• Richard posted an update 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Picked up my gorgeous 5 year old Yellow Lab, Boris, from the vets today after he had his second eye removed due to severe Glaucoma. We all tried so hard to keep the pressure under control but it kept spiking.
    I am still hurting as I write this. He is snoring on the sofa next to me, without a care. In time I will add more and this is day 1.

    • It’s a tough road when your dog gets glaucoma. I know the feeling exactly.

    • Oh my gosh, I am so sorry for all Boris and you have been going through. My chocolate lab George who I adopted a year ago is completely blind, and just found out he is prob headed for the same surgery soon-with increasing pressures in his left eye, 65 at visit with vet on Saturday. Trying to get in with eye specialist as soon as possible, anything we can do to delay needed to take the eye. I bet Boris will feel so much better soon-once the eye is out the painful pressure should be gone. Take care, Holly

      • Hi Holly, and thankyou. He is adapting so well already and as you say the headaches from those extreme high pressures are now gone. I combine old familiar walks with new ones to give variety throughout the day. Am looking forward to getting his head cone off on Thursday. Let us know how Holly gets on. When our dog loses an eye, it is a very emotional thing, for us humans, but they are still beautiful. Richard 20190702_222231

      • We just had double eye removal surgery and the guilt is killing me. Does it ever get better. My heart breaks every time I look at her. I hope we did the right thing.

        • Yes it does, the first few days I too felt so much uncertainty. I started keeping a notebook to look for signs that he was improving and marking out of 10. After a few days he was getting more sure and confident on walks. I had one or two regular walks, only short distances and he started to appear as if he was enjoying life. I then noticed that the tail was wagging more. I bought a K9 chew toy to stimulate him, which he has taken to, and now vary his walk a couple of times a week. After a week he went back to the vet for a check up, and received so much love. So YES it does get better, life is just different, and I think the pangs of sadness will stay a long time. Your dog is still your beautiful baby, give her lots of love and she will return it.