I went to go see Miss Lacey this morning and the first thing I notice is that her right eye (really, the area around her eye, eyelid etc, her eyeball looks normal) is crazy swollen.
She's holding it open about a centimeter but she closes it whenever possible. I did see her open it all the way (the eye itself looked fine) once.
I put in a call to the vet and they're coming out tomorrow if she's not better, however, I really want them to not have to come out!
Last year she scratched her eyeball and the vet came out and gave me a tube of medicine for it, too bad I've apparently stuck that tube somewhere "safe" and now I can't find it.
In any case, I'm really wondering if there's anything I can go out and buy today that'll encourage her eye to calm it's lil' patootie down without the vet coming out.
Would an ointment (one of those petroleum-based ones, maybe?) marketed for dry eyes possibly be helpful?
I did wash her eye, and the area around it, with warm water, I stuck a flymask on her to hopefully encourage her to not scratch it (she's been scratching it), and I gave her 1/4 of a bute tablet (I think one tablet is 1mg?) to hopefully lessen any pain it's giving her.
Hopefully that'll be enough.
She was holding her eye more open after I washed it, so I figure that's a good sign!
In any case, I just ordered some horse eye stuff off Amazon so she can go be a dork in the future and I'll have something on hand, and not in a "safe" spot.
My thought is that since her face is shedding like crazy, her face is therefore itchy and maybe she bonked her eye on the corner of something while itching.
Thank you! :)