Tuesday, July 14, 2009

lulu's update

lulu and willie

i just want to send a big thank you out to all of you who were able to stop by the yard sale in support of lulu's cause. we had a really great time and had a successful sale. all of the neighborhood doggie's stopped by in support and lulu was exhausted after a full day of play. we had pugs, labs, miniature pinchers and australian shepards but the cutest dog of the day was a 12 week old boston terrier named unagi. she was so sweet and lulu had a great time with her. i wish i would have taken a picture but there was so much going on, i forgot.

lulu had her appointment yesterday with the specialist and we found out she is not a good candidate for a cataract surgery and that in fact, boston terriers do not take to this surgery due to genetics. i was hoping i could bring back her eyesight through surgery but by doing this, it could actually make her much worse. the vet said that she only sees light and dark and shadows and since she is so young, it's most likely all she has ever seen and that she has adapted very well. he gave us some medication to relieve some of the pressure that cataracts cause but other than that, there is nothing that can be done. i had a little cry after i got the news but now i'm determined to give her the best life i can. i feel that the specialist is very good and he has done thousands of cataract surgeries so i trust his advice. if you are ever in need of a good vet, give the northwest veterinary specialist a call. they are a little way out in clackamas but they do a great job. they even have an urgent care in you ever have an emergency.
16756 se 82nd dr. clackamas 503.656.3999

so despite lulu's lack of vision, with her heightened sense of smell, i'm afraid she will still torment our kitty. sorry willie!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about Lulu's eye condition. I have 2 Boston's myself and I know how hard it must be. They are such loves and I get sick with worry whenever they have so much as a tummy ache (which is very often!). Dogs are a resilient bunch though and I hope that Lulu will continue to adapt well and that you will have many happy healthy years of snorts and smiles and snuggles and smelly farts.

  2. Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. She brings me so much happiness and she's so tough that she will be fine. I just wish i could do more for her. yes, i love her very much- loud snores, smelly farts and all!