Update on BODHI’S huge gash.






On January 14th, Bodhi appeared with a huge gash in his side.

You can read the original story here.

Poor Guy.  I still don’t know what got him although I think it might have been two nails that had pulled loose from the fence.  I didn’t find any hair or blood … and I cannot understand why he would get that close to a fence board when he had the entire pasture?   So, I’m still not certain what got him.

But, the good news is that he is much, much better.

Today is almost 6 weeks later…

Here is a review in photos.

Note:  The white/yellowish cream in his wound is THE BALM! from EquiSpa (no affiliation).  I used it exclusively after Bodhi’s stitches popped open because it had worked wonders for Wrigley’s wound previously.  Also, I had a huge jar on hand and I love the way it healed my fingers.  So…

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This is what it looked like the morning I discovered it… I peered very closely then called the vet. I knew it was bad but I also knew that it wasn’t deep enough to expose any organs.

The vet arrived.  It took her 3 hours to clean and debride the wound - and stich it up.  There were no foreign objects in the wound.  It was a clean slice.

The vet arrived. It took her 3 hours to clean and debride the wound – and stich it up. There were no foreign objects in the wound. It was a clean slice.

 

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Clean, debrided and ready for stitches.

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All done. Drain in place.

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This is a few days later. The drains are draining and I have Aluspray on it.

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Oops. On the 6th day, it burst open. There were wide gaping holes. The vet told me to irrigate it with a hose, keep it clean and put on a topical ointment. I chose THE BALM from EquiSpa because it had done a wonderful job with Wrigley’s wounds – and because I had a big jar on hand and I love the stuff (and the fragrance).  All that white stuff in the wound is THE BALM.  I have Vaseline under the wound.

This is a few weeks later... The wound is getting smaller from the inside out.   As you can see, I continued to schmear THE BALM all over it.

This is 21 days after the  initial injury… The wound is getting smaller from the inside out. As you can see, I continued to schmear THE BALM all over it.  (Here it looks like custard filling but it isn’t…)

 

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This is at 4 weeks. The cut above is almost healed. Clearly the large wound is filling in.

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This is 37 days. As you can see, the upper wound is healed. The larger wound is shrinking and filling in – it isn’t as deep.  Yes, I cut all the stitches out at this point.

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This is today at 43 days. A huge improvement this week! The upper wound is growing hair and becoming covered. The large wound has only a few angry areas. The rest is almost sealed. I am still using THE BALM, as you can see.

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The shaved area previously encompassed the entire wound. Here you can see how much it has shrunk and healed. THANK YOU, THE BALM!


I'm waiting for the news story on Bella... I do know that the appliance maker picked up the mold 2 weeks ago.  So, the prosthetic is in the works!  Click to donate, we are almost there!!

I’m waiting for the news story on Bella… I do know that the appliance maker picked up the mold 2 weeks ago. So, the prosthetic is in the works! Click to donate, we are almost there!!

Click for Tess' Surgery, Limb Perfusion and Post Care Fund!

Click for Tess’ Surgery, Limb Perfusion and Post Care Fund!  I really appreciate it!!!

 


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