Update on Sarge the Wonder Dog

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  1. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    A few weeks ago I made a thread in the trapping sub-forum about mine and Sarge's experience with the two hogs. Well, I have bad news and, I hope, good news. Sarge has diabetes but since we discovered that a few months ago it has been under control. I've been giving him two shots of insulin each day and I thought he was in great shape for a ten year old dog. Unbeknown to me, almost all diabetic dogs grow cataracts and become blind. This happened to Sarge in a matter of two weeks. Hard to believe, but true ! He went from seeing everything to blind as a bat......

    That's the bad news. The good news is that he goes to Dallas next Tuesday to get them removed and the operation is about 95% effective. The doc says he's an excellent candidate for cataract surgery so we are looking forward to him seeing as good or better than he did. Bring on the damn hogs !
     
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    Good luck, Sarge! My dog has cataracts as well but is not a great candidate for surgery.
     
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    Keep us posted

    Good luck!!

    bill
     
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    Hope all went well today with the cataract procedure

    bill
     
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    image.jpeg Looks good so far Bill. The vet said all went well. Going home tomorrow after post-op checkup with a sack full of pills and eyedrops and a reduced bank account !:) The good news is when the pills are gone no refills needed, only got about a weeks worth. Most of the eyedrops will be discontinued but one
    will be forever. I can live with that.

    I can tell you that he ain't real happy with that lamp shadeo_O
     
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