I couldn't muster up the energy to blog yesterday. I'm still getting over a broken heart from Monday night's Bachelorette, even if I did see it coming thanks to the spoiler blogs. Secretly, though, I was hoping they had it all wrong and Emily and Sean would go running into the sunset together and live happily ever after like all the other's from previous seasons.
If she chooses skinny jeans over race car my head might explode.
Anyway, back to real life with it's real problems and such. A few weeks ago I sort of noticed pug having a hard time seeing things. He's 7 and the thought of him loosing his sight is just so heartbreaking. He'd jump on Landry not seeing him and bark at stuff in the dark if he was confused. I was thinking cataracts so I called the vet to set up an appointment for this Monday to see what we could do.
Monday rolls around and our sweet vet is trying to get a good look and wants to do some kind of tear test and of course pug is having none of this. Big shock there. The vet asks if we'd mind coming back tomorrow and giving him some sedation before we come back and try it again.
This should be interesting.
It said it takes about 15 to 20 minutes for the sedation to kick in, well we found out it takes like 2 minutes when we gave it to pug and he tried to jump on the ottoman and missed. So we headed to the vet. They were able to do the test and thankfully it's not cataracts, just some scarring. Apparently, this is pretty common with this breed and age. Unfortunately, we can't undo the damage, but some drops everyday will help keep it from getting worse.
Pug was having a hard time just embracing the happy place he was in. He kept trying to walk around which made for a very entertaining vet's office as he wobbled around and bumped into stuff. Bless his heart. The lady in reception asked the nurse if that was the same pug they were talking about that had to be held down to look in his eyes on Monday.
Yep, the one and only.
So, we loaded our sweet pug up and headed home where we spent the rest of the evening trying to keep him from rolling off the sofa, carrying him around to his water bowl and even holding his leg up while he tt'd.
That's some true pug love there.
If you've dealt with eye issues on your pug or dog, and have some tips I'd totally appreciate it. Thanks!