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PostSubject: Eye surg...warning graphic pics...   Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:35 pm

Little bit of history. This pair of gliders was brought to me at work. I was shocked. These were the people i had gotten my very first glider from yrs ago and what was even more shocking this was gizmos parents!!! They asked me if i would take them as they couid not care for him and his wound. The story they gave me is there son's from a diff litter were still with mom and dad. The son's turned on dad and beat him up pretty bad. 2 days after the fight is when they brought him to me. They had been using eye cream for him. Mom had twins early in pouch and im guessing they were the son's as they seemed tobe very dom. The joeys were pulled shortly after they got here sady. Anyways back to dad. Once i got them i called the suggie vet and she was out for a week on vacation. I took him over so they could atleast look at him. My vet had already looked at him and we new he had to go on antibiotics asap. The other vet gave me baytril and eye cream for him. Once I got home I cleaned him up and was mortified to find it much worse then i thought. His tissue under his eye had started to die. He was missing a good portion of his lower lid. After starting his meds he went down hill pretty fast. With in just a day or so he had lost a great deal of tissue and his eye was going down hill. I had talked to a couple of people who gave me great tips but he was still going down hill. I then was advided o get in touch with Val. She gave me some great advice. Keep in mind only a couple days had gone by since they were brought to me. Sun night it was dicided the eye had to come out. He was pretty bad and his eyeball itself was starting to swell outword. I took him to work with me and we did the surgery. His eye was pretty bad off and its a good thing because i think left any longer and he would have died. The eye was pretty much gone from behind. We cut away the dead tissue and closed his eye leaving just a small part open for drainage. He is doing so much better after surgery. He is healing very well and seems to be pretty much out of pain. He was given a shot of antibiotics and another 5 days of baytril and we are using QuickDerm. Im posting the pics as i took them day by day. Now after the surg im onluy taking pics every few days.

This is what i found when i got home and cleaned his face up.


Day 2
antibiotic eye cream, torb and baytril


Day 3


Day 4


Day 5
Eye has taken a turn and he needs to have surg in the morn to remove the eye.


Day 6
Had surgury this day


Day 7
Day after surgery


Day 10
Seems to be in much less pain and is healing very well.


I have dicided they will be staying with me. Iv grown very attatched to them and just can bare to part with them. I have a non breeding pair that they will be introed to. Sadly he cant be with his mate. She started to stress badly and after the joeys were pulled i started intros with my pair. I have done fecals and are neg. Please note that 30 days should be done before intros but under these conditions i felt it better to start at only 2 weeks. It is not ideal but she was not doing well on her own. So far so good in intros and she spent her first night with them last night. Once he is fully healed i will start intrs with him and the now trio.


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PostSubject: Re: Eye surg...warning graphic pics...   Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:24 am

Hi, How did the Sugar Glider recover and who performed the surgery? ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Eye surg...warning graphic pics...   Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:29 am

Joanna
Many vets across the country have performed this type of surgery. I, myself, have had it done on 4 different gliders. Most of the time, the gliders recover fully. Melissa's glider, above, did so as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Eye surg...warning graphic pics...   Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:34 am

This glider not only recovered but is doing very very very well. Does not know he is missing that eye. Sadly I did have to find them a home but he was able to be put back with his mate and is doing so well im beyand happy. Let me see if I can find a pic of him mostly healed.
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PostSubject: Re: Eye surg...warning graphic pics...   Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:37 am



Doesnt he look so good!!

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PostSubject: Re: Eye surg...warning graphic pics...   Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:09 am

Yes he does. Thank you For the picture;) Can you tell me, please, How did he tolerate the stiches? Didn't he want to rip them out? How long Did you use the e- collar? How was he eating? Were you feeding him? What do you feed sick Sugar Glider? Who Lost blood during Surgery? I think that my Sugar Glider has lost his vision completely, but esspecially one eye is enlarged, which it probably will have to be removed. I am worried about how would he eat and function with a collar and without vision.

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PostSubject: Re: Eye surg...warning graphic pics...   Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:26 am

Joanna
If you are worried and have all of these questions, why don't you call someone from the call list - any person who has experience with this can answer your questions on the phone. It is easier for us to run this down and be more thorough through phone conversations.

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