Thanks! It is really nice to know there are people who understand it all which makes the group here a comfort. We are not alone in any of this.Olesia711 wrote: ↑12 Nov 2022, 20:03 Ahh Karen, i hear ya..........the last few years of Izzy's life she went all blind in one eye and about 80% blind in the other eye....it broke my heart when she would be "hesitant" when walking in unfamiliar areas.... this was my fearless little dog who tackled everything with heart and chutzpa! So whenever she displayed uncertainty.. i used to tug on her little lead and reassure her with the word "Izzy, I got you!"... in time, she actually got confidence from these same words and would proceed as if she could see.
We learned not to change placements of things in the house.... and we played games with her in contained areas that she was familiar with ... this helped with her confidence even though she couldn't see much. But when we took her for walks outside the home... i had to use the reassuring words......
I know it's hard... and my heart hurts for you!
Some good news is that Luke had his annual today and the Doc thinks he looks really good and she says he feels really good too, the best she has felt him in many months, like he has gained muscle and not fat. He has gained weight and is now at 59.6 lbs! up from 55. So we know he is absorbing and she is pleased with that. I don't want him to gain more tho and become heavier than he can manage. She is also surprised that he is not totally blind yet. She seemed quite happy with him which makes me feel better too. I think her consults with an internist and endocrinologist have helped guide her because Luke has stumped her on more than one occasion.
This coming Wednesday he will have his Cushing's test done again, BG curve and the x-ray that will hopefully show clear lungs from the pneumonia. I want to say we have his EPI under control but I know things can take a turn at any moment too. But the EPI seems to be steady and I'll take that as a positive for sure.
Thanks, Olesia (and others!) for always being here on this journey as I recount the steps along the way