July 2, 2012 at 8:13 pm #64933
fletch saw the specialist – as well as having an op monday to sort the prolapsed glands, it turns out he has no lower tear ducts – vet said is a tiny possibility they are just well out of sight but she even put drops in and is fairly certain he doesnt have any power tear ducts so at the same time they are going to make him some new ones as the tearing on his face is out of control as the tears have no where to go.
she will be flushing them through first to check that they arnt hidden and if they are sort the blockage but is most likely the op will be needed to make him new ones.
gutted really poor sod.July 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm #88836
Not a fair world (((HUGS)))July 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm #88837IzzieMember
I am sorry to read that Suz, its not fair. :'( :-* :-* :-*July 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm #88838
Well the vet said making new tear ducts is fiddly but no reason he wont be fine after – but well always that risk isnt it putting them under and hes such a baby and i know its stupid but the more i found out he has wrong the more blinking attached i get to the daft little bugger!!July 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm #88839
I hope the breeder knows about this, I know a lot of the breeders have their heads up their a**e one thing wrong is bad enough but all these eye problems **** and lets face it he ain’t old enough to be eye tested yet
ValJuly 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm #88840
Val im going to pm you……July 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm #88841
Oow, didn’t see this topic yet (posted int he other older one)…. This sucks, sweet Suz. :-[ So sorry that you didn’t get the news we all wanted to hear. So sorry to hear it ain’t a ‘no big deal one’. But for now… Let’s just hope the OP about to come will go just fine.July 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm #88842
Me too diesel – im sure it will be fine its really fairly minor surgery but i will still worry – he will have a great time he loves the vets!!July 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm #88843
got my little pupper home safe and sound! he had a great time with the vet nurses!! all went well, fingers crossed 10-14 days the swelling will go and no more horrid tears all down his face and no more skin infections from it being wet all the time!! he looks awful bless him big blood shot eyes and swollen but hes quite happy!! xxJuly 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm #88844
Sending good healing vibes in little Flechie’s direction :-* .July 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm #88845
Fletch had his check up today – they confirmed he has a mild infection in both eyes, so he has drops for that – unfortunately they also confirmed the lower tear ducts arnt flushing through – and they should be , the tearing on his face is worse and def no better. She put some dye in and left it but nope – they tried to flush it through with water from a needle ( a thin rubber one lol) but she couldnt see hole properly said its all very tight in there which is unusual apparently, anyway she tried but eventually he just had enough and was getting quite upset ( hes been so good too we didnt push it i dont want him hating his eyes/face being touched¬!)
so he goes back monday and they will check to see if if they are working as it might be the infection thats blocking them – if not they will probably have to sedate him and flush them through whiles hes under and see whats going on.
🙁 the bill must be pushing £1000 now!!July 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm #88846
This is one of those rare occasions that makes me say ow my f@€king goodness… So so so sorry to hear that, sweet Suz :'( . I really hope he makes a speedy recovery from all this and that that bill is payed off even faster.July 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm #88847
Let hope it’s the infection fingers crossed
ValJuly 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm #88848
Diesel thankfully hes insured- and insured for life with this policy…….which will be good if its an ongoing thing!!!
Val, hes been aving the drops since monday afternoon – no real improvement – still gloppy almost green yuk , not constant but its there……i must admit im a little bit concerned that its not cleared yet…….July 19, 2012 at 9:13 am #88849
Ohyessss… I keep forgetting there is something like insurance for pets overthere. Well that’s a good thing, Suz. Imagine living over here with poor pooch, as we don’t have prt insurance :confused: . It is a little end of the tunnel, nothing to do with the infection but still. 😉
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