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Post  Thekrumm on 3/29/2013, 5:25 am

I am going insane trying to help my pug. She started having her eye turn foggy last summer when we moved into our new house. We were about to take her to the vet when all of a sudden her eye was all better. 1 month later her eye turns cloudy again and I assume that it is due to allergies and take her to the vet and we get prescribed a anti-inflammitory / anti-biotic med. Her eye clears up in a couples of days, but after her drops run out she had her eye turn pale and greyish again. I took her back to the vet after a week of her being off of eye drops and asked what we do now, the vet gave her different drops and assured me these would fix her right up. The new drops took a longer time to clear up here eye, but with the same result the eye did clear up after about 5 days. Yet again her eye started to become foggy. This process of greying out and getting better went on for about 7 months when finally my vet told me to goto a specialist because she said there is nothing they can do... This upset me after spending $1000 dollars on an eye expecting it to get fixed we now have to go else where. We goto an animal eye specialist and we are told her eye; has no pressure issues, no tear production issues and that most likely she will just need to be on an eye steroid for a long time to trick her body into not attack that eye anymore. So, we get prescribed the exact same eye drops the last vet had given us 8 times already and then we also where given atropile sulfate solution and antibiotics specifically for eye infections. After 3 days her eye was PERFECT, but the following day I noticed the inside of her eye looked a little red and this is where I started to emotionally fall apart. My dogs eye after being on the new meds for just 4 days was starting to pool with blood. I called and told the vet and she said not to worry she would get her in the next day and see what was going on. She has no idea whats wrong... at all. She said that we could do blood work, chest xrays and stomach xrays, but probably not find any kind of issues in a 3 year old pug. I opted for the blood work and told the doctor that I am a full time student and I simply cannot afford to have a 3 year old pugs heart and stomach looked at when she is almost 100% sure there will be nothing out of the normal going on.

Has anyone had this issue? Does anyone have a little bit of light they can shine on my Frankie? I am getting desperate, We have another appointment on the 10th of april, but we are going to talk extremes on the next visit. Potential eye surgeries or extraction. I have spend every penny on my dog to get worse and worse, and I honestly blame this eye specialist for my dogs eye filling with blood. We are at almost 2000 dollars in bills for 7 months of nothing and I am out of money and terrified for my little pug. She is the greatest dog in the world and she deserves to be all fixed up, I just feel so hopeless and will take any help anyone is willing to give. So please, if you have heard of this before or have any ideas please please please let me know. My wife and I are devastated and Frankie wants to feel better.

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Post  Saira on 3/29/2013, 12:04 pm

I am very sorry, I know there is nothing more frustrating than wanting to help your pug and having things get worse. Did all her bloodwork come out normal? I haven't dealt with this issue, the only thing I did want to chime in with is that I am a board member with a rescue here, and we have done (and seen) our share of eye removals. The pugs have come through great. We had to do one recently for pug who had an eye injury that just wasn't healing, no matter what...we opted to remove and get them out of the constant pain. I just wanted to reassure you that in case that IS the best option for you little one, it is not the end of the world.
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Post  northernwitch on 3/29/2013, 9:26 pm

First, I absolutely get how frustrating, frightening and financially hard this situation is. I'm not entirely sure why this is happening either,...and I've seen more than my fair share of eye issues.

I also want to second what Saira said. Enucleation (eye removal) is not the end of the world and many (in fact, most) dogs do just fine. One of my pugs has had both of her eyes removed. If you don't look at her face, you wouldn't know given how capable she is--and anyone on this forum will vouch for Hazel's ability to navigate the world without eyes.

I'm attaching a picture of Hazel and one of my Theo (now gone) who had only one eye and was deaf AND blind. He also lived a completely happy life.

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My Theo.....

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Hazel....The Blind Bomber...
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Post  Imon on 3/29/2013, 11:03 pm

I hope you can get some answers and that Frankie's sight can be saved.

But if blindness is the result, know that dogs adapt so well to it. I had a Kerry Blue who became blind at the age of 5 or so, and she lived to be 13. She handled the move from an apartment to a house in the suburbs, learned the layout of the house, went up and down stairs, somehow managed to follow the sun around the house so she'd always be by the windows that the sun was shining through and appointed herself the guardian of the baby I had after we'd moved to the house.

I was told that dogs depend much more on scent and hearing than sight, and it seemed true in my dog's case.

As I said, I hope Frankie doesn't progress to blindness and that you can get some answers/find a vet who'll work with you to do what's necessary to see what's happening. But know that if Frankie does become blind at some point in the future, she'll still be the same loving and lovable dog that she is now!
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Post  Thekrumm on 4/6/2013, 3:43 am

I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for telling me your stories, Frankie is going back into the vet on the 10th and I will update everyone on her situation after a long talk with the vet. My wife and I are crossing our fingers extra hard in hopes of finding a way to remove the blood from her eye and possibly keep the eye since she does have a little bit of noticeable vision left in it. cross fingers

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