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What would you choose? Expensive meds or removing your dog's eyes?

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM
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Question: If you were in that situation, what would you do?

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I'd find a way to afford the meds.

I'd have the vet remove her eyes.


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I met a man at the dog park today. He had a beautiful Golden Retriever who was blind. We got to talking and he told me that she suffered from a rare genetic condition that put pressure on her eyes. She already had surgery to sever the nerves, that helps some but she still needs to take medication three times a day for the rest of her life. She's 12. If she doesn't get it, the pressure builds so much that it causes severe migranes. The medication is pretty expensive but he said the only other option was for the vet to remove her eyes and he wasn't about to do that!

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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Honestly, if I was in that situation I'd probably have the vet take her eyes. She doesn't need them anymore,. I can't afford the meds and and even if i could, I'd hate to see her suffer if for some reason I couldn't medicate her on time.

PirateLass
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM
I'd let the vet remove her eyes, who's to say the meds work all the time.
The dog cannot speak to tell him if she's in pain
PrincessAsmommy
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM

It really is a bit of a Sophie's Choice isn't it?!  I know what I think I'd do but honestly I don't think we'd be able to keep an animal with that kind of disability. I've cared for sick pets before and couldn't put my family or marriage thru having to make that kind of choice.

Noni2319
by Chrissy on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Id need more information to make a decision.
LeapBaby123
by Kathleen on Mar. 28, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Yeah, probably this. I'm not sure, though

Quoting Noni2319: Id need more information to make a decision.
paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 28, 2014 at 1:46 PM

The man said on the few occasions he didn't give her the meds soon enough, she'd just lay on her bed and pant :-(

Quoting PirateLass: I'd let the vet remove her eyes, who's to say the meds work all the time. The dog cannot speak to tell him if she's in pain




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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 28, 2014 at 1:47 PM

What was Sophie's choice again?

And I know. Our dog is deaf but that really doesn't affect her day to day life. The hardest thing about it is that she doesn't respond to her name, you have to get her attention and use hand signals.

Quoting PrincessAsmommy:

It really is a bit of a Sophie's Choice isn't it?!  I know what I think I'd do but honestly I don't think we'd be able to keep an animal with that kind of disability. I've cared for sick pets before and couldn't put my family or marriage thru having to make that kind of choice.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Mar. 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM

What more would you need to know?

Quoting Noni2319: Id need more information to make a decision.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














PirateLass
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM
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We'll there ya go

Poor dog

Quoting paganbaby:

The man said on the few occasions he didn't give her the meds soon enough, she'd just lay on her bed and pant :-(

Quoting PirateLass: I'd let the vet remove her eyes, who's to say the meds work all the time.
The dog cannot speak to tell him if she's in pain

PinkButterfly66
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 2:23 PM

I would find some way to get the medication.  The dog is 12, she won't be around much longer.  I'd also research supplements and herbs to help with the condition.  I know a little bit about herbs and have been using herbs all of my adult life.  I'd also look to see if there wasn't a cheaper medication that would do the same thing.  There usually always is an alterntive medication. 

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