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post #91 of 128 Old 03-15-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Yikes. I had glanced at this thread before, but now that I'm dealing with almost an identical injury (only deeper), It's been really interesting reading through your thread.

Glad your boy is healing so well, can't wait to see more pictures as it progresses!
Aw. Sorry to hear that you had the unfortunate luck of a deeper injury. I feel so very fortunate that Red didn't hurt anything vital.

Yes, I will have to get more pictures the next time I clean his wound up. I've been going without a bandage now, with the Wonder Salve on, but the world is a giant mud mess at the moment because we keep going through these snowing days and then warm days!

It's hard to believe how fast it is shrinking now. Once it starts going, it just seems to go!
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post #92 of 128 Old 03-15-2013, 05:34 PM
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Aw. Sorry to hear that you had the unfortunate luck of a deeper injury. I feel so very fortunate that Red didn't hurt anything vital.

Yes, I will have to get more pictures the next time I clean his wound up. I've been going without a bandage now, with the Wonder Salve on, but the world is a giant mud mess at the moment because we keep going through these snowing days and then warm days!

It's hard to believe how fast it is shrinking now. Once it starts going, it just seems to go!
I hear ya about the weather.. although it's been mostly blah all week, with not a lot of nice days. We just got a huge dump of snow. Is it expected to move on down there? Cause I'm sick of it up here!

Walter's wound is only 9 days old, so it looks like I have a long while to go before we start going bandage-less. I just bought some back on track quick wraps to try, he is still pretty ouchie on his leg.
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Congrats on the first ride. It's surreal to get to ride them for the first time after a nasty injury isn't it. It was such a relief to be back on my girl after her nasty barb wire cut. Glad he didn't act too goofy. I envy your access to an indoor arena. Keep it up!!!
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post #94 of 128 Old 03-20-2013, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I think it's time for a photo timeline progression! (Sorry for the huge pictures. I shrank them all smaller, yet they still show up big?)


This was the day it happened.





This was day 12, when I was having issues getting my bandage to stay on.






This was day 13, showing the hunk of skin hanging there.






Day 17, after I finally started getting the bandage to STAY!







Day 29, after the vet had been out a few days prior to cut off that hunko f skin.







Day 46






Day 53






And ..................................

Last night was day 63 and we've been one entire week without a bandage. We're making progress now!

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What a difference since day 46. It shrunk a lot in 17 days. Flattened out, and growing hair right to the edge. Congrats on his healing. Looks like he won't even have a scar. Good job! :)
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Glad to see such an improvement from the first photo. I hope to see it continuing to heal.

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post #97 of 128 Old 03-20-2013, 05:33 PM
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Look at those pretty pink edges. And beautiful flat scab. No need to bandage now. You are on in the home stretch of this injury. Good job!
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Alrighty .... we are on day 71.

I picked off the dirty crusties so that I could apply the Wonder Salve.

Here's what it looked like after I cleaned it up.



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How did you decide when to stop bandaging? Also, did your horse itch and bug it at all? I'm worried Walter will try and nibble at it if it's itchy and make things worse haha.
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How did you decide when to stop bandaging? Also, did your horse itch and bug it at all? I'm worried Walter will try and nibble at it if it's itchy and make things worse haha.
I kept in close contact with my vet, and sent her photos every couple of days. Mostly, there had to be good granulation in the wound before we would even consider to stop bandaging it.

The longer you keep it bandaged, the less it will scar. So I kept Red bandaged pretty long and it doesn't look like he's going to have much of a scar, because it is healing nice.

I never noticed him trying to nibble at it or scratch at it. Granted, based on its location, it would have been hard for him to stand on 3 legs and reach around the chew on it!!! So that wasn't a problem.

Really the only issue we are left with is now he is a booger at lifting that leg to let me pick out his feet. We had a mini "come-to-Jesus" about that last night, and he at least stood still, and picked it up quickly, and put it back down without trying to fall over. Baby steps.....
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