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    Default Surgery for corneal ulcer (grid keratotomy) tomorrow

    Our sweet Sophie is having a grid keratotomy for a corneal ulcer tomorrow. It is SUPPOSED to be
    a simple, 1/2 hour procedure and does NOT require general anesthesia (yippeeee!) but she will be sedated.

    I trust and love our vet, annnd he is very aware of bulldogs' special
    anesthesia needs! But like any parents, hubby and I are nervous. I'm praying that everything goes
    well. IF this procedure isn't enough, they might have to do something more invasive, requiring
    general anesthesia.

    Everybully have a nice weekend!!!! (( hugs ))

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    Default Re: Surgery for corneal ulcer (grid keratotomy) tomorrow

    Sending hugs and prayers for your sweet girl... please keep us posted!!!

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    Good Luck with the procedure, Sophie. You'll be good-to-go in no time.

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    Good luck Sophie! Keep us posted.
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    in my thoughts and prayers... update when you able

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooTooMommy View Post
    Our sweet Sophie is having a grid keratotomy for a corneal ulcer tomorrow. It is SUPPOSED to be
    a simple, 1/2 hour procedure and does NOT require general anesthesia (yippeeee!) but she will be sedated.

    I trust and love our vet, annnd he is very aware of bulldogs' special
    anesthesia needs! But like any parents, hubby and I are nervous. I'm praying that everything goes
    well. IF this procedure isn't enough, they might have to do something more invasive, requiring
    general anesthesia.

    Everybully have a nice weekend!!!! (( hugs ))
    How id everything go? he home and doing well?
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    Thank you, everybully! She did very well, AND they didn't even mildly sedate her as planned; which is kind of unbelieva-bull,
    since they had to put the instrument ON her eye. How she didn't move at ALL is beyond me! I mean, just to
    cut her nails, she goes CRAZY!! LOL !!!

    Tomorrow is her follow-up; I'm hoping all is well. I read that sometimes the keratotomy has to be done more
    than once. Tonight she started rubbing her eye again, which was the first sign of her ulcer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooTooMommy View Post
    Thank you, everybully! She did very well, AND they didn't even mildly sedate her as planned; which is kind of unbelieva-bull,
    since they had to put the instrument ON her eye. How she didn't move at ALL is beyond me! I mean, just to
    cut her nails, she goes CRAZY!! LOL !!!

    Tomorrow is her follow-up; I'm hoping all is well. I read that sometimes the keratotomy has to be done more
    than once. Tonight she started rubbing her eye again, which was the first sign of her ulcer.
    Fingers and paws crossed.... keep us posted


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Fingers and paws crossed.... keep us posted


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    Default Re: Surgery for corneal ulcer (grid keratotomy) tomorrow

    Thank you everybully for hugs, prayers, etc!


    Wellllll, I made a little error in my update. We THOUGHT they did the grid keratotomy, but they did a simpler debridement.
    Unfortunately, it's NOT improving, so now we're taking her to an opthalmologist for the keratotomy. IF that doesn't heal
    her cornea, she will need a more intense surgery called a "conjunctival flap". She already had the flap done on her other eye
    2 years ago.

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    Default Re: Surgery for corneal ulcer (grid keratotomy) tomorrow

    well doggone it I offer prayers for healing this dear one of yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooTooMommy View Post
    Thank you everybully for hugs, prayers, etc!


    Wellllll, I made a little error in my update. We THOUGHT they did the grid keratotomy, but they did a simpler debridement.
    Unfortunately, it's NOT improving, so now we're taking her to an opthalmologist for the keratotomy. IF that doesn't heal
    her cornea, she will need a more intense surgery called a "conjunctival flap". She already had the flap done on her other eye
    2 years ago.
    Damn! Continued prayers and positive thoughts


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