Milton Medical Update, One Month Out, with Picture

Milton & his leg are doing great. The wound is dry, clean, and shrinking rapidly.

Surgery was 4 & 1/2 weeks ago on Friday 2/9. The first medical post was on Tuesday 2/13 [Update]. After that, the stitches gradually lost hold. This was not desirable, but not unexpected. On Friday morning 2/16, Milton had mild colic symptoms, most likely brought on by 8 days of stall rest. Vet did not seem surprised to hear from us. A shot of Banamine, wait for the poop, and Milton was good to go. Since then, it has been smooth sailing.

Milton has been back to work for the last three weekends (out of five since the surgery) and the last two weeks (out of four) [What’s Up With Milton]. I use the term “work” advisedly. On weekends, he gives the old lady pony rides or pulls the light cart for a few minutes. During the week, we go for walks. Leg/injury is unaffected by work. It’s more a matter of Milton being out of shape from having had surgery & time off.

Question. I have been taking daily photos to record progress, starting with the day of the surgery. Would you be interested in seeing the series? Don’t worry, I would tuck them behind a link. I wouldn’t spring that much gore on you without warning. Medically interesting or TMI?

Not too shocking, I hope. After what we’ve seen over the month, this looks great to us.


 

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horses

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