March 19th 2008 6:13 pm
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I had a terrible spike in my ocular pressure Saturday morning and lost my sight.
Today is day five without my sight and everyday I become more confident. The vet says I’m walking in circles sometimes because I’m “mapping out” my surroundings. I may need a snout guard to help cushion the **bumps.** Yesterday, I found my food and water and made my way outside without a lead. Stairs are scary, especially going down, but they get easier to maneuver every time I take them. I’m a bit weary of strange dogs, but I my office “furiends” have been a big help with alleviating my fears. They all met me at the door yesterday morning and I was VERY happy to have them around me.
I’m learning a lot of new voice commands like stop, downstairs, upstairs, and bump. Of course, She never leaves my side and always offers encouragement and reassurance.
I'm going to have surgery to have my eye removed on Tuesday. Relieving any discomfort from the increased pressure will help me adjust much quicker.
A heartfelt thanks to “everyfur” that has reached out through Paw Mail, with Gifts and Rosettes, and in the Forums to wish me well and offer kind words of support, advice, and hope; they are a cherished comfort.
When I'm not sleepin', my tail is still waggin’ non-stop!
A Poem from my beloved pal Sammers:
Poem about a Blind Dog
by Sherrill Wardrip
I cannot see you Mommy, when you cuddle me so near.
And yet I know you love me, it's in the words I hear.
I cannot see you Daddy, when you hold me by your side
But still I know you love me when you tell me so with pride.
I cannot see to run and play out in the sun so bright
For here inside my tiny head it's always dark as night.
I cannot see the treats you give when I am extra good
But I can wag my tail in thanks, just like a good dog should.
"She cannot see. The dogs no good" is what some folks might say
"She can't be trained, she'll never learn She must be put away."
But not you, Mom and Daddy You know that it's all right
Because I love you just as much as any dog with sight.
You took me in, you gave me love and we will never part
Because I'm blind with just my eyes, I see you in my heart.