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Yesterday was a horrible day. I was getting ready to take my daughter to work at about 6:45 am, the dogs were all doing their normal stuff. My daughter's Dachshund, Otto and her Chihuahua, Rico were playing on the couch when I heard a horrible screech and found poor Rico with his eye dislocated and Otto trying to lick him and comfort him. It freaked me out because I know it is an emergency and where I live there are NO emergency vets. My daughter has to call her vet and the soonest he could be seen was 8 am. To make the long story short, they had to put him under anesthesia and replace the eye and suture the lid shut for3 weeks. We have meds for him to take orally and to be put in his eye (the left the tiniest bit in the corner open so he could have his drops and ointment) and we go back in 3 weeks to see if he will retain sight in the eye or if he will even be able to keep the eye. It ticks me off that he had to wait for over an hour to be seen because none of the vet clinics in this area provide after hours care. Oh, and to add insult to injury, while he was under for his eye they went ahead and neutered him! :toothy8: The poor baby has "the cone of shame" and he hates it and he is totally miserable.
 

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Oh my gosh! I hope he'll be ok. How horribly scary. I had a Peke that it almost happened to, her lids slipped behind her eyeball becuase of how protruding they are, I had to carefully work the lids back arund the eye. The vet said I was very lucky, the eye could have popped out quite easily.
 

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OMG poor little man!! You know I have a friend that had something similar happen to her boy and he didn't get as lucky...they had to remove the eye!! The dog is just as happy and now nearing 10 years old, but OMG, so scary this can happen!
 

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Poor baby! Sorry to hear about the accident, hopefully the worst is behind you now. Big kisses to the little man & hugs to you.
 

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OMG! Poor Rico!! He has been thru a lot :(
Tell him i hope he gets better soon so he can put it all behind him and continue being a playfull puppy!
Give him a big hug for me and a good belly scratch :)
 

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Oh my gosh...how horrible for all of you...glad he got seen and put under as quickly as he did......it must have seemed like an eternity to you....hugs to him....if you want a softer collar . Wag Tail farms have great ones..and great service...they ship overnight...

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Rico is feeling much more like himself tonight. He is wagging his tail and hanging out with his buddy Otto (the Dachshund) on the couch and eating and going to the bathroom normally. Thank goodness! He was so needy that I had to sleep on the couch with him last night so that he didn't freak out and scream. He may be my daughter's dog, but he is obviously MY baby!! The vet said she is not sure how this happened, but that Otto may have bitten his eye while the were playing and caused the injury. I'm just really glad he is feeling better. But he hates the collar with a passion and I am afraid to try a softer one because this one protects his eye when he tries to rub or scratch at it.
 

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Poor Rico, whishing a speedy recovery for the little man. Keep us posted on his recovery.
 

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omgggg that is sooo scary!!! im so glad he got to see the vet afterall :albino: hopin for a speedy recovery...oh that cone :( dex sends licks to rico
 

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Very sorry to hear about this. I so hope your little boy and his eye will be ok. I know it will be a long 3 weeks. Prayers and best wishes for a speedy and good recovery for Rico.
 

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Day three of his ordeal and he is becoming difficult to medicate. I can get the oral one down him, but we are beginning to have war over the topicals. It took 2 people to treat his eye this time. This is going to be a long 3 weeks. :(
 

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That is terrible, I feel so sorry for your little Rico. I was just curious did the vet ask you if you wanted him neutered, so he would only have anesthesia once, or did he just do it. Don't get me wrong I am a huge advocate of spay/neuter but I think they should ask if you wanted it done. Good thoughts for a speedy recovery.
 

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That is terrible, I feel so sorry for your little Rico. I was just curious did the vet ask you if you wanted him neutered, so he would only have anesthesia once, or did he just do it. Don't get me wrong I am a huge advocate of spay/neuter but I think they should ask if you wanted it done. Good thoughts for a speedy recovery.
The vet called and asked about the neutering. It saved having to put him under twice and it saved a few bucks for us to do the procedures together. Except for the stitches in his eyelid and the cone you would never know anything had happened to the little bugger, he is back to being his usual bratty, spoiled rotten little self. Boy am I glad!!!!
 
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