Today was a tough day for the family. For those of you who have been following 2adorablepugs, you may know that Sumo has been dealing with 80% blindness for the last couple years. From what we can tell, he can see in bits and pieces and manages with that. The doctors say that this is due to his wrinkles, that cause the hair in his nose folds to scratch his eyeball and create a defensive layer that has blinded him. Last year Sumo underwent surgery to restructure the folds, but the surgery hasn’t helped much. We use eyedrops every day to dissolve that layer that has grown, but Sumo’s vision is a bad as always.
If this suffering isn’t enough, we noticed over the last few weeks that Sumo isn’t responding really well to our voices. Normally when he would get on Skype for my brother and niece to see, he’d respond extremely well to their voices. Last time around though, he seemed disinterested. We confirmed yesterday that Sumo has gone completely deaf. He is unable to hear or identify any sounds, including our voices.
He currently depends on vague movements and his instinct to get around. Sumo is 6.5 years old, and he is as much of a baby now as he was when we got him. He needs all our love, and all your prayers to live a long, healthier life.
Forever, my baby momo.
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