I'm sure this will sound like a ramble, but I just want to splurt it out to someone who's willing to listen...I had posted over a month ago about my Appy mare Christy's injury to her knee that she was getting surgery for...We've had A LOT of ups and downs in her "recovery". She had her surgery on November 21st. She has been on stall rest since and with only light hand walking/grazing in the past few weeks. She has been walking sound and trotting sound for visual vet exams...until a few days ago. My vet came out last friday to do a re-ultrasound (1st since surgery). We both noticed that her knee was a little warmer than usual, but nothing we were too worried about (since it was wrapped beforehand). She performed the ultrasound and was still not very happy. Behind her big scar she still had an area of tendon disruption and fluid in the tendon sheat... This wasn't exactly what we wanted to see after almost 2 months after the surgery. Now since Friday her leg keeps getting warmer and warmer and it is swelling again, more than normal (sadly these images show actually that this is almost the smallest it's been sincethe injury, that's also why I'm not optomostic). She had gotten to the point of letting me touch her leg without a fuss, not showing any type of pain of any kind, but she's different now. Again, she pulls away her leg when someone gets near it, and she seems more stiff...I am just so frustrated it's horrible. I do not have the means money wise to do anything else major with her. I am loosing all hope as she slowly slips downhill again. I still have $1500 in vet bills to pay off and they continue to pile up now. My vet sent pictures of her leg to the surgeon to get his opinion. I already had to choke through the option of either putting her down or paying for the surgery which I couldn't afford. One of the boarders was amazing enough to donate part of the costs of it. We ended up having a field surgery because I cannot afford to take her to a surgery center, so the surgeon was kind enough to come to me.
I am sittin here in tears because I have nothing left...I am running out of options very quickly. A rescue won't take her..and honestly I am way too stubborn to just hand her off...she's my baby. I have had some very tough times in the past 2 years...she's my only safe guard.
I want to know if any of you guys would have even an inkling of an idea of what I could do for her? I have tried everything that I can afford...but sadly I am a lot more willing than my bank account is able. I guess it sounds weird...but I just want even a little bit of hope brought back into the situation. I don't mean to sound ...i dunno...needy, but I just want someone to even BS me to thinking that everything will be ok. My life is already upside down enough. I just don't want to loose her now too.
I'm sorry for the ramble, I'm just...done with everything. I want something to go right for once...
This is her leg again now: