Lucy and I both continue to heal. I am feeling almost back to normal, thanks to a lot of Flexeril, heating pads, and Tylenol. Lucy looks pretty darn good, all things considered. I was sure I'd have to change her bandages by now, but they are still fairly clean and they haven't shimmied down her leg at all. The vet must have done an A+++ bandaging job! I took her out of her stall yesterday to get a good look at everything, and she seemed stiff but was more sound than I expected her to be. I am curious to see what her right front leg looks like under that bandage, and how the hematoma/bone bruise is healing. I think in the next day or two, depending on the weather, we can start going out and hand-grazing her.
She is drinking really well, and eating a lot of hay. I have reduced her grain rations since she's just standing in a stall, but she is still getting three mini meals a day plus the free choice hay and all of her supplements/meds.
The wound on her stifle has filled in significantly in just three days. It is still oozing some clear serum but I think the Derma Gel is working very well to kick-start the healing process and keep the wound clean. I haven't washed it or anything because she also has the cannon bone area bandage on the same leg, and I don't want that to get all wet, but when I change that bandage I will do my best to clean the stifle injury out really well. Hopefully I don't get kicked in the head.
Today is the day we were supposed to be trucking up to Equine Affaire, but I am kind of glad we aren't going because we got a very cold and windy nor'easter storm last night that knocked the power out and dumped some heavy, wet snow on this area. It is not great weather to trailer in and I am relieved that we can just hop in my little Subaru early tomorrow morning and head over there without having to wrangle the truck, trailer, horse, and all her gear. I am going to watch the clinic I was supposed to ride in, and I will take videos and photos and share them here so hopefully someone can learn something :) I am excited to see what the clinic is like.