I hope everyone had a safe and happy christmas, and for those who don`t celebrate the holiday rest assured it`ll soon be over!
I was away for a few days (getting home late Christmas eve) so yesterday was the first time I saw my pony since her vet appointment & the change up in her bandaging routine. She`s been on a few hours of arena turnout, and has had her bandages off for a few hours each day too. Her leg looked... big. And she was dead hopping lame on it too when I trotted her out. Oh mare. Later when I cleaned the wound, the lameness made sense. I scrubbed it with chlorhexadine as per the vet`s orders, and it began oozing puss. Oozing isn`t intense enough... it was like somebody had turned on the faucet and puss was running from the wound. The buildup in pressure would (I`d imagine) be responsible for quite a bit of pain, so at least her lameness made sense. Unfortunately though this means that the pocket hasn`t been draining as we`d hoped so Cadence is back up to Milton tomorrow for another appointment with them. (the previous 2 have been with our local vet clinic)