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Old 11-06-2016, 08:50 AM
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We are currently talking to 2 vets, one online. Hoping we don't have to travel 5 hours to a specialist.
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:55 AM
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Yes, he has cataracts and this does appear to be painful. We noticed a big increase in cloudiness of his left eye before things got worse in the last two days.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:24 AM
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He probably needs to be seen by the vet and have his eyes checked in the next day or so. He could have an eye infection, could have scratched his eye causing redness, pain and swelling. Probably needs antibiotic eye meds would be my guess. When my Gus had eye discharge that looked to be infection, his sugar ran a little higher until the meds had time to give him some relief. And, he is blind from cataracts from the diabetes. His eyes tend to crust and that is because the excess sugar in his body comes through his tear duct.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:31 AM
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this is something you probably dont want to sit on because the outcomes can be quite disturbing as we have seen on the forum with some of the worse outcomes were eye removal

as you probably know from talking to the vets they need to check eye pressure

olllie just may need the correct eye drops and probably a specialist is more appropriate because there may not be time wasted guessing . even though the upfront cost maybe more it may save in pain and suffering down the road

i Have exclusively managed jesse's diabetes without a vet and that is something as a caretaker i can do at home but somethings we just need professionals and we just dont have the expertise and medicine to treat

Hope ollie improves soon and you get some answers. like i said sometimes getting the right medicine is all that is needed and they can improve quite quickly
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:31 AM
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I've been talking to a vet on "just Ask" and he's been super helpful. My country vet (2 hrs away) does not have the proper equipment (tonometer). And Ollie just barked a lot when a friend came over. The online vet agreed, he probably wouldn't be doing that if he was in a lot of pain.

So, I will try to get Ollie up to a specialist in the city (5 hrs away) tomorrow. I'm not sure we can swing it financially, but the online vet made it seem like it wouldn't be thousands of dollars or anything. Maybe we'll get lucky and it will resolve today.
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Old 11-06-2016, 08:46 PM
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We are taking Ollie to an eye specialist tomorrow. She says the worst case scenario is eye removal. Hoping for the best.

His left eye is still swollen, but not as painful, and his right has improved a lot.

He did eat dinner tonight with no coercion, so he must be feeling better.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:33 AM
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that a positive sign

hope ollie has a productive appointment at the vet and things continue to improve
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:01 AM
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Good luck to you and Ollie at the eye specialist today. Hope he feels better soon,
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:28 AM
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Hoping for a good outcome for Ollie at the eye doc.
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:12 AM
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Just a quick update:

Ollie had advanced glaucoma in one eye, and had it removed. He's actually doing great now. BUT. His keytones were elevated, and the surgeon recommended another doc. We could not get an appt soon enough before we leave, and he is acting fine, good actually. Will test for keytones asap, but also hoping that was a mild event that can be reversed.

So we're going back home with big reservations. I'm not sure we could afford the whole severe ketoacidosis treatment anyway. Wish us luck for our brave boy.

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