"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Sarcoid - Days 2 & 3

Days 2 & 3 of Daisy's Sarcoid treatment have gone exceptionally well....better than I was expecting! Doc said it will probably 'blow up, puss and drain' and we have had NONE of that. By turnout time on Day 2, the thing was literally gone!!! I am not sure if she rolled in the pasture and it just 'came off' or what, but no more 2 inch thing hanging off her side!

This picture is of Day 2 right before treatment. (Excuse the pics taken from the cell). It was still 'elevated' but not at all how it was prior. And she was ok with me dabbing more paste on. So, if it is sore or hurting, she wasn;t showing it. And, a bonus, the flys seem to stay away from it too!

This picture below is from this evening, Day 3. It is looking exceptionally well! You can see there are a few bits of shavings on it, but Doc said don't wash it or run anything off, just keep applying. So that is what I am doing. As a side note, all the 'white' fur you see is her winter coat still shedding. :( Mules shed later in the season than horses and poor Daisy probably felt like she was in a snow suit today as we hit 90* degrees! The small dark spot on the left is her one stich she needed after the biopsy!

And this is her Daddy giving his poor 'lil mule lots 'o lovin'.....because that is what he does best! And she LOVES it ;) Look at her face, she is saying to me "Eat your heart out!"

This link is an article I received in my weekly email last week, ironically enough, from Thehorse.com. Those POOR horses whose pictures are in the article -ugh, I cannot even imagine!

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