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16 September 2011 @ 05:59 pm
Jack Is In the Horse-pital  
Our poor old puppy managed to poke himself in the eye sometime Labor Day Weekend. When we noticed his eye was closed we called the emergency vet on Labor Day and he thought it was conjunctivitis - he called in a scrip for antibiotic ointment and we scheduled a follow up for this week.

Though better (Jack could keep his eye open after a couple of days of treatment), the eye didn't really heal up very well - still really goopy and covered over.

Took him for the follow up today, and after a bit of an ordeal getting his eye numbed and stained they looked at it and found a place where it got poked and is bulging. They have to suture that spot to strengthen it, then suture his third eyelid closed over it to protect it while it heals. Jack doesn't like his face touched, so it's a general anesthetic for him.

He's getting up there (11 or 12), so that's not a cakewalk. We'd been putting off having his teeth done because of the need for it, but this is more important - he could lose his eye if it isn't treated.

We're going to go ahead and have them do his teeth since he'll be under anyway.

Think good puppy thoughts tomorrow afternoon.
Current Mood: worriedconcerned
Bill Roperbillroper on September 16th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Ow! Good luck!
Eternal Novicephillip2637 on September 16th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
That sounds nasty. Best wishes to him!
starmalachite: Yin Yangstarmalachite on September 16th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
May it be all over before he knows it, & may recovery be speedy & complete.
Elizabeth McCoy: Oh Deararchangelbeth on September 16th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Good luck, Puppy!
Smoooomsmoooom on September 17th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Poor Puppy. Good puppy thoughts for him. Rose and Kleo send wuffs.
Tom Jefferssexybass on September 17th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Hope Jack gets better!!!!
Keriskeristor on September 17th, 2011 08:18 am (UTC)
I would need a general anaesthetic as well, I totally agree with him about not having eyes touched. Hugs to all and hope he gets better.
JoEllynjoecoustic on September 17th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Definitely thinking good puppy thoughts for Jack!
BlueEyedTigress (a.k.a. Blade)blueeyedtigress on September 17th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Coming in late, and definitely sending good wishes, to Jack and to you guys! By now, I suppose, I can ask how things went?
Mspiritdance on September 17th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
If he's still pending (tho' I suspect all's done by now), it might be worth the vet calling an ophthalmologist about an anti-biotic infused contact lens over the area and under the flap. (Yeah, I'm kind of a belt-&-suspender type when it comes to nasty eye injuries *smile*)