Hi to all my friends. My friend Paige has been diagnosed with SARDS disease. Here is her humans email to My Vickie. Has anyone gone thru this and would you be willing to give us some thoughts on the subject and how you handled it.
Anyway, Paige survived auto immune disease 2 years ago and was doing well. A week or so before Xmas she started bumping into things a little. Then on Xmas day, it was obvious she couldn’t see and was falling off the curb on a walk and running into things in the house. We took her to St. George with us after Xmas (which was always do every 2 weeks) and she did pretty well. The day after Xmas I took her to the vet and he thinks she has SARDS disease (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration) where the retina just stops working. Now we are home and helping Paige map our house so she can get around. She is doing quite well. We put in a doggie door into the house (we always had the doggie door into the garage), put outdoor runners through the garage so she can follow them to the doggie door, and put cinnamon scent on the runners and the doggie doors to help her. She has an appointment tomorrow with a dog eye specialist in Sunset to get a more professional diagnosis.
My question is, do you know of any of your clients or friends dealing with this issue? If so, maybe you could give me some sources or ideas to help us through this. I have gone to the Internet for ideas and it has been very helpful, but I truly don’t know how happy she can be and I guess that’s what makes me so sad. Am I doing her any favors by keeping her going in this condition?
If you have a lot of insight to this please email My Vickie. We are crushed with worry about Paige. firstname.lastname@example.org