Garnet has been out of the hospital for a little over a week, and we had Dr. Fertig come out to determine what our next steps should be. She said that Garnet’s wounds look great, and to continue to clean them up as we have been doing. She said that Garnet can have treats now, too, so that has made Garnet a MUCH happier horse!
After the initial examination, Dr. Fertig scoped Garnet, recording the video so she can send it to the surgeon at the equine hospital. She said that the area is still very swollen, so we are going to have to keep Garnet on steroids over the next few weeks at least. Depending upon how well she is breathing, at the end of the month we may also have to scope her again. The vet did say that Garnet’s breathing was considerably improved, however, which is great news!
We are going to have to continue to hand walk Garnet everyday until she is completely healed and the swelling has gone down, but she has been a good girl while leading her. We also have to keep cleaning her wounds, but they are getting better everyday, and by the end of the month they should be completely healed!
We will continue to update everyone about Garnet’s progress- by the end of the year she should be able to run around and be a normal horse, which would be an excellent Christmas present!