Thank you so much for all of your kind wishes.  Honestly, what we need most are prayers, good thoughts, positive vibes or anything else of the sort as we continue to fight the glaucoma battle in Sissy’s right eye.  Because she’s so young – three years – and it came on so aggressively in the left eye, the chances are high that the right eye will follow suit.  Yes, there are treatments and we’re on an aggressive plan, complete with a syringe of glycerin that will go wherever Sissy goes from now on. 

That being said, Sissy doesn’t want to be poor Sissy.  Other than when the pressure in that left eye is uncomfortable and when we’re putting drops in that sightless eye, she is her happy, silly self. 

January 2011 001

We had a couple of photo shoots on Monday afternoon.  I really like the blaze orange bandanas my sister got the girls for Christmas.  Hunting season is over, but next year, they’ll have these on when they go into their pen during hunting season, just in case!

January 2011 007Sis was probably already blind in the left eye when these photos were taken.  As you can see, it isn’t slowing her down.  She’s still leaping on and off of things, watching what’s going on in her kingdom, etc.   I’m trying to draw strength from her!

It might be a while before normal blogging returns.   I truly don’t know what recover will look like.   I don’t know where Sis will be most comfortable, I don’t know how time-consuming her medicine routine will be, etc.   It’s an honor to care for this sweet, unflappable dog.  I’m sure there are a thousand lessons to be learned through watching how Sissy has just taken this all in stride, but you’ll have to wait for me to catch my breath to be able to share any of them.

Thanks again for all the support.  It means the world to all of us at Haddon Woods.


13 Responses to “Day-Glo”

  1. Hound from the Pound « Chan Knits Says:

    […] also shared photos of the girls and their blaze orange bandanas on their blog.   I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank you for your good wishes and prayers here too.  […]

  2. Sue Says:

    Dogs are pretty amazing creatures. They adjust to blindness, deafness or loss of a limb and go on as normally as possible. We could learn a lot from them if our egos didn’t get in the way.

  3. gMarie Says:

    Take your cues from Sis. She’ll tell you what she needs. I’ll say it again – she’s not Poor Sissy – she’s a very lucky girl. There are many who wouldn’t even have called the vet for the initial problems she was having. She came to you for a reason – now to learn the lessons. That’s always the hard part, isn’t it.

    Prayers for a speedy recovery and settling into a new routine. For taking care of you during it all. And for Dear sweet gg – she needs a nurses hat! g

  4. Nichole Says:

    Great pics – love the blazing orange!
    You know we’re here for Sissy… and you! 🙂

  5. Mary Says:

    Thinking of you! Extra hugs to the fur-girls…and you and the Knight, too.

  6. Bubblesknits Says:


  7. Mango Says:

    Oh good luck Sissy with your surgery. I wonder if you will have a snappy eye patch to wear?

  8. Anita Says:

    Such a sweet girl, and all of this is probably bothering us more than it is her. 🙂 Cept when she is hurting. Give her a hug & big smooch from her Auntie Nita. Gretchie too!

    Remind me to tell you what Kevin said, it was pretty funny… 🙂

  9. Terrie Says:

    What great bandanas!

    Sissy is lucky to have you and the Knight (and Gretchen) taking care if her! Sending good vibes to you all 🙂

  10. Toni Says:

    Oh.. I wish all the love and support to you and sis. I know you love this girl … don’t I know it. I am a little teary eyed and hubby and I are on close watch for updates…but we will be patient knowing that one of the best hounds and best hound families will be taking care of each other…. Love and sunshine..and Dexter sends his best too.

  11. Marjie Says:

    I got word from G that you were on the way home, and I’m glad it went well for Sissy. Love to all 4 of you!

  12. jen Says:

    sending them now now now!!!

  13. emmy Says:

    Much love, hugs and most importantly PRAYERS for all of you.

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