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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Sometimes life just plain sucks

This post is a complete downer, so if you don't want to read it, stop now.

My dog Odin is sick and I feel heartsick. We had taken him to visit #2 son on New Years Eve and while he was there he started blinking and favouring one eye. The next day (New Years day) there was all sorts of 'goop' around his eye. We thought it was an eye infection. Yesterday the eye seemed much better and we decided not to take him to the vet. Today he had a problem in his other eye and the original one had turned greyish in colour. That alarmed us so we rushed him to the vet where we found that he was now blind in that eye due to a sudden onset of glaucoma. Now we are battling to save the sight in his other eye and also to prevent the pressure from requiring removal of the blind eye.

We have drops to give him and he's had a needle. We see the vet again tomorrow and will be making a trip on Monday to the nearest emergency vet hospital to find what the long-term prognosis will be. Maybe the pressure can be reduced and he won't lose his eye totally and, even more importantly, he won't lose his sight in the other eye.

This isn't the most flattering picture, but the only one I can find readily.....


  1. Anonymous7:00 PM

    oh bummer, I'm sorry.

  2. Oh Mary Anne this is so sad. Who would have thought something could happen that fast. He looks like a sweetie and I hope they will be able to save at least the eyesight in the one eye. Keep us posted. Sometimes sewing isn't always that important.

    Extra Hugs


  3. MA I am so sorry to hear this -and like you say --life just sucks sometime.
    Big hugs to you all.

  4. Mary Anne, I'm sending extra hugs in your direction, so please make sure Odin gets one from me too. He looks like a gorgeous pup, hope you get some good news about his eyesight soon.

  5. what a rotten start to the new year! I hope it (and your dog) improve quickly!! {hugs}

  6. Poor Odin and poor you. i hope he is ok - he looks so sweet.

  7. AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWW He's SO cute!!! Looks like the type that has you wrapped around his paw :}
    I hope he's feeling well soon and that things can be fixed for him--he looks such a lovey.

  8. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Geez MA...Hope that goofy doggie gets better real soon. From now on I promise I won't even flinch when he sticks his nose on my leg or snoops in my lunch..get better Odin.
    Mrs Noofy

  9. oh,that's not fair, he seems to be the cutest dog on earth? I hope you can save as much as possible of his sight. Many positive waves to you!

  10. Oh Dear.
    But maybe he'll manage with no sight. My dog can barely see and she does ok.Its a bit tricky when we walk and she strays a bit, but generally she knows where we are.
    Keep your chin up.

  11. #2 son here.... He is the best dog in the world. Thank you all for your kind words. I hope he can keep his vision too. I dont know what I would do without him.


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