The surgeon said that this was a very common surgery for Thoroughbreds. He also said that her age was perfectly fine, and that most of the surgeries were done around 15-18 years old because it’s when this issue becomes an issue. The surgery is called an arytenoidectomy.
He said that when they release her from the hospital there will be very little after-care, besides changing the bandage and perhaps giving antibiotics. Their policy is to keep Garnet at the hospital for everything except nominal care and she’ll be released to us in approximately 5-7 days.
We’ll keep you updated as things progress.
Thank you again for helping us help Garnet get the life-saving surgery she needs. We can’t do this without you!