Ok, so I spent a lot of time with Sam today, and right now from the way he acted today were going to give him a chance to get better. I thought he was going to die yesterday it was so bad
. Today he was Sam again, just with a leg injury. Though he can't really see, hear, and has arthritis he seems to be happy. So as long as his leg heels and we can keep him at the weight he's at and hopefully get him fatter he will not be put to sleep.
I'm extremely happy about it. Were just going to take things day by day and check him carefully so he does not suffer.
From now on Sam has FULL run of the property. The other horses are in a large pasture across the road. Sam not has 5 shelters and different pens, on top of a cherry orchard, a bunch of apple, peach, pear, and plumb trees, and all the room he wants around the house.
He LOVES it.
I hope this is the right thing to do
?. Nobody wants him to suffer, but if his quality of life is good then for now he shouldn't have to be put down.
I've added some pictures from today. The ones of his cut makes it look really good. What happened is last night it closed over. I don't think that is good because it needs to heal from the inside out and it's really deep. It smells a bit, so I will clean it maybe 2 times tomorrow instead of one (which I did today). I'd like to keep it clean, so should I open it a bit to make sure the inside gets better before it closes? It dosent look clean and healthy like it should does it?