Saturday, 1 March 2008

Poor Bobbie!

Look at my poor baby! I took her to the vet on Wednesday because she had a very sore eye and he said she had a pinprick ulcer. Despite eye ointment by Friday the ulcer had grown to about 1/4" across and he said that if he didn't operate the next day she may lose her eye. They have scraped away all the dead tissue on the eye (yuk!) and then sewn her third eyelid (where is the second one?) to her upper eyelid. She is so dopey after her anaesthetic and it's so cute. Doesn't she look like a little teddy bear in this picture. My poor, poor darling. :0(

Apart from that, I am on my second round of radiotherapy in as any weeks! First I had five days on my spine lesion as the pain was getting too much, now I am halfway through a nine day block on my hip again. Apart from being tired, there are no side effects. I will expect some burning in my groin like last time, but it shouldn't be as bad as it is a lesser dose apparently. Seeing as I am only allowed two goes at radiotherapy in any place I am expecting my mobility to be seriously compromised if the pelvis lesion starts playing me up again later on as this is already my second go. My Oncologist said this round of radio' should keep the pain away for many months, but not years. :0(


weechuff said...

Oh dear! It doesn't seem fair that she has to go through all this at her tender age:0( I do hope it won't be sore when the anaesthetic wears off.

Anne said...

Oh poor little thing - I am sure she is having even more tlc than usual - as I am sure you are also having at the moment. Keep smiling in that wonderful positive way of yours

Spider said...

Ah poor Bobbie and poor you. She is a dear little thing. Cannot believe she had to have the same op as Toffee. If it is anything like Toffee's it should heal quickly.

How long is the eye closed for?

Sindie try to rest more, let the children and Gary take over a few more chores.
Auntie T xx

Tina xx

Beetle said...

Poor little baby :O( Brings back Livvie's eye op. I imagine the second eye lid is the bottom one - that's a guess though.

Are you doing the 'visualization' thing still? I'm still trying :O)

granny grimble said...

I pray that all your treatment pays off beyond your wildest dreams. You deserve a much better deal out of life, and I'm certain that it will turn out alright in the end. Meanwhile you have a large band of lunatic family and friends, all ready to help and support you whatever your needs.
Poor little Bobbie. Her eyes are so large and vunerable, you'll have to make her wear motorbike goggles to protect her from the cats!

GoldAnne said...

Oh you are both such poor darlings,
and you are both so very brave,
do hope it will turn out ok and you will not hurt so much,
love Anne xxxxx

Sarah said...

Big, big hugs to both of you and the very best wishes.

((((Sindie & Bobbie)))))

Sarah x