Louise - No News is Good News?

Louise - No News is Good News?

Post by NancyD... » Sat, 30 Aug 2008 11:10:57


Louise is doing well.  I got really brave today and mowed the side
lawn across the driveway from the barn.  I've been avoiding it lest it
cause Luise to unspool.  It was very deep and very thick - the poor
push mower was working very hard.  Tomorrow I'll rake it up and mow it
again.  Louise ate her hay and stayed on the ground, near as I could
tell.

We did X-rays this morning.  No news yet, which is not unexpected.
But the fact that we were without power all afternoon (and without
answering machine) means my vet *might* have tried to call while I was
working.  Oh well.

The visit was encouraging.  Last time my vet was here, right after
Louise opened the fracture up for the second time, I asked if she had
a chance.  He said it was hard to tell.  Wouldn't even commit to a
*chance*, fergoodnesssake.

Today he indicated that, depending on the films, and depending on how
she gets through this weekend (she's been ungluing at 3-week
intervals, and this is week three), it might not be long before I can
try hand walking and hand grazing.  We talked about the possibility of
giving her ace, possibly on top of Reserpine, for her first outing or
two.

So, progress is being made. :)  We'll see just how much damage she did
3 weeks ago at her last unspooling.  Hopefully not much.  We may yet
get to neener neener the naysayers. :)

Nancy

 
 
 

Louise - No News is Good News?

Post by betse » Sat, 30 Aug 2008 11:41:15


Quote:
> Louise is doing well. ?I got really brave today and mowed the side
> lawn across the driveway from the barn. ?I've been avoiding it lest it
> cause Luise to unspool. ?It was very deep and very thick - the poor
> push mower was working very hard. ?Tomorrow I'll rake it up and mow it
> again. ?Louise ate her hay and stayed on the ground, near as I could
> tell.

> We did X-rays this morning. ?No news yet, which is not unexpected.
> But the fact that we were without power all afternoon (and without
> answering machine) means my vet *might* have tried to call while I was
> working. ?Oh well.

> The visit was encouraging. ?Last time my vet was here, right after
> Louise opened the fracture up for the second time, I asked if she had
> a chance. ?He said it was hard to tell. ?Wouldn't even commit to a
> *chance*, fergoodnesssake.

> Today he indicated that, depending on the films, and depending on how
> she gets through this weekend (she's been ungluing at 3-week
> intervals, and this is week three), it might not be long before I can
> try hand walking and hand grazing. ?We talked about the possibility of
> giving her ace, possibly on top of Reserpine, for her first outing or
> two.

> So, progress is being made. :) ?We'll see just how much damage she did
> 3 weeks ago at her last unspooling. ?Hopefully not much. ?We may yet
> get to neener neener the naysayers. :)

> Nancy

i really want to help wiht the "neener neener" calling, OK?

I'm glad to hear that slow and steady progress is being made (now
Wheezie...keep it together for another week, no 3'rd week
shenanigans!)

betsey

 
 
 

Louise - No News is Good News?

Post by Sharon Potte » Sat, 30 Aug 2008 11:50:39

Fingers crossed for good films and positive news!!  Louise, behave
yourself for a little longer, please!

Sharon Potter
Red Branch

 
 
 

Louise - No News is Good News?

Post by Catja Pafo » Sat, 30 Aug 2008 20:42:56

Quote:

> We did X-rays this morning.  No news yet, which is not unexpected.
> But the fact that we were without power all afternoon (and without
> answering machine) means my vet *might* have tried to call while I was
> working.  Oh well.

I think everything you report sounds exceedingly positive - yes, it's a
slow road, but her chances look a lot better now.

Catja

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