Rugers eyes are not healing. We now have ulcers on the top of his eyeballs as well because he's squeezing his eyes shut so tightly, his eyelashes are turning in and rubbing there. He's been miserable for a month. I'm so frustrated.
Wednesday my vet is going to sedate him, debride the ulcers and do a radial keratonomy on them (not sure I'm spelling it correctly). She will make tiny grid-pattern cuts over the ulcers which will allow new epilthelial cells to stick and grow on. She will also insert contact lenses over his eyes that will stay on for 10 days.
This is our last straw. If this treatment fails, we will be at the eye specialist and I don't know what else they will try (my vet is currently working with the eye specialist on Ruger's treatments).
I'm just sick to my heart that my boy has suffered with this for so long. I know he is absolutely miserable. He needs relief to get his eyes to heal.
Any good thoughts you can send will be appreciated.
all my best thoughts...
been there done that - and the wee dog is doing GREAT now so there is hope - honestly
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
Sending good thoughts..
Oh my goodness - I didn't realize that he was still suffering so - Healing thoughts on their way pronto!
Oh Linda, I am so sorry to hear that! Will be thinking of you and Ruger. Please keep us posted.
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I hope this works for Ruger. Good luck, poor guy!
You know Jeb and will say a prayer. Give him a hug..
Bayou Bay's Jeb's Trouble Too, RN, CGC
Good thoughts for Ruger (and you)!
Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. - Cree prophecy
Sending healing prayers for Ruger and for you, too.
Just seeing this, Linda. I'm so sorry it has come to this. I hope they can get his eyes cleared up. Has he developed Entropian? That's were the eyelashes turn inward on the eye. This can cause all sorts of problems including ulcers. Call me and keep me updated.
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