Monday, April 20, 2009

Update on Ellie

The vet stopped by to check on Ellie this afternoon. Changed the bandage, and cleaned the wound out. The fluid that is draining from the site is burning her lower leg, which caused some swelling. That was cleaned too, and is something we will have to do everyday until it stops draining.

It's going to be a long road to recovery, with plenty of stall rest. Which is too bad, as she is very barn sour. She is a beautiful horse, but her manners are atrocious, and being kept in a stall won't help that.

Thank you for all your kind thoughts.

4 comments:

Laura said...

"It's been my personal observation that once horses learn to trust people, many of them actually enjoy, and thrive under the attention we lavish upon them."
True with people too.
I am glad she is doing better.

Christina LMT said...

I'm glad to hear she's improving! I hope she is fully recovered quickly and can romp outside again and work off her fidgets.

Andy said...

Best wishes to everyone at the ranch there, BR. That's a tough one, but at least we all got a really cool picture of a gaping wound out of the deal.

Buckskins Rule said...

Thanks everyone.

Andy: I did think twice about posting those pictures. I decided that if I had to see it in person, everyone should get the chance. And like the old adage goes, a picture speaks a thousand words.