Sweet little 8 year old Lolli is one of the three girls that we recently welcomed in from the hoarding situation here in Alabama. She arrived with really painful, dry, inflammed eyes and we started her on antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and lubricating eye drops. Today she met with our wonderful ophthalmologist for a full optic evaluation. As we knew, Lolli is suffering with severe dry eye (not producing any tears), and lots of secondary inflammation - you can see in the bottom left photo just how inflammed her glands are. Today she received subconjunctival injections to help with the inflammation and is also starting a steroid drop in addition to a tear stimulant to help stimulate her tear gland to produce.
Last week, she underwent her spay, dental with extractions, and mammary growth removal. In surgery we also discovered the source of her high white blood count and her overall not feeling well - poor Lolli had a uterine infection (pyrometra), which would have been deadly had she not been rescued and treated. We are also treating her for ear infections, open wounds on skin, and a urinary tract infection. Poor girl.
Lolli is recovering well from surgery, in fact, feeling better than ever! She will head back to the vet in the next 7-10 days for a recheck of her ears, urine, and CBC to be sure all her infections have cleared, and she will continue to be seen and rechecked by our ophthalmologist to be sure we are making progress. Lolli is being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama
UPDATE September 21, 2020: Rescue dog 🐶 or super model 📸? Precious Lolli has nailed the head tilt in both directions 👏🏼 We are still working on improving her tear production and she will go back to the ophthalmologist next Monday for a tear test recheck. If she is still not producing we will be discussing her candidacy for parotid duct transposition (PDT) surgery- the same procedure that Goldie and Sable just underwent last month. We will be sure to keep you posted with a medical update soon 💜