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Frankie has train to be Merry Myrtle's "Seeing Eye Dog". Bummer
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So, as you know Merry Myrtle was quite impressed with Cool Dawg Frankie’s laser shades, so she wanted some, regardless of the “cost”Screenshot_2018-02-22-13-24-13.jpgImage Enlarger

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After some “failed” diagnosis, treatments for a month or two, an Ophthalmologist determined Merry Myrtle has full blow glaucoma in one eye, and  endothelial degeneration (chance of glaucoma starting) in her “good” eye.   So, for now, it’s different kinds of drops.  One to reduce pressure in the glaucoma eye (no vision now), one to hopefully keep the vision in the other eye and hold off glaucoma.  Poor gal also fighting a UTI that first prescription of antibiotics didn’t do much.  Now on another kind.  May be a kidney stone if this doesn’t clear it up.

As good a Nurse as Myrtle’s been to Frankie, he immediately stepped up and is in training ro be her “Seeing Eye Service Dog”! 

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So after stopping for her Puppy Latte (good eyesight not required!), I got her a great big colorful new “baby” so she would be able to see it.:-) 🙂   So darn cute when she saw it!! 🙂 🙂

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Way to step up Frankie! And that “baby” is definitely big enough to see! 

One of my parents’ dogs has something similar. He has one bad eye (no vision) for which he gets a drop a day, and then he gets three drops in the good eye as they try to stave off him going completely blind. He’s been getting them for more than three years now and his vision is holding steady in the good eye. So hopefully the same holds true for Merry Myrtle. 

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Oh thanks David!  Good to know!  Bery encouraging!  

  I was actually going to post to you that  I saw Cocker that reminded me a lot of Rocky AND, he was with a dog that looked like a “senior” Baxter!!heart

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Adorable for sure! She loves that new baby!

So Sally, this whole time you were helping Frankie through his recovery, Myrtle was having the glaucoma and UTI issues? YIKES! I hope the drops help for a long time, and she feels better real soon. My guess is that Frankie’s nursing shift will really get her back to 100%. 

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Good Dawg Frankie!!  

Awe Myrtle I love your new colorful heart baby💝💛💜❣️Feel better soon on the uti! Hope the new antibiotics are the ticket! 
Hope the eye drops work and things stay stable at the very least.
 Sounds very hopeful from David’s post 🙏🤞🏻

We need you both Frankie and Myrtle to start feeling 💯ok enough issues for Mom ok you two?

We get it Sally we have 2 and they both have a set of issues.🤑 Paw crossed for eyes and uti to clear up and Frankie using the leg and less cheating buddy. You are very wise to cheat;)  Good job being each others nurse lets get all well so we need no nurses. OK

We can save those outfits for halloween! deal ? 

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In the house of Pugs the dogs go to the eye doctor more often than the humans smiley

We have not dealt with glaucoma however so I can’t help you with specifics there.

All three Pugs have or had chronic degenerative eye problems that can lead to blindness.  Neither Mag or Tani went completely blind, but our eye vet told me when we got to the point that I should not ‘move the furniture anymore’.  Obie is pretty much blind outside in bright light- and his vision inside is limited.  In fact he often uses smell to tell the difference between me an my dad.

That being said- people who don’t know the dogs never knew they have/had vision issues.  They could/can navigate the house and yard just fine.  I now live in a house with stairs and Obie is up and down them multiple times daily.  As we see here over and over dogs have an amazing ability to adapt.

When dealing with a chronic eye issues I learned that keeping the dosing schedule is critical to success.  I’ve been doing once or twice daily eye meds for one or more dogs for 17 years!  With the girls it was part of our meal routine- and they waited in line for their turn! With Obie we do them in the evening.

I hope that the meds control progression and Merry Myrtle keeps the vision she has. I wanted to share our experiences to head off worrying about the future.

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boy Sally, when it rains, it pours! You certainly have a lot on your plate, and yet you don’t complain, or wring your hands saying “why me?” You truly are a special person, an angel on this earth. I wish I could take some of this burden from you. Please don’t go through this alone, reach out to your friends….we owe you more than we can ever repay!

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22 February 2018 - 4:58 pm
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Sally,

I know you have a heart of gold and you support everyone when its needed.  I am glad you finally posted on this.  I promise it will be ok.  You have a strong support team and we are all here for you.   Just means no more Gallivanting that those 2 little hoodlems did earlier in their life.   

We love you and call me I will try to help you out as best as I can.    Besides you just never know what may happen 🙂

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Sally, I was just thinking of you tonight and was wondering how Frankie was doing. ( I have been away for awhile, got twin Grandsons in October and have been babysitting them.) anyhoo, I see he is doing quite well, but now Myrtle….. I’m sorry. I will check out earlier posts, so I can see exactly what is going on. Poor Chandler is stone deaf, but I have not had a pup with vision issues. I think they adapt as long as you don’t move stuff around. ❤️LORI, Ty and the whole gang

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Actually just reread your post. I was distracted by Frankie’s outfit. Has your vet tried Clavamox for the UTI? Lucy had a stubborn one that it cleared up. She was on it for quite awhile. I hope this med clears hers up, poor girl.

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 4 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 14&1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, 2 cows and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she is at least 16. She is going strong with no sign of reoccurance.

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Ok here’s the deal.  It’s almost March 1st.  March starts a new month, a season of rebirth where Mother Nature gives an overhaul.  So Sally come March it’s a new beginning with these two!  Everything will settle down and start going right again.  Frankie will be back to hopping like the Easter Bunny, and Merry Myrtles UTI will be cleared up and she’ll enjoy you putting eye drops in her eyes and those will keep her eye stable forever!  I’ve got it on good authority (Happy Hannah) that’s she’s with you and better times are ahead!  Hugs my friend!  We are all here for you……always!

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And yet again, THE BEST OF HUMANITY continues to show up for all pf usheart  You guys are da’ best!!

With everything everyone is dealing  with when they join this spectacular “family of love”, what’s facing Merry Myrtle (and Frankie too), “ain’t nuttin’ honey”!  way-cool

LINDA:  I like the “message” Hapoy Hannah sent you!  March is “overhaul month for Mother Nature” indded!  Bring it on! 🙂

MICHELLE: Absolutely no more unauthorized  ggaivaanting with these two hoodlums!!  Frankie was born a hoodlum and tsught Myrtle the “art of hoodlumism”!

KAREN: One thing for certain, whatever shows up as an issue here on the site has almost always been experienced by someone in “The House of Pugs”!   Those Pugs are somethin’ else!   The silver lining—It always means we get to benefit from all your knowledge!

PAULA:  My goodness gracious!  No one EBER goes through anything “alone” here with sweet Souls like you around!   And as I said, this “ain’t nuttin'” compared to why people join this site!

LORI!   Soooo good to hear from you!!!  TWIN GRANDBABIES!  SWEEET!!  I’ve met you…..you’re waaay too young to have GRANDBABIES!   Sorry sweet Chandler doesn’t have his hearing.  Bummer.  Hope Darryl is doing okay!  Not sure why the Vet didn’t use Clavamox.  Can’t remember the name of the dirst antibiotic, but she said it was “better” for bacteria….something @ike that.  Anyway, the one she’s on now is Baytril, so paws crossed.

HOLLY:  🙂 🙂  Yeah, Frankie has his  Halloween outfit all ready!   And you’re right, time to put away the Nurse uniforms!   ,Sorry you’re having “issues” with your two.

JERRY:   I have no doubt that Frankie’s nursing skills will help!   After all, he has  Nurse Myrtle as his role model!

Lots of love to all!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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I’m so sorry to be only just now picking up on this. Honestly, Frankie and Myrtle, what are you like! I have no doubt that Frankie would make a splendid seeing-eye dog, it’s just where he’d lead our Merry Myrtle, that’s the question.

I have some experience of glaucoma in humans (my Aunt), though not in dogs. I remember being fascinated by my Aunt’s glaucoma as a small child and would question her in detail over what she could see. I remember showing her a Christmas card and she told me she could clearly see Father Christmas, because he was dressed in red. So I think your big bright colourful baby for Myrtle is spot on.

It’s great that you have determined what is going on and here’s hoping the drops can keep it from progressing. I’m with Linda: March is a new beginning for both Frankie and Myrtle and the Spring has great things in store.

Sending love,

Meg, Clare and Angel Pie xxx

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