Lady’s Feet – Back to Normal After a Little Soreness

Lady has been making some trips back and forth from the yards near the barn, back to her favorite spots in the deeper parts of Yard 5. For a brief time when she was closer to the barn, we saw her doing things like putting rocks underneath her feet, which is something she does to massage her feet a bit; it is almost always a sign of discomfort. When preparing to do a foot soak, it became evident that she was walking a bit more gingerly than she has in a while –  being more cautious with her right foot, placing it on the ground very intentionally, and holding it up more. 

After her foot soaks that day, Lady seemed to feel a bit better, but remained somewhat unsettled. She did not look as comfortable as she might normally be after a foot treatment and was more tentative when putting pressure on her feet. At that point, we decided it would be best to increase her pain medication to two doses per day. She is still on a relatively low dose and has room to go up, should that become necessary. After a few days, Lady seemed to return to her normal behaviors and, since then, she hasn’t shown any signs of increased pain.

Any foot pain that Lady experienced during that time didn’t decrease her curiosity about the other girls. As you have seen, she has become increasingly intrigued by them and occasionally will rumble when she hears them rumble. It’s quite cute. We all know that Lady will deal with foot pain for the rest of her life, but we’re happy to see that it is not impacting her willingness to keep growing and exploring. 


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    Katie Howard says

    Rumbles!!! ❤️🐘❤️

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    Alana says

    Thanks for the update.

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    John says

    Lady, you rock!

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    So happy Lady has been rumbling back to the others!! But so sorry she’s having so much trouble with her poor feet.

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    Julie says

    I love you Lady and think about you often. I now know that no matter what happens, your journey to sanctuary has been a good thing for you and any social progress is just icing on the cake!

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    Hugs for you Sweet Lady Bug. You are a rock star and so very loved. Keep loving life.

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    Bill says

    I am happy that Lady continues to move slowly towards a more “normal “ life in spite of the treatment that we humans inflicted on her. The rumbling let me know that she still has happy times.

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    Carey says

    How brave Lady is, and c happy to hear she responds well to foot soaks and pain medication. It is great she is starting to rumble back to the others sometimes. You must be pleased. I saw a photo of Kat working on Lady’s feet and felt for her – they look so bad. She is super brave. It might make her also feel vulnerable and affects her relationships with her fellow residents?

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    Andrea says

    Aw Lady – I wish I could take away all of your pain…indeed turn back the clock to erase the things you never should have borne. I’m so grateful that good people are protecting you now and forever.

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    Patricia says

    I love you so much, lovely Lady, and pray for a foot miracle for you! 🙏😘🙏

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    JoAnn Merriman-Eaton says

    Realizing that Lady will deal with foot pain and discomfort her entire life, it is always good to know she seems comfortable and her condition is not worsening. Thank you once again for keeping us informed.

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