Monday, 27 July 2015

A very patient patient.

We have had our little friend Poppy with us over the weekend.  She has had eye surgery and is a model patient.   Her stitches are out now and she is making a very good recovery.

She was found to be suffering from glaucoma and has had her right eye removed and a news lens put into the good eye.

She is so good when I put her eye drops put in four times a day and will have to have them for the rest of her life.   None of this seems to have dampened her spirits - she is still full of beans though we have to keep her as quiet as possible while everything settles down.   No ball games or anything else exciting.   She would look at me beseechingly to get the tennis balls from the bottom of the kitchen cupboard but I know I mustn't, and fortunately she seems to have accepted that.  She likes keeping an eye on the neighbours and growling at anyone who walks past with a dog.

'Mum and Dad' should be back this afternoon and I know I'll miss her when she goes home.


The Weaver of Grass said...

Seems as though she understands doesn't it?

Ro Bruhn said...

They're much smarter than we think.

The Bug said...

I love Poppy :)

Robin Mac said...

Poppy has all my sympathy, but she seems to be doing brilliantly. She certainly looks bright and happy. Thank goodness for modern medicine.