Well, well, well.
This is interesting.
After having much needed food, meds, pain killers…. Phoenix was finally well enough to have surgery. The vet found something very interesting, very good news and very non-lethal!
The problem was a piece of sternum bone (yes, from his chest) that had broken off perhaps a year ago… and traveled to his rump in order to try to escape the body. This is how Mother Nature deals with foreign objects that come into our bodies. If you have ever had a sliver, you know that a pus mound erupts at the site, and then the object is ejected. But sometimes, the foreign object travels in the body, trying to find an escape route.
Well, this piece of bone was a foreign object and Phoenix’s body was trying to expel it.
Luckily, the vet was able to remove the bone from a deep cavern in his hind end, and all of the dead tissue around it.
THE GREAT NEWS
The great news is that Phoenix is expected to make a full recovery! Can you believe it?! From his horrible condition, to a cure. Wonderful. This is why we do what we do.
Phoenix is only 10 years old. He has a full (better) life ahead of him.
BEFORE AND AFTER PICS (may be tough to view)
Before. (I used the least graphic photos possible. Just know that he had necrotic tissue all over his rump. It was festering and very painful.)
*Andre, with the leg wound (Phoenix’s rescue mate, the white horse in the below photo), was diagnosed with a horrible Summer Wound infected by fly eggs. He will recover, too! To read his update, click here.
** If you would like to help with Phoenix’s vet bills, please donate here or below!
These photos are taken from a moving video, so they are not perfect. However, I did try to take the least graphic photos – yet still show the depth of the cavity and the careful surgery to remove the necrotic skin.
Next, the vets will put surgical maggots into this wound (like we did for Mama Tess) to help clean up the deep crevices there.
NOVEMBER BUCKET FUND HORSES! Andre and Phoenix – BOTH with Massive Wounds and dumped at the auction! Click here to read the story!
We are $100 from our goal! Please help if you can… this is horrendous and will take a lot of expert care to heal them.
NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!
FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY: $336
I’m no genius. Just an average girl who has a passion to save horses in need. This is my idea going forward. If we have a constant fund going daily… we will have funds to give to those on the ground who are saving these horses in real time at the killing auctions.
Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse from slaughter, you know we will do that here.
All donations are 100% tax deductible!