We're still in the same spot. Needed some Bob time! I don't know if Mark mentioned but he has been quite the handful lately! I know he talked about the hard time we had with him on Wednesday, spooking and being a general pain, but he was also not nice on a more personal note. He has always pushed me around and walked over the top of me. That's why we got the leads with the chains from the harness shop! But lately, he throws his butt around at me and as of yesterday just plain came after me and tried to bite! This morning he did it to Mark! Okay, somethings wrong. By all outward appearances, he's fine. Eating, drinking, pooping...you know, horse stuff. But something just wasn't right. He's just being mean to people and Casey. So...we started making phone calls to get a vet to come and see. Margie gave me some numbers to try. We called Jim & Sandy Alms that we met here. Jim had a couple of ideas and a couple of vets to try but said he suspected Bob didn't feel well when we told him how out of character he was acting. So, we waited. Sherry from down the road had another number. Tom Traxel, however, he was in Michigan today. I talked to him on the phone and he asked all the questions a vet would ask then said to try giving him some banamine (for colic) cause it wouldn't hurt him and might help. We had a tube that we brought along just in case. When I finally dug it out, low and behold, the tube had seperated and...empty! Everyone around thought about it and didn't have any. So we called Jim again. He called Matt Thomas, who also lives right up the road, Pretty soon here they both came, Matt with a tube of banamine! Thanks to all who came to our aid! We decided to hitch them up and go down the road or maybe just as far as Sherry's since she had offered. We got them geared up and here came Dr. Smith (Jim had called him earlier). He said that Bob didn't have a temperature (sorry Bob) and his insides all sounded good. But like everyone else, he says that the owner knows best if their horse is going thru something. So, he gave him a general antibiotic, some vitamins, and some Bute (like ibuprofen). He also left us with some banamine and bute. Said give him bute tonight and in the am, but medically speaking...found nothing wrong. Thank God! Anyway, the whole ordeal and all the folks that came together for us and Bob we thank you all. The Lord always provides! By the way...did I mention that all involved didn't charge us anything!! Blessings.
After talking with Dr. Smith, he left us with a prayer request for his daughter (adopted). She was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and just makes choices in life that are not beneficial to her. When people think that she's just a bad kid, what they don't know is that she just can't help it. So we all need to pray for her because who amongst us has always made the best of choices?? Thank God for grace and forgiveness!
We met Jim and Sandy Alms yesterday. They blessed us with a loaf of pumokin bread! Mmmmmm! Thanks! They requested prayers for health and peace!
Charles and Robert Troike would like prayers for all the farmers to get their crops in safely as there was a tragic accident last year!We also got a note from Kathy last night that said she lost a 21 month old nephew (Lattigo Cook) to Barth syndrome and would like prayer for a miracle cure! She added that if anyone had a male child that is not thriving or meeting his milestones you can go to http://www.barthsyndrome.org/ to learn more about this. She is getting us an onion when she's in town. Thanks so much! And had fresh frozen mushrooms with her!
So, we should be all set to go in the morning. While we are eating dinner and blogging, we are hearing the horses running. Good sign!
So, that's another day in the life! God bless you all and good night!
Kristine...we don't know how far we are going each day either. All depends how many people we meet. But thanks for the offer and if we get that far and that way, we'll surely contact you.
Jaime...fellowship was awesome! Never realize how much you miss the fellowship until it's not there!