Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chief and Tuesday

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...

A load of hay arrived- 80 tons!

We moved Snafu, Champ, and Kerkorian into Secondary Isolation in Mesquite Manor...

The Big Pasture...

Wanderer Capone...

Sandi tames Capone with a piece of string! She loves Capone!

Inspirada was worked...

5 comments:

the 4 D's said...

Yes the lord has answered our prayers! Chief WE all miss you and cant wait for you to come HOME .Keep up the fight and WE all LOVE you
Dave

Eric Clayton said...

Hang in there bud!! Wish I could come see you, but rest up and you will be back enjoying carrots before you know it! :)

Eric and Gus

Marie S. said...

I've never met Chief, but my heart breaks for him. I will keep him in my prayers.

Mom said...

It's good to see that Chief is doing better. Will keep him in my prayers. It's so good to see all the horses in herd situations. I wish more people would recognize how important it is to them. Thank you for showing us how a great rescue looks.

Chance said...

Chief is my daughter's favorite horse at the rescue. She has a picture of him decorating her school binder. I didn't know how to tell her when I heard the news, but when I told her she said she knows Chief has a lot of spirit and will get better. Keep going Chief! We are all praying for you!