Problem With Mudge's Eye - Help!

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crazycheryl

Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:41 pm


Tessa noticed this on Mudge's eye when we got home from dinner tonight. It wasn't there earlier today, it's only happened within the past 2 hours. Does this warrant a visit to the emergency vet? Anything I can do for her? She doesn't seem to be in pain, is eating and otherwise seems okay.

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I know the pic isn't that great but it is the best we could get. A more accurate description would be, well, imagine those big ulcers you get in your mouth, only this one is a lot bigger and on her eye. It also looks like there are little pools of blood in certain areas.

Thanks a bunch!
Tessa and crazycheryl

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Mum
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Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:43 pm


Yes, if you have a good emergency vet I'd get her over there. She probably will need gentamycin or something else, but it may get worse if you don't start treating it.

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crazycheryl

Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:46 pm


Thanks for your quick response Mum. I know nothing about the only vet emergency place around here. However, I don't think an un-cavy savvy vet could mess up too much with an eye? Should we go tonight or do you think it can wait until tomorrow?

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crazycheryl

Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:02 pm


Any suggestions as to emergency vet visits tonight?

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:17 pm


Your call. I would at least try to flush it with some sterile saline.

Talishan
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Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:42 pm


The only emergency vet I know of in north Atlanta that knows anything about guinea pigs is:

http://www.cobbevc.com/

North of White Water, on US 41. We have taken several of ours there, and they have done a great job each time.

Prices will be about what you'd expect from a good cavy-knowledgeable vet, plus $85 (unless they've gone up) for ER.

They may not know exactly what to look for (like a tiny piece of hay, for example) or exactly where to look, but they should be able to clinically and diagnostically treat her eye very competently.

They will want to know who your regular vet is, to transmit the visit information record for followup care, so have that info handy if/when you go.

Directions:

http://www.cobbevc.com/directions.html

Just north of the "North Loop" (120 Loop North) on US 41 (Cobb Parkway). Going north, just before Allgood Road, on the right-hand side of the road.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:54 pm


The treatment of an eye injury or problem is likely similar in various species. There are even veterinary opthamologists. Let us know what the vet says.

Talishan
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Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:03 pm


Email me if you need more specific directions.

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crazycheryl

Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:22 pm


Thanks Talishan and everyone else. We are going to take her to the emergency vet tomorrow. We will let you know what they say.

Talishan
You can quote me

Post   » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:25 pm


My regular vet is open on Sunday:

http://www.lovinghands.com/

Just north of Windward Parkway on Highway 9. They are open 11-5 on Sundays. That would save you the ER charge.

If you go, see Dr. Byars or Dr. Lee, if either is there. Dr. Roesner next.

pinta

Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:27 am


The pic is covering the post.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:28 am


She made a clickable picture. I wish people wouldn't do that.

Her post:

I know the pic isn't that great but it is the best we could get. A more accurate description would be, well, imagine those big ulcers you get in your mouth, only this one is a lot bigger and on her eye. It also looks like there are little pools of blood in certain areas.

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crazycheryl

Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:56 am


Sorry about that Lynxie. I pasted an img picture from Photobucket - didn't know it was "clickable" nor the consequences of posting as such. My bad :(

Is this better?

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 11:26 am


Interesting. So they provide you with clickable links? I didn't know that. It would explain why these links that periodically show up (you aren't the only person who has posted a clickable picture).

Pinta has a browser that displays things poorly so it is for her we try to avoid them. Just about everyone else can view them okay.

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:11 pm


I don't understand what a clickable link is. I, too, paste a url from photobucket.

pinta

Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:48 pm


Are we looking at the pink thing in the upper corner of the eye? Looks like Pea Eye to me.

HollyT
Get on your bike.

Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:52 pm


Pea eye can be at the top and happen that quickly?

pinta

Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:56 pm


Yes it can be at the top and chances are it's been there for a while but just recently started to poke out.

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Lisser

Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:17 pm


Oops, I post clickable links also because I'm not too good at resizing pics.

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crazycheryl

Post   » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:38 pm


Hey everybody! This is Tessa with an update on baby Mudge. Well, the doctor said it was probably cause by trauma to her eye, not pea eye. She gave us some eye drops and said mudge should be better in a week. If not, she'll just do some minor surgery to remove it. Thank you so much for your help, everybody! Oh, and please forgive any spelling, gramatical, etc. errors.... Im kind of slow when it comes to that..

-Tessa

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