September 7th 2007 12:27 am
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Bubba came to Boston Buddies with advanced cataracts that limit but do not completely eliminate his sight. Today was Bubba’s first appointment at Eye Care for Animals to get a handle on the exact nature of his eye problems and find out if he would be a good candidate for surgery to restore his vision.
Just like many humans, Bubba doesn’t like going to the doctor. The fact that he doesn’t see very well make him feel unsure in new and unfamiliar locations. He waited anxiously in the exam room for the arrival of Dr Hoffman, listening carefully to every sound out in the hallway.
First a friendly vet tech came in to check his vitals. He thought that she was there to receive kisses but he eventually agreed to let her listen to his heart.
Then Dr. Hoffman came in check him out. She put special drops in his eyes examined them closely using various cool, high tech devices.
He was obviously not too pleased with this but lucky for him it was all over quickly and he got to give more kisses to everyone involved.
Dr. Hoffman explained that his cataracts were quite advanced. Obviously, it’s better to perform this kind of surgery as soon as the problem is detected, but sadly, Bubba’s previous owners did not seem to care enough to do anything to help him. They just dumped him in a shelter so we have no choice but to pick up where they left off.
There are three more tests that needed to be done, in order to determine if his sight could be saved by removal of the cataracts. Also, Dr Hoffman explained that Bostons do sometimes suffer from certain complications after cataract removal. The test results will need to be obtained and analyzed in order to decide what will be best for Bubba.
Bubba doesn’t know any of this. He was just glad it was over. On the way out, he stopped to make friends with a sweet little girl pup.
Everywhere he goes, Bubba makes everybody smile.
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