Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern California
Ok guys, I have been updating people on how Mozart's leg is coming along on different posts. So I decided to post the updates here as well, since this is the original post.
This is a quote from my second post on Mozart's Health. This post was posted on November 19th:
"Running out of things to try to get the would to heal, my vet suggested that we try these pre-medicated pads that are really expensive. Well they work. His leg was almost healed, then the vet wanted to see what he would do off of antibiotics (which he has been on this whole time) and so we stopped the antibiotics and his leg got worse again. So back on the antibiotics he went. Now the back of his front leg is healing but the front of the front leg is opening up to be a big sore like the back of that leg. So now we are fighting two sides of the same leg.
And then to top it all off, Mozart is ill. It seems he has the flu that is going around in our area. He had a high fever (103.8)for two days and was in a lot of pain (you could tell because this horse is calm and he was pawing and curling his lip and shivering) and he had been laying down for the greater part of the days he had a fever. His fever is broken, he is eating and drinking normally and he only lays down for a few minutes at a time and only three or four times a day. He has been all sucked up the whole time, like ribs showing, hip bone showing and his stomach all tense. My vet said something was causing him a lot of pain (probably the flu) and she told me to put him on U-guard (an ulcer supplement) and so far he is just starting to look less sucked up, not back to normal, but in less pain."
As of today (Dec 14th), Mozart is no longer sick. He is mostly sound (he has his ouchy days still) and his leg is looking better and better everyday. He is now on a steroid that is doing great things with his legs. He will be on them for a few more weeks so they still have plenty of time to heal some more before the steroid treatment ends. I am hoping that the wounds will be mostly healed by the time we run out of steroids.
"Horses are the best medicine for the soul"