Lola had her 3-week check up today following her eye operation and we couldn’t be happier. Little Lola strutted into her appointment with Chloe this afternoon at Melbourne Eye Vet, showing off her cheeky, confident self. Granted Lola has always been cheeky and confident, but since her operation we’ve seen a new side of Lola we’ve not seen before. A playful side. Lola who has always been happy with snuggles and being close, but now she is playful. She kills up her bed and her toys all athe time now –like she’s an excited child getting presents on Christmas Day and can’t wait to test them out. She’s also more confident being alone. Normally she is under my feet wherever I go, including the toilet and sitting outside the shower. But now she is happy to stay in her bed in another room. This is a big change we’re excited about.
Whilst Lola’s peripheral vision has improved, let’s just say her central vision is quite possibly non-existent. We felt pretty confident with that conclusion following Lola’s face plant into a brick wall the other day as we walked down our street. As if her little face isn’t flat enough already!
Chloe checked Lola’s eyes and unfortunately the scarring is beginning to regrow, meaning her vision is gradually going to worsen again. But we can try to fight this.
So whilst the race is on to try and stop that scar tissue from growing back, with a stronger steroid now prescribed, we are just so happy with Lola’s new lease on life. We can never possibly know what she sees, but whatever it is, it makes her very happy. Right when we thought our little Lola couldn’t be any happier, despite the horrendous year of illness she’s had, suddenly we now have playful, cheeky, confident Lola.
I believe we can learn so much from animals. Resilience, kindness, empathy, honesty, gratitude. Lola never cries. She never complains about the crappy cards she’s been dealt. She doesn’t point the finger and blame those who harmed her over the years. Nope. Rather she lives in the moment, happy to be warm and loved. As I type this I have a sleeping Lola resting on my arm (she’s asleep sitting upright as I’m lying on the couch). All animals ever want is love and kindness. And that’s all they need. Funnily enough, that’s all we need too.
Thank you to everyone who has been supporting Lola’s journey. I believe your positive energy is a big reason why she is here and celebrating her first Christmas in our family.
Big hugs and cuddles from Lola to you all.