Happy Tuesday Riley Update

Many thanks to Comedy Plus for hosting Happy Tuesday.

Riley had his one week recheck after his eye surgery. Lucy explained the best she could about how the veterinary ophthamologist removed some of his inner eyelid and sewed it with the tiniest of stitches over the large and deep ulcer eating away at his right eye. We’ve noticed over the past week that the yellow puss has all but disappeared and he has been keeping his eye open more, which means that the new antibiotics are also working, and it isn’t hurting much.

First the really gross picture, so you may want to just jump over this one if you are squeamish.

Riley’s right eye is all red – even the colored part – because of the overlay of the thin film of blood vessel-filled sheath that is sewn onto it. The job of this sheath is two-fold: 1. protect the eye, and 2. carry the healing medicine via blood to the eye.

We can also tell he is feeling better because he has started to play again. He is interested in his reindeer stuffie again, as well as the chew bones laying around the house.

We had to laugh at him standing up with a bone perched on the end of his cone, much like this picture of him laying down with the same thing going on. No one’s getting that bone from him without getting caught in his big cone. He has actually caught Lucy in it this past week and backed her through the kitchen. Yes, our boy is feeling better.

The specialist said his cone can come off in two weeks and his re-check is in three weeks. I feel like I can breathe again. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers and concern. It has meant so much.

Amy, aka The Mom

35 thoughts on “Happy Tuesday Riley Update

  1. Furabuluss mewss Miss Amy an Lucy an Xena!! Way two go Riley!! Yore a guud poochie boy~~keep doin what you need two due an soon you will bee ‘cone free’!!!
    Yore cone iss an xcellent ‘bone collectur’ issn’t it??? 😉
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an (((huggiess))) LadyMew
    Pee S: Wee send lotss of ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ too…..

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  2. Riley, We’re so happy that you are feeling better. Starting to play and keeping your bone close by are very good signs. Continued prayers. Gentle fur ruffles to you and hugs to Mom. ~Belle, Bessie, Bea Pups and their My Margret

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  3. tears welling, so sorry sweet boy.. and so happy it is getting better, prayers for you to have patience with that horrid cone.. hugs Riley, Love you. Love you to Lucy and Xena

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  4. What wonderful news. You’re a good parent to make sure that this surgery was done so Riley could feel himself again. Bless you.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches to Riley. ♥

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