Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Post-Surgery Update on Baxter

Baxter's surgery went very well! He's looking a bit rough (they had to shave half of his face, even his eyelashes), but he's alert and full of energy. Although the doctor said that it could take between 7 to 10 days for his eye to adjust to the new acrylic lens, it's obvious that his vision has already improved immensely! We want to thank everyone who contributed to his GoFundMe! Our little old man thanks you too!

Please Help Baxter See Again 

In August of 2021, our 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Baxter, was diagnosed with diabetes. Thankfully, we were able to stabilize his blood glucose levels fairly quickly, but the cataracts brought on by the disease progressed very rapidly and has now almost completely robbed him of his sight. A small tear in the lens of his right eye has made it inoperable, but the sight in his left eye can still be saved. 

Baxter is clever, curious and mischievous by nature. He can also be frustrating and a handful (as most Jack Russells are), but he is a wonder. He has not only brought us joy and laughter, but he has taught me patience. The restoration of his sight would be an enormous boon to his quality of life. Please help if you can. 

Donations to Baxter's GoFundMe would help offset some of the cost of his eye surgery (scheduled for January 13th). Any donations received beyond the projected amount would, of course, be put aside for any further unforeseen medical expenses brought on by his diabetes. 

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