Thursday, November 19, 2009
Pug Medical Issues That Smell Like Poop
Penny went to the vet this morning for her re-check, and her
infections seem to be clearing up. But, on the heels of
her infections, we were dealt another blow. A few
days ago, I noticed Penny was wobbly at times
and knocking into things. I assumed she was
just loopy from all of the medication
she has been on.
But it seems to be more serious. As of right now, Penny has
very little vision. It seems as though she can see a little
out of her left eye, but not much. The vet told me her
pupils are not reacting to light, but she cannot
see any abnormalities.
Penny has an appointment tomorrow with an animal eye
specialist, and we are hoping to get to the bottom of
this and find out if this is temporary or permanent.
The vision loss became more apparent after she
began taking the medications for her
infections. I really hope one of her
medications did not cause her
to go blind. If it did, this
will be permanent.
Over the last 24 hours Penny has been confused.
Her pug tail is always uncoiled and she
is running full force into walls and
table chairs, so I can't let
her out of my sight.
She is sleeping and laying down a lot because she is
having a hard time navigating. All I can do right
now is be with her and not leave her
I don't know what caused or is causing her vision impairment,
but she literally lost her vision overnight. I'm doing as
much research as I can and talking with our vet to
better adapt Penny to this new situation to
prepare us if this does happen to be
permanent. I won't know anything
until tomorrow, but I will be
sure to let everyone know
what happens and how
she is doing.
We're just going to take it day by day like we do everything else,
and hope for the best. No matter what happens, Penny will get
through this. I'm going to be sure to give her plenty of
whipped cream, and let her listen to as much
Michael Jackson music as she wants
while we figure this out.
Posted by Dana Orsborn