UPDATE JUNE 18, 2022: Earlier this week we welcomed in precious petite 5 year old Gracie and she has since undergone her full intake vetting.
While 10.9 pound Gracie’s heart 🩺 , knees, and hips 🦴 are clear and congenitally sound, she does have some significant eye issues that have obviously been going on for quite some time without proper care. She has “dry eye” meaning she is not producing an adequate amount of tears. In fact, she isn’t producing any tears at this time. This total dryness, without proper intervention, has caused lots of secondary issues like infection, inflammation, the build up of excess pigment, and of course a lot of discomfort. We have started her on several eye medications used to treat the infection, reduce the inflammation, dissolve the pigment, provide lubrication, and stimulate her tear gland to work better to produce more tears. We are hopeful she will respond very well to her eye regimen and she will be soon be meeting with our ophthalmologist 👁
Her heartworm and tick borne illness test was negative although her fecal test was positive for hookworms 🪱 which we are treating her for. Her bloodwork was normal and so yesterday she underwent her spay and dental, where she lost a handful of bad teeth, and is now recovering well ❤️🩹 Today she will head to her foster home in Huntsville, Alabama to get settled in, and we will be sure to keep you posted on how this sweet little girl is doing 💜
UPDATE JUNE 218, 2022: Little miss priss Gracie is recovering well from her spay and dental which she underwent on Friday and has made herself right at home in her foster home in Huntsville, Alabama 🏡 Her ophthalmology consultation is scheduled for July 11th. We’ve already gotten her started on quite a few eye medications to address her ‘dry eye’ with secondary infection and pigmentary keratitis so we are hopeful to see a good bit of improvement by that time 💕