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Hello, Everyone! I have an almost 13 week old basset named Hank (after good o' Hank Williams. Hopefully there are some fans of that man out there on this forum..) He's an extrememly playful and frisky pup! He has been determined to have glaucoma already, but that doesn't seem to affect him too much. He still gallops and trots and makes a mess just like any other pup.
I've been reading around this forum for a few days thus far and I seem to feel pretty darned comfortable here already. Nice to meet all y'all out there!

I put up a picture from when he was 7 weeks old and have recent pictures uploaded as well
 

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Welcome aboard,
And Might I say welcome to Hank, what a very handsome guy you are.....

This site is wonderful and very informative. I have an almost 8 month Old male named after one of my favorite personalities Woodrow Hayes (Woody Hayes)......

We are all big time Basset braggers and kind hearted people....Keep the stories and pictures coming..look forwarded to watching Hank grow..

Kristi (Woody's mom)
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Awww, he's a cutie pie! Welcome to the forum, lots of good info and friends here!
 

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Hank is a good looking pup. We listen to Hank Williams often. Maggie was named for a character in a John Wayne movie, Yogi for Yogi Bera, and Daisy was our foster that we adopted and didn't change her name.
 

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Hank, my person says you are sooooooo cute, esp with those large ears. Welcome! your name is much cooler than mine, named after Hank Williams... me jealous! i was named after the worms in my belly...
--your pal, Worm
 

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Welcome aboard! Hank is adorable! I listen to basically just country music, so I really like the name :) Flash was named by my husband-after Flash from dukes of hazard (real original, I know!) Btw, he knew he was naming our puppy that before picking out the puppy even!

So what does Glaucoma in a puppy that young mean? Is he going to still see ok? I have no clue about it (although my boss has had glaucoma since he was a toddler, that is my only experience with it.)
 

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Welcome! Hank is adorable! Gracie will be 13 weeks tomorrow, we know all about the frisky puppy/mess making nonsense. :D Hope you enjoy the forum and the people in it as much as we do!
 

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Welcome to the forum! We all enjoy puppy pictures and can and will commiserate with you about your pups troubles and mischiefs. We've all been there, loved that. And Hank is a very good looking pup. I hope the glaucoma is treatable. I have absolutely no experience with glaucoma in either dogs or people. Good luck!
 

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I'm glad to hear that there are so many *southern/country* loving people on here, especially a lot of them and many other people who know so much about this wonderful breed! I'm pretty relieved to find a comforting place for Hank and me. :rolleyes:

Hank is likin' these compliments, I tell ya' what!
Thank y'all for being so friendly!


So what does Glaucoma in a puppy that young mean? Is he going to still see ok? I have no clue about it (although my boss has had glaucoma since he was a toddler, that is my only experience with it.)
Hmm, well at this point we're sure he will have a very rough time recovering his vision, as he is already partially losing his vision and can only see close-ranged things. I'm sure his sight will go in the near future.. maybe a year.. But at this point I have no clue for sure.

He have treatment surgery, eye drops etc. Or has he been diagnosed with open eye angle closed eye angle or PLD via cerf and gonioscopy. Which by the way are pretty usless in determining risck factor for glaucoma in puppies

See Chances of Glaucoma thread and
Glaucoma in the Basset Hound
He's on drops and glycerin, as well as anti-infection medicines and other anti-inflammatory medications. Along with VetProfen (Carprofen) for pain...
The first vet we went to thought it was an infection, so he treated it as one. The next vet thought it was also an infection(Virus), but a rare type that doesn't normally respond to the usual infection medicine and that the virus was eating away at something in particular, his eyes, and that his immune system was affecting his vision and worsening the situation, too. FINALLY, we were referred to an ophthalmologist who is currently treating him for glaucoma.
He did a gonioscopy, but he couldn't totally see into Hank's eyes at the time due to the cloudiness of them.

Lots of medical-Doctor words that are hard to understand- ..
I had to google most of what the doctor had written down because it's all still a big, goopy mess of strange language to me.. The most current medical babble he told me, was that there's optic disc cupping in his right eye and that there's lens luxation in his left- the lens has fallen..... No more vision for the left eye, as far as I understand.. But he still isn't sure till ALL the cloudiness goes away.

3 or 4 more weeks and we're back to our Doc for another check-up..
 

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Oh wow-just like with human docs you managed to get a ton of differing opinions! Best of luck to you guys. At least you have some idea of what you are getting into with it all now. Keep us updated on the cutie!
 
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