Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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This morning while washing Boo Boo’s face so I can put drops in his eyes, I noticed the right eye looked funny and seemed swollen but weird in it’s shape, I put the cyclosporine in gave him his heart pill and prednisone then breakfast. I looked at his eye about 10 minutes later the whole eyeball was red at first I thought it was the third eye lid, it was not; I realized there was something seriously wrong at this point. We headed to the Vet, by the time we got there it looked like some thing had ruptured in his eye; he did not seem to be in any pain.
It seems Boo Boo has now developed secondary glaucoma, we have been watching out for this, he has an exam with an eye doctor twice a year and his pressure checked at the vets often. This came on very fast, when I ask what caused it, the vet said there was nothing I could have done, and nothing could change the out come as Boo Boo has not been able to see out of his eyes for about 12 yrs. There are many different reasons in Boo Boo’s case that may have caused it: PRA, advanced cataracts, dry eyes, lens luxation, auto immune issues including his Addison’s. It really does not matter why, its more what do we treat.
Usually people try to save the sight but Boo Boo’s already blind, removal of the eye is what would normally be suggested, of course Boo Boo’s case is a bit different as he is now 15 has a rocking heart mummer and a enlarged heart. Boo Boo has no pain at this point, glaucoma is often very painful. So for now we will try to control the pressure and if his condition becomes painful at any point we will remove the eye as the only other option is not an option, because Boo Boo still has quality of life. His eye will always be unsightly looking from this point on as it filled with blood in the aterier it will remain red and misshaped. The good news is Boo Boo can’t see it, he still is eating and romping.
Boo Boo goes back to the Vet on Monday to check if there is any change. Please say an extra prayer for Boo Boo.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
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