Friday, June 19, 2015


Mom Kim here - I have a cornea transplant 

scheduled for this coming Tuesday - 6/23/15.  

Outside of knowing  the schedule of post-op  

appts. up tomiddle of August, I know nothing 

else as to what will happen after that.

Since February of 2010, this was my third 

fungal infection in the only eye I have vision in.

As my specialist has said, "the condition of the

eye is deteriorating and the prognosis is poor"

and I know this past year has been the most 

difficult to maintain adequate vision to work.

Then earlier this year I had to have corrective 

plastic surgery to fix a droopy lower eyelid in

an attempt to improve the condition of that eye.

This fix is not guaranteed to work the rest of 

life and the surgery may need to be repeated.

I also had a procedure to transplant stems cells 

from my blind (otherwise healthy) eye to my 

rite eye also not a guaranteed fix for the rest of 

my life as is this cornea transplant not a 

guaranteed fix.  I still have to use this size font 

if/when I use the computer and even it is not

clear - also have to stand most of the time and 

lean in to the monitor.  Enuf of that - now on to

a happier note.


 Earlier this evening Lord Shiloh entertained me

with a rousing game of tug with one of the 

dog's floppy plush toys - since he is going on 

13, this is something of a HUGE rarity.  Lady 

Shasta on the other hand decided to sit (or 

should I say lay) this one out by staying on the 

couch and watching Lord Shiloh as if to say - 

What a weirdo - it is the night time and time to 


Ok - time to rest the eye and the back.  I will try

to be around some  Sometime, maybe I will do 

some catching up - I know there have been 

several changes in Blogville - both happy and

sad.  And I know that me and the Beaglebratz 

miss all of you.


Punchbugpug said...

We are praying for the very best outcome for you!

Little Miss Titch said...

paws and fingers crossed for you here ,xx SPeedy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I have missed you and Shasta and Shiloh more than you will ever know... You have been in my thoughts SO MANY times... I pray that this transplant will bring you RELIEF and MUCH IMPROVED VISION...
Please know that you are Sincerely CARED ABOUT...
Lana and the Boys

Unknown said...

We invoking the power of the paw for you in high hopes of a speedy recovery!

easyweimaraner said...

all paws, fingers and thumbs are crossed for tuesday... we hope for good news and good results for you... a big hug and POTP for you...
easy rider

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

HI Kim, we too have missed you and the pups. We are sending you great big hugs and lots of POTP for your upcoming surgery and recovery. All paws crossed and lots of prayers.

Hugs and Woos - Ciara and Lightning and Mom

Agnes B. Bullock said...

You have our love and prayers! asha is geting very nervous about all fo this and has packed to come help with the nrsing- she is a very good nurse!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMDness what a special thing it will be to have some improvement in your eye health... keeping everything folded in prayer for your successful procedure. Huggies to you and the 'bratz... YAM xx

Sharon said...

Thinking positive thoughts for the upcoming surgery. I can only imagine the problems you are having.


C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! It was so nice to hear from you after such a long time! We hope things start changing for the better. Good luck with your surgery. (Funny, we were just wondering about you and your doggies!)

Idaho PugRanch said...

We will keep our pugs paws crossed for a good outcome. Thank you for checking in - we think about you often
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

The Army of Four said...

Great to see an update from you! We will be praying for you!!!
KZK - with Cam & Mags

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Thanks for the update. We have a cousin who has had several cornea transplants during her life, but they've always been successful for many years between transplants. So we're sending our best wishes, hugs and POTP.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We miss you a lot!
And were sending POTP to your eyes,,and prayers.

Millie and Walter said...

It's so good to hear from you all. We will keep our paws crossed that the upcoming procedures improve your sight.

Anonymous said...

Kim - I'm so very sorry you're still dealing with all these eye issues. I really hope that everything improves and you can finally have all this behind you. Thanks for your thoughtful comment about Tank. I seriously had no clue this would be so difficult for us, but the little bugger just became a part of the family and we will miss him so much. Hugs & prayers for you. Glad you have the beaglebratz to comfort you. Kathy

Ruby said...

I am so glads you gave us an update ~ I hopes everything goes really well, and they can finally fix your eyes! I have all my paws crossed and I am sendin' lots of healin' vibes and AireZens!
I miss those two Beagles to death! I am so glads they sound great! I will send them both a margarita! ☺
Ruby ♥

sprinkles said...

It was good to have an update from you. Best of luck in all of your surgeries and I hope that they're successful from here on out.