Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lame husband

One of the problems with having a Brego is that Bregos are quite large, and therefore quite heavy. So if said Brego might accidentally step on a foot whilst being groomed, the results may be less than ideal.

Whoops.

Normally hubby is a pretty staid guy, but given the amount of pain he was in, we figured it was probably broken, so we shipped off to the ER.

This walking cast has seen a lot of use.

The ER doctor didn't see any fractures... but she sent us to a specialist because sometimes fractures don't show up immediately, and there are a lot of tiny squishy bones in the foot. Plus, hubby has a great relationship with the specialist, since he's broken his right foot twice already. He's talented like that.

Fortunately, the specialist didn't see any fractures either, just a lot of trauma and squashed tendons. Hubby is supposed to keep the foot elevated and iced, and wean himself off the boot and crutches as he can. Movement helps with these types of injuries, not so much with broken bones.

It's turning a rather interesting shade of grey, but at least the toes now look like toes. Cute dog begging for a tummy rub also included.


So hubby won't be attending the show with me. Instead, he'll be limping around at home, staying clear of Brego feets.

24 comments:

  1. Oh no! Hopefully hubby will be trotting off soundly soon enough:)

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  2. Lame that he is Lame! Healing thoughts so that your husband is jogging sound soon!

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  3. Ouch! Glad it's not broken, but that still sounds excruciating.

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    1. I certainly don't plan on trying it any time soon.

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  4. aw man, what a bummer! glad nothing is broken... but still, that looks seriously painful! hope it heals up quickly!

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  5. Yikes, I would not want to get stepped on by a Brego!!

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    1. It's definitely not recommended.

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  6. I SHALL RUB THAT BELLY. Well wishes for a speedy recovery

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    1. Don't worry, the belly got rubbed. Impossible to resist, anyway.

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  7. Ouch! At least with husbands you don't have to hand walk and cold hose? Would not want to be stepped on by Brego...

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    1. Well, you do have to ice and elevate. I think that's the human equivalent!

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  8. Poor hubby! I have always been lucky that Sydney's feet seem to slide off of mine fairly quickly, or she just catches the toe of my boot and I can get my toes out of the way quickly.

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    1. Yeah, Bregos are a bit bigger and cover more square foot-age. Lol.

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  9. Speedy, who weighs half of a Brego, did that to me a fews ago and it was excruciating. I never went to the doctor, but my foot was swollen for several days (weeks) and turned the most alarming shades or purple, gray, orange and yellow. It's bad when they get your toes, but the top of the foot is VERY sensitive. I hope he heals quickly.

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    1. Oh man, I've had the top squashed too, by a tiny little QH mare who kindly ground her foot on mine. No breaks, but it took over 4 months for all the bruising and swelling to go away completely. We're currently having loads of fun seeing what color his foot will turn next!

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