Saturday, November 11, 2017

Samson Update



Samson went in for his tear duct surgery yesterday. Unfortunately, it didn't work. The vet said he couldn't even get the catheter in far enough to take the X-rays he'd hoped to send to the veterinary opthalmologist. 

He said, though, that Samson's eyes looked better than last time. We got a new medicine then that the vet mixed himself and I give to Samson twice a day. Then the NeoPolyDex three times a day. The brown stuff that leaks out of Samson's eyes is a protein and I learned that it's better brown than yellow, which it was earlier. 


We left it that I will continue with the eye drops and the warm washcloths for another month, then evaluate again. My understanding is that Samson will eventually need to see the ophalmologist, who's somewhere on Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles. That somewhere could be pretty close or far away as Sepulveda is one of those really, really long L.A. streets. 

I will find out where this place is located and  compile a list of questions for this vet, then call to find out what's involved. I imagine several visits would be needed. Before surgery, surgery, after surgery, then there's Samson's liver issues, apparently something special had to be done  yesterday because of that. Then a new place, a long drive, oh well....... I will need help. 


I feel so bad for Samson who is such a trooper when it comes to going to the hospital. As we drove there, I promised him that I would take him on a much better ride in the Jeep. To a fun place, maybe auntie Mary's house, where we could visit the horses that stay in her barn. I feel so bad for him right now and I just want him to have some fun. 

The pictures here are all old. This is one of my favorites.  It shows how sweet he is. He is the kindest and the only totally unselfish dog I have ever known. 

Samson Says: That's easy mommy, all you have to do is give me some more food, or some of those good smelling little treats you got. 



21 comments:

  1. Oh poor Samson. You take such wonderful care of him.

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  2. Dear Inger - I'm sorry to read about Samson - he is one special dog and beloved four-footer for you ... I just hope things ease up all round for you both ... take care and with many thoughts and hugs - Hilary

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  3. If the vet on Sepulveda is near us, we would love to have you & Samson drop in for a visit!

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    1. Be careful, Fran, we may spend the night!

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    2. We have a guest room, which you're welcome to use!!

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    3. I was only kidding! But thank you so very much for your friendhsip and and kindness. It's good to know should there be an emergency. If it comes to it, I'm hoping for Glenn and maybe my very kind neighbor Joyce to help.

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  4. I admire you, doing all that for Sampson. I'd be very nervous about going into L.A. But, I hope I would do it if one of my ferrets needed me to.

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  5. Samson is such a sweet pup; I hope the surgery helps.

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  6. My heart goes out to you dear Inger. Samson is such a trooper. I hope Fish Ducky can be of help to you and Samson. What a blessing is that lucky is that to have a friend who lives near where you and Samson needs to go. I wish you all the best with poor Samson.

    You are one sweet mama to Samson.

    Hugs, Julia

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  7. Listen to Samson, "more food and some tasty treats are all that is needed to cheer me up". He looks like a fluffy wolf. I hope his eye problems will be healed.

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  8. I'm glad there is some improvement in Samson's eyes. Maybe the medicine will continue to improve his eyes.

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  9. I'm sorry to read that Samson's eyes are still giving him trouble. I'll hope that as you navigate through this challenge with him, that you find your way, to a solution that doesn't mean too much traveling. Just know I'm thinking of you and sending lots of good vibes for your both! Take care!

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  10. Love, and more love, is Samson's medicine right now, as well as the other ones. Thinking of you as you travel this road, and hope that the trip will be safe, you can find the vet clinic, and maybe have someone with you as well.XXX

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  11. Samson, Gracie sends you lots and lots and lots of love ❤️ you are a beautiful boy! Send your mommy love from me.

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  12. Samson is a good looking boy, unconditional love from a pet like him.

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  13. He is so beautiful.. Jake has the brown stuff leaking out of his right eye. not sure what that is. I can't imagine a long drive to LA for what is needed. prayers and hugs

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  14. I know you are blessed to have such a sweet handsome boy but mercy, is he blessed to have you. Sadly, not too many folks would go to the extremes of care you have. Prayers for you both.

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  15. I'm sorry, Samson. Franklin, Penelope, and I want nothing but the best for you and your mom.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. We are sending you lots of love, Samson. You have such a sweet face, and your eyes radiate gentleness. I hope that your mom can get help taking you to LA for the opthamologist.

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  17. Handsome Samson and you, Inger, are in our hearts and thoughts as he goes through these vet appointments.

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  18. Dear Inger, this posting is so touching and you share you relationship with Samson with such tenderness. He is so dear. Peace.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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