In the past year and a half that I have owned Chester, I am pretty sure that I have spent more in vet bills then I spent on him. When you don't have a job to pay for said vet bills, it really really really friggin blows. I just got my invoice for: blocking, rads and his first shockwave session...and it is almost $1,000. And, we still have another 2 Shockwave sessions to go. Yes, I knew this was coming and yes I know I don't have any other choice in the matter. But, what a shock to my system. I honestly feel like throwing up a little bit.
The stress of caring for a horse is one thing. To have to care for an injured horse who is unrideable for almost a year when you have no job...is indescribable. Trust me. I just sat here staring at my screen for 5 minutes trying to figure out what to say that could possible describe it. No luck.
I'm trying, really really hard to remain positive. The fact - for whatever reason - I haven't been able to land a job - is really starting to get to me. It's been almost 7 months and for 5 of those months, I have had an injured horse. Not a good mix.
Getting a HUGE bill like that and knowing you still have another $800 to come. Blows. I'll do everything I can for Chester - to make sure he has every shot at recovering fully. I don't know how I am going to do it, but I will.