Last Tuesday I took my dog Maisie – a springer spaniel who is 2 and a half to the vets as I noticed all of a sudden her eye didn’t look right. Her right eye was cloudy, both eyes look slightly swollen and uncomfortable. The vet checked her over and said she has uveitis and conjunctivitis. We left the vets thinking it was a simple infection that would clear up.
By Thursday I noticed she really wasn’t her normal self. She’s always been so happy and bouncy. So again we went back to the vets, they gave her more antibiotics and metacam. They wanted to see her again Monday.
Monday came, took her in, the vet said there was no improvement in her bad eye and we needed to see an opthalmologist. I felt panicked, everything was happening so quick. We saw the opthalmologist on Tuesday.
This is where our little world got turned upside down. We were told after all the testing she had a genetic fault with the makeup of her eyes. They didn’t drain properly like they should. This has lead to glaucoma in her right eye. The pressure should have been 14/15 hers was 75. I was devastated. Just as I got my head around her loosing her right eye he dealt the second blow – her other eye would eventually go the same way. I was gutted. As it stands at the moment the pressure in her right eye is what it should be.
She had her right eye removed yesterday (Wednesday) and we picked her up today. She seems to be doing really well but the thought of her being completely blind terrifies me. What if she doesn’t cope? What if she ends up depressed? Or becomes agreesive? She’s so young I never thought we would be going through this. I thought we would have so many years of a healthy dog. I’m finding the whole thing very daunting, constantly checking for signs of the other eye becoming inflamed. I’m driving myself and everyone around me mad! I just want the best for my dog and know we are making the right decisions. Any happy stories and advice would be amazing!