Monday, July 9, 2012

Pop heard 'round the field

Yup, you guessed it - his abscess has popped!  Because of his glue-ons, it came out through the coronary band.  I had a feeling this would be the case as when I pushed on it in one place, Charlie was very unhappy.  I soaked his foot a couple of times with warm water and epsom salts (making sure the water level was above the coronary) but the last couple of days have been putting DMSO on it per Bruce, the farrier.  He's still a little ouchy but hopefully he'll feel ok in the morning after walking around all night.  I'm hoping the movement will promote pushing the gunk out over night.  We'll see.

And now for your viewing pleasure...

Can you see it?  Apologies for weird painted nail - it was my test patch and I've been too lazy to remove it.

Love the flies flocking to the gross junk that's oozing out.  I wanted to put something on it but didn't want to interfere with the draining process.  I don't want anything getting in the way of the gunk draining out.


Charlie's annoyed that I won't let him sniff me while I'm trying to take his picture.  He loves to sniff me - my legs, my back, my hair, my shoulder, you name it.  He's constantly snuffling me - I'm sure some people would find it annoying but I love it!  He's so cute and sweet and curious - always wants to know what's going on.


  1. Glad the abscess popped!! On the road to recovery :)

  2. Hooray!! <3 the cute snuffling gelding.