Friday, September 28, 2007

Our first trip to the Doggie ER

Our friends dog Jackson was staying with us on Wednesday night and during a scuffle, Arliss was the unfortunate recipient of a bite. Jackson's tooth punctured Arliss above his right eye. The trauma from the bite caused proptosis. Proptosis is when the eyeball comes out of the eye socket, so the eyelids are trapped behind the globe. I will spare you the gross details, but I will say that we are very lucky because Arliss' opthamologist said that Arliss still has vision in his right eye. We will know more about how much vision loss he sustained in two weeks. That is when we go back for a follow-up visit. Keep your fingers crossed for Arlie!
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8 comments:

LMizzle said...

Oh no! I wish Arliss a speedy recovery! Get better soon!

My Pugs Blogger said...

Oh no! How scary! I hope Arliss is feeling better soon and they can make up.

Give him many kisses from Meimei and Miko.

almond said...

teddies and flowers for arlie~
hope u will get well soon!!

luv,
almond

Roy & Gwen's Mom said...

Oh no! We hope you don't have too much damage to your eye. Hope you feel better!

Roy & Gwen

pugfreak said...

Sorry to hear about your eye Arliss. Get well soon and I hope you don't have any long term vision loss.

Mary said...

I always lurk but never comment, but just wanted to say we will be thinking of you, Arlie! I'm so sorry that happened to him! My pug Gracie and I love seeing pictures of Arliss - we will be thinking of the little guy!

Olive the Pug said...

OMG! That is what I always worry about when Olive is playing with other dogs! They're eyes are just so vulnerable sticking out like that... I'm so glad he's ok. Poor guy!

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

Hi Arliss,
Stopping by to say hi and introduce ourselves. Sorry to read about your eye. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket and Daisy