Monday, October 8, 2012
Asking for Prayers and Good Thoughts for Samson
I don't know if I should say anything yet, but I am so devastated that I need some support, so I'm asking that good thoughts and prayers be sent out for Samson.
We noticed late last week, that his eyes were looking strange and made a vet appointment for this morning. According to the vet, Samson's pupils did not contract, which means he can't see. The vet said his eyes looked like those of an Akita with a certain kind of disease, but it could be several other reasons as well, including severe inflammation, some kind of tick born disease, which would then be systemic, and so on. Our vet recommended we see a veterinary ophamologist (sp?). But for now, for today, tomorrow and Wednesday morning, we have eye drops, antibiotics and prednisone to give him. If he's worse we must take him in tomorrow, if not, we see the vet on Wednesday and then we will decide what to do next. I know I don't want him on steroids for the rest of his life, so .......
He does not have glaucoma. Which is one good thing, but not that it matters if this other stuff is making him blind.
Samson does not act as if he can't see here at home, but the vet said when he took him in the back for the glaucoma check, he acted like a blind dog in an unknown environment.
If this cannot be reversed, I know Samson will be OK. There's no way I would believe he can't see. Right now. The only change I notice, now that I am aware, is that he is following me around, so I know he is feeling insecure, and who wouldn't.
I know how much so many of you love Samson and I know you will be very upset to hear this, but I need some support and he needs prayers.
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Gracie and I are so worried!!! We are going to be praying often and earnestly for Samson! Please keep us updated Inger.. And give Samson a big hug for Gracie and me. (((HUG)))) that one is for you!ReplyDelete
Thinking of you and sending prayers for Samson.ReplyDelete
Sending virtual hugs to you and Samson!ReplyDelete
I am sending you both hugs and prayers too - that is so sad. But he does know your home in the like or the dark.ReplyDelete
At one time we had four dogs with five good eyes between them. Those who couldn't see or had limited sight managed remarkably well, but I will pray for Samson.ReplyDelete
I am sending prayers for Samson. Best of luck, big guy. We all love you.ReplyDelete
Blessings and Bear hugs for Samson. He's an awesome dog going through a very bad time.ReplyDelete
Oh, Inger--my heart goes out to you & your hubby & Samson. I know how much you love each other! He seems to cope with familiar surroundings, so that, at least, is good.ReplyDelete
oh, sweetie, i'm terribly sorry you're facing this worry! i truly hope it will be a condition that can be treated or reversed, but if not, i know you will care for him the best way you can. my prayers for all of you.ReplyDelete
Inger, I am so sorry to read this. Samson is such so loving and beautiful and so full of character. It is heartbreaking to think this terrible thing may have befallen him. Please know you have my prayers for his full recovery and for you as you wait for answers.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about Samson. But perhaps you have caught it in time if it's an infection or inflammation.ReplyDelete
Heartfelt wishes for Samson to improve. Sending warm thoughts your way too, it's hard to see our pets ill.
Oh, poor Samson! And poor you! Please keep us posted. Sending you a hug...ReplyDelete
Inger, sending lots of prayers and positive healing thoughts for Samson!! I know how devastating it is when your dog loses his eyesight. My dog Roscoe has been nearly blind from cataracts for a year now. So hard for him but he has adjusted and has his own particular path around the house and yard and doesn’t deviate from it. I truly hope in Samson’s case the blindness can be reversed.ReplyDelete
Wishing and hoping for the best of news in the coming days for Samson!!!!
Oh Inger, I am so sorry you have to go through these scary times. I hope Samson's eyes heal and what's most important, that he is not in any pain. But even if it can't be reversed, don't give up: blind dogs do wonderfully especially when they live in such a loving family.ReplyDelete
It's so rough when pets are sick, I'm so sorry for you and Sampson. Good thing he has you for emotional support. Hugs and prayers to you both.ReplyDelete
Yes please keep us updated on Samson and will pray for him and yours.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear this! But as you already know, in case it cannot be reversed, dogs do not take this too hard, like a human would. They get along very well, because they know they cannot do anything about it and take it the way it is... though I hope it does not come to that.
Chihuahua Monty and I wish you all the best...
Greetings from Germany,
Oh my dears, Ms. Inger I knows you is skeered half to death bouts Samson...as I am also cuz he be my buddy. Me and my mum and my siblings is sendin' da most powerful healin' vibes and prayers to Samson and to you cuz I knows you needs lots of support and hugs while goin' through dis.ReplyDelete
My sissy is practically blind too. Da vet has tolded mum dat dogs get around incredible without their sight...but it don't make it easier on da hoomans.
We is sendin' lots and lots and lots of love to ya'll.
Good thoughts and best wishes for Samson (and you) indeed IngerReplyDelete
if it helps, i have tears in my eyes for you and Samson. i prayed for him that the meds will work. i know this is just to much for you, what with Soldier to. i do know that blind dogs can lead a good life, but i also would not want to keep a dog on steroids. i will pray for you to. so sorry Inger. hugs from FloridaReplyDelete
Thank you so much, I knew you would send prayers and hugs. I haven't even told my non-virtual friends about this yet. Blogging is something else, something those who don't blog cannot understand. Samson seems as happy go-lucky as ever. It is early morning here. The vet said to keep him out of sunlight, so we are going for a walk now before the sun comes up. I told Samson, we may meet a big bear or something, so he better keep his nose sharp. I will post this on my blog too later today.ReplyDelete
My prayers are with Samson. If I were him I would hang on to you too and follow you around. I wish that I was close by to be there for you.ReplyDelete
Inger...I am sending good vibes from Skoog Farm directly to Sampson. Hope he improves quickly and glad that he is acting well at the moment. Please keep us posted.ReplyDelete
Oh Inger, I am so sorry to hear this. You, of course, have my prayers. My Okie was blind for 2 years before I had to put him down due to unrelated illness. While it was sad to me he got along just fine.ReplyDelete
Inger! While reading blogs this morning I came across a blog that mentions an eye problem that occurs in Huskys and other breeds. Please go to this post & check it out if you don't already read Nancy over at A Rural Journal. I know it is a long shot, but you never know. http://www.aruraljournal.com/2012/10/barn-charm.html You might have to copy & paste that link.ReplyDelete
I'm a new blogger, but want to add some good karma to the above comments. Dogs are tough and it could very well be just an infection. Stay positive!ReplyDelete
You are both in my prayers. I know how unsettling this can be. Mighty is suffering cataracts and loss of hearing, He too had that fearful look and wanted to stay close at first. He has since adjusted amazingly. I have owned blind animals before and they do remarkably well but lets hope what Samson is going through is temporary. Will keep him in my prayers. Let us know.ReplyDelete
Men oj då....så trist...hoppas Samson blir ok.Klart han kanske inte kan se men de lär sig. Mår han bra för övrigt så. Min kusin hade en tax som blev blind och den funkade hur bra som helst. Gick promenader osv.ReplyDelete
men det får ju var o en ta beslut i.
Tänker på er! Krama Samson från oss. Kram!
So sorry to hear this Inger. We three are sending you all the positive energy we can muster! Samson is a strong dog and a bright one. He will know what to do and so do you.ReplyDelete
Dear Inger .. I am so sorry to hear about Samson .. I now need to read your next post .. my thoughts for you all - because these are such difficult times, when we're not sure what is going on ..ReplyDelete
With big hugs - Hilary
Dear Inger, I'm so sorry that I missed this posting last week about Samson. This tears my heart. He is such a lovely and dear friend to you and he has also become that to all of us who read your blog. I so hope that on Wednesday the opthamolist (spelling???) will find something that is curable. Peace.ReplyDelete