As I may have said this before, a few weeks ago, after my lesson, I was cooling down Dexter, and all of a sudden he spooked and I was thrown off, hit my head on the wall and knocked unconscious for a few moments. (as what I was told as I can’t completely remember what had happened.) Luckily, I was wearing my helmet and my mom was there as well as my trainer. I was taken by ambulance over to the nearest hospital. I got a full work up and was fully conscious. Nothing was broken, but I did get a head CT that did show a very small brain bleed. I was also told a had a concussion. I had to stay in the ICU overnight so they could closely watch me. Later the next day I was transferred to the regular floor and got to go home the next day. I now have to get a follow up CT and was also told I couldn’t ride for three months. Sadly, I have many symptoms of post concussion syndrome as well as getting many flare-ups of my fibromyalgia. Last weekend I was feeling well enough to head to the barn! It was such a warm day (almost 70!) and I got to groom Mocha! Some of my favorite products I used on her was my Equine Organix waterless shampoo, Ecolicious Equestrian Moisture Manic mane and tail detangler, and The Herbal Horse Shine Bright! As you can see all products I use are all natural and won’t harm your horse! Mocha also got many delicious valentines day treats from Pony Riders Club Bakery! It felt so great to be back at the barn even though I couldn’t ride! Definitely lifted my spirits up after my accident!
This past Saturday I had my usual lesson (which was great btw) on Dexter. When I was cooling off, Dexter spooked and darted and apparently I fell off and hit my head on the arena wall while doing so. I can’t really remember that part though, 911 was called and I was ambulanced to the local hospital. My body was fine, but sore and my head hurt like hell. I got a CT scan and the results showed a very tiny subdural brain bleed, plus a concussion. They admitted me overnight in the ICU and I got another CT in the morning and luckily the bleed has gotten better, but I had to stay another night (on the regular floor) due to my head pain and balance. I luckily got home early yesterday evening. Sadly, I was told I can’t ride for 3 months now and I have to go back in for another CT in three weeks. Overall I was lucky I had my helmet on and nothing worse had happened! Time to get a new helmet!
My name is Kate, I am a 17 year old and a Junior in high school. I have been riding since I was 10 years old, I have never owned due to me having non-horsey parents but I have had gotten a chance to lease 2 summers ago. Unfortunately, in August of 2015, my health have started to go downwards, so I had to stop ridding and soon stop going to school after seeing many many doctors I was finally diagnosed with many chronic illnesses (hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue) which pretty much turned my life upside down. But it never stopped me from wanting to ride again. After 14 months of not riding, I was finally able to get back in the saddle in the beginning of January 2017. It will be awhile before I start competing again and also for me to figure out how my diseases will interact with my riding.
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