We were out on our afternoon walk today. We were having a super time, he was being his usual silly self, eating all the horse poo he could find, sniffing, charging around, making me laugh.
He scrabbled in the undergrowth as usual then came out scratching at his eye. I called him and he came over. A thorn was stuck right in his eyeball. he let me pull it out, I did this without thinking, now wonder if I should have left it. His eye shut immediately.
Luckily we were 5 minutes from home. Called the vet, I have a plan with them thankfully. Was down there in 20 minutes so less than an hour since it happened.
His inner eyelid (that might be wrong) had closed over, so the vet put in an anasthetic to open up the pupil etc. He couldn't see the damage (or not) but said the puppy was extremely unlucky, the last time he saw such a direct trauma to the eye like this was 4years ago.
I now have antibiotics, two types of eye drops, some other tablets and an appointment tomorrow. No idea whether there's long term damage or not at this stage.
Feel rather crap. I love him whatever but I still feel crap.
I've been reading this since the beginning but not commented yet. My puppy is just slightly older than yours and the day i 1st read this thread was the 1st day i'd taken my pup for a forest walk and i was panicking incase it happened to her.
So glad all is positive, everytime i've taken my pup out i've thought about your pup and wished that he is ok, which may sound strange since we dont know each other but glad it is all going right and hope it continues to.