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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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Hank, I was thinking of you when i saw this...
see the Queen Mother in the middle of the clip. I dunno for sure, but it sounds like from everyone here you can a good long life. besides, it's not like losin your noses or something... now THAT would be a tragedy.

YouTube - ‪RalphThePuppy's Channel‬‏

(there are some great costumes here... i like the tux one, i think i'll wear that if i get married someday. i also like the lobster and bumblebee...)

i am excited because i'm going to something like this this weekend...!
enjoy, Hank.
--your pal, Worm
oh Hank, please keep us posted on your progress on Wednesday... we'll be thinkin' of ya here.
--your pal, Worm
Oh Hank, i bumpted into everything too with my e-collar, even the carpet. so much so that i just stood in the middle of the room and didn't move.

are you doing bettah now, Mr. Hank? i'm glad your eyes aren't sore anymore.
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