Yesterday was a big day here! I put a thermometer up a horse’s butt! I can add that to my “I’ve never done THAT before!” list….
Dr. Clara Mason (you can visit her website here) came back with her assistant, Amy, to check on Zip. I’ve been really impressed with Dr. Mason. I discovered she also does house calls for dogs, and since Coco is so huge and doesn’t like to get in the car, I think the next time she needs shots, I’m calling Dr. Mason. (By the way, she mentioned that several clients told her that they’d seen her on Chickens in the Road!)
What I also really appreciated was the time Dr. Mason took to teach me and Morgan. Morgan stayed home from school yesterday morning to be there. Zip’s bandage was removed, the wound cleaned again, treated, and re-bandaged. Dr. Mason took us through it step by step, teaching us how to continue her wound care and bandage changes on our own. The time and care she took teaching us left us both feeling very confident that we could do it. She left us enough supplies to get us through two more bandage changes, and a very detailed list of instructions and supplies to purchase.
Dr. Mason, showing Morgan how to give Zip the Equioxx.
Zip, with her new bandage (and assistant Amy).
Dr. Mason said Zip’s prognosis is looking very good, so it was a great day all around!