When they return, I will check with support, as suggested by 1tess, and the links, as timethief suggested. Thanks, ladies.
I need to learn how to use WordPress first, anyway. Being open to new ideas, I will setup a contact form, as 1tess suggested. Thanks.
I am amazed how quickly you responded to my question. Thanks, again.
We were given a miniature black and brown Dachshund, Bandit, about nine years ago. We forgot how old he was when we got him. He has so much trouble seeing because of cataracts that he started walking into things. The cataracts grew into his line of sight within the about the last month or so, as I noticed that his usual running all over had slowed to a walk. I think it scares him and his spirits are beginning to fall. He is a very good little boy and we want to correct his vision to restore his quality of life. As long as we don't readjust the furniture or move to another house, our vet said that due to the slow growth of the cataracts, dogs remember the layout of the house and are able to know, generally, where they should be going.
As our vet suggested, within the last week, I will make an appointment with a specialist for an examination to see if he would be a candidate for surgery. Yesterday, the specialist's office said that a ballpark estimate, without seeing him, was over $3500 dollars to have surgery on both eyes. One eye's procedure was estimated at about $2800. In addition, payment is expected at the time of the surgery. Both are beyond our abilities. However, if there is some good fortune and the surgery can be done within our abilities, I will either pull this blog down or eliminate a request for donations, provided it doesn't violate anyone's TOS, and change it to a
discussion about our dogs. We have three miniature Dachshunds. If donations are ok, and we get more than the cost of the surgery, we will donate the rest of the money to a dog related charity.
At the same time I am pursuing a donation question, I am seeking a less expensive vet or veterinarian school for the procedures.