Another Update on Annie

My husband spoke to the veterinarian and this is what she had  to say:

Annie’s eye will have to be removed.  There is too much damage to save it.  Injuries like this are common to dogs with bulbous eyes (which Annie has).

They will stitch it up and should be able to send her home tonight with a collar and medications.  She will have the collar on for 10-14 days.

The vet said they had to put the collar on Annie this morning because she is actually quite perky right now.  She is just annoyed by the collar.

Annie will undergo surgery this afternoon and they will keep us updated.  The vet thinks we can pick her up at 6 or 7 pm tonight.  She said the recovery for eye injuries is good…it just takes the dogs a little time to adjust to the blind spot.

When Michael gave us this news while sitting at the kitchen table, everyone had a good cry.  We are all in a bit of shock.  We are all happy that we still have her.  She was our very first “baby” and helped Michael and I to think about someone other than ourselves when we were in our early years of marriage.  She’s a vivacious, strong, happy dog and we think those qualities will help her pull through.

We are all anxious to have Annie home soon.  There is already a “welcome back” bowl filled with goodies, waiting on our kitchen counter.  The kids are already ready to spend the night nursing her.

We love you Annie!  We are so thankful for all the joy you have brought us through the years!

Thank you for your prayers everyone.  It means a lot.  She might be a dog, but she’s still family.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tricia Clarke on February 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    That is so heartbreaking yet so thankful she will be ok. You know how much I love her as well……I’m so sorry you guys are all having such a rough heartache day…I will continue to pray for her recovery and will call you soon to check on her and all of you….Love to all….xoxo

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  2. Posted by Kathy on February 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Yeah!!!! Annie is alive and will be well soon. My dog Harley went blind from cataracs a few years ago, he is totally fine and can get around just great. Love you guys and Annie and Arthur. I do remember when Annie was a puppy……

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  3. Posted by Pop Pop on February 9, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I can’t imagine having a member of the family go through something so traumatic. With the Grace of God, she will be back to her usual, playful self in no time. We will continue to pray for her, as well as both of you and the kids. I’m sure all of you were just numbed by the news. Stay strong!!

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