Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Abner had emergency eye surgery today. These pictures of Abner have been taken within hours of his surgery. As the opthalmologist/surgeon said, "He looks pitiful."
I bought a velcro, clear e-collar for him, so it would be easier for him to see. His diagnosis was "Macropalpebral Fissure Syndrome, SEVERE and Medial canthoplasty surgery. He also had a deep, chronic severe ulcer. He had a severe puncture wound (actually four) on his left eye, it had probably already come out a lot once (at least). His eyelashes on both eyes were also growing into his eyes, which made the hairs to rub on the surface of the cornea, causing scarring, pigmentation and irritation. He also had a difficult time closing his eyes and the center of the cornea was getting dry. This all led to chronic ulcerations and scar tissue formation, and he was a high risk for prolapsing his eyeballs.
He is in a playpen when I can't hold him-- here he is peeking at me. His eyes are closed more than they will be once the stitches are out-- there is an "extra" stitch to hold the surgical stitches in. This surgery is usually only done on dogs who are full grown, but we didn't have a choice. Abner was in danger of losing both eyes.
When I hold him, I am getting kisses and he is wagging his tail-- he looks worse than he feels. I'll keep updating you! He is one sweet puppy!