This is poor little Tucker getting ready to have a tube ran down his nose. Dr. Shamis has the tube in his hand. Unfortunately Tucker's throat still isn't large enough to use the big endoscope, & the small animal one isn't long enough to go all the way to the top of his stomach. Soooo we still don't know if the top of his stomach opens & closes properly. Dr. Shamis said since we don't mind feeding him soaked pellets, to just continue to do so, for a few months, until he is bigger. We were hoping he would be OK, & get to go out on the property. Guess not. Then maybe the big endoscope will work. John said next time he won't be able to straddle Tucker like that & still have his feet on the ground is Tucker continues to grow, which I'm sure he will.
One thing that was found is Tucker has a Dorsal Displaced Soft Palate. The last time he was scoped 3 months ago, they thought he had DDSP, but thought it might have been temporary because of him choking twice in a 3 day period. But guess not.......!!!! He also has a severe parrot mouth which we already knew. But his molars are all coming in perfect, so hopefully the parrot mouth won't interfere with him being able to eat long term. I doubt that he'd ever be able to eat grass in a pasture, but in this part of the country, pasture isn't usually an option anyway.
We took Bijou the little horse with us, so we could meet Courtney on the way home & get him trimmed. Unfortunately we couldn't get hooked up, so she's coming out today to trim him. He got to go for a ride for nothing, but didn't seem to mind. He's real good about hopping in & out of the trailer & likes to watch what's going on. I've only looked at his worst foot, the one he limps on. If there is a frog on that foot I can't find it, it's just a big gaping hole where the frog should be. No wonder the little guy limps sometimes.