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Never had to ask for jingles before..moved to Horse Care, see # 37

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  • Never had to ask for jingles before..moved to Horse Care, see # 37

    I rarely start new threads, generally just read and comment when I feel I have something (hopefully) of interest to add.. but my 19 year old Arabian Willie is going to Blue Ridge Monday morning -most likely for partial penile amputation due to SCC. I found the growth last Saturday, and we are still awaiting the pathology reports from Cornell, but the vets are fairly certain that is what it is. We did a total blood work, and everything is fine. He is in great shape, in fact we had our very best dressage lesson ever last Friday, the day before I found the growth. The vets feel the prognosis is good if they can get a clean edge, so we have opted to give him a chance. So I would really appreciate some COTH jingles for my boy.
    Last edited by eventgroupie2; Aug. 7, 2009, 11:40 PM. Reason: Update message 34
    stained glass groupie

  • #2
    You've got jingles heading your way from someone who has seen their magic!

    Keep us posted!! Poor boy! So good you found it early!


    • #3
      JIngling from NC


      • #4
        What were the symptoms? Was there a visible tumor?

        You are in my thoughts.....
        Sending prayers your way!


        • #5
          Big jingles for your boy. Who is operating? Dr. Stephens is excellent. Very, very thorough. I don't know the other surgeon, but have heard good things. Hang in there.

          The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.



          • #6
            jingles from florida.

            ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"


            • #7
              sending great big jingles for your boy!! good luck
              A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


              • #8
                jingles from Colorado
                Nina's Story
                Epona Comm on FB


                • Original Poster

                  Thanks for all your kind thoughts! I don't know how to quote and all that, so I'll just answer questions best I can.
                  The surgeon operating from Blue Ridge is Dr. Trostle. Tabby and Julia from the Valley Division have been our vets for a long time, and Julia examined him here.
                  The symptoms were that Willie walked over to get breakfast right after passing urine and had not "put it away" yet. (YIKES - I am so sorry that this is not a pleasant topic, but if it helps someone else, then.....) I immediately saw what I can only describe as a "turkey gobbler" growth approx an inch long and 1/2 inch wide hanging off his penis about 1/2 inch from the tip. We scheduled a vet appointment for Monday. (The last time I "checked him out" was when we returned from a trip mid June - I thought everything looked a little too bright pink, but that was all. Willie is a very private guy - the TB's we have forever are wingin' it all around, but not Willie. ) Since then, some of the "tumor" has fallen off, but the "nub" is still there. So we are taking him Monday morning to let the surgeon examine him, and will see where we go from there.
                  Thanks so much for your jingles - I've often given them, but never thought I might need them.
                  stained glass groupie


                  • #10
                    Good luck and best wishes to you both. Keep us posted.


                    • #11
                      JINGLES JINGLES JINGLES for you and Willie !!! AO AO AO Always Optimistic!!! GOOD LUCK !!!
                      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                      • #12
                        Jingles from Indiana!

                        A lady that I know had the same procedure done on her aged Morgan gelding. She was meticulous about his aftercare and he recovered quite well.
                        "If ever I did not have a horse or dog in my keeping, I should feel I had lost touch with the earth." ~Beryl Markham


                        • #13
                          Jingles from NJ!


                          • #14
                            jingles from me too!!!

                            I want to say those tend to be very local, so with good margins, you should have a good recovery!! I hope I remembered right and it means good things for Willie!


                            • #15
                              Jingling here too!


                              • #16
                                Jingles from Maine..where the sun is shining! Good things do happen!


                                • #17
                                  Jingles and prayers from KY.
                                  When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                                  • #18
                                    Jingles, sounds like you caught it early. Positive thinking!


                                    • #19
                                      Sending Jingles

                                      Hoping the surgery goes smoothly and that he heals quickly.


                                      • #20
                                        Also jingling from NJ!!