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a bit of a rough patch...


Thursday, May 23, 2013

It seems I only blog when I have something to complain about...sorry...
I have been off Spark People alot lately, I have excuses, but they are just excuses back pain , knee pain, blah blah....lol....two weeks ago I got rearended and had minot damage to my bumper, the poor kid who hit me kept apologizing cause he wasn't looking in front but to see if cars were coming, he was behind me on a yield passage, 3 days later I am on the autoroute heading home from work, the car in front of me does an evasive move and manages to change lanes, but lo an behold, there was a kitchen chair in the middle of the lane. I had cars on both sides of me and I am rolling at 100km ( about 60 miles per hour, I think), so I hit the brakes, managed to stop just before the chair, but before I could catch my breath, I got rearended again. 4 police cars, 1 ambulance and a tow truck, and me with nerves totally shot. 1 week later my truck was declared a total write off.
Yesterday we ordered a new truck. Last time it was a happy experience, for me not so this time..it's not the way to get a new car. I still drive on the autoroute, but nervously. Oh the day after the stupid accident, my mare came down with colic. A word that strikes terror into every horse owner. Quit acting on the part of the people at the stable, hubby and the vet, the mare is okay today. We have added electolytes to her diet. We are thinking that the drastic change intemperature that we had, from the 80's to freezing overnight might be responsable for her dehydration which led to the colic.
But all this happened in the space of 4 days. One begins to feel real unlucky!!! emoticon
Everything else in my life is fine. I have even started riding again, but just trail rides, me and my mare in the woods all by our selves at a walk, so relaxing!!!!!!!!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSER05 2/23/2014 8:07PM

    I'm glad your ok, why didn't anyone get that chair...I am soo happy your mare is ok emoticon

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KD7IEM 5/25/2013 5:27PM

  You need a BIG emoticon

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-SEVEN- 5/23/2013 11:13PM

    Oh my, how awful to have that happen back to back! Hope you are feeling ok, and your horse continues to stay well now! emoticon

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SIEGRID 5/23/2013 4:38PM

    I have never heard of Banamine, but I'll look into it, thanks. The vet only charged us 100.00 so it wasn't THAT bad, course it would be better in my pocket emoticon but most importantly, Montana is okay!!

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TXGRANDMA 5/23/2013 3:52PM

    Oh, my goodness, girl! You have been through it lately! So glad that you weren't hurt in the accidents. I'll bet the second time you really got rammed! Glad that your horse got over the colic OK, I keep a vial of banamine on hand for just such emergencies. One shot, and they have always been fine afterwards, never have had to call the vet. Our neighbors have horses too, and whoever has the vial of banamine, shares it!

I went to a sale once to band manes for a friend who had a couple in the sale, and took my ER kit with me. I was banding one of the horses and a girl started hollering "Does anyone have any banamine? My horse is having an attack!' Turns out she was selling a yearling mare that was HYPP positive and the horse was starting to have an attack. I drew up my banamine and injected it IV and the filly immediately relaxed and the drug averted the attack! That young girl was very grateful, she didn't have to pay a vet! emoticon

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