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.

4 comments:

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Know how stressful this is for both. Sounds like Maggie is a real trooper with all of this treatment stuff. Keep us posted.

zorra said...

Odd coincidence--I had to take my dog to the vet this morning (she's made a lick granuloma on her foot, more annoying than serious at this point), and there was a Peke there with the same problem as Maggie. Poor Maggie--she has my prayers.

Diane said...

I am praying so hard for maggie!!!

mompriest said...

ohhh, prayers. for a calm sense of peace in the midst of chaos...for all of you...