November 02, 2009

Not A Good Weekend For Team Husky!

Hi everyone, this is Aleeya ~ Team Husky's Mom

Good news and bad news from the ophthalmologist about Prince's eyes. What he has isn't PRA or anything genetically linked which means Kodiak and his brothers are in the clear. The bad news is that my beautiful boy has been keeping a rather big secret from us ~ he is almost blind! Prince has been diagnosed with Post Inflammatory Retinal Degeneration caused by Chorioretininis. This is most likely a result of a trauma or infection he had when he was very young, prior to me getting him. I knew his night and peripheral vision wasn't very good but had no idea he couldn't see much during the day time. He scored each of Prince's eyes out of 10 (10 being perfect vision). His right eye is a 1 and his left eye is a 2-3. He also has a small cataract on his right eye but the Ophthalmologist is hoping this won't get any worse. I can't believe my boy's vision is so poor now ~ you would not know in light conditions, he gets around so well! He must be taking full advantage of the little vision he has, he's such a clever boy:)

The vet we got a second opinion from about Prince's lump recommended a biopsy with possible removal of lump. She wasn't comfortable with the position of the lump as it lies right alongside his spine which could cause a whole other set of problems. Because we were at a vet out of town it wasn't practical for them to perform the surgery that afternoon, as travelling straight after the op wouldn't have been in Prince's best interest. We have an appointment with a local vet tomorrow and Prince will have surgery later this week so we will keep you all posted.

Sesuk went for her scan and we discovered she is not in pup which of course was very disappointing:( A lot of time and expense had gone into the AI and we were so hoping to get one litter from her but it looks like it wasn't meant to be.

All in all it was a pretty crappy weekend in our house! I just hope we get good news about Prince's lump, that would be so great and would definitely put a smile on my face.

Thanks for all the Sibe Vibes and wishes and please keep them coming!!!


P.S. ~ Prince (and the rest of the pups) had a yummy birthday tea last night - their Eukanuba was dressed up with fresh salmon tails (Prince's favorite and our usual canine birthday special dinner). It was all gobbled up very quickly!


Lindsay said...

That's such a bummer on both counts! I hope that the surgery on the lump goes well and smoothly!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo got lots of SibeVibes khoming from Pawsylvania!

I'm going to send some reinFURcements too!

Paws khrossed fur things to settle out and the news to improve from here on out -

We are sorry to see the various situations taking place -

Please know all of you are in our thoughts -

Khyra and Phyll

Huffle Mawson said...

Khyra told me about Prince. I'm so sorry about his vision! Poor boy. At least he doesn't seem too bothered by it. I am hoping for good news on the lump too. I will purr my hardest for you.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

We is also sending lots of sibe vibes from Pennsylvania and we will keep all our paws crossed for Princey.
It do seem like he is doing well despite his vision. Seems he has adjusted well to his sitch-ee-ashun.
We be thoughtin' about woo!
Husky kisses,

D'Azul Siberian said...

Wow, sounds like you got hit all at once. We'll keep all our paws crossed things work out for you. And we be waiting on one of those scans in the next couple of weeks, so we really really know what you mean.

D'Azul, Where Siberians Rule

The OP Pack said...

Darn, that was not a good weekend. But blind dogs can do very well and it sound like Prince knows what he is doing. That lump has been a concern to you for a while, it is probably a good idea to have it removed. We know you had your heart set on that litter but things happen for a reason. We are sending lots and lots of sibe vibes and prayers that things go very well with the surgery. Keep us updated.

Hugs, the OP Pack and Kathie

Flurry and Aja said...

No, not a good weekend at all! Sibe vibes and prayers coming from our house!

Hoping that lump is nothing more than a nuisance.

Carol, Aja, Flurry, and our feathered roomates.

The Thundering Herd said...

Lots and lots of paws crossed and Sibe Vibes coming from The Herd. Amazing what our furry friends decide not to tell us about in their physical weaknesses.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! What a tough week, sending loads of healing sibe vibes and prayers fur all of woo!

-Kira The BeaWootiful

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hang in there mom!! Will keep them paws crossed for woo all, stay pawsitive!!!

Maxx & Mommy

Cyber-sibes said...

Paws crossed fur some better news this week fur sweet Prince. Its amazing how well they compensate fur things like vision. Our Sherman had very little vision left too, but most of the time, you couldn't even tell his vision was so impaired either. We'll continue to send sibe vibes.

jack n'tori & mama Pat

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Keep us posted. We agree with everything said by the other pups. We have our paws crossed.

Steve and Kat

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