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Shaykeija July 29th, 2009 03:21 PM

Update on Tyra
 
Well took Miss Tyra to the vet today for her check up. The infection is almost gone for her eyes BUT she will need drops in both eyes for the rest of her life to keep her from going blind. No, she does not have dry eye but it has something to do with the blood vessels in her eyes and autoimmune. Sigh..it is all good, my baby is healthy.

growler~GateKeeper July 29th, 2009 05:34 PM

Good to hear Tyra's doing better :thumbs up :goodvibes: for continued healing for the infection

Did she see a Vet ocular specialist to have the eye pressure checked w/a tonometer?

Have you had her blood pressue checked? High blood pressure can lead to eye issues incl blindness as well.

rainbow July 29th, 2009 06:02 PM

Glad Tyra is doing better and hope the infection is completely gone soon. :fingerscr

I *think* uveitis can be auto-immune related ....is that what she has?

Shaykeija July 29th, 2009 07:07 PM

her BP is fine and i can't remember what the vet called it. It started with a pin hole ulcer and he said the blood vessels are near the eye. He said not to be worried and this is quite common in Shih Tzu's. 1 drop x both eyes 1 x a day for 1 week, then 1 x every 2 days, then 2 x a week.

hazelrunpack July 29th, 2009 09:49 PM

Does she cooperate for the drops? We can pill ours, give them vaccines, manhandle them in any other way...but try to put drops in their eyes and you'd think we were after them with a chain saw the way they struggle and run! :rolleyes:

:goodvibes: for continued improvement for Tyra!!

Shaykeija July 29th, 2009 10:31 PM

Hazel I will make you laugh, I stick the eye drop bottle under my boobs until warm. Open eyes and squirt drop in. No muss no fuss. Because Tyra was a show dog, I just give her the command " Stand" and she becomes a statue. She is really easy to handle. and a real love bug.

rainbow July 29th, 2009 10:38 PM

[QUOTE=Shaykeija;808030]Hazel I will make you laugh, I stick the eye drop bottle under my boobs until warm. [/QUOTE]

Hazel only puts margarine under her boob. :laughing:

Shaykeija July 30th, 2009 08:07 PM

It is called keratitis and Tyra is on cyclosporin 1 %.

hazelrunpack July 30th, 2009 10:10 PM

I've actually heard of that! Isn't that like a thickening or some sort of odd growth of the cornea? :goodvibes: for continued success with the cyclosporin!

And what a great use for a boob!! I'll have to remember that trick--it's been way too long since my boobs were useful! :laughing:

rainbow, you misremember--we put margarine under [I]madame hazel's[/I] left boob...part of an anti-jinx routine, Shaykeija. Along with :fingerscr, kissing toads, etc... :p

growler~GateKeeper July 31st, 2009 12:13 AM

Good to hear Tyra's bp is fine - one less thing to worry about affecting her and her eyes :thumbs up


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