Friday, March 13, 2009

Diva's Disastrous Day

Poor Diva.
Last night she and Hubster were in the backyard playing Diva's favorite game (Throw-The-Ball-And-I'll-Bring-It-Back!) and Diva was momentarily distracted by something (squirrel?) and in that horrible split second, the hard plastic ball Hubster was throwing hit her (HARD) in the face.

We didn't realize it at the time, but it hit her in the EYE. Apparently REALLY hard in the eye. (Normally he uses tennis balls, but all the tennis balls had been lost in the woods... the only ball available was a hard little plastic ball... which made this injury much worse...)

Anyway, by bedtime, her eye had swollen completely shut, was oozing Gunk (the scientific term), and she looked miserable. She was avoiding light and wouldn't let us inspect the eye at all.

So, long story short, I got the first appt. this morning at the vet and he confirmed my suspicion - she has a badly scratched cornea but will be fine. He did a full exam and sent us away with two ointments to put in her eyes (THAT should be fun). Ultimately, she will be fine.

So, poor Diva Darling is now napping.
She's definitely NOT her normal self; however, she still insisted on being Alpha Dog at the vet, and barking and being a Bad Ass to all the dogs in the waiting room, with her one Pop Eye.


3 Peas in a Pod said...

Aww poor Diva. Here's a funny story for you. When I was 18 I was putting my mascara on and I use a safety pin to separate my eyelashes (I know, I know, STUPID but I still do it!! :0)) and I poked myself in the eye and scratched my cornea so badly I couldn't drive myself to the dr. It really hurt. Poor Diva. She can't tell you how much it hurt. Hopefully it feels better today. I remember mine feeling better after the drops went in. I wonder how all of the tennis balls got lost in the woods. Hmmmm? :-)