When Nelson choked, it was a 2 day epsiode. Long, stressful and draining. When I got him to the 2nd vet on the 2nd day, he was scoped, and the scope went directly into his lungs to see what was going on in there *this was after the choke was dislodged* and he found bits and pieces of his feed in his lungs - so, he was put on a strong dose of Pennicillian*Sp* that lasted him almost a week.
He was also put on Tucaprim *sp*after the pennicillian was finished.
I had to keep a close eye on his breathing for a while. There was a time where his breathing wasn't that great after a month from the incident, so she came out and did an examination, listening to his breathing and watching him work *walk, trot* - so he was put back on Tucaprim for another full dosage *until container ran out* and that seemed to nip it in the bud.
He's 21 and we're in full work now, Eventing and he's doing great! *knock on wood*
This morning, has green mucus - so not even nearly 24 hrs since she first choked, which is scary that it is showing up so quick, Aspiration Pneumonia, and I know it is ideal for antibiotics to be started before it sets in. . .
I've got the meds I need from the vet, so I pray for the best.