October 26th 2012 9:55 am
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One thing we learned as dog/cat pawrents is to trust your gut. You, not your vet, or the vet tech, or the specialist, live with your pet. We found things with the Chicago Crew that might not have been discovered for months if we'd waited for their next semi-annual physicals.
Dixie developed Glaucoma around Oct 10th, while we were away in Arizona. A trip to see Dr. Mullings the morning after we got back resulted in some human-grade Glaucoma drops & an appointment with an ophthalmologist several days later.
The ophthalmologist decided it was Secondary Glaucoma. More tests, two more drops, but four days later, even higher eye pressure found at the recheck appointment. But, do we have another appointment with them? Nope. They want us to go on a fishing trip with our vet to try and find the root cause of the secondary Glaucoma-systemic disease or neoplasia-before they act on the eye. Covering their butts? Or just being thorough? Who knows...
Dixie isn't eating well, Dixie isn't sleeping well. Eye pressure in the 40s is said to cause pain that is likened to a human migraine. Vision hasn't returned. Enough is enough. We are going to get a second opinion Monday. This ophthalmologist treated a dear friend's blind dog and has seen several dogs adopted from Chicago English Bulldog Rescue.
Pawrents, do what YOU think is right for your dogs/cats. Don't wait on others to make those hard decisions for you.
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Dixie our beautiful Black Pearl, we are surrounding you with love, hugs & prayers!
We are sending healing thoughts and prayer♥ The vet Momma worked for always said..A Parent knows their fur and as a Dr it's his job to find out what's going on.
Love and Hugs,
Lexi and Family
Paws crossed that you feel better soon.
Sending prayers to Dixie. ((( hugs )))
Sending all our love & lots of POtP to your sweet Dixie. We hope the appointment with this vet will determine the cause and they will be able to pinpoint what is going on.
Dixie is in the BEST of hands with you!
Love, Hugs, & Prayers,
KJ, Rain & Teresa
Totally with you on this.
We are their voices....WE know them as you rightly say.
Even if the second opinion comes back the same as the first...it too is another path tried and eliminated
Love you and yours Dixie Beep