Friday, September 10, 2010

10 days later...



It's been 10 days since Mika's FHO surgery and I thought I'd keep you updated on his news.

As all of you know, only on the first two days after surgery he was quite weak. After that, he has increasingly become more and more active (i.e. digging), although he still lets Eva do the watchdog duty :)
I had hoped to snap picture one him one day when he had his attention on the neighbour's cat and he actually put his foot down (instead of always carrying it around)!!


Some of you may know or remember that Mika has something called dry eye disease. 
He's always had gross mucus coming out of his eye all the time because his eye was always too dry.
For 2 years, we have been to 2 vets who had prescribed some drops for him to clear it. Unfortunately, none of them had worked and the mucus kept coming. We thought this would be a lifelong thing until.....

He had his car accident!
We took him to the nearest vet by our house and guess what? The vet helped cure his eye too!
He said that due to the eye not producing enough tears, it invited bacteria in, and therefore caused the infection (and mucus).

After having some magic eye drops and creams, the mucus has rapidly disappeared!! Although there is already permanent blackening on his cornea, his eye is now clear!! It is a great relief to all of us too.


26 comments:

PaigeandSimba said...

Wow - what a story and what a dog. You all will be in my prayers!

Hugs and Licks of Love,

Paige and Simba

RYKER said...

Hi Mika!
Boy, those chronic health problems can really be annoying! Glad your eye is clear and your back on your feet.

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Wow! So glad the eye problem got cleared up. That must've been very annoying for Mika - I know how itchy my own eyes are after I fall asleep in my contact lenses, but having it be a chronic condition must have been awful. Hope he continues healing quickly!

BlogDog said...

Congrats for your recovery! Hope you continue that! :)

Bing&Ben
adoptedmutts.blogspot.com

katie said...

Great news about the eye! I know that can be a pesky and serious problem, so its great that its better.

Thanks for the nice note about meeka too! All the thoughts have meant a lot as I am sure you know from your own loss of laura.

Hope your boy continues to improve!

Sara said...

What wonderful news to start my day! I'm so happy that Mika is getting better, and his eye problem is solved as a bonus!

Mango said...

Super dog Mika! And super vet too, right? Fixed up his little leggie AND his eyeballs. That guy deserves a big smoochie.

Slobbers,
Mango

Diana said...

Im so glad that Mika is doing well and that some thing is finally helping his eye. yea!! Diana

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Thanks for updating us on Mika! I am glad to know he is doing better and is acting more like his old self. Weird how his eye might never have improved if he hadn't had the accident and met the new vet. Life is strange, isn't it?

Has Rosie settled in to school again? I hope she is happy and doing well!

jen said...

Oh wow! Great news about Mika's eye!
Does he always have to have the eye drops?

Piappies World said...

Hello there Mika!

We are happy to see you back on your feet and the extra bonus good news of having clear eyes is pawesome.

Fudgie (your "twin") sends his extra hugs for you and we all have our paws crossed that you recover quick.

We also love your header, Eva! Weeeeee

Love,
Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

MadameMoiselle said...

One stone kill 2 birds !!

good to know you are recovering well, Mika ! and hopefully you will be back in full swing ..

Licks
Zelle

p.s: mom thinks you have a very cheeky face..

Caren Gittleman said...

I was so happy to wake up this morning to find an update about Mika!

This poor little guy sure has had a rough way to go. He has such a handsome/sweet face and he is one brave boy!

I am so glad that even with something as horrible as Mika's leg being injured that not only is he recovering beautifully but his eye problem has cleared up!
Hugs to Mika!

Marie said...

Thanks for the update on Mika, and that's super news that you were able to resolve his eye problem too. :-)

Noah said...

Glad to hear all is coming along good for Mika. Such a sweet dog.

Peggy Frezon said...

I hope Mika continues to improve. I hope he isn't in too much discomfort. What a beautiful dog, his eyes look so trusting and sweet. Keep us posted!

Minna Krebs said...

Happy to hear da Mika be improving! He has come a long way already.

And that is pawsome that da Vet was able to help his eyes out!

Go Mika!!!

MinnaK

Kathy said...

wow, what an amazing thing about Mika's eye. Can you start putting Mika on a leash and walking REALLY slow...that might encourage him to put his foot down, also walking him say on an old mattress or some couch cushions, on the ground, so it is a little unstable if he is ok'd for walking, not too unstable just a little... and make sure he walks slowly, that might help encourage him to put his foot down...Has the vet okd him for some gentle stretches? If he has perhaps you can ask them to show you how to gently stretch his leg for extension? Make sure before you do any stretches though that he is cleared with the vet for that. ;-).

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

Poor Mika - after all he's been through he's still smiling!

The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies said...

Oh wait - he isn't - sorry, Mika!

houndstooth said...

I'm so glad to hear there's been so much improvement for Mica! He must be feeling so much better!

Bunny

Dawn said...

Happy happy happy news!

jan said...

Hi Aunty Priscilla! Rosie told me about your blog! WOW I didn't know you kept such a great one! Love reading about our furry little friends! Hope you are well. Hope to see you soon!

George the Lad said...

Thanks for the update, so pleased you found a vet that seems to have sorted his eyes.
See Yea George xxx

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Sending much love to this sweet dog during its recovery.

Sagira said...

Glad that Mika is doing better and got the eye condition fixed as well. :)

 
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