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corneal ulcer

Postby Nichole » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:39 am

Last night Sadie came in from a game of fetch rubbing her eye. Pulled open the eyelid and found a grass seed embedded in the inside of the lower lid. It was actually embedded in the tissue and needed to be pulled out by tweezer. Flipping grass seeds.

The next morning her eye was still weepy and I saw her rub it with her paw again so I called the vet and made an appt. It was very obvious was the green dye was put in that she has a corneal ulcer. You definitely didn't need to use the magnifying lens to see it.

This was taken when we got home from the appt.
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This was a few hours later. Still pretty obvious to the naked eye.
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So now she's on some pain meds and antibiotics - and has to wear the cone of shame so she doesn't rub the eye :(
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The vet said she can still rock the flyball practice - good thing cause we have a tournament coming up!
Poor baby. Sucks to be Sadie.
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Re: corneal ulcer

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:00 am

Poor Sadie!!

Feel better pretty lady!
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Re: corneal ulcer

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:32 am

Oh No! I hope you feel better soon Ms. Sadie and have fun at flyball. Glad she can still rock it.
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Re: corneal ulcer

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:09 am

Poor Sadie, that doesn't look fun at all. I hope you get better soon!
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Re: corneal ulcer

Postby Nichole » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:40 am

It's only been one day since the vet visit and she's already looking better. The eye isn't nearly as weepy. I know she doesn't like the cone but I don't think she minds it as much as the plastic one - she tucks her tail and looks pathetic when we put that one on her.

So far so good.

Here she is last night (cone free) at boxwork practice.

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Re: corneal ulcer

Postby dogs4jen » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:57 am

She is sure a cutie! :inlove: My boxer used to get corneal ulcers all the time, no fun. I hope she gets better soon. I had to give Lulu artificial tears a couple of times a day too, but maybe Sadie won't need them since she's not a brachycephalic breed.
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