|Barked: Fri Apr 2, '10 6:41am PST |
|We got the word that Mogwai is going blind. She doesn't have cataracts, she has weird crystals forming in her retina. There isn't anything they can do to fix it, in fact, they said they've never seen anything like it before. No idea how much longer she has. It is to be expected, because she's 13, and already deaf. She is having a lot of trouble seeing in the dark, and starting to have trouble in the light also.
I think it would be a lot easier if her total health was failing, but it isn't. She's super happy, rambunctious and energetic, and loves walking, and watching "doggie tv" out the window. Those are the two things that make her happiest, and she is about to lose it. Heartbreaking!
She walks anywhere between 1.5 and 4 miles a day, every day. She has no joint issues, and no other major health problems. For 13, she really is in great shape.
So, how will our walks be affected? Will she still be able to go for walks? Will she still want to go for walks? Will she get depressed?
Is there anything I can do to make it easier for her?
I know it will be difficult, because she's so active, but I really have no idea what we are in for. If you've had a dog go blind, please offer any advice you can! I just have no idea how we are going to function if she can't see, AND she's deaf.
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