We apawlogize for being MIA for almost a month now. Our lives haven't been too exciting lately. Swisher has been the main priority around here. We wanted to update you guys about him since you all sent that good Juju juice. As you can see, he's still wearing the Cone of Shame and is not 100% better yet.
He's already had a few special eye doctor visits. When he went back after the first visit, they said it wasn't better. Continue meds and Cone of Shame. For his next appointment, no change. So they did this procedure called Burr Ketatectomy, where they put some numbing medicine on your eye and then with a special tool, they remove stuff from the top layer of the eye. He got meds and more Cone of Shame time. His eye was really red the next day, which worried Mom, so she took him in to get checked. Eye Dr said it was normal side affects from the procedure, and gave her some pain meds to put in his food. Eye Dr also told Mom that if he doesn't start to heal faster, they were going to do another procedure called a Keratectomy, where they sew his eye shut just a little
to help his eye heal. He had been doing good for a while, but last Friday he started squinting and his eye was watering a lot. So Mom took him back, they checked him out. Still not much change. So Eye Dr just decided to do the surgery that morning. They made room for him on the schedule, called in all the appropriate nurses and doctors, and even shaved his arms to get ready for the IV.
Then they asked Mom if he had eaten that day and she said yes, and just like that, the surgery was canceled. The surgery needs to be done on an empty stomach. So Swish was released. They gave Mom new meds. Instead of eye drops, they gave her some ointment to put in his eye, more Cone of Shame time, and said see you in 2 weeks.
So Swish has 2 weeks to get better. And since you all sent Juju up the wazoo, Swish saved some extra Juju in his back pocket in case he'd need anymore for later. But feel free to send as much Juju you want. We pawmise not to put it to waste.
Swish is a soldier though. He's still the same crazy big brother as always. He gets to come to work with me and Mom more often now. We hang out in our patio and play.
I'm not afraid of the cone much anymore either, I can get close to him and cuddle... when he let's me. Bol.
And in even better news.. guess what?!?! Today is our...
Isn't that exciting?!?!?!
We wanted to do something special for all our special blogger furiends out there. After all, we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you guys and gals. So it's pretty simple. No essay writing. No application qualification. No contest. It's easy, just leave a comment. You have until next Saturday midnight our time (we live in CA), and we'll randomly pick a winner (we'll contact you later for your physical address), and that winner will get a special package in the mail. Isn't that pawesome!
Thanks so much pals and gals! You guys are great!
One more exciting bit of news! ... We're on TWITTER
That's right. Anyone who's on there and wants to chat, drop us a line @OakleynSwisher
. We already started following some of you. We enjoy catching up with you guys.
We apawlogize for the long post. Hope to hear from you. Get those comments in for a good prize!
Lots of licks,
Oakley.... and Swisher