Thank you all SOOO much for your prayers and well wishes for our boy!
As it turns out, we are familiar with this procedure because our sweet Ms. Giz, who we lost several years ago, also had to have her right eye removed due to constant eye infections/complications related to her diabetes. And as you can see from this photo, she was a very happy little girl despite the procedure.
So now our boy is home! We bought and installed a baby gate before we went to pick him up because he is not allowed to use stairs for quite some time. (It has been a LONG time since we've had a baby gate at the top of these stairs - our girls are now 24 and 27 years old!)
Mr J goes back to have his stitches removed in 10-12 days. In the meantime he is on pain killers and high blood pressure medicine, which he is handling just fine. We will know biopsy results early next week and are certainly praying that there is no cancer involved.
Mr J, shortly after coming home last night...
So as a recap...
Cost of original vet visit (well over $200)....
Cost of 3-day emergency clinic (suffice to say, thousands upon thousands)
Cost of baby gate... ($59)
Having our boy back at home, smiling..... PRICELESS!