Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The EYES have it! (HA!)

Mom can't remember if she blogged/shared this...but a few months back, our vet told us that I have Pigmentary Keratitis in my eyeballs. Mom and Dad give me my Tacrolimas drops and don't make a big farkakte deal about it, but Dr. Boucher (one of my regular vets) wanted me to get checked out by a Doggie Opthamologist just to be sure my treatment was working and there wasn't something else wrong.

OPTHAMOLOGIST? Aw crap....I hope I don't need GLASSES!!!!
(OMG...doesn't this remind you of Da Bugg Gooroo?)

My appointment at the VCA Specialty Clinic was this morning. Mom got me there and I met this cool dude named BOWIE (like David!)and his nice mom while I was waiting...

We noticed that Bowie had a pretty sweet looking bikini wax job, but it turned out that the poor dude had Lymphoma and he was there for a chemotherapy treatment. Bowie...if you're reading this, we hope you feel better soon!

A nice lady named Karen was my tech today!

She told me I was handsome, so of course I had to give her some sugar!

Here I am with my Eye Doctor...Dr. Budelsky!

He checked my eyes out with some of his fancy tools and asked mom some questions about me. He told mom that I definitely have PK, but doesn't think I need surgery of any kind and that we should continue to manage it with the drops we've had along with a prescription for some additional drops. Easy peasy!

Here I am with my prescription....

Mom says it looks like a MUG SHOT! HAHAHAA

I was just happy that I didn't have to read an eye chart!

Thank you Dr. Budelsky and NiceTechKaren! Mom is very relieved to know that my PK is under control for now and she's going to keep up with my drops and keep an EYE on me (hahahaa....get it....EYE? HAHAHAA!)

***Mom's note*** if some of you use regular meds for your 4 leggers, Kroger pharmacy just recently started carrying pet prescriptions too....MANY of them fall under the $4 generic program too! We lucked out with my new eyedrops today....only FOUR BUCKS at Kroger pharmacy, which meant mom had enough to stop and get me a McCheesyBurger as a reward for being a good boy for the Eye Dr. today!


Benny and Lily said...

your newglasses look great. Glad the doc had good news
Benny & Lily

Arlo The Pug said...

That is good news Salinger! Hope that everything works out from here on out!

Gracie the Agility Pug said...

Yeah for McCheeseyBurgers. Keep up the drops, dude. My mom's first pug, Rudy (now at the bridge) had PK, and ran agility and everything.

Hank said...

Sally! Love those geek chic glasses!

Chicas Libelulas said...

Hola Sally!!
We are glad your Eyebally are doing good!! Licky goes to a Human-Dr, they don;t have those fancy doctors you have!! but you look very Intellectual with your glasses!!
Spongy & Licky

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Salinger
Good news to hear your eyes are all under control.
Your very own perscription how cool is that?
The best part is having enough $$ to get that McCheesy Burger..
We are happy for you Salinger..
I think my eyes might need that stuff too

Minnie and Mack said...

Good news is always nice! and no glasses is even better...

Keep up the good work, dude.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Salinger!

You sure make glasses look man sexy!
Glad your appointment went well! Daisy goes to the opthamologist once a year too for her dry eyes.
She has to have eye drops everyday. We should get
in on that pharmacy special, I think we are are
being over charged here for her meds!

Hope you are having a sexy week!

-Dana & Daisy

Wilma said...

Hey Sal,
That is great news about your eyes.very happy for you. Not so proud of you for being good for the doc, but, if he told you about a way to get meds cheaper, that's a good thing. At least that's what Mom says. Me, I prefer her to spend as much green papers as possible on me. It is a requirement that I be the highest priced pug in the house!

Pearl said...

Great check-up, S- Dog!

I take Neo Poly Dex drops every day! I wonder if any of our pharmacies have them. Also, I am allergic to Tacrolimas! I am sure you were dying to know that exciting bit of information.

Enjoy that McCheesyburger!!!!

Payton said...

Sal, I have fallen for your cranky librarian and mug shot pictures! I think they are tied for my new favorites. I'm so happy that your eyes are under control, but even more happy for you that you orbed your mom into getting you a burger. YUM!

Minnie Moo said...

haha I think your glasses make you look very smart!


Minnie Moo

Suzy said...

Those glasses make you look even more handsome (as if that was even possible). Glad you are on the mend :)

kjpugs said...

Ummm are you sure those aren't women's glasses??? Either way they look FABBBB on you! You just make them look girly ;)

Or at least, so sez dah bugg gooroo!

Vito and Gina said...

Yay for McCheesyburgers! We're sooooo glad your eyes are okay. Hooray!


Azzore Veterinary Specialists said...

Thank you so much for using a link to our website to explain pigmentary keratitis. What a great blog! It was nice "meeting" you, Salinger. Looks like you have a life full of fun and excitement!