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We have been having quite the battle with Cooper this week due to an unfortunately accident. The other night one of the cats claws caught Coopers eye. Off we rushed to the emergency vet because I do know treating an eye right away is super important and can mean the difference between loosing or keeping the eye. We got lucky that it was his vet that was on call. Problem is skunks are very sensitive to medications and we weren't sure what he couldn't and couldn't have so I had an idea to call a few skunk vets in the states. After about 5 tries we finally got one. Can you believe that one vet office had an answer machine saying they were closed for the day and left no emergency contact info??
Anyhow, 2 eye creams to put in the eye 5 times a day, antibiotics, pain relief and a very broke pocket book. Took him in the next day where they knocked him out to try to clean up the eye and have a better look. Thankfully the globe is still intact but his eye is really damaged and has a deep ulceration running through it. :(
Yesterday he developed a sorta bubble on the outside of the eye where it is coming out of its casing but the vet is confident he will keep his eye.
Today, it looks worse. I dunno. He is in again at 5.

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Poor Coops.
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On April 16th, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC), wolff_slaven commented:
Poor baby...you did the right thing by rushing him to the vets since eye injruies like that can ulcerate and pop the eyeball. I always worry my cat could snag my ferrets' eyes when they play.
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On April 16th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC), ugotogal commented:
Wahhh! Cooper!

Speedy recovery, little dude.
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On April 17th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC), cuppykate commented:
awww poor cooper =( I love him <3
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On May 4th, 2010 10:57 am (UTC), firelass commented:
hope he is improving i had a ferret who did that to her self, i know ther claws are diffrent from a cat. But anyways other than her eye is a little clowdy shes fine.
Good luck for copper :D
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