Sorry we’ve been quiet on my blog – we’ve been having a bit of a yucky time (again!) in the past week. My humans had to rush me back to hospital on Tuesday because my left eye pressure suddenly spiked again and this time, it was giving me big ouchies. The vet kept me in hospital all day Tuesday and gave me drugs every hour to try and bring the pressure back down. And then they decided to repeat the Magic Injection again.
Well, you know we had been putting it off, hoping to give the 1st injection more chance to work (because repeating the injection makes the risks double) – but it’s now 5 weeks since that 1st injection and it doesn’t seem to have worked at all . Instead of letting me be on less & less drugs, I was still having to get my special eyedrops 3 times a day…and then, even that wasn’t enough to stop the pressure from creeping up!
So my humans decided it was silly waiting any longer and the vet ophthalmologist did the Magic Injection again (I hope it’s more magic this time!! ) . Unfortunately, there was a “complication” during the procedure – the needle hit a small blood pipe inside my eyeball (ouch!) and so now I have a bruise on my cornea! Humph!
Anyway, don’t worry – am fine. I had to stay in hospital on Tue and then Wed too, so that they could monitor me (especially because of the “complication” that happened) but I came home yesterday!
My eye is a bit ouchie now and red and bloody but hopefully, that will go away. I’m taking a Painkiller Medicine called Tramadol to help the ouchies go away, plus Antibiotics to make sure I don’t get an Infection Sickie from where the needle went into my eye. Plus of course, all my Special Eye Drops Drugs again – 3 different bottles, 4 times a day!!!
Really, really hope that the Magic Injection works this 2nd time, so that my humans can start giving me less drops and drugs… am getting a bit fed up!! It feels like every hour, somebody is jabbing and poking and squirting things in my eye… Sigh.
Hsin-Yi is a bit gloomy because she said the injection didn’t seem to work at all the first time. The vet said that the injection procedure is very unpredictable and unreliable – really, they would prefer to do surgery to remove the eye altogether, then I won’t have any more problems – but with my new heart condition (DCM), it is too risky for me to go under anaesthetic now. So we don’t have any other choice but to keep trying this injection and hope that it works. Especially as it is only about 5 weeks left now before I go on the Big Flying Machine for Perth and I really need my eye to be stable for that… Paws crossed!
Well, on top of this, it seemed that Paul’s recovery from his Scary Sickie also had a setback and Hsin-Yi got very, very stressy again…but thank goodness it was just a false alarm! Whew! His recovery is still very slow but we just keep hoping for the best.
With everything that’s been happening lately, Hsin-Yi is beginning to feel a bit like this!
(If you want to hear her side of things, she’s just written about it on her own blog: “When things fall apart…” )
Speaking of 5 weeks until our big move to Perth, Hsin-Yi has been busy sorting out the Mover Humans and where we’re going to stay when we first arrive and our rental car machine (until our own one can be transported there) and of course, the seats on the Big Flying Machine for her & Paul & Muesli & me! (Well, me and Muesli are going in a special class called ‘Cargo’! ).We are lucky because you know we moved into this
sardine can rental house in Sydney in Nov last year, so originally, we would have had to move out in Nov this year and so we would have been homeless now! But my humans spoke to the Landlord Human and asked him if we could stay for a little while longer, until early Jan – and he agreed (whew!).
Hsin-Yi has also been doing some research about our new city too… I got very excited yesterday because she came back from a local bookstore with a special book all about Perth…well, I may be blind in one eye now but I wasn’t going to let some stupid Glaucoma Sickie stop me from brushing up on some important reading!
Hmm…so let’s see…which cafés serve the best muffins…?
Of course, Muesli the little minx, wanted to get in on all the action too…!
(* these photos were taken with Paul’s iPhone which is why they’re so awful! All grainy & blurry – not like the nice, clear photos taken on Hsin-Yi’s Samsung smartphone…Hsin-Yi thinks the iPhone is rubbish!! )
Well, so even though yucky things keep happening to us, we are still trying to keep busy and get on with life…and keep smiling!