Monday, August 9, 2010

Update on Krissy

Krissy is currently an inpatient at the Equine Hospital about an hour from us. We took her Friday afternoon as the swelling had returned after having 5 days of Dex, eye flushings, and triple antibiotic ointment put in them.

When the Vet examined her on Friday he was checking her eye sockets and was finding little yellow granules way up deep in there. So then they did the stain test on both eyes and both eyes held quite a bit of stain, meaning she has abrasions on both cornea's, which then means she can't have anymore Dex as the steroid won't allow her eyes to heal as quickly as they needed to. So they could not decide still if this was an allergy induced thing or if it is indeed parasites in her eyes.

The decision was made to leave her there as she needed to stay in a fly-free, dust-free environment in order to protect her eyes and hopefully heal. So Saturday afternoon the Hubby talked with the vet and he said that both cornea's were looking better but now the bottom lid was swelling on her right eye...UGHH!!! Also during one of her checks on Saturday morning they found what appears to be little bite marks on the inside of her eyelids. So they are now thinking that it is a parasite in her eyes. SO she was to stay there and continue sterile eye flushes and watching and we should hear more Monday afternoon...


13 comments:

  1. Poor Krissy. I'm very anxious to hear what in the world is causing this.

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  2. Ugh!!! I'm curious too. Hopefully no damage has been done to her sight.

    Keep us informed!

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  3. poor girl! Hope she heals quickly and has no permanent damage from this awful experience!

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  4. Oh no! Hope it doesn't turn into anything permanent...

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  5. Poor horse! I can't imagine how frustrating for you guys...On another note, that eye stain is pretty cool stuff. I did it one time to check and see if I had scratched my eye and then my boss promptly filled out an ophthalmic ointment script for "my dogs eye". LOL! One of the many perks to working for a Vet. ;)

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  6. Hoping for quick healing with no damage.

    Come say hi...

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  7. OMG, I'm so sorry to hear you had to take her back... I'm praying she begins to heal. Oh the poor thing, she must be miserable, and I'm sure it's stressing you out and making you feel terrible too. I'll stop back later to see how she's doing... prayers, hugs, and fingers crossed for y'all!

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  8. Oh dear! Thanks for the update. I was wondering how she was doing and was hoping it was just an allergy. Darn! I hope the drs can get it under control, without any serious damage long term. Poor Krissy!
    And I'm sure you guys are very worried about her, too.

    (((hugs)))
    ~Lisa

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  9. Bummer.... hope things clear soon and fast :)

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  10. Update: Unfortunately she is still in-house at the hospital. She will be there for a couple more days. The swelling has not gone down and they said they think she has ulcers in her eyes from whatever this is...Still no word on what has caused this, they apparently do not know :(

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  11. Oh no... How's DD doing through this?

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  12. Holy smokes - please keep us updated on this I want to know as bad as you what's causing this...

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  13. Jeni~ DD is doing okay, she was pretty disappointed last weekend when she couldn't use her own horse for her 4H horse show...But all considering she's doing okay.

    Steph~ I will most definitely do an update after we bring her home. We are aiming for Monday so I will do an update then!

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