I don't know what all you want to hear? I would love to say that he has reached his stability point and he is finally comfortable, but he has gone downhill. The vet was out this morning and was not encouraged either. He says that from all the symptoms Race shows, the inability to want to move, the cowed (bowed) front legs, that Race is probably going to make a liar out of him and be one of those rare horses that don't read the manual. In other words, the vet now thinks there has been rotation on the coffin bone, which if I am understanding this right, in the first instance of founder, this rarely happens. I am to stop feeding him anything but junk hay, his pain killer has been kicked up a notch, he got a pain shot and I am to stop feeding him this special mix called strategy even though I don't feed him but 2 cups of this a day so he can get his meds. x-rays were taken and the vet said he will call. I am to spend creek time with him 35 minutes 3 times a day- and I was given a list of things to watch out for that would mean he is getting even worse instead of better which I can only pray does not happen.
My farrier is on his way out and will stop by today on his way home to talk to me.There is little he can do at this point until Racer stablizes, because touching his legs and feet just results in a lot of pain for him. I wish I had better news- but I don't.