Buddha's eye treatment

Everyone meet Buddha. He is a 6 month old English Bulldog with a heart of gold.

When we first obtained Buddha he was 11 weeks old and the biggest teddy bear. Buddha has an issue with his tear production that requires him to be on a cocktail of medications/drops/antibiotics for the rest of his life. Since he was diagnosed with this condition 2 days before his VPI went into effect they consider it a pre-existing condition.

On November 1st we noticed Buddha started to squint his eyes, and contacted his opthomologist vet, next day the squinting got worse. On that Monday we took him to his opthomology vet. He found that Buddha had developed ulcers in both of his eyes. He prescribed antibiotic eye drops with a cone but a few days later Buddha started to keeping his eyes completely closed, not being active and isolating himself. We took him back for his follow up and his ulcers were not healing and there was no change in his eyes, his blood vessels going into his cornea weren't pumping blood therefore his eyes weren't healing. They decided to remove the dead tissue from his eyes and add corneal shields(Contact lenses) with more aggressive antibiotic drops, this procedure was done on 2 different occasions.Since his eyes we're not healing and there was fluid buildup in his corneas the next step was Corneal Graft surgery that took place. The grafts have taken but he now has more fluid developed in his corneas that can potentially lead to becoming blind even worse removing his eyes completely. We have taken him for a second opinion and his bills are becoming costly. The new opthomology vet gave us hope which is what we wanted to hear after these last 4 weeks that have been so devastating for my wife and I and seeing such a beautiful bully like Buddha just isolating himself from everyone into a corner not being able to play and run free like he used to because of the discomfort of his eyes. We have Buddha on VPI but due to his pre-existing condition they won't cover much. Michelle and I never wanted to get to this point and ask for help with our little boys treatment but it's getting so costly. $100-230 a visit and he's been to his eye vet almost 3 times a week! We will do anything for our little Buddha to be in good hands and to help save his eyes so he can enjoy his life and see all the wonders of the world.

The new team of doctor's are saying that they will be able to help him but it's going to be a long healing process. The time frame is between 3-6months.

Any donation would be greatly appreciated.

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    • $30 
    • 65 mos
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    • $10 
    • 65 mos
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    • $5 
    • 66 mos
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    • $5 
    • 66 mos
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    • $20 
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Organizer

Geo Leon 
Organizer
Orlando, FL
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