Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Carly and the eye saga
Carly is my 9 year old girl. Sheís very healthy, no arthritis, etc. About 2 months ago, her eyes suddenly sunk in, and got very red and baggy. I thought she was having a stroke. When my vet saw her, one eye had had almost gone back to normal, but her right eyeball had started to swell. He was stumped, and said he had no clue what was going on. Her eyeball was filled with blood. She was acting perfectly normal, chasing the cat, playing with Scarlet, eating, drinking. Nothing out of the ordinary. It didnít appear to be an injury.
So I made her an appointment with the eye vet. The pressure in both eyes was in the normal range, and after examining her, said she was stumped too. Her eyeball was big, and red, and didnít appear to be painful. She did say that we could try and treat with drops, but in her opinion Carly would ultimately lose her eye.
Back to my regular vet for lots of bloodwork, which was really good. Healthy old girl. The two vets talked back and forth, and today Carly had her right eye removed at the eye clinic. Iím sad, and a little freaked out, and feel overwhelmed. Antibiotics, pain meds, cold packs, hot packs, keeping Scarlet away from her. Argh. Sheíll have to go to work with me until her eye heals.
I brought her home about 45 minutes ago, and sheís very loopy. She got on the couch for a few minutes, but then slithered off and got in her crate in the mud room. Unfortunately, the Amazon guy dropped off packages at my front door, and she blasted out of the crate, barking. Ugh. Sheís back in the mud room right now.
Oh, yeah. Of course Scarlet comes in heat today to top it all off. Kill me now.
~ Diane ~
CARLY ......... Ch. Lauremi's No Reservations (AKC GCh pointed, HIC)
SCARLET ..... Lauremi's Almost Wasn't (AKC pointed)
and absent friends... SAGE ~ Lauremi's Whim Z v Jakmar ~ AKC major ptd, HIC ~ 2010-2015