How I despise thee...
I forgot to mention one thing about the Sedivet injection in my post yesterday. Apparently, one of the side effects is diarrhea. We all know how delicate Miss Lilly's digestive system is, so giving her a drug with a known side effect like diarrhea probably wasn't a good idea. My vet didn't mention that little fact until after we had given her the shot, but perhaps I should have inquired prior.
I'll go ahead and apologize for my vulgarity now, but there's only one way to describe Lilly's stall this morning... it looked like a shit bomb exploded in there. Her blanket was covered, her tail bag was covered, her hind end was covered, and the entire stall had to be stripped of bedding. The walls will need a good cleaning too come spring...
I'm not sure if this side effect is only temporary, or if she's going to have explosive diarrhea for the next 30 days. I'll give her another day and see how things go, but I'll probably end up calling the vet to see if there's anything we can give her to help. Washing her butt and stripping the stall every morning sounds like the worst way I could spend the first 2 hours of my day.
The Sedivet was also supposed to be undetectable. My vet said it wouldn't be noticeable but would take the edge off. When I called M today to tell her about the diarrhea she said she could tell right away last night when she went to feed that Lilly was drugged. She looks sleepy and is slightly unstable on her feet.
She still managed to paw impatiently before breakfast and at the door after I turned Baby and AJ out. I gave her some extra hay, closed her in, and she calmed down after a few loud cries for Baby. I hope she did a bit more resting today than she has been.
So, I can't win for losing. Either she's in the stall pawing up a storm, or she's outside where she can run around do who knows what out there. If she's inside the stall doped up on Sedivet she's pooping all over the stall and everywhere else.
The fun never ends where Lilly is concerned!