|The Pink-eyed Percheron
||[Mar. 8th, 2007|11:51 pm]
|||||A Drop of Silence - Kitaro||]|
Here's Ravyn's mug shot from p/r/i/s/o/n/recovery stall at the lay-up facility near the New Bolton Center. If you look you can see a pink eye on the left (her right) and a green eye on the right (her left). The green is just the reflection in her pupil of the camera flash, that's the "good" eye, LOL.
i drove up today, to see her and to bring her about three weeks' worth of dietary supplements that she normally gets when she's at home. The drive was uneventful and fairly quick, which is how we likes it, Precioussssss. Everyone who's seen her is so impressed with how easygoing she is. i will now quote Jack Sparrow (CAPTAIN! Jack Sparrow) and say,"There'll be no living with her now," hehe. But no, seriously, she is doing fine and not fussing about receiving medication in her eye..... four times a day now.
Here's the right side of her face, you can see the graft on her eye and the lavage tubing coming down from the top of her head, below and back up through the lower eyelid.
Click on this photo to see a much larger version, complete with labels :-) . Okay, here's the graft: Imagine that your horse has a blob of bubblegum stuck on her eye. Now imagine that the bubblegum is made from the inside of your eyelid. Yeap, that's about it. The green is the pupil reflecting the camera flash again. This photo shows the placement of the graft - it obscures nearly all of her forward vision, however, the back is clear and she has retained vision there. The doctor told me that if you stand directly behind her, she can see you on that side. (horses have 180 degree vision in their eyes).
If you look closely, especially at the enlargement photo, you will see the pink graft is laying over the top of the lower eyelid, just a little bit. What's going on here is that the top layer of the cornea is healing beneath the graft, and pushing it out of the way a bit. This is a good thing -- usually the cornea will heal up to the edge of the graft and stop there. In this case, they'll be able to snip off some of the graft. It's all good :-)
My little diva is being pampered (LOL) and cared for very well. She needs at least two more weeks of meds, and the lavage will stay in until they are sure she won't need any more treatment. But she seems to be healing well and dealing with her surroundings pretty calmly, which is a big relief.
i probably won't be able to go back up there until it's time to take her home, i just have too much work to finish before leaving for a week's vacation on the 18th. Yikes!!!!
I'm glad she is mending well.
You like those gory pictures don't you? Very interesting how they have made the graft.
very cool stuff with the horsey getting all better.
YaY for modern Vet Meds!