Years ago when Brook joined the pack, she was diagnosed with detached retinas, resulting in complete blindness. At that time and at every visit to the opthamologist, the same warning, "It isn't IF her eyes need to be removed, it is WHEN." All the warning signs were reviewed over and over again. Yesterday one of those warning signs appeared.
For a couple of days, Brook's left eye appeared a bit red in the corner but she was likely tired at the times, so no concern. Then on Tuesday evening, Bill and her were running out the door (as usual) and Brook slid into the fence on her left side. Typical Brook, she got up and carried on. (she has bumped her head much harder numerous times) Wednesday morning, her left eye was full of blood.
Off to the vet. Brook had blood taken and got lots of treats.
Surgery to remove her eye is scheduled for next Tuesday. If all goes well during the removal of the left eye, her right eye will be removed at the same time. It makes more sense to remove it if possible since she can't see, there is really no need to keep it.
We'll keep you posted as to how things are going.