Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Glaucoma..Just go on and wheel me to Denny's
Friends, I got some not-so-great news yesterday. I have GLAUCOMA in my left buggy eye. See, mom has had a feeling for a few months that something was wrong with my eye. Dad took me to the vet and had it checked for scratches, but they said it was fine. Long story short, we went back and insisted on further tests and got the verdict.
It is in the very beginning stages, and the vet man said that he can't believe we noticed it so early. A Mother knows!!!
Boo. Mom has cried, and I had to get a bunch of tests where they prodded my eye-ball. Maybe Andy Cohen can cheer us up...
I told her she could even post this goofy pic of me in the cone of shame. Take note, I do NOT have to wear one, we just tried one on in case of emergency.
Here's the deal: Due to catching this as early as humanly possible, we can treat the glaucoma with drops twice a day, and hopefully keep it from progressing (though there are no guarantees). I really am not affected by it very much at this point other than my eye looking red, and not seeing well at night. Gotta watch my other eye like a hawk to make sure we catch any warning signs.
Coco was sad for me too, but we are all determined to keep things in perspective. There are so many pups out there with horrible injuries/conditions and my little problem doesn't even compare. Heck, we have even met some pups who don't have any eyeballs at all! They do just fine and are happy.
Note from Mom: I am happy to do anything necessary to take care of my baby Kitty. We got her one month after we got married, and she is really like our child. She is happy and playing like usual, so I know she is feeling fine. Even if she loses vision she will learn to cope, the only thing I am worried about are the migraines that result from glaucoma for pups since a pup won't really let you know they are in pain. Any advice from you guys would really put my mind at ease. Thanks!
Sorry for the monstrous post..