*Some photos may be hard to look at. Some may be blurry because ma would cry while taking them*
In the beginning of Jan. I began acting like I didn't feel good. I started running a temperature. From there it went to draining my energy so all I wanted to do was sleep. Then the pain started showing in my face to showing in my body by how I stood up. The pain got to the point where I laid down and was ready to die. I didn't want to move, eat or drink. I was to the point where ma was force feeding me with a syringe just to keep food and water in me.
I have never felt so bad in my life.
|Scooby was my emotional support. He stuck to me like glue|
Then my eyes got runny. The tears turned to sludge. I couldn't open my eyes. Ma and dad would place warm rags over my eyes to soften the crust and clean out my eyes but my third eyelid would cover my eyes so I still couldn't see.
The sludge would return. I had antibiotics for my eyes that weren't helping. The sludge would keep returning.
|My third eyelid would cover my eyes. I couldn't see|
We would try an antibiotic for a week but I was still declining. They would take more blood to test. I don't think there was anything I wasn't tested for. I had all the signs of Lyme's disease. The only problem was I have never seen a tick. I have always been on flea/tick preventative and I don't go anywhere that ticks could be. As many baths as I get and as much as ma runs her hands through my coat, I have never had a tick.
I finally had to start having pain shots because pills had almost no effect on me.I got depressed. I had lost my will to live.
The vet took a sample of my eye sludge and sent it off. My bloodwork was fine, my kidneys were fine, everything was fine according to my bloodwork. I had a rash all over my stomach and legs. My skin didn't look right.
|Red rash on my belly|
I WASN'T fine. I was sick. Deathly sick.
The test finally came back that I had a couple of nasty bacterias in my eyes. Corynebacterium and Gram-positive commensal bacteria of the dog skin, reproductive tract and gastrointestinal tract..
Corynebacterium are a Gram-positive commensal bacteria of the dog skin, reproductive tract and gastrointestinal tract. Usually it is in the ears or urinary tract but I had it in my eyes. Corynebacterium species occur commonly in nature in the soil, water, plants, and food products
MRSP-MRSP is an abbreviation for meticillin resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius.
The vet and ma continually text each other. She would take photos, videos anything they could think of doing to share my progress. I was put on strong antibiotics, probiotics, and special feeding guidelines. It was important that I continued to drink and stay hydrated, even if that meant I had to drink through a syringe.
We were all so exhausted. Ma's pain level was up due to lifting me all the time. She never complained to me. She just did it. My legs would swell for no reason. They hurt to stand.