Bodhi went to the vet’s today for a recheck on the removed eye, to get the stitches out, and to see if the new eye drops are helping the remaining eye. Well, good news and less good news.
The removed eye socket has healed very nicely and the stitches came out, so all is well there. This photo is before they took the stitches out this morning, but you get the idea. Bodhi’s has been without the cone since Friday and is quite happy about that!
The less good news is that the pressures in the remaining eye went up a good bit, even with new eye drops, and it looks like he will lose that eye as well. We are trying two eye drops in combination for a few days, and a recheck on Saturday, but I don’t think the vet is very hopeful. Glaucoma is usually bilateral, so this isn’t a big surprise. I’m guessing he will have to have the other eye removed pretty soon so we avoid the misery he suffered with the first one.
The biggest challenge is that his medication for his Diabetes Insipidus is an eye drop, and with no eyes…well…that doesn’t work. The vet thinks there are some other options, and will be doing a little research. Wearing a belly band and leaking urine indiscriminately 24/7 would not be very much fun for anyone, especially Bodhi. Being a senior dog can be tough.