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!

11 comments:

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

We have our paws crossed for a successful opeation for Cecil and marvellous to read that he will have a super new forever home to go to as well.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed for Cecil's surgery on Monday! We can't wait for an update!
What awesome news that he has a forever home waiting for him!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

This is wondewful news! Thank you fow tha update. I'm so happy Cecil has this chance and will also have a fuwwevew home of his own. I know he will make his hooman vewy happy wif his pwesence. I will be pwaying that all goes well
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Notes by Nina said...

This is the BEST news! We are all so happy to read it! We'll be anxiously waiting to hear how Cecil's surgery goes - AND we are so wirey wagging happy that the right Cecil and his new family found each other!!! That is the way it is supposed to be!

We are so grateful to you for providing all the love and medical care for Cecil that he has needed. Every doggie deserves a good life, and Cecil has found and is finding his, thanks to you.

We hope his new family will blog so we can hear all about how he does in his wonderful future AND so we can hear about how happy and lucky his new mama is!

Love and thanks,
Jake and Fergi

Lacy said...

w00fs, thats wonderful..hope surgery goes well...and he gets to go to his furever home soon..

b safe,
~rocky~

Sally said...

How exciting - paws crossed all goes perfectly. He has surgery to save his sight and a forever home - perfect! After Paddy had his eye surgery - he had a new lease on life! In fact - sometimes you forget he has any seeing difficulties at all - until he runs into something! He too has one complete blind eye - so depth isn't a strong point. But he is super happy and is a true bouncey Wire.

Please keep us updated.

Lots of licks
D, Sally and Paddy

Agatha and Archie said...

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!!! tra la la lala we are sooo happy and excited!! We will thnk of him on Monday!!!!! Love and kisses A+A

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Maggie and Mitch sent me!

Paws khrossed and lots of Sibe Vibes being sent to woo from Pawsylvania!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mango said...

Maggie and Mitch sent me over. Good luck with that whole eye surgery thing. It sounds scary, but then you will have a good home.

Slobbers,
Mango

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our paws are crossed for you, Cecil! We are thinking great thoughts!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Army of Four said...

Surfing over from Maggie and Mitch's blog! We'll say a prayer for Cecil!
Tail wags,
Storms