I don`t know what your financial situation but I paid for a specialist eye vet to look at Candy.
The total cost for consult, eye pressure test, ultrasound, sedation and finally the tablets to cure it was £200.
I found that to be quite reasonable when you consider what I have paid to my own vet in the last few weeks. Had I seen this man earlier the cost would have been reduced drastically.
Went back for Candy's appointment, he is pleased with her progress.
He has given her 10 more days on steroids and antibiotics and hopefully it will clear it up.
He says she does have some sight in her eye but there is a cattact (de ja vouz) which will need treating sometime in the future..
FAO Dewitch. He did mention her blood pressure was a bit high, and this can detract from a dogs healing, might be worth checking Bears?
Candy had to have a second ultrasound today Although the news is OK it
isn't what I wanted to hear. Apparantly the clots on the back of her eye have started to heal but........ one has attached itself to the back of her
The problem now is as it heals it will shrink and the attached bit will pull her eye back, thus causing less and less vision in that eye. Our only hope is the tablets will allow it to heal without shrinkage and keep the scar where it is.
Surgery could make it worse.
She is quite poorly tonight after being knocked out for the ultrasound. Looks like a night vigil is coming on.
DW goes on nightnurse mode.
Well, Dot, one or more Yanks will be here through your night (which is evening to us). You're always welcome in the Late Night Club UK.
Sorry to hear it didn't hasn't gone as hoped for Candy.
I am sorry too
hope it all goes well
All the best, Dot!
I just realized, when I said Yanks, Kitten does not include herself in that description because of her Native American heritage. She might pop in for a while, but she said she is designing TEN THEMES, so she is busy.
As an aside the eye vet was chatting to me afterwards, he said eye care in humans is far more advanced than pets.
He did consider going into it deeper and ordered a pair of surgical scissors for the purpose.
He promptly sent them back when he received a bill for £700....
Also most most eye care drugs are for human use as they arent available for animals.
To determine how good the results are, it's hard to get the dogs to read the eye chart. . .
And cats want people to read everything to them
And, while you read to them, they like to smell your breath. ("What! Did you eat fish without telling me?")