Zeke, a 15 Year Old Diabetic Dog

Zeke, a 15 Year Old Diabetic Dog
Zeke is believed to be a Puggle

Zeke Recovering From Being Disoriented

It has been almost a week now since Zekes incident with being disoriented occurred.  His symptoms were he was circling to the right, didn't seem to know where he was, appeared to not be able to see out of his right eye which was his only good eye, and just could not relax for an hour or so.  By the end of the week Zeke had improved somewhat but still was not normal so his vet prescribed Baytril just in case he has an inner ear infection going on.  She doubts this is the case but at this point it was worth a try.  Zeke will be visiting his veterinary phthalmologist tomorrow for an evaluation of his right eye.  Our regular vet suspects that it is something with Zekes brain such as a stroke or brain tumor.  Both are not good things.

Zeke has been sleeping a little more than usual but his attitude has been good.  He is no longer disoriented and the circling stopped after the first night.  But his eyesight is gone in the right eye.  Zeke had cataract surgery 4 years ago and his right eye has been perfect.   But when he had his episode of disorientation almost a week ago now he appeared to be able not to see. The regular vet confirmed that by shining a light in his eye and getting zero response.  

On his left eye the ophthalmologist suspected that his retina detached 2 weeks after surgery and the resulting glaucoma ruined the eye.   So if the sight in the right eye is gone this leaves Zeke a blind dog which is sad as he is still normally very mobile and enjoys running off.  I am keeping a much closer eye on him now.

Our vet is curious to know what the ophthalmologist thinks happened to Zekes right eye as it may give clues as to what happened to cause his being disoriented.    

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