Dr. Tolley also put the weight tape on, but I forgot to get the reading - darn it! Rudy, BVH's handler, also pulled out a measuring stick to verify my initial measurement of 16'3 hands. Dr. Tolley read it at 16'3 and a quarter. Unfortunately, Izzy might still grow a bit. He'll be seven in May, but I know Arabs can grow until they're eight. I don't need a 17-hand horse, but Dr. Tolley told me to be prepared!
In fact, Dr. Tolley said it looked so good that I could quit wrapping it now if I wanted to. While that sounded great, I didn't want to just quit cold turkey. Instead, I asked if I could wrap it one more week with the little medicated pads (soaked in a saline solution) that we had tried a few months ago. Dr. Tolley felt that was a great compromise.
Before we left the hospital, I re-wrapped Izzy's leg as before, but instead of a telfa pad soaked in White Lotion, I substituted a medicated foam pad soaked with saline solution (to create a wet dressing). I have three foam pads left, one of which will be used today.
Once the real bandages come off, Dr. Tolley did confirm that polo wraps would be a good idea for all turn out and riding as the new skin is delicate. He also said that in a year, I'll have to look very closely to find the scar. That was the best thing I've heard in a long time.
* Eastern & Western Encephalitis, Tetnus, Flu/Rhino, Strangles (BVH's Core Vaccines)