Today was Noah's checkup on his infected eye. It's been two weeks since we started aggressive treatment for the infection and I was anxious to hear what the vet thought. The eye looks much better to me. For the last four days the redness has been gone and so has the cloudiness. Best of all, he's not squinting anymore. He opens his eyes wide to look at me when I speak to him.
The pressure was 8 in each eye. The good news is that they were the same. The bad news is that the pressure was too low. He was hoping for 15 - 18. He said the infection appears to be gone, but he doesn't know what's causing the low pressure. So he placed a call to the university to speak with a specialist.
After giving Noah's history to the other doctor, they decided that given Noah's age and what he's been thru recently, 8 was an acceptable reading. It was suggested that we recheck his pressure in a month and hope that it's a little higher.
The specialist also suggested checking both Noah and Fudge for antibodies for Crypto since it's been a couple years. In March we'll do titers on both of them. It may give us some ideas for treating their ongoing intestinal issues.
Dr B told me not to obsess on the low pressure, but to be happy that the infection is gone and that Noah is feeling well and has bright sparkly eyes again. So that is exactly what I'm going to do. We'll continue his medications until they're gone and try not to think about unpleasant things.
While I was taking Noah's photo for this post, Sebastian and Mackey both insisted on having theirs taken too, so here they are.