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Stanley's scratched/ulcerated his eye...

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Obviously not wishing to be outdone by Primrose and her cystitis, I went in to see the guinea pigs a few hours ago and saw that Stanley's left eye was shut and weeping. In short, I took him to the emergency vets and he'd got a small shard of hay stuck under the rim of his eye and the green dye showed that his eye is scratched/ulcerated. He had a painkiller injection (Metacam) at the vets and when I got him home I've put his first eye drop in (Isathal) and I've got to lubricate his eye twice more tonight. And from tomorrow I've got to do his eye drops twice, and the lubricating gel three times, staggered at five intervals through the day, aswell as getting Primrose's Cystaphan into her in the morning... He'll have to go to the normal vets on Monday for a checkup and another Metacam injection and we'll take it from there. It never rains but it pours! Just hoping that I've caught this early enough with Stanley and his eye will recover. Any healing thoughts for the pair of them (and my bank balance...) would be greatly appreciated!

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Stanley and his left eye in happier times!
 

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Obviously not wishing to be outdone by Primrose and her cystitis, I went in to see the guinea pigs a few hours ago and saw that Stanley's left eye was shut and weeping. In short, I took him to the emergency vets and he'd got a small shard of hay stuck under the rim of his eye and the green dye showed that his eye is scratched/ulcerated. He had a painkiller injection (Metacam) at the vets and when I got him home I've put his first eye drop in (Isathal) and I've got to lubricate his eye twice more tonight. And from tomorrow I've got to do his eye drops twice, and the lubricating gel three times, staggered at five intervals through the day, aswell as getting Primrose's Cystaphan into her in the morning... He'll have to go to the normal vets on Monday for a checkup and another Metacam injection and we'll take it from there. It never rains but it pours! Just hoping that I've caught this early enough with Stanley and his eye will recover. Any healing thoughts for the pair of them (and my bank balance...) would be greatly appreciated!

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Stanley and his left eye in happier times!
All the best! I hope that it is only a minor injury that heals quickly.
 

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Well done for spotting it so soon and getting him straight to the vet! That will give him the best possible chance of recovery. We've not had a haypoke yet, but I think its very common and most pigs are ok if they get prompt treatment. Healing wheeks from me and my piggies x
 

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Ouch. Poor Stanley.
Ralph did the same recently - came out of his bed to see me with a piece of hay under his top lid. He was angelic while I removed it. He had an ulcerated cornea but the Isathal had it healed in just a little over a week. I hope that Stanley’s heals as well and as quickly as Ralph’s.
 

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Ouch. Poor Stanley.
Ralph did the same recently - came out of his bed to see me with a piece of hay under his top lid. He was angelic while I removed it. He had an ulcerated cornea but the Isathal had it healed in just a little over a week. I hope that Stanley’s heals as well and as quickly as Ralph’s.
Thank you! I do hope so.
 
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