So last night Lady was playing with Mark by bopping her head into his leg as usual while he was laying down on the bed with his feet hanging off the edge. Then….BAM! She ran her eye into his foot and the trouble began. I checked on her today and to my dismay her freakin left eye had rolled back and all you could see was the white of her eye!!!!
Of course like a concerned Mommy I rushed her to the vet screaming and ranting and crying in my car. I was telling my cousin that I didn’t want her to be blind and that I put my heart and soul into raising her so this incident I guess affected me like it would if it had happened to my future child. I’m thinking that all of you dog lovers out there who call your dog “baby”, “son”, or “daughter” can relate.
Anyway, when I finally got to my vet VCA Crocker Animal Hospital, the nurses there took a quick look and reassured me that it was probably a minor deal and that the doctor would be assisting me soon (probably because I was hyperventilating in their waiting room). During the checkup the doctor took some forceps and peeled back the nictitating membrane or the third eyelid that all dogs and cats have that you can see near the tear duct. The doctor explained that since Lady had whacked her eye this brown membrane had taken over the majority of her eye and pushed her pupil all the way back towards her skull. He said that its not really as horrific as it looks and that this is just the dog’s way of protecting its eyes after impact or irritation. He did however, put some florescent drops in her eye to see if we could see any scratches on her cornea under black-light. It looked like Lady was leaking radioactive tears .
In the midst of all this Lady’s daddy Mark, rushed to the vet hospital from work to make sure his little girl was ok and the vet reiterated to him what he told me. Yup, she is one LOVED puppy. Luckily, she had no scratches in her eye and we left without the terrible news I was expecting which was either surgery or blindness. All she has is some minor bruising which, either way I’m sure Lady doesn’t care because she went on like nothing had happened and even jumped up to greet Daddy by happily punching him in HIS eye with her big ol’ nose!
With that said, for the next week I’m supposed to administer drops of Neo-Poly-Dex 4 times a day and update the doctor on her status to see if the swelling subsides. If everything goes well she’ll be back to her normal self in a week! For now, she is getting spoiled with lots of treats because she has a boo-boo.
VCA Crocker Animal Hospital: http://www.vcahospitals.com/crocker
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