Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Hello, Lady Belle Here,
You might recall my blog posts under the handle "Adventures of a Blind Doodle." You will find my first blog post here.
If you don't feel like digging through all those posts, Here is the Cliff Notes version:
1. I was born sighted but in the first year caught Blastomycoses, a fungal disease. It cost me my eyesight.
2. When my owners found I was blind, they turned me into a shelter.
3. I was placed then returned two more times.
4. Finally, a mobile vet found me on the kill line and took me home to join her pack.
5. Once I was over the trauma of being blind and rejected she placed me for adoption through everyone's favorite Doodle rescue site, where I came to the attention of a lot of big hearted DoodleKissers who were pulling for me to find a furever home.
6. Their wishes were granted when my new 'seeing eye person' (his term, not mine) adopted me.
7. It was like going to heaven. I have a home to roam, a dog yard all my own, and I get taken for daily walks, the most important thing in my life. A number of blog posts followed. Then i got distracted by life and stopped posting - my apologies.
Last September my Blasto came back and really knocked me down. But with good drugs and lots of love, I came back. But apparently the second bout with Blasto damaged some of my inside parts. About 2 months ago I lost my appetite and started losing weight. I spent a weekend in a vet hospital. They thought the Blasto had come back again and started treatment. Then a week later the test came back and the problem wasn't Blasto, it was far more serious.
Today my morning walk was limited to the driveway. I just couldn't go any further. We did a vet visit today. They spent some time with an ultrasound. Lots of fluid in my abdomen and around my heart. My temperature had spiked. I heard the Vet say were not sure what is wrong, but I'm so skinny and weak, there is little likelihood I can come back.
They brought me into a room with my 'Seeing Eye Person' He held my head, scratched my neck and told me how much he loved me and what a good girl I am. Then a squirt from a needle and I went into a permanent sleep.
Well it isn't really permanent. You see, I'm in doggie heaven. Guess what? My strength is back. And wonder of all wonders I can see again. No more running into things.
But I am going to miss my people and all of you kind loving DoodleKissers. Keep up the good work. You made a difference in this girl's life!