The vet was here until after 11 last night... (Wes is also sick, so it was a long night...) Poke has a large laceration on his chest that appears to have occurred when he got hung up on something, he ripped himself clear open! I am so thankful; twice Dr. Erickson said how lucky he was that it was only the skin (one little fleshy puncture) as his jugular runs right below the surface... he was VERY close to a different outcome!! He has quite a few stitches, dozens of staples and 2 drains. He basically had a micro surgery right in his stall! She had to cut all of the edges to get clean flesh, flushed and scrubbed and then spent at least an hour doing stitches. Ill post a picture later, but she put a cool covering on it to relieve some of the tension from the shoulder, so you can't even see the wound. He will need the drains out in 5 days, anti inflammatories for maybe a week (he is very bruised... ran into something pretty hard! We had a snow squall pass thru in the afternoon, I wonder if he was extra disoriented?!) antibiotics for 10 days, then the stitches/staples come out in 2 weeks. For this time he will be on complete stall rest. I'm going to have a very grumpy old man on my hands! He is comfortable this morning, unhappy with the meds in his grain, but otherwise doing alright. Hopefully all will heal well... Ill post pictures later.