Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Pony Is Lame

No. I'm not making a statement about The Pony's personality. That would just be cruel. He is actually lame. In the stone-bruised-hoof sense of the word.

Last night he complained of foot pain. That is not like The Pony. He's a hardy little fella. Two broken elbows, barely a peep. So when The Pony talks pain, Mrs. Hillbilly Mom listens. He said that the middle of his foot hurt. And his baby toe. Seems he hopped off the stage yesterday in PE after rescuing a volleyball.

I'm hoping he just strained some ligaments between his metatarsals. This morning, he said it didn't hurt quite as much. I told him we'd give it a couple of days to see if there was improvement. Now that there's a new convenient care clinic in town, I can trot him down there in a hot Hillmomba minute to get his hoof checked out.

They treat ponies, don't they?


Kathy's Klothesline said...

I have broken my foot 4 times. Same foot, same bone. Now I can predict weather with it. I actually tore a ligament and it pulled a small piece of bone off. I could not bear weight for weeks. But, I was a grown woman, a mother ..... not a young lad.
Yur town has one of those clinics! Mine has a four way stop ......

Hillbilly Mom said...

Gosh! Why don't you just get one of those walking boot cast thingies and wear it as a shoe?

That clinic is brand-spankin'-new. I went there two weeks ago on my day off. Only car in the parking lot, total time in/time out of 30 minutes, with an antibiotic prescription too!

labbie1 said...

I am jealous of your clinic! Poor Pony! I do hope his hoof bruise isn't too bad. You know what they do to lame ponies!

Hillbilly Mom said...

The Pony has made a remarkable recovery. Thank the Gummi Mary!