So, I have had one hell of a day. Took Arthur to groomers at a local petshop. Picked him up and they said that he moved slightly while the groomer was dealing with his eye and they SCRATCHED his eye lid.
I may not have non-furry kids, but Arthur is my son and my heart and soul. I was instantly furious, but kept it underwraps. At the time it was pink but hard to see really. They said that if it didn't heal they would call a vet.
Anyway I took him home, was about to get in the shower when I noticed a blood tear!! I called vet and after talking I decided I could not not take him in.
Am currently home waiting...the results fromt the vets:
1. the groomer in reality SLICED his eye lid
2. needs a stitch or two (trying to keep on outer side of his eye lid as to not scratch his eye)
3. being placed under 'light' anthestic for this procedure
4. they are putting dye in his eye to make sure it wasn't damaged
5. Will have to go back to get the stitch(es) removed
6. Will have to wear cone for 7 days
That's the preliminary. Please send anything you have to help make sure nothing more is damaged and that he has no problems with the anthestic, and that he heals fine with no lasting problems.
Called groomers/pet store and talked to manager. While I was upset I knew that getting my information across was better than screaming at the manager. They will be paying for his vet bills.
It took all I had to keep it together at the vets when they took him away. :sorry:
Ah no. :cry2: I was so afraid to open this. I knew something was wrong given your post to the cocktails thread.
Poor sweet Arthur. :( :( :( Poor YOU! :hug2: I'd be pretty darn upset too. I admire you for staying calm and doing what Arthur most needed you to do.
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:hug2::hug2: for both of you
Well done for staying calm, you did better than I would have done :yes:
Poor baby! I am sending all the :pdust: I can gather for him and you Billie. :hug2:
Awe, poor Arthur :sorry: I hope his eye heals well and that he isn't put through too much pain and discomfort. I wish I could give him a gentle :hug2:
We are home and he is still stoned from the anathesia. My poor baby! I feel so bad for him. You know, I do my best to protect him and it bothers me so much when this kind of thing happens.
Thank you everyone! It means so much to have you guys, really.
He and I both have not eaten today yet as it has been so crazy. He unfortunately can't eat anything for a while yet.
Here are some pre and post pictures. In the last pictures, it's his right eye (looking at him the left) that has stitches at the corner on the outside.
:cry2: The poor pitiful sweetie. :cry2:
I'd be so upset with that groomer!
:hug2: for you and :hug2: for little arthur. I bet hes already forgotten about it. I know from my experience that dogs are wriggly when you are near their eyes. I bet you are just glad its not something really serious such as blindness.
Yes, so thankful it's not worse! So thankful!