- Oct 29, 2003
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The yearling I am showing (well, it would be!!!) has sliced her eyelid vertically from the eye down (God alone knows what on, whatever can happen.....) The cut is about 1/4 " long. Anyway it is clean, I have cleaned and applied antibiotic cream and given a/b's internally as well. Also a tiny aspirin sized dose of Banamine as she is neurotic (and in pain, poor baby) It is hanging open a bit because of the nature of the wound. Keep clean and free of flies I can deal with. I need to know if anyone has had any success with stitching a wound this close to the eye (the eye itself is fine) I am not being mean but I have had a lot of Vet's bills just lately and if all the Vet will do is say she can't stitch that close- it is the actual eyelid on the bottom- give me painkillers and a/b's and charge me $300.00 (going rate) then I can do without it, quite frankly!! If it is stitchable I will happily foot the bill somehow. I have dealt with serious eye injuries (loss of eye in Rabbit's sire ) and am not afraid of going this alone, but, if it is fixable, I'll go for it.