Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"The Eyes Have It"



** UPDATE : Champ went back to the vet Wednesday morning and the doctor thinks that maybe he did not run into anything after all. She said that Boxers and Pugs are known for eye problems and that some of them actually have their cornea pop off! She said they sometimes lose their eyes due to ulcers. She prescribed another antibiotic, in addition to the drops we were already giving and we have to take him back for another recheck next week.


Ironically, when I went for a walk tonight, I saw a 12 yr. old Boxer that had both eyes so hazed over that it appeared that the dog could not see. The owner said that she had had ulcers and had surgery to do a lens implant and she can see fine despite the cloudiness.

I pray that Champ does not have to go through anything like that. Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and prayers and I will keep you posted on his progress.

One morning last year, we discovered that Champ, our Boxer, had somehow injured his eye. We took him to the vet and she determined that his eye had an abscess on it, most likely from running into a stick or some sharp object.  After a round of antibiotic drops, the condition seemed to be resolved.

Well.... this past Sunday evening, I looked at Champ, and his left eye was all hazy, draining and had an area that appeared to have some blood in it.  It looked just like it had last year.

Walt took him to the vet yesterday and, once again, he has an abscess on his eye. The vet thinks that he ran into another sharp object. I am beginning to think that maybe "our boy" cannot see as well since he is getting on up in years.

Here is a picture of my boy waiting for his eye drops tonight. Bless his little heart. It seems to be so painful.

Please pray for Champ. He goes back to the vet tomorrow morning for a recheck. It doesn't seem to look much better to us, so we are hopeful that he has not done any permanent damage to his eye.

21 comments:

Denise said...

Bless his heart, my prayers will be with champ. He is a cutie.

Becky said...

Poor baby, I hope he hasn't got permanent damage. I'll remember him in my pray tonight.

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Ohhh poor little Champ!! I'm praying for him tonight!

Faith said...

Awww, poor Champerdoodle! I am so sorry he is not feeling good. I pray that he gets a good report tomorrow.

Love you all!

His Doorkeeper said...

Bless Champ's heart! It's like having a baby cause you just feel helpless when your doggie has a problem and can't tell you how they feel!

One of our Westies has a clouded eye too and nothing seems to help it for long.

Jesus loves dogs,I am sure! So Champ will be lifted up tonight by a fellow dog-lover!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Praying for Champ!! What an adorable face. He looks so sweet. I hope you get a good report on his eye when he goes to the Vet on Wednesday. Love & blessings from NC!

Sarah said...

Bless his little heart! He is just too cute. My prayers are with him.

Rebecca Jo said...

Poor Champ!!! The one thing about doggies - they dont let much slow them down though!

Megan said...

Poor Champ, that looks painful! I hope it gets better soon!

Helen said...

There is nothing more gut wrenching than a beloved pet - who is unable to tell us - what hurts. Saying a little prayer for all of you today.

Abbi said...

poor thing...we'll say a prayer for champ!!!
hope he gets better soon!!!

Laura said...

As a fellow "fur-baby" owner, I know what it's like when they get sick or don't feel good, so Champ will definitely be in my prayers :) I will also be praying that the vet bill isn't horrendous!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Poor dog!! He's so sweet!! I hope it gets better soon!!!

Jenna said...

Oh goodness, poor guy! Hope he feels better soon!!

Anita said...

Poor Champ, saying a prayer.
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Jacquie said...

Poor Champ!! He looks miserable, doesn't he? I hope the antibiotic really helps.

Becky said...

Oh bless his heart! I'll be praying for your boxer baby...we had a boxer and I miss him SOOOO bad they are the best dogs ever and I want another one so bad! They have the best personalities...ya'll are in my prayers!

valerie said...

Champ is such a beautiful dog! Bless his heart. I will be praying that Champ eye heals very soon and that he doesn't have to go through any other treatment.

I love Psalm 138:8 KJV "The Lord will perfect (accomplish) that which concerns me."
(Even our worries over our pets when they are hurting and suffering) :)

I've prayed this verse so many times and have all manner of initials and dates by that verse in my Bible. God invites us to bring him every concern because He cares and He knows our needs and the things that tend to worry us.
Bless you today!
Love,
Valerie

Carol said...

Oh bless his little doggy heart. I pray that it all works out well for him.

Sarah said...

I just read the update and my prayers will be with him. I hope that his eye heals fine soon and he won't have any future problems from it.

Betsy said...

Oh no!!! Poor thing. I will pray for him. I hate to see a sweet dog in pain! :(