Violette: Pretty neighs, everyone, Violette here. Let me start with big thanks for all the love and support for Tommy. We will update this post later today after he has returned from the vet's, but it won't be until evening, European time.
I am feeling a little embarrassed writing this as I really think that #1 deserves a break after all of Tommy's woes, but I have a small woe of my own to report. You see, I got a fever three weeks ago and had a runny nose and a bit of a cough. We called the standard vet in and he gave a treatment. I got better but not ALL better. So today, our super-duper best vet was over to look over a bunch of us, and he examined me closely:
He is both a vet and an equine osteopath and he knowns just how to make you feel good!
Mr. E had given me a shower in the morning so I looked much cleaner than usual!!!
He listened to my lungs...
... and was not happy with what he heard. It seems that I have the start of chronic bronchitis. When I first had that fever and a runny nose, the original vet should either have let the fever to do its infection-fighting job, or reduced the fever and given me antibiotics, which he did not. Fortunately, it seems the whole thing has been caught in time and all hooves are crossed that I will get 100% better, the other option being emphysema which is not the kind of thing a 3-year filly wants to be having, believe me!
Oh, and in case you're wondering about the other V, here is a pic of Vidock enjoying the Dolce Vita!
UPDATE: Tommy's home! We will give you more detail in tomorrow's post, but here is a pic f him being greeted by Genji on his return, and sporting a very elegant paw-bandage!