Meet Blossom! Blossom is another one of the 4 Cavaliers that we took in from the Charlotte, North Carolina hoarding situation. Blossom recently underwent her full intake vetting and ophthalmology consultation.
Blossom is suffering from hair loss, thickened calloused skin, and secondary infection due to the poor living environment she was in including being infested with fleas. We are treating her skin as well as her ears.
Her eyes were a mess upon arrival but have already greatly improved! While she didn’t produce any tears on her tear test upon intake, after being on a tear stimulant and effectively reducing infection and inflammation, her tears are now within normal limits! Sadly she has no vision due to very hypermature cataracts, but her ophthalmology exam revealed that she is an excellent candidate for cataract removal surgery and vision restoration 🙌🏼 She is scheduled to undergo this surgery on October 20th.
We don’t know how old Blossom is and it is hard to “age” because of the severe neglect but we will have a better idea once the cataracts are removed.
Blossom is such a sweet, gentle, loving girl who is happy as a clam being in your lap all day. We are very, very, very excited about restoring her vision and changing her world 🌎 Blossom is being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama.
UPDATE November 3, 2020:
Those are some very pretty eyes ✨ Miss Blossom is 2 weeks out from cataract surgery where her blinding, hypermature cataracts were removed, and just had a wonderful recheck! Everything is healing well and we are beginning to taper down her medications. She is seeing well from both eyes but ‘detail vision’ and ‘close up vision’ will now start to improve over the next couple of weeks 🙌🏼
UPDATE November 18, 2020:
A busy afternoon at the ophthalmologist in Birmingham, Alabama! It was a reunion of sorts for the Charlotte dogs, minus Watson whose appointment is next week. Hannah (left), Luke (middle), and Blossom (right) all had great rechecks 💜
Blossom is 4 weeks out from her cataract surgery where hypermature cataracts were removed from both of her eyes. She is healing very well and has good vision!
All the babies are being champs with their eye medications 🏆 and thriving in their foster homes. They no longer resemble the disheveled, poor, neglected dogs that we picked up just 6 weeks ago and are now bright eyed and beautiful ✨, and most importantly feeling healthy and fantastic! 💜
UPDATE December 12, 2021:
It’s been a long road 🚗 to health for our Charlotte, NC dogs who came into our care back in October after being rescued out of a hoarding home. But today marks Blossom’s 3rd and last procedure and her final item off her medical “to do” list 📝 Today she underwent her dental which resulted in the extracting of 5 bad teeth. We are happy to have this behind her 💕 Next week she has an ophthalmology recheck following the life changing cataract surgery she underwent 12 weeks ago. Twinkling eyes, shiny teeth, and a bright future ahead for our beautiful Blossom✨