How our human lives changed on Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015. Tasha our 9 yr old Akita has just been diagnosed with glaucoma with blindness (totally blind in right eye) and left eye 22mmHg pressure and looking crappy. Anyway, my husband came home from work Wednesday, Tasha not being herself. Face swollen and acting like she didn’t know who was there. Husband called her, staggered towards him and immediately knew something wasn’t right.
Trip to Vet (just down 1 mile from house). Physician examined her, did eye exam and found 60mmHg pressure in right and 22mmHg in left eye. Discussed this whole thing with my husband and advised to see eye specialist.
Following day, we say Eye specialist. She confirmed what our vet said, and prescribed more eye drops. Have to follow up in 5-7 days. So, the bottom line is Tasha is currently blind in her right eye and most likely will be blind in left eye here shortly.
It’s not about her being blind that is hard; it’s torturing her to get the darn eye drops in the eyes. Muzzling her and holding her down is not how we want to remember our girl when the end of life comes. Bottom line; any advice on easing this process. We can live with her blindness but can’t deal with torturing her with these eye drops if the end is still her being blind.
God love her.