sympathetic : characterized by, proceeding from, exhibiting, or feeling sympathy; sympathizing; compassionate.
That's what I have. MOM took me to Dr. Eddie because she was worried about my left eye. She thought maybe something poked it, or something was stuck in my eye. But none of that turned out to be what it was. I have Horner's Syndrome, other wise know as Sympathetic Eye. Take a look.
Here is the medical stuff about it.
Horner's syndrome is a common neurological disorder of the eye and facial muscles. The condition usually occurs suddenly. The most common clinical signs of Horner's syndrome are:
· Drooping of the eyelids on the affected side (ptosis)
· The pupil of the affected eye will be constricted (miosis)
· The affected eye often appears sunken (enophthalmos)
· The third eyelid of the affected eye may appear red and raised (prolapse of the third eyelid, injunctival hyperemia).
Horner's syndrome is due to a dysfunction of the sympathetic nerves of the eyes and surrounding facial muscles. This is part of the autonomic nervous system, which helps to control normal functions such as blinking, muscle tone, etc. Horner's syndrome is often classified as idiopathic, which means it is without known cause.
MOM is all 87 kinds of worried. "Sheesh" MOM I said, "You know I am a sympathetic and compassionate dog. Now it shows in my eye." "I'm alright" I said. "Let's go play with my friends." So we did.
We met up with Boci and Logan
Tye and Tucker
Would ya look at Stanley. He is a great water dog. Bert was there and Big Murphy and little Murphy and a friend of Tye and Tucker.
Would ya look at that Logan. He is real good at jumping. This was his first try. I think he has a future in fence jumping.
While my friends jumped the fences I explored the hillside.
See MOM I am just fine. Romping and running.
MOM took this picture of this beautiful flower along the stream. That's not a black backdrop, she used the flash cuz it was getting dark and the flash made the water look black. I like it.
Don't worry about my eye, I'm OK and I can see. In fact I think I am seeing things in a new light and you know what, it's beautiful too. MOM says I am still as handsome as ever and she is starting to be more at ease with it. And now MOM and I have something in common cuz she has a lot of nerve damage and each day she has more and more damage (all though meds are helping to slow the damage). And I don't think it slows her down. And my Sympathetic Eye will not slow me down either.