A nervy time

24 July, 2012
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It’s hard to go on with one’s carefree daily life when a pet is sick. Many of us know this firsthand.

Rousseau took a second trip to the vet at 7:30 last night. At first, she thought it was an infection, as the nictitating membrane — what is known as a dog’s third eyelid — was pulling up over his eye and making it retreat into its socket, indicating he was in pain. But the antibiotics and topical cream she gave him on Friday morning did no good (in fact, the cream eventually made it worse). So she put him on a different antibiotic, and said that if he’s not better in a couple of days, he will need to see an eye specialist in Akron.

Oy. Poor puppy.

Looking sad after his bath yesterday

He and the Thriller just got up, and he looks a *little* better. We’re still on for the specialist if things don’t improve by tomorrow night.

Getting to work isn’t near as fun when something like this is on my reptilian brain. But the work still has to get done. Hey, you need to get busy too — have a great Tunesday, fiends. If you like, I’ll keep you posted on our precious Mr. Old Bones.

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24 July, 2012 7:00 am

Poor Pup. I sure have been praying for him. Hopefully the new med will work and he won’t have to see the specialist. I know how hard it is when one of our pets become sick. :-(


24 July, 2012 2:06 pm

Aww poor hondie! Give him a big hug from Chevy and I. :) Then give yourself one.


24 July, 2012 4:49 pm

There’s also a condition called entropion where a dog’s eyelashes turn inward, irritating the eye.


24 July, 2012 8:11 pm

Poor puppers. I had a cat who had that eyelash thing, but she was a purebred Burmese with the flat-ish face. It would bother her on and off. I’m sure doggies get things like that too occasionally.

Will Rogers said the smartest person could think of was a veterinarian because the patients couldn’t tell him what was wrong, he just had to know. :)

Do keep us posted!