Surgery day

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Today’s the day of Derby’s surgery.  He was a bit surprised to see me at the barn this morning, but wasn’t bothered when I interrupted his breakfast with a grooming  However, it was funny, as soon as I put his halter on – which was newly festooned with fleece, he knew something was up.  And when the shipping boots went on, the jig was up.

Derby loaded like a star, standing quietly while I fumbled with the bull-nose clip.  Liz’s friend Christine, who operates Teener Thoroughbreds, hauled him to Merritt Equine for me, and she reported that he was nice and quiet during the ride.

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Once at Merritt, Derby was greeted by a thermometer wielding vet tech before he got off the trailer.  She had to wait a few minutes for him to un-clamp his tail (he’s a modest fellow) but within short order he was allowed off the trailer.

We checked in, and Derby was shown to a stall. He settled in nicely.  He’ll be there overnight, and we’ll bring him home tomorrow at lunchtime.

Despite the fact that this is a relatively minor procedure that is fairly common, I’m still on pins and needles today.  The surgery is scheduled for early afternoon, and the surgeon will give me a call with a report once it’s over.  Until then, I’ll be keeping my fingers corssed that Derby’s day continues to proceed smoothly and uneventfully. 🙂

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3 Responses to Surgery day

  1. Hope everything goes very smoothly for Derby, and he has a speedy recovery!! Keep us posted. 🙂

  2. Good Luck Derbs! Can’t wait to have you back!

  3. Net says:

    Good luck to both of you – Derbs for an easy surgery and recovery, and you to remain ulcer-free! Everything with Tucson stresses me out more than any other horse ever has, because I’ve discovered what a great match can be. I think you and Derbs may have that same kind of perfect for each other thing going, and I’m sure it makes any natural worry tendencies even worse for you, too!

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