March 6, 2014

George Pooh's 2nd eye check up: Great news!!

Hi friends!
Mama Mindy here.  Yesterday, George had his second eye check up since his conjunctival eye graft surgery for his left eye. Great news for George!!

 Two new interns, Rick and Jessica, came in and did an ophthalmic (i.e. eye) exam, fluorescent eye stain, tear measurement, and eye pressure measurement for both of George's eyes.  Dr. Stuckey reported the results of the tests and how proud she was of George and the care he was receiving.

The ophthalmic exam showed that George's surgery is healing "remarkably" well.  Both eyes are producing enough tears and there are no scratches on the lens of George's eye.  The eye pressures were slightly elevated...but probably due to the fact that George might have "white coat syndrome" like people have plus he was starting to stress out with people messing around and with his eyes.

What happens now?
George's finished his oral medication last night--no more Clavamoxx. Hip, hip, hooray! ((May normal poops return!!)) He only needs the Systane eye gel to lubricate his eyes once a day instead of three times a day and only as needed (so we might be able to get rid of this one all together).  His Tobramyacin remains unchanged for the next week of six drops per day, then after that he goes to four time a day until his next visit.  This morning I am calling in for his new eye treatment to treat his pigment keratitis called Tacrolimus; it is not a steroid like his previous drop but it does have an issue in the fact it is an immunosuppressant.   George also is cone-free ((which he was anyway...but now it says so on paper from the dog-tors)).

Next visit?
 Two weeks from Wednesday ((Spring Break)): Wednesday, March 19th at 1:30pm.  This will probably be George's final visit with the eye specialist just to make absolutely sure that there is nothing else to be done for his eyes. :)

Thank you all and blessings to you for wishing us good weather coming and going yesterday.  Continue to pray for George that he has no more health setbacks and that his eye heals as perfectly as an eye can heal after this type of surgery.

 We (my mom and I) are still exhausted from the back and forth, but having a week off from visiting Manhattan, KS, and having Spring Break to go up for the FINAL ((hopefully)) visit makes all our exhaustion worth it.

God Bless y'all and celebrate with a Yahoo or a bark or a meow ((or however you like to celebrate within reason))!

Much Love,

Mama Mindy, My mom (Mama CJ), and George

PS:  Toby would like to mention that he had a nail trim on Tuesday and braved it like a soldier!  Got to love my boys!!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

This news makes me and moms so happy that George Pooh is getting better and betters! He has the best nurses in the world!
And good job Toby Moses for getting your toe nails all manicured and beautiful

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Yay for George! So glad he's doing so well! And purrs that his next/last appointment goes just as well or better!

Molly The Wally said...

Great news about George and we say onwards and upwards and we continue to send healing vibes and POTP.
Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Amber DaWeenie said...

Great News, George! Keep up the good work!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

GOOD fur You TOBY... AND...

WONDERFUL WONDERFUL news fur GEORGE. We are as happy as a pack of Dachshunds at a hole digging contest.

Ellen Gawthorp said...

That is pawsome news! We hope Georgie gets great news at his next exam and won't have to see the dogtor for a while after that!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

PS ... Sending kisses to my Mimi Roo! Love, Webster

Idaho PugRanch said...

Great news for George Pooh! And bravo to Toby for handling the nail trim like a man!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is so fantastic, we are so happy!
Dip and Elliot x

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy mates. Great news on George and his eye. Yaahoooooo! Toby, you will have to give Rory lessons on how to be a brave soldier about the nail trimming. Jeez he's such a soooky la la, brother hehe. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

The Vegetarian Mermaid. said...

Eeeek! This news makes me so happy!! Hopefully things start getting better and better. Sending you all lots of love! :)<33333333333

tubby3pug said...

wonderful news

retro rover

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are so very glad Georgie is doing remarkably and healing well. The step down in meds and vet visits will relieve everyone's stress levels and just continue to make things great!