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post #51 of 217 Old 11-05-2012, 04:20 PM
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Surgery is scary. But remember they do so many of them and do them successfully! Robbie sounds like a real trooper. I have all the faith in the world he will get through this. As for the surgery, it sounds scary, but its not as bad as it sounds. Of course there are always risks, but he's a healthy and fit boy and has a huge group of cheerleaders in his corner.

I am sending lots of healing vibes and prayers Robbies way!
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post #52 of 217 Old 11-05-2012, 04:59 PM
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well from our boarder's horse's injury 1 1/2 yrs. Ago, I can tell you that it will look really nasty and then all of a sudden it's like there is skin growing there! Until his surgeries are done I don't think you will see much skin growing.
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post #53 of 217 Old 11-05-2012, 05:37 PM
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The very best of luck this week for you and Robbie! How comforting to see some who have been through this and can share their successes - hang in there, be strong, and tell Robbie we're all rooting for him :)
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post #55 of 217 Old 11-05-2012, 09:20 PM
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Good luck to you and Robbie!!! Hope everything goes well, and hope no issues with the cast!!!
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post #56 of 217 Old 11-05-2012, 10:15 PM
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Hoping things all go good! I would be scared!

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post #57 of 217 Old 11-05-2012, 10:25 PM
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Good luck!

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post #58 of 217 Old 11-06-2012, 10:35 AM
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Sorry you are going through this, I have never had anything this bad happen to any of my guys, the worst was when my stallion ripped of half his eye lid and got an eye ulcer which has heald well, said stallion in the year I have had him has been on box rest of 2 months 3 times, the last time a lovely women on facebook who I don't know sent me a treat ball for Ricky for free he loved it even though he was in a tremendus amount of pain and blind in one eye.

This is something I made for him before hand


This is what he did to his eye, this doesn't show how bad it was but you get the picture and it was before the ulcer formed.

This is what it looks like now the white in a scar that will never go coursed be a mistake the vet made but he is 100% better and can see now and a lot of the time I was worried he was going to loose his eye because it was a very nasty ulcer.

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post #59 of 217 Old 12-03-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Well I'm alive haha, and so is Robbie. :)

SO sorry about disappearing off the face of the earth - Robbie's injury has become rather complicated, school is killing me and finals are coming up. I've had like little to no time to do anything but take care of Robbie, study or work haha.
But I have TONS of updates for you all. I want to thank everybody again for the kind thoughts and encouragement through all of this, when I was at my weakest you guys were there for me and I love you all. :)

Alrightyyy...where to start? Robbie got surgery on his leg at the beginning of November and everything went great. They cleaned out his leg, put some good antibiotics in it and casted him up. He came out of general anesthetic pretty good...did a couple of somersaults and faceplants (which resulted in a gash above his eye haha) but made it up and standing okay! He slowly got used to walking in the cast and after a couple days at the vets, he was a pro. :) He knew when to pick it up, how to turn, how to lay down and get up. The vets couldn't be happier. :) Also, there was a high risk of infection the first couple days after casting but he showed no sign of discomfort or anything that indicated infection which is awesomeee. Here's a pic of his lovely cast:

Says "OUCH" haha


So he stayed in that cast for the past 3 weeks, brought him home and he was doing fabulous. :) SUPER grumpy he was in a stall 24/7 but his leg was holding up well (along with the 3 other good ones haha). Brought him back to the vets last week to take off the cast and put on another one - also to see what was going on inside the cast and what healing has been made.
His leg is SLOWLY healing. Ugh. The joint is still exposed to the world as the hole through his leg hasn't healed over. :( The vets were hoping he would be further along then that but are saying that it's okay and he may just be a slow healer. So another full blown cast was put on - he got knocked out again and recovered this time with no eye injuries haha - and he gets to keep that on for 6 weeks. Here's a pic of his "Xmas cast" haha:



After this cast he has on now we will hopefully get a more temporary cast next time if the healing speeds up. He no longer has an extensor tendon so they are just really worried about his knuckling over if all of the tissue and muscles aren't properly formed/strong enough yet - hence the millions of casts he'll be getting.

Not quite sure what is going to happen with this, but I'm trying to stay positive and Robbie is fighting strong every day. :)


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post #60 of 217 Old 12-03-2012, 09:01 PM
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Well I'm alive haha, and so is Robbie. :)

SO sorry about disappearing off the face of the earth - Robbie's injury has become rather complicated, school is killing me and finals are coming up. I've had like little to no time to do anything but take care of Robbie, study or work haha.
But I have TONS of updates for you all. I want to thank everybody again for the kind thoughts and encouragement through all of this, when I was at my weakest you guys were there for me and I love you all. :)

Alrightyyy...where to start? Robbie got surgery on his leg at the beginning of November and everything went great. They cleaned out his leg, put some good antibiotics in it and casted him up. He came out of general anesthetic pretty good...did a couple of somersaults and faceplants (which resulted in a gash above his eye haha) but made it up and standing okay! He slowly got used to walking in the cast and after a couple days at the vets, he was a pro. :) He knew when to pick it up, how to turn, how to lay down and get up. The vets couldn't be happier. :) Also, there was a high risk of infection the first couple days after casting but he showed no sign of discomfort or anything that indicated infection which is awesomeee. Here's a pic of his lovely cast:

Says "OUCH" haha


So he stayed in that cast for the past 3 weeks, brought him home and he was doing fabulous. :) SUPER grumpy he was in a stall 24/7 but his leg was holding up well (along with the 3 other good ones haha). Brought him back to the vets last week to take off the cast and put on another one - also to see what was going on inside the cast and what healing has been made.
His leg is SLOWLY healing. Ugh. The joint is still exposed to the world as the hole through his leg hasn't healed over. :( The vets were hoping he would be further along then that but are saying that it's okay and he may just be a slow healer. So another full blown cast was put on - he got knocked out again and recovered this time with no eye injuries haha - and he gets to keep that on for 6 weeks. Here's a pic of his "Xmas cast" haha:



After this cast he has on now we will hopefully get a more temporary cast next time if the healing speeds up. He no longer has an extensor tendon so they are just really worried about his knuckling over if all of the tissue and muscles aren't properly formed/strong enough yet - hence the millions of casts he'll be getting.

Not quite sure what is going to happen with this, but I'm trying to stay positive and Robbie is fighting strong every day. :)

Yayy! I was just thinking about Robbie the other day! So glad to hear he is doing well, and that he is home! Sorry to hear that the healing is going slower than expected, but glad he got through surgery, and without any infections! That's tremendous!! Love the casts, hope things continue to improve for the two of you!!!
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