Saturday, December 01, 2007
Maggie the Peke Needs Prayers
Maggie, my sweet companion, needs your prayers for patience in healing. She has an ulcer on her eye. We of course have no idea where she got it. They are apparently quite common in her breed, as their eyes protrude and are vulnerable to scratches. Her vet is quite amazed that she has made it to the ripe old age of two and a half unscathed! The lovely Dr. Tracy says it is serious, but she is optimistic. The cornea is ulcerated, but not through all the layers. If this were the case, Maggie would lose her eye for sure. Right now, there is only about a twenty per cent chance of that. But the next week is crucial. She is on antibiotics and an ointment. And we have had to reduce the prednisone she takes for her allergies, so she will be itchier than normal...not a good thing when you have a bad eye. We are hoping to avoid the dreaded Lampshade but will do what needs to be done! So Maggie is even more contemplative than usual these days, keeping to her cell and offering her sufferings with only a sigh now and then to let me know how miserable she truly is. Dr. Tracy says she is really a little trooper, she's seen big dogs have high drama over this! So please keep sweet Maggie in your prayers. We both thank you.