Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Had to break the sad news to our daughter that her doggie was suffering and that his eyes needed to be removed. She had been on holiday and we were waiting for her to return so that we could discuss the vet's findings and see how she felt about it all. We have done a lot of research on the internet about glaucoma in dogs and apparently it is not uncommon. The level of pain experienced when the eyes are swollen is very severe, like a migraine headache.
We have decided to go for the eye removal without the prosthetic eyes because Zorro shakes his head around so much when he is "killing" his ball, there is the possibility the glass eyes may dislodge. We also saw a bit of information about prosthetic eyes causing ulceration and having to be removed anyway. It seems that the best thing is just to have his eyelids sewn together - less opportunity for further problems.
Thursday is the day and we are feeling really awful about it all. We hope it all goes well.