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Glaucoma in Young Pup

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Hello! I am new to this forum board. Please excuse me if I post something in the wrong topic.

So my pup, Hank, is nearing 13 weeks old, I purchased him at nearly 7 weeks... ( I know, very young to purchase him. I bought him from a man off Craiglist who lives in the same town as me..)

4 days after living at the house with me, his left I was covered by a white film so I took him to the vet the next day and he thought it was just some sort of irritation.. about a week after, his right began looking the same as the left. after a few visits with different vets and after a lot of different medications, we were finally referred to an opthamologist.. He determined it is primary glaucoma. Other than his eyes, he is a completely happy and healthy pup with tons of energy!
Both eyes are bupthalmic and the Doctor told us his Haab/s striae are scattered in his corneas and both his eyes are cloudy. There's a lot of information, really.. I let the man who bought him from know what has been going on and that he should tell the other buyers about my pup, just incase something may happen to their precious bassets.. I don't know if he has or not, but we have been able to keep some what in contact.
Anyways, the doctor has perscribed poor Hank with Glycerin and he's taking two different eye drops currently. I've ran out of his other medications..

I've looked through other threads and haven't seen very much about pups with glaucoma, but I was really wondering, has anyone else experienced their pups developing glaucoma at such a young age?

If so, can you share your experience with it? How did you cope?
How has anyone with a young or old basset learned to cope with their baby(s) having glaucoma?
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I've never heard of a such a young pup developing glaucoma. I have no experience with it, either, but I do hope you don't give up on Hank. He sure is a cute little guy!
Do NOT listen to anyone around you. PERIOD! You, and only you can make the decisions in Hank's life. Some may not be easy, but in your heart of hearts, if you know you can handle this and take care of Hank, then you won't regret it.

There will be a sense of loss and mourning of what "might have been", but Hank can still have a wonderful, full, happy life, especially with someone like you who obviously loves him so very much.

Love and drool to Hank and his human (ummm, momma?)
From Boomer and his momma.
Any updates on little Hank? How is he doing?
Has little Hank had surgery yet? How has he adjusted to being blind?
Healing drool, prayers and hugs to you, little dude.
Oh Hank, I know you needed the surgery, but I have to admit, the pictures were still a bit startling and brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad you have a momma that loves you so very much.
How is little Hank's recovery going?
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