The Dog Blog of a Sharp Eagle (Shar Pei / Beagle) Mix

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eye Infections and Torture Devices

Last night Mom noticed that I had lots of green goop coming from my eyes. When she tried to wipe it away, it came back soon after. Then, she opened my eyes wider and saw that the whites of my eyes were red and bloodshot looking. So she knew she'd have to call my Vet in the morning. Well, last night I didn't sleep much (which meant Mom didn't either). All the sudden, my eyes started bothering me, and I was rubbing them and licking my paw off and on all night long. Mom wasn't too happy with me. I was pretty noisy. When Mom got up in the morning and turned on the light, she realized what I had been doing all night. I could barely open my eyes, they were really red, and one eye was swollen from all the rubbing. And the skin around my eye was about bleeding from all the scratching.

Eye Infection

So, Mom was thankful she got me into the Vet right away this morning. Turns out that I must have gotten scratched in the eye on Sunday, when I got hurt at the dog park. And both my eyes got infected. Mom has to put a yucky ointment on my eyes 3 times a day. And the worst part? They're making me wear a torture device on my head! The dreaded cone!

Sure, it's clear, and I can see through it. But I don't know how big it is, and keep running into things like chairs and doorways. Mom keeps apologizing, but I hate this thing. Thankfully, I only have to wear it until my eye stops itching, so I won't keep making the skin around my eye bleed. My Vet said the medicine should help that itchiness soon.
Meanwhile, here are some pics of me looking even more sad and depressed than normal.
The one good thing about all this mess? Mom is staying home with me today, to make sure I don't get stuck on anything with this stupid cone.

Cone Head
Cone Head
Cone Head


Anonymous said...

Oh NO! Yeah the dog park is more trouble. Hope it gets better so your mom doesn't have to worry about you too long.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Aww Laney, you look so sad and your eyes look very sore. We hope they feel better soon.

Holly & Zac...XX

Nibbles Treats said...

You poor thing. Looks like you're gonna need a few new toys and a BUNCH of treats to make this all better. Sounds like a trip to PetSmart is in your future!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Mr. Puggle said...

oh, poor puppy! get well soon!

Painter Pack said...

Poor Laney!! Woo have a nice time with your mommy at home and just relax. Woo will have that cone thing off in no time!! Get well soon!!

Mya Boo Boo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Laney!
I hope your eyes get better soon! It is not fun to wear the headcone!
Kisses and hugs

The Devil Dog said...

Oh no, what a horrbiletorture yo must be going through. We hope the medicine helps you stop itching, so you can take off the dreaded cone.


Gizmo said...

I'm sorry Laney. I hope you feel better soon.

That cone looks like a rough thing to deal with.


Raising Addie said...

Oh noes... I'm so sorry that your eyes are hurting!

I had a little infection in my eye and mom had to use ointment on my eye. It freaked her out a little bit. I didn't mind it at first, but it got old real quick.

We will have our paws crossed that you get better real soon!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

P.S. mom posted on the previous post under her name (Staci) instead of raising addie. She is sooo silly.

Russ Cross said...

Get well soon, darlin'.

cj said...


Poor baby.

Itchy eyes are horrible. Did the vet say anything about cool compresses to help ease the swelling and itching? It sometimes helps.


Amber and Nala said...

Poor Laney, I hope your eyes feel better very soon. :( How awful to have a cone.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Oh No! The cone is terrible. I still have nightmares from the last time I had to wear one (right after I was spayed) Get better soon Laney.

AB clan said...

We hope you recover soon, and be allowed to play in the park again.

ViVi & AB

Martha Basset said...

Oh poor Laney, how miserable for you. You are going to need extra special pampering from you mom just to cope with the trauma.
Get well soon.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx
PS Bailey has a head cone just now and HATES it!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your eyes are making us hurt, Laney! We hope the itchies go away soon for you so the cone can get put back on the shelf way up high forever!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby said...

Hi Laney
Your eyes look so painful. We hope they are starting to feel better.
Love Ruby & Penny

Lina, Alih and James said...

Poor Laney, but I could see from a more recent post that you are doing better already. That's great 'cause the headcone is a nightmare... All the best to you. Stinkin' kisses from Sweden.