First let me show you a week with Stampede’s leg in pictures, then I’ll tell you more about our adventures with cellulitis.
So my week consisted of many trips to the barn, lots of meds (antibiotics and a diuretic) mixed with applesauce syringed into his mouth, cold hosing three times a day, some hand walking when he could handle it, and lots of wrapping. His leg is mostly down now and I’ve cut out all meds. Just waiting on the rest of the definition to return to his leg, which comes mostly from time and movement. I should have taken a new picture today, more hair has fallen off. He will certainly have a light work load for a few weeks to come.
Thanks for the well wishes everyone, his leg came back down much faster this time than in the past, although we are losing much more hair than I remember before. Hopefully the aloe I’m putting on the bare spots will have him back in shape in no time.
Phoenix meanwhile has stayed out of trouble (knock on wood). I rode him bareback Monday night, Thursday during the day in the field, then this morning in a flat lesson. Christie’s mom was nice enough to ride him for me on Wednesday since I had plans after work (after Stampy care of course!). I’m very happy with how great P is looking this summer.
I leave you with a cute picture of my pups on the bed yesterday, I love that they enjoy being together, much like P and Stampy do. Love my furbabies!