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04 June 2010 @ 03:46 pm
Small update on Ozzy and a bunch of pics. :)  
I posted on Sunday about my poor Ozzy having an ulcer in his eye. He's been on an anti-inflammatory/pain reliever, eye drops, and eye ointment since Saturday evening and it really seems he's making progress! His check-up is on Monday, but he's already starting to act more like himself. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, he was pretty lazy and would barely ever open his eye, and it kept watering. None of that is typical Ozzy behavior. The past few days his eye is almost always open and he's been playing again. He's still having a hard time seeing, but from what I can tell, the ulcer is definitely healing. On Saturday, his entire eye was covered in this thick blue film. That film is starting to go away, and you can see the brown in his eye again, but it's still covering the black part of the eye, so he still can't see too well. But shrinking blue film is a good sign, right? I'm pretty hopeful that his appointment will go well on Monday! Thanks to all of you that have kept him in your thoughts/prayers...it seems to be working!

After his eye is all healed, I want to go talk to a doggie ophthalmologist. We're 99% sure he's developing a cataract in his eye. I don't believe it's fully developed nor does it cover the whole eye, but half of it has that cloudy appearance. I also want to ask if there is a surgery or something they can do for him to help prevent further ulcers, or see what they recommend to help us try and keep them away. He's only 2 and already only has one eye, so we want his good eye to be in perfect health for him! We're not rich people who can afford that kind of surgery, so I'm going to start making dog collars and homemade dog treats and selling them on Etsy, to my friends/family, and set up a table at the local dog park on weekends to try and raise some money for it. I've also considering taking the stuff into pet stores and see if they'll help sell it for me. I really want him to have a good eye so he can see and experience all the great stuff this world has to offer, ESPECIALLY since he's still so young!

Anyway, I'll get you to the good stuff....pictures! There's also a few days of his eye progression in there. AND he got a new collar today, and he looks very handsome in it. :)

So this is how his eye has looked the past few days....getting better!





Ozzy with his daddy. ;)

The doctor said that the red in his eye is a good thing, and that it's his body trying to heal his ulcer. :) And my son, Nathan, really loves to help me play tug-o-war with him. I won't let him do it himself because sometimes Ozzy tries to put more of the rope in his mouth, and I don't want him to accidentally bite Nathan, so Nathan will hold onto the ends and I'll put my hands in front of his, and we'll play for a good 30 or 40 minutes, and Nathan is laughing the WHOLE time. But it's really hard to get a picture of that. ;) I'll have to remind my husband to take one sometime.

He's taken over my son's couch. I KNOW my son has to love him because he'll share his couch with him. Nathan doesn't share his couch with just anybody. haha

New collar! And I promise it's not too tight (I can easily fit two fingers in there), he just has some really thick fur on his neck.

And Nathan also thinks it's the coolest, most fun thing EVER to walk him. I won't let him walk him around outside because he's way too little to hold on tight enough, but he has fun doing it in the house for a few minutes when we get back from a walk.

I guess you can say Ozzy has made his way into our hearts, home, and family rather quickly. I really love this little guy - we all do. And my son just thinks the world of him! I am so glad my son is going to have a great dog to grow up with! I grew up with 4 dogs and some of my most fond memories were with my doggies. Dogs are simply the best. And I have REALLY fallen for this breed, too! My husband and I already decided that as soon as we buy or rent a house with a yard, we're definitely adopting another one. Maybe even more. ;) I've always had big dogs, like pit bulls, dobermans, golden retrievers, labs, etc. and never really got on with small dogs, but there was (I think I said this before but I'll say it again) this Boston I met about 7 or 8 years ago, her name was Lucy, and I really loved her (I actually had never heard of the breed before I met her, either) and decided that once I grew up (I was early-mid teens) and was on my own, I definitely wanted to adopt one. But I never thought I'd fall in love so hard! I never expected to prefer a Boston to a pit bull. ;) haha

And I love seeing all your guys' babies. I'm really enjoying this community. Have a good day!
I am feeling: lovedIn love with the Ozzman!
Susanbusysuzy on June 4th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
Your joy with Ozzy makes me smile! Bostons are just the GREATEST, aren't they? As you can see from my profile pic...I'm a big fan.

Yes, the red is a good sign. It means blood is going to the eye to help with the healing or something like that. I remember the same when Bella was healing. She has cataracts developing too. We go to a doggy ophthalmologist at least once a year now to keep an eye on (haha) the progression or lack thereof. Bella is older, so surgery is not a preferred option for her if we can avoid. And so far, so good with that. Just the daily eyedrops for ever and ever, which I don't mind doing one bit. Just remember, no matter what, Ozzy is going to enjoy his life because you all love him so much.
just another daynympha on June 5th, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
OMG I love him! Really hope he gets better soon. He seems like hes keeping high spirits :-)
Genevieve: hogwartsalwaysgenevieve on June 5th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
awe i love when you post about Ozzy. I can tell how much love there is for him!! I hope his little eye heals up really quick!
Amber: I love my Bostonchancepuppeh on June 5th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
My Oscar loves to play tug-o-war and it can go on for hours if you let it. He'll start with one person and move to the next as that person gets tired.

I've been sending good thoughts for you and Ozzy. Also, Bostons are like potato chips, you can't have just one.
Jessi: beware of dogmissbadexample on June 6th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
I've been praying for you guys. I'm glad things are getting better!
Wanda Richelieu of Re Duh, O Ran Gie, and Yelloshortdariwanda on June 6th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear some good progress on the baby. Bostons are a great replacement for a big dog if you don't have the space! They are big dogs trapped in a little dog's body! XD Tito thinks he's big all the time! Good thoughts are being sent by all three of my babies and myself!