Bailey is a mischievous, cheeky 2 year old Andulusian x Welsh Section D horse. He injured his eye when he caught it on a screw that was pretruding from the fence, as my Landlord wouldn't replace his old rickety fence, but instead just kept adding bits of wood with either nails or screws. You can see the injury in the photographs. He had ripped half the lower eyelid away. My Landlord completely washed his hands of the matter. Unfortunately, because of the economic climate, I have been in and out of work, having been made redundant three times in the last eighteen months, so Bailey was not insured.
On finding Bailey with this horrific injury, I phoned for the Vet. On her arrival and after examining the eye, she said that he would have to go to the Hospital and have reconstructive surgery on the eye. I loaded him onto my horsebox and took him straight away. I stayed in the waiting room, while Bailey was in surgery for two and a half hours (that was one of the worst two and a half hours of my life, wondering if the eye was going to be useable.). I was told the operation had gone well and the eye itself didn't look as though it had been damaged. It was hard leaving the Equine Hospital , as I wasn't allowed to see Bailey and he had to stay for a number of days for recovery.
The Vets did a wonderful job as you can see from the photo. I was amazed at how quickly the eyelid healed. The only problem now is paying the Vet bill of £1,093.25. I have kept applying for jobs in the hope that I would earn enough to pay this Invoice, but that has not been the case. Can anyone help, no matter how small, as I so want to settle this outstanding amount, after the vets did such a fabulous job, on a very much loved young horse.