Today and always I am grateful for these beautiful brown eyes.
Tuesday was a hard day for me.
Lots of tears
Extra Parker cuddles.
Monday night Parker’s eye suddenly filled with blood and became very swollen. We took him to the vet the next day. She ran a battery of test and was very concerned.
She called and got him an emergency appointment with the doggie opthamologist and really couldn’t give me definite answer as to what was going on but she stressed that I needed to get him to the specialist as soon as possible. She then threw out the C word.
The specialist we met with came in early just to see Parker. The fact the he thought that was necessary scared me even more.
That’s when I began repeating in my head…………
Stay strong, stay strong, stay strong.
See me and this little guy have a very special bond. He’s my shadow, my confidant, and my court jester. He’s hilarious! If something happened to him or I had to make that ever so awful decision to end his life I would be crushed. Just the thought of it makes me go into an ugly cry.
The second I walked out of the clinic I broke down. I sat in my car for awhile and did nothing but squeezed Parker tight and cried.
How are we going to pay for this……
What if we can’t save him?
what if, what if, what if……….
I ended the day with an early bed time and some Advil PM.
We met with the specialists early the next day.
Kent went with me for support.
Parker did great! The veterinarian pocked and prodded his eyes and had him hold his head still for a very long time. I don’t think a human would have done as well as he did.
Parker is one of those really good natured dogs that everyone falls in love with. Not just me! Our friends and family are just as concerned as I am. We even have family in China that have been calling to check up on him. If something happened to him there would be a lot sad hearts…..he’s just that loved.
Good news is that the vet does not think it’s cancer!
He did say that Parker has lost his eyesight. He felt awful telling us the news.
We were relieved.
Relieved that it was not what we were dreading.
Little Parker is on 4 medications 3 times a day and getting lots of treats and cuddles. I’m going to spoil him more than I already do!
We go back to the opthamologist in 2 weeks for more testing and to make a plan for our next step.
The vet said that we may need to remove his eyes if the medication doesn’t help. Kent’s comment was “That’s okay, we can put sunglasses on him. No one will ever know!” Leave it up to Kent to make joke at an intense moment. Got to love him!
So now we wait
See what the meds do and take it from there.
Parker is doing great! You would never know he’s sick. He’s still playing the role of my shadow and carrying his new favorite toy at ALL times. He does really well with his eye drops and has no problem taking his pill. That may be because I sneak it in some cheese. ;o)
We’ve spent a pretty penny on vet bills the last 2 days and have more bills coming as we are going back to the specialist in 2 weeks for more testing. The word specialist alone comes with a hefty price tag.
Why-o-why do vets have to be so expensive! The timing is not that great with our wedding around the corner and recuperating from Christmas cost. There is a lot of $ flying out the door these days.
It’s okay though…..it will all work out!
To help lighten the load a bit I’ll be selling a few things that I’ve been meaning to sale for a LONG time. There are some items that I think all you crafters, decorators, and camera lovers will enjoy. I’m planning to post these items on Craig’s List and eBay BUT may do a little blog garage sale 1st to see if anyone wants any thing from my “TO SALE” pile.
Today and always I’m grateful for these big brown eyes. They may no longer work but they are filled with love that shines through
as bright as can be!
Parker has been featured on Domestic Princess in Training many times!
Want to see what you missed?
-Click HERE to see what he does when I take him to work.
-Click HERE to see a video clip of him opening a gift. Yes he LOVES to open gifts.
-Click HERE to see Parker make yellow snow. He likes to get crafty too! ;o)
I’ll give you a heads up on facebook when the sale will be. I ‘m hoping to have everything ready to go by Friday!