Sonic is a lovable sweet dog, he has been with me and my husband for 11 years now. He is such a fur ball. He has one blue eye and one brown eye.
On a hot summer day in August he was let in the house to keep cool once i returned home my family let me know he had hurt his left blue eye in some sorts. I immediate thought he got stung by a bee or some bug if he was left outside. i took him to the vet and they gave him some drops thinking he had an infection or a possible foxtail.
Two days went by and no change. I called everywhere to get a second opinion we ended up going to an eye specialist and yup it was too late. They diagnosed him with glaucoma on his beautiful left eye. there was no saving the eye, the disease was ugly and fast. He went blind.
They gave me choices. lots of them. I was overwhelmed. I was alone. No one can prepare you when your at the vet and to get the news your dog is suffering is just so heart breaking. I literally like lots of people here thought my dog was dying. there was no hope.
I called my husband, he consoled me and told me lets try the eye drops. which was one option. The others were completely remove the eye, inject the eye, or prosthetic eye. All were not good. We went with the drops. we got prescribed 4 medications. for 3x a day. it was a mission, but he was doing so well!
Two months went by and he was like a new dog. until the 4 month. His pressure has spiked back up and we have run out of choices.
We have to remove the eye now. Its been so hard dealing with how his eye will be shaved off, the stitches just everything he has to go thru, but reading everyones story has helped me make the decision that it is best for him to relieve this awful pain. The struggle we have to face now is not making the appointment but finding the money resources to help pay for the surgery as the surgery is costly. I also don’t want to wait to long to seek any help due to his being in pain. The search has been a struggle but i have found some links to help. He is now still taking meds to help him sleep and keep him some what comfy till surgery date comes about.