Flora is needing surgery

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  1. neo.search

    neo.search New Member

    Yesterday Floras eye turned into a baboons face :(
    We got a vet appiontment today and are just back.
    Cherry eye delux.
    She are prescripted cortisone and pencillin ointment for minor infection and major swelling.
    Operation is set on friday and I am a nervous wreck. Any tips?

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  2. neo.search

    neo.search New Member

    Sorry about the upside down on the last pic.

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  3. Lisa P

    Lisa P Member

    Poor girl!
  4. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    Wow, that looks bad!
  5. My eyes are watering just looking at the poor baby. Here's good energy being sent your way that everything goes as smoothly as possible!
  6. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    Oh my! Poor little baby. I hope her surgery goes well!
  7. neo.search

    neo.search New Member

    Thank you!!
    She is not at all happy with the plastic cone and I think is is troubled about the eye. I guess it hurts.

    But I just dont get why it just popps up.

    This is Flora today att 11:00 give or take...

    Cherry eye in just one eye.

    This is Flora at 13:45

    She got one in the other eye to. Talked to the vet and they are doing both eyes on friday :(

    Does it just happen or does she have poor immune system? She eats Acana large breed puppy. Should I try to give her vitamin supplyment as well?

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  8. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Oh, poor baby. It's my understanding that it has nothing to do with the immune system. Some breeds are more prone to cherry eye than others. I know there are a few types of surgery for this. Do you know which they will be doing? Wishing you both the best of luck.
  9. bellacorso

    bellacorso New Member

    Awh! Poor thing. There was a pup in the litter that I picked my CC from that had cherry eye. The breeder explained to me he was going to let it get a little bigger than remove it. He explained that it does not have an adverse effect on the dog. Wish your lil one well, and take a few deep breaths yourself!

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  10. This may help a little. It's worth a try as long as you can do it without actually touching the cherry.[video=youtube;Z_O66KHZ2s8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_O66KHZ2s8[/video]
  11. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    It's not clear why it happens, but it does seem to be hereditary. My neo has a cherry that pops out every now and then, but I've been able to massage it back into place (like in the video EverythingEnglishMastiff posted above). It looks like Flora's left eye is so inflamed that massaging it now won't really do much. It might be worth a try to push the right one back in though. Hopefully the swelling goes down soon.
  12. Yamizuma

    Yamizuma Active Member

    Poor baby! I'll be thinking of you guys on Friday and wishing you the best possible outcome. Ouch!

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  13. any updates? I am curious as to what type of surgical repair the vet is going to do.
  14. neo.search

    neo.search New Member

    The vet had to remove both glands. They were to big and were to far out to sew back.
    But it all went well, she is doing great and the result looks super!

    This is before and after pictures taken the same day

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  15. Great news! Now we can see her beautiful puppy eyes /melt. My eyes still water sympathetically everytime I see pictures of her poor lil cherry eyes.
  16. neo.search

    neo.search New Member

    She was in great pain before the surgery and I felt so sorry for her. Tried to massage in the second cherry and it worked but after an hour or two it came back.
    Anyone removed both glands? I am a bit worried she will have problem with dry eyes

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  17. 7121548

    7121548 Active Member

    I'm glad Flora's surgery went well, and I hope she recovers soon! I've read that when the glands are removed, it's likely that the dog will need lubricating drops every day to prevent dry eye. My neo needs drops every day because he has chronic dry eye even with those glands still intact. I have to use a prescription ointment in his right eye, but for the left I just use GenTeal gel, which is over the counter. You might want to look into the GenTeal as a preventative measure.
  18. al capone

    al capone Member

    I'm so sorry about the little girl. I'm glad everything went well .

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  19. How have things been coming along? Has she been needing lots of attention and care or things going smoothly? Forgive me for basically soliciting more photos of your cute puppy lol.
  20. neo.search

    neo.search New Member

    Everything has been going great! Her eyes are doing ok I think. She got droppy eyelids after the surgery. The vet says it is because het glands were very large and swollen.
    She does not seem to mind so I try not too do the same :)

    We got snow yesterday. A lot of it and she loved it

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