Monday, December 31, 2007

Another X-ray

The close of 2007 brings an end to Maddy's stall rest....or so I thought:-) Today I had the vet out to take an x-ray and see where we are at. The picture is Maddy a little drowsy from the sedative, but still looking for food. I used a different vet, because Mark Revenaugh doesn't go mobile and I didn't want to bother my friends with trailers to help get her over there again. Barb Crabbe is the vet for the barn and had gone over Maddy's films last week. She did the x-ray and it looks great. There is a slight shade of black at the very edge, which she says could be fiberous tissue that will always look that way, or it is still the fracture healing. To be on the safe side, I am supposed to go two more months on stall rest, but I can start walking her in the arena and start getting her mind active again. I am thrilled. I know it isn't perfect, but I saw a HUGE change in the fracture and it looks great. I have things I have been neglecting to do with her while on she has been on rest, so now I will get back to work. I had focused a lot of energy on riding and working with Queenie, the draft-cross. I really need to find a balance between the two. In a perfect world, I wanted a complete heal and the green light to start up again, but this is the next best thing. It really is a great way to bring in the New Year. I am full of hope and am optimistic about where we will be in 2008.

13 comments:

Kathy C said...

Well that's good news then isn't it? The x-rays showed marked improvement, and starting off slowly after so much time off is probably the best thing after all. Congratulations!

L said...

You have BARB CRABBE for your vet?!? The same one in all the magazine articles? Lucky you, and lucky Maddy!

Foster Communications said...

I have to get a new X-ray on Jan. 23 to check if my bones are fusing. If I get sentenced to more stall rest I'll have a fit! :)

Happy New Year!!!!

Strawberry Lane said...

Progress is ... good news! Congrats!

Happy New Year!

oldmanlincoln said...

I really like almost all of your photography and stories.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and I hope and pray you have excellent health and are very happy all the days of your life but especially in this new year 2008.

Happy New Year from Patty and me.

Michelle said...

Moving forward! Good thing you and the vet are being cautious. I'm sure Maddy will be happy to get out of the stall just to walk around the arena! Keep us posted and Happy New Year!

Molly said...

Wonderful news!

Callie said...

Photochic, Please forgive me, I didn't realize that you were Equine Mine all of this time. You've been visiting me and I just didn't figure it out. I blame my holey MS brain. Glad to see Maddy on the mend and I've added you to my blogroll. I feel like such a jerk. Sorry :)

EquineSpirit said...

That sounds quite positive. I hope this next couple months of stall rest will fly by!! Glad to hear you can do some things with her though. I'm sure she'll LOVE it! :D

Mrs Mom said...

Go Maddy, fuse those bones now! Make Mom Happy, fise those bones now... ;)

Ok Ok, I'll stop with the silly chant here, and I promise not to quit my day job... (Oh- wait- this IS my day job! LOL)

Anonymous said...

WOOOO HOOOO! you can count down the days!! I love checking your progress. I might someday figure out how to not be the nameless wonder leaving you comments. My computer skills are akin to an etch-a-sketch. Just think you will be a much better rider when you are back on Maddy. Me and my furry equines will send healing thoughts.

Rising Rainbow said...

Progress, that is good! I know it's not totally what you were hoping for but at least it's on the right track.

Deanna said...

It does sound like good news. Maddy will be ready when springtime comes, and that is one of the best times to ride!

Deanna