The eye specialist said that the surface of Darwin’s eye was far too thin to carry out a diamond burr debridement. He said that whilst if I looked it up on the internet I’d see a lot of advice saying not to do what he was now proposing, but he said based on his own experience (he looks to be in his seventies) for the situation Darwin was in that stitching up his inner eyelid to make a flap over his eye was likely to be the only resolution to heal his eye now. I rather got the impression that the other vet should not have carried out the cotton bud debridements in the first place - grrrr!
He says that he’ll call me tomorrow to check how Darwin is and that I can call him at any time if I’m concerned. All being well he’ll see Darwin again in a fortnight to remove the stitching and check that it’s healing/healed ok
The doctor carried him out to me in the end as he was taking longer than expected to fully come round from the sedation, but obviously not sleepy enough to deter him from scoffing his dinner down as soon as he got home and then go back to sleep! Just as well that I decided not to feed him before we went this evening. No one had told me not to, I was just thinking worse case scenario. They did something to boost his oxygen levels beforehand and I don’t know what sort of anaesthetic they used, but he said this would avoid having to intubate him. His leg looks rather sore so I assume that’s how they sedated him.
I haven’t seen him open his eye yet, so I’m not too certain if the outer lid has been stitched closed too - if that’s the case I’m wondering how I’ll get the eye drops in?
Right, I’m going to have something to eat myself now, and try to calm down!!
Bree, Xanthe and Darwin
Hopefully this will work. You must be exhausted.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
It all sounds so scary . Eat something and go snuggle that boy !
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Oh gosh, I hope this procedure works. Give Darwin a kiss for me and keep us updated on how he is doing.
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"Oh gosh" was my exact thought as well!
What an exhausting afternoon for you and Darwin. And what a good thing that you hadn't fed him before the appointment.
This eye specialist sounds very competent and confident. I hope this works well for Darwin and the healing will happen quickly now. Sending loads of positive puggie vibes and best wishes for Darwin to heal quickly and fully. I hope he feels much better soon.
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I had that done. Eye was closed......Unfortunately, for Topaz it was a hair that was causing the ulcer so once the eye was open...it happened again. The specialist here doesn't do that ....but it is an old practice and can work wonders!!!
Seeing a good healing!
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Thinking of you & Darwin! Hoping & praying he will heal quickly & completely, with no complications!
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Thinking of you and Darwin too-what a day! I have no idea on this procedure but will pray heals quickly! You both have been through so much-it is time for a good outcome! You are such a good "mom" to go through all this for him!
Praying this procedure works and Darwin's eye will heal.
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I hope this worked and Darwin feels better. Pug hugs!
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