ouch...my eyeball! (the BIG update, pg. 7)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by miss_jayne, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    my sweet little comet just pecked my right eyeball! not the lid, not the brow, the EYEBALL!

    (BTW, she doesn't have a name yet, but i am thinking Miss Judge might be good!)

    she had hopped up onto my shoulder and was snuggling my head. i turned to talk to her and then....WHAMMO!

    i seriously have pain and cannot see well. it isn't watering and i am not rubbing it to keep the inflammation down, but i think there may be a trip to the
    Triage tonight.

    any ideas? suggestions? it is really red, hurts like mad and i have washed it out with eye solution. i can't see near or far at all.

    if you're a praying person, i could use some right now! thanks guys!
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We have a bird that pecks everything named Hannibal.
     
  3. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bout the only thing you can do yourself is to keep it flushed out really good. If it continues beyond tomorrow, you will need to get it looked at.
     
  4. crzychickenlady

    crzychickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This has happened to me a few times. Unless it's bleeding, you should be fine.
    The blurred vision will go away soon.

    I had one girl get me thru my glasses!! We always warn people about her now, we say, "don't get too close, she's a face pecker!"

    It hurts like crazy and you can't see anything...I could barely even open my eye for a few hours, but it does get better after awhile. By this evening it will be fine.
     
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Tonight?? [​IMG] Why would you be waiting?? Unless you cannot get there mid-day waits are much shorter than evening...

    I would never fool with an eye peck. Cold packs? Flushing with saline?

    Seeing a doctor??
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    thanks for the input! it burns like nobodies business and is swelling quite nicely.

    i think it would be okay to take some tylenol or something? since it's pain and all?
     
  7. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Rooster-Red just had that happen to him a few weeks ago. Why don't you PM him for some advice. His was wicked painful.
     
  8. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Ooooooo, go see the doctor!

    One of the guys on here, RoosterRed? maybe?, just had that happen and he ended up with a scratched cornea and has to wear a special contact and medicine.

    Don't take chances with your vision - that's got to hurt!
     
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    I have WHAT in my yard? :

    Tonight?? [​IMG] Why would you be waiting?? Unless you cannot get there mid-day waits are much shorter than evening...

    I would never fool with an eye peck. Cold packs? Flushing with saline?

    Seeing a doctor??

    i am not allowed to drive because i have seizures. my husband works 1hr and 15 minutes from home. he will probably leave early if he can to take me.

    our neighbor is on the board at the hospital, so if i go to triage as soon as hubby gets home, she will call and have them get me right in. (we even get the CEO of the hospital to visit and personal nursing! in fact, my daughter needed stitches and got rolled in like a queen right past ambulances!)

    so if i can just make it long enough till he can get home, it'll be okay.

    and i'm with you, eyes are nothing to fool around with. you only get two!​
     
  10. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I wouldnt waste anytime with my sight and would go to the doc immediately. You don't want an infection to set in. Chickens peck all kinds of things on the ground, that is now in your eye. Go in right away.

    good luck

    Nancy
     

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