The latest news on Odin....we just got back from seeing the specialist again and we will be having his eye removed this Friday. The swelling has gone down considerably but it still isn't healing properly and the odds are very high that the swelling will become recurring. The infection is within the eye itself and thankfully hasn't spread.
Although we feel really badly about having to do this, our outlook was changed tremendously while we waited to see the vet. Two of the dogs that came in were in far worse shape than Odin and were doing quite well. One was a boxer who had lost her front leg and the other was a scotch collie that had lost the use of his hind legs and was motoring around in a wheeled trap. Neither of them looked unhappy with their lot, so we know that Odin will get along just fine with one eye. I think God wanted us to see those dogs so we would not feel so badly about what we're facing.