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Post by baileysmum » 01 Apr 2010, 07:16

Can I just say a really big Thank You to everyone who has donated to Jet's appeal to raise funds to get this little girl checked out.

I would also like to thank Sue at Rutland House Vets in St Helens who was absolutely wonderful not only in donating her time but with her no-nonsense approach and her compassion in dealing with Jet - but let me tell you when I took her for her appointment she kept her in for the day so she could scan her eyes and when I went to collect her at 6.00pm she was relunctant to hand her back she of course had fallen for her.

Also a very big thank you to Kathy who found her, if she hadn't been there are that particular time who know's where she would of ended up I just dread to think.

Thank you to Glenys and her team for once again being there and doing everything in their power to make sure that these dogs get the best out of life.




JUST A REMINDER:
VET REPORT


We have been to see the Eye Specialist today and she has explained the problems with Jet's eyes.

Firstly let me just say she was an absolute little star today at the eye specialist we were kept waiting for 40 mins and not a peep out of her. When we were eventually called in yet again so good she sat there up on the table resting her body against me while the specialist put drops in her eyes, little paper sticks and stayed so still while the vet timed the length they had to stay in which was 90 seconds. Then she sat there and let the vet shine lights into her eyes, then take pictures of her eyes and never made a sound all the way through a lengthy examination. Even Sue the vet could not believe it.

Okay results, I will try and explain them the best I can but perhaps John will maybe explain them a little bit better than me.


She has been diagnosed with:

Multiple Ocular Defects.

Persistent Pupillary Membrane Remnants.

Nystagmus

Prolapse of the nictitans gland -bilateral. (Cherry Eye).

Believe me the specialist had never seen anything like it.

Okay here goes with my explanations:
Multiple Ocular Defects are birth defects that she was born with which include:
small eyes
abnormally small pupils (which are also not where they are supposed to be, in her right eye the pupil is almost non-exsistent and is tucked up towards the back of her eye.
Also in her right eye she has a cloudy cornea and no lens. So suffice to say that she is blind in this eye.
Her left eye has a small pupil also but this again is in the wrong posistion but isn't as high up as the right one, the pupil on the left eye has a tiny white stripe across it. She does have sight in this eye and the only way that the vet could describe it to me was that she sees the world through a "pinhole camera effect"
she does have a lens in the left eye but this is very small.
also add to this Persistent Pupillary Membrane remnants

Persistent Pupillary Membrane

This I have attached a link :

http://www.upei.ca/~cidd/Diseases/ocula ... mbrane.htm

Nystagmus
also known as "flickering eye"
This just means her eyes flicker as though she is trying to focus on things.

Cherry Eye
Which John went onto explain and guessed that this would be the diagnosis.

Cherry Eye operation will be carried out next Thursday and should remove those unsightly little red lumps from her eyes. In all the years that Sue (eye specialist) has been carrying out this operation she has only had one dog that they have "popped" out again.

With regards to her Ocular Defects she has learned to live with them and even though nothing can be done to fix them (without risking losing the sight she already has) she is a happy little soul and does get along fine.

We have given her drops to dilate the pupil hoping that this will expand her vision but it will only expand it slightly she will need these twice a week. If they do not seem to be making her vision any better then we can discontinue with them.

All the technical terms above look a little bit scary but she is happy and she is healthy and she manages extremely well on lead and off lead.

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Post by Seamusmum » 01 Apr 2010, 08:24

I think thanks should go out to you Karen for devoting your time and love to her while in your care :love3:
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Post by warrengl » 01 Apr 2010, 08:36

I couldn't agree more with both Karen's and Katie's posts! :love3:
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Post by chocdrop » 01 Apr 2010, 08:39

Thanks karen but thank u for putting all your time and love into her.x :love3:

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Post by labradora » 01 Apr 2010, 08:44

Well done Karen, you're a star! :love3:

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Post by Glenys » 01 Apr 2010, 10:35

Lets hope the little Girl jet does ok next thursday Thats great of Rutland House I know they are very compassionate there toward rescues it is unusual though that we get anything free :thumbright: .
Karen you are doing a Brilliant Job :thumbright:
I wonder how she has lived her life with this dsiability and more to the point who were her owners its such a mystery :(

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Post by Bold Barney » 01 Apr 2010, 11:00

Well done Karen for all your care and for the vet providing her services free. Jet just sounds so adorable. :love2:
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Post by kayj » 01 Apr 2010, 11:56

Many thanks to Karen ,Katie and Sue for all your care.

:love3: :love3: :love3: :love3:

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Post by Blakey » 01 Apr 2010, 12:16

Karen, it's a pleasure.

YOU are the one who should be being thanked. You're an angel once again. :love5:

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Post by tosca100 » 01 Apr 2010, 12:39

Everybody concerned with Jet needs a big thank you, team, members who donate, Kathy, the vet.......... :1954: :1954: :1954: :1954: :1954: :1954:

But especially Karen who is always there to take on the dogs who need that extra care.Image

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Post by Diesel Kate » 01 Apr 2010, 14:13

Here, Here :love3: :love3: :love3:
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Post by mollie » 01 Apr 2010, 15:21

It's lovely that everyone's rallying around to help this wee girl. In spite of how she was found, and her eye problems (which don't seem to bother her!) the fact is she has a wonderful life ahead of her. :hello1: :hello1: :hello1:
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Post by Diesel Kate » 01 Apr 2010, 16:36

Marge I am SURE she has a wonderful life ahead of her :1973: :1973: :1973: :1973:
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Post by arlyj » 02 Apr 2010, 09:51

Jet sounds like such a special little girl and thanks to all involved so far now has a chance of a happy life and a home where she will be loved.
:love3: :love3: :love3: :love3: :love3: :love3:

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Post by jackie » 02 Apr 2010, 11:48

Poor little Jet thank goodness she was found, it makes me so sad to think she was dumped not knowing what was going on. Karen I have to say you are an absolute angel :love3: :love3: :love3:

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