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post #41 of 217 Old 11-01-2012, 07:05 PM
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So happy to hear Robbie is healing up......there may be ups and downs with it before he's fully recovered but it looks like he's doing great!

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post #42 of 217 Old 11-01-2012, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I'm so relieved since the vet visit, now I don't have to worry so much about him 24/7 haha. :)

I guess he's been helping muck his stall- he rips the shavings bag open and flings it all over his stall haha. The vets think he's hilarious! I'm just so happy he's in good spirits through all of this, probably makes dealing with this a lot easier. :)

I realllly hoping for a full recovery! The rehab will be long (thank goodness for winter and not show season) but with the proper care, he could return to his 3'6 hunter career. I'm just so thankful I have access to great vet care cause I know so many people don't (or don't want to pay for it). Robbie is my everything so I only want the best care possible for him. And then hopefully he'll have a happy ending!

The vet on his case is the same one that saved him for life-threatening colic 3 years ago haha.
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Oh and I noticed he's SO bored in his stall and has taken up pacing. :( which isn't good for a leg that needs rest! I've gotten him a jolly ball and lickit, any other suggestions of what I can give him to relieve boredom?? He hates being in a stall anyways so being on 3 long months of stall rest is gonna torture him unless I can find something to keep him preoccupied haha.
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post #44 of 217 Old 11-01-2012, 10:37 PM
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I am keeping Robbie in my thoughts. He is in really great hands.

When my friend had her super playful gelding on stall rest she put a mirror in his stall. She had it up rather high so he couldn't kick it. It was a plastic like mirror that they use for baby toys and duct taped around the sides.
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post #45 of 217 Old 11-02-2012, 12:22 AM
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Oh and I noticed he's SO bored in his stall and has taken up pacing. :( which isn't good for a leg that needs rest! I've gotten him a jolly ball and lickit, any other suggestions of what I can give him to relieve boredom?? He hates being in a stall anyways so being on 3 long months of stall rest is gonna torture him unless I can find something to keep him preoccupied haha.
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Glad to hear he's healing up alright! Maybe try an Uncle Jimmy's hanging ball? Gave one to my gelding after his surgery. Keeps them entertained for a long time but also leaves their face and mane a mess!
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post #46 of 217 Old 11-02-2012, 01:08 AM
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glade to here that Robbie is doing good my prays and thoughts are with you both

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post #47 of 217 Old 11-02-2012, 02:28 AM
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Oh my gosh! Im so so sorry its taking me so long to see this!!! I feel awful! Im so sorry for your ordeal with Robbie!!!! He will be in my thoughts for sure! He is one of my favorites on HF!!!! So glad to see that he is doing better, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Robbie for a speedy recovery!!!
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post #48 of 217 Old 11-05-2012, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys :)
I did put a mirror up in his stall and he is very happy looking at himself for half the day haha. He does get some horse patients that stay a day or two beside him so that keeps him way happier too. The vets are saying he's acting a little depressed because he is basically by himself a lot of the time. :(

But I do have another update! Guess things are going good still but the most critical part of his recovery is coming up this week. He is going in for surgery to stitch together the cut a bit...however the tendon he severed is gone forever. When he cut it, the tendon started dying off so he will never have a tendon on the front of his leg again. Not sure how I feel about this...I'm told he will preform perfectly fine it's just important to have during the healing process so he wont knuckle over. Anybody know about this? Everything I read says the tendon is either surgically re-attached or it attaches itself haha. I'm scared that they are telling me it's gone!!
So after they stitch it up a bit, they are going to cast it (he keeps opening the wound and such when he flexes his fetlock so it needs to stay closed to close and heal). He has to be under general anesthetic (a scary thing all by itself) so they are worried how he will do when getting up with a cast, not freaking out, not hurting himself, etc. Ughhh so much to worry about now! With his leg in the cast and the joint still exposed, infection is suppppper high. Basically they told me it will be do or die this week...literally. If there are no complications with the cast, it's looking like a really good recovery. If there are complications, he could get really sick really fast and his chances are slim.
There are just SO many factors that can influence if he'll make it or not - and I'm terrified. I hate waiting and not being able to do anything. Plus he's acting more depressed every day he is alone and not "home". I'm so scared he's not going to fight as hard as he has been. I feel like I'm back at square one and nobody really quite understands how much Robbie means to me. I can't think of ever losing him and now with this whole surgery and cast thing...it's a real possibility. :(

Please continue to keep my little baby in your thoughts, he needs it now more than ever.



Oh! And here's a pic of his cut from the other day. To me it looks freaking nasty, but the vets are saying it's healing and looking good! :)


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I am eating lunch, and that looked pretty nasty to me! HOpe you and your horsey find the path to recovery. Sounds like a tough time.
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*winces* Ouchie. Fingers crossed here that all goes well. By the way I LUV his cute face :)
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