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Chelle & Rex
25th September 2008, 11:47 PM
I posted a while back about Rex having problems with his eyes and the optomologist recomending surgery. After trying drops and talking to the surgeon and our own vet he's booked in for surgery the morning.

He's going to put a stitch at the side of both eyes so he'll be able to blink properly and his eyes will be properly lubricated, unlike now he has a dry patch across the centre of his eye. he also has ingrowing eyelashes which he might do a procedure on too - I'll know in the morning.
:xfngr: all goes well and he'll be back with us tomorrow evening. I'm dreading the thoughts of dropping him off and leaving him in the morning. I'll be counting the hours until I get the call to say he's ok

sins
25th September 2008, 11:52 PM
I'm sorry to hear that, but good luck with the procedure and I hope it all goes well for him.Just take extra special care of him over the weekend and let us know as soon as you can.It's always worrying when one of our much loved little friends are ill.
Sins

Elaine 2
25th September 2008, 11:55 PM
Good luck Rex, the vet will soon have you're poorly eye put right
I know it's always a nail biting time Chelle when you drop them off, but try to keep busy and the time just flies till you pick them up again, well that's what l do anyway

Cathy Moon
26th September 2008, 12:12 AM
Good luck tomorrow - I'll be thinking of you and Rex. :xfngr::xfngr::paw::paw::paw:

Karlin
26th September 2008, 12:35 AM
All the best for the surgery -- I am sure he will be fine and sounds like he will be far more comfortable after it is done. :flwr: Hope he is back to you asap! :)

cosmic81
26th September 2008, 12:38 AM
poor thing!
Get well soon!

Jasperxxgabby
26th September 2008, 12:43 AM
Thinking of you tomorrow Rex.
Sending:luv::flwr:

Ruth
26th September 2008, 01:38 AM
he also has ingrowing eyelashes which he might do a procedure on too - I'll know in the morning.


I had a boy operated on for distiachis, they used a laser and it was a total success.

Good luck for Rex

diddy
26th September 2008, 01:53 AM
Hello Chelle n Rex
Will be thinking of you this morning and wishing you both well. I'm sure he will be much more comfortable tomorrow and soon back on your lap where he belongs.:)

brotymo
26th September 2008, 03:11 AM
Hope all goes smoothly tomorrow. Best of luck to Rex!

stacy710
26th September 2008, 05:12 AM
We'll be thinking of you and Rex. Hope everything goes well !

pippa
26th September 2008, 09:31 AM
Thinking of you and Rex hope all goes well and he is back with you very soon.

Louise1823
26th September 2008, 09:35 AM
Hi Chelle, have only seen this now.. I am thinking of you this morning. Im sure Rex will be fine but I know how worrying it is anytime you have to head to the vets for any type of procedure. Just keep thinking of how he will be after it has all healed :xfngr: no more sore eyes, and it will be all worth it :flwr::flwr::flwr:

Dublin
26th September 2008, 09:46 AM
Good luck Rexy. Keep us up to date on his progress wont you Chelle.

Big :hug:for you too Chell coz I know you'll be worring all day about the little fella xxxx

Thelly
26th September 2008, 10:45 AM
Chelle, thinking of you this morning and Rexy. He'll be back to his fun loving self in no time. Let us know how he is this evening - LouLou will be wanting to know how her little tango dance partner is! :flwr:

Chelle & Rex
26th September 2008, 12:54 PM
Thanks everyone :flwr:

I'm just back from dropping him off, I saw the surgeon, he went through the procedure, checked his heart, took blood (I nearly fainted!) and then sedated him. I got to cuddle him until he was asleep which made me feel better

I should hear how he is around lunchtime so I'll keep everyone updated and all going well I can collect him at 5

diddy
26th September 2008, 01:27 PM
Thinking of you. Will be watching this space anytime 6pm onwards. Best wishes .

*Pauline*
26th September 2008, 02:22 PM
Thinking of you Chelle :hug::flwr: Sounds like a lovely place you took him to. I bet not many would let you stay with him until the last minute. Won't be long now I hope till he's home. :flwr:

Cleo's Person
26th September 2008, 03:24 PM
Chelle, I hope everythings goes well for Rex today. :hug: :hug: Thinking of you both.

coconut
26th September 2008, 04:17 PM
only seeing this now!! Hope that it all goes well for rex today!

Chelle & Rex
26th September 2008, 09:07 PM
Rex is home :D
I collected him at 5 and it took me almost 2 hours to get home traffic was terrible.
The vet said the surgery went well. He's very sleepy and a little scary looking with the stitches in his eyes. He's whined a few times but the nurses assured me the painkiller he had before he left should last until the morning. We're back in 2 wks for a check up and check its healed properly.

He's here in my lap now unhappy with the "lampshade" on his head! I just want the next few days to fly by and get him back to his loveable self.

Thanks everyone on here -I was worried sick all day and all your messages really helped me :flwr::flwr::flwr:

pippa
26th September 2008, 09:20 PM
So glad you have him back home with you..hugs from me to him.

Cleo's Person
26th September 2008, 09:25 PM
Chelle, so delighted to hear the Rex is at home and did well today. Lots of special :hug: :hug: for him.

Jasperxxgabby
26th September 2008, 09:29 PM
So glad for you that all went well and that Rex is home with you, sending Rex :luv: and wishing he is soon well and back to himself:)

Elaine 2
26th September 2008, 09:50 PM
I'm pleased to hear he's home now and it's all over, l'm sending him a gentle hug

Ste
26th September 2008, 10:11 PM
Glad he's home :flwr:

*Pauline*
26th September 2008, 10:13 PM
So pleased he's home. :hug:

diddy
26th September 2008, 11:04 PM
Pleased to hear that Rex is back home now, and no dount catching up on the cuddles he missed whilst he was away.

Shelli
26th September 2008, 11:53 PM
Glad to hear Rexs surgery went well. Hope he has a speedy recovery :flwr:

Chelle & Rex
27th September 2008, 12:04 AM
Thanks everyone, he's coming round a bit more and crying a bit :( They gave him painkillers before we left at 5 and said he'd be ok until the morning when he's due his next painkillers.

He has spent most of the evening in my lap snoozing. But now he's decided he wants to get into his pet carrier, he loves going in there for a little Rex time or to watch tv! He cant go in his usual way (head first with a few twirls to get comfy) with the buster collar so I put him in bum first and his little head is sticking out.
Hopefully he'll sleep tonight and be more comfortable in the morning

Shelli
27th September 2008, 12:07 AM
Poor Rex. Give him a big cuddle from us :hug: I hope he gets some sleep tonight ( and you too!). Hopefully he'll feel better in the morning :flwr:

pippa
27th September 2008, 12:31 PM
Poor little man. How is he this morning?

*Pauline*
27th September 2008, 12:35 PM
Poor little fella. I'm glad you have painkillers for today. How are you bearing up? It's hard on mums too..:hug:

Claire L
27th September 2008, 02:00 PM
Sending lots of :lotsaluv: and :hug:'s to Rex. Hope he feels better today.

Chelle & Rex
27th September 2008, 04:32 PM
Rex is a lot better today but it's going to be a while before he's back to himself. His eyes look a lot better, they have stretched a bit and look more natural. He slept all night and was awake early this morning wiggling his bum trying to hug us (which hurts when they've got a buster collar on!!!)

He's still whining a bit every so often, I think its the itch from the wound. We caught him a while ago rearranging the cushions on the sofa so he could get the corner of them one into the collar and have a good rub, so we'll have to keep a close eye on him.

Thanks Pauline, I'm fine today, I was very stressed and worried yesterday but I know in a few days it'll all be worth it! We'll have a happier doggie :flwr:

pippa
27th September 2008, 08:13 PM
Good to hear you are both doing better today, it's very stressful when they're not well.

Cleo's Person
28th September 2008, 03:35 PM
Chelle, I'm so glad to hear that Rex is doing well. I hope you're feeling a bit better today too! If he's organising cushions to suit himself then he must be getting back to his old self! :p

Chelle & Rex
29th September 2008, 09:16 PM
If he's organising cushions to suit himself then he must be getting back to his old self! :p

I had to take the cushions off the couch, he figured out how arrange them so he could rub his eyes on them - a big no no.

He's back to himself, but hating the buster collar which has to stay on for 2 wks. His eyes are starting to open up a lot more and look a lot more natural but I think as they are healing they are getting itchy.
But his ears....they've gotten so matted from the collar - I'll never get those knots out :rolleyes: Has anyone else had this problem when using the buster collar? If so how did ye prevent the matting (he has to keep the collar on all the time as he keeps trying to get at his eyes)

Jasperxxgabby
29th September 2008, 09:24 PM
Good to hear that Rex is feeling himself:)
Poor thing though that he hates the buster collar and he has to put up with it for so long.

Louise1823
29th September 2008, 09:28 PM
I had to take the cushions off the couch, he figured out how arrange them so he could rub his eyes on them

How clever is he??!! :D Great to hear he is starting to get better, you must be relieved..

I cant really give any advise on the knots, only I suppose to try to brush that area every day, twice even if you have to.

:hug:from me and the gang