Layla 

    

  • Female
  • Age: ~10
  • 12#
  • Recovering form enucleation surgery
  • Adoption Donations :$TBA

  



  Birmingham, Alabama

Welcome in, little Layla! Poor Layla obviously is in need a lot of love and care so she’s come to the right place 💜 She is en route from Atlanta, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama right now and will see our amazing ophthalmologist first thing in the morning. The left eye obviously needs to come out immediately but we are hoping she will be a candidate for cataract removal surgery in the right eye so we can give her some sight 🙏🏻 

Sweet Layla met with our ophthalmologist where we learned much more about her eye situation. She has a very hypermature morgagnian luxating cataract in her left eye which has left her with very advanced / end stage glaucoma. As a result she is not able to close her eye which has therefore caused very severe ‘dry eye’. The damage is irreversible and the left eye needs to come out. A ‘closed’ prosthetic will be put in its place.

She also has a very hypermature subluxated cataract in her right eye but with normal pressure this morning (no evidence of glaucoma yet). She appears to possibly have a very very slight amount of light perception in that right eye and with some medications this may actually even improve some. Although she is at high risk for developing glaucoma in that eye as well, if she does have a bit of light response and using it, then we certainly don’t want to take that away, especially if it is something that could possibly improve. We know though that it is likely she will develop glaucoma and the eye would eventually then have to come out, so you can see that it is a difficult decision to make regarding removal of the right eye.

Because our ophthalmologist would like to get a couple days of antibiotics in her system before the major surgery, we have decided to go ahead and start to “treat” the right eye with some medication and when she goes back in Wednesday morning for her left eye removal we are going to reassess the right eye and make a “game time” decision about what is best for her. If she is still showing evidence of a light response, we will leave the eye intact and continue to treat with medications in hopes that we can keep the glaucoma away.

We did debride the surface of the left eye today and removed layers and layers and layers of junk and hair that has been stuck to her eye for a very long time. We are keeping the eye well lubricated as well and she already seems to be more comfortable. She is “home” and resting and will return Wednesday morning all ready for surgery. Her pre-surgical labwork looked fantastic and she should do very well with the procedures.

She has made fast friends with Archie as they share surprisingly similar stories - both found stray, both went through animal control unclaimed, and both deaf and blind with advanced cataracts and glaucoma requiring eye removals. Archie shared his Jakey Blankey with Layla today for her appointment which she seemed to appreciate. Despite Layla’s visual impairments, she really gets around very very well and is overall doing extremely well in her foster home. We feel very positive and optimistic about her outcome and future! Stay tuned for her big day on Wednesday....

This morning sweet Layla met with our ophthalmologist where we learned much more about her eye situation. She has a very hypermature morgagnian luxating cataract in her left eye which has left her with very advanced / end stage glaucoma. As a result she is not able to close her eye which has therefore caused very severe ‘dry eye’. The damage is irreversible and the left eye needs to come out. A ‘closed’ prosthetic will be put in its place.

She also has a very hypermature subluxated cataract in her right eye but with normal pressure this morning (no evidence of glaucoma yet). She appears to possibly have a very very slight amount of light perception in that right eye and with some medications this may actually even improve some. Although she is at high risk for developing glaucoma in that eye as well, if she does have a bit of light response and using it, then we certainly don’t want to take that away, especially if it is something that could possibly improve. We know though that it is likely she will develop glaucoma and the eye would eventually then have to come out, so you can see that it is a difficult decision to make regarding removal of the right eye.

Because our ophthalmologist would like to get a couple days of antibiotics in her system before the major surgery, we have decided to go ahead and start to “treat” the right eye with some medication and when she goes back in Wednesday morning for her left eye removal we are going to reassess the right eye and make a “game time” decision about what is best for her. If she is still showing evidence of a light response, we will leave the eye intact and continue to treat with medications in hopes that we can keep the glaucoma away.

We did debride the surface of the left eye today and removed layers and layers and layers of junk and hair that has been stuck to her eye for a very long time. We are keeping the eye well lubricated as well and she already seems to be more comfortable. She is “home” and resting and will return Wednesday morning all ready for surgery. Her pre-surgical labwork looked fantastic and she should do very well with the procedures.

She has made fast friends with Archie as they share surprisingly similar stories - both found stray, both went through animal control unclaimed, and both deaf and blind with advanced cataracts and glaucoma requiring eye removals. Archie shared his Jakey Blankey with Layla today for her appointment which she seemed to appreciate. Despite Layla’s visual impairments, she really gets around very very well and is overall doing extremely well in her foster home. We feel very positive and optimistic about her outcome and future! Stay tuned for her big day on Wednesday....