Hi everyone! Thanks for being here, I need some compassionate and understanding dog loving friends right now.
Two years ago I decided that I needed a small dog. I mean really small. I found a woman who breeds Imperial Shiatsus. Rosie came home at 9 weeks looking like a hamster or maybe a chipmunk. She fit right into the family. Rough and tumble, not afraid of the big dogs, loves to be in the sidecar of the Harley! Wow! What a score!
She is now 16 months old and 5.3 pounds of real dog. About a month ago I noticed that she was having difficulty seeing. I took her in to our vet and he said he thought she had detached both of her retinas and recommended a canine ophthalmologist.
We took Rosie in and sure enough she has bilateral retinal detachments, glaucoma in the left eye and bilateral vitreal dysplasia. She was born with the dysplasia and so even though her rough and tumble behavior probably exacerbated things it would have happened at some time. After two hours of testing and medications and prognosis it was determined that the best thing to do would be to remove at least the glaucoma eye and probably best to remove both eyes.
I am mortified but at least I won’t lose my girl. Lucy’s story has given me lots of confidence and eased much of my anxiety and I thank you so much for sharing. I will share Rosie’s progress with all of you in hopes that it will help anyone who is going thru this.