So its been almost two weeks since my Hen ate mountain laurel and her face/eye swelled shut (face swelling is not a normal side effect of ML poisoning). I treated her with VetRx and ran her through a course of Tylan 50. When that failed to make an impact I took her to the vet who game me some meds and boosters to feed her as well as had me hold cold compresses to her eyes 3x a day and give her childrens benadryl 2x a day. Other than her obvious issues with her face/eyes she is a healthy chicken who eats and drinks well.
My question is: Can the cloudiness in her eyes ever go away or is this a sign of permanent blindness? I have no issue trying to nurse this one back to health as she is incredibly sweet and will let me hold ice cubes directly to her face and she just coos away, she take her meds willingly and when im done coos gleefully. But if she has no chance of ever seeing again I think it would be best to go ahead and cull the poor girl as she can not live in a small box in the basement forever.
It was VERY hard to get a shot of her cloudy eye but after icing the swelling was down every to open it a little. The last picture is a picture of one of her sisters to show you what she should look like.