Saturday, June 20, 2009

Good news and bad news but not terrible news.

Ok, since I am a positive little dude, I'm gonna start with with the good stuff - first, I want to thank everyone for all the healing vibes because I can feel them and they're starting to help. Everyone has been sooooo supportive in my eye ordeal and so nice to come back and read about my stupid, boring, dumb eye and not skip my blog to read about more interesting and uplifting stuff.
Second, when I got home today from being at the vet with my mom all day again, there was a box by the door and my dad was all to my mom "what did you buy now" and my mom was all "I don't even remember" (which she said kind of freaked her out - that means she has a problem, right?) But anyway, the box was addressed to none other than little ol me! And it was from my super good friend Mason Dixie! And what she sent me is a bag of BBQ squirrel cookies made by 3 Dogs and a Chick and they are soooooooo good! I nomed right away and I have spent a lot of time begging for more. Thank you so much Mason Dixie - you are pawesome!
And now on to the bad news - my eye isn't healing, so they needed to do another grid keratectomy so I can regrow a new cornea because my other new one sloughed off which is totes gross and totes painful. So now I am on seven medications - SEVEN - and only three are oral so I am pretty much getting medications all the time. The only good thing about going to the vet with my mom other than being able to hang out with her at lunch time is that she puts anesthetic drops in my eye throughout the day so at least for that time I can't feel it.
So for the not terrible news - if this grid takes and my eye heals, I won't have to have surgery. If I do have to have surgery, it will be at the ophthamologist and it will suck and my eye will be sewn shut for a week or two and it will be really spendy and I'm glad my mom has a credit card. So everyone, more paws crossed and sorry for the gross eye pics. My mom bought me an eye patch at the drug store but it's too big.

This is me reading the card.

OMD! BBQ squirrel!

Yes, please!

Thaaaaaank you!

And these are all my meds.

Pee S - my eye was numb in the pics so it doesn't look so bad because I will open it all the way then.


Mason Dixie said...

I am so glad the treats made you feel better. You are a great pal and I really do hope your eye heals soon. I looked for a dog eye patch but could not find one that I thought suited you. =) so hope you liked the treats. =)

Duke said...

Those are such cool squirrel cookies! How thoughtful of Mason! Our paws are crossed that this latest treatment works and you don't have to have surgery, Ike!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Sounds complicated. If you can afford it, having the little guy's eye popped out might be the best thing in the long run. He won't miss it once he recovers and he will be pain free.

I had a dog who had to have her ear drums removed and her ears sewn shut. She was adopted and after two years tied up outside with no medical attention, her ears were pretty much shot. In that case, the surgery wasn't optional, but I do want to say that once she recovered, she never seemed bothered at all. Dogs do adapt.

Good luck. This must be very difficult.

Mango Momma

Mack said...

Dude, we're rooting for ya all the way!

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh least you still you have an appetite! I'm sending lots and lots of healing love and licks.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lorenza said...

Hi, Ike!
I really hope you will not need the surgery! Be a good boy and let your mom give you all the meds so you will be better soon!
Paws crossed!
Those cookies look delicious! I can see you enjoyed them!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Ike! Thanks for sharing that good news, and so sorry to hear about your eye. I so hope this treatment works so that you are feeling better really soon!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Paws khrossed fur woo!

I'm pretty sure lots and lots of treats will help too!


Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Our paws are crossed for you - our house has been through a lot of surgeries (between Mom, Dad, my little-big sister, my brother Ben who crossed the rainbow bridge last December) and they are No Fun. (Our Mom has credit cards, too, for these emergencies!) Hopefully all of those meds will make it so you don't have to have surgery.

*healing kissey faces*

Joe Stains said...

Geez dude get that eye better already! I don't know that I can extract a Tanner eye without getting Doofus Juice all over it and we cannot have THAT in your handsome self.

Jen and Suki said...

Ike, I have been totally absent from DWB lately but I have been thinking of you a lot! I hope your eyeball gets better soon and your cornea grows back or new or whatever it needs to do. Sorry you're having a rough summer so far!

<3 Suki

Pee.S. I heard that your dad came into my dad's work a few weeks ago. Mpls/SP is so small!

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! 7 meds! What a full schedule that must be!

Glad that you have drops that will take the pain away, because that really does sound painful. I hope it really works this time because the surgery thing really doesn't sound like fun at all!

I showed Jaymie the photo of you eating your treats. She's jealous!

Stanley said...

Hey, bud.

Bummer on the eye front, but I think those BBQ squirrels will make a HUGE difference in the healing process. That Mason Dixie sure is a sweetpea!

We are all sending goober smooches directly to your googly goober eye. I'm sure you'll feel the impact, but I hope you also feel the love oozing and radiating out from your eye to the rest of your body. HOpefully that cornea will grow back and you'll also be very relaxed in the process.

Goober love,
Stanley (for Stella, Merv & our girl)

Jackson and Patrick said...

Oh noes! We hope your eye heals. We used to get eye scratches a lot and eye medicines are NO FUN! GET BETTER SOON!

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

keeping our paws crossed and sending healing vibes

get well soon

woodrow sweetie mj

wally said...

OMD! Those are the same faces *I* make when eaterating! So awesome. I am so sorry that your eye hurts and you have to take all those meds. I will send you corgador healing with my brain.

wally t.

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