Wednesday Aug 1 2012
I've been going up after work every night to cold hose Cooper. Last night I didn't say anything to him and just walked past his stall, I thought I was being quiet but his head popped up from eating and he came over to the door and squeezed his face against the screen. Guess he could hear my bones creaking LOL
The hematoma is not getting any bigger now, looks like it has gone down a bit. I put poultice on it Tuesday and Wednesday after drying him and then doing some massaging all over other parts, hips, tummy lift, shoulders. He is still going out everyday for turn out, so not confined to his stall all day. I think he is starting to enjoy the wash stall, he was settling down and relaxing more in it last night. It will be like doing 7 day desensitizing sessions. Heading out after work to treat him again.
Thursday August 2 2012
Hematoma is still the same size as last night. Cold hosed him and put poultice on again.
Friday August 3 2012
The hematoma is getting hard and not shrinking anymore. I sure hope it goes down, I have read how they will sometimes just harden and stay a big lump. It's the weekend now and if it doesn't shrink anymore I will be calling the vet next week. I'm not going to put poultice on anymore either, as I don't know if it is really doing anything.