Tuesday, September 26, 2006

She's Home But Not Pleased

Doodle's eye is still there for now, but she won't ever see out of that side again. There was too much damage from the pressure. The great news is, taking out the abscessed tooth and cleaning out the pus (sorry) has left her alive and actually trotting around almost like she was never sick. Mere hours after surgery. This morning, as I took her in for her third doctor's visit in as many days, shaking from fever and moaning in pain, I wasn't sure I'd be saying that.

However, her eyeball looks like we superglued hamburger to the cornea, and then hit her a few dozen times. It's swollen, lumpy where it should be clear, and demon blood red to boot. And then, you look over at the right side and there's the same old sweet dopey brown eye as ususal, looking out at us with utter confusion and irritation. "Can we cool it with the vet visits, people? I'm trying to take a nap!"

The vet assured me if all goes well, she'll be over the tooth thing completely by tomorrow morning. If she's still in any pain, it will be from the eye and if we notice her rubbing it over the next couple of weeks, then it should come out. But at least when he says "pain" he means slight discomfort/irritation, and not lying on the floor moaning and shaking.



At 9:51 AM, September 27, 2006, Blogger Calamity Jen said...

Hooray Doodle! It sounds like she has come through all of this like a champ. I hope she continues to recover well.


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