Hey everyone! It’s been a little while!
I’m currently on my medicine rotation and I am loving it so far. It’s nice to feel like a real doctor sometimes ;)
Since I started my medicine rotation on Monday, I have managed several cases including an impaction colic, a colitis, a post-op small intestinal volvulus, and a fever of unknown origin, as well as several outpatients that have just come in for the day. Medicine also acquired a new little friend to take care of the mouse problem:
On a more somber note, I received some awful news on Monday morning. My 19 year old gelding unexpectedly passed away over night for an unknown reason. I was called that morning by the barn manager who found him in the stall. My fiance and I went over to take care of things, and we both agree that we think he had some sort of major cardiovascular event like an aneurysm or heart attack. I suppose it’s probably the best way he could have gone and I’m thankful that I didn’t have to make any tough decisions, but it was so unexpected that I have just been reeling from the shock of it all.
I’ll miss him more than anyone will ever know, and I’m sure I’ll never have another horse like him.