UPDATE: Roxy had her surgery on April 4, 2013 and is doing great. She had a follow-up visit on April 11, 2013 and Purdue said everything looks great. She has another follow-up appointment on May 3, 2013. Each follow-up visit is approximately $125, which includes the drops she needs in both eyes.
We cannot thank everyone for all their support. Roxy is such a loving girl and everyone that helped her at Purdue and at the different vets loved her. Hopefully she will have her chance now at a forever home.
UPDATE: Roxy was seen at Purdue University in LaFayette on March 25, 2013. Her cataract surgery is scheduled for April 3, 2013. We will bring her down on April 2, 2013 for preparation for surgery on the 3rd. She will stay until Thursday. There will be a lot of post-surgery care to keep the eye safe. They said there is a chance (around 15%) that she could develop an attached retina or glaucoma. Please keep her in your prayers that everything goes well. Thank you for all your support.
UPDATE: We took Roxy to Aurora VCA to see an ophthalmologist. He ran some tests on Roxy and he said she could have surgery on her right eye to remove the cataract. The left eye cannot be saved. We were told the surgery would cost between $3,267 to $4,083. We left the office feeling bad because we felt this was a lot of money to raise. VCA forwarded the results to our vet at Forest South Animal Hospital. She called and said she received the results. We asked if she could call Purdue to see if she could get the surgery done at a reduced price for rescue. She attended Purdue and was familiar with their procedures, so she called them and asked if they could help. The ophthalmologist at Purdue said she could help with the surgery at a cost of $1,500 - $1,700, plus 2 tests (needed) for $400. This is a big savings. We are a small rescue. If you would like to help Roxy see again, please donate to through Paypal under "Gift" to [email protected] and put in the comment section "For Roxy's surgery." Thank you in advance for any monetary donation you can give.
We periodically pull a dog from a high kill facility with medical issues. Roxy (who is only 3 years old) is one of those dogs. She was dumped at a Boy Scott camp with her daughter, Rizzo (who was adopted by a wonderful family). Once she arrived at our facility we found out that she had heartworm (which we treated her for). She also is almost blind. Our vet said if we seen a specialist, they might be able to do something for the right eye. Unfortunately, this a very expensive process. If you would like to help Roxy out by donating toward her eye surgery, this would make her more adoptable. This is Roxy, she is a fantastic personality and just wants love. She follows foster mom around the house, out in the yard, everywhere. She just wants a loving furever home.