As promised, our senior vet rang us just after midday.
As soon as I mentioned him removing the lump in her mouth, he knew exactly which dog we were talking about.
Richard is ‘old school’. He tells it like it is, cares about the animal and appreciates anxious ‘doggy parents’ like me.
There seems to be three scenarios,
one: that it’s a tear duct/saliva gland blockage in which case we can carry on as we are in keeping it clean,
two : it’s an abscess on a tooth which can easily be removed, and
three: worst case, something else in the eye socket which could require drastic surgery. We won’t go there, though the wound is some considerable distance below her eye.
In order to know exactly what is going on though and where we go from here, Maggie will be having a head X-ray next week when they will inject a dye to see the route the fluid is taking.
I cleaned it this morning and it wasn’t too mucky. She’s had her breakfast as normal and has enjoyed some chicken and rice, plus treats. I walked her first thing and she performed the businesses as usual. Hubby has also taken her out and although she didn’t do anything she was quite content. I’ll be taking her out again shortly, but she’s dozing at the moment.
Poor baby, but we’ll take care of her.