May 15th 2008 7:59 pm
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Princessa here and boy does getting older seem like a trial of aches & pains. A couple of days before my birthday (5-1) my mommy noticed that I was squinting a lot and that my right eye was all watery. She knew form the experience from last year that it was not a good thing (I had an eye ulcer last year at this same time, but it cleared up. Mommy took me to the Vet on Wednesday, 4-30 and sure enough there was an ulcer but in my right eye this time and it was bigger that the last one. The Doctor put me on antibiotics and pain medicine and hoped that would clear it up, but it got worse. On Friday, 5-2 my eye looked like it was melting and we went back to the Dr and he immediately said that my ulcer had turned into what is called a melting ulcer, which means that the eye is actually melting. I got a bunch more antibiotics (even one from a regular pharmacy) and the Dr said he heard at a conference he had gone to just a month or two ago about making a serum out of the animals own blood helping eye injuries, so they took my own blood and made a serum out of it just for me.
Since the antibiotics and other medicine had to be put into my eye every 2-4 hours and at staggering times, my Mommy and I didn't sleep much over that weekend, but eye looked better when we went back to the Vet on Monday. But wouldn't you know it something else happened. That evening at dinner time one of my sisters accidentally hit my eye and busted it open. I was in a lot of pain, but we had to wait until the next morning to go back to the Dr.
The next day the Dr. said that all we could do was to try to save the eye, but maybe I wouldn't be able to see out of it anymore. That some of the fluids from my eye could possibly cover up the hole and help with the healing process.
Today, Thursday (5-15) we went back to my Dr. and he said that it looked 75% better and for us (Mommy & I) to keep up the good work and to keep on putting in the antibiotics and serum in my eye. He thought every thing would work out for me, but will not be sure about having vision in my eye, but I am hoping for just a little bit!
To all of you Pug parents and parents of other doggies like me who have big eyes keep a special look out for things that could injure us. My Mommy blames herself, but the Vet said that something like this could happen to us no matter how good we are taken care of because we have such big, beautiful eyes!
I will try to write in my diary my progress whenever I feel good!
To all of my friends, take care of yourselves and your parents!
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