana got hammered with a snowstorm. Everything was closed today, including the shop where I work. We spent the day digging out. We got together with the neighbors and paid a local guy to plow the lane that leads to the nearest road, and he made a pass over our driveway. We finished up shoveling the driveway by hand, and clearing our sidewalks, and path to the barn and bird feeders. We actually did that twice -- once last night and once again today. Great calorie burner!
Of course the horses are not bothered one bit by the snow. It is going to get pretty cold tonight so they are going to spend the night in the barn. It is still snowing, so we will just have to see if we can get out tomorrow....


Jeni said...

I sure hope she heals up quick for you. All that snow!!!! I want that much here! I really do as it will shut down our city completely !

Redneck Geologist said...

Sorry about the set back. At least she picked a good time to get injured. I hope she continues to heal!