Saturday, February 4, 2012

Swisher Update. 100th Giveaway. Twitter.

Hey Everyblogger...

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


  1. Jezzabel is sending Swish some "xxtra" juju juice. She's got quality juju =)

  2. Juju is like love. The more you give, the more you get back. So use all the juju you need. There's always more.
    Hope your eye gets better soon.

  3. I am sending more Juju in a magic bubble- so when you see it- catch it! Its packed with love for my sweet friend!

  4. I have Swisher on Auto-Juju so there should be no lapses in coverage. Get well soon!
    Love Noodles

  5. Can I have some of that juju if you have any left?? I am sending hugs and lickeys and thinking my happiest thoughts for you. I hope that helps.

    licks and sniffs Sasha

  6. Poor Swish and all that cone of shame time. We will send you our pug snorts juju. We've had good results with it.

    I am not sure if I can make all the way to CA on my own. If the Pats win the Superbowl, dad may forgive me. If not, you may see me.


  7. All our gang at Pugpossessed is sending great healing vibes and plenty of juju to help Swish get better! He looks like he could be Marty's long lost brother!

    Punchy, Chloe, Zoey, Rosie, Marty, Kiki and Stewie!

  8. Poor Swish :( We hope his eye gets better very soon and we are sending a ton of good juju his way to help!

    Congrats on your 100th post!!

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

  9. OMD Poor Swisher!! We sure do hope the eye isn't causing much pain! Eye injuries can be scary! Sending you well wishes and pawsitive vibes!!
    Hugs and Licks,
    Bruschi & Ebby

  10. Poor Swisher! You've been through so much. We sure hope that eye heals up nicely and stops bothering you. You're very brave to wear your cone of shame and not complain.

    Congratulations on your 100th post! Whoo-hoo!
    Pug love from,
    Pearl & Daisy

  11. Hi guys, congrats, 100 is a big number! I really hope all the eye issues go away!

  12. we have a feeling those V-E-T s are giving out those lampshades for free...feel better
    Benny & Lily

  13. Hi guys,
    Congrats on your 100th post!
    Swish, I am so sorry you are having eye trouble. I had a stubborn corneal ulcer before, actually one in each eye, one after the other. And I had to wear the cone for almost a year. Now I still wear it sometimes when I am itchy because my parents are paranoid that I will scratch my eye again.
    Have you tried carrying toys in your cone? I find that to be a good benefit. Anyway, I really hope your eye heals quickly and you don't need to have surgery. Sending love and hugs and healing vibes!

  14. Oh, Swisher, I know what a bummer having an eye injury is. I just healed mine, and it took extra time to heal. So, hang in ther, I know you will get a good report next time. Congrats on your hundredth post! That is an awesome accomplishment! I am going to have Britte follow you on her twitter account.