Why do we love them so? She's my heart, my best friend and she's only 8. If you remember, this summer she became diabetic and after months of tweaking her insulin levels (I don't have to lie down on her on the bed to hold her down for the shots anymore) and the routine blood curve tests, she is finally doing well. Except for her eyes. Sister has now developed cataracts, something that seems to go along with the diabetes.
Diabetic dogs have the type I kind; when their insulin is gone it is gone. I still have to prepare (cook) all her meals as she won't eat the diabetic dog food. It is a real pain to do so and I've had to buy up all the flax seed and chia, hemp hearts, lean meats, etc., at Whole Foods. It is all so expensive, (when did lean meat become so expensive), but I do it for Sister.
After a trip to the vet this morning, I found out that they can do surgery on her. One eye costs $2100.00 and 2 eyes will be $3500.00. I will also have to take her to Tulsa and Oklahoma City 8-10 times for weekly checkups for 3 months after the surgery. The trip takes about 2-3 hours one way.
She is bumping into things and I know she is nearly blind now. I just can't stand it. When she was 4, she became paralyzed from a blown out disc in her back that cost $3500.00 for surgery. I'm afraid my husband might divorce me when I tell him this news as he would certainly say let her be blind or put her to sleep which I would not do.
I want her to see again. I know what I am going to do.