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  1. #1
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    My Buddy is blind!

    On Friday I noticed him run head-first into several things. I took him to the vet this evening and he is completely blind. She said it is likely hereditary,and that he has likely been blind for 3 months,but she did a few tests to make sure. I'm still waiting for the results of them. But if it is neither of the things she tested for, he is permanently blind and he is only 2 years old... I'm still in shock. Please pray for us. Thank you!
    Last edited by lolli94; 06-18-2013 at 08:00 AM.
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    Wow, I am not sure what to say. I am so sorry. Here is a candle for Buddy.
    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/...g&cid=18753639

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    Elyse
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    I'm so sorry! Blind dogs can adjust very well. My neighbors dog went blind and did well getting around.

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    He'll be in our prayers, I know some spaniels are prone to this. Just keep your furniture in the same places, or lead him around if you decide to move things, and he should adjust just fine!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Thank you all! Yes he does very well already...it's only if something is out of place that he runs into it. The vet called me last night and said he tested negative for diabetes and whatever the other test was...I can't remember the name, so it's probably Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), which is a hereditary problem in Springers. I'm going to talk to a specialist, but it's probably permanent, and I probably couln't afford to fix it even if it was fixable, so I guess he'll just always be blind. He is still a sweet, happy boy though
    Owned by my baby and heart-dog Lolli.

    If each pet we love takes a part of our heart and replaces it with a part of theirs, my heart is a very strange collection of pieces, but I wouldn't have it any other way


    Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it. --Ann Landers

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolli94 View Post
    He is still a sweet, happy boy though
    And that is what matters! Balls that make noise when they bounce, and life will be good!
    I've Been Frosted

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