Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Animal Eyes

After I got out of the shower this morning, I found Grete laying against the couch in the living room. She looked up at me and her inner eyelid didn't quite open. After some coaxing, she opened her eyes fully. At first, I thought it was just some sleepiness stuck in her eye. After a moment or two, the eye returned to its closed state, and she started rubbing it. I called the vet and left a message asking if I could put some OTC drops in it.

Justin, one the wonderful vet techs at Elliot Bay whom I've talked to quite a bit, called me back. After I described the situation, he said I should bring her in. I was a little shocked by this, but he explained that with dogs (and animals in general) they can develop an ulcer on their cornea pretty easy. Also, he said that I said the three things that they look for when people call in: rubbing, squinting, and swelling.

I'm leaving work around 2:45 to get to an appointment at 3:30 to get her checked out. She's going to HATE it. I've already tried to put eye wash in her eye, and that didn't go well AT ALL. They're going to put the yellow stain in her eye and look for scratches. That's not going to be pleasant. I am pretty sure this will rank right up there with getting spayed in Grete's list of least favorite vet visits ever.

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