Friday, February 26, 2010

An update from the vet

Droopy here

Well Momma dragged me to the vet cause my eye was all scary and ouchie yesterday even though it looked better today. Our vet's name is Dr. Bell and Callie and I love her even though she likes to poke and prod us.

Now I had to have eyelid surgery about 18 months ago. My eyelashes had curled under and were scratching my eye so Dr. Bell preformed an eyelash-ectomy. She went and removed the piece of eyelid where my eyelashes grew so I have no eyelashes for my left eye.
Don't I look pitiful?!?!?! If you biggify the picture you can just see the stitches in my eyelid.

So when momma brought me to Dr. Bell, she noticed I had more little brow hairs hanging in my left eye and irritating it so now I have to have yucky drops put into my eye. Three drops a day for a week, then two drops a day for a week, then one drop a day for a week. The drops should clear up the scary redness that momma sees.

Well that's the good news. Now the bad news.

The vet noticed that my left eye was kinda cloudy looking so she put drops in it and shined this bright light in my eye. Not cool lady!!!!! Dr. Bell told momma that she was seeing some pigmentation on the lens in my eyes which means I'm developing cataracts and I need expensive surgery on my eyes so I don't go blind.

Momma doesn't have any experience with cataracts so she's kind of freaking out. Does anybody out in the doggie bloggie world have any experience with cataracts that they'd share with us????

I'm sticking close to mom right now, gonna go nap on the couch.

Sniff ya later,
Droopy (and Callie too)


  1. Droopy,
    That is really a sad photo of you. It sounds like all your troubles are in one eye, right? If it doesn't hurt you, then it might be better to just leave it alone. You will still get around OK with your right eye. I don't know how they do that cat rack surgery on doggies, but master just had his done and it took a really long time for it to get better. Plus it was very ouchie and it didn't quite work right and they needed a second procedure, but doggies can't tell you if it came out right or not.


  2. We can not help, we don't know about cat rack either. I hope your eyes are not to sore.

  3. Poor Droopy, we are no use either although we have some experience in humans!
    Bailey is blind in her left eye and it is all clouded over which we thought might have been an untreated cat rack!
    However the vet thinks her blindness is more likely to have been the result of a trauma.
    Sorry about the drops - we really don't like them at all!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  4. Woof! Woof! You don't look good in your photo but hope you are feeling n getting better. Sending you my Golden Healing thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar