Since we last left you: Brut's eye cleared up and the color was back, but there was fear of blood still in the back of the eye.
We took Brut to the doggie eye specialist last Friday and came home with the diagnosis of high blood pressure/hypertension. We were both quite shocked at the results of the eye test the doctor did. By the way Brut did fantastic with this doctor. Although after the about the fifth test, Brut had had enough and gave a warning growl and bark. lol Which was fine the doctor had gotten the info he needed. I was truly impressed with this specialist and would recommend him. He was very professional and caring with Brut. We didn't even need to sedate Brut like we thought we might have to do.
So the appt. went well and the doc sent us home with some medicine for the high blood pressure and told us to continue the eye drops. Today we are taking Brut to our regular vet to get blood work done, urinalysis, and get his blood pressure checked to find the cause. The doctor thinks Brut may be having kidney problems, which is a common cause of hypertension in dogs.
So what we were seeing in Brut's eye was hemorrhaging caused by the high blood pressure and isn't an eye issue at all.
The diagnosis would explain a lot of Brut's behaviors when he gets so worked up and very touchy. He's probably had it for a while. I don't think it explains his aggression, but it would explain the extreme of it and what I could never put my finger on. Thank goodness he's calmed down so much over the years and his aggression isn't as much of an issue.
We've been in shock for the last couple of days digesting the news and what it means for our boy. But all in all, I think we caught it early enough to get him the help that he needs.
We will know more in the next few days and will let you know the progress.
Thank you again for your prayers and well wishes. We needed them.