Apache

We thought that Apache was better as she stopped bleeding and seemed fine.She finished her course of antibiotics (with strawberry yoghurt) and anti-inflammatories but the very next day,she started to bleed again. This time the blood was old and dark as if it had been stored up somewhere. The vets are mystified and she’s going to have to go to their hospital tomorrow to have a scan and scope. If appropriate, she’ll also have her uterus washed out and antibiotics instilled. She’s fine in herself and lots of people are looking after her and worrying about her. We’ll be packing her overnight bag with her medicines, yoghurt and her “bally” (which is a big red ball that you fill with pony nuts which trickle feed out when she pushes it around.) My friend, who used to share Apache, is going with her as I can’t really take more time off at the moment.

Yesterday the ponies had to be wormed and Claire had to do Celeste because she is difficult to worm. Claire had Cess’s tongue in one hand and the wormer in the other and they performed a dance round the stable till Claire finally manged to squirt the wormer in, Celeste then refused to look at Claire and was huffy with her for a little while. Luckily Apache takes hers very easily. It’s no good trying to hide wormer in Celeste’s food because she just wouldn’t eat it.

Tomorrow we will have to put Milly in with Celeste as she hates being on her own and will miss Apache.Milly is a pony who should have a children’s book written about her, she has a habit of escaping and wandering off in to other people’s fields. She achieves this by leaning on the fence, snapping a post and then climbing over the lower rail backwards. Sometimes she manages to get over the water trough. If she’s tied up at the rail she craves attention by putting her leg on the metal railing by the school and pretending it’s going to get stuck. Yesterday she and Celeste were mutual grooming over the fence and poor Milly literally bit off more than she could chew because she got mouthfuls of Celeste’s hair. Celeste, being an old girly, takes longer to shed her winter coat. When she rolls she leaves piles of white hair on the ground.

Things have settled down at home , thank goodness, I didn’t talk to my husband much for a couple of days but we’re back to normal now!

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Published in: on April 22, 2007 at 3:55 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all
    that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!


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