This is Bonnie tonight...
Left side of face - little swelling
Right side of face - a lot of swelling. Follow the line of white and you can really see it.
She is now having difficulty swallowing, makes like a gag choking face even when sucking water up into her mouth. She is NOT choked.
She has not drank any water from her buckets in days- all her fluid is coming from her soaked feed, which is really soaked to a mush and getting four times a day.
She has urinated at least twice today, normal amount both times. It is dark though.
She has left her normal amount of manure in her stall, and it is not dry. If anything it's soft enough to just be formed.
Her temp was 99.2 - normal
Her attitude is normal - perky self. Nickering, fishing in pockets for treats, curious, demanding food.
Gave her 1 gram of bute paste and took away everything she could possible try to consume. I did leave her water buckets.
YES I've called a vet. I called 4 different vets until I found one who could come see her tomorrow. I then called that vet back this evening after noticing this swelling. After explaining what I saw, and what we did, she said I did all the things she would suggest. She also said that if she changes for the worse to call her and page as an emergency and she'd juggle her to the top of her rounds tomorrow.
S will be looking in on her tonight before she goes to bed. I can't enough good about my PBO "S". In my opinion she's gone above and beyond helping me make sure my little mare is ok. Constant communication, giving her personal "If this was my horse..." opinions. I truly appreciate this.