I have been very fortunate to have found this blog, to read everyones stories has truly been a bandaid to my heart. Thank you to everyone who has posted pics, stories, and experiences from everyones journey as i hope my story can console anyone who is confused or curious how it is to have a blind dog.
The morning of Sonics surgery i was very comfortable and secure on my decision to have his eye removed.I prepared myself by reading this blog, searching online, and looking at pictures. Again sonic is a 12yr old husky who was diagnosed with glaucoma. Enucleation of his left eye was his only option at this point. I dropped him off at 730am and picked him up at 1. the surgery itself went quickly and good. I was worried the whole time waiting for the phone to ring anxiously. Keeping myself busy making sure our home was comfy, and ready for his post op return. When i picked him up, he had a cone on and was bruised. he had some slight dry blood. he walked pretty normal until he was put in my car. The whole drive back which was only about 15 min, he cried and cried.
I was not prepared for that one. The Dr. reassured me huskies tend to be very vocal on their pain, but in no way was i prepared for him crying so loudly and non stop. I felt hopeless. The anathesia was coming off and it felt like it was getting worse. Poor guy. Throughout the night his cries became softer but they did not stop. he slept next to me and I messaged him the whole night it seemed. Finally we both felt asleep.
The next day came along, and what a 360! His tail was raised, he was almost back to himself. He has 4 days in from his removal and each day is def getting better than the next.