Late last week I noticed a couple of bumps or lumps on Nikki's right
eyelid, above her eye. She's been bitten by mosquito's around her eyes
before and it swells up but disappears after a day or two. This time the
swelling didn't go down and by yesterday (Monday) it had been going on five
days and the lumps weren't going away so I took her to see her vet last
night. He's a professor at the University of North Dakota and has a small
vet business on his farm in the evenings.
He took a look at her eyelid and couldn't figure out what the lumps
were or what might be causing them. He also found a third, small lump
forming on the lid under her left eye that I hadn't noticed. He cut one of
the lumps on her right eye open to see if it was infected and fortunately
it wasn't. We're guessing that she might have gotten into something outside
that she's alergic to but we're not sure. He gave me some antibiotics,
eyedrops, and ointment and told me to watch them in the next few days and
let him know if there is any change.
The lumps don't seem to be bothering Nikki at all, at least as far as I
can tell. I was worried about her eye but the lumps appear to be only in
the eyelid and her eyes appear to be healthy. In fact the vet said I've
been taking good care of her eyes but he doesn't know what the lumps are.
I can't think of anything she might have gotten into that would cause any
allergies or irritation and there have been no abrupt changes in her diet.
At this point I'm at a loss. I'm hoping that the lumps will go away in a
few more days. Has anyone else noticed anything like this before? - - Les
Les Hilliard & Nikki the Super Shih-Tzu