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Old 09-04-04, 06:26 PM
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OMG ... I was at the grocery this morning waiting in line and got a call from my BF saying that Dante's (our English Bulldog) eye was bleeding. So I paid for my groceries and rushed home. We took him to the emergency pet hospital. They said that he punctured his eyeball and that the inside of his eye was protruding out of the eye (sorry so gross). I couldn't believe it so they showed me. I have no idea how this happened. He never cried or anything. The only thing we can figure is that he must've scratched through it somehow. Anyway, they are removing his eye tonight. They said that it's going to be done so that it just looks like a smooth patch of skin over the eye socket. My heart just broke for my little furry baby. He's only 4 1/2 years old (that makes him 33 in human years). I'm just waiting for the call from the vet to let us know that he's ok. They are going to neuter him while he's under anesthesia. We hadn't had him neutered yet because BF wanted to breed him. I can't stop thinking about him. If I knew how to post a picture on here I would show you all what he looks like.
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Old 09-05-04, 11:25 AM
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Lurking. Hi Sonji. I'm one of your old buddies from the DI board. There is nothing that makes my heart ache as when one of my dogs is in pain. Can you tell I'm not a parent of a two legged child yet? I'm so sorry this happened to Dante. Maybe there was some underlying infection that cause Dante to scratch so hard. I wish him a speedy recovery. He'll be up and about before you know it.
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Old 09-05-04, 08:27 PM
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Thank you Glinda. His surgery was delayed until this morning because the surgeon wasn't available. He made it through the surgery just fine. The surgeon said that everything looked good. He had warned me that one of the risks with this type of surgery is that there could be damage to the other eye from the stretching of the nerves (I don't know how that would effect the other eye because I thought they were completely separate). The vet then suggested that I might want to have Dante's skin folds in his face removed to avoid a yeast infection. I thought that was rediculous. That's like saying I should have my toes removed to avoid athlete's foot! Dante's a bulldog and bulldogs have skin folds. What a silly vet. Anyway, we'll be able to go see him tomorrow and he will be coming home on Tuesday. They don't allow visitors on the day of surgery so we haven't seen him at all today. I can't wait to see my little sweetie!
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