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Old 10-13-2010, 03:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Some of you might remember about Prick and that he lost his eye. Well tonight i went to feed him and there was blood in his cage. I checked for his right eye and sure enough its out of the socket. I feel like Ive failed him as an owner now that hes lost his eye sight.


What can I do to make things easier for him? Im going to call the vet in the morning about surgery so theres no risk of infection.


Edit - As Im cleaning his cage to avoid any infection Im noticing that the blood is VERY fresh, not even caked, not dried which suggests it happened within the last few hours but Ive been home and in my room for a while now and even when he was running in his wheel there were no sounds out of the ordinary, no sound of him falling off his wheel or hitting any part of it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Both of his eyes have now been injured or was it the same one? Sorry i'm a bit confused.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't blame yourself. Our Emma lost an eye and it happened in the middle of the afternoon. I had gone in the room to get the baby that was going to a new owner, went back in again within minutes and Em's cage was blood covered and her eye gone.

There may be something going on that has caused the eyes to be lost. A while back on one of the lists there was a hedgie who lost one then the other eye and I believe it was caused by a tumour. Perhaps glaucoma or something that caused him to dig at it.

He will do just fine being blind.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Both of his eyes have now been injured or was it the same one? Sorry i'm a bit confused.
He lost his other eye earlier this year. He just turned 2 recently.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Um, failing as an owner would be plucking out his eye yourself.

You discovered the situation and you're taking him to the vet. That's what a responsible owner does, not a failing one.

So sorry, that had to be horrible to discover!
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm sorry you both have to go through this. You are being a great hedgie parent. I can't imagine what would have happened to him if he didn't have someone responsible like you. Or someone who cared enough to check on him & notice his injury. I hope they can find out what the problem was.



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Old 10-13-2010, 10:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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And how exactly did you fail? From what I just read your first concern is the health of your baby and how to make his life easier and of quality. That does not sound like a failure to me.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh, I'm so sorry - that must have been a shocking experience, to say the least! It sounds like you've done everything in your power for him and that you will continue to do your best with Prick. I don't think you've failed at all. Best of luck to you and to him with his surgery.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry! I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery!

As for making his life easier, try keeping everything in the cage exactly the way it was, so he can stay familar with his surroundings.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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This is a dumb question- How does the eye comes out of the socket that easily? I agree with everyone, you're not a bad owner. Things happens, just repair it and move on. Just will be a little bit different than before. Hang in there!
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