Bella is scheduled for enucleation or eye removal on Friday. I'm to drop her off at the vet's office and leave, then I can pick her up after 3pm. She is to have no food after Thursday evening but the vet doesn't limit water intake.
Bella's blind eye is huge. I keep trying to decide if I should show a picture of her or not--a before and after--type of thing. I have seen numerous pictures on the internet about enucleation surgery and was grateful to be able to see dogs before and after they've had it done. One woman described it as a well used stuffed animal with a lost eye, eye. Or something like that. Basically, they remove the eye and sew the eye lids together. Our vet does something a little different. I didn't think to ask him how he did it, but they make it look like the eye is closed with the eye still in there.
Dennis and I feel worse than Bella. The vet told us she had already accepted her blindness and had moved on. Maybe. I don't know...yet.
What finally convinced me that surgery was the only option was when we gave Bella a Tramadol. Within half an hour she was at my bedside barking and clawing and ready to go for a walk. Bella hasn't barked or wanted to walk for almost two weeks now. I tried to see if she'd play with her baby but it was a no go. She's not quite up to that.
Perhaps I will take a picture tonight and then again maybe not. I will just have to see if I'm up to it.
As far as Crohn's goes I am having the dickens of a time with staph infections on my blasted fingers. This is a Remicade (treatment) issue and not a Crohn's issue, but hell, I can't get a hang nail without getting another infection. I had four just last week. I am down to one, it's on my right hand and I keep it well covered with tons of ointment on it because I'm not going on more oral antibiotics unless absolutely necessary.
Good lord I never knew how hard it is to keep a set of hands injury free. I have eczema from Remicade and my skin gets really dry so I keep it well-moisturized and that does the trick most of the time. The cold makes my skin even worse. I really wish I didn't have to fight this all the time, but it beats the alternative.
As for writing, I am doing some interviews, working on The Foundlings of Nirvana and Gemini three and just letting my mind float free trying out new and different ideas for another novel.
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