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In Previous Post , I was telling you my Morty has Glaucoma in his right Eye. I can keep it under Control with three different Eye Drops. Now when the Glaucoma spikes , and that can happen at any time mostly towards Evening / Night he gets very Restless paces and refuses to Eat . My Vet ( Specialist ) explained to me . that it's like having a Migraine Headache. It happened last Weekend and I surely didn't recognize the Symptoms right away. Monday we had already a Specialist Appt. and his Eye Pressure was over the Top. I felt so bad .We have to go every other Day for right now to have his Pressure checked. We added another Medicine to the Mix , that makes it four and three of them has to be given 3 times a Day . Thank God , I am retired or I would have to quite my Job just to give Drops all Day.I am not Complaining if it keeps him well. The Vet checked his Eye Sight and she thinks it still is pretty good. She was explaining to me a Laser Procedure to insert a tiny tube to relief the Fluid Pressure . Morty will be 11 in May . Maybe it will prolong his Eyesight and less Pain for a while , maybe a Year or Two, it could be even less. Or would be the removal of his Eye give him a more Quality Life . I am very torn .

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He would probably adapt to having one eye quicker than you would.

 

I assume the eye removal would still be an option if the tube didn't help as much as anticipated?? But if it's a cost issue, I would probably opt for the eye removal as that has the best outlook for a curative surgery with minimal followup costs.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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No advice, just hugs for your and your pupper.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Erika, personally I would have the eye removed ASAP or injected with the med that kills the eye. Glaucoma pain is severe in pups and while I am right there with you about saving his sight, as mentioned in my PM to you, it did not help us. A lot of money was spent on laser surgery and that really did not help much to be honest. If Morty's other eye is good, he will not notice too much the loss of one

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Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

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I agree with Charlie's dad. One thing that makes it hard to control pain in greys is that they tend to be very stoic and not cannot communicate to us that they are in mild pain, As a result we only see the behaviors when the pain has become severe. If it were my dog, I think I would go for eye removal first. But I think whatever you do will be best for your pup. Good luck and prayers.

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