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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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That video is hysterical! I have to say that my favorite basset was the one that was howling while it's human was playing the harmonica! Doppler is thisclose to doing that too. He'll make some funny noises and my husband is usually laughing too hard to keep playing. We need to try and video it one day.

And I wouldn't listen to your sister about Hank. He's your dog and only you can make that decision. But I understand she's worried about you as well. Good luck with everything!
Poor Hank! I'm sorry he's blind. But it sounds like you have a plan in place. Good luck with everything! I'm sorry there wasn't better news.
Thank you for being so willing to take care of Hank even after finding how much he'll be costing you straight off the bat. And poor Hank for having to go through losing his testicles and eyes all in one day. At least he's blind already so it won't be too much of a change for him. Good luck with everything though! Sending healing drool your way!
I'm glad Hank is feeling so much better but I have to admit I started crying when I saw his eyes both preop and postop. I feel so sorry for him having to go through this in his short life but I am so so so glad you gave him a shot at a long life. Thank you for that. Good luck with recovery little Hank! Healing drool being slung his way.
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