I’ll start off by saying. It’s been a hell of a week. My 13 year old poodle was diagnosed with diabetes last Friday. He literally went blind over night. I started him on his insulin twice a day. And he seemed in ok spirits.
I brought him back to the vet on Wednesday, as he had yellowish green gunk coming out of his eyes and he was bothered by it. The vet diagnosed him with conjunctivitis and prescribed eye gel and we were on our way. Today, he wasn’t at all himself. Seemed so sad and not wanting to get up or eat. I knew something was wrong because normally, he’s ravenous with his food. I brought him in to find out he had glaucoma. The vet didn’t seem to hopeful treatment would work. But I’m not ready to give up on him.
He did mention surgery. But he also didn’t make me feel like it was a good idea. Just his energy. So I chose to do the drops and try. If they do not work. I don’t know what to do. I do not want him to suffer as I love him so much. He’s been by my side for so many years. But I don’t want to give up on him either. I’m heartbroken. Will he improve or am I chasing a dragon?
UPDATE: My poor boy had to go to heaven today. I’m devastated. Just gutted.