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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sometimes life just plain sucks

We have had a rotten day - totally. Those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile might remember what we went through with our dog Odin last January, when he ended up having one eye removed because of glaucoma. At the time, the specialist felt that the disease was the result of some sort of infection. Odin was so good about the whole ordeal and has been getting along quite nicely with only one eye.

This morning, we got up and noticed he was having problems with his good eye. Over a thousand dollars later and rushing him to yet another specialist over two hours away, he now has four medications he has to take/be given for a week at which time an assessment will be made. The specialist isn't holding out a whole lot of hope, but at this point we will try and do what we can.

After a week we will know whether the treatment has worked. If is hasn't, we will have to put him to sleep. We are well aware that blind dogs get along quite well - however, we have stairs which can be a danger and also my 88 year old dad who uses a walker to consider. Also two cats that wouldn't have a whole lot of understanding and would be quite likely to claw him if he stumbled into them.

As I said, sometimes life just plain sucks.


  1. Oh MA I feel so bad for all of you. Poor Odin. I do think that if it doesn't heal that putting him to sleep is probably the humane thing to do for him. How do you explain blindness to a dog.
    With your Dad with you you would feel terrible if Odin walked in front of him and tripped him.

    How is your Father's health? It is very good of you to look after him. My sister did that for my Mom in Toronto until she needed far more care. She lived until 91. Probably because of my sister.



    Keep us posted.

  2. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww poor Odin--a terrible hurting decision to make if need be....

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Odin, MA. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the meds work.

  4. sounds like one of the sucker days of being a pet owner.... hugs.

  5. I can't imagine what you are going through. I never want to have to make that decision.

  6. I can sympathise entirely with you and your family with what you and Odin are all going through. I had to make a similar decision only 2 years ago with my beautiful and very young Oriental cat. Just try to be in the present moment with him and give him a whole lot of loving and his meds. Big hug, Kaite

  7. My heart hurts for you MA and these decisions are so hard to make.
    Please take care and know that we are all praying for Odin's outlook.

  8. I'm so sad to read this bad news.
    I hope Odin is going to make it. I'm sure you give him all the love he deserves.

  9. I'm trying to catch up on blog visits MA. Wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear about Odin. I know how hard a thing like that is. He has a good home with you.


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