Hang in there Willem. My boy Elliot has had a bad bout of sore tootsies over the past month... Last week he could barely walk his feet hurt so much... but he's feeling much better now, so hang in there. Tell you mother to hang on too... It can be really tough on mothers watching their boys have such a rough go... but it will get better, so just hang on.
I think the hardest part is when you have a spell where it gets a bit better every day and then you have a day where it is not. We dropped the Pentoxifylline down on Wednesday, but put it back up on Friday because it seemed like it was too soon. Then he seemed a bit better, but then last night and today it seemed a bit worse. I know that not every day will be stellar, but since I have never had a horse with this before, I have no idea what to expect.
Some of my fellow BBers have known about this since the beginning, and I am just SO blessed for all the encouragement and strength and support and advice that I have drawn from them.
Are you sick? <Duc's lip is seen shaking and big tears are seen shining in his eyes>
Are your hoofes hurtie? Do you want me to ask Dr. Tim if he can help you? I will ask my Dr. Timwiththekindhandsandsoftvoice if he will help you. He makes everything better for me when my dummy Mom does things wrong, which is ALLTHETIME.
I am waving my special stick for you ... can you see it? That's because I am a yearling and don't have a curb chain yet.
I am going to a horse convention this weekend andandandand if I get a butterfly I will send it STRAIGHT TO YOU AND YOUR FEETZ.
I loff you, Herr Papa Willem Daddy. Please don't be sick ANYMORE.