Sunday, May 02, 2010

Lessons in leg wrapping

(Note: I know I am referring to his carpus as his knee, but I think y'all get my drift.)

When I got to the barn Friday, it was after both Katie and Steve had told me Bar's bandage had slipped. And it had. It was resting comfortably right below his knee, doing absolutely no good.


So I re-engineered my wrap in two pieces--shorter section below the knee, longer and resting on top of the lower wrap to cover the leg to about 4-6 inches over the knee.

When we got to the barn yesterday, I was thrilled to see the blue and tan wrap still in place, and even more glad to see distinct improvement--e.g. much less swelling--in the knee. It looks great head-on!

A little less great from the side, but still making progress.

He got duct tape along with his vet wrap yesterday, mainly because it pulls off the roll easier than the first aid tape and my left arm needs all the help it can get right now.

I'm off to the barn shortly to see how things look today. I'm hoping the new aggressive wrapping can dissipate the swelling so at least one of us can go back to work.

1 comment:

Dave (aka Buckskins Rule) said...

Nothing like good old American ingenuity to overcome a problem. That a bit of 100mph tape will fix most anything.