Brea's eyelid fiasco

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  • Woke up and my eye lid was hanging half way
  • Tiny split in eyelid

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    06-30-2010, 02:10 AM
Brea's eyelid fiasco

I have not been on here in forever, but I finally have a few extra minutes so I figured I would put up a picture of my mini mare and her lovely injury. I went out to feed last night to find half of her eyelid hanging by not much more than a 1/4 inch of skin. I think she got a tiny piece of metal I found in the wall hooked in her eyelid and then jerked and it ripped the eyelid in 3 directions. I did not get a picture before it was stitched back into place this morning but I took one right after she woke back up from being knocked out and the vet has her all stitched back together. She is doing better tonight than she was this morning but she is feeling it now. You can tell by the look on her faceher eye is sore now. Luckily no damage to the eye was done just the eyelid.brea'seyelid.jpg
I hope she learned her lesson is all I know she had me so upset when I seen it last night, I thought she had completely removed her eye when I first seen it. I know I went over that stall 10X's today to make sure there was nothing to catch her eye on ever again.
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    06-30-2010, 09:17 AM
Ouch! Glad the vet was able to stitch her back together with no damage to the eye!

Healing vibes!
    06-30-2010, 05:42 PM
Yikes! That looks painful! Don't you just hate it when they hurt themselves on something that you didn't even know was there? Jerry cut himself about a year ago on a little nail sticking out of his stall- no one knew it was there! Good luck with healing!
    07-01-2010, 12:49 AM
I will say the vet did one heck of a job on stitching it back together, with it having a full day after the suregery, they swelling is down and you can hardly see the cut itself now unless you look really closely. Tomorrow when I get off work I will take another picture and post it so you guys can see how it is healing up.
    07-01-2010, 12:52 AM
That vet needs an award...that cut looks amazing. My first horse tore his lower lid almost completely off...he had a scar for the rest of his life but never had any health issues with it. Poor baby girl!
    07-01-2010, 01:33 AM
New pictures of Brea's eyelid tonight

I went out and took a picture of her eye tonight, it is not the best but you can see what it looks likes today. The swelling is pretty much completely gone. Her eye waters like crazy so I am having to clean around the eye as much as I can 3 and 4 times a day. It being wet down her face is causing her skin to be irritated and it is starting to look a little raw in places, she rubbed it a little raw the night she split her eyelid but with it staying wet it is making it worse now. I feel so bad for the poor little girl. It just had to be one of the easy going ones in the barn, not the one that acts stupid that I would expect to do something like this. I am just happy the vet was able to fix it and that it should heal fairly scar free and not affect Brea in any way. I was afraid I was going to get there and he was going to tell me she was going to lose her eyelid. P7010016.jpg

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