I'm getting kinda tired of these updates. Oh well! Bottom line, the vet was just as unhappy with her eye as I was. There is some scar tissue building on the eye, and a slight amount of stain uptake still. Meaning, it's really not healing like it should. I'm going to do ointment on it a couple times a day for the next few weeks, and try to give it a chance. At some point, though, I'm pretty much expecting to have to remove it. My mom keeps telling me not to feel guilty for not shelling out for the whole 12-16 weeks of treatment, and I'm trying to keep that in mind, and tell myself that Mira really won't care very much about being blind compared to how much I'll care. At this stage in my life, and hers, it really wouldn't be sensible to spend thousands more on trying to fix a stubborn infection that probably wouldn't clear up anyway. I just hate having it not respond to everything we've done already. In the future, if I ever have any injuries like this again to any of my horses, I will ask the vet for an antifungal prescription for the first week, as well as the antibiotics and serum, to prevent any possible complications like this. I know this kind of complication is pretty rare, but I would rather spend the money and prevent all this.
On the other hand, he did remove the lavage catheter from her eye, so any discomfort that might have been causing is gone now. She never did seem bothered by it. I think those are fabulous inventions! Now that it's gone, I can clean her face and mane without interference :-D
Anyway, that is where things stand right now. I had technical issues with my typing job today, so I got a bit of an unintentional break this afternoon, which was nice. :-)
Ciao for now!