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Please Jingle for Franklin!

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  • Please Jingle for Franklin!

    Super-Frank had hock injections 6 days ago and was sound and perfect until he went suddenly horribly lame yesterday morning. Vet was on her way to do teeth and by the time she arrived he was three legged with a hot swollen hock.

    We took him to a great equine clinic where he was put under and the joint flushed very aggressively and he was given 4 kinds of antibiotics but there was damage visible in the joint (exposed bone), and his recovery room time was not smooth (he was hallucinating and freaking out - tried to rear/jump out of the recovery room, trapped the vets etc.). The whole procedure took 6 hours - about 4 more than they had thought it would.

    This horse is my best friend and has made so many of my dreams come true. He is the most generous, kind, forgiving, sweetheart of a soul. Someone gave him a 50/50 chance of a "meaningful recovery" yesterday, and since we had less than a 1% chance of an infection happening from a joint injection in the first place, and since the clinic says they only have 1 or 2 horses per year recover as badly as he did, it's really hard not to see those odds as the "glass half empty".

    Please keep us in your thoughts over the next few days. Thank you so much!!!

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    • #3
      I am so sorry, good luck!


      • #4
        Poor guy. Ugh, ugh, ugh. No fun at all for any of you. We just got back from a week in the hospital with cellulitis in a hind leg, which was bad enough - I can only imagine how scary this must be for you guys. Hang in there and hugs.


        • #5
          Jingles and Prayers from KY!
          When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


          • #6
            Lots of jingles for you.
            "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
            Thread killer Extraordinaire


            • #7
              Oh my gosh. Major jingles!
              Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
              White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

              Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.


              • #8
                lots of jingles for you and SuperFrank.
                OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                • #9
                  Jingles for Franklin!
                  "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                  Courtesy my cousin Tim


                  • #10
                    Jingling for you and Frank.


                    • #11
                      Jingling like mad for you and Frank!!!!!!!!
                      Equine Art capturing the essence of the grace,strength, and beauty of the Sport Horse."


                      • #12
                        Jingles for you guys!


                        • #13
                          Huge jingles !! Sounds like everything that could go wrong did.


                          • #14
                            Oh no! Big jingles for Franklin.
                            Click here before you buy.


                            • #15
                              Mega Jingles for Franklin!!!
                              1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.


                              • #16
                                Huge Jingles from this side!!!


                                • Original Poster

                                  Thank you!!

                                  Thank you so much guys!!! i think the jingles are helping!
                                  Got an encouraging call from the clinic this am. Franklin is passing manure and looks more comfortable than he did yesterday.
                                  Fingers crossed he continues to rally and thank you so much for continuing your jingles!


                                  • #18
                                    Sending lots of jingles for Franklin, Gabby and hugs for you.
                                    A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                                    • #19
                                      from Virginia, too!

                                      Adding Virginia jingles and prayers!
                                      breeder of Mercury!

                                      remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                                      • #20
                                        oops, blew that one!

                                        I was so focused on jingling and praying that I forgot to "submit" the first reply2nd attempt follows!
                                        breeder of Mercury!

                                        remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans