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lurkey mclurker
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:40 pm

Here's today's update via FB via Twitter:
The Player
5 hrs ·
Dr. Chuck McCauley of LSU contacted me today to say that while Angus is not sound but that it was his best walking day yet since his surgery. It’s been just over a month since it happened and it looks like he will be there for another month before he can come home. His attitude is great and he is still being a great patient. Things are on the upswing. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers for The Player.
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:16 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:Here's today's update via FB via Twitter:
The Player
5 hrs ·
Dr. Chuck McCauley of LSU contacted me today to say that while Angus is not sound but that it was his best walking day yet since his surgery. It’s been just over a month since it happened and it looks like he will be there for another month before he can come home. His attitude is great and he is still being a great patient. Things are on the upswing. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers for The Player.
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Thanks, lurkey mclurker. I didn't post that update because nobody responded to earlier ones and I wasn't sure if anyone was following this closely. It sounds positive but these things can go south in a hurry. I think this horse and his connections deserve a happy outcome, not that they all don't, but they deserve it more than most. #prayersforangus
lurkey mclurker
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:34 pm

Oh I've been reading your updates and I thought you would be interested so that's why I posted this one, LOL... I'm usually reading though I don't always respond, sometimes I see my name on a few threads and think I'm talking too much. :?
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:38 pm

I also have read each post and appreciate all of them, particularly the positive ones albeit with my heart in my mouth. I don't post much but I've been reading along for quite a while. I sincerely hope that this guy and his loving people will look back on this from a good place not too far into the future and know the faceless cheering section was rallying for them all along.
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:05 pm

I'm really glad to see The Player has fans here cheering him along in his recovery. I often question why some horses I've never met touch me more than others, but this kooky guy really stole my heart. And I've been following Buff and team for a very long time, mostly on Facebook. I'm not surprised that others feel the same, but just thought maybe I was clogging this thread with too-frequent updates. The Player's road ahead is filled with perils but, hopefully, we can keep the positive updates coming! :D
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:40 pm

How can you not love a colt who just wants someone to pull his tongue? While sitting on his rump like an oversized Irish Setter? :mrgreen:
I really hope he recovers completely.
Old Bones
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Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:49 am

I was able to visit the Bradley farm in Frankfort, KY when The Player was a foal and called Angus and was looking for peppermints in our pockets. Of course, I've been following him ever since. So glad for this recent update that things look to be on the upswing. Good people around this horse from the beginning. I wonder if a successful outcome would have bearing on others in the future when making a decision on horses breaking down with this injury?
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I am always looking for updates regardng this lovable quirky horse --- i keep.praying for his continued
Recovery while knowing how quickly things can go south
Old Bones
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Sun May 06, 2018 7:38 pm

Fayeq, 4yo half brother to Rachel Alexandra, pulled up in the 9th at Belmont and vanned off.
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The Player added 2 new photos — with William Buff Bradley at LSU Farm and Large Animal Veterinary Services.
2 hrs · Baton Rouge, LA ·
So good to see him! He really looks great. Dr. Chuck McCauley and his staff at LSU have done a wonderful job taking care of the big boy. Still has a way to go but going in the right direction.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Player-1764502500517177/
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lurkey mclurker wrote:
The Player added 2 new photos — with William Buff Bradley at LSU Farm and Large Animal Veterinary Services.
2 hrs · Baton Rouge, LA ·
So good to see him! He really looks great. Dr. Chuck McCauley and his staff at LSU have done a wonderful job taking care of the big boy. Still has a way to go but going in the right direction.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Player-1764502500517177/
Very cool! Continuing to hope for the best.
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Sun May 06, 2018 9:11 pm

Old Bones wrote:Fayeq, 4yo half brother to Rachel Alexandra, pulled up in the 9th at Belmont and vanned off.
A lot of folks inquiring about him, but I haven't seen any official announcements yet. Hope he's okay.
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Wed May 09, 2018 9:13 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Old Bones wrote:Fayeq, 4yo half brother to Rachel Alexandra, pulled up in the 9th at Belmont and vanned off.
A lot of folks inquiring about him, but I haven't seen any official announcements yet. Hope he's okay.
The NYRA database just lists it as a racing injury, for what that is worth.
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Thu May 10, 2018 7:08 pm

Thanks for that bit of info on Fayeq. They've not shared much but glad to not be reading worse. Fingers crossed.
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:23 pm

Looks like he's gained a little weight too. :) From Facebook:

The Player
17 mins ·
Great picture of The Player outside for the first time since being at LSU. I just love how he has fought to do this. Dr. McCauley said that he is doing so much better and cast sores are healing and he is walking better. He is very happy with him and his continued improvement. Angus favorite colors are purple and gold. GEAUX TIGERS!!
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:39 pm

The cast looks a little the worse for wear. I wonder if he occasionally chews on it like a dog. :lol:
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:52 pm

Old Bones wrote:Thanks for that bit of info on Fayeq. They've not shared much but glad to not be reading worse. Fingers crossed.
NYRA database now shows Fayeq as "Fx cannon-surgery-to be retired".
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The cast looks a little the worse for wear. I wonder if he occasionally chews on it like a dog. :lol:
Especially if it itches.
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Mon May 28, 2018 6:15 pm

From Facebook:

The Player
6 hrs ·
Weekly Update:
The Player is still hanging out in LSU’s Tiger Country of Baton Rouge LA. Dr. McCauley did change antibiotics on him this week and hoping for a bit more improvement as he thought maybe the one antibiotic was not total kicking the infection. I just talked with Dr. McCauley and he told me The Player was walking much better than last week which may be due to the new antibiotics. He grazed him this morning and said he loved getting out. We will post pictures when I get some and as always we appreciate everyone’s concern, support, prayers and well wishes. I read them all!
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Wed May 30, 2018 12:41 am

I do think about this guy everyday and I hope he kicks the hell out of this infection and gets home with his people sooner than soon. Gotta be very hard on them in the meantime.
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