Monday, July 20, 2015

Just a note.........

Mom Kim here - I just wanted to stop by and let you all know we are still around - I think.  I also want to say a HUGE thank-you for the prayers and well wishes

  My 5th cornea transplant in my rite eye was 6/23/15 and the first post-op appointment was the next day.  It started out good but rapidly went downhill.  Oh the transplant itself was good however due to the condition of my eye - I had developed low eye pressure, lower then it had been before.  That was treated and by the next day it was already beginning to improve.  Over the next 3 weeks I also developed an epithelial defect or like a skin tear on the cornea and a Herpes Simplex eye infection, both of which I had before so I knew what I was dealing with - they have both been treated and are now healed.  Through it all, the transplant is doing good and my specialist is pleased with it - he is just a tid-bit frustrated (my level of frustration was way beyond that) with all the little bumps in the road that has slowed down the healing process.

So where does all this leave me as of now - what with those 3 complications plus the stitches my vision has not improved  - yet.  As with anything like this. it is totally uncertain how much my vision will improve. (rite before the cornea transplant my vision was a bit better than it is now).

As of now, going back to work is not an option - not sure at this time if it ever will be an option.  I am trying hard not to climb the walls as it has now been over 7 months since this all started - I do get out occasionally for doc appointments and usually weekly for other errands with my sis but thank goodness for the Beaglebratz.

Since it is really difficult to get this typed, have no idea when we all will be back.
 The Beaglebratz are doing well.  In my last post (NOT the dawgs) I told you about the tug-o-war that Lord Shiloh entertained me with while Lady Shasta watched from the comfort of her couch.  Well, this time he decided to leave me out of it and was able to get Lady Shasta off her throne the couch to join him in the game plus having a barking contest to see who could bark the loudest plus a race around the living-room.

Guess I will stop this for now - miss you all and if you have a moment, PLEASE say a prayer, especially for my sanity.

 

15 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

Hi Kim and Bratz, Sorry to hear it has been complication after complication. I guess I was thinking there would be a miraculous event once you had the surgery. Hang in there! Glad the Bratz are there to help you and keep you entertained.

Amber DaWeenie said...

You've got our prayers, Kim. And some extra hugs too.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

DEAR Miss KIM and Shasta and Shiloh...

WE are so glad to hear from you... and although recovery has been a bit of a bumpy ride, we are SURE that IMPROVEMENT WILL be seen very quickly...
We have our Paws Crossed fur you and are sending you LOVE and POTP fur a continued recovery and better sight.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Thank you for the update Miss Kim and of course you remain on the POTP list at my place! The frustration is understandable, but know that Blogville is on your side and that counts for heaps and heaps!!! Hugs, YAM xx

Millie and Walter said...

Dear Miss Kim,

We will keep our paws crossed that your eye will soon heal and you will have more vision than before. Thanks for keeping us up to date on you and the Beaglebratz.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! You've surely had a tough time! Hopefully things will start doing better soon. It's good to hear from you and we miss you and the Brats! Hugs, Chester, Joey, and Ghostwriter

stellaroselong said...

Thank you Kim for this update, it sounds like you have had one uphill battle, but we can tell you are very strong, and you are also lucky to have your sister. We think of you often in our prayers....stella rose

Mark Muller said...

I send POTP to you and I hope so much that it will be better. Many thanks that you wrote this update, I'm sure that wasn't easy....
Please give Diva Shasta and Shiloh Lord of the Manor a big hug from me... I'm glad there are 8 comforting paws around you...
easy rider

Murphy said...

So glad to hear from you! Continued hopes and prayers for healing and improved vision!!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Noodles said...

I am praying for those positive things to happen now that the not so positive things have had their day in the sun.
Love Noodles

Idaho PugRanch said...

We hope you will continue to get better now!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

So happy the pups are there to give you some smiles! We'll keep our paws crossed for your eye......

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We are sending POTP fur mom Kim.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Said a prayer for you. Get well soon.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello mom kim its dennis the vizsla dog hay trixie and i send yoo lots of tail wags to feel better soon!!! ok bye