Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cecil is home again

Well, Cecil came home today. He had about 30 hours straight of maintaining a good eye pressure so the doctor decided to release him. He is so drugged that he is just a limp little wet rag. His eye looks, well....honestly it looks awful. Apparently the conjuctava sloughs off in the healing process and his eye just looks like its been in a train wreck. I pray the pressure holds steady now. Here is a picture of him on his way home---

And here is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge---we have to cross this 4 mile bridge each way to get Cecil to the vet which is about 100 miles round trip....but it sure is a pretty trip...just wish we didn't have to deal with beach traffic!!

He is on many more medications again...he's on 5 different drops (some right eye, some left, some both--- some twice a day, some threee times a day and some four times a day) and 6 different oral medications again some once a day, some twice, some three and some four...I bought a pill keeper to try to help me keep it all straight.

I can tell you that at this point he really can't see much but the Dr still calls it
"functional" vision. She said his optic nerve looks good, but no real idea how much damage there has been to the retina.

Here is Cecil getting carried inside by his daddy. You can see that the poor fella is really out of it.

I plan to take him to work with me tomorrow (despite the fact that it's against regulations)

Please continue to pray for him. He is certainly not out of the woods and it is clear the the poor baby just feels rotten.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Mackie...we're so glad that Cecil can go to work with ur mom...we're prayin' for him and have our paws crossed in knots that he feels so much better soon...we sent him a card...we wish we could do more for him...I wish we lived closer...

Please know we're thinking of you all with love, OK???

Scruffy, Lacie, Stanny and Mumsie

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're sure he feels rotten, but we know he knows he's home in the hands of people who love him. Bless his heart. We're saying gobs of prayers and hoping with all our might that he does well these next few days. Give him an extra pat and extra whispers of love from all of us.

Jake, Fergi, Sally and Nina

Maggie and Mitch said...

We want you to feel better so badly, Cecil! You've been through so much! Hang in there, buddy! More AireZen is coming your way!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Koobuss said...

We hope and pray that Cecil has a complete recovery with no setbacks this time and is able to see. That can't be asking for too much.

Melissa, you, your family, and Cecil's new "mom" have been wonderful. You have done, and continue to do, everything that can possibly be done for this beautiful little dog. We appreciate your efforts and we thank you.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses for Everybody,
Koobie and Family

Eric said...

Mackie, been thinking and hoping and praying for very special little Cecil, our hearts are with him. You and your leggeds are doing such an amazing job taking such loving care of him, true angels.

Love and gentle kisses for Cecil Eric and his Mom xxxxx

Asta said...

I sent a cawd too and have been cwossing my paws into pwetzels and will continoo to do so , while Mommi and Daddi pway that Cecil can wecovew and his eye can be saved and most impawtantly that he stops huwting.
Thank you fow doing all this fow him!
You awe awfully good hoomans and doggies
smoochie kisses