Thanks Lockwood, you are truly a wealth of information!!
I tried your method and it worked super well in the morning. I wasn't able to use it in the afternoon because I forgot to do her eye ointment before I groomed her and put tea tree oil on her mud fever... I figured that she'd probably never let me touch her face again if I got tea tree oil in her eye...
Thankfully, with a little wrangling I was finally able to get the ointment in with the little tube. It was just harder.
Thanks Outta, unfortunately I don't have a twitch and I've never used one, otherwise I might give it a try. Anything to make this less stressful!
So tomorrow I'm supposed to call the vet and update.
I'm really not sure what's pertinent and what's not. I mean, though her eye looks much better, Lacey is still acting pretty off. She's very much a creature of habit and has very specific places she stands all day - usually stands on the side of the field opposite of the shed (she gets fed/groomed/etc in the shed), etc, but she's basically been staying within 40ft of the shed. I would chalk it up to the grass being better there but the grass is growing like crazy everywhere else in the field and she's eaten it all pretty much down inside her "shed radius". Now she basically is spending her time standing and sleeping in one place because there's nothing more for her to eat where she is.
She's also been much more herd-y with the llamas and she's been staying within about 15ft of them, unless I'm there, then she comes and hangs out with me. Usually the llamas will be on one side of the field and she'll be on the other side.
Today, when I was grooming her, I also noticed some strangeness from her. She's been very very cautious about picking up her feet when usually it's super easy to get them up, she's been fine once I pick them up just getting them up has been a major undertaking. She was also a lot more concerned with where I was while I was grooming her and she's been standing with her right side (the issue eye side) very close to the wall whenever she's in the shed. Usually she's very much in the middle of the shed and has no issue moving over when I ask. Today and yesterday, moving over was a huge production for her.
Basically, though her eye is looking 90% better, she's still seeming "off". I'm not sure how much is still pain, even though her eye is nearly normal, and how much is something else.
She's also eating completely fine. But she is basically a pig and will eat anything and everything she can, no matter what.
I don't want to concern the vet but I also don't want to paint a picture of Lacey being totally 100% when she's obviously not.
Any advice? :)
Here are today's pictures, the eye is still a smidge swollen but it's very very mild.
"What's wrong with me, mom? Please drug me!"
Kind of a comparison shot, still a little tiny bit swollen...