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Thankyou everyone I am crying so bad, but today’s even sadder his eye is really really bad. It’s really ozzing from the corneal ulcer and half closed and I texted my vet the pics and she said either let nature take it’s course or he made need enucleation! Or eye sewed shut! Omg! This hurts so much! My heart is hurting so much for this little guy. I am going to eye specialist tomorrow let’s see what they say. He can’t go under anesthesia with his liver like this?? For that matter he’s so old. Has anyone had any experience with something like this. I am soooo soooo sad. Thankyou for the Pooh and everyone too!
 

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Ohhhh, not good news! I am so sorry for our boy & for you! I wrote to Marie on FB to ask her to give any advice to you she thinks might be helpful. Her Snowball had an enucleation recently. Unfortunately he had other complicating factors which I won't go into---but she had to help him to the "rainbow bridge" after he was almost healed from the surgery. I don't know if she can get on SM or not! She is the only one I know w/this experience. How old is Cody & can you remind me what kind of cancer he has--is it sarcoma? My memory is fuzzy.
 
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Cody will be 16 years old July 16th, he had a liver mass tucked under his ribs. I can’t even remember the exact name of the cancer right now. It was a cancer mass that was found tucked under his ribs that was removed although they didn’t get all the margins out. That’s why he went on palladia pill. It was a Liver mass. I truly forgot the name of it. Omg I hope your friend has some information for me that would be truly truly helpful. I am so worried any anesthesia and is liver not clotting so scared to do anything right now. But I can’t bear to see him in such pain. It’s killing me. I am afraid too to get the eye done then he has to go to rainbow bridge too for the liver issue. My mind is in all directions. Unless just get the eye sewn? I just don’t know. Thankyou for reaching out for me it means sooooooooo much! 🐾💖
 

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Be sure to tell the eye specialist what medicines Cody has been on, especially the Palladia. Unfortunately different doctors don't always communicate with each other well. My mom's dentist was planning to do some oral surgery on her but then found out she had a blood disorder and was on medications for that. In the meantime he had removed all her remaining teeth so he could fit her with dentures. So she ended up with no teeth and no dentures. :eek:
 

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Ohhhh, not good news! I am so sorry for our boy & for you! I wrote to Marie on FB to ask her to give any advice to you she thinks might be helpful. Her Snowball had an enucleation recently. Unfortunately he had other complicating factors which I won't go into---but she had to help him to the "rainbow bridge" after he was almost healed from the surgery. I don't know if she can get on SM or not! She is the only one I know w/this experience. How old is Cody & can you remind me what kind of cancer he has--is it sarcoma? My memory is fuzzy.
Cody will be 16 years old July 16th, he had a liver mass tucked under his ribs. I can’t even remember the exact name of the cancer right now. It was a cancer mass that was found tucked under his ribs that was removed although they didn’t get all the margins out. That’s why he went on palladia pill. It was a Liver mass. I truly forgot the name of it. Omg I hope your friend has some information for me that would be truly truly helpful. I am so worried any anesthesia and is liver not clotting so scared to do anything right now. But I can’t bear to see him in such pain. It’s killing me. I am afraid too to get the eye done then he has to go to rainbow bridge too for the liver issue. My mind is in all directions. Unless just get the eye sewn? I just don’t know. Thankyou for reaching out for me it means sooooooooo much! 🐾💖
Hello to Cody’s Mommy (can you share your name please?) ...

I am so, so sorry what you and your precious baby, Cody, are going through. I totally understand.

My precious Snowball has been gone for over three weeks and the devastating pain of helping him ... Rest In Peace ... was the most difficult and painful decision I have ever had to make in my life, I am so heartbroken and will miss him until the day I die.

Sandi asked if I could be here on Spoiled Maltese to help share some information and maybe give you some advice. I hesitated doing so because I know your heart is already hurting ... and, I don’t want to say anything that might upset you more. However, please try and understand that I am speaking from the heart ... and as I grieve the devastating loss of my not being able to hold my angel Snowball in my arms.

Snowball had a wonderful life ... but, especially during the last year of his life he endured a lot of discomfort and adjustments with aging. He was 16, plus over two months, when he passed. So, being over 16 years old ... Snowball was bound to start experiencing age related health issues,too.

Over six years ago, Snowball had a very serious heart attack (ruptured chordae tendinae). At that time, his prognosis was a year to eighteen months. However, with what I feel was Divine Intervention ... and, a home cooked diet, his heart meds and Chinese supplements, and loads of tender loving care ,,, Snowball’s heart remained completely stable throughout the rest of his life ... so he was able to enjoy long walks and was not limited to various kinds of exercise. He was able to have anesthesia without any problems ... dental and oxalate stone surgery. And, his last surgery for the removal of his right eye. The enuncleation surgery went well ... and, Snowball had complete recovery from that surgery.

However, and unfortunately, Snowball’s left eye became infected in early March. The last two and a half months of Snowball’s life he had to wear a cone so that his left eye could have a chance to recover ... (his left eye was almost healed).

With all of this, and from what I have personally learned ... I cannot stress how crucial it is for you to not wait ... and, even for tonight ... to get Cody to the ER. I learned that time is not on our side with a ruptured corneal ulcer. Snowball’s doctor saw Snowball here at home and called the ER to see what treatments he should be on IMMEDIATELY. Dr. Rouse was able to get the needed meds right away so that we could start with the initial dosages of antibiotics. We did not and could not go to the ER at that time ... because COVID still had/ has long hours of waiting at the ER’s.

Right before the eye issues started ... Snowball developed an abscessed nodule on the lymph node on his neck. Cancer becomes suspect when an abscess occurs on a lymph node ... so, lab work was done to rule out cancer. With the initial lab results there were no cancer cells. However, further tests were planned to make sure there was no underlying cancer ... because often the cancer is hidden deeper inside the tissues.

Something was causing Snowball’s immune system to become weaker. His liver values soared and he developed a pot belly from this. The ophthalmologist said the eye infections were caused by dry eyes ... and, the reason it was taking so long for the left eye to heal was because Snowball’s immune system had a hard time fighting off infections, etc.

When I look back at pictures of Snowball ... and, especially since the eyes became infected in early March ... my poor baby was struggling. During the past winter, I did everything I could think of to make him feel more comfortable with his osteoarthritis. I switched all of his steps going up to the furniture and bed to orthopedic steps ... and, he loved that. He received bi/tri weekly acupuncture that really helped. But, then the cataracts, along with the eye infections, started really affecting whatever vision he had left. Snowball was such a trooper ...I cry when I think about his last two days ... he was so tired and didn’t get enough rest because he was still taking meds and eye drops around the clock ... even in the middle of the night. And, I learned that dreadful last night ... that Snowball’s kidneys were beginning to fail, too.

Cody’s mom ... I know this is a very long post ... but, I guess I am trying to help you think about how much Cody might be going through. I learned that just with an infected corneal ulcer in dogs ... that it is very painful for them. I mean a constant pain until either the eye heals or the eye is removed.

You and I have been blessed that our precious angels have lived to be 16 years old. I really hadn’t expected Snowball to live beyond ten years old because of the heart attack.

Nobody can tell you what decisions you must make in regard to Cody. We can only share our stories and give feedback, support, and advice if asked. I do hope that you seek an ophthalmologist’s advice on Cody’s eye. I hope I read wrong that a vet told you to wait until tomorrow to see how Cody’s eye is ... can you send pictures of his eye to a local ER nearest you? A ruptured corneal ulcer in dogs need immediate attention from a doctor ... and, in person.

Please keep us updated. Sending healing hugs to you and Cody. I wish I could take away your anxiety and pain ... I am totally there myself and understand. 💔

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Thank you dear Marie for taking time to share Snowball Pie's story! I am sure Dee appreciates you attention to detail & your experience. I do know Cody has been under the care of an eye specialist for a while but this rupture is something new. She has been diligent in attending to Cody's needs & even encouraged me to take Kitzi to see an eye specialist (which I did). We have compared lots of experiences in our search for knowing what to do for our babies. I hope & pray that this information will help Dee in the difficult decisions she will now need to make. Our prayers go out for her & Cody. Thank you for your support Marie---"you are an earth angel!"
 
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Hi Marie, Thankyou for responding and I am so truly sorry for Snowball passing. Snowball went through so much and thankyou for reaching out to me. I am so sorry and I am sorry you have to bring up your pain the last thing I want is to have your heart hurt talking to me. Cody currently had cancer mass removed about 2 years ago and they didn’t get all the margins of the tumor out since then has been on palladia pill and was doing good until recently he started having prolonged clotting last week so for now I stopped administering the pill to him. Then he got a corneal ulcer and I brought him to the Eye Specialist doctor and she said let’s shave the ulcer to stimulate the ulcer to heal. I believe that was the worst thing this doctor did now it looked like it was healing fine then awoke to Cody with a closed eye with ozzing out of it. He slept on that eye didn’t paw at it, I think him sleeping on his eye caused it to rupture I just don’t know or what the doctor did made it worse… Cody is on doxycycline and ketorac for inflammation and oxfloxcin. I literally am pouring oxflocin in his eyes hourly. I texted my regular veterinarian and showed her a video and photos. She told me that he may need enucleation or sewn shut and if it was her dog let nature take it’s course it will scar. She explains to me it’s usually a medical emergency but since Cody is already blind from the cataracts we need to keep him comfortable. He’s on Tramadol for the pain but also worried with this med cause he has end stage liver disease I just found out and my vet doesn’t even think he has a month to live she said her dog had what Cody symptoms are and he only lasted a month. Now this corneal ulcer happened to him. I am devastated by all this and he goes back to the vet in two weeks to get his blood taken for that. But now his poor eye is happening. My vet said if it was her dog she would let it scar over but I told her he’s in a lot of pain and give him the Tramadol and he’ll be in pain for two weeks and should stop. I am bringing him back tomorrow to the eye specialist and just showing up there for him to get looked at. My concern is the pain, and I Thankyou for telling me that the enucleation went well but because he’s 16 has liver problems I don’t think he will survive the surgery from the anesthesia. I am very frightened and confused because I love this Cody so much he’s everything to me and I cry cause he’s in pain literally. Of course this happens when the eye specialist office is closed and the ER near me doesn’t have a optamologist. Thankyou again for reaching out and giving me your heartfelt experience I hope I didn’t cause you more upset to talk about your big brave snowball. They capture our hearts and I don’t even or can’t ponder the inevitable right now. Bless you and Thankyou and to my friend Sandi Thankyou for asking for Marie to reach out. You are a amazing friend and wonderful person for thinking of me and my Cody so close to your Heart. I will always be grateful for that. It’s 2:30am in the morning right now and crying and I will let you know how the eye specialist says today when I come back. Thanks again to everyone Cody thanks you too!
 

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Hi Marie, Thankyou for responding and I am so truly sorry for Snowball passing. Snowball went through so much and thankyou for reaching out to me. I am so sorry and I am sorry you have to bring up your pain the last thing I want is to have your heart hurt talking to me. Cody currently had cancer mass removed about 2 years ago and they didn’t get all the margins of the tumor out since then has been on palladia pill and was doing good until recently he started having prolonged clotting last week so for now I stopped administering the pill to him. Then he got a corneal ulcer and I brought him to the Eye Specialist doctor and she said let’s shave the ulcer to stimulate the ulcer to heal. I believe that was the worst thing this doctor did now it looked like it was healing fine then awoke to Cody with a closed eye with ozzing out of it. He slept on that eye didn’t paw at it, I think him sleeping on his eye caused it to rupture I just don’t know or what the doctor did made it worse… Cody is on doxycycline and ketorac for inflammation and oxfloxcin. I literally am pouring oxflocin in his eyes hourly. I texted my regular veterinarian and showed her a video and photos. She told me that he may need enucleation or sewn shut and if it was her dog let nature take it’s course it will scar. She explains to me it’s usually a medical emergency but since Cody is already blind from the cataracts we need to keep him comfortable. He’s on Tramadol for the pain but also worried with this med cause he has end stage liver disease I just found out and my vet doesn’t even think he has a month to live she said her dog had what Cody symptoms are and he only lasted a month. Now this corneal ulcer happened to him. I am devastated by all this and he goes back to the vet in two weeks to get his blood taken for that. But now his poor eye is happening. My vet said if it was her dog she would let it scar over but I told her he’s in a lot of pain and give him the Tramadol and he’ll be in pain for two weeks and should stop. I am bringing him back tomorrow to the eye specialist and just showing up there for him to get looked at. My concern is the pain, and I Thankyou for telling me that the enucleation went well but because he’s 16 has liver problems I don’t think he will survive the surgery from the anesthesia. I am very frightened and confused because I love this Cody so much he’s everything to me and I cry cause he’s in pain literally. Of course this happens when the eye specialist office is closed and the ER near me doesn’t have a optamologist. Thankyou again for reaching out and giving me your heartfelt experience I hope I didn’t cause you more upset to talk about your big brave snowball. They capture our hearts and I don’t even or can’t ponder the inevitable right now. Bless you and Thankyou and to my friend Sandi Thankyou for asking for Marie to reach out. You are a amazing friend and wonderful person for thinking of me and my Cody so close to your Heart. I will always be grateful for that. It’s 2:30am in the morning right now and crying and I will let you know how the eye specialist says today when I come back. Thanks again to everyone Cody thanks you too!
Hi, Dee.

You said it’s 2:30am in the morning where you are ... well, it’s 3:20am here. Tears are falling here, too ... so, again, I completely understand what you are going through. For a long time before Snowball went to Heaven ... I pre-grieved losing Snowball. Because of his age ... I knew that even if he was healthier that he would not be here forever. So, there were many hidden tears then.

As for the eye drops. Please be careful that you don’t use a lot over the recommended dosages ... unless your eye doctor says it is okay. I was always afraid that Snowball might have gotten more than the prescribed dosage because sometimes the eye drops are not easy to administer. I did ask Snowball’s ophthalmologist ... and she said it’s okay as long as it doesn’t happen a lot. I think she said too many eye drops in one dose can cause inflammation. But, again, just check that out with your doctor.

I never heard of shaving the ulcer! And, I never heard of sewing the eye shut, too. Are you residing in the US? I would like to know how sewing an infected eye shut would help. Snowball’s surgeon had to clean out the infection behind or around the eye after the eye was removed.

If you lived in Virginia (that is where I live) I would refer you to my cardiologist. He is known world wide ... and, I was so blessed to have him as Snowball’s cardiologist. Anyway, even though the hospital where Snowball’s cardiologist practices has the best doctors ... Snowball was referred to a Maryland surgeon because the surgeon’s wife is a certified anesthesiologist... and, even though Snowball’s cardiologist said the surgery was pretty much risk free (because Snowball’s heart still remained very stable) ... he said it was even safer for a certified anesthesiologist to be there.

Also, please don’t ever be afraid to get a second opinion on another vet or specialist for Cody. A great doctor will encourage one to get a second opinion.

Has Gabapentin ever been prescribed for Cody? That can help for pain and is a safer medication for pets. I understand about the Tramadol ... I am afraid that didn’t help Snowball’s kidneys ... in fact that is one medication that keeps going on over and over in my mind now.

I hope you receive some hopeful news today. I know now that thoughts and prayers are no longer the most popular words to use ( and, I understand because sometimes they might not come across as sincere). But, I sincerely will say a little prayer for you and Cody. And, of course, you will be in my thoughts because I will check in later to see if you have updated after today’s appointment with Cody’s vet.

If you are on Facebook, you can read and see many pictures of Snowball ... and, more details about his eyes and other challenges.

Dee, sending you and Cody love and healing hugs.

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The Eye Specialist saw Cody today and when she walked in the room she looked saddened to see Cody the way he looked. I asked her when I just brought him over a week ago his eye ulcer was not bad right? She said it looked like a tiny superficial corneal ulcer and not that bad… but.. at that visit she shaved the ulcer to stimulate the healing… personally I think that’s what did him in.. if she just gave me the meds maybe it would have healed differently. Who really knows. The doctor said Cody is 16 years old and has a lot going on with the cancer, prolonging blood clotting and she thinks that it’s not healing( she called it a Melting Corneal Ulcer) Cody is not a candidate for removal of the eye. Although maybe if it doesn’t heal in a few weeks she is thinking of doing some grafting to the eye. I also think my primary vet called her before the visit because the Eye Specialist was so up on Cody info. And my vet doesn’t think he has a month to live. But I just can’t see it. Also the eye doctor said he’s on the wrong eye medication because now he has an infection. I told her I have been literally pouring oxfloxcin in that eye and nothing seemed to work. Oxfloxcin is supposed to be a strong drug too. She placed cody on Agressive Eye treatment for 4 days with 4 different Eye Medication drops an hour every hour on the hour . Keep doing it constantly allllll day and every day for four days straight. One especially she took blood from another dog (poor doggie hospital dog they keep I guess for cases like this) and spun the blood and took out certain cells to be used and drop those serum drops in his eye trying to have his own body heal the corneal ulcer. She says that Cody’s immune system is low and that’s why he is possibly not healing like a young dog would. Which would bring me back to taking him off the palladia pill and cancer. So afraid his cancer is going to come full rage. They increased his pain Tramadol meds 3 times a day and changed to a different medication antibiotic Cefpodoxime. Cody is such a sweet Brave Boy he lets me do anything and everything to help him with little fuss. I am so sad this is happening to him in his older years. I follow up with this specialist on Friday then onto my regular vet Friday to follow up on his liver values and clotting issues and maybe ultrasound for the end stage liver disease. It is so hard to even want to think life without Cody. He is my world and so part of me. I never forget the day I brought him home when he was just 12 weeks old , he howled and looked at me from the corner of his eye I never stopped laughing tears came out and he knew I like it and he kept howling then looked at me then howled again. He is my joy my love my heart. I reside in New York , not the city Upper part Rural area Putnam County and this is the only eye specialist that every one goes to for eye problems for dogs. Thankyou you all for being here in my time of heart ache only you can understand how I feel. Not everyone does. It is so nice to be part of you and your constant caring for me and Cody. Please say prayers for him to heal and liver values come down I am trying so hard for him , I will do anything for this baby. Thanks again for now I have to go and give another set of drops. Cody thanks you too!🐾🐾💖
 

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The Eye Specialist saw Cody today and when she walked in the room she looked saddened to see Cody the way he looked. I asked her when I just brought him over a week ago his eye ulcer was not bad right? She said it looked like a tiny superficial corneal ulcer and not that bad… but.. at that visit she shaved the ulcer to stimulate the healing… personally I think that’s what did him in.. if she just gave me the meds maybe it would have healed differently. Who really knows. The doctor said Cody is 16 years old and has a lot going on with the cancer, prolonging blood clotting and she thinks that it’s not healing( she called it a Melting Corneal Ulcer) Cody is not a candidate for removal of the eye. Although maybe if it doesn’t heal in a few weeks she is thinking of doing some grafting to the eye. I also think my primary vet called her before the visit because the Eye Specialist was so up on Cody info. And my vet doesn’t think he has a month to live. But I just can’t see it. Also the eye doctor said he’s on the wrong eye medication because now he has an infection. I told her I have been literally pouring oxfloxcin in that eye and nothing seemed to work. Oxfloxcin is supposed to be a strong drug too. She placed cody on Agressive Eye treatment for 4 days with 4 different Eye Medication drops an hour every hour on the hour . Keep doing it constantly allllll day and every day for four days straight. One especially she took blood from another dog (poor doggie hospital dog they keep I guess for cases like this) and spun the blood and took out certain cells to be used and drop those serum drops in his eye trying to have his own body heal the corneal ulcer. She says that Cody’s immune system is low and that’s why he is possibly not healing like a young dog would. Which would bring me back to taking him off the palladia pill and cancer. So afraid his cancer is going to come full rage. They increased his pain Tramadol meds 3 times a day and changed to a different medication antibiotic Cefpodoxime. Cody is such a sweet Brave Boy he lets me do anything and everything to help him with little fuss. I am so sad this is happening to him in his older years. I follow up with this specialist on Friday then onto my regular vet Friday to follow up on his liver values and clotting issues and maybe ultrasound for the end stage liver disease. It is so hard to even want to think life without Cody. He is my world and so part of me. I never forget the day I brought him home when he was just 12 weeks old , he howled and looked at me from the corner of his eye I never stopped laughing tears came out and he knew I like it and he kept howling then looked at me then howled again. He is my joy my love my heart. I reside in New York , not the city Upper part Rural area Putnam County and this is the only eye specialist that every one goes to for eye problems for dogs. Thankyou you all for being here in my time of heart ache only you can understand how I feel. Not everyone does. It is so nice to be part of you and your constant caring for me and Cody. Please say prayers for him to heal and liver values come down I am trying so hard for him , I will do anything for this baby. Thanks again for now I have to go and give another set of drops. Cody thanks you too!🐾🐾💖
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The Eye Specialist saw Cody today and when she walked in the room she looked saddened to see Cody the way he looked. I asked her when I just brought him over a week ago his eye ulcer was not bad right? She said it looked like a tiny superficial corneal ulcer and not that bad… but.. at that visit she shaved the ulcer to stimulate the healing… personally I think that’s what did him in.. if she just gave me the meds maybe it would have healed differently. Who really knows. The doctor said Cody is 16 years old and has a lot going on with the cancer, prolonging blood clotting and she thinks that it’s not healing( she called it a Melting Corneal Ulcer) Cody is not a candidate for removal of the eye. Although maybe if it doesn’t heal in a few weeks she is thinking of doing some grafting to the eye. I also think my primary vet called her before the visit because the Eye Specialist was so up on Cody info. And my vet doesn’t think he has a month to live. But I just can’t see it. Also the eye doctor said he’s on the wrong eye medication because now he has an infection. I told her I have been literally pouring oxfloxcin in that eye and nothing seemed to work. Oxfloxcin is supposed to be a strong drug too. She placed cody on Agressive Eye treatment for 4 days with 4 different Eye Medication drops an hour every hour on the hour . Keep doing it constantly allllll day and every day for four days straight. One especially she took blood from another dog (poor doggie hospital dog they keep I guess for cases like this) and spun the blood and took out certain cells to be used and drop those serum drops in his eye trying to have his own body heal the corneal ulcer. She says that Cody’s immune system is low and that’s why he is possibly not healing like a young dog would. Which would bring me back to taking him off the palladia pill and cancer. So afraid his cancer is going to come full rage. They increased his pain Tramadol meds 3 times a day and changed to a different medication antibiotic Cefpodoxime. Cody is such a sweet Brave Boy he lets me do anything and everything to help him with little fuss. I am so sad this is happening to him in his older years. I follow up with this specialist on Friday then onto my regular vet Friday to follow up on his liver values and clotting issues and maybe ultrasound for the end stage liver disease. It is so hard to even want to think life without Cody. He is my world and so part of me. I never forget the day I brought him home when he was just 12 weeks old , he howled and looked at me from the corner of his eye I never stopped laughing tears came out and he knew I like it and he kept howling then looked at me then howled again. He is my joy my love my heart. I reside in New York , not the city Upper part Rural area Putnam County and this is the only eye specialist that every one goes to for eye problems for dogs. Thankyou you all for being here in my time of heart ache only you can understand how I feel. Not everyone does. It is so nice to be part of you and your constant caring for me and Cody. Please say prayers for him to heal and liver values come down I am trying so hard for him , I will do anything for this baby. Thanks again for now I have to go and give another set of drops. Cody thanks you too!🐾🐾💖
The Eye Specialist saw Cody today and when she walked in the room she looked saddened to see Cody the way he looked. I asked her when I just brought him over a week ago his eye ulcer was not bad right? She said it looked like a tiny superficial corneal ulcer and not that bad… but.. at that visit she shaved the ulcer to stimulate the healing… personally I think that’s what did him in.. if she just gave me the meds maybe it would have healed differently. Who really knows. The doctor said Cody is 16 years old and has a lot going on with the cancer, prolonging blood clotting and she thinks that it’s not healing( she called it a Melting Corneal Ulcer) Cody is not a candidate for removal of the eye. Although maybe if it doesn’t heal in a few weeks she is thinking of doing some grafting to the eye. I also think my primary vet called her before the visit because the Eye Specialist was so up on Cody info. And my vet doesn’t think he has a month to live. But I just can’t see it. Also the eye doctor said he’s on the wrong eye medication because now he has an infection. I told her I have been literally pouring oxfloxcin in that eye and nothing seemed to work. Oxfloxcin is supposed to be a strong drug too. She placed cody on Agressive Eye treatment for 4 days with 4 different Eye Medication drops an hour every hour on the hour . Keep doing it constantly allllll day and every day for four days straight. One especially she took blood from another dog (poor doggie hospital dog they keep I guess for cases like this) and spun the blood and took out certain cells to be used and drop those serum drops in his eye trying to have his own body heal the corneal ulcer. She says that Cody’s immune system is low and that’s why he is possibly not healing like a young dog would. Which would bring me back to taking him off the palladia pill and cancer. So afraid his cancer is going to come full rage. They increased his pain Tramadol meds 3 times a day and changed to a different medication antibiotic Cefpodoxime. Cody is such a sweet Brave Boy he lets me do anything and everything to help him with little fuss. I am so sad this is happening to him in his older years. I follow up with this specialist on Friday then onto my regular vet Friday to follow up on his liver values and clotting issues and maybe ultrasound for the end stage liver disease. It is so hard to even want to think life without Cody. He is my world and so part of me. I never forget the day I brought him home when he was just 12 weeks old , he howled and looked at me from the corner of his eye I never stopped laughing tears came out and he knew I like it and he kept howling then looked at me then howled again. He is my joy my love my heart. I reside in New York , not the city Upper part Rural area Putnam County and this is the only eye specialist that every one goes to for eye problems for dogs. Thankyou you all for being here in my time of heart ache only you can understand how I feel. Not everyone does. It is so nice to be part of you and your constant caring for me and Cody. Please say prayers for him to heal and liver values come down I am trying so hard for him , I will do anything for this baby. Thanks again for now I have to go and give another set of drops. Cody thanks you too!🐾🐾💖
Dee, thinking of you and Cody. I am hoping and praying the eye treatments help heal Cody. I totally understand how stressful this is for you, Dee. And, Cody, too. I still cry thinking about all that Snowball had to endure ... and even just alone with the eye drops and medications around the clock.
 

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Hi Marie this is pulling my heart strings so badly. I I am crying and just feel bad he has to endure this. Cody just looks at me ever so sweetly. I just wish it would heal today.. it’s very stressful my emotions are all over the place. I haven’t slept all night except from 5am to 7am and tonight I am goimy to do the same thing and stay up and give the medication throughout today and tonight. My adrenaline will keep me going that’s for sure. I just want it to heal and stop that oozing.. it’s so sad as you know. Thankyou for thinking of me and Cody we really appreciate all your kindness it means so much you would’ve image.
 

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I had to research "melting ulcers" as I have no knowledge whatsoever on this topic. Scary stuff for sure! Dee, you are doing a good/great job w/Cody!!!!!!!! If anything fails it won't be because you did not do your part to make it better---this is a serious issue. One word of caution that could benefit Cody is "try not to cry when he is present" although that is not always possible, I know. He absorbs your emotions & we need for him to be as strong as possible to fight this thing. You need to rest when you can---easy for me to say! I am praying God's loving strength over you during this debacle. Big hugs to you!
 
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Hi Marie this is pulling my heart strings so badly. I I am crying and just feel bad he has to endure this. Cody just looks at me ever so sweetly. I just wish it would heal today.. it’s very stressful my emotions are all over the place. I haven’t slept all night except from 5am to 7am and tonight I am goimy to do the same thing and stay up and give the medication throughout today and tonight. My adrenaline will keep me going that’s for sure. I just want it to heal and stop that oozing.. it’s so sad as you know. Thankyou for thinking of me and Cody we really appreciate all your kindness it means so much you would’ve image.
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Hi, Dee. I just tried to privately send you my phone number. Please let me know if you received it okay. Since I have been back on Spoiled Maltese the format has changed ... so, I am not sure if it worked okay.

Sending hugs to you and Cody.
Marie
 

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Hi Marie I didn’t get your message I looked everywhere for it on the site. So I sent you a conversation message on the site to you . If you don’t get it, you can email me at [email protected] and I will send you back my number
Sandi I will do the same if you would like. Thankyou for always your words from the heart It means so much. It really does. You have a way with words with Love. I don’t know if all these drops are helping , the eye is still oozing I can’t image the pain and I pray the Tramadol is giving him relief. Thankyou all for helping me with this heartache.
 

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Hi Marie I didn’t get your message I looked everywhere for it on the site. So I sent you a conversation message on the site to you . If you don’t get it, you can email me at [email protected] and I will send you back my number
Sandi I will do the same if you would like. Thankyou for always your words from the heart It means so much. It really does. You have a way with words with Love. I don’t know if all these drops are helping , the eye is still oozing I can’t image the pain and I pray the Tramadol is giving him relief. Thankyou all for helping me with this heartache.
Hi, Dee. I received your message this time ... and, I messaged you back. I was offline for a couple of hours going through and looking at pictures and videos of Snowball. Looking back one year to 2021 ... I could see him slowly regressing. I have so many day to day pictures that I am able to pin point exactly when changes were occurring. I think the first thing that changed for him health wise were the cataracts. I regret so much now that I didn’t consult with an ophthalmologist at that time ... because Snowball’s cardiologist ... at that time, thought Snowball would do great with cataract surgery. Long story ... it’s just I should have trusted his recommendation. Anyway, I am going to be up for about another hour ... it is 4:20AM in the morning here now. And, after my appointment this afternoon ... I should be free the rest of the day and in-between ... whenever you might need to talk. I would tell you to try and get some rest ... but, that sounds so cliche ... and especially at times such as this ... and with what you and Cody are enduring right now. I want to call you ... but, I don’t want to disturb you and Cody in between his eye drops and meds. Just call me anytime. You can call right now if you want to ... I am alone so you will not disturb anyone. I do have to get a shower around six o’clock ... but, if you are not free to talk noe ... then, hopefully, we will connect sometime today. Sending hugs and love to you and Cody.
 

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Did you get my email yesterday?
 
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Hi Sandi I looked in all my emails I didnt get it. I am going to send you a message through conversations on this site. Hopefully you will get it. Sandi his eye today looks like it’s shrinking even with all the work I am doing I am bringing him to the eye specialist tomorrow 9am. I feel for this little guy so much. I am found to send you a message right now. If for some reason you don’t get it let me know and maybe try to email me again. But I think SM site should work. Talk to you soon and Thankyou for thinking and caring for both of us. Thankyou to everyone else for their prayers too.
 
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