Alright, so had the vet out the other day. Internet was out, which is why it took so long to update. Basically, they just gave him a tetanus shot, thanks to my lovely vets in NC who said they gave him one, turns out they didnt. But anyways, they gave him a tetanus shot, told me to soak it in epson salts everyday, put some healing ointment on it, and keep it wrapped.
After the vet came, which was Monday, March 4th, he seemed to be doing great! Tuesday the swelling was at a minimum, and he was walking on it decently. Still favored it as he turned and what not, but a drastic improvement! Wednesday, again, still looked great, more swelling went down, and had even fewer lame steps. I go out on Thursday, and he was non-weight baring again. I just did the same thing as I had before, and just thought maybe he had knicked it on something. Nope, the puncture looks great, is healing very well, looks clean and nice....went out today, and same thing. Puncture is still healing well, but he is not weight barring on that leg!!!!
His fetlock was slightly swollen today, and had a little bit of heat, but not too much. I will take a video of him walking when I go out tomorrow...but it looks a little like this....
Especially, that very first step, literally, the first second of the video. But as this horse walks out of it a little bit, Rodeo does not. Could he have pulled a muscle,sprained, or strained something?