Her wounds continue to heal well. I changed her bandages on Thursday night, and again this morning. Her fetlock surprises me each time I see it; the tissue is filling in nicely and everything looks clean and healthy. The wound on her stifle looks ok and is staying clean, but it looks ugly compared to everything else because there is no way to cover that area so it is already developing a pretty good scab. I have been gently cleaning it with betadine scrub and then treating it with Derma Gel to assure proper healing.
I took some photos of her progress each time I redressed her legs.
Thursday night, before scrubbing with Betadine:
|Right front, looking much less swollen than on Monday!|
|left hind fetlock|
|left hind stifle|
|wrapped up and ready for bed!|
Today after cleaning:
|bandaged up again, and sporting her new cooler that I won at Equine Affaire!|
I also picked up my saddle today, something I was procrastinating on big time. I was honestly scared to pick it up because I didn't have the courage to see what it was going to look like. To my great surprise, it actually looks wonderful. The man who worked on it, Steve Briggs from Allie's Tack and Feed, is an incredibly talented and gifted tack repair specialist. He must have worked some magic on that saddle!! Though it will always have blemishes from this accident, it looks much better than I could have hoped for.
The Equine Affaire report is coming...I have lots of video to go through still so it may take me a couple days :)