Okay, so Red has been getting harder and harder to bandage every day. He's getting sick of it, and I don't blame him. But it has to be done!
The last few days have been a terrible wrapping job by me, because he hasn't been standing still, so it's been falling down every day.
My non-horsey husband has been trying to help, but Red is a strong and big boy. My husband doesn't exactly know how to handle him and I sure don't want him getting hurt.
On Sunday, the bandage had fallen down completely for the first time, and it was full of shavings and was dirty. Since it was decently nice outside (30 degrees), I got my boarding lady to help me cold hose it off. To my surprise, Red did not move an inch. Couldn't believe it! So we got it cleaned off well. But..... the wrap job sucked. I even had her try to help hold him for me but he still just wasn't having none of it. So again, got it wrapped, but not very good. And of course, it didn't stay up.
This is the wound on Sunday (day 12 of the injury) after we had hosed it off.
And then these pictures are from last night. The bandage had fallen down completely again, and he must have banged it on something because it was bloody. This (obviously) was before I cleaned it up.
I'm really tempted to cut off that hunk of skin hanging there ..... so I just emailed a picture to a vet. She isn't the one that took care of him the night it happened, but I am goingn to have her look at it in person in the next week or two when they make their usual trip to my area.
It took 3 people last night (God bless my boarding people for helping me) but I got it wrapped the best I have yet last night, and she informed me this morning that it is actually still on his leg! Even after him laying down at night, and rolling in his shavings.
as he always does. If it is still intact tonight, I will not change the bandage, as the vet told me I could go every other day.
But this is just a SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW process. And he's a pill to bandage now, but at least we didn't have to twitch him or anything yet. (and hopefully not)