Originally Posted by pkelley
I am thinking of you! I feel so bad that your dog has the eye problem! If you would like, I can call some vets in your area and see if they will do pro bono services for your dog....there must be someone who will "step up"! know you have a lot of support from DF..
Thanks for you kind thoughts and saying hi ! I wish I was coming on with better circumstances... I almost didn't introduce myself, but knew I needed the support, I am just heart-broken.
Oh, my you saying you could call some vets in my area...pro bono, that is quite an offer...are you connect to vets / canine folks ?
I live in a small city 400,000 metro and surrounding suburbs more, all the vets here only ability is to treat beginning stage of dry eye syndrome, not making tears, lubricants & antiobiotics basics - - this has been ongoing for over a year now, lost my insurance with Banfield (Petsmart) with loss of my job. Closest vet opthamologist is 50 miles univ vet $350 est. for scope exam and office visit, must be paid in full guaranteed prior to being seen by dr. - - no options no matter what personal situation.
I am thinking of doing trip to Jacksonville 1 hr as an option or down to Orlando/Maitland. Research & vet publications on-line tells me he's in advancing stage of keraconjunctivitis dry eye damage & read there is a antiobiotic made that cant slow down degeneration of the eye & surrounding tissue -- hopefully to safe the eye.
Evidently, it's the nature of specialist - opthamology and technical equipment, expertise, skill and fees that is the steep climb, going to do whatever I can...
Wont give up...it's really ironic I live in between two highly specialized equine vets in my town for the wealthy horse farms, central Florida...but for our canine - - have to drive an hour and with office fees $350 to start, just to be seen.
PKelley thanks for your thoughts...
And to think, I had a living will and trust/will with no children, I had dreamed of donating to people who love their dogs but can't afford certain care... and now that person is me
Praying.....there has to be a way where there seems to be no way"
Desire/Intent My Dream = supportive vets/funds/ $$$ for our feline and canine companion angels - - putting it all to rescue and medical support
that Dream is still alive, through my beloved Brittany...
ps. I am so proud of him coming into the house tonite, he misjudged the steps, and it really stifled him (most loss of his good eye?), I didnt pick him up but coached him and said come on good monkey boy...and you know he jumped higher and made it all the way up the three steps very well (I about cried)....his courage and playfulness at the park earlier and our trip for ice-cream cone...and coming home - - it's just amazing...
OMG He is such a big good boy...so proud of him...
so patient, so good, tolerating eye washes 3X , eye ointment, swabs (cotton wipes) and getting his cookies afterwards....trying to save the eye... till we find that vet - - not given up
Well, thanks again, best sign off and get myself to bed (no 3:00 am wee hrs stuff tonite