Dog days
Saturday, February 26, 2005

Had some bad news yesterday. Was at home for my Dad's birthday and our dog had been unwell. They thought she might have conjunctivitus, then an infection. Yesterday they took her up to a specialist who said she had glaucoma in her left eye, rendering it totally blind and would soon develop it in her right eye. This is due to pressure developing in her retinas from her drainage canals being at the wrong angle. To relieve the pressure, which causes major headaches, both eyes will have to be removed.

I'm not dealing with this very well. For one thing, I've always had a phobia about eyes being damaged. I couldn't cope with losing my sight, I really couldn't. And now my dog is going to go around without any eyes in front of me. The children who used to bound up to her thinking "cute dog" will now be frightened of her. And I don't know if she'll cope with the change (she's 6 years old).

This just sucks.


Saturday, February 26, 2005 9:20 AM


I'm sorry too -- it does just suck having bad things happen to such innocents. She's lucky to have good people to love her like you and your family though, and with help she will adjust -- and be alive after all.
I had a cat, Barnaby, who lost an eye after a fight (what a scrapper!) -- at first it did bother me quite a bit, but I loved him, he adjusted and so did we.
I wish the best for your dog and your family.

Saturday, February 26, 2005 8:11 AM


Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. I know what you mean about the phobia concerning eyes. Eyes gross me out.

Perhaps the vet can give her glass eyes? I don't know anything when it comes to this subject, but it may be possible.

I'm so glad she has a family that loves her as much as you all do.


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