I am not a writer, but I do have some thoughts and ideas about a variety of things…life, food, vacation, creativity, art, photography, pets, gardens, plants, family…a little bit of everything.  Decided that I needed an outlet to share some of these random thoughts & ideas….so WELCOME to RoxannesRandoms!

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  1. Roxanne I would very much like to talk to you about Leo and his eye surgery. Do you have an e-mail I could reach you at. I have just found your blog and posts about Leo and am thankful because I too have a Boston, Stan, who has just had the surgery yesterday and is doing amazing.

      • I may reach out to you too as well….! My one cocker spaniel, Isabelle may need to have hers removed soon due to glaucoma. I am heartbroken for her….and I guess for myself as well. I do not want her to live in pain, so I would rather have this done. She may lose her other eye at some time, so I am now taking steps to teach her some of normal activities with sound and smell, so the transition may be easier for all of us. My other cocker, Hunter is deaf…It should be interesting around our house soon!! She is going to be 12 in June, and he is 13 1/2. So far other than these deficits, they both seem to be in good health. Thank you for sharing your experience with Leo’s surgery.

      • Hope all goes well with Isabelle. Our house has two senior disabled dogs and one that is younger but a little chubby. Leo of course only has one eye, poor vision in the other eye, hearing is going and he has Cushing’s Disease. Our other disabled senior has some back legs/hip issues. Helps keep life interesting. I love hearing stories about families keeping and caring for their senior pets (especially the disabled pets). I think it is heartbreaking when people give up on or abandon their senior pets. Keep me updated on Isabelle.

  2. Roxanne,

    Thank you for posting a detailed account of Leo’s surgery. I’m about to go through this with my Magou. I was wondering if you would be willing to chat with me about it. We did cataract surgery on Nov 20th and he could see perfectly until Christmas. His right retina detached and he developed glaucoma in both eyes. We have him going to the vet 3 times a week and he’s on 5 different eye drops 4 times a day each. The vet is suggesting we remove both eyes.

    I love my baby but I can’t help the feeling I get in the pit of my stomach at this suggestion. I know it is what is best for him and I am trying to prepare for this in every way possible. We have other dogs and he is hurting himself when bumping into them and their ever so happy tails. Would you be willing to give me some suggestions on how to help him to adjust?

    My email is moonwolf@thoughteater.com. You can also find me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/moonwolfshowl

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