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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    The vet doesn't have our results yet, so they're checking on that. The doctor says everything is great aside from a tiny spot where the skin didn't heal so they had to glue it. As long as that stays sealed, I hope we don't have to go back for a very long time.

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    The vet called us and said that the histopathology came back with cataracts (obviously) and a (I think he said congenital) corneal disease. Overall nothing scary like cancer.

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    I needed to hear some good news today. Thank you for the update @4boipigs!

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Quote Originally Posted by 4boipigs View Post
    The vet doesn't have our results yet, so they're checking on that. The doctor says everything is great aside from a tiny spot where the skin didn't heal so they had to glue it. As long as that stays sealed, I hope we don't have to go back for a very long time.
    So that spot must have come open because there is some drainage. Little Bear is acting fine but I'm pretty sure that spot is open. I work til Tuesday and idk if my vet at work can handle this so I will try to call off work or something. Idk how long Little Bear can go like that

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    I emailed some pics to the vet and they are going to prescribe some drops for him. And they want a follow up with the doctor who did the surgery (who is like their head vet). He isn't in pain, no swelling, smell or anything. I'll pick up the meds here soon.

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    I think I found the issue. There's a piece of suture left in the upper corner where he is having issues. It is blue like the stitches, but faded, so I'm assuming it is leftover stitches.

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Probably a reasonable assumption. Hopefully you can get him looked after quick!

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    Probably a reasonable assumption. Hopefully you can get him looked after quick!
    We have an appt Tuesday. The doctor offered a quick spot on Saturday but I turned it down and just picked up meds, as I didn't expect sutures to be left over. I really hope all they have to do is pull that piece out and be done. Otherwise all is well. I'm just worried about it.

    It was suggested to do the appt with the vet who did the surgery (she owns the place too) so that's who we'll see.

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    The spot that was open after the sutures came out was the area that was open again. It doesn't look too bad after it was cleaned up. We're supposed to continue the eye drops, and continue w/ orbax to prevent infection. They don't think gluing the area will do any good. They explained pigs have shallow sockets, thin skin in the area, and the tension from gluing would just open it again.

    Of course Little Bear is fine otherwise.

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    The area is closing up but there is still some discharge. Otherwise Little Bear seems fine. The rest of the incision that didn't have problems looks like it's all healed up already. One day soon I hope I can finally stop giving him meds...

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Something that's been bothering me about Little Bear - he's been getting tons of poop on his front feet for a while. Recently, I am finding poop around his mouth and stuck to his nose. I pick up poop 2 times a day or more. No one else has poop stuck to them, and their cages aren't dirty. It just started around the time he got his eye removed. Relation maybe? Now I'm having to pick poop off him.

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Are his poops softer than normal? Occasionally my boys get poop on their feet, but not always. Perhaps now that he's feeling better he is more active?

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    Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Is he maybe trying to get poop from a cage mate?

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