I need some advice about an ongoing eye issue!

thett

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I'm so glad you were able to get to the specialist! I was reading through this thread and was just above where you updated about getting into the specialist..and i hadn't seen that part yet. I stopped and was pulling up all my spreadsheets from my girls meds. She had an ulcer a while back and alot of what you described, we went through. Then i saw your next post. :)

My optho had my girl stella on a blood serum drop, terramycin ointment and sodium chloride. It took a bit but being consistent with her meds, keeping the eyes clean and dry, the ulcer cleared up. But it took a good couple months i think.

I am so glad you figured it out. Please don't beat yourself up. We have all been there. And we have most likely all (definitely me) learned the hard way at one time or another, to always trust our gut. And always be in with them. We are their only advocate. I hope you have a wonderful vacation and can relax knowing your baby is on the right track.
 

rjisaterp

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I echo what @oscarmayer stated and glad you saw an Opthamologist. My Jewelie girl was seen every 6 months as she hd ulcers and dry eye. Jewel was placed on Tacrolimus 2 times a day. So i do know your getting this resolved.
 

NunyaBully

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Malt(easer) 8 yr old & Whisky 4 months old
I'm so glad you were able to get to the specialist! I was reading through this thread and was just above where you updated about getting into the specialist..and i hadn't seen that part yet. I stopped and was pulling up all my spreadsheets from my girls meds. She had an ulcer a while back and alot of what you described, we went through. Then i saw your next post. :)

My optho had my girl stella on a blood serum drop, terramycin ointment and sodium chloride. It took a bit but being consistent with her meds, keeping the eyes clean and dry, the ulcer cleared up. But it took a good couple months i think.

I am so glad you figured it out. Please don't beat yourself up. We have all been there. And we have most likely all (definitely me) learned the hard way at one time or another, to always trust our gut. And always be in with them. We are their only advocate. I hope you have a wonderful vacation and can relax knowing your baby is on the right track.

I echo what @oscarmayer stated and glad you saw an Opthamologist. My Jewelie girl was seen every 6 months as she hd ulcers and dry eye. Jewel was placed on Tacrolimus 2 times a day. So i do know your getting this resolved.
I too had the same struggles with Malt after he had got foxtail lodged in his eyes. For those who don't know what foxtail is, which I hadn't until this happened.
The “foxtail” is made of seeds (known as awns). Late in the growing season, these seeds dry out and the foxtail breaks apart, spreading the awns in the wind. The awns have sharp tips, which help them stick to new locations and grow, by burrowing into the ground. The seeds can become stuck in fur, paws, the mouth, eyes, and noses—creating a painful and potentially dangerous issue for pets. When inhaled or swallowed they can be life-threatening without medical intervention.
Unfortunately we live in a city where this weed is native to our province of Alberta and it’s not classified as an official Prohibited Noxious or Noxious weed by Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development.
With that said foxtail is everywhere and this past summer was the worst. I thought my dog was going blind and it took us almost 8 months to see a veterinary ophthalmologist as there are only 3 in the whole country to finally have him diagnosed with Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a condition that is also commonly referred to as dry eye.
Dry eye is very common in bulldog breeds and he is now on medical grade eye drops for the rest of his life.
So I totally can relate to the anxiety and concern but after all the vet visits then second opinions to finally the specialist it all boils down to cool compression, pet wipe ( never human wipes ) eye lubricant and a daily dose of $80 every 2 weeks worth of medicine drops his eyes cleared up mostly with the occasional red eye and excessive eye goop he's ok. Still sucks that it happened but at least it manageable.
So hopefully our experience helps you with yours and that ulcer clears up soon.

P.S We got Malt his very own travel humidifier that runs while he sleeps. Does wonders for the snoring too 😁
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PigDogLucky

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PigDogLucky
He needs the survey. My boy had it too. It’s about 1500$. But what it is usually is the eyelashes growing inward.
 

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