Nevels Leg has made a miraculous recovery-although it is still in the healing stages.
You can look at previous blogs for the history on this injury...but I have included a few pics of the stages of the healing process.
I hate to say it, but this wound almost healed due to neglect! I refused to call the Vet out because the wound was full of mud, not bleeding and had obviously been like that for 2 days since the Trainer had been with him 3 days prior to the injury.
Also, initially, I was hosing it out everyday...then was unable to get out to the barn. Theresa was a tremendous help with this as was Mike the trainer for awhile. Then things seemed to fall apart and I came out 3 days later and found that the bandage had not been changed...so I took it off, hosed him, but on the WELL HORSE and repeated the same thing 3 days later. Initially there was a small amount of drainage and we used ladies pads, then I switched over to Telfa-non-stick with the coban wraps.
Now I change the bandage once a week that it is healed...just there for protection. A Miracle for SURE!
Initial wound when after Chris found him and Theresa hosed it out with a garden hose and betadine
This is the left fore
Same wound different view
Treatment included Hosing, Betadine, Well Horse and 5 days of Uniprim
The right hind had a slice and divet. I haven't further photographed the hind
but the diver is now gone and the slice/crack remains deep but growing out.
Bandaged prettily at Christmas time.
Prior to this we had a big leg wrap on it to prevent him from biting the wound which he would do at times and made it bloody and nasty!
This photo was taken about 2-3 weeks later I believe
A Month Out
And Here we are on JAN 1, 2014 !!!!!!
I am keeping it bandaged as it is still a little soft and bleeds easily when bumped.
Nevel is not impressed with Orange Wrap!
His favorites are Green, Blue, Purple!