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Posted by: Pipi5 Dec 21 2012, 03:54 PM
Almost 2 weeks ago, Thurles, Ethan & Smiley ran out the back door side by side. I'm standing out in the yard a moment later & I see something on Thurles' side. So I called him over to wipe it off, thinking it's slobber.
Uh no...its a nice triangle shaped cut. Luckily skin only.
It took only 17 stitches....Dr B did cosmetic surgery on him. It'll leave a scar if he's sheared but otherwise when the hair grows back, he will hopefully not show.
So here's some pictures.
Too freaked out to take a picture of the cut itself, but here's the day after when he came home from surgery. It looks really bad.
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I actually think wearing the tee shirts helped keep it clean & kept him from bothering it. He did not lose one single stitch & didn't tear open the wound, which we were afraid he would. Dr B had to clip the skin & then pull it tight. So no running & he was crated (3 & 1/2 pieces of carpet in his crate) while I was not at home.
This was taken Wednesday night, see how dry & clean the wound sight is. Such a good boy:
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Wearing a tee shirt:
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At the vet
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And happy to be going home
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And this morning, stitch free & posing gentlemanly
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Posted by: mom2paisley Dec 21 2012, 06:21 PM
Ouch. He's looking good in the last pic like he's a warrior.

Posted by: Pipi5 Dec 21 2012, 09:25 PM
He just kept running around the yard like nothing happened. As the night went on, he moved slowly. He started feeling better around Monday of the next week. I kept tee shirts on him but checked on it alot. Cephalexin twice a day.
Today I let him run loose & he ran & ran.

Posted by: dad2paisley Dec 24 2012, 04:08 PM

Posted by: Pipi5 Dec 24 2012, 07:32 PM
Its funny, Dr B asked me about him & why wasn't he kept for stud. I said he started 234 times, no scratches, no injuries. The reason he wasn't kept for stud is he was criptorchid. He raced past his 5th birthday.
Dr B said isn't that something, that impressive of a record and then cuts him self running out the back door. Thurles didn't think it was funny, but I thought to myself I'd much rather he got hurt that way than break a leg, back or neck.
The boy knows how to pose. biggrin.gif

Posted by: dad2paisley Dec 26 2012, 11:26 AM

Posted by: greydaddy Dec 28 2012, 11:36 AM
The AR' s will probably see the scar and say did he get that from racing. Bad racing. NOPE.

I hope it gets better.

Posted by: Pipi5 Jan 1 2013, 03:14 PM
Yeah the AR people are ignunt. They have blinders on.

Posted by: dad2paisley Jan 11 2013, 06:54 PM
Yep. Un educated on racing.

Posted by: Pipi5 Jan 13 2013, 02:55 PM
The hair is coming back faster than in the spring when I get him sheared.

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