Thursday, March 29, 2007
Surgery went well
I planned on going to Auburn Saturday morning. Things changed. Dr Caldwell,the surgeon at Auburn, called and said after they sedated Speedy they found he had two scars along his abdomen. They wanted permission to continue the surgery to see if he may have had hernia surgery and had a testicle removed during another past surgery. Or they could remove the one testicle we see that is dropped and in 3 months do a sperm count and see if there may be a testicle still in him. I want a nice horse that is a true gelding so I opted for the surgery to find the missing testicle or look at the scars to see what surgery he has had. In a few hours, the vet called and said it looked like he had a hernia surgery which included the one testicle being removed and the owner kept him a stallion with one testicle.It now ended up being a 4 hour surgery with a lot of bleeding. I want Speedy to be just a nice horse without an unsuitable interest in mares. Hopefully their guess was right and Speedy now has no testicles because they removed the one they can see. That one seemed a different texture so it was sent for a biopsy to make sure it will not cause Speedy any health problems later. Speedy's$500. surgery is now over $1300. If there is no hemorrhaging, he may come home on Monday.