|Taken the day after Christmas, just 4 short days later...|
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Nessie has Buggered Her Eye......Again.
Nessie the Monster, Duchess of Hagg
will be 10 years old on Friday, December 28
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The poor old girl has gone
through so much with her eyes.
Thankfully, she is on the mend.
With all the busy hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season, it's hard to find the much needed rest that my ol'fart body really desires. It seems that the best part of my day is the part where I'm finally crawling up into my really fluffy, comfy, warm and toasty bed. Don't get me wrong. Hard work, dog training and lots of friends to attend to keep me happy, healthy and young --(at heart), at least. But dragging my tired behind up into that bed at night and snuggling down into my blankie is the 'Ahhh' moment of my day.
So, I know I've mentioned to you before that Nessie has had to endure some eye injuries at the paws of her young Chamberlains. I mean she's old like me and they play so rough......she's had a time of it keeping them in line.
A quick call to the Vet who wasn't open yet... I left a frantic message, brushed my teeth and threw some clothes on. By that time, they were there and called me back. His biggest fear when we arrived was Glaucoma. He first put the stain in her eye to check for corneal scratches. Yay.....the only good news so far, that the stain didn't stick to anything. So he numbed the eyes and checked the pressure. Wasn't good. She was 17 in the good eye but 26 in the swollen eye. He put her on a steroidal drop, Neo-Poly-Dex, to reduce swelling. He'd have to recheck on Christmas Eve before he could determine what was going on.
My heart was filled with hope and I told Nessie that I was going to make her eye feel better. It wasn't as bad as it looked and I didn't believe that she had glaucoma. That wasn't going to factor in. I was 'willing' it to be so. No scratched cornea. I was leaning on the good news and I diligently gave her the drops 4x's a day for the next 48 hours. By the time we went to bed on Sunday night, I was loosing my hopeful attitude. The eye had not changed at all.
We had an appointment for recheck @ 9:30am the morning of Christmas Eve. I opened my own eyes with fear and trepidation on that Monday morning. And what to my wondering eyes did appear? But a wee Nessie Monster with her eyes all so clear! Happiness! Wiggly dogs and happiness! No worries according to the Vet about the Glaucoma. Not that. Must have been some kind of trauma. What? Who knows? But she's suddenly better. She will stay on drops til the 4th when she will be checked again, but happiness abounds because we are all in good health.
Next; Nessie gets a blood work up ahead of a dental exam......that will happen on the 4th also.
Posted by Brenda Haggai
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