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post #1 of 217 Old 10-29-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Please keep Robbie in your thoughts - *UPDATE* Sadly, Robbie lost the fight

Hey guys, sorry I haven't been on here much lately! Robbie had gotten hurt about a month and a half ago and has taken a turn for the worse. I'm not sure what's going to happen (he has a 50/50 chance right now) but if you guys could keep him in your thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it. :)

I can't really go into much detail onto what happened, what caused this, etc at the moment - but when everything clears up I'll give you guys the full story! It's pretty serious but I'm hoping for a good outcome with this. Robbie is in high spirits and not in a ton of pain (considering his condition) so that makes me and the vets hopeful. :)

What I can say is this basically started out as a small cut/nick of the hind extensor tendon - escalated into a small infection/re-opening of the scabbed over cut - and onto an almost severed hind leg. He was given a prognosis of 100% full recovery at the start of this mess, now he has a 50/50 chance. Here are the pictures - they do show blood and the last one is pretty graphic so be warned!

I've never been so scared/worried/horrified in my whole life. I just really need support through this and you guys being horse people are the ones who really understand. Robbie isn't just my horse, but he's my best friend and my baby. And the fact that this is happening to him and I can't do anything crushes me. :( Any positive stories you have about a horse recovering from a horrific injury would be amazing to hear right now, all I can think of is the worst.

First happened:

Right before infection:

Infection (notice the lovely hole haha):

Right before bad severance:

Severed (it's so deep you can see the bone/joint when he flexes the fetlock) ...this happened less than 6 hours after the above picture:

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post #2 of 217 Old 10-29-2012, 01:39 PM
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Oh wow i am so so sorry you two are in my thoughts! Hope for a quick recovery!
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post #3 of 217 Old 10-29-2012, 01:40 PM
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ouch ! poor robbie ! wishing a speedy recovery for him !!

my old mare had a bad hock injury from a kick and the vet wanted to euthanize her. 13 years later she is 25 and sound and still be ridden nearly every day =]

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post #4 of 217 Old 10-29-2012, 01:41 PM
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I have seen alot worse..with full recovery. So sorry this happened. Is he able to walk on it?
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I'm so sorry, Blush. Will definitely keep Robbie in my prayers. Best of luck for a speedy recovery, and keep us updated!
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post #6 of 217 Old 10-29-2012, 01:52 PM
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Prayers coming for a full recovery. Hang in there & hope to hear good news soon.
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Sending prayers for a full recovery.
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post #8 of 217 Old 10-29-2012, 01:54 PM
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Sending postive thoughts! I'm so sorry for you and Robbie!
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post #9 of 217 Old 10-29-2012, 02:04 PM
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We had a mare who cut about halfway through her left rear fetlock joint. She had surgery, then a cast. The vet said it would very unlikely that she would be ridden again.

Now, a little over a year, she's sound and is being ridden again. Sorry, no pictures to show

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post #10 of 217 Old 10-29-2012, 04:36 PM
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OMG! Sending positive thoughts to Robbie and you. I have no experience with anything like this and I know you must be terrified. Hang in there. We're all pulling for both of you!!

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