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post #11 of 21 Old 02-19-2019, 04:42 PM
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Yikes, I hope she's ok and glad you have a vet on the way.
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-19-2019, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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She still has an eye in there!! It is very green now instead of blue, but there is still hope.
She’s staying at the vet a couple nights as she does have a lot of blood behind her eye built up and the vet is very concerned with that. They think my pain-in-the-butt mare kicked her in the eye and may have fractured the bone there, and busted her sinus cavity causing her to bleed.
Praying tomorrow her swelling goes down, as that will be the start of good news hopefully. Thank you all for the kind words. I needed them.
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post #13 of 21 Old 02-19-2019, 06:44 PM
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If it makes you feel any better, I've seen horses with horrific head injuries heal very well. She's in good hands and hopefully pulls through with no long-term effects.
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post #14 of 21 Old 02-19-2019, 08:52 PM
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@Natiem99 Keeping you and your horse in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us posted on progress. So glad you got hold of the vet so quickly. Sometimes is tips the scales if seen and aided fast.
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post #15 of 21 Old 02-19-2019, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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If it makes you feel any better, I've seen horses with horrific head injuries heal very well. She's in good hands and hopefully pulls through with no long-term effects.
This does make me feel better and gives me so much hope. Thank you!

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@Natiem99 Keeping you and your horse in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us posted on progress. So glad you got hold of the vet so quickly. Sometimes is tips the scales if seen and aided fast.
I will do. Hoping to get an update tomorrow.
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post #16 of 21 Old 02-20-2019, 12:00 AM
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Sounds like her face connected with somebody's hoof. Poor baby. Hope she's doing much better in the morning.

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post #17 of 21 Old 02-20-2019, 12:54 AM
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I personally had a similar injury recently. I got hit by the horses hoof in my eye more than once, probably twice. I popped my sinus and fractured my eye socket. I couldn't move my eye a whole lot due to the swelling for a couple days. I just kept on with icing and anti inflammatories. About a week later I could look around better and the swelling went down.
I've never heard of an mri or cat scan for a horses head, but maybe an ultrasound could show you the extent of swelling and trapped blood.
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I personally had a similar injury recently. I got hit by the horses hoof in my eye more than once, probably twice. I popped my sinus and fractured my eye socket. I couldn't move my eye a whole lot due to the swelling for a couple days. I just kept on with icing and anti inflammatories. About a week later I could look around better and the swelling went down.
I've never heard of an mri or cat scan for a horses head, but maybe an ultrasound could show you the extent of swelling and trapped blood.
I am so sorry to hear that! Ouch.
She did have an ultrasound, and that’s how we saw she had a build up of blood behind the eye. That’s the only real worrisome thing that vet is worried about, but the swelling needs to go down as well. I appreciate that though. Gives me more hope. I’ve been waiting anxiously all morning for the call from them.
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post #19 of 21 Old 02-20-2019, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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BIG UPDATE!
She’s not in the best shape. Swelling has gone down but she’s ulcerated in 90% of her eye because 90% of her cornea has been ripped off... my poor girl...

Her treatment is going to cost $700-$1400 a WEEK! I was going to have her eye removed because I could NOT afford that, but my vet told me she could see...
She can SEE....
So I couldn’t have it removed. We are trying treatment for a few days and hoping for progress. Pray for her. I have pictures attached from today.
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post #20 of 21 Old 02-20-2019, 09:40 PM
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Just offering words of encouragement (not questioning your decisions)...

Removing an eye isn't as big of a deal as I thought it would be. I was faced with the decision last year due to squamous cell cancer and was very, very worried. Honestly, recovery was not difficult and he has adapted amazingly well.

I hope your horse's vision is restored and she recovers well.

If you are faced with enucleation due to complications, and have questions or concerns, please let me know!
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