My day revolved around nuts….not the nice ones (mmm walnuts). I mean horse nuts (testicles for a bit of technicality). You see I had to remove some nuts from a horse today but he is what is called a cryptorchid so his testicles did not descend properly and hang down like they are supposed to. It means I had to do surgery to fish them out! I had never done one of these procedures without the help of a surgeon and a nice hospital environment. So I was nervous! I was stressing all day and acting a bit out of it but I just kept telling myself to get a grip! On with the surgery.
Spoiler Alert…There is blood in these photos.
I started and felt pretty good…then I had some trouble finding the lost nut! It turned out that is was the worst case scenario and located in the abdomen (very deep near internal organs). I made an additional incision and reached in with my hand to grab it….phew!
If you look closely I have the testicle in my left hand above.
All done and what a relief….I was grinning. Thanks to Katie for taking all the lovely photos during surgery. Now off for a winter walk with Salty and its Al’s turn to cook dinner tonight. I wonder what he will make? Happy Days!