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KingstonsMom
5th October 2006, 01:10 PM
Kingston was scratched in the eye by a cat while we were at a friend's house last night. I didn't even know it happened until I heard him screaming and crying out. It was past 11 at night, so I decided to wait until the vet opens at 7:30am to take him in. But during the night I could tell he was uncomfortable and his eye looked gooey so I took him to the Emergency Vet Clinic. I just got back, and I ended up having to leave him there. Coming back without my dog was the worst feeling in the world.

They have to stain his eye to see what damage has been done. The opthamologist won't be in for about 2 hours so I have to go back then. I'm so scared he's going to lose his eye or need surgery. I'll never forgive myself.

Cathy Moon
5th October 2006, 01:19 PM
Poor Kingston and poor you! :( It's good that he'll be seen by an ophthamologist in a short time. He's in the best place he can be right now. I hope the waiting time goes as fast as possible for you. Please keep us updated on how he's doing. We're sending positive thoughts your way! :flwr:

misty
5th October 2006, 01:43 PM
Positive thoughts for poor Kingston.... let us know as soon as you hear any news. :(

Claire
5th October 2006, 01:59 PM
Poor Kingston - Busta got hit in the eye by Casper Darrens mum's cat... it become gooey too, we took him to the vets in the morning though, they put the dye in and there was a small tiny scratch on the eye surface, gave him injection and synolox tablets and a cream which we had to use twice daily..... which is the same stuff Ozzy is on at the moment. Let us know any news, it should be okay our vet says that many puppies come in with kitten/cat scratches to the eye.

molly+charlies mum
5th October 2006, 02:00 PM
my cat scratced my dogs eye and it went a cloudy colour it did look bad we went to the vets and he had a ulcer on it but with eye drops it cleared up after 2 weeks he dosent go near the cat now :winkct:

Linda
5th October 2006, 02:46 PM
:cry*ing: I am so so sorry, I hope Kingston will be okay.
Sorry I am not fond of cats, had a really bad scare when I was young and it has stayed with me through my Adult years.

I am also very nervous of the damage they can do to the eyes if they have claws.
Our neighbor has a cat and it practically lives outside, it drives Dudley absolutely nuts, Dudley is forever sticking his head under the fence and I am terrified that he is going to also get scratched one day.


Please keep us posted on how he is doing, will keep everything crossed he is okay.

Chelle
5th October 2006, 03:15 PM
Ooooh, poor little guy :(

I'm sure they'll take good care of him and get him fixed back up soon. There's not much they can't fix these days! I'm just sorry Kingston has to go through this.

I've caught flack from family/friends about de-clawing my cats, and our kitten just got done last week, but this just reinforces my decision. Especially with a puppy coming into the house!

(((Healing vibes))) to Kingston, and a hug for mom :hug:

MishathePooh
5th October 2006, 03:29 PM
Healing vibes to Kingston!

I know eyes are supposed to heal quickly in humans, hopefully this is the case with dogs!

matties mum
5th October 2006, 03:33 PM
Hope everything is OK and he is home soon----Aileen

debjen
5th October 2006, 04:22 PM
Robbie had a puncture wound to his eye which took awhile to clear up but it did..his probably took along time because that eye also does not produce tears..it never slowed him down a bit.

Cathy T
5th October 2006, 04:29 PM
If it's any consolation I think you're going to hear a lot of these stories. You aren't alone. Jake got his eye scratched by our cat when he was just a few months old. After a couple of hours I noticed he was having a problem opening his eye. Immediately took him to ER. The cat had scratched his cornea (vet said it was good the cornea was not actually punctured). Came home with antibiotics and drops for a couple of weeks. It healed perfectly with no lasting problems. Everyone said "I'll bet her leanred his lesson" ....nope, he was still very interested in playing with KT. KT has since passed away (she had lymphoma and we knew she didn't have long) and we waited to get Shelby so we didn't have to deal with this problem.

Hope he's okay. Let us know.

KingstonsMom
5th October 2006, 05:19 PM
Thank you all for your words of encouragement. It truly helps me through this.

I just came back from the Pet Hospital. Kingston is in the hands of a certified animal opthamologist who works exclusively with eyes. It turns out that Kingston's cornea was punctured. The doctor does not think the lens has been damaged, which is good news. However, the hole in the cornea has to be repaired through surgery. Kingston will have the surgery this afternoon and if all goes well I can pick him up tomorrow morning.

I hope I'm making the right choices here. I felt confident in this doctor (I usually get bad vibes from vets, but not this time). The cornea basically has a hole in it, and I don't see how there is any other option but to surgically stitch it back up.

They let me spend a few minutes alone with Kingston before I left him. He just licked my face and cuddled in my arms and let out the biggest sigh. I couldn't help but burst into tears. Please pray that his beautiful little eye (the one you can see in my avatar) will be okay.

Chelle
5th October 2006, 05:26 PM
It sounds like he is in very good hands, but I know the whole thing has to be very disconcerting. How unfortunate that that happened :(

Thoughts and prayers with your little boy, and hoping he makes a full and speedy recovery.

Please keep us posted! :hug:

Maxxs_Mummy
5th October 2006, 07:39 PM
Maxx also suffered at the claws of a cat :( He was extremely lucky not to lose his eye as the claw punctured it and also went through the lens. His eyeball was pouring with blood :yikes . Opthamologists can do wonders you know and though it took six months of treatment for Maxx's eye to heal and he has a 'cloudy' eye, he is fine now.

Please try and keep your spirits up, thinking of you and little Kingston xxxxx

GudrunTheRed
5th October 2006, 10:51 PM
Chester and I will keep our fingers and paws crossed for Kingston's full receovery! I'm really sorry this happened to your baby and it just makes me like cats even less than I already do.

Sorry if I offend the nice cats out there, but the majority of cats I and Chester have ever met have been grumpy, defensive curmudgeons. I jsut wish I could meet a nice sweet kitty that didn't want to claw the crap out of my dog and then perhaps I would start to warm to the feline species.

Best of luck to you and give Kingston kisses from me and Chester!

Cathy T
6th October 2006, 02:55 AM
How scary for you but I feel sure he'll be okay. Good thing you took him to an opthamologist!!! We'll be praying for him tonight. I know it just breaks your heart doesn't it? Both of mine have been through serious surgeries and it was so terrifying. They both came through them just fine though. I cried...mostly with relief...when I got to bring him home. Try to get some rest so you can spent your time canoodling with him when you bring him home. Hugs!

And poor Maxxy baby. Must have scared you to death Donna!

Cupcake Love
6th October 2006, 03:47 AM
I'm sending positive thoughts your way! :l*v:

mlc4140
6th October 2006, 03:59 AM
We will be thinking of you tonight. Our prayers are with you. :flwr:

molly
6th October 2006, 04:08 AM
Hugs to you and Kingston. Good thing you took him to the vet. We will say a prayer for you both.

BrodieSkyward
6th October 2006, 05:12 AM
God Bless little Kingston and mom too! I know it must be heartwrenching to leave your baby but you are doing everything you can for the little guy. He's fortunate to have such a caring mom, sometimes accidents happen :( I'm praying that he's better soon!

lorin
6th October 2006, 05:30 AM
Awww man.....that sucks.

Fortunately I'm severely allergic to cats so I can safely keep Izzy and Abby away from them :)

Chelle
6th October 2006, 05:34 AM
How did Kingston make out with his surgery today, any news?

Been thinking about him!

KingstonsMom
6th October 2006, 05:57 AM
Kingston made it safely out of surgery! The lens was not damaged and they were able to suture the hole in the cornea. The vet says his vision should be totally fine. He will have a scar, but I probably won't be able to see it with my naked eye. The vet also told me there is always the possibility for complications or future problems with a situation like this but I pray to God that won't happen. Kingston is staying overnight at the hospital, and if all goes well I should be able to pick him up in the morning.

I called the hospital tonight just to see about him and when the vet technician answered the phone I said, "I'm callling to check on Kingston," and she said, "Oh, he must be the dog everybody is carrying around all the time! We love him!" I felt so much better to know he was in a caring environment and I know FOR SURE he is loving the attention!

Let this be a warning to anyone who experiences an eye injury like this in the future... Please have your dog checked out immediately. The vet said the best thing I did for Kingston's eye was seeking out quick medical attention.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!

Lani
6th October 2006, 06:14 AM
cl*p Yay!!! I am so happy Kingston pulled through okay and you must be SOOO relieved. I'll bet you can't wait to get your baby home and just smother him with kisses!!! :lotsaluv:

It's great that they are giving him so much attention and loving him in the hospital ... how could they not though ... he's such a cutie pie!!

BrodieSkyward
6th October 2006, 07:32 AM
That is great news and little Kingston will be home soon!!! :jump:

petitchien
6th October 2006, 10:38 AM
So relieved for you and Kingston ......
Who's going to be spoilt when he comes home????
Best wishes from Ireland .....

Claire
6th October 2006, 11:46 AM
Well done Kingston maybe mommy should buy a pair of doggles so that nasty cat doesn't try it again....

Cathy Moon
6th October 2006, 01:34 PM
If there is a scar, I think the ophthamologist would want to continue seeing Kingston to remove the scar. My sister's dog had a scarred cornea, and the vet kept sort of shaving it off until her dog's eye was back to normal. Come to think of it, my mother had the same thing years ago, and had to have the corneal scar removed several times.

Glad to hear he's doing fine and getting lots of love and attention from the vet's office!!

Cathy T
6th October 2006, 05:08 PM
So glad to hear he came through everything fine. Isn't it nice to know that they knew exactly who he is and are loving on him? When I called to check on Shelby during her knee surgery I got such a sense of relief when told she was laying with a tech at that moment and couldn't come to the phone :)

KingstonsMom
6th October 2006, 09:38 PM
:updte:

Kingston is back home!!!

They were able to suture the hole in his cornea with no complications. He has to wear an e-collar for 3 weeks, which he HATES. I have to give him five medications, four of which are eye-drops that are to be given four times a day, five minutes apart. The vet told me I was lucky Kingston didn't get stolen, and the nurse that brought him out to me kissed him on the mouth! I'm not sure he wanted to come home! :cry*ing: haha.

So....$1700.00 dollars later, Kingston is home safe and sound. I'm off to cuddle with my baby! Bye folks!

pippa
7th October 2006, 01:03 AM
Sorry late to this but glad he is ok :flwr:

Remali
7th October 2006, 07:00 AM
I am so glad to hear that Kingston is OK! When I first read your post I was so worried for him, sounds like he was really in good hands at the vet's tho and that he is doing well! Cat scratches can be really nasty.

matties mum
7th October 2006, 08:45 AM
So please he is alright ----Aileen

Cathy Moon
7th October 2006, 03:22 PM
Kingston made it safely out of surgery! The lens was not damaged and they were able to suture the hole in the cornea. The vet says his vision should be totally fine. He will have a scar, but I probably won't be able to see it with my naked eye. The vet also told me there is always the possibility for complications or future problems with a situation like this but I pray to God that won't happen. Kingston is staying overnight at the hospital, and if all goes well I should be able to pick him up in the morning.

I called the hospital tonight just to see about him and when the vet technician answered the phone I said, "I'm callling to check on Kingston," and she said, "Oh, he must be the dog everybody is carrying around all the time! We love him!" I felt so much better to know he was in a caring environment and I know FOR SURE he is loving the attention!

Let this be a warning to anyone who experiences an eye injury like this in the future... Please have your dog checked out immediately. The vet said the best thing I did for Kingston's eye was seeking out quick medical attention.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!

From now on, if anyone posts about a possible eye injury, the advice will be to go to the emergency vet ASAP!!!!

Thank goodness Kingston will be alright!

Cathy T
7th October 2006, 07:40 PM
That's the truth!! This had the potential to be so much worse. So relieved you got him to the vet right away and everything will be okay.

KingstonsMom
8th October 2006, 03:08 AM
Here's a picture of Kingston after his eye injury. He was SO miserable the first day home, but he's much better now. He hates his new collar, but I think he looks kinda cute in it. I've been calling him my "little satellite dish!"

http://static.flickr.com/100/263424366_3d63089de3.jpg

His left eye is not quite so squinty today. It looks a strange color in the picture because he's getting so many eye drops and the camera flash is reflecting the moisture. His eye actually looks more normal. They had to shave off the hair around his eye and on his leg where they inserted the catheter. Think the hair will grow back normally???

arasara
8th October 2006, 03:12 AM
I am sure the hair will grow back normally. Kosmo had some hair shaved off on his leg when he was neutered and i can't even tell where it was anymore. thank God Kingston is alright. Kos had a similar incident a few weeks back but he recovered.. I am so thankful for that. Kingston looks so cute in that picture. Funny how the vets google over our cavvies every time we bring them in, huh? Glad he's doing better and back home! :flwr:

Cathy T
8th October 2006, 03:57 AM
Awww sweet boy. So glad he's okay. Yep, the hair will grow back before you know. Shelby had her whole leg and hip shaved for her patella surgery and it really didn't take that long for it to grow back.

Mary
8th October 2006, 12:12 PM
Poor little Kingston. I am so glad it all turned out OK.

Maxxs_Mummy
8th October 2006, 12:43 PM
So glad it all went well. Try not to worry now, the worst of it is over. Maxx had to go back for check ups for about 18mths after his eye problems but we've had no problems since.

You did the very best thing to take him to the Vets straight away. I would always take an animal to the Vets or a child to the hospital with any eye injury as there is so much that we can't see.

Really glad he's home again and being loved by his Mommy. Sounds like he had a great time at the surgery too - these cavaliers always seem to get spoiled at the Vets, probably because they know they are least likely to rip their hands off :lol: :lol: :lol:

merlinsmum
8th October 2006, 01:24 PM
So glad Kingston is on the mend now. I'm sure he loves being a satellite dish - NOT!!!!

:rah: :rah: :rah: