The healing process from having an eye removed isn't pretty. I've decided not to share photos until he has healed a bit more and has grown some fur on his face. We love him like crazy regardless of how he looks but I don't want to shock anyone with the photos at this point in the healing process.
I am taking photos each day to document the recovery from this surgery. I plan to make a photo series of his healing to help other dog owners to know what to expect if their dog needs to have an eye removed.
For today, let's revel in R's exuberant and unstoppable zest for life. This photo was from springtime and highlights his gorgeous brown eyes and his love of sprinting through life.
Here was a recent photo of R and his sister.
I hope that they'll be playing in the forest together again before too long. As glaucoma affects R's vision in his remaining eye, we are hoping that his sister will learn to help guide him a bit.
Thanks so much for all of your support, kind words, and good thoughts. I know that R will find his way, and he'll help us find our way too.