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Date:7/22/2014 6:09:41 PM
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And disaster strikes. :(
Happy Second Birthday Issiac!

January 13th, 2014 Buddy was out in Fat Pen with his horsey friends Reilly and Elliot. All was going well, and everyone was running around having fun waiting to come inside. Fat Pen is one of the last group of horses to come inside for the day. That day they were the last so they had ample time to run around like hooligans. I was driving the tractor and loading up some straw and I stopped to let Morgan and Madi take the horses past and into the barn when they waved me to come over. Madi pointed out that Buddy had a cut on his knee and a little blood on his nose from rubbing it. I thanked her for letting me know and they went off inside and I made my way inside with the load of straw.

In the meantime Morgan had Lynn, (One of the other girls I work with) look at Buddy's knee. She took Buddy from her and led him over to me. I remember her saying "Have you seen his knee?" and I said "Yes I seen it, I'll wash it off as soon as I can" and she said "No, have you REALLY seen it" She must have seen the worried look on my face because after that sge said "I dont mean to freak you out but if I were you I'd call the vet, he's got a flap and it's not that small." She took him over to the middle of the barn in the light and showed me what she was talking about and I decided to call the vet after I got a picture of it.

Dr. Herb was there within half an hour and we had Buddy sedated and ready for stitches. I was still sort of in shock so I was glad Lynn was there to remember everything Herb had said and to ask the questions I wouldn't have thought of asking. Buddy was put on stall rest for at least 14 days and his stitches could come out after 14 days, along with wrapping his leg with a standing bandage. It was a lot of work, but I was willing to do it for Buddy for however long I had to. More Tomorrow...

-Buddy & Jasmine
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