The GrimLim was actually pretty nice to her guests. She only had 1 or 2 outbursts for which she was put in time out for. I think my sis just oozes "I am ALPHA" so Lim felt like she could give up the role a bit. I was surprised there wasn't more growling and snapping going on. Is this pic not hilarious?? :-D Check out the front legs,
Now some Lester news. I usually leave out a lot of important details because I have a hard time understanding what vets are telling me :-p I get the general picture and I leave it at that. The big words go in one ear and get lost.
Less' fetlock joint was injected with (HA) Hyaluronic acid and a steroid. I always want to say hydrochloric acid, but I'm pretty sure that would just make his joint completely dissolve into an acid cloud or something. HA is injected to restore fluid and give some cushion in the joint. We've injected his bad stifle before and it does help, makes him sound for a limited of time.
The little bit of lunging I have done with him I don't see any difference:-/ Could be still stiff from the injection itself I guess, still protecting the leg and going the way he's used to or he's sore somewhere else. Dr. Matt (Reynolds) did mention Less is also sore in his right knee so we may inject that in another week if Less doesn't show more improvement. On Saturday when I went to see the ponies, Less and Polo they both came running up to the gate. Less looked fine from what I could tell, I think he even threw in a crappy lead change;-), but poor Polo came in 3- legged:-( I thought for sure I was going to find something broken, but I could find no swelling or heat. So Laura met us halfway down the driveway and we were trying to figure out if it was his stifle or foot because he would not put his right hind heel completely down. We both agreed that it was probably an abscess (she called Jason (Dr. Mclendon) and told him what we were seeing and he said it was most likely an abscess too. It probably took 30 minutes to get Polo from the top pasture up to the barn. Less was an obnoxious thing on Saturday! He was acting like a young colt, he was chewing on his lead rope, head high and alert and posturing at the other horses, didn't bite me, but dug his teeth into me a few times :-x We brought them in a couple of hours early so he was clearly not impressed with that since he got shorted on his pasture time the day before also. *This* attitude made me think gosh he was be feeling good and sound, so I was disappointed to see that he was still off on the lunge line (again I'm wondering though if he's just used to going that way). He was much more mellow yesterday, back to his sweet, normal self. I'm going to have Dr. Matt look at him and see what he thinks and if I can get on him or really lunge him again.