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    07-27-2011, 10:39 AM
  #11
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Poor girl!!! I hope she makes a full recovery and will be watching for more posts. Best of luck with her and give her a big hug from me.
     
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    07-27-2011, 10:57 AM
  #12
Showing
Wow, your poor girl! I am always fascinated by the injuries horses can recover from sometimes, Chuck Taylor is definitely an example of that! Sending well wishes for you & April and look forward to watching her progress and hopefully full recovery.
     
    07-27-2011, 11:03 AM
  #13
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I obviously have a problem...I am looking at the photos that everyone is saying how horrific they are and I am thinking how amazingly great things look.

Her wounds have healed up so well. You and your vet (and the farrier too) deserve some serious pats on the back. That wound looks amazing.

What are the expectation for her hoof to regrow? I know it will not ever be perfect but I assume most of it will come back.
     
    07-27-2011, 02:57 PM
  #14
Weanling
Hehe, I think they're gross, I'm sort of squeamish. Not when it comes to pulling teeth etc, but anything to do with animals in pain makes me cringe. I know, I'm a total saddo, but I can't look at those pics without my toes curling lol
     
    07-27-2011, 05:59 PM
  #15
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My goodness that is hard to look at, and it is only pictures - I would have one heck of a time dealing with that in real life.

Huge congratulations to you for doing such a great job, and I am pleased everything is healing well.
     
    07-28-2011, 08:08 AM
  #16
Started
Thanks everyone for the good wishes... we need them!!!

April has not been happy about having to soak her foot and then getting it re-wrapped. I hope today goes better. The wound seems to be draining well though and she continued to do some full steps on it.
     
    07-28-2011, 09:21 AM
  #17
Yearling
Sending you and Best Wishes for a successful recovery for Angel. She is so fortunate to have you taking care of her.
     
    07-29-2011, 11:54 AM
  #18
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April is feeling better for sure... she has been a bit of a pill lately so I left a message for the vet seeing if I could do a bit more hand walking with her other then the 6-12 steps out of the stall (maybe out the door to eat some grass). She is putting more weight on it when she walks but still limps, before it was more of a toe hobble. She is not happy about me cleaning her foot though and gave me a run for my money the other day... I had my boyfriend come out to the barn last night to help and she was much better.

Thanks for the continous support in these "character" building times... it is amazing what a horse will make us do for them

I have attached a picture of her foot from last night. The swelling has gone down some and the tissue looks healthier then it did on Monday

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    07-29-2011, 01:56 PM
  #19
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It really is absolutely amazing. I feel guilty being so enthralled by the healing process.

When Beauty severed her tendons she spent about 6 weeks in a stall and about the second week she got so cranky that just thinking about her daily bandage changes made me sick to my stomache. I stressed so badly and it took 3 people to do it. One to hold her head towards the bandage changer, one to force her to put weight on the bad leg and then the most dangerous job... the bandage changer. Luckily my brother did it for me. Since it was a back leg he felt the wind whisk past his ears several times....! I feel for you...
     
    07-29-2011, 11:27 PM
  #20
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
It really is absolutely amazing. I feel guilty being so enthralled by the healing process.

When Beauty severed her tendons she spent about 6 weeks in a stall and about the second week she got so cranky that just thinking about her daily bandage changes made me sick to my stomache. I stressed so badly and it took 3 people to do it. One to hold her head towards the bandage changer, one to force her to put weight on the bad leg and then the most dangerous job... the bandage changer. Luckily my brother did it for me. Since it was a back leg he felt the wind whisk past his ears several times....! I feel for you...
Do not feel guilty... I find healing processes interesting too. It just happens to be my horse this time.

We figured out that if we have April in cross ties and Cory (my boyfriend) grabs her tail bone and puts pressure on it she will stand pretty decent. We tried hand twitching her nose and grabing the skin on her neck and that didn't work.

Tonight April took a handful of steps with full weight!!!!! I am still smiling from when I was out at the barn 4 hours ago. She was also putting weight on it in the stall. At first things just seemed to go no where and overnight she improved tremendously.

Thanks everyone for all of your support!!! It is helping sooo much :)
     

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