I can't believe this...it's deja vu all over again. I went out to the barn this morning to feed the horses...instantly noticed my old gielding's eye was swollen and he was holding it closed. My heart sank when I got a better look at him...here we go again, another horse, another eye problem! We had just gotten over my little filly's eye puncture which ended up costing my family close to $2,000 to fix, plus a major headache w/her having to go stay at the vet's office w/ her mom for 2 1/2 weeks while she recovered. The vet had said at the time her eye puncture was the worst he had ever seen. Luckily she didnt lose her eye and it resulting only a small spot that she's blind in, in that one eye. We had just gotten her home a few weeks ago and were getting back to normal life. Now this. So I made the call to the vet, he luckily had a cancellation so came out and did his work. Yep, a ulcer indicating a scratch...UGH! And my poor gielding is so old, in his late 20's...I'm so protective over my old man. Luckily we caught it soon enough and it doesnt appear to be that serious at this point in time. Now I get to do the fun job of driving out to the barn (they are at a different location from where we live) and putting ointment in his eye 3-4 times every day, for at least a week or two. And here comes another huge vet bill...will it ever end!!! I'm feeling so completely discouraged and just plain depressed and worried right now. I just got back from putting the ointment in his eye again, he totally fought me...and I *hope* I got it in there enough. I nearly broke down in tears. Oh did I also forget to mention that I'm 6 mos pregnant too! Yeah, wonderful!! Talk about a bad day...my hubby's Gma died last night too! Ughhhh! Anyone had to face eye problems w/their horses too? Any words of encouragement about his eye condition? I'm just so down in the dumps. Hope I can do this myself (hubby's WAY too busy at work to help me) and what if I can't get all the ointment in it and it gets worse. Ugh.