I was thinking of you last weekend because we had a newly one eyed cat at the shelter that had been picked up by animal control. The IDIOTS at the vet didn't even sew the socket shut. The poor, poor cat. Then, the kennel tech who is stupider than a rock was putting the BNP in the WRONG EYE.
I don't know what to tell you about the pus other than to give the Baytril a try and stay on top of GI issues. Her eating and gaining weight can't be a bad thing. Could hairloss be from all the wiping and the BNP?
The worse case was Bright eyes. Her eye was filled with blood, and the size of a dimesticking out of her head. I felt so bad for her and the oitment that Claire told use to use so her eye wouldnt dry didnt really work. So what I did was 3 X a day, I put 1 drop in her eye and then the oitment to kind of keep the drops in.
4-5 days later her eye was back to normal. This is definately the best suff for eyes I have ever used.
We had a few that started to have a cloudy eye, and this stuff cleared it up fast.
I told our vet what I did and she thought that was a great idea. Well, anyway it worked great.
I cant tell people enough of how well this has worked for us.
- You can quote me
Our vets usually start us with Falcon/gentamicin. Then, if that doesn't do the trick, or if a little extra strength or durability is needed (the ointment stays put longer), they'll give us the Terramycin. We don't use it unless we really need it.
Our vets tell us to use the drops every 4-6 hours (or do the best we can). Let them soak in there if possible for a minute or two, then apply Terramycin to the affected area very sparingly. The Terramycin not only works on its own, but it should help seal a little of the gentamicin in the affected area as well.
Talishan, Doesn't this work well? I am amazed how well it worked for us. I thought for sure Bright Eyes would loose her eye. It was very bad. It was as KM has described.
- You can quote me
Rshevin, I'll ask my vet about the 'intermediate step'. That looks like it would help seal in the gentamicin drops without adding a potentially dangerous a/b (unless it was absolutely necessary for its own sake). I think it's a good idea.
p.s. Bailey is a chubby, snuggly, gorgeous pig and it was great to see her again last weekend!
- Little Jo Wheek
I am fortunate to have seen enucleation surgeries done in guinea pigs (that weren't mine)! Fortunately, they were done by an ophthalmologist and they healed without complications. My dog's enucleation surgery went similarly well. I'm sorry KM has to deal with this.
- I GAVE, dammit!
Missy never had any drainage or pus at all before or after her surgery. Everything was contained to the eye ball and nothing in the eye socket. My vet did treat her eye very aggresively from the begining both orally and topically. Also, Missy only had three stiches after her surgery. They we kind of spread out but I now assume that they were done like that in case anything needed to drain, which it never did.
After her surgery we continue her on Bactrim but I can't remember for how long, maybe a couple of weeks. Within a week of surgery she was back to her normal self.
Good luck with Bailey. I hope she starts to improve soon.