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  1. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

  2. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    Here we are one year later.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQQpNx9OP1c Blake, I am sorry to hear about your gelding. Hang in there. OUr recovery has taken a long time...and Daz has her stifle still locked and nerve damage. I will send you a PM.
  3. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    Just wanted to give an update. Daz has continued to make slow progress but her spirit and will are strong. Though she is mainly on stall rest, we have recently added some supervised turnout time, which she loves.
  4. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    Just wanted to give everyone an update on Daz. I haven't posted in a while because this fall has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Earlier this month she was back in the hospital for more diagnostics...she ended up getting a steroid injection in her hip area and started on gabapentin. While she was there a wonderful farrier built a special boot lift to make up the difference in her leg height. We didn't see much difference in the first 2 weeks that she was back home but earlier this week she has started to really do well during her hand walks. We are taking it easy and are very careful since it is now winter in the North East but we are hopeful we have turned a corner and that she will continue to thrive.
  5. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    For our situation it was worth it. The day of her diagnosis, our girl wasn't ready to go. Her eyes were full of life and her spirit full of fight. We made the decision to try and as long as she was trying, so would we. This has definitely been a very emotional experience with ups and downs but I am grateful for the chance to fight along side her. We have shed tears and we have had laughs and we have cheered her on. I am always listening to her as we work through this. She still loves life and people. If anyone else faces this, know that recovery may be long, but listen to your horse and plan your treatment from there.
  6. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    We are up to 25 minutes of hand grazing twice a day and then I rush home at lunch to bring her out for 10 min . After her evening walk I give her the option to meander for a bit. Starting just today I am letting her stay out of her stall in her paddock while I am doing chores...so tonight she got an additional 30 min out.
  7. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    Daz has been hanging in there and has strung together a couple of good days. This Am was her last dose of Surpass. Here she is this evening.
  8. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    She is holding her own. She has some stifle soreness. It is still locked. My vet was here yesterday and we are trying some Surpass (a topical NSAID) to see if that will offer some help and are talking to her surgeon to see about possibly further manipulating the joint. Her hip area seems to be healing well. SHe is in good spirits.
  9. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    It is definitely an ordeal for all of us. This week we are reducing her meds to once a day and hoping next week to remove them all together. This is day 3 of meds only in the evening. So far she is handling it well.
  10. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    Here's a peek at Miss Daz this week. She is making some progress and we are thankful for every good day.
  11. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    I try to check in here every few days. She continues to make slow progress. She is bolder coming out of the barn sometimes wanting to come out before me. We have also made a little progress rasping her front feet. Her good hind I trimmed while she was laying down this time...I wanted to clean it like that this morning but she got up as soon as she saw me. JMC keep me posted on your mule...how tall is she? Do you have any tips on trimming the good hind, other than getting it when she is laying down. Here she is a few days ago.
  12. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    Minimor is right. In Daz's case they did try to pop it in and keep her in a sling, but she fought the sling and it popped back out. It is very rare they can pop them in and get it to stay. If they could that would be the best option...Her surgery is commonly done in dogs and cats and mini horses have had it done successfully. She is the biggest mini my vet has done though.
  13. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    Just thought I'd touch base for anyone following this....Daz has been quite stable on this dose of pain meds and after days of really no progress, we are starting to see tiny glimmers of hope. Here is a little video of her out for a little grazing today.
  14. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    We are adjusting her pain meds. She was uncomfortable Sat AM so we gave a half dose of banamine along with Equioxx.We don't want her on both Equioxx and Banamine, SO we just transitioned her off equioxx and to a half dose of banamine 2x a day. Today should be more telling if that will work for her. She is still allowed her short walk/graze sessions. She was pretty quiet yesterday so I am keeping a close eye on her.
  15. drivin*me*buggy

    Dislocated hip/Locked Stifle

    Stitches came out fine. She has a little swelling still in her stifle. Today we take her off banamine and just keep her on Equioxx so I am hoping she tolerates that well. We didn't do PT yesterday and I am waiting to hear if I can bring her out today. Her attitude is great and she is putting weight on the leg.
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