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Puppy might lose his eye.

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needastrongone Wed 20-Feb-13 18:23:22

I am crying...

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.

Floralnomad Fri 01-Mar-13 12:43:00

Excellent news ! Perhaps you should get him some 'doggles' to wear when he's rummaging in future . Hope it continues to go well.

fanoftheinvisibleman Fri 01-Mar-13 12:43:08

That's fantastic news! smile

PurpleFrog Fri 01-Mar-13 13:01:48

Phew! Great news! smile

needastrongone Fri 01-Mar-13 13:13:56

doggles - lol!!! If only, little sod is attracted to grassy undergrowth...

I did phone our vet and thank. I know we don't have a crystal ball but so many people complain and not enough thank, so I thought I would pass on my appreciation.

Puppy zonked in his crate, I took him on a 'new sniffs' walk to celebrate, somewhere he hadn't been before! smile

tabulahrasa Fri 01-Mar-13 14:23:23

oh that sounds great smile

SillyTilly123 Fri 01-Mar-13 14:54:25

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.

SpicyPear Fri 01-Mar-13 15:45:07

Great news smile

Whippoorwhill Fri 01-Mar-13 18:19:45

What wonderful news. Keeping my fingers crossed that everything continues to be positive. smile

TheChimpParadox Fri 01-Mar-13 19:21:03

Great news !

WOOF ! (that was my dog not me blush)

SillyTilly123 Tue 19-Mar-13 19:24:04

How is puppy doing now? Still good news?

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