Well Wishes Needed

Sometimes a beautiful day can go to pots in seconds without prior warning. Such happened yesterday. After the morning barn chores, I went to have a quick lunch. As soon as I stepped outside and Danny saw me, he called out to me. I knew instantly, he had been looking for me and something was sorely amiss. At a second glance I saw it. Blood came gushing from his left hind leg and areas outside the barn area were puddled with blood. Quickly, I ran to get a halter to bring Danny in to get an idea of how much of a disaster I was looking at. The speed with which the red liquid kept coming left no doubt, this is an emergency and we need help ASAP! A call was made and roughly 15 minutes later the vet was here. With the help of some tranquilizer for Danny and the reassuring voice of our vet for Diana, the situation was handled expertly.

 

Fortunately, no ligaments were torn but the cut is so deep the bone was visible.

Fortunately, no ligaments were torn but the cut is so deep the bone was visible.

 

The Vet stitched up what was possible and applied a pressure bandage to help stop the profuse bleeding. Danny is in a lot of pain, holding his leg up off the ground.

The Vet stitched up what was possible and applied a pressure bandage to help stop the profuse bleeding. Danny is in a lot of pain, holding his leg up off the ground.

 

So much stress and pain requires a snooze on fresh shavings. Thank goodness for a comfy barn, good care, and lots of love.

So much stress and pain requires a snooze on fresh shavings. Thank goodness for a comfy barn, good care, and lots of love.

 

Danny is now on various medications to help with his healing and to prevent infection. The barn area and pasture has been thoroughly searched to find what he might have hurt himself on to no avail. He does ask for extra treats during the day to make things easier. We would like to ask for your well wishes for this special boy.

Usually at the end of a post we say: “Life is Good at the Sanctuary”. However, this doesn’t seem to fit with this post. Let’s say: “Thank goodness we found Danny within moments after he injured himself”.

 

(by Diana Shaffner)

 

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