Kaci Lynn is old Black Mouth Cur mix, who is a little less than 10 years old. Kaci Lynn was a rescue. A veterinarian, who was our neighbor, placed Kaci with us when Kaci was about 11 weeks old. She is a gift from God.
About 6 months ago, my husband and I started noticing Kaci stumble when she step off of a high curb and we thought it was her legs that were the issue. We noticed that Kaci was a little slower and we both thought she was aging quickly.
Over Thanksgivng we were out of town with our dogs and I realized her eyes were not right. When I handed her a treat, I realized that she was not sure where it was. She did not want to go up and down stairs. She stumbled slightly.
When I got home I took her to her primary vet and he sent me to an Opthamolsogist. Yesterday, Kaci and I went to see Dr. Fife and we left knowing that Kaci has Sudden Aquired Retinal Degeration Syndrome. Kaci has some sight, but Dr. Fife thinks she will be completely blind within 3 weeks or so.
Kaci has been so active. She has her own social life of going to visit friends at their houses, going to dog parks, and going on long walks. Kaci has her own routine of fun and games and now, with less sight she is more cautious. I am sad for Kaci, but I know my family and friends will help Kaci adjust.