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30 May 2010 @ 06:59 pm
My poor boy can't get any breaks!  
As you may (or may not) know, Ozzy has one eye.

Yesterday, we noticed him squinting a lot and his eye was watering real bad. He wouldn't keep his eye open. When we finally got him to open his eye, there was a thick cloudy blue film OVER his eye (not in his eye like cataracts would be). We took him to the vet right away...and he has an ulcer. :( An ulcer is the reason why his first eye had to be removed, after it wouldn't heal. I feel so bad for the little guy! I'm 99% sure he can't see anything right now, and if he can see, we think he might be able to see shadows.

Anyway, we took him to the vet and the better news comes here...she said we caught it really early. It's about the size of the tip of a pencil. She gave him an anti-inflammatory/pain reliever oral suspension to give him in the morning, and we have to give him eye drops and put eye ointment in his eye twice a day. She said right now, since we caught it really early, there's a pretty good chance his eye will heal just fine. She said that she thinks that right now, we're probably looking at giving him eye ointment once a day after it heals. Which is absolutely fine and I'm more than willing to whatever it takes to keep his eye. Not for my sake, but for his. If he did go blind or have to have his eye removed, I'd still keep him, no doubts about it. He's my baby boy and I love love love him. I just want him to live the rest of his life in amazing bliss after the hell he had to go through before the rescue found him.

So I'm praying really hard that his eye will make a complete recovery, or even a decent recovery where he at least has some sort of vision if he can't make a complete recovery. I just feel so bad for the little dude and even though he's not letting it really effect him too much, I still just feel bad.

The vet said he may just be prone to ulcers, or because he already had his one eye removed, his other eye may be trying to produce extra tears/whatever else is needed for the eye, to make up for the other eye. She said that this is why she feels we may just have to do the daily ointment, which will be no bother to me. I just want to save his eye! :(

Anyway, please keep him in your thoughts/prayers/whatever you do. :) We go back in a week to see how it's healing.

My boys watching Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs together. :)
I am feeling: sadsad but hopeful!
Jessi: beware of dogmissbadexample on May 31st, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
I hope everything heals up okay. I'll be praying for him.
Ericaohboy09 on May 31st, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
I really hope so too! Thank you!
AJPmakenote on May 31st, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
I hope his little eye heals quickly and he's back to normal soon! You're such a good dog mommy!
Ericaohboy09 on May 31st, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
I try my best to be a good dog and human mommy. ;) But thank you! I hope it heals up good for him.
Susanbusysuzy on May 31st, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Poor Ozzy! I'm glad the ulcer was discovered early in the game. My girl, Bella, has issues with eye ulcers too and almost had to have her eye removed last year. Still has her eye and all is good enough! We will be giving her drops every day for the rest of her life, but that's no big deal. I'll be thinking of you and Ozzy! Keep us posted.
Ericaohboy09 on May 31st, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear Bella's eye was good! I have a question...it might be harder for you to answer because she has both eyes anyway, but when she had that ulcer, did she seem blind in that eye? I'm just wondering because I'd like to hope that the blindness he seems to be suffering is just from the ulcer and is only temporary and will come back once the eye has healed. It just worries me that if he's blind now, he'll stay blind even if the ulcer heals.

Thank you and I'll be sure to keep y'all posted!
Susanbusysuzy on May 31st, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, her vision seemed compromised until the ulcer healed. And she seemed "shy" on that side for a while afterwards. It took some time to heal completely (I think she was further along than Ozzy when we realized what was going on). She seems completely fine on that side now.

I'm hoping you find the same with Ozzy. You're a good mom! Hang in there.
Ericaohboy09 on May 31st, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Well that makes me feel a little bit better! Thank you. :) I mean, I will love him regardless of his ability to see, or how many eyes he does or doesn't have. I just want to try to keep this eye as good as I possibly can for him for his sake, you know? I'm really glad we caught it early. He seemed perfectly fine the day before, and then the next morning I noticed he was squinting his eye and it was watering a little bit, but he was also laying in the spot where the sunlight shines in, and it was really bright, so at first I figured it was because of that. But as the day went on, he was still keeping up with the squinting and stuff, so I got a little concerned and coaxed him to open his eye with a treat and that's when I seen the blue film thing covering his eye and my heart sank because he already only has one eye, so I'm not taking any chances with it. :-p
C.a.t.h.i.e: Eiffel Tower keychain_simplyinlove on May 31st, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
awww poor guy! we'll be thinking of a healthy recovery for his eye and for a healthy eye thereafter. Also, give him lots of kissies from VIolet and I :-)
vixvix on May 31st, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
Keeping you guys in my thoughts and hope all turns out okay with his eye -- if it's any consolation, pups do adapt easily to new situations, so if the worst should come to pass, he will find a way to get around. Just means less furniture-moving on your part, I think. Keeping fingers crossed that it never gets to that point, though. He is an adorable guy.
Genevieve: hogwartsalwaysgenevieve on May 31st, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
that picture of them is precious! i really hope his eye is going to be ok! poor little dude!
For Silas.: Peedee boyforsilas on June 1st, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Said a prayer for dear Ozzy!