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    After a trip to the vets today due to tessa having a sore red squinty eye found that she has an absess on her left eye.
    She is already pretty much blind in both eyes but it's causing her discomfort.
    They have but her on eye drops three times a day and rimadyl twice per day. As well as nuelin normally for her collapsed trachea. They want her to be seen every couple of days until it's improving but I'm going to the gold coast for a holiday on wed for a week and my mum is looking after her for me which means she will have to travel an hour just to take her to the vet.

    The worst part I thunk is my guilt it will be the first holiday or time without Tessa for at least 5 years (she comes everywhere) i feel horrible leaving her when she isn't well. And although I know my mum doesn't mind I hate leaving her with mum while she is sick.

    One benefit the anti-inflammatory tablets have done wonders with her arthritis she has been running today for the first time in a while.

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    Poor thing sounds like she is in the wars. What kind of dog is she? I gather she is aged?

    I have one that has repeated injuries to her eye and with each injury, she loses more sight in the eye which causes her to injure it more as she manages to stick her faces in shrubs and things that poke it.
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    tessa is a australian silky terrier x ?
    she is almost 16 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalyon View Post
    tessa is a australian silky terrier x ?
    she is almost 16 years
    lyons n70 030.jpg
    Aww, gorgeous. She's a great age - well done. I hope you get to enjoy her for many more years.
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    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Dropped her off at mums thisafternoon cos were leaving for gold coast in the morning. House so empty without her. Noone to eat the crumbs dropped at tea time
    The rimadyl is doin wonders for her breathing and arthritis. Didnt realize how slow she had become till she ran(galloped like a fat pony) today at mums place like an excited puppy. It brought tears to my eyes seeing her run like in the old days before she got sick. It's been almost a year since we have been able to walk her cos she just can't breath. But I think today she could have done it.

    Wish we had of used this drug a year ago

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    You sound like a wonderful loving owner too. She so lucky to have someone like you in her life.

    I think you should add more pics of her! I love the oldies. They're special.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Will do after holidays have not worked out how to upload from iPhone and laptop away now.

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    just been to vet.

    infection in tessas eye had healed and vet could see ulcer in her left eye more clearly.
    the drops helped with the infection but are not healing ulcer.
    (they said ulcer last week but i was a bit stressed out and worried and got absess in my head insted of ulcer)

    they are telling me now that her only option for treatment is surgery to scrape scar tissue of eye and pull up inner eyelid and sew to top. leave it for a week and then cut it down. hopefully then it will be healed or healing.

    im so stressed out that she wont do well in the surgery she is almost 16 years old, i said after her breast cancer surgery 3 years ago that i wouldnt do that again.
    but i cant let her suffer,
    i would never consider 'pts for an eye ulcer so that means that this is her only option and i hate the thaught of her going to surgery. if i could swap i would,
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    heres a few pics of her

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    Sorry to hear all the trouble you are having. The surgery should not take to long and shorter anesthetics should not do too much harm. And she should have less pain after that.
    GEt well soon little one........
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    Surgery booked in for Monday Morn. I'm nervous hope I'm doing the right thing by her.

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