Category Archives: Tristan

T-Man, Big Muffin, and Tee are just some of the nicknames for my 16.2 h. TB who I bought originally as a lesson horse, was retired from riding after a pelvis fracture and was humanely euthanized in 2016 after a continual decline of life due to his failing health.

Goodbye Sweet Prince

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Tuesday I had my senior horse, Tristan, humanely euthanized. With cooperation from the landowner and my vet, I was able to walk to … Continue reading

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Melanoma update

Hard to believe but it’s been 3 and a half weeks since Tristan’s melanomas enlarged and I thought we would be deciding on euthanisa.¬†So it’s definitely¬†update time. The drainage has slowed considerably and I had very little to clean off … Continue reading

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Cleaning off organic (fluid) stains from horses

The drainage has slowed down but it’s leaving tar-like clumps on the Big Guy’s hindquarters which I’m sure are uncomfortable. Because I’ve read about using Hydrogen Peroxide to remove blood stains I took out a bottle of it and a … Continue reading

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Day 5 ~ On the other side

Tristan seems back to his goober self. Some black drainage. Melanoma mass is softer. Legs no longer stocked up. Looks like he may have lost a bit of weight which may have really just been puffy, illness weight. Last day … Continue reading

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Day 4 – more to come

NOT for the squeamish… At 4:45 p.m. I got a call from the BO that Tristan had extruded a bloody mass of tissue about 6 inches long that looked to be still attached to his anus area. I told him … Continue reading

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Day 4 ~ more improvements

Another post not for the squeamish… More improvements with the melanoma drainage. The abcess drainage holes have exploded in size with a lot of drainage to clean up today. While they may look gross, this gives me hope that whatever … Continue reading

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Day 3 ~ melanoma update, antibiotics are a good thing

It looks like another drainage hole has opened, and a third may be ready to open too. This, IMO, is all good news. Let this crap drain out! Overall, size seems smaller, I’m guessing it’s down to 80 percent of … Continue reading

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