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    Unhappy Eye Graft - Any insight !? Stressed mom over here

    Hi all,

    My little buddy, Banks had a cornea ulcer that was not getting better and was pretty deep according to the vet. He got his first emergency procedure, a corneal graft about ten days ago. We went for our check up on Friday and to my heartbreak, SOMEHOW his stitches came out and the graft was floating in his eye. So again, he had to have his graft re stitched . I have no idea how this happened as heís had his cone on 24-7 and Iíve tried my best to ensure he is not alone while Iím at work etc.

    I am sick to my stomach about this as his poor eye is SO sore and looks so rough to me. I know itís his second surgery in a week so thatís to be somewhat expected... but if anyone has dealt with anything eye related, especially a graft, plz share your experience so I can try and calm down.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Re: Eye Graft - Any insight !? Stressed mom over here

    I don’t have any experience with this particular issue, but I want to wish Carlton well. It can be very difficult watching them endure things that are beyond your ability to control. It sounds like you are doing all that you can, so just hang in there; these little guys can be pretty resilient.

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    Re: Eye Graft - Any insight !? Stressed mom over here

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlsmom View Post
    Hi all,

    My little buddy, Banks had a cornea ulcer that was not getting better and was pretty deep according to the vet. He got his first emergency procedure, a corneal graft about ten days ago. We went for our check up on Friday and to my heartbreak, SOMEHOW his stitches came out and the graft was floating in his eye. So again, he had to have his graft re stitched . I have no idea how this happened as heís had his cone on 24-7 and Iíve tried my best to ensure he is not alone while Iím at work etc.

    I am sick to my stomach about this as his poor eye is SO sore and looks so rough to me. I know itís his second surgery in a week so thatís to be somewhat expected... but if anyone has dealt with anything eye related, especially a graft, plz share your experience so I can try and calm down.

    Thanks everyone.
    I also have no experience... sorry he is going through thisó- sending lots of positive thoughts and hugs


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    Re: Eye Graft - Any insight !? Stressed mom over here

    I have no experience with this either. We are sending good vibes for a speedy recovery!

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    Re: Eye Graft - Any insight !? Stressed mom over here

    I sadly have had to deal with a few eye surgeries with both Wally my Frenchie and Uma my Boston Terrier so I totally understand your fear.

    Wally had a deep ulcer and required surgery last year. His stitches didn't fall out but his eye did look pretty rough for the first week or so. It's completely normal and to be expected. He was in a cone for 2 weeks and when the stitches came out his eye was perfect.

    Don't stress out! Just keep him relaxed and away from any chew toys and he'll heal up just fine.
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