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Tommy Tucker's Recovery

posted by Denise Chasin at 2012-10-29 14:23:58


A BIG THANK YOU TO NANCY UHRON IN PA FOR HER CARING HEART!

Tommy Tucker is out of Cupcake by Greystone Robert the Bruce who is Becky Valentine’s best foal.  Tommy really should have never been gelded because we lost that bloodline when he as gelded which goes back to Cupcake’s dam through Tommy’s Grandsire. Tommy was living with our founder, Marianne Alexander, when a young child in wheelchair fell in love with him and she gelded him and sent him off to live with the young girl.

Cupcake was one of the ponies that started Personal Ponies as is Becky Valentine.

October 25th, 2012

CELEBRATE WITH US!!!!!!!!!!

TOMMY HAD HIS CAST REMOVED THIS AFTERNOON AND THE VET COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. HE SAID IT WAS THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME! THE LEG IS STRAIGHT AND HE COULD NOT BELIEVE TOMMY HAD NOT EVEN ONE TEENY PRESSURE SORE.

WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL HE DOESN'T OVERDO THINGS AND I WILL KEEP A SUPPORT BANDAGE ON HIS LEGS, BUT FOR NOW, ALL IS WELL!!!!

 

 

October 16th , 2012

Happy Friday!

All is well here. Tommy gets his cast off next week!!! looking forward to that but not as much as he is! He is quite the little schemer, that one. On Weds. morning i wanted to move him from his stall in the barn to his little hospital paddock behind the barn. Tommy was having NONE OF IT! When i am home, i have been opening the stall and letting him come and go as he pleases, in front of the barn, behind, front yard, wherever his little heart desires and his stumpy red cast can take him. He has been doing very well motoring about, putting weight on the injured leg...certainly not acting as though he is in any pain.

Well, that morning, when i put the halter and lead on and asked him to walk into the aisleway headed toward the paddock, he refused to budge. Then he stood at the door of the stall and pawed fretfully looking back at his injured leg.

Of course i was worried, so i took the lead off and just let him stand for a few minutes while i did a few other chores.

When i came back i watched as he walked out into the aisleway and was headed out front to the lawn. I snapped the lead to the halter and asked him to walk the other direction to his paddock out back. He stopped and pawed and turned around and looked at his cast and acted like he couldn't walk. He hobbled a few steps in the direction i asked with the casted leg dangling and kept looking at the cast. Nothing seemed to be wrong when i checked the leg out, but i took the lead off and just let him stand. I thought maybe he was stiff and sore from lying down overnight, so i figured i'd give him a little while to loosen up. The little monkey spun around and practically trotted out front tossing his head back like he was laughing!

N

August 30, 2012

Morning Friends,

I wanted to let you know that on Wednesday evening when i got home from work, I found Tommy Tucker standing off by himself in the pony paddock. I walked over to check on him, and noticed his right hind was cocked and he was not putting any weight on it.

When I bent over to palpate it, my stomach churned. I could feel a break in the bone. I have no idea what may have happened...my guess is that the horseplay got a little wild and he may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time when someone bucked, or he may even have been running and fell...I called the vet and had to leave a message. he got back to me quickly but as he was still in the field, we did have a fairly long wait... I pulled a bench into the paddock and sat with Tommy stroking his ears and doing some energy work.

He did eat a bit of hay, although i withheld grain. As darkness fell, i wrapped us in a blanket and we waited quietly while my awesome John drug extension cords all over the place and set up a MASH unit right in the paddock complete with lighting. The almost full moon smiled down on us.

Doc arrived around 10 pm and he was able to reduce the fracture and said he felt the bone snap back into place, so it seemed a simple break. We sedated Tommy, laid him down and got the leg cast. He slept for 20 minutes or so and Doc warned that getting him back on his feet may be tricky...if he struggled, he could undo what we had just done.

Tommy woke and stood up ever so gently with me at his head and Doc helping hoist the backend and the angels surrounding us. John was the best pony wrangler keeping curious onlookers at bay :) EVERYONE loves a bit of drama i guess

He will be pegleg for 7 weeks and then we'll remove and hope for the best. Doc says he feels the prognosis is very good. Please keep us in your thoughts as he mends.

Nancy
posted at: 2012-10-29 14:23:58, last updated: 2014-06-17 14:35:54