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Old 08-05-2007, 04:54 PM
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Ginger, now not only blind, deaf, and has always had horrible ear infections, has developed cherry eye which has become pussy from her eyelids turning in a bit to push her lashes into her eyes.

I was looking and looking through the internet, and found all sorts of stuff about the surgeries. The problem is, my parents don't want to "waste" money on her. I've read somewhere it can be left untreated and if no other problems develop the dog will be okay, but Ginger already has another problem that developed(eyelashes in eye, pussy).

I've given her a bath, and now she's in a crate to dry. She also has started to get another ear infection, which I will care for and get cleaned up. I'm going to wash her eyes out thoroughly and get rid of the puss and keep it clean. But I doubt that will help with the eyelash issue, which is either what caused the cherry eye, or was the result of cherry eye.

Some might remember my old posts from back in the winter. The scare I had when we couldn't find her out in the deep, deep snow in all the winter storms.

I'd gladly pay for all of Ginger's health needs. I'd pay for hte **** surgery, and I'd care for her. If my parents won't "waste" the money, I'd be glad to. She is NOT a waste. But .. blind, deaf, chronic ear infections, we've been finding pee spots on couches where she lays, and now cherry eye. I always knew this day would come.. I knew Ginger would be the dog that we'd have to put to sleep before she died on her own with all her health issues. But gosh darn it.. how do I know when? And how do I even talk to my mother about this without wanting to scream and yell at her for even being able to think Ginger is a "waste" of money and time? I might be albe to recognize that her time is coming to an end, but I could never think she's a waste.

I don't know what to do. Other than to care for her and keep her clean.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:22 PM
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oh Tessa--it's always tough to know when it's time--do you have a vet you can call and ask re: her eye care? It sounds as if Ginger has had a loving home with you-and you will know when the time has arrived.
As for your mom, I don't know that you will be able to make her see what you see in Ginger. I know it hurts-but you know what you have given to Ginger, and what she has given you in return. ((HUGS)) to you.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:29 PM
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Does anyone know an average price range for cherry eye surgery? For a dog to be euthanized? Even if I could afford the surgery,...

So,.. within the week or so my mom is going to have to call our vet. He does home visits, but I'm not sure for euthanasia.

Gah.. so weird to talk about it. I can't.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:52 PM
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(((((HUGS)))))) I'm sorry your going through this Tessa. I'm sure that Ginger will tell you when it her time to go.

I'm not sure about cost for cherry eye surgery, but I know that euthanasia is usually based on weight and varies between vets. It cost us about $100 to put Mia to sleep and she was 97 pounds.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:12 PM
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I'm so sorry you're going through this, Tessa.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:18 PM
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The first few I'm holding her eyelids up. Normally they are very wrinkly and hang down over her eyes.

Right Eye:







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Old 08-05-2007, 07:19 PM
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Left Eye: (holding it up again and pulling the eyelashes out of from being curled into her ey ball)



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Old 08-05-2007, 07:23 PM
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Poor girl
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:25 PM
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And for Ginger's sake.. not the best pictures, but they do her more justice than those. ^^







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Old 08-05-2007, 07:33 PM
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Poor girl

You'll know when it's time. What's her way of life, does she seem bothered or in pain?
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