I’m a Canine Candy StriperPosted: September 23, 2014
For the last several weeks, I have had a very important job: I’m a canine candy striper. Let me explain. One day my human daddy noticed that his vision was blurry. He thought that maybe on one of his evening runs something had irritated his eye, but the next day it still bothered him so he went to the eye doctor. And that’s when the eye doctor told him that he had developed cataracts.
At this point, my daddy insists that I point out that the type of cataracts he has is not the “old people” cataracts. It is a type of cataracts that usually occurs in people who are in their 30s and 40s, which makes my human daddy–who is in his early 50s–feel really good, all things considered.
The next week or so was filled with appointments to see various doctors, including a retina specialist who performed a laser procedure on Daddy’s retina before he could have the cataract surgery.
So finally two weeks ago, Daddy had the first surgery to fix the cataract in his left eye . . . and I have been right by his side ever since. My mommy has been the head nurse, but I have been Daddy’s faithful little candy striper.
I’ve kept up with Daddy’s eye drop schedule (and let me tell you there are lots and lots and lots of eye drops all day long) . . .
. . . and I have been right there to ensure that Mommy does a good job of getting those drops into Daddy’s eyes. Yesterday Daddy had his right eye fixed, so we are looking at another four weeks of drops. It’s a good thing Mommy created my snazzy little candy striper outfit because it looks like I’m going to get a lot of use out of it.
I must tell you, friends, that being a candy striper has been slightly exhausting, so I have not been the best blogger lately. I haven’t kept you up to date on my life; but more importantly I have really, really missed staying up to date on all of your lives. Well, I have some good news for you: First, I am happy to report that my daddy is doing well. His distance vision is better than ever. He’s still having some trouble doing computer work, but I’m keeping my paws crossed that his closer vision will continue to improve. (This wish is a little bit selfish on my part. I need for Daddy to work so that he can buy lots and lots of yummy treats for me. Is that so bad?) Second, I think I have my candy striper duties under control, which means that I can get back to the wonderful world of blogging and “visiting” all of my fabulous blogging friends. I cannot wait to see what you’ve all been doing!