Monday, July 19, 2010

Update on Mr. Blue Eyes

My blue eyes will be twinkling and sparkling again in no time. And now here is the update on my morning visit. When Mom checked my eye early today, she thought it was looking much better but decided that we would still check with the vet. When she called, they thought it was a good idea to have me come in so they could see what was going on.

So here I am waiting for the big exam. Photos aren't too great because Mom had to use her phone camera.

Mom, are you sure you want to keep waiting? You could just turn the doorknob and we could both beat it out of here.

So then the door opens and the nice doctor and his assistant came in. First he sat down on the floor and talked to me and petted me. I decided he was a nice guy even if he wasn't my regular vet. He looked at my eye, then checked it with a flashlight and a funny gizmo that let him see things very well.

Mom didn't take any pics of him working on me because she didn't want to disturb him. The next thing he did was to put a funny dye in my eye to see if there were any corneal ulcers or scratches on my eye. Thankfully, my eye is doing just fine, no problems with the cornea.
He thinks I got bit by some mean insect in a couple of spots. He said it isn't due to allergies and doesn't think it is a scratch.

Now this next part wasn't much fun. I got a SHOT - right in my neck. The nice vet said it was to help bring down all the inflammation in my eye.

AND I have this little tube of ointment that Mom has to put in my eye three times a day for a week. Guess she got off lucky, Thundering Herd - only three times a day and the ointment is supposed to be easier to do than drops. We'll see when she gives it a try this afternoon.

See how much better it is looking. Thanks to all of you for your good wishes and concern.

Aaaahhhh, the best part of my day! When I got home, I got to have a special treat. Here I am waiting patiently for my yummy salmon skin.

Hey, wait a minute - why does SHE get one too?

Woos, Thunder


Mr. Pip said...

Glad to hear your eye is on the medicine! Of course, the medicine thing is no fun, but it will be over before you know it!

Your pal, Pip

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are happy to SEE it isn't too furry serious!

I think we all should get salmon skins!

Maybe woo khan get one each time woo get your meds!

PeeEssWoo: Well, she's still healing - THAT'S why SHE gets one too!

Mack said...

Sissy might get jealous if she sees you getting a treat and there are none for her!! You know how little ones can be!
Sounds like you are on the road to recovery Thunder. WoOt!

Sychoberians said...

Hooray, Glad you are doing better and your eye will be good as new.

Sisters are always trying to hog the cookies and the glory.

Maybe she just could'nt stand not being in the post today.

Remy and Flash

Barbara said...

Glad you're okay and it was just a bug bite. Same thing happened to Puddles on her blog.

Where does your mom get salmon skin??

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Phew, thank dog it's not serious. So with that dye, does that mean you will glow in the dark tonight? LOL!
Please feel better and perhaps you can persuade mom fur more salmon skin treats!

Sam & June

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Can't wait to hear your blue eyes are sparkling again.

mayziegal said...

Yay! I'm so very much happy there wasn't anything serious wrong with your pretty blue eye! Stupid, stupid bugs. I just hate 'em! Something bit me on the heinie yesterday if you can believes it!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. I super duper promise to take real good care of Miss Ciara at the bachelorette pawty if you lets her come!

Gus said...

Oh..I think we used that ointment stuff when I got bitten by something too! Muzzer said it could have been could have been Teka who needed the ointment stuff!

We hope you are all better soon


Frankie Furter said...

That looks like the exact same ointment that Sarge had for his eye condition. And the VET (SHIVER) said the same thingy.. easier to get in and make stay there. Wowie I am surely glad that you are better Already!!!

Stella said...

I don't like insects either. I don't see any good they do in this world and always cause a pup some trouble.

Just use your ointment and get it well fast, TD!


Nubbin' Tails said...

So glad to hear you are doing better. My sister Jada had to have ointment and her eye after she had surgery on her head. She couldn't blink very well. Hopefully the week will go fast. We are spending lots of time visiting our vet lately with my ear. We head back in the AM for another bandage change. Paws crossed I might be get out of my cone this week.


Mr. Nubbin'

PeeS. I usually have to share my treats with the others when I get home too. :-(

BeadedTail said...

We're so glad it's not anything too serious Thunder! Phew!

We hope Phantom got a treat too!

Life With 5 Dogs said...

Thunder Glad to hear that your eye is Ok! How Awesome Salmon Skins for a special Treat.
Feel Better.
Your Friends
Geisha,Grover,lily,bailey and wrinkles

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Thunder, we are so very relieved to hear that your eye will be fine after treatment. Mom has been worried today about you and we are both so happy to hear that the medicine will help. We love your beautiful blue eyes and we are sure you and your mom love them too! Lots of love, Holly andmom

houndstooth said...

I am glad you're on the mend and that you'll only have to take medicine for a week! I guess the right thing to do would be to let her have a treat, too. That way you can enjoy yours in peace!


Huffle Mawson said...

I'm so glad that nothing bad is wrong with your eye TD!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is good your lovely blue eye is going to be better! And you only have to have medicine for awhile! Hey! We loves those pictures of you looking up at your mom! And you sister... yes she is healing too!

My Monty has had eye trouble... left eye had a detached retina and surgery. Now he and has to go see a pet ophthalmologist twice a year! And has to have eye drops the rest of his life! He always get super excited when he sees this vet!!

Sagira said...

Glad that the nice doctor is going to get your eye all fixed up for you.

My brother has some kind of condition in his eye and makes it look all glossy and sometimes gets red, but it has been good for awhile now.

sprinkles said...

Reading that you have any issues with your beautiful blue eyes makes me sad. I hope the medicine will work its magic and you'll be good as new in no time!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Thunder - I'm so sorry I'm late with the good wishes for your eye but I'm glad to hear that it is nothing serious!! It did look very sore from the pictures in your last post - I hope it is not giving you big ouchies - and that the medicine makes you feel better again soon.

Mmmm....salmon skin...DROOL!!!!!

Honey the Great Dane

Kari in WeHo said...

so glad they didn't find anything serious

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Benny and Lily said...

thank goodness your marble was okay. We had our paws crossed for 700 hours
Benny & Lily

Ms. ~K said...

What a relief! You looked so brave at the VET!
Sending lots of licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

The Thundering Herd said...

Rusty is most disappointed that you don't get the joy of trying to get a tiny drop of liquid to fall through the air and land in the open eye of a squirming Sibe. Let's just say Survivor should consider it as a contest.

But so glad that all is well.

P.S. - Little sisters. What can you say?

Wyatt said...

That is good news Thunder! The ointment will make it feel better too.

Your pal,

The Heartbeats said...

Thank goodness! The eye stuff is tough. Calhoun had entropion stuff including drops and ointment. AHHH! Tough stuff!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Whew! I'm so glad to see this update. At least it's nothing serious. Steve wants to know if you staged the whole thing for a car ride. :-)


Joe Stains said...

This is the first we are hearing of your eye problem! We are sending lots of healing vibes to your eye and we will go back and see what happenned !

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Shiloh & Shasta here - we r so very happy tu hear that your eye is better. So glad that it wusn't az bad az r mom'z wuz an' u did not haf tu have surgery like r mom tu make it better. Mom told us that she even knowz what kind of dye they put in your eye cuz the doc haz tu uze a dye in her eye tu. She also haz tu uze an ointment sumtimez. Hust like r mom iz gitti' better now, we r very happy that your'z iz tu.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Thunder!
Glad to know all went well at the vet.
Hope you get fully well very soon!

P.s - did she get the salmon skin too?


Piappies World said...

The only good thing that happens when we go to the Dr. V-E-T is we get treats! Weeeee!

Be well, Thunder! We got to see those eyes sparkle like diamonds really soon! =)

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Ruby's Raiser said...

Glad to hear it does not seem to be something too serious. R & K send their good wishes and they hope that thrice-daily goo means thrice-daily salmon skins!

Cyber-sibes said...

Glad woo are a-ok, buddy. Hey, our MOM scratched her cornea up on Sunday - she had to go to the people vet too! And she has to put ointment in her eyes 4x a day all week! We should get woo two together! woo can have a eye-hurtie party.

jack a-roo & miss moo

Tank said...

My assistant was putting drops in one of my eyes last week... after about 4 days I decided I had had enough and wouldn't let her come near me. Hah! Worked like a charm. She just gave up after awhile.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Oh, sweetie, your lovely blue eyes just MUST keep on shining! Make sure that you are a good pooch when your momma puts in your medicine and remember, it's nice to share so, yes, everyone should get a cookie☺

Dennis the Vizsla said...

She gets one for being cute. Just like Trixie.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Glad that the eye problem is an easy fix. I would hate those beautiful baby blues to not be right. In MY house, I would demand MY special treat and then a second one because everyone was getting a regular--not a special--treat. Yum! Salmon skin is the stinky best!

Thor said...

Glad to hear that it's nothing serious, Thunder! Hope you're fully recovered soon!

Wild Dingo said...

Cuz she's a girl AND the boss of you... THAT'S why! ;)

glad to hear it isn't too bad. hard to belive an insect sting could do such a thing!

JD and Max said...

Oh we're so relieved! It's a dangerous time of year for us doggies isn't it, with seeds and insects and heat - phew, rol on Winter, that's what we say!

Oh, and we have to agree with Wild Dingo. Our almost sister always reminds us that she's the boss of us and she ALWAYS gets treats when we get treats - sigh......!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Cocorue said...

so sooooooo relieved and happy that your beautiful eyes are getting had me worried for a while

take care now,

Mr Koda MD said...

MMMMMMM salmon skins!!!!! WOOHOO

Glad to hear your eye will be ok! I've had some of that ointment and Mum had the application down to a fine art

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your eyes are so beautiful, Thunder! We're so glad your mom is taking perfect care of them for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We're gonna keep purring till you're 100%!!!

MAXMOM said...

What would we do without our precious vets? I'm sending warm wishes for a full recovery!

Zona said...

What great news! I'm glad your eye is getting better!! I wonder what you thought of the ointment. My mom felt like the drops were easier than ointment. She's weird.

Thanks for the update Mr. Blue Eyes! Those pesky bugs... grr...


KB said...


I'm so glad that it's nothing too serious, no ulcers or scratches. Now, you get better (and be nice to your very cute sister)!

Be nice to your mom when she puts that ointment in your eye! We used to have to put drops in our lab's eye every hour for more than a year. She lost the ability to make tears... and so she loved the drops (and cooperated fully, like you should do :), which we continued until the end of her life.

Anne-Kathrine said...

Sorry about your eye trouble. Hope it heals up fast!! Love all the pics :)

Ruby and Penny said...

Good news Thunder.
Love Ruby & Penny

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Glad to hear you are better.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Fred said...

Glad you are better! Your blue eyes are so handsome!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Excellent news, TD!

As for a certain somebody being there for a treat too, we feel she would get on very well with Bibi-Chan who has the same attitude to life (and treats).

Full of Grace said...

So Glad your eye is getting better!! Even when we don't like medicine, it is good for us :)

AFSS said...

Artemisia, will come capture the bad bugs for you and eat them. She is good at that. Paws crossed your eye is better soon. Why does she get a treat? Did she go to the vet too.

Holly and Khady said...

Hey TD!! I'm sorry about your eye, but glad it isn't anything serious! I sure hope it starts to feel better real soon!!

Holly and Khady

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so glad that there is no major damage.. Mom will have those baby blues all better in no time...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lacy said...

w00fs, wow Thunder here u has been sickie and me didnt know has gots to git a new secretary..she is 2days behind on everything..buttt me is glad ur eye is better...

b safe,

Dory and the Mama said...

We are SOOOOO glad you are feeling better Thunder!!! Your baby blues ill be looking all sparkly before you know it!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

the booker man said...

mr. thunder!
mama's been super busy, and we are just now reading about your eye booboo. i'm sorry you had to go to the vet and get a shot in your neck. that sounds kinda scary! but i am glad that your eye is already lookin' better. please try to be good for your mama so she can put the goo on your eye so it will be 100% again very fast like! oh, and maybe you will get extra salmon skins, too! :)
the booker man

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Blue eyes
I blew kisses into the sky
they landed on stars
and moombeams
and floated on down
across the hills
and rivers
to you
I hope they help

陳璇竹陳璇竹 said...


Toma said...

I am so happy for him!
When I saw previous post I thought than nothing serious could have happened with him, maybe irritation :)

Ciara is great as usual :hugs:

Poppy Q said...

Thunder, sounds like you were super good for the vet. I hope the medicines help and you feel better soon.

Poppy Q

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Well, we are glad that you're feeling better! Shots are no fun, but we're happy it helped!

Gus and Waldo

Life With Dogs said...

Not a scratch is very good news - hey, are you winking at me? :)

Sue said...

I use ointment in Samba's eyes and personally I think drops are easier. Let me know what you think.

tula said...

yeah that's a good question? how'd she get in on this deal????

good job at the V-E-T. furry impressed! get bettah soon.


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi thunder!
oh what a great update!
you got to ride in the car and get a special treat when you got home and your eye is better already!

m & e

BRUTUS said...

Good news! I know all about eye medicine, I have to get two different ones (mom alternates them, one every other day). It's not so bad, and you get lots of treats afterwards! Hope you are all bright-eyed again soon!

Brutus the Frenchie

twinkietinydog said...

True that! Dude, why is she getting treats? Did she get a shot in the neck??? Good news, furiend. Allergies are forever, this you can get over. Lots of licks to make you feel better.
BTW did you know your family came by and A. Left you back home instead of bringing you to visit me, and B. they were close enough to touch, ehem, almost, but were too busy for lil' me? Go get 'em.

Pedro said...

Good to hear your baby blues (or baby blue) is ok!