Friday, September 23, 2016


SHE's home.  Cataract Op successful, so far. 

Though comments like:

"If you drop that bit, it's impossible to pick up."
"Ooooooo, you've hit blood."

"good thing you don't take blood thinners, you'd be hemorrhageing now."
"don't worry we'll go to Plan B"

"We'll give you a mild sedative, so you won't feel this part."

"Why doesn't this pedal work?"  We need it working.....

"Where's my seat?  At this angle I'm in trouble" (the Dr. is in trouble?!)

Did not inspire confidence.

Good thing HER head was taped to the table at this point.

However, it went well.  Checked  today, and everything's okay.

New left eye can see distances and the Old right eye can read close ups....don't need the glasses at this point.

(Should point out that there were student doctors in the operating room.)

Dogs will stay at the kennels for a week, though.  Still can't bend over or lift heavy weights (Dui).


  1. Oh that all sounds very scary! Hope you are recovered very soon - take care. Sending hugs...and nose licks from Moth and the K9 gang xx

  2. Glad to hear you've escaped the torturers chair - with the trainee torturers!!!!!
    Take very good care of your self and get well soon
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Arg! Those comments! Taped down or not, I would have been out of there!
    Take it easy now. The pups are fine, we hope.

  4. Somethings should not be heard ! Dui will make up for lost time when he's reunited.

  5. so glad you did well, so did I. I go to see the doc in a couple of hours. I can see distance in left eye but can't read or see anything out of other eye. will get it repaired in 2 weeks.

  6. Glad to hear the op is successful. Rest well.


  7. So glad it all went well (sort of!)
    The conversation reminds Gail of a medical crisis a quarter of a century ago, requiring an angiogram to investigate blood flow in the artery feeding her arm (there was none). The nice radiogrpaher tending to Gail told her she could look at the screen and watch the results as it happened. So Gail did just that, only to then hear the consultant - a New Zealander - shout from behind the screen "TELL HER TO STOP MOVING HER F***ING HEAD!!!"
    Cheers! Gail.
    PS Hope you're managing the eye drops OK.

  8. Best of luck with the recovery!! Sounds like somedoctors need to learn some bedside manner!


  9. that's so great to read good news!! Hugs to the mama for a speedy recovery :o) btw: my granny had the same surgery last year, she acted totally furious as my grampy had to put the drops in her eyes... he sadly had no helmet or an armor, so he passed this job to a neighbor who was a nurse once :o)

  10. YAY for no glasses needed! Good luck with continued healing!

  11. Oh my word...tell HER I can surely understand. Holy Moley the student docs need to weary muzzles in the operating room. LOL
    SHE remember ever comment too. That is kinda like the old joke you don't want to see smoke when the dentist is drilling.
    Will you have a surgery on the right eye or is it ok?
    Hugs to Her
    Madi and mom

  12. kind of makes you wish they had jut knocked you out :)

  13. I would have thought that SHE would go for dogaract surgery.

  14. Glad it is over and went well. We hear good things from people who have had this done BUTT those comments are a wee bit disconcerting!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. OMD, you just made Ma shiver! She used to hear the same thingie in the Dentist chair when they did her crown and root canal!! OMD, she was freakin' out! Good thingie she was on the laughin' gas stuffs, or she would have jumped outta the chair too!
    I am sooooo glads it went FABulously! You are so brave, and Ma wishes she was as brave as you!! 87 treaties and margaritas for you!
    Ruby ♥

  16. Paws crossed for a quick recovery. Can't believe they let you hear all that chatter - our mom would have freaked out
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  17. Yay!!! We hope you have a quick recovery :)

    Bell Fur Zoo

  18. Glad it was a success! But it would have been nice not to hear that conversation!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  19. We're glad SHE is home! We're sending lots of healing vibes her way! Get well soon!

  20. Four paws crossed fur a complete recovery.
    Your Furend in Vancouver
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  21. I know these sweeties are missing their mama, but fully understand why. I have a friend who lives in the desert on a ranch and she is alone to. she has 2 80 pound dogs that she walks on a leash 4 times a day. she is about to have the surgery. I emailed her your story so she could make plans.

  22. We're glad to hear your mom's eye is doing good. Too bad you all have to be in jail though.

  23. I'm glad my mom stopped in! Sending sterile rottie kisses. Mom thinks it's great that you can see without glasses!! Loves!


  24. Cataract crap on a cracker surgery. Yep Lee has had both eyes done. And exactly 157 days after surgery on the first eye complication but she had already had the second eye done. Then again exactly 157 days on the other eye complication. Yep Posterior vitreous detachment and retinal detachment after cataract surgery. We pray hard HER has no complications.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot