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Help Bruce Be Pain Free
$3,354 raised
103% of $3.3k goal
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4 Years running
Bruce was dumped at a local shelter with the worst case of Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (severe dry eye) we have ever seen. The layers of tissue were peeling off. We tried treating topically but nothing was working.
Bruce was dumped at a local shelter with the worst case of Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (severe dry eye) we have ever seen. The layers of tissue were peeling off. We tried treating topically but nothing was working.

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dogs-dry-eye-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca-dogs Poor Bruce's eyes had previously ulcerated and were infected. The corneas were damaged & blindness already ensued. Now we were focused on pain management and keeping him adoptable.

Bruce is in a foster home with another Curly Adopted dog and an 8 month old baby he is ever so caring and gentle with. His sweet disposition makes it even more heartbreaking.

We realized quickly that his eyes never closed anymore. He slept with them wide open so even with all the topical treatment (6+ times a day with over 4 different medications), we couldn't relieve the pain or keep them moist enough to retain a healthy eyeball safe from infection.

He was on cyclosporine, artificial tears, neo poly bac and more.
http://www.petmd.com/pet-medication/cyclosporine-ophthalmic-ointment#.UbnorOu9Zss

After a month of treatment and multiple optho appts, we had to schedule surgery to remove both if his eyes...
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