February 20, 2014

Power of the Paw Needed for George Pooh

Dear friends,
Yesterday at 1am, I was giving George his usual eye drop for pigmentary keratitis (imagine mud in your eye) and it has a steroid in it and apparently he had an ulcer in his eye that was below the surface.  Within minutes of getting his usual drop, his cornea dropped inward and his inner eye turned blue.  Mom and I waited until the vet's office in town opened and we got there about 8:30am.  We were immediately seen and then just as quickly told that we needed to hit the road for a 2-hour drive to K-State Veterinary Hospital in Manhattan, KS.  The ophthalmology department cleared their afternoon just for us (so they said) and we went for a consult and then he was off to surgery.

Diagnosis: Ruptured Descemetocele--aka, a very deep and infected ulcer (left eye)

Surgery:  A conjuctival graft...take a tissue from the outer part of the eye and suture it on top of the cornea where the damage was located...basically George looks like he has a pink tongue on his left eye.

Last night:  We drove home from K-State around 6pm and got home about 8:30pm.  George would not eat and it was expected from the nausea he was experiencing from the anesthetic. He was restless and finally stopped fighting sleep around 11pm.

This Morning: Whining in pain.  Gave him his pain pill as we thought he might throw it up last night.  Gave him his antibiotic.  Both had to be placed down his throat.  Problem was that the antibiotic required food...so we called our local vet to see how we could get him to eat.  We were told it was okay to remove the "cone" and allow him to eat anything he would eat...so we opted for cheese and some turkey lunch meat.  He was receptive.  Put back on the cone...but took off his harness as he seemed uncomfortable.  I will soon be going to the vet to get them to teach me how to take on and take off the cone appropriately and also to buy a collar for the cone.

Ongoing Medical Treatment:   Besides his once a day painkiller and his twice a day oral antibiotic, George has the eye drop, Ofloxacin that has to be applied 8-10 times daily to his left eye.  He also has to have Genteal severe eye drops to keep his eyes lubricated for each eye...two bottles...one for the left eye and one for the right eye...application 4 times a day.

Power of the Paw Needed that the surgery is a success and that he keeps with his treatment without fuss and that he is in little to no pain during this time period.

Thanks and God Bless,
Mama Mindy


stellaroselong said...

Oh my goodness we are sending all our prayers to you. Poor Georgie but how wonderful that you have such smart doctors close to you, and a hospital that knows how to help these kinds of eye issues. It sounds like Georgie is having a bit of a rough time. We wish we could come over and sit with him and give him a big ole hug. We will keep him and you in our prayers today.
P.S. Because of stella's bad eyes we often worry about these things also.
Deb and pug family

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD...George! I had no idea this was all going on.

Sending you lots of POTP, hugs, prayers from Mom and warm Florida sunshine.

Feel better soon, sweet one!

Random Felines said...

Poor George. We are sending lots of purrs.....we hope he heals up quickly.

Ellen Gawthorp said...

Oh no ... We are praying for George! Hope you feel better soon!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

Noodles said...

Poor Georgie Pooh! We are sending all our most powerful juju his way. We hope he feels better real soon.
Love Noodles

Marg said...

Poor George and Poor Mindy. Sorry all this is going on. We sure send tons of purrs and the donkeys have their cute hooves crossed for good results from the medicine and the surgery. Take care both of you.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are sending George our STRONGEST Dachshund VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
And have our paws crossed that he is comfortable and that all the surgery and medicine will make his eye all WELL AGain...


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh gosh
I am sending power of the paws, and prayers, and magic healing bubbles to George,,, and also keeping our paws crossed his pain is controlled as he heals.
Thank goodness you took him to the vet- and were directed to the best vet hospital to help him

Millie and Walter said...

We have our paws crossed tight for Georgie Pooh.

Molly The Wally said...

Poor George and we send POTP and healing vibes. Poor baby we hope he recovers quickly and will be out of pain soon.
He is in our thoughts and prayers.
Best wishes Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

I have all my feets crossed for George poor baby

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my gosh! We're purring and praying that the surgery did what it was supposed to and that George feels better quick! hugs to you all!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Oh how awful for poor Georgie and what a shock for you.
Hope Geourge feels much better soon and the surgery worked.
Dip and Elliot x

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh dear, we are late seeing this. How scary for you
Sending prayers for George's recovery
much love
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Agnes B. Bullock said...

All of our paws are crossed for George!