Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cecil is HOME!

Mackie's mom here just giving a report on Cecil. It's been a long day. Went to the eye clinic this afternoon to get Cecil and they were having emergency after emergency. (Apparently 2 emergency surgeries) so the vet wasn't ready for me, so I sat, and sat, and sat. Finally after quite some time she buzzed in to say that Cecil was doing well and that his swelling really reduced overnight and he looked great. SHe went through the procedure with me and the aftercare including all the medications..WOW does he have a lot of medications...4 different drops, some for the left eye, some for hte right and one for both--some of these are 2x a day, and some are 4x a day...he has 5 differnt oral meds and again, one is once a day, and the others are mostly 2x a day...it's going to be hard to keep track of it all! I've written out a cheat sheet!
Anyway, they brought Cecil out to meet me and guess what? HE CAN SEE!!
Isn't that amazing? You should have seen his face when I spoke to him---it was like "Oh, that's what you look like?"
It is SO cool. He is very happy, but totally beat...just look at the pics of him on the long drive home (its 100 miles round trip)

and just look at him since we've brought him home---

I guess that poor baby is tired!!

Thank you all for your support and prayers! He's doing really well!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Cecil's Surgery is done!

We just got a call from Cecil's doctor and we have awesome news!

The surgery went very well and the little fella has a new lens now! They weren't sure they were going to be able to cause the vet said she thought there was a tear in there, but looks like it was just inflammation that showed up on his ultrasound. So he has a new lens and will be able to see just great! WOW!! Isn't that incredible?
We are waiting to hear if he can come home tonight or if mommy has to go get him in the morning, but regardless, he is doing really well. Thank you all for your support and prayers!

Cecil's Surgery is today

Cecil's eye surgery is today. Mom is getting ready to take him over to Annapolis. Everyone, please keep little Cecil in your prayers today! We are praying the tear in his left eye isn't too big so they can put a new lens in, but mostly, just want the little guy safe and healthy!
Just say a word to the big guy upstairs, okay?

Thanks everybody! I will let you all know later how he does!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cecil Update--Great News!

Mackie's mom here---Just want you all to know that Cecil is scheduled for his eye surgery on Monday! Whoopie!

We went for his follow up visit on Monday and the pressure and inflammation in his eyes looked so good that the Dr suggested we go ahead with step 3 which was the retinal tests on that very day!

So, this the news from the appointment- Cecil is in fact 100% blind in his right eye as they had thought. The retina is detached and shriveled up. His left eye looks like a good candidate for surgery. He does has a moderate to high risk of glaucoma, as a matter of fact, the vet said there is a possibility he had a glaucoma incident in the right eye that was left untreated. So he will need to be monitored and will need drops in his eyes daily for the remainder of his life. (not an issue, he is SO easy!)

So we have pre-surgery drops to start him on this morning and he has an appointment at 9am on Monday to go in for surgery!! Can you imagine? This time next week, Cecil will be able to see!! It makes me cry! I just can't wait!

And just think all this because a group of people who love animals got together and decided to make a difference. Thank you so much to you all! I can't wait to give you the next update on Monday!

Oh- I almost forgot!! The other spectacular (pardon the pun) news for Cecil...he has a new home to go to once he is healed!! A wonderful woman who has had 4 wires in the past put in her application for him. Her vet check nad home visit were stellar and when I spoke to her, I found out her last two wires had health issues and she is fully prepared for a special needs dog including the costs associated with his eye monitoring and drops to prevent glaucoma. She is a youngish retiree so is home all day, she and her sister live together- no kids, no other dogs---he'll enjoy the peace and love he so deserves! She is so excited and can't wait until I give her the go ahead to come get him!

All good news!! I can't say thanks enough to you all for your support and help!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Thank you friends!

Just wanted to say thank you to all my doggy pals and your pawrents. You all have really helped us with Cecil. We still have a long way to go, but mom has already scheduled Cecil's next doctor's appointment to get a follow up and check the pressure in his eyes since it was so low before.
Many of you have even been asking about me! (so sweet of you!) I'm doing much better now...at least for about three weeks now my eyes have done a lot of clearing up and mommy is praying each and every day that they stay that way. My skin isn't perfect, but I can live with it--mommy gives me baths in medicated shampoo and I am still on my allergy med and prednisone, which I'll probably be on forever. Anyway, it's working for now so keep your paws crossed that it keeps up...three weeks is like the longest period of time in a few years now that I haven't had ear infections.
Anyway, thanks to all my friends for donating and for putting Cecils story and button on your bloggies...you all are the bestest...paws down.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Cecil's moves!

Mom asked me to post a few videos of Cecil on my blog so you all can see what a sweetheart he is and what a good boy he is.

Here is Cecil enjoying his new life...

Here are some of Cecil's moves...

More of Cecil's moves...check him out!!

Here is Cecil getting some lovin from my daddy!

Isn't he a great boy? We love him and are so thankful to every one of you for your help in getting Cecil the surgery he needs. You all are the bestest!!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Cecil says "Thanks!"

Just want to say THANK YOU to all of you who have made donations and forwarded info on about Cecil. I can't wait until he can run!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Trouble making a donation for Cecil?

Seems there may not be a place to mark it for Cecil on the AFTR site...but please don't give up! You can still make a tax-deductible donation for Cecil by going to the Fox Terrier Network's Rescue Fund and put "Rescue Fund for Cecil" in the description box when you make a donation using paypal.

Again, thank you to all my doggie pals and their people for helping so much with Cecil. I can't wait until the little fella can see---he's going to be unstoppable!
You all are the bestest...there's no way around it!