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    Default Re: Worried that Murray has cherry eye :(

    YaY!! Happy, healthy and speedy healing sweet boy!

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    Default Re: Worried that Murray has cherry eye :(

    Do you guys have any tips on an easier way to try to get the ointment in the bottom of his eye? Sorry for all the questions!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    We're home! The vet said his eye was going to be swollen for a few days but that everything should be alright! Here's my cone head boy Attachment 93744
    nothing but continued healing thoughts for Murray.
    Hug your bully today

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCandMurray View Post
    Do you guys have any tips on an easier way to try to get the ointment in the bottom of his eye? Sorry for all the questions!!
    It's really a two person job. Someone holds their head while you apply the ointment. That was the only way we were able to do it.


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    That's what I did too and tried to bribe him with a treat and I think most of it got in there but it's kind of hard to tell because his eye is still swollen

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    It's really a two person job. Someone holds their head while you apply the ointment. That was the only way we were able to do it.
    Yep, that is what we had to do with Cheli... Lewis held and I did the application
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    Hi CCandMurray,
    I see your baby had cherry eye surgery back in November and was wondering how his eyes are now? How long did redness last? My bully had same surgery almost 3 wks ago and eye are still very red. His vet was hoping they would be a little less red at his recheck appt this past Friday and put him on medicated eye drops for two wks. They aren't swollen just red.

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    Murray had the surgery about 5 weeks ago, just on his right eye his eye looks better for the most part but it does look red at times, my vet said this was normal and that it could be a couple of months before the redness completely goes away. Murray didn't have drops, just the ointment for two weeks. I did notice he had an increase in eye boogers for the first few weeks but that is starting to subside, here's a picture of his eye now -image-jpeg I hope everything works out well for your bully, when do you guys go for your next check up?

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    Default Re: Worried that Murray has cherry eye :(

    Well being we went yesterday for his 2 wk recheck and he was diagnosed with d-mange, his next visit will be in one month, at which time they will recheck his eyes and do another scrape for the mange. He does not have entropion and vet did not see any other issues with the eyes, but did say they were more red than expected. We were given the ointment which he was on for 2 wks. As of yesterday we started the drops.

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    @chitownbully, are the drops helping at all? I think every bully heals differently and the level of swelling/prolapsement of the gland itself also plays a factor. Murray's right eye gland was very prolapsed and inflamed and the vet who did the surgery said it continued to swell during the surgery. Honestly if it were me I wouldn't wait a full month until the next check up, I would say if it's not improving over the next two weeks to bring him back for a check up and if you're not happy with the response you're getting from the vet that did the surgery maybe see if you can get a second opinion. Cherry eye can be a frustrating problem to deal with. I know @Kimberlie also went through this with her adorabull boy Murphy and it did end up working out in the end but I believe he needed additional surgery. Good luck with your bully it's the worst when they're sick! If you have any more questions please let me know. In the meantime I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers

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    Default Re: Worried that Murray has cherry eye :(

    @CCandMurray, being he's only been on the drops a few days now, I have not seen a significant difference. Mornings are really bad but by afternoon they seem to clear up a little. Kingston's left eye gland was also very prolapsed and inflamed. Looked a lot worse than your Murray's. He had it for only a week and during that week he had to wear a cone because every little chance he got to scratch it or rub it against something he did, which would cause it to bleed. This is the main reason we decided to proceed with surgery so quickly. Vet (ophthalmologist specialist) who did the surgery did tell us 3rd eye gland will always be visible from now on. Kingston's eyes are very droopy, which makes his 3rd eyelid very visible.
    Since we were taking him in to see his regular vet, I asked her to check his eyes to rule out entropion. She did not see anything abnormal and no infection present and said it may just be taking him a little longer to completely heal. She said to use the drops for at least 2 wks and as long as they're not getting worse, she would recheck them when we bring him in for his next scraping. I did call ophthalmologist, being she is approx. 2 hrs away and expressed my concerns with his eyes and she too said as long as there is no sign of infection and swelling is subsiding, redness will eventually go away.

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    Default Re: Worried that Murray has cherry eye :(

    I did email you privately with this message but wanted to post it here, just so if anyone else had any ?s or is going through the same thing.


    When I got Murphy in August he had severe cherry eye in both eyes.
    There was no massaging it back in.
    It honestly looked like they would pop.


    I made an appointment at the vet immedietly for a check up etc.

    Before the surgeries I used opth lube.and Terramycin to keep the cherry moist so they wouldnt dry out and bleed.


    We scheduled surgery for both eyes.
    First surgery August 21-15
    They were just doing the simple tack.
    He got out and his left eye looked perfect.
    The right one had a little bulge to it.
    We went back for our two week check up & the tack didn't work on the right eye.

    The cherry eye was still slipping back out.
    So his actual eye wasn't red, on the bottom he had I guess you would say " meat" at the bottom of the eyelid. the cherry eye, not fully out but that's what it was. His eye color was white, little red lines but not bloodshot.

    So we scheduled the second surgery. Also getting him neutered.
    September 24th-2015
    Doing the regular tack as we did in the first surgery.

    I could tell as soon as he got out that it didn't work.
    Frustrated we dealt with it for a little more than a month after it healed.
    I know it wasn't hurting him, but it didn't look great.

    Went back to the vet and scheduled the 3rd surgery.
    November 24th-2015
    This time it was tacked but it was tacked a different way. I can't remember the name at all.
    She tacked it down in his cheek by his nose. So his cheek was going to be puffy as well.
    Making the medicine that needed to get into his eye a little harder just because I usually held his face and I knew this time it would be sore.

    The third time I took away all toys, he wore the cone a week longer than needed.
    I gave him water with a big syringe, he thought it was a game. I put his food on a towel spread it around so he could eat with his cone still.
    I was trying to do anything and everything I could, so that the cherry wouldn't tear the stitch and come back.

    We had regular pain meds after surgery.
    But we had eye drops. I didn't like the gel, and asked if there was something else.
    The drops are called
    Neopoly/dex opth Susp 5ml-$30.06
    The gel was the same thing, but harder to use.
    After all the surgeries I told my husband we needed to buy stock in the neopoly dex drops for how many bottles we needed.
    He got 8 drops in the eye a day.
    Helps with inflammation and infection etc.

    His eyes were a little goopy after surgery and it got crusty after the first week after every surgery.
    His eye was pushing out all the yucky stuff, blood etx from the surgery.
    After that week he had eye boogers, just keep cleaning them.

    He is on filtered water with apple cider vinegar. He gets coconut oil, probiotic yogurt, pumpkin and green beans.

    With all of that his tear stains don't even exist anymore( thanks to EBN)and he doesn't really have eye boogers anymore.

    He is my first bully so i searched the site about the tear stains, and everything I could.

    So his left eye looks great still.
    His right eye the cherry eye is not present but he does have a little meat at the bottom of the eye from all the surgeries. It shows a little bit at different times of the day. He has a little more pink eye skin on the bottom but I'll take that over the cherry eye any day!
    I think even with all the surgeries his eyes look great.

    With the pictures you can see how it got much better after each time. And how his eyes are glossy from trying to push all the gunk out.
    The newest ones you can understand about how there's a bit more pink at the bottom of the eye.

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