Any news on Piper's eye?
We just got back earlier today from her 2 week re-check. And as expected, she is blind in the eye. The doctor said her cornea was clearer so he could see more into the eye, and did in fact see that the growth/tumor she had lasered off the eyeball last year had grown into the eye and that is what is causing the pressure / glaucoma. So the bad news (for me anyway - she'll feel better) is that the eye will be removed a week Thursday but the good news is that he is confident that it is secondary glaucoma as a result of the growth and I shouldn't have to worry about it appearing in the other eye.
She seems fine - still been on some pain medication, and the eye didn't really get any worse, but is still a bit larger and red at times. I had some people who noticed it and others who asked which eye, so I feel a bit better that I didn't notice anything right away. It's hard to say when the pressure started building, but hopefully she'll feel better right away.
I'll post again after she has the procedure.
I was wondering as well, thanks Garth for asking!
Great news all around, the surgery will make her feel so much better and you will not be worried that she is in pain - after the surgery Piper will rebound so quickly. Glad to hear that it's secondary glaucoma and there isn't a chance of it affecting the other eye.
Please keep us updated about how her surgery goes!
Kim & Crew
Beautiful BC, Canada
JL Member since July 1, 2002
Fear Nothing. Live for Everything.
Poor girl. Sorry she has to go through that but honestly, she'll do better without it & the pain. Once the cone comes off after 10 days, she'll be a happy normal dog again. I think it hurts us more than them emotionally but it really is the best thing to do under the circumstances.
Please keep us updated. It's really important to share these stories to educate other people & prevent more dogs suffering like Buzz was when I adopted him.
Just wanted to give an update on Piper. She had her eye removed with no issues at all today She's now at home and resting pretty comfortably. She certainly looked much better than I expected (google images can be trouble!!) - very little swelling or oozing so far. But weird seeing half her face shaved. She's also up and moving about on her own already. We'll be taking it easy the next few days...but she's still as beautiful as when she went in
Thanks for everyone's support and info.
Great news! Sending healing thoughts.
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
Glad it all went well. It wont be long before she's back to normal. Give her something extra special for dinner. She deserves it after what she's been through & a big hug from Buzz & I.