Yesterday was the first draining that we have done at home. When I started gathering up the things I was going to need, Savannah asked what are we doing? When I told her she said okay, let me get the camera! (she is so in to taking pics!) After I got done she asked you are going to post these pics I took aren't you?!?!?! (we have a future blogger in the making!!) I got out about as much stuff as the vet did and it still appears to be deep. I used a 14 gauge 1 1/2 inch needle and it was all the way in. The swelling on the bottom of her neck is lessening, so that is good. Feeding this morning the abscess is swelling again, so I may try and drain again this evening. (the vet wanted us to do it Friday and Monday) I am so blessed that she is so good with treatments! I wish Savannah had gotten a picture of her face, she is asleep! Thanks for all your sweet thoughts and concerns about her, that means so much to me. I will keep you posted! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
**BTW-the scar above the abscess on her neck is a old wound, didn't want you to think that was part of it. She has another one on the other side of her neck. When she was a foal a gelding picked her up by her neck.**