Dually gets to come home on Friday!! While his numbers aren't completely normal, they've dropped significantly. Even better, the vets at Tufts found an antibiotic that Dually responded to well, which means that we can just cut him down to that one drug and administer it at home. Yay!!
The downside? The antibiotic that works is UNBELIEVABLY expensive, quite dangerous to humans (it causes irreversible anemia if it comes in contact with the skin! Yikes!), and has to be administered round the clock every six hours. Thank goodness we love that guy so much :) I'm trying to get as much sleep as possible now to get ready for a few weeks of progressive sleep deprivation.
In the meantime, here are a few photos from my weekend in California - I had so much fun helping out at the Stanford IDA home show (which they won!!) and getting to ride tons of ponies, including my favorite, Freddy. The only bummer is that I'm currently trying to grow my hair out, and I think it's finally gotten to the point where I've got to pull the hairnet out again. Sigh... it's been a good run without it, but having flyaway hair drives me nuts. Back to the lunch lady look we go.
(Freddy looks fantastic! I look... like a dumpy crazy lady. Boo. Vanessa Bartsch photo)
(Me and my best dressage bud Patrick hacking out Freddy and Armani on a beautiful California afternoon)
(Warming up Ronnie, another one of Stanford's fabulous chestnuts, for the UDA show. Maria Filsinger photo)