Wishing to see again- Penni
Organized by: Penni Sue
Penni Sue via Crowdrise
January 24, 2016
Hi Everyone -
I can't see! I used to travel everywhere with my mom- for the last 12 years, but unfortunately now, I'm too scared. I'm having a hard time moving around because I've gone blind. I was diagnosed with diabetes three months ago. My diabetes is under control but has caused me to develop cataracts. I developed them so quickly, I did not have a chance to adjust. I am otherwise in good health! I spend most of my day walking into the wall over and over again. My tail used to wag all the time. It wagged so much that some would say it wagged my body! This stopped happening since I went blind.
My blindness can be fixed! My mom has been all over- researching and exploring options. She even went to Tijuana, Mexico last week to investigate the vets, and see what the least expensive and best option would be.
There is a vet in Texas -who is willing to do all of the tests and operation for $ 4,500.00
This is my instagram, here you can find all kinds of photos of my happy and active life before I went blind. - - www.instagram.com/griffonPenni
Here is a link of me in Houston, Texas right before I went blind- I had just gotten off of a plane with my mom -- and I was enjoying the wind blowing in my hair. https://www.instagram.com/p/9eep0xRXJN/?taken-by=griffonpenni
Here is more information about the surgery: http://www.animaleyecare.net/diseases/ cataract
"If untreated, the cataracts cause intraocular inflammation called Lens-Induced Uveitis (LIU) that harms the eyes by causing glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure). If the LIU is uncontrolled and glaucoma develops, cataract surgery might not be possible. Glaucoma causes a chronic headache (similar to a migraine)....Diabetic dogs actually tend to have a better surgical success rate after cataract surgery than “normal” dogs with cataracts. The surgery is same-day surgery, with no overnight hospital stay."