The swelling is almost gone...it looks about back to normal...maybe a tiny little bit of swelling still there but not as bad as it was on Thursday, definitely. It still seemed to be bitten up a bit so I washed it off and applied SWAT (in the lovely shade of pink hehehe). My mom got some fly spray for Sonny...it was Absorbine brand...can't remember the exact name of it. It seemed to do the trick
Also the fly sheet seems to be helping also...he'd kept it on and it's still white (believe it or not hehe).
Usually when I put him out to his pasture the first thing he does is swat at flies and you can just watch him eat while swatting away the nasty critters....well I put him out.......annnnd....NO swatting hehe
And I went to just check on him today and again, no swatting. I reapplied some of the bug spray to his legs arena and underneath him, but both the fly spray and the fly sheet seem to do the trick..
But I felt sooo bad for him also....somehow a fly (a deer fly I believe...one of the nasty blood sucking ones) got underneath his fly sheet....he wasn't acting as if it was bothering him so maybe it wasn't bothering him, but I got it out and gave Sonny a carrot and an apple..
So I'm really pleased with the results of the fly sheet...it has a belly band AND neck thing so it protects his neck also (and possibly stopping him from rubbing his mane off? That we shall have to wait and see hehe
Here are some pictures of it: