Just the day to day ramblings of our family...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

So much for relaxing on vacation...

A week ago we took Boxen to the vet because his eye looked irritated. The vet said he had scratched his cornea and gave us some drops to put in his eye every three hours.

All week Boxen has been getting Benadryl with his food to sedate him a little. He will scratch and rub on the eye otherwise.

Today he went back and it is worse. They are sending us to an opthamologist ASAP. They will probably have to do surgery, while we are on vacation.

I hate that this is happening to him. I hate that Joel will not be able to relax because he will be worried about Boxen. I hate that we are going to have to ask people to take care of this while we are gone.

I am confident that we will be able to mend Boxen's eye and if we can not we can have it removed and he will be just fine. He is eight years old so we have to think about the danger of putting him under for moltiple surgeries or just one to remove it. I hope that we can get into the Opthamologist soon. I really don't want my mother to have to deal with making those decisions about what to do.

Poor boxxy. For now he is wearing the cone of shame...

p.s. this was a week ago. Can you see the green area? That is his ulcer. That is what is causing all this.


  1. Poor Boxen! I hope his eye gets better soon, and that you can still enjoy your vacation.

  2. Oh poor Boxen!! What terrible timing for it to all happen when you're on holiday - stressful for everyone!

    We've just been catching up on all your posts and your news. So sorry to hear about Beau - but he was greatly loved when he was with you. And nice to meet Trixie! What a lovely story about how you found her. She is gorgeous.

    Great to have you back in blogging land!

    Hsin-Yi & Honey the Great Dane