I’m not sure where to start but let me introduce you to our fur baby, Sadie Belle. She is an American Cocker Spaniel that will be
10 in August and she has a mind on her own.
First, let me say that my mom found a tear off paper on Fashion Bug’s window advertising Cocker Spaniel Puppies For Sale. Mom immediately called me with excitement. We had been looking for a while for a female black cocker and she was perfect. The joke is that when we went to get her I noticed a white spot on her chin and I bartered with them and now she is known as the Discount Dog. ? We’ve had her since she was 6 weeks old and we could hold her in the palm of our hand
She grew up with her adopted sister, Lady who was another cocker spaniel but she was buff in color and had a snappy attitude. Lady was a rescue that we had for a brief 8 years or so. Lady was an older rescue when we got her but she lived a great life with us hanging out on the beach and going from campground to campground.
We had several great years with Lady but unfortunately we had to put her down in December 2017, after several years of failing health. Sadie was just diagnosed a few weeks ago and last week we found out that she is blind in her right eye. That hit us like a ton of bricks after it came upon her quite suddenly. We noticed that she woke up one morning and her eye was blue like she was blind but she didn’t act any different. We got it checked out the next day at Gainesway Small Animal Clinic in Lexington (whom are Awesome ?). They did several test and when they have issues with their eyes they do a pressure test. They said that pressure count between 11-24 was higher range. Sadie got her eyes checked and the left eye was an 11 and the other was 26. Since it was on the higher side they gave her some drops and ask for us to bring her back the next day to see if the drops had helped her. We took her back within 24 hours after giving her 2 drops in her right eye of that period and her right eye tested 11. We were super excited to have it drop so much in such a short period of time. The doctor had told us that it was important to bring her back to get her tested because of how fast glaucoma progresses and if her pressure were to reach around 50 or higher should would more than likely not gain her eye site back. We scheduled her to go see a specialist in Louisville, Eye Pearl. The vet there was fantastic too, Sadie had several tests done there at the Ophthalmologist only to confirm what we had already feared for. Sadie was blind in her right eye. When they read the results to her eye pressure that day it was at 46. The weird thing about her eye is that sometimes when you give her the eye drops the iris’s color comes back and it’s brown again. They’ve given us special different options at this point and know we just have to go through the process to figure out the journey day by day.