Then two days ago, I went to take him out of his stall where I was tacking him up because the other crossties were occupied. Saddled him, girthed him, bridled him, went to lead him out and he took one step and hit the foot board in the doorway and pitched forward flat on his face into the aisle. Like he wasn't aware of his feet and/or was still asleep. It took him a few steps to get his feet sorted out again and walk in a straight line. I was kind of freaked out and longed him before getting on, but he seemed perfectly normal.
Vet did a neuro. Circling, backing, shining lights into his eyes, trotting off and halting, the whole routine. He was fine. She said he looked great. So what the hell, right?! I felt kind of foolish, but I was like, "Narcolepsy?"
Vet: Hmmmmmmmmmm...........Wellllllllllllllll.......I don't really have any answers for you. Pinched nerve from the saddle?
Me: No, he doesn't seem uncomfortable when saddling. He grinds his teeth a bit when girthing, but it's not like he goes suddenly off when I tack up. The times he's done it, it's like he's passed out.
So I guess it's still an "I dunno!" If he does it again or seems to get weird in some way, I'll have another vet out, but...it's not like it's an every time I tack him up thing. He hit the ground twice at the last barn and almost went down once, almost went down once at this barn, and then the falling out of the stall thing once. Again, I dunno.
|you're getting veeery sleepy....|
He got poked with Rabies, West Nile, 4-way, and Potomac. He'll have to get a Potomac booster in three weeks, but I can give it myself and not have to pay for another farm call. After the Coggins, the grand total was $272. I thought it was a little pricey, but itemized everything was actually cheaper than any other vet I've ever used. Plus, I really like their vets.
|"you are not really my friend right now, mom."|
The chiro will be here 3/20 to do Bobby and another OTTB at the barn.