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Please jingle for my horse...he is having SECOND surgery now!

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  • Please jingle for my horse...he is having SECOND surgery now!

    OCD surgery is scheduled for today and tie back is scheduled for Saturday. After seeing him, the surgeon decided not to do both on one day; he said that the big horses do not handle long anesthesia times well.

    I was a little surprised that he is doing a normal tie-back; I have heard so much about lasers being used lately and another surgeon recommended a ventriculocordectomy. But this surgeon is supposed to be good so I will leave it to his judgment.

    Still, I am going to be a nervous wreck for a few days!!
    Last edited by caryledee; Dec. 8, 2012, 01:35 PM.

  • #2
    Jingles for you horse hope the surgery goes well.


    • Original Poster

      Thanks! He is out of surgery and it went well. They removed some very large chips. I went over to see him and he is groggy but otherwise okay. It is good that he will stay there a few days in their nice big stalls and round the clock care.


      • #4
        Jingling for good recovery,.


        • #5
          Jingles!! My boy will need the tie back surgery at some point. I would love to hear how your guy makes out.

          Glad the first surgery went well and Jingles for the second


          • #6
            Glad to hear it went well. Jingles for the second.
            "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple” – Barry Switzer


            • #7
              Glad to hear the good news! I know you've been going through a lot with horses lately, Caryledee, so I am glad things went well for you. I am interested in the "big horse" comment as I have Clydesdales. What breed is your guy?


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by JoanR View Post
                Glad to hear the good news! I know you've been going through a lot with horses lately, Caryledee, so I am glad things went well for you. I am interested in the "big horse" comment as I have Clydesdales. What breed is your guy?
                Thanks! Hopefully this will be the end of health issues for a while. My guy is "just" an OTTB, but he is 17.2 and I'd say at least 1500 lbs. Most people think he is a warmblood or draft cross.


                • Original Poster

                  UPDATE: They just let me know he is going in for his second surgery. I can't wait til this is all over!!


                  • #10
                    Hope all goes well and that his recovery is complete and uncomplicated from both surgeries.
                    "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple” – Barry Switzer


                    • #11
                      Thinking of you and your good horse.


                      • #12
                        Jingles for a speedy and full recovery!!


                        • Original Poster

                          Wow, well he is out of surgery and ready to come home!! I wasn't expecting to be able to bring him home today but it will be nice to have him back.


                          • #14
                            Glad he's out of surgery 2...jingles for a smooth recovery!


                            • #15
                              Jingles & AO for a complete recovery ~

                              Jingles & AO for a complete and uneventful recovery ~ ((hugs))
                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                              • #16
                                Jingles for an easy peasy recovery!!
                                Certified Spiritual Medium/ Animal Communicator


                                • #17
                                  That is great news! Just what I have been hoing to hear. When my Clydesdale Tuffy had surger to remove a bone chip on his hock, I ended up leaving him in the hospital for ten days. But that was because he was too far from me to allow me to assume his daily care and I was afraid he might get an infection. Your horse will be a lot happier at home with you and I know from other things you have posted that you are up to the task of daily care. Good luck!


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Thanks all! I have a feeling we are going to be asking for reserpine first thing tomorrow, lol, but I am very happy surgery is done and looking forward to the future!


                                    • #19
                                      Jingles and Prayers for your horse, speedy recovery for him.


                                      • #20
                                        Good luck to you and your boy!
                                        My "moose" (17.3+hh hanoverian gelding) had tie-back surgery April of 2011. He had a reaction to the drugs the first time around, and we had to reschedule the surgery for 2 weeks later (after he "redecorated" the clinic's operating room) but the surgery went smoothly, post care was icky but uneventful, and 18 mos later he has no issues, breathes better and more quietly, and subsequent scopes have all looked great. I wish your gelding a smooth healing process, and for the posters who've wondered about tie-back procedures, I can say mine was successful. Good luck and Jingles!
                                        A good man can make you feel sexy, strong, and able to take on the world.... oh, sorry.... that's wine...wine does that...