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        09-08-2013, 08:45 PM
      #11
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Your show videos are set to private. :(

    I am so glad she is doing well!


    Thanks for letting me know! I fixed it!
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        09-08-2013, 10:28 PM
      #12
    Started
    I am SO happy that this story has the ending that it does :)
         
        09-08-2013, 11:23 PM
      #13
    Showing
    I'm sure the canter work will get better in time :) Happy you get that opportunity for time with her!
         
        09-08-2013, 11:44 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    What an amazing recovery! Like TG said, it hardly seems like it's been a year. She truly is a miracle mare, and I'm sure she expects you to treat her as such. She must be incredibly spoiled!
         
        09-09-2013, 12:59 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    So great to see the summary all in one place- I followed her threads and updates the past year, and it looks like she's doing great with you!
         
        05-01-2014, 07:42 AM
      #16
    Trained
    Hi All!

    I'm aware this is an old thread, but...I didn't want to make a new one and this is the condensed version of what happened.

    I want to update on Rumor's condition.

    Rumor spent 6 weeks at my trainer's from Feb 28th to April 14th. She really came a LONG way in that 6 weeks. She side passes, leg yields, her trot has smoothed out, she's so light in the mouth, and really does most of her turning by leg cues. Her canter needs work, but she was too out of shape from sitting all winter to realy work on it. Nursing school didn't give me ANY time for horses. Plus our winter was horrible this year.

    Anyways, Yesterday, I hauled Rumor to the vet's for an UTD XRay of her hock.

    *Drumroll*

    She looks GREAT! Like, crazy good. She's a flipping MIRACLE.

    Her top hock joint, the one responsible for like 95% of the motion has no issues at all. From what I remember, that is where the infection ate away at her bone. (That happened to regrow perfectly) She had no changes in that top joint. It's completely normal.

    Middle joint looks good. The lower joints however, where they are all tiny and stacked ontop of eachother and very tiny spaces of cartiledge inbetween, there have been some changes. A little bit of calcium buildup. But nothing bad. And the vet says once it fuses, she'll be even better since those joints don't "have to move" because only approximately 5% of the motion of the hock comes from there.

    I am SO happy.

    I've been riding her 4-5 times a weeks since she's been back. And she's doing really good. She trots a complete barrel pattern now. And I even loped her around a barrel twice. But her lope needs work. She's unbalanced, so we are working on it. I hope to be cantering a full pattern by mid summer on her. And with her being darn near 100% sound, she's only going to get better.

    Since she did have some changes in the lower joint, and she does flex 1/5 on a lameness scale on her leg, We decided to inject the lower hock. My vet used a steroid...Depomederol and also put in an antibiotic for prophylaxis.

    I'm supposed to give her 2 days off. And then start riding her again. So, I'm watching her like a hawk. I expressed my concerns regarding her contracting another joint infection from the injection, and he told me what to watch for. (Which I already know...Cause I dealt with it before) But he scrubbed her up really good with Chlorahexidine. And the antibiotic her injected too relieves some of my stress.

    Here's hoping to a successful year with Rumor! *Cheers!*
         
        05-01-2014, 11:18 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    Wow, since I haven't been here that long I hadn't read anything about what you went through with your horse. I can sympathize with what you went through to get her better because I had one go through the exact same thing 41/2 years ago. It was a lot of hard work and I'm so glad your story had a happy ending. My mare ended up having to be euthanized because after she finally started feeling better and the swelling went down then her skin just started peeling off her leg. Vet said there was no way to even try skin grafts. My mare didn't have so much as a scrape on that leg when it started so we don't have a clue as to what caused it. I had pictures of it but lost them when our old computer went south. Here she is before:

         
        05-01-2014, 06:46 PM
      #18
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by JCnGrace    
    Wow, since I haven't been here that long I hadn't read anything about what you went through with your horse. I can sympathize with what you went through to get her better because I had one go through the exact same thing 41/2 years ago. It was a lot of hard work and I'm so glad your story had a happy ending. My mare ended up having to be euthanized because after she finally started feeling better and the swelling went down then her skin just started peeling off her leg. Vet said there was no way to even try skin grafts. My mare didn't have so much as a scrape on that leg when it started so we don't have a clue as to what caused it. I had pictures of it but lost them when our old computer went south. Here she is before:

    That is extremely unfortunate. I'm sorry for your loss. It's frustrating to have such a horrific injury/illness, and not have any idea of what happened.

    I remember being so close to putting her down. Laying in the stall just crying my heart out with her while she was in so much pain and thinking to myself how selfish I was being by making her suffer and try to survive this.

    I can see now why we fought so hard to live. She is an incredible mare and she was worth the struggle.
         
        05-01-2014, 10:47 PM
      #19
    Foal
    That is amazing! Thank you for sharing, it's nice to read a story with such a happy ending. :) I'm really happy for both of you.
         

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