Kodi, February, 2001
Kodi was adopted from Low Country Lab Rescue in South Carolina.
When the rescue found Kodi at the local shelter; she was already scheduled to be euthanized. Kodi was heartworm positive, had a "cherry eye" and the shelter suspected entropion as well. Low Country Lab Rescue had already taken care of the heartworm treatment, had laser surgery done to correct the cherry eye and was waiting for Kodi to recover from the previous treatment before getting the entropion corrected. " Cherry eye " is a prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid.
Kodi's new dad had been looking for a companion for himself and his 5 year old Lab when he found the young chocolate female on the Internet. The rescue coordinator told him that Kodi's eyes needed to be examined since she apparently had entropion. He decided to adopt the chocolate girl and have his vet check her eyes.
The vet confirmed the rescue coordinator's assumption, Kodi had entropion - a condition where the eyelids roll in toward the eye causing the dog much discomfort since the eye lashes are rubbing against the corneas. Kodi's lower lids on both sides were affected and she needed surgery. Kodi's dad had been told about LABMED by the rescue coordinator and he contacted us for assistance with Kodi's bill. We quickly decided to fund this lovely Lab girl so she could be pain free.
Kodi's dad was grateful for LABMED's help. He needed to wait a few more weeks before scheduling the surgery since Kodi was still recovering from the heartworm treatment. After the surgery Kodi will feel so much better and will be able to open her eyes without pain.
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