|go no further if medical mysteries make you queasy.|
if they don't, where were you two weeks ago when i was dry heaving in the aisle?
After all the lead up to sharing these pictures, I hope their grossness fulfills all you freaks that wanted to see them. Maybe it's just me, but I would rather having huge open wounds with gushing blood than the smallest pocket of pus. Even just thinking about it makes me gag. I have no stomach for such things, so maybe some of you won't find these as awful as I did.
|where we started, back in january|
|february, when i first had the vet look at it|
|losing hair in march when i had the vet|
out for the second time.
|5/10, day before 3rd vet appointment.|
the swelling was daily for over a year
until he got moving.
|5/12, first full day of smzs. the pus|
scalded his cannon and i was peeling
hair off it for days.
a lot of that blood is from the biopsy sites
|5/13. this is very typical of how|
sarcoidosis presents on whole body when
|5/15. the vet had me using chlorhex|
cream which fortunately i ran out of
quickly as it was making his skin worse
|5/16. this was the day after starting|
stacie's miracle cream recommendation
|5/21. you can see the deformation of|
the hoof that had farrier so worried
|5/22. i was waiting for a new tub of|
krudzapper so i scrubbed it clean with castile
soap and was stunned at the progress.
|5/23. a day and night of silvadene dried|
it out and set it back a bit.
|5/27. back on krudzapper and much better|
|5/29. looking almost like a normal leg again!|
So there you go. That's what localized sarcoidosis looks like in an otherwise healthy Thoroughbred. I can't recommend Krudzapper enough for a mild, conditioning topical. His skin was so burned up from the other things we tried that I was afraid to put anything else on it, but this stuff has made a huge difference in not only clearing up the scabby crust, but keeping the skin from drying out and splitting and helping the hair start to grow back. It can't cure cancer, but it can make it look acceptable to the public eye again!