Eye Ulcer enucleation Tucker

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  • #3523

    Nancy
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    Hello,
    My dog Tucker scratched his eye on Easter. Long story short, turned into ulcer, many procedures w/specialist and 3 months later, they took his eye. After that surgery, his other eye got very red and inflamed, the whites and the lids. The eye doctor said it was probably allergies. Well, it got worse and he scratched his eye. Now it is turning into an ulcer. His eye ulcers don’t heal. He has been through so much over the last 4 months. I can’t put him through procedures, surgeries, meds that make him horrible sick, the cone and all the rest that goes with it. I just can’t. He has suffered too much already. In the middle of all this, he had to have 4 teeth removed. He’s 11.
    He’s had 3 surgeries in 2 months time, 2 for the eye and 1 for his teeth. I am very careful what I put into my boy, so this whole process has killed me.
    Has anyone else had the problem with the other eye getting red and inflamed? No one seems to have an idea other than allergies. He’s never had allergies before. It breaks my heart to think he could lose his other eye and be blind, but at the same time, he is in pain, has been on meds for pain for a long time, antibiotics, nauseous and I’d rather him be blind and pain free. Is that horrible to say?
    Can anyone give me any advice?
    Thank you so much in advance.

  • #3524

    Kristy
    Member

    Hi Nancy-

    So sorry to hear about Tucker. Check out the Facebook site Blind Dogs. There are two actually. Blind Dogs – Owners and Supporters is the other one. Many of the same people belong to both. We all have blind dogs and tons of people there to support you. And just so you know, we would all rather our dogs be blind and pain-free. Blindness is not a death sentence. Most of our blind dogs are totally happy. Mine is 13 and happy and joyful. Living in pain is terrible. You are thinking like a mom that loves her dog.

  • #3525

    Nancy
    Member

    Thank you so much!!

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