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My dog was hit by a car and has a swelling on the brain. His

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My dog was hit by a car and has a swelling on the brain. His eyes are totally dilated leaving him blind. What should we do ? What can our vet do ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Rebecca :

HEllo,

Rebecca :

I am so sorry to hear about what happened to Giz. How long ago was he hit? Is he at your vet?

Rebecca :

My name is***** am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

Is he being treated for this problem?

Rebecca :

Usually we use drugs like mannitol to take down brain swelling, and sometimes steroids.

Rebecca :

They are given by IV injection or drip.

Customer:

It happened three days ago. He spent two nights at the vet's as he had a dislocated elbow and a cut on another leg. I brought him home today but have to bring him back every day for pain relief injections

Rebecca :

If he has had brain swelling and pressure for 3 days, it is possible the blindness could be irreversible.

Rebecca :

Did they treat him with mannitol, or anything for brain swelling?

Customer:

Is there anything that can be done ?

Customer:

I don't know

Rebecca :

Yes, possibly. If he were mine, I would seek a second opinion with a specialist, like a neurologist.

Customer:

Thank you.

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

Rebecca :

If he was not treated aggressively for brain injury, I would find a vet who can do this.

Customer:

Can you advise me how to do that ? I live in Northern Ireland

Rebecca :

I am in the US! You could ask your vet for a referral.

Rebecca :

Is there a veterinary school/ teaching hospital near you?

Customer:

I will check. Thank you again. I can't have children and he is my youngest baby

Rebecca :

Good luck with him.

Rebecca :

You are welcome.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
thank you for the great rating. I hope he is doing better soon.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Maeve,
How is Giz doing?

Rebecca
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Rebecca


We have just returned from a two day trip to see an eye specialist,


Unfortunately he wasn't there as there has been a death in his family.


we have to reschedule an appointment.


The consultant who was available gave Giz a good going over and could find nothing else wrong.


Giz is exhausted from traveling but he is in good spirits otherwise.


He is very clingy and becomes distressed if either my husband or I are not with him.


Thank you for asking but I really have nothing to report.


The consultant said she would prefer not to sedate him for a scan if it isn't necessary i.e. until after the eye guy sees him

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the update. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with or answer.

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