We came home with a pony who was very sore and very tired. We were now almost at the 12 month mark and every day was a question… is it time? And every day Rosie said “NO”.
We had to let her guide us, we had to trust and push on. Cleaning her wound and flushing the drainage tract daily was something we (Rosie & I) both dreaded having to do but Rose being the trooper she was, put on a brave face and let me do what needed to be done.
Flushing the tract required me to get creative, it was sore and she didn’t much like the vet’s advice of placing the syringe nozzle in the hole to flush it. With Torben away and me needing to do my very best by Rose without an extra pair of hands I trundled off to Bunnings and purchased some clear, food grade pipe in two sizes, 3mm and 5mm.
I cut the tube to length, snipped one end on an angle so it was easier to insert, found the syringes that fit into each size tube and set about convincing Rose that while this was not fun it was a s@#t load easier on both of us. Once again she stepped up and let me insert the tube into the tract every day, allowing me to flush the entire area of feed and pus using water and then much to her disgust diluted betadine.