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    Tracey, I hope your visit with the specialist gives you some answers. If you feel in your gut that it is allergies, it may be of benefit, to search and find a different vet. Surgery is something to take time and think about. Tennessee is known to be an "allergy" state. Molds, pollens, so many allergens. Today it is 70 degrees, and then it will be freezing this weekend! I pray that you find answers for your baby. As Casper stated-don't rush into surgery.
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    I just got back from the specialist, and I'm afraid it's bad news
    Winston has another ulcer in his right eye from scratching it, and she actually put a contact in to help it heal. As soon as she put the contact in there the swelling went down in his eye… Not only is the eyelid turning internally to cause irritation, but he also has the inner eyelashes that are irritating the eyes. At this point surgery is imminent I go back in a week so she can re-check his eyes, and then we can schedule the surgery. She did give me a name of an allergy specialist in Nashville to go see, but now matter how much testing is done it's NOT going to alleviate the fact that his lashes need to be removed.

    He has the cone of shame on, and I brought home a ton of meds…
    Zyrtec, Rimadyl, Ofloxacin, Neo Pol Bacit, & GenTeal

    He seems miserable, so if anyone has any suggestions for this stupid cone that would be great!!! I had to take it off for him to get something to drink, and I doubt he will eat w/it on...

    I'm NOT going to lie, I'm REALLY upset about this… I broke down in the car before the long drive home She told me that they do surgery on bulldogs ALL the time, but of course she has NO idea what my year has been like. Thanks for all the support as always guys… I'm probably going to need a valium on surgery day!!!
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    Please let us know how the vet visit went today, Tracey. Hoping there will be some good news for Winston.

    @Blueberrys Mom, i'm curious about allergy testing myself but never heard that you had to be allergy free x 2 months first. That just seems catch 22'ish to me since we really can't achieve the bully being from allergies in the first place.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I just got back from the specialist, and I'm afraid it's bad news
    Winston has another ulcer in his right eye from scratching it, and she actually put a contact in to help it heal. As soon as she put the contact in there the swelling went down in his eye… Not only is the eyelid turning internally to cause irritation, but he also has the inner eyelashes that are irritating the eyes. At this point surgery is imminent I go back in a week so she can re-check his eyes, and then we can schedule the surgery. She did give me a name of an allergy specialist in Nashville to go see, but now matter how much testing is done it's NOT going to alleviate the fact that his lashes need to be removed.

    He has the cone of shame on, and I brought home a ton of meds…
    Zyrtec, Rimadyl, Ofloxacin, Neo Pol Bacit, & GenTeal

    He seems miserable, so if anyone has any suggestions for this stupid cone that would be great!!! I had to take it off for him to get something to drink, and I doubt he will eat w/it on...

    I'm NOT going to lie, I'm REALLY upset about this… I broke down in the car before the long drive home She told me that they do surgery on bulldogs ALL the time, but of course she has NO idea what my year has been like. Thanks for all the support as always guys… I'm probably going to need a valium on surgery day!!!
    @cali baker, @Petra, @Blueberrys Mom, @Manydogs, @Casper @Texas Carol @brutus77 @pdolphin27 @Jennifer Clark
    Check this site out Tracey:http://www.helpmypetsskin.com Nashville TN
    http://www.nashvillevetspecialists.c...s/dermatology/ Nashville TN
    http://priestlakevet.com/services/allergy-testing.html Antioch TN
    http://www.wellness.com/dir/3939783/...rvice#referrer Nashville TN
    Last edited by Casper; 12-05-2013 at 03:37 PM.

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    It's gonna be okay, Tracey...deep breathes!! I'm sorry about the bad news about Winston's eye I know it's overwhelming and he sure is on a lot of meds (!). Try to take things step by step, one thing at a time and it will hopefully seem more manageable.

    Did Winston get one of those plastic/hard cones? if you can run to the pet store you can find a cone that is flexible and soft in material that may make Winston feel more comyfy. It will be okay...((((HUGS))))




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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    Thanks Dave, I actually got a referral to the second place Nashville Veterinary Specialists. Going to call them tomorrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    It's gonna be okay, Tracey...deep breathes!! I'm sorry about the bad news about Winston's eye I know it's overwhelming and he sure is on a lot of meds (!). Try to take things step by step, one thing at a time and it will hopefully seem more manageable.

    Did Winston get one of those plastic/hard cones? if you can run to the pet store you can find a cone that is flexible and soft in material that may make Winston feel more comyfy. It will be okay...((((HUGS))))
    Thanks Henny, I'm just trying to get thru the day… They did give him a hard plastic cones, I will go by PetSmart & see if they have a soft type.

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    Tracey I am so sorry it was bad news and you are so worried, sending you hugs and prayers

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    I'm so sorry you have to go through all of this Tracey, you're a great mom to take him and you're doing the best you can. Winston will be ok once you get past this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I just got back from the specialist, and I'm afraid it's bad news
    Winston has another ulcer in his right eye from scratching it, and she actually put a contact in to help it heal. As soon as she put the contact in there the swelling went down in his eye… Not only is the eyelid turning internally to cause irritation, but he also has the inner eyelashes that are irritating the eyes. At this point surgery is imminent I go back in a week so she can re-check his eyes, and then we can schedule the surgery. She did give me a name of an allergy specialist in Nashville to go see, but now matter how much testing is done it's NOT going to alleviate the fact that his lashes need to be removed.

    He has the cone of shame on, and I brought home a ton of meds…
    Zyrtec, Rimadyl, Ofloxacin, Neo Pol Bacit, & GenTeal

    He seems miserable, so if anyone has any suggestions for this stupid cone that would be great!!! I had to take it off for him to get something to drink, and I doubt he will eat w/it on...

    I'm NOT going to lie, I'm REALLY upset about this… I broke down in the car before the long drive home She told me that they do surgery on bulldogs ALL the time, but of course she has NO idea what my year has been like. Thanks for all the support as always guys… I'm probably going to need a valium on surgery day!!!
    @cali baker, @Petra, @Blueberrys Mom, @Manydogs, @Casper @Texas Carol @brutus77 @pdolphin27 @Jennifer Clark
    I'm sorry to hear this. As far as the cone, does he rub his eyes? If not you probably don't need it. After Brutus' first surgery I saw he was not bothering the surgery sites and I left it off. After three surgeries, I felt so bad for him because he would crash into the walls and not know what to do! I can understand your hesitation with the surgery after everything you have been through. Please keep us posted and post all you want, we will be here to help and support you.

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    Again Tracey I am praying and don't hesitate if you need a shoulder I am only a phone call or text away.

    sent from my Droid RAZR with love!

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

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    Hi, I'm so sorry you are going through this with Winston, I only have experience with allergy eyes, so am not much help. I use refresh tears in Blossoms eyes, and I give her Benedryl when she has symptoms. I hope Winston feels better soon, and you are able to find a solution that works for him. Sending hugs, love and prayers.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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