Upside of down

Friday, 17 July 2009 19:51
krisomniac: (horse race)
[personal profile] krisomniac
OMG, two more days of night treatments and on-call. Over the last almost-two weeks I've seen:

- Four colicking horses, none of which had surgery as an option, one of which survived. (Those were long, depressing nights, for the most part. I encourage all horse-owners out there to buy insurance for colic surgery! It's not that expensive, compared to the procedure, and you never know when you're going to need it.)
- Two lacerations: one ripped-open shoulder, one torn-off nostril
- One horse that got caught in a cattle guard
- One street nail (horse steps on nail, nail drives bacteria to very sensitive structures inside the foot, horse requires immediate surgery)
- One case of enteroliths (cantaloupe-sized stones in the gut)
- One neck surgery, doing well.
- Other various and sundry

Went to the CA Rodeo going on nearby. It was an experience. Sadly, I got called out in the middle of it, didn't have my car, had to borrow a huge truck, usually driven by a very tall man, with a driver's seat that wouldn't move forward, got lost twice on the way back to the clinic, arrived several minutes *after* the emergency, and decided I'm never leaving the premises while on-call again.

Rope burned most of my first two fingers while helping to recover a horse from surgery. Must wear gloves next time.

I like being on hospital duty-- except for the all-night treatments and the fact I can't go running. But you take the good with the sleepless, yeah? Oh, I also miss wine.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


krisomniac: (Default)

September 2017

456789 10

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit