sobesmom Posted November 2, 2015 Share Posted November 2, 2015 This is just weird. I noticed the other day that Diana seemed to have a dent over one eye, or a protruding cheekbone. I convinced myself it was a protruding cheekbone (optical illusion making it look like a dent) because it made more sense to me, and took her to the vet. Maybe swelling from a bad tooth? Nope, it's a dent in the head. Apparently she has nerve damage in her face. Don't know why, it just happens sometimes, and it's caused the muscle above her eye to atrophy. The vet speculated it could be from a long-term pinched nerve in her neck or elsewhere, or something like Bell's Palsy that people get, or a brain tumor. Regardless, the vet offered no treatment, or diagnostics that would't be crazy to try, and he won't. Her eye and mouth aren't drooping (yet) which surprised the vet. She's not in any pain and doesn't seem to have any issues from it (yet). It must've been going on for a while for the muscle to shrink away, but apparently I never noticed. You can really only notice it if you look at her straight on, which never happens because she's never still (except in sleep). Apparently it's not that common since the vet had the other vet in the practice and all his techs and assistants come look at her. (Or it's just easier to see on a greyhound face). Of course, Diana just loved that! The vet wouldn't speculate on how quickly she'll start to loose sight, mouth function, or whatever else. Her eye is dilated and non-reactive, but her vision seems ok. She's got chronic kidney disease, has lost 9 lbs since April, and now has a dent in her head. She's still the happiest, sweetest dog ever, and shows no signs of discomfort at all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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