Well, the last two days have been a roller coaster.
In case you didn’t read, Bosco ran away from me when I was playing stick with him… and he got between Gwen and Annie who were having a spat.
Bosco was hurt. Blood everywhere… it was all coming from his mouth. I took him to the dog ER on Sunday eve. They told me they thought it was two teeth and they needed to clean up the bone fragments plus suture the cheek and gums.
I called yesterday to find out how Bosco did through the surgery … and… they told me that during surgery they discovered that his mandible was totally cracked.
So, Bosco was under anesthesia for much longer than expected and the surgery was way more intensive. They ended up wiring his upper jaw (mandible) to itself and around his remaining teeth so that it could not move – and would heal. He needed to stay in the hospital for observation.
Hubby got him today after work.
Poor Bosco can only eat soft food for 5 weeks. He cannot hold anything in his mouth (no toys or stuffed animals) and he is not allowed to get rambunctious in any way for fear that he will snap his mouth or bite something – and loosen his mandible pieces.
He is sequestered from Scouty (so they won’t play or interact, just in case she pushes on his mouth). I will be playing nurse and gate keeper for the next 5 weeks.
The good news is that he made it, his eye is fine and so far, his sinus is OK. And, the hoof didn’t get his lower jaw which would have been way worse.
Oh, and the other good news is… I will be selling a bunch of stuff tomorrow to help pay for my little disaster! Some riding clothes, some books and jewelry! Look for it tomorrow!