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Christmas Vet Emergency - Open Coffin Bone Fracture

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  • Originally posted by Texarkana View Post
    Thanks ZuZu! Same old same old here...

    On a somewhat related note-- how do you know your husband is a keeper?

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c6...psf04bde29.jpg

    A vetwrap bouquet for Abby and candy boxes of horse treats for the girls! He specifically told me the one labeled "drama" is for Abby.
    LOVE the vetwrap bouquet! That is awesome! Yep, he's a keeper.

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    • What a thoughtful gift glad things are still boring, but such a good sign.

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      • LOVE IT !!! Creative as hell ! Super cool !!!

        Loved the vetwrap bouquet !!!

        Super creative !!!!

        all the
        Valentine's were GREAT !!!!

        He's a "keeper" !!!!
        Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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        • Still jingling!

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            Thanks!!!

            She's doing well. It looks like just maybe that crack has sealed itself over!!! I'm trying not to get too optimistic about it yet.

            She missed her vet appointment yesterday. I rent a trailer from a local feed store to take her to the vet. I had it reserved, but they rented it to someone else who showed up before me! I scrambled around trying to find another ride, but no luck.

            We're trying to reschedule for sometime the end of this week or the beginning of next week.
            Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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            • *jingles* that would be a huge relief if it had finally sealed over!!!!!
              If i'm posting on Coth, it's either raining so I can't ride or it's night time and I can't sleep.

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                So it looks like that crack really is closed! I'm still keeping the foot bandaged until she gets the shoe reset and x-rays to confirm it!

                Nothing else to update, she looks great. She's been doing a little light hand walking. This is what she thinks about the donkey following her on her walk:

                http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c6...psae86f7b4.jpg

                Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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                • Originally posted by Texarkana View Post
                  So it looks like that crack really is closed! I'm still keeping the foot bandaged until she gets the shoe reset and x-rays to confirm it!

                  Nothing else to update, she looks great. She's been doing a little light hand walking. This is what she thinks about the donkey following her on her walk:

                  http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c6...psae86f7b4.jpg

                  That photo is priceless! Cautiously happy-jingling about things
                  As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.

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                  • YAY!!! What great news!

                    That picture is hysterical!!
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                    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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                    • Excellent !!!! Bravo on a job well done ! Thrilled for both of you !!


                      BRAVO !!!! on a job well done !!!!

                      Absolutely thrilled for both of you !!!

                      LOVED the pic !!!!

                      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                      • Did dear Abby see the vet ?


                        Did dear Abby see the vet ?
                        Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                        • Wow! She looks great. She's certainly sound enough to clean the donkey's nose

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                            Today is Abby's 20th birthday! Didn't think she'd make it to see her 20th birthday, that's for sure!

                            BaroquePony-- Thanks! You want to see sound?

                            http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c6...pse9765d23.jpg

                            Due to her being a complete idiot in the stall over the weekend, I made her a very small outdoor paddock. It's maybe the size of a double stall at most-- about 12'x20'. But she is SO happy out there! Unfortunately she hasn't gotten to go out the past couple days because the ground is frozen again.


                            ZuZu-- ugh, no, she hasn't seen the vet yet. She had an appointment for Tuesday and the vet had to cancel this time. Argh! It's been reschedule for next week... hopefully 3rd time is the charm!
                            Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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                            • Happy Happy Happy !!! Birthday !!! ABBY !


                              HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBY !!!

                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                              • Awesome. She's looks really good. You certainly have been taking good care of her. The small paddock sounds like a good idea.

                                Maybe she will make veterinary history

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                                • Originally posted by BaroquePony View Post
                                  Awesome. She's looks really good. You certainly have been taking good care of her. The small paddock sounds like a good idea.

                                  Maybe she will make veterinary history
                                  Ditto! I've been following this thread since day one, great job and devotion ) I too hope she'll make veterinary history!!!

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                                  • I'd like to think jingles are working. Not stopping yet.

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                                      I really appreciate all the jingles! They must have some magic power, because they seem to be working!

                                      Abby finally had her vet/farrier appointment. She had new films taken, her shoe reset, her feet trimmed, and her teeth floated.

                                      Best news of the day-- no more bandage changes!!!! The farrier trimmed away all the dead sole over the crack to reveal nice, solid new growth. I took some pictures, but didn't realize they all came out blurry until I got home. Here's the best of them:

                                      http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c6...ps9dd743a0.jpg

                                      You can see the tracts and holes from the old abscesses around the toe, white line, and at the back next to her frog. But everything is closed to the joint and bone!!! Yay!

                                      The farrier filled the entire shoe with Equi-Pak and I just have to keep it booted and dry!!! Such a relief!

                                      The fracture still looks ugly on x-rays-- she had some bone loss from the osteomyelitis, but the vet seemed glad it wasn't worse. He was quite pleased with her comfort level.

                                      She's still staying on antibiotics for a few more weeks, still on stall rest (or very small paddock rest), and we'll re-evaluate again when it's time to reset the shoe. Hopefully there will be no need for her to go back before then!!!
                                      Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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                                      • I am so glad to read such happy news. I love the picture of her and the donkey.
                                        Jeanie
                                        RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.

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                                        • Excellent !!!! Bravo on a job well done ! Thrilled for both of you !!


                                          * Made my day !!!

                                          Great news ~

                                          Be proud ``` all your monitoring and bandaging and worrying paid off ~!~!

                                          OH ! My ! what a relief for you OP !!!

                                          Enjoy some rest `` real rest !
                                          Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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