View Full Version : Eyes surgery on Monday 10/12/07

7th December 2007, 12:08 PM
Well its booked in and i'm so nervous. I've been invited to go and watch and stay with him for the day so I feel better in that sense. I'm so worried my poor baby :( the doc said he may have to shave around his eyes :shock: I hope not it'll look scary!
Anyway wish my little man luck, I've been warned its very delicate surgery especially as in Marleys case its in a delicate area. Hopefully it will all go well and he'll not be too traumatised afterwards... (or maybe that's going to be me? I think i'm going to need to be sedated on Monday!!!!)

p.s. I did email the breeder and they were horrified, they have kept Marleys sister so they are going to have her checked out for both problems, they said they've never had eye problems with their cav, and they do not want to be introducing them into the lines. They were very thankful that we contacted them and want us to keep in touch as to how it all goes. They also want us to come for a visit once he's better which i thought was lovely.

7th December 2007, 12:28 PM
Oh best of luck to Marley; I am sure all will go well and he'll be so much more comfortable afterwards. Be sure to keep us informed on how it goes as we'll be thinking about you both. Shaved hair grows back quickly! :thmbsup:

I'm glad you contacted the breeder -- this kind of information is so important to any good breeder. Just consider that they place 95%of their puppies at least in pet homes, so they only often can track a tiny proportion of what they breed. Getting information back from owners is extremely helpful to them and in the case of genetic disorders, is just vital. Good job for talking to her! :)

7th December 2007, 12:46 PM
I'll be thinking about Marley and praying that all goes well with the surgery. :hug: to you both

Chelle & Rex
7th December 2007, 11:57 PM
Good luck Marley :hug::hug::hug:

Cathy Moon
8th December 2007, 12:13 AM
We'll be thinking of you and Marley on Monday and are sending our best wishes for him. :hug::flwr:

8th December 2007, 12:38 PM
Good luck Marley, think your mum is going to be more worried than you. Hope everything goes ok.

9th December 2007, 07:33 AM
Good luck Marley, think your mum is going to be more worried than you. Hope everything goes ok.

You're onto it ;) I think i'll need the premed tomorrow! He's so happy today I keep thinking poor bugger has no idea what he's in for, I got a good look at those lashes today and they are so long it must be so irritating, I'm glad its tomorrow and we didn't put it off I can't wait for this to all be over and for Marley to be feeling wonderful again, minus the irritation of those horrid lashes!

10th December 2007, 06:18 AM
Well he's had the surgery I watched and it was quite amazing! He also had his retained canines removed. He was so sooky poor baby as he woke up he cried :( I go back at abour 5-530 (2 hours from now) to pick him up as he was too groggy to take home. I'm so glad its over.... I didnt sleep a wink last night !

10th December 2007, 12:02 PM
He's home and he's not happy poor baby, his eyes look so sore he doesn't even want too open them up properly... he's so sleepy he can't stand very well and tried to go to do wees and fell over and wee'd on himself... poor baby he them groaned like he was saying "i'm so embarrassed". He's so sooky and doesn't want you to leave his side when you do he whimpers. I'm so tired i need to go sleep, poor baby, hopefully he'll be feeling better tomorrow

Cathy Moon
10th December 2007, 12:28 PM
I hope he's feeling better soon. :hug: When does he go back for a recheck?

10th December 2007, 01:47 PM
Poor little thing and poor you. :hug: I hope he is feeling better soon. You were very brave watching. :hug:

10th December 2007, 06:09 PM
Hope Marley feels better soon at least it's over with.

10th December 2007, 06:10 PM
:xfngr: he feels better real soon. Its probably the anasthetic making him feel worse than the actual op

11th December 2007, 08:10 AM
Oh poor little Marley. That does sound really unpleasant for him. I hope he is feeling better soon.

11th December 2007, 09:24 AM
Marley is feeling pretty good today!!! Everytime you take the bucket off he is so happy and excited and acts like normal Marley. When time comes for it go back on he gets so angry!!!!!!!!! And tells you all about it, its then followed by him curling up on a toy whilst glaring at you ;)
He looks so much better and he's opening his eyes more now. I cant wait for another week or so when he'll be feeling wonderful.

We go for a revisit in a week. Then another 2 weeks for sutures out. He's on eye ointment, antibiotics and pain relief. He's not impressed!

I'm so happy with how he is today, seeing him last night made me feel so guilty he looked so sad!

11th December 2007, 10:55 AM
Thanks for the update, I was worried for you both last night, he sounded like the anaesthetic was affecting him a bit. I'm sure he'll be happy soon when he feels more comfortable.

11th December 2007, 11:12 AM
So pleased to hear Marley is feeling better today - hope his recovery continues and he feels much better with his eyes being made more comfortable.

Cathy Moon
11th December 2007, 12:10 PM
That's wonderful that he's feeling better. I hope the next week is uneventful and that it goes fast for little Marley!:flwr:

Cleo's Person
11th December 2007, 01:04 PM
I'm so relieved to hear that Marley is feeling better today!

12th December 2007, 05:17 AM
So glad Marley is doing well, i've been thinking about him and about how you got on with the breeder but my computer is broken so couldn't check :mad: You are so brave watching the procedure. I know it is what you do but still it is different when its your own.

Could you pm me the opthamologist you used, I have to take Harry to one and was just going to use one of the specialists where I go but I'm curious to know who you used and if they are good :) ?

12th December 2007, 09:16 AM
Well its day three and Marley is pretty much back to normal being naughty and cheeky as ever!! He still has to wear the bucket as he is trying to rub his eyes but we are giving him breaks from it now and then.
He is still being naughty for the medication and seems to know the moment you make the decsion to go and get it as he's off!!!! Then you spend the next 20mins trying to catch him as he races around the house trying to aviod you!
His right eye seems to be bothering him more then the left, hopefully its nothing to be worried about.
I'll post photos soon so you can see whats been done.
Thanks for the support everyone, I know i'm a giantic wuss ;) You would think being a vet nurse would prepare you for this kind of thing, but when its my own pets i turn to jelly!!!! Hehe thanks anyway its great have a support network when you need it

13th December 2007, 07:30 AM
Well today has been a not so good day, My mum took his bucket of so he could eat (he will not eat with it on) and he scratched at his eye! So i went to cleaned it up and there is blood! He's caused the suture line to bleed so the blood mixes with his eye muck and the ointment making a gross mess! Then i started freaking out thiking he's done serious damage or something. I rang the doctor and he said to just put the bucket on give it a clean up more ointment and keep an eye on it. If im still worried tomorrow bring him in.
I really hope it will be ok he last thing we need is a set back!
Otherwise in himself he's really good, he even stole my clothes this morning, something he hadn't done since having the surgery.
Will update again tomorrow, wish us luck!

13th December 2007, 09:37 AM
Oh it seems like two steps forward, one step back. That can be frustrating & worrying, but it does sound like he is making good progress.

Re his medicine. Sometimes you have to be really sneaky. What you can do, is slip his medicine into your pocket maybe about 30 minutes before you plan to use it. Then when the times comes, grab a handfull of treats... something that Marley really loves. Liver treats & peanut butter are a big hit in our place. Offer half of the treats & while Marley is tucking in, you ensure that you now have him secured. Do the nasty deed, and then give him the rest of his treats for being such a wonderful cooperative boy. :)

13th December 2007, 09:55 AM
Here are some photos, I wont put any of the beginning as they upset me and I'm sure they would upset you guys too!
I'll show one from day 2 and some from today so you can see the progress he's making. The sutures are in the corner of the eye (where the tear duct is).

As you can see very mucky and sore, still swollen at this point

Both eyes very swollen, right eye has been more of a problem, heaps more swollen and irritated. He was really having problems opening his eyes.

This was yesterday, still mucky and sore but getting heaps better

And today, even after out incident with him scratching his eye, by this afternoon its cleared up well and its looking the best it has...

Again today, i'm starting to feel like we can get through this! He still isn't able to open them fully (especially right eye) but such an improvement.

14th December 2007, 03:56 AM
Poor wee fellow. They always look so uncomfortable with the cones on, but I know that with eye & ear surgery there isn't really an alternative. I hope his eye heals up soon & he can let his little head out.

Cleo's Person
14th December 2007, 12:20 PM
I sorry to hear about the set back. Marley does look wonderful considering in the photos. So hopefully he'll heal quickly.