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    Anyone on here have entropian surgery on their bully baby? Miss piggy just got hers and I'm curious as to when they will fully heal. She had 2 eye ulcers from the rolled eyelids so I'm praying this cures them! Back to the vet in 13 days so she can remove the stitches and check on things. Her eyes are lookin pretty rough but I know it's only the first day after surgery so that's expected!

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    Default Re: How did your bully heal after surgery?

    Here's some pictures of Boeboe before and after her operation.

    This one is just before her first op, she didn't really want to open her eyes completely and they were very teary and had that cloudy look
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    This one is from the day she came home after having had her first operation at that vet I told you about, the one I think screwed up and that's why she needed to have corrective surgery. She looked horrible and I just wanted to cry. The recovery went pretty well considering she's had 4 operations. I actually can't remember how long it took for each time to heal... but the stitched came out after 14 days and as far as I can remember she looked good after that
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    This picture is after she's had all her operations and she's healed, you can only see the little holes after the stitches.
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    And this last picture is very recent, no sign of her having had operations ever She still has some "snot" as I call it, but her eyes are clear and doesn't tear nearly as much
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    Beautiful Bully BoeBoe, I am having Elmo's eyes done in May, Vet says he needs Entropian surgery. I am nervous about Elmo having this done, but I know his eyes will be all better after his surgery is over. Susan Moore

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Otis View Post
    Beautiful Bully BoeBoe, I am having Elmo's eyes done in May, Vet says he needs Entropian surgery. I am nervous about Elmo having this done, but I know his eyes will be all better after his surgery is over. Susan Moore
    Hi Susan I just want to share with you the mistakes we made with Boeboe... firstly we put our trust in a vet we didn't know or had any experience of, we had just moved and got a recommendation to use him. I'll never use any other vet than our original ever again no matter how far away we move. We took Boeboe to our original vet so he could correct the mistakes made on her first operation as the vet who did it refused to admit she still had problems

    Also during the first operation the vet said she got sick cos she still had food/water in her tummy, we had taken the food and water away at 8-9pm the night before the op and there is no way she'd eaten or been drinking anything before we left her at the vet. I think either they accidentally had left a bowl of water in the cage she was in or they messed up with the anesthetics... BUT to be sure I always take away all food at 6pm and water at 8pm the night before to make sure. Usually the vet recommends to take it away at 10pm.

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    Petra thanks for the pics! Very helpful. I took a few pics of Miss Piggy's right now. I let her outside and i saw her shove her face in the snow...she used to do it when her eyes itched so im assuming that's why she did it! I immediately ran out to her and she stopped. This happened this morning. I'm wondering if her incision is supposed to look like this? It looks to have a little puss but i'm not sure if that is part of the healing process or what not. It also doesnt help that we cant clean her eyes! The vet said to not clean her wrinkles or wipe near her eyes...so it could possibly be from that too. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana and Miss Piggy View Post
    Petra thanks for the pics! Very helpful. I took a few pics of Miss Piggy's right now. I let her outside and i saw her shove her face in the snow...she used to do it when her eyes itched so im assuming that's why she did it! I immediately ran out to her and she stopped. This happened this morning. I'm wondering if her incision is supposed to look like this? It looks to have a little puss but i'm not sure if that is part of the healing process or what not. It also doesnt help that we cant clean her eyes! The vet said to not clean her wrinkles or wipe near her eyes...so it could possibly be from that too. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana and Miss Piggy View Post
    Petra thanks for the pics! Very helpful. I took a few pics of Miss Piggy's right now. I let her outside and i saw her shove her face in the snow...she used to do it when her eyes itched so im assuming that's why she did it! I immediately ran out to her and she stopped. This happened this morning. I'm wondering if her incision is supposed to look like this? It looks to have a little puss but i'm not sure if that is part of the healing process or what not. It also doesnt help that we cant clean her eyes! The vet said to not clean her wrinkles or wipe near her eyes...so it could possibly be from that too. Any thoughts?

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    I personally think she looks great the stitches should not have puss coming out of them... it can be some snot maybe? You'll see if it gets irritated, red and swollen. On the pictures I can't see anything to worry about I'd be very careful if cleaning the folder so the stitches don't get pulled. If you have to wipe rather just take a cloth and softly pat away the dirt/moist. Maybe rather let it be if the vet said so, as long as the folders doesn't get yest or looks to bad.

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    Default Re: How did your bully heal after surgery?

    Hi, I'm not really sure how the post op should look like for Entropian surgery, because I don't have experience with it. My Blossom had cherry eye surgery, and we opted to have the gland tacked or sewn back in her eye, rather than have it removed, her stitches weren't visible because they were inside the lower lid, and not on the outside, and she had dissolvable so we didn't have to have them removed. When is Miss Piggys post surgery follow up with the vet? Could you take those pictures to the vets office and show him, and ask if they are healing properly, he should be able to tell you from the picture if they look okay or not.
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    Default Re: How did your bully heal after surgery?

    I have never had this surgery before, there is obvious swelling which I think would be very normal, and the stitches look like they have some goop stuck to them, I would also think that would be normal, (my OCD would be going crazy not cleaning it up too!)..... but I would follow the vet's directions. If it is making you feel uneasy, you should be able to drop in for a follow up to ease your concerns, or perhaps ask if you can email the photos?

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    Hey guys what causes this. Scared bert might get it! You know what they say,prevention is better than cure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elairiffic View Post
    Hey guys what causes this. Scared bert might get it! You know what they say,prevention is better than cure!

    As far as I know it's a genetic condition, so I don't think there is a way to get around it unfortunately
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