Well, today was the day! Our farrier came out to look at Carmen's feet on Saturday and decided to come back today to start the process of getting her feet back to normal.
His work began by pulling off her casts and checking the hoof below. After the casts came off you could clearly see that Carmen's toe was bruised on her front feet. He placed a shoe on her front right foot, but is going to wait until her front left hoof gets better before placing a shoe. He also trimmed up her back hooves, but didn't want to do too much to her all at once since this will already be quite the change for her. Carmen stood very well for our farrier while he worked on her. We put Georgie on the cross ties in the wash stall a few down from her so that Carmen could have her support.
While Carmen was having her feet done, our vet continued to monitor Carmen as well as give her a thorough exam. During her exam she recommended that Carmen have her teeth done. Well, why not? The vet was there and Carmen was already sedated. So, she opens her mouth and takes a better look. Well... she did need her teeth done! It was discovered that she actually had a tooth in there that was overgrown and was likely causing her some discomfort (pictured below). BUT - we took care of that. A tooth like that explains why Carmen had lost weight. We had already been wetting her food (thankfully!) so at least it had been easier for her to eat, but now with that tooth taken care of it should be even easier.
Carmen's road to full recovery is just beginning. We are very happy that the girls have found their home with us! With that being said, the costs for Carmen's treatments are quickly piling up. If you are able to help us in supporting her recovery please click the link below. We have started a GoFundMe for Carmen!
Thank you all for your well wishes for our girl. She truly is an angel and she WILL be well again. Just takes a little time and a lot of TLC (which we have PLENTY of!!!)
You can tell from the picture above that our Carmen needs some weight (which will come with time), but look at how good she is being for our farrier!