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    DefaultI took Bailey to the emergency vet tonight...

    I wrote the post earlier about Bailey's eye and stitches yesterday. I got home from VA and Bailey was not herself. She could barely keep her eye open and kept going in a dark corner to lay down. I tried to get her to play and she wanted nothing to do with any toy.

    I decided to take her to the emergency vet to get it checked out and give me piece of mind. Well...she has a scratched cornea. The vet said it was not a terrible scratch, but will take a while to heal. He said it will look worse before it looks better I feel like it looks terrible right now, I can't imagine it looking worse.

    Poor dog has stitches on her side and a scratched cornea...what a rough two days....emergency vet twice in two days!

    I know she will get better, but I hate to see her in discomfort and lazy. Anyone have experience with a scratched cornea?

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    Not on a dog, just people. They are painful. Did your vet give her drops? They heal fairly fast. Sending good thoughts for your girl. She did have a rough weekend.

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    Yes, the vet gave me drops to give her 2-3 times a day.

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    I bet there is a bit of lidocaine in the drops to numb the eye a bit.

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    Aw poor girl.. I'm glad you figured out what it is. I hope the meds help her out and that she heals quickly! Give her some kisses from us

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    Awww, poor girl! Max, (one of the pups I kept for a year for the owner) had a scratched cornea. It healed quickly with the drops from the vet and did not seem to affect him much at all.


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    Not dogs, but my Arab was great at scratching his cornea. The drops help immensely. He wasn't thrilled about it, but it worked and healed within a week.
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    Oh, poor thing! It sounds like the drops will help quickly. I would have taken her to the e-vet too - anything with the eyes is so scary! Hope the drops will help her feel better.

    I think Kevin scratched his cornea very early on when we were dating. So long ago I don't remember much about it...in fact, I'd forgotten until just now.

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    Hershey Kisses managed to scratch her cornea, risk of loving to run through brush and tall grass. The drops are great, a few days or week for the discomfort to subside, then a few more weeks for the healing to complete itself.
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    Oh poor thing - hope she's better soon

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