Eye surgery?

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Postby Libby » February 27th, 2009, 8:27 pm

I took Mexico into the vet today, because she had what I thought was a bad scratch on her cornea. Turns out, she has a thorn in her eye! Its just a tiny little sticker, right in the center of her pupil.

So, the vet is keeping her overnight. He hopes he can just pull the thorn out, but he said the way its angled into her eye, he thinks he will have to make an incision.

So that means she will have stitches in her eye.


Could this affect her sight?



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Postby Pit♥bull » February 27th, 2009, 8:39 pm

Lots of :goodthoughts: coming your way for Mexico :)
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 27th, 2009, 8:42 pm

Oh poor baby! I dont know if it will affect her vision but I wish her the best
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 27th, 2009, 8:48 pm

Ouch! That sounds painful - glad you took her to the vet.

Not sure about her vision...

Lots of :goodthoughts: coming her way, though!
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Postby Libby » February 27th, 2009, 9:01 pm

Thanks, guys.

I'm mostly worried about her staying at the vet. I had to walk her back and put her in the cage, because she refused to go with the tech. She was so scared :(
I've seen and heard so many horrible things that happen at clinics 'behind the scenes', and Mexi is such a shy, timid dog.... :cry:

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Postby madremissy » February 27th, 2009, 9:25 pm

Sending many good thoughts to Mexico.
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Postby hugapitbull » February 28th, 2009, 8:56 am

Good thoughts for both of you. Try not to worry about her. Hopefully she will have a vet tech as wonderful as Angela, Trouble's vet tech.
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Postby Jenn » February 28th, 2009, 12:11 pm

Good thoughts from here too

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Postby Malli » February 28th, 2009, 3:24 pm

just remember, for all the bad stories you hear there are tons of good ones, too. Its like with our breed, the bad stories get the better press ;)

Did the vet not have an answer about the eye?
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Postby amazincc » February 28th, 2009, 4:17 pm

Malli wrote:just remember, for all the bad stories you hear there are tons of good ones, too. Its like with our breed, the bad stories get the better press ;)


Very, very true!!!


So, what did the vet say about Mexi??? Where they able to get the little sticker out???
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Postby Libby » March 3rd, 2009, 2:07 pm

Hey guys!

Sorry for the late update lol

Mexi is doing great. The vet, thank doG, didn't have to make an incision in her eye. The thorn pulled right out. He sent it home in a vial for me, and I have some pictures to post so you guys can see how big it was (my camera is dead right now, so have to wait for it to charge). I felt so bad, it had to hurt like a mother, especially having in it her eye for as long as she did.

I have to put drops in her eye for a couple of weeks, but I don't think there is going to be any lasting damage. The cloudy spot in her eye where the thorn was is already clearning up.

Thank you guys for the positive thoughts!

She came out friendly with the kennel guy, too, so I felt much better leaving her there. Mexi doesn't like many people, so I was impressed that she liked him!


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Postby Pit♥bull » March 3rd, 2009, 2:57 pm

Ketra wrote:She came out friendly with the kennel guy, too, so I felt much better leaving her there. Mexi doesn't like many people, so I was impressed that she liked him!


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Postby Marinepits » March 3rd, 2009, 4:19 pm

:clap: Great news!!!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 3rd, 2009, 5:22 pm

Yay for quick and easy recoveries!
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