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Sudden glaucoma in a young dog!
Nanika’s eye is not responding to medication. Well, maybe a little. It doesn’t seem to be getting worse for now, but it is not getting better.
Two years ago, when she lived in Texas, Roxanne found Nanika hiding behind an air-conditioning unit during a thunder storm. She took Nanika in, and got her healthy. The poor girl was malnourished and covered in ticks. Since then she has moved to Las Vegas where she lives with her mother, and Nanika has been a great, happy dog in the family, even getting along with the kitty!
But at the end of August Roxanne noticed something was wrong with Nanika’s left eye. It was cloudy. At first she thought it might be an allergy, and she flushed her eye everyday. But soon Nanika started holding in closed, and it was obviously swelling up. So, she took Nanika to the doctor.
They did a number of tests, and put Nanika on 3 medications for her eye. The diagnosis was glaucoma, an uncontrolled build up of pressure in the eye. It was only the left, and Nanika was young, only 3.5 years-old. This is rare, but it does happen. After a month they went back to the vet, and the results were disappointing. Though the pressure in her eye was not worse, it was not better either. Nanika was not responding to the medications.
The next step is to remove the eye. Nanika’s condition appears to be in the one eye only, and it is clearly painful. She rubs at the eye and whines at times. Roxanne has spent about $800 on the diagnosis, and the medications are over $50 a month. She is currently working part-time for minimum wage, and needs help to get Nanika the surgery she needs.
As always, we hold the donations and only pay the vet, never the owner. So if you can help Nanika, know your donation will go to her! Thank you.
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):