We took Kit to the clinic on Oct. 13th, nearly 6 months since his pasture accident, and 10 weeks into my ownership and the gentle therapeutic techniques I've been using on him. Pressure point, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, and bodywork (modified) for his tolerance.
We traveled in and arrived in rain showers, that fluctuated from light to heavy, so by the time we were inside we were quite soaked.
It's amazing and wonderful what they can see now with the imaging equipment. The breaks in Kit's shoulder bone were very obvious. Three different places showed breakage and bone fragments. You could see a smooth edge of the bone, like a smooth piece of string on the image, then a jumbled area of "string" with gaps, indicating where the bone fragments had broken off. Areas of fragmentation were the front & back of the shoulder joint (lateras well as the medial edge by the sternum.
Dr. Langer, DVM is using the ultrasound on the medial edge of the shoulder joint. Interesting note, he didn't want to shave Kit for the exam, due to winter fast approaching, so he used alcohol as the medium to penetrate the tissue through the coat, it worked beautifully as it filled in all the air gaps, unlike the usual gel medium used for ultra sounds.
Fracture identified in two locations, but it is healing, and the bone is gradually coming back together. The joint capsule is thickening and there is slight arthritis evident, as the body builds bone where bone has injury. The joint is still somewhat separated, with a gap of approximately 5 cm at one side, mostly due to swelling still evident in the surrounding tissues. This will gradually dissipate, and the joint should come back together itself gradually. It all comes down to giving him time to heal.