Well, we did not have to put Chief in the sling yet. By the time we got to the clinic this morning, he was up and being walked, very very slowly, back up to the Intensive Care stall. His prognosis is still very guarded, really only time and hope will tell if he will recover or not. We just don't know how extensive his back and cord injury are and if time will heal them.
I know many of you want to go and visit him, but it is actually better if he stays quiet and has no visitors right now. The more he moves the more unstable and painful he becomes. The vets want him to stay as quiet as possible.
Here is a video of him being walked today, see how unstable his hindquarters are and how his crippled leg collapses? He has a hard time getting the foot underneath him. So today, the vets splinted his leg for stability and this afternoon they are creating a more elaborate splint to totally immobilize the fetlock joint.
His temporary splint. It did seem to help him.
Sharil and Sally talk to him...
Sharil gives him a kiss.
Back at Shiloh, Trigger was into the pig's food...