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Old 07-15-2009, 03:29 PM
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I am pretty sure that's just the third eyelid coming up and covering part of the eye - that's pretty common when there are eye problems.

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Not the best pic since it does not look as red and yucky but you can see something covering. Actually the right eye (facing in this pic) is not as red and he opens it more. The left which you can barely see is the worst and the one he keeps closed.

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I am pretty sure that's just the third eyelid coming up and covering part of the eye - that's pretty common when there are eye problems.

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Ahhh, good I hope thats all it is. Well I hope its nothing really but especially nothing too painful or much for him. He must be stressed or in pain because his numbers are little higher today.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:42 PM
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For some reason, the only good pictures of this are of cats:



http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/cat_eyes.aspx
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:44 PM
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I'm glad you posted a picture! Definitely the inner eyelid coming up. That's a much better picture than anything I could find online.

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Old 07-15-2009, 03:47 PM
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Given that it's in both eyes, I'm guessing it's broad inflammation rather than an ulcer. It would be unusual to have ulcers suddenly appear in both eyes simultaneously.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:10 AM
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Kai woke up looking much better but as the morning went it started looking bad again. I decided to cancel the appt with the old vet and this was a perfect time to see the new vet. I LOVE the new vet!!

First of all it is just conjunctivitis. Whew! $11 drops. They did the dye/black light test and no scratches. I also had them aspirate a new lump that was hard but no issues with that thank goodness. Then we talked about his diabetes in general. He wants a few spot checks before we do another curve. I actually upped Kai's insulin to 27U 2x a day starting yesterday since his numbers are still so high. So after about a week I will start some spot checks. Then they will do a curve once we know he is in a stable number group. He also said they have better results with the human insulin on the large dogs so we might switch. Anyhow I feel so much better with a fresh look at him.
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That's great news!

You may see the blood sugar drop as the eyes start to feel better.

I'm really glad you liked the new vet - that he's a fan of NPH is a good sign. One of the problems with Vetsulin in large dogs is having to inject such a large volume of fluid.

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Oh and I forgot to mention he was up too 88lbs!!! Thats about where he was before all this started. He is liking that new food.
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Great news!!!!!
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