Originally Posted by blush
Thank you all for your kind words, support and condolences.
I'm still in shock. I feel numb to everything right now. I went through the worst day of my life yesterday and I still can't catch my breath.
Basically what happened is that we think he kicked his stall wall yesterday morning. His leg broke open again, right back to the original injury 6 months ago. Everything that "healed" was gone and the vet could put her fingers right into the opening and touch the fetlock joint and cannon bone. Everything we had worked so hard for was just gone.
We got another vet from a difference practice to give a second opinion. He was amazed at his progress but told us that he should be PTS. We could do surgery, casting, stall rest, etc all over again and he could be a semi-sound pasture pet at best. His fetlock would have to be fused together and he would always be lame and in pain. He would never run or live a normal life again. I couldn't put him through that so he was put down.
I was lucky enough to say goodbye but it doesn't really matter when my heart is ripped out of my chest.
Praying you can heal. So sorry this happened, when found out yesterday my heart just broke. He had one of the best personalities I have ever met, always a sweet boy. Think of him healthy and running and playing around and being the dork of a horse he always was. Prayers for you to be able to heal, I know he will always be at your side no matter what you choose to do moving forward.