No, this isn't like the hair of the dog. Although I've needed that more than a couple times.
The graph will continue to receive a blood supply through the flap connection until it attaches itself to the surface of the eye. If all goes well, it will become part of the surface of the eye and serve as a permanent patch over the hole. Once the orignal blood supply is no longer needed, the vet will snip away the flap part and the corner of the eye will heal on its own. The sutures holding the eyelid shut come out in the couple weeks. The ones on the graph a couple weeks after that.
When everything has healed, we will see a small gray spot on Brandi's eye and she'll see a small shadow but other than that, she'll have her eye and her vision. As I said, remarkable.
In the meantime, she's a one eye dog and it's got her pretty confused. She bangs her head into things on that side because she can't tell where they are. I expect her to be adjusting right about the time the first stitches come out.
Now, as long as no one tells my husband what I paid for this little miracle, everything will be fine.
How about you? Ever gone way above and beyond for an animal you loved?
Unwriting progress: From the original 150,000 words down to 111,618. (I'm at a dead stop here. Muse is working fine, life keeps intruding.)
I'm currently enjoying: Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian
Quote of the day: “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” - Roger Caras