Today I went to check on my boy on my break from work and he was so calm and lethargic and after giving him his hay and packing it back up to go to work.. I turned him out and noticed a huge amount of blood on his left shoulder.
After checking it, and calling two vets and every number in my phone book.. my friend came out and we washed it clean and it appeared to be a huge puncture that just kept on going..
Vet came out, after 2 hours of nothing from my regular vet (this guy just called me, I haven't met him before but he floats the horses at the place I board at..)
And he stitched Sky up and it turns out, it was a puncture an inch and a half deep, inflamed to the size of a baseball, and oozing pus. It was so terrible :(
I feel like such a mess.. He is stuck on stall rest for 2 weeks, minimum.. the barn management over there sucks, and I haven't stopped crying. It all started when he was sedated and I was holding up his head, stroking it and crying.
I just needed to vent a little. He has so much medication right now.. 18 pills a day, 500mg of bute per day, wasn't allowed to eat for 2 hours.. and stuck in the one place he loathes most: a stall.
I feel like such a bad horse mom :(