Yesterday we had to take Rusty back to the veterinarian as he wasn’t keeping his eyes open and when I went to put drops in one eye, he cried for the first time. Rusty had surgery to fix his cherry eyes last week.
The suture in his eye came loose
They got us in right away and numbed his eyes so they could get a better look. One of the sutures had come loose and they were afraid this was irritating his eye. There was also a cloudy part which was said to be an ulcer. Rusty was wonderful as his eyes were probed, (better than I would have been).
Poor Rusty had to be sedated so his eye could be checked and the suture removed. While under the doctor checked his other eye and the sutures in that eye had also come loose causing irritation. It has been 7 days since his surgery and we are hoping the sutures will hold and contain his cherry eyes.
They kept Rusty overnight which made me nervous because when we got him from Jo, she had a note saying he didn’t like cages. I didn’t want him chewing the cage and wrecking more of his teeth. It sounds like everything went well and he slept most of the time.
We picked him up this morning, he now has 2 ulcers, one in each eye from the steroids in the eye med so new eye meds to get rid of those.
He got home, drank water, ate, and then went out with Mickey and peed like a racehorse. I wonder if he had been holding it the whole time. He is now on the couch next to me and snoring. I actually think Mickey was glad to see him and even sat by him for a bit. We will go back on Friday for another checkup. The sutures are out and not scratching his eye anymore. Can you imagine how painful that was?
I am so thankful for a doctor that could take care of him so quickly. Everyone at the office adores little Rusty, he is the sweetest!
No Quilting Today
I am going to work on updating my blog on my laptop while I sit next to Rusty today so no quilting. He has only been with us for less than 2 months and he has to wonder what we are going to do to him next! He will still be wearing the cone for at least another 10 days. Once it is off, he is going to get his first bath.
Thank you for your kind words
I want to thank everyone for the kind emails I have received about Rusty, Mickey and Bob. Your words brighten my day!
I never understand why someone will take the time to complain about a blog post or email when it is just as easy to just unsubscribe and go on their way. Here is an email I received yesterday.
“I thought this was a quilting site. You may care but most of us could care less about your dog…….so I’m unsubscribing in protest.”
I have been blogging for 12 years, in the beginning, it was more like a daily journal which was always fun. Now I spend most of my time writing quilt tutorials and patterns to share with you but it is still fun to sprinkle in a little about my personal life. From the comments I get, I know many of you enjoy what I write and it makes us feel like friends.
If someone just comes to my blog for the tutorials, that is great also! I sent out a newsletter yesterday to almost 16,000 people so getting one email like this isn’t going to discourage me from writing about what goes on in my life.
Sorry for the rant.