Swollen eye? Ahhh!
Lacey's right eye is basically super swollen. I've noticed that it looked kinda swollen for the last few days but nothing too extreme, just a little iffy. But then, this morning when I went up there to get her ready for our lesson, her eye was completely swollen shut. So, I obviously canceled the lesson but now I'm not sure what to do.
She's tearing up on that side and her lower eyelid seems awfully floppy in conjunction to the other lower eyelid... However, her eyeball looks fine and there aren't any abrasions or anything around the eye...
I called my hoof trimmer who generally has good advice and she told me to wash it out with saline solution then put eye ointment on it so I'm going to go try to find some saline solution in my house and maybe in looking I'll find some eye ointment. She figures maybe she just poked her eye on something and now it's angry about that. She also said to give it until Monday, then call the vet if it's not better.
Is she correct? I'm totally not made of money so I'd like to not spend money if it's possible, however, my Lacey girl is worth all the money in the world to me so I don't really care if money ends up being spent. I'd just like to make sure it needs to be spent. The vet closes for the weekend at 12pm and it's 10am now so y'all have 2 hours to tell me I need to call or I can wait.
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.