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    So my husband is home today and when we went to let the dogs out- he calls me and says that Lockjaw's cherry eye is out again!!!! UGH!!! The vet that did the surgery is out this week- won't be back until Monday, so I'll have to wait till then to talk to her about what to do next and when to do it.
    Now I'm wondering if I should just have it removed?!? I don't want to put him through another surgery- not to mention more $- and it still may pop back out.
    I'm so confused and frustrated right now.
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    Ohhhh I'm really sorry!!! I can't imagine your frustration!! I can't help but I'm sure one of the experienced members will be by soon. Hang in there!!!!!
    May the sun in your eyes be your ONLY problem today! Peace Friends!

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    I hate to say this but with all of the cherry eye surgery failures we've experienced over the years we simply have the gland removed and be done with it. Some Vets will do it without a hitch and others have to be coaxed.
    Our Lola came into rescue at 2 months old with a heart valve issue and was given <1 year to live. She was not a candidate for any kind of surgery...the risk was not worth it. She developed cherry eye shortly after we got her and we decided not to correct it. Nine years later she passed and NEVER had an issue with the cherry eye.
    In many cases the surgery is strictly for cosmetic reasons.
    Be advised though, with the removal of the gland, the likelihood of needing some sort of eye drops is high...for the rest of the patients life.
    Tough decisions ahead...good luck to all concerned

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    Are you able to massage it back into place? My frenchie gets a cherry eye from time to time and we can massage it back in place...


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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    I hate to say this but with all of the cherry eye surgery failures we've experienced over the years we simply have the gland removed and be done with it. Some Vets will do it without a hitch and others have to be coaxed.
    Our Lola came into rescue at 2 months old with a heart valve issue and was given <1 year to live. She was not a candidate for any kind of surgery...the risk was not worth it. She developed Cherry eye shortly after we got her and we decided not to correct it. Nine years later she passed and NEVER had an issue with the cherry eye.
    In many cases the surgery is strictly for cosmetic reasons.
    Be advised though, with the removal of the gland, the likelihood of needing some sort of eye drops is high...for the rest of the patients life.
    Tough decisions ahead...good luck to all concerned
    That's really what I feel like doing. I don't want to chance it and POSSIBLY put him through a 3rd surgery if a 2nd tack doesn't work. I can handle the eye drops. I just don't want to do it again for a "maybe it'll work this time". They'll have to use a stronger stitch, that could possibly scratch his eye, then cause an infection, then end up taking it out anyway - or it popping back out and taking it out anyway.
    A part of me knows also that it is hugely cosmetic - but he's so beautiful! And I hate EVERYWHERE I take him I get all of the "Whats wrong with his eye" comments.
    It's just frustrating and I just want to make the best decision for him that I can.

    Thank you for your advice!! I do really appreciate it!
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    my husband is with him and wont touch it. LOL - I will try when I get back home. @nubonics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corine Pesantes View Post
    my husband is with him and wont touch it. LOL - I will try when I get back home. @nubonics
    Men! Lol. My husband is horrible at getting sully's back in.

    Usually what I do is take a baby wipe and rub his wrinkle at the corner of his eye and pull the skin gentle over the cherry eye in all directions and then it with pop back in- so I never physically touch it.

    Sometimes his comes out when he has allergies and won't go back in as easily so I give him a Zyrtec and try again in about an hour.

    Hopefully that helps get it back in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    Men! Lol. My husband is horrible at getting sully's back in.

    Usually what I do is take a baby wipe and rub his wrinkle at the corner of his eye and pull the skin gentle over the cherry eye in all directions and then it with pop back in- so I never physically touch it.

    Sometimes his comes out when he has allergies and won't go back in as easily so I give him a Zyrtec and try again in about an hour.

    Hopefully that helps get it back in!
    His has been out since Oct. Initially I could massage it, then eventually it just wouldn't stay in. That's why we chose to tack it back when we neutered him. I am going to massage it back in tonight when I get home. I will try the allergy meds though. He hasn't really shown any issues with allergies - but at this point, i'll try anything. Thank you!!
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    Ugh that sucks that it popped back out!! Good luck tonight


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    Oh NO! I hope they can do something without another surgery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Oh NO! I hope they can do something without another surgery.
    Me too! I don't know....ill talk to his vet on Monday and make a decision then.
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    Aaaaaaand it went back in on its own earlier today. I swear- this cherry eyes going to be the death of me and my nerves. Lol- I guess he waiting game starts now.




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