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PostSubject: Re: Stormy's Eye   Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:39 pm

I just realized after looking at a picture of it on a agar gel in a petri dish what smell you meant and you are right....once you have smelled Pseudomonas you'll never forget that smell.
I remember that stink from my microbiology lab.

Sorry just clicked in my head. How is your little girl doing?
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PostSubject: Re: Stormy's Eye   Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:54 pm

I also looked up some eye infection stuff on emedicine and this I read which is an alternative to removal of the entire eye:
Management of endophthalmitis is quite complex, requiring aggressive antibiotic therapy (parenteral, topical, subconjunctival [or subtenon], and, often, intraocular). Vitrectomy may be required to assist in eyesight preservation.

Here's more on vitrectomy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitrectomy
It's basically the removal of the vitreous humor (clear gel within the eye) within the eye
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PostSubject: Re: Stormy's Eye   Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:59 pm

My thoughts and prayers for you & little Story. Many, many hugs Anita!
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PostSubject: Re: Stormy's Eye   Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:01 pm

Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Stormy's Eye   Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:19 pm

How is ur baby girl doing Anita?
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PostSubject: Re: Stormy's Eye   Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:36 pm

Let's see. We went to the Eye Dr. on Tuesday; different Dr same office. The new Dr says the eye needs to come out and wanted me to go to UF. Also wanted me to discontinue the Baytril because 3 of the 4 bacteria are pretty much resistant to Baytril. Hmmmm It was this office that prescribed the Baytril and I had to drive all the way back to Cocoa to my regular vet to pick it up. So yes, I whined a little.

I asked her to find me someone local to remove the eye because UF is 3 hours from home for me. She was nice enough to get on the phone and found someone just a few blocks away. They could have done it there but they were not comfortable giving anesthesia to an animal that small.

I also talked to them about the bubble that came out of the eye on Sunday. More than likely it was the eye lens and if she did loose the lens that might have given her some relief.

Ok, but if you look in the first picture that I posted you will see a black something above the eye. I'm not sure what it was but it had started to grow and look kind of like a wart. So that became a concern also.

We went off to the animal hospital and saw a DR there that also felt like this eye needed to be removed. But we had to wait for another Dr to make the final decision. So I went off to get something to eat and pick up some food for Stormy just in case she needed to spend the night.

In the end they removed the growth over the eye and cleaned all the gunk out but left the eye and hopefully it will heal over. Not what I wanted but that is all that the Dr was willing to do at this point. Apparently there was too much infection still in there and there was a danger of spreading it.

They sent us home with shots of Amikacin to give Stormy twice a day. That is an antibiotic which should be more effective against the types of bacteria that we are fighting. The problem is that the oral ones that will work are not approved for gliders. So I guess this is the only way to do it. We are also continuing the eye drops.

Also, Stormy lost two more grams. She is down to 80 now even though I have been really letting here have lots of calories and carbs… Yep she likes that. She is eating well and seems to have plenty of energy.

I took pictures of the growth on her face with my cell while I was at the vet. I will post them later and get a good picture of her now and post it. Not tonight. I am pooped. We go back to the vet next Tuesday.
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PostSubject: Re: Stormy's Eye   Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:25 pm

I sorry that it took so long to get back to this. Here are the pictures that I said that I would post. I know she looks badly stained in these but they were taken with my cell and the color isn't good.







In the second picture, I think you can see how that lump was starting to come off. The vet could lift it up and you could see kind of yellow/green goo under it. I do believe that removing that had a lot to do with her finally healing.

I took her back to the vet last week and most of the swelling around the eye is gone but her eye was still closed. And yes Stormy did remove the stitches. So the incission was still kind of open.

The vet thought she was healing pretty well and we both agreed that Stormy could go back in with her cage mates.

I allowed them all out to play that night and kept an eye on them because thay hadn't had any contact for almost a month. I shouldn't have worried. As soon as Stormy got close to Peanut she grabbed him and gave him the longest head rub that I've ever seen.

Anyway, Stormy goes back to the vet next week and I hope she will be released.
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PostSubject: Re: Stormy's Eye   Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:02 pm

I'm glad she is getting better.....it was sooo good to meet her.
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