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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cassie is recovering nicely

Little Cassie had secondary glaucoma in her right eye, which causes loss of vision (some or all) and sometimes pain.  When she went in to the animal eye specialist on 8/27, she had marked damage to her optic nerve and globe enlargement and permanent loss of vision in her right eye and surgery was scheduled for 9/2. 

On Tuesday, 8/31, Cassie had emergency surgery as she was in definite pain.  Paying the extra fee for emergency surgery was well worth it - we don't want any animal to suffer. 

Cassie had eye enucleation (removal) and an orbital implant for her right eye.  On her left eye, eyelid agenesis cryoepilation was performed.  Her left eyelids will be swollen for several weeks and she is holding that eye partially closed due to swelling.  We have lots of meds from the doctor - eye lubricant, pain meds, and antibiotics to help minimize pain, inflammation and infection and keeping her eye well lubricated will help ease some of her discomfort.

Cassie is actually much smaller than she appears to be in the below pictures.  She's about 4 - 4.5 months now.

1 comment:

meowmeowmans said...

Thanks for the update on Cassie. We are continuing to purr and pray real hard for her recovery!