Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Surgery In The Barn...

If you could spare a few minutes and send some prayers upstairs for my boy, Jack.....it would be greatly appreciated.

You see, for those who don't know me , my boys are my 3 horses....and the one that is in distress is Jack. He is a 7 yr old sorrel gelding. This past spring I saw something growing on his (private part) but thought it might just fall off over time. Well it never fell off , it just got bigger and bigger...about the size of a small apple....it was not pretty! Rather gross....bloody,pussy and looked alot like brains...well, you get the idea. Of course, the wonderful internet is perfect for research and I had alot of ideas as what it could be and none were good.

The vet came this morning and she tells me it is a tumor but not sure if it was cancerous. She wanted to refer me to a "horse hospital" to have it removed....which would have cost ALOT of money and no guarantees he would be cured. I have had my share of "hospital procedures" right here in my barn so she agreed to do the surgical removal right in the stall. We performed the rather disgusting task of surgery on his "you know what" to remove this tumor. In the end, she was able to get the stalk part that connected to the good skin but no guarantees it won't regrow. If it grows back.....well lets just say that means its cancer....and that is never a happy ending :(

So we need all the extra prayers that we can get so that this tumor is gone and won't ever come back!

Me working with Jack


Wish on a Whisker said...

Wendy~ I am sending my prayers and lots of them! ~Mandy

Linda Sue said...

Jack what a beautiful boy! I send love your way and love to gorgeous Jack! Admirable of you to do surgery in the barn!

Diane Duda said...

Poor Jack. Hoping and praying that all turns out well.


Doreen said...

Oh Wendy..I'm sorry to hear this...sending up many prayers.

What a beautiful horse.


Kim said...

Oh Wendy, I'm hoping and praying that your boy Jack will be okay. XOXO!

She Seeketh Wool & Flax said...

Prayers to heaven for Jack.
I will keep him in my prayers.
You keep the faith and he will be healed
Blessings, Cheryl

Wendy said...

Thank you so much everybody for all your well wishes for Jack.

So far he shows no signs of infection from the sugery and all bleeding has stopped.

I have to crush up his antibiotic pills and mix them with applesauce, then mix it in his grain...he really LIKES that!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love to Jack.

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Kimberly said...

Praying that Jack will be okay! He is so pretty :)


lulu said...

Dear Wendy and Jack, I'm so hoping Jack is doing well. I'm sending prayers his way. Please give that handsome boy a hug for me! Best wishes for a full recovery, dear Jack. XOXOXOX

vivian said...

whendi, I hope jack is recovering nicely. the poor boy!!! how horrible for him and for you. Ive sent up my prayers for him! keep us posted!

charlotte said...

sending healing thoughts and best wishes for good news.

April said...

Wendy, have a wonderful Halloween!

Rachael Kinnison said...

Poor Boy Jack~ give him an apple for me~ok? All will be well~ think positive! xoxoxo Rachael

Sam I Am said...

awwww..poor Jack! :(
How is he doing this week?
sending prayers and hugs..

Totally Timmy said...

Our old Palimino Rajah had the same thing. It just kept growing. So the vet snipped it off at the stem. He said it was probably just a wart and not to worry. It never came back and Rajah lived well into his 20's.