Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Resaca, Georgia
• Horses: 0
Just an update and more questions.... right after I posted that the proud flesh had exploded in growth, my daughter cut the larger than a golf ball lump of flesh off. She tried using a scaple (sp) but it just made small cuts.. she got a larger knife that was really sharp and cut the ball of flesh off.. it was actually attached by a very small amount of flesh. It cut off cleanly and with less blood than I expected. It started looking really good and healing.
Before she cut the ball of proud flesh, below the had knee burst and drained a few days before. THe whole knee had been swollen, he could still bend it but not well. She continued cleaning and putting meds on the proud flesh area and the area that burst to drain. EVERYTHING was looking really, really good, nice pink skin. The proud flesh area had a small scab area but was looking wonderful and we were sighing a big sigh of relief... don't ever do that!!!!
Saturday, we went to the barn to clean stall, play etc.... she walked into his stall and there was a huge gash across the middle of the knee, after we screamed, cried and bashed our heads against the wall. We started trying to figure out if it was a "cut" or another "busted" area. I went around his stall practically on my hands and knees looking for anything that could have "cut" him, I could not find a thing. We decided that he must have laid down and when he tried to get up the swelling caused it to bust. (It had not been bad swollen just slightly)
We are practically back to square one... the cut does not seem to have proud flesh in it, just a cut about 4-5 inches long right across the kneecap.
We know what to do to start the healing again, but my question is... has anyone expiericed this type of thing.. you know, a swollen limb that just bust open like that???