Post # 17
Wow, the vet just called me after looking at Sophie’s eyes today and said the one that ruptured looks much better today, the hole is smaller and it looks like its trying to heal. The other eye that is on its way to rupture looks worse however… She said although she gave me a pretty grim picture yesterday, her outlook is different today. She doesn’t want to remove they eye. She wants to do the 3rd eyelid flap on both eyes to give the corneas time to heal, hopefully. It wont restore any vision, it’s strictly so the cornea can heal, but she *thinks* she may still have a small amount of vision left, so with that being said, there’s no way we can take her eye now! Oh I hope and pray this works!!!
Post # 18
@farmgirl2106: yeah, we had this one lanced, anthey sewed her ear toegether. She got another one soon after, but I couldn’t afford the surgery, and so it crumpled, and I felt horrible 🙁
We have 2 pups now. The white one, also a shih tzu, we got a few months before we put our old one down. The brown one, a cocker spaniel, we got about 3 weeks after.
Post # 19
@soon2beMrsGP: Thanks. It was really difficult for me. It was a whole saga. We’d had her in to the vet for something in Nov, and they basically told me she was going to die over night (congestive heart failure) so I left work, and thought I had to do it right then – I was devestated. (think about a 28y/o woman crying hysterically on the phone with the vet – classy!)
anyways, she survived the night, and the next day, etc. and then we took her in a few weeks later to lance her ear, and they had to do all this bloodwork, and xray her heart to make sure that she could withstand the meds to put her under, and it turns out that even though she had a murmur and fluid in her heart/lungs, it was compensating just fine – wasn’t enlarged or anything. So she lasted until March when she just started fading away.
Post # 20
@Khumble: i found out 2 weeks ago that my 11 year old shih tzy has congenitive heart failure. He is on medication to help him but he is still really tired and coughs here and there. We have been talking about putting him down lately. I is heartbreaking I love him so much