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Lucine is reunited with Prima now...

Lucine was doing amazingly with her response to the treatment of her PT. I pulled her out for a good cuddle and a kiss goodbye this morning before Elizabeth and I left on our Ratty Adventure. Never knowing I was truly saying goodbye to my brave, sweet girl. :cry:

Lucine was part of a cry for help from a contact at a local Animal Control. These 4 baby girls and mom were to be euthanized so I said “Bring them to me”.

In the shelter pic, Lucine looks sick and squinty and its only when I got her home and took a good look at her, as well as taking her to my vet, that I realized she had micro-eye or Microphthalmia.
Microphthalmia (or microphthalmos) means small eyes. In mammals the failure of expression of a transcription factor, MITF (microphthalmia-associated transcription factor), in the pigmented retina prevents this structure from fully differentiating. This in turn causes a malformation of the choroid fissure of the eye, resulting in the drainage of vitreous humor fluid. Without this fluid, the eye fails to enlarge, thus the name microphthalmia.

I even figured out she was blind or close to it but she didn’t care! She would run as fast as she could and ricochet off of things until she got where she wanted to go. Later on in life she must’ve realized that it hurt and slowed down to an amble instead of a charge. :lol:
She was 20 months old, and the bravest beautiful little girl anyone could ever meet. I hope you are now seeing the world as it should be my wonderful Lucine :heart:

Her shelter pic (I guess you can figure out which one she is :roll:)

Stuffing her face

My baby funny-face

Terra and Lucine at 5 months old

Lucine loved to be up high

Or sleeping comfortably


OR eating!

Even meds were good :doh:

Oooh more cozy naps

I took this pic of her yesterday morning



This girl really lived life to its fullest so I should have no regrets on her part. I will miss her but she had a good life with me and her friends. :mrgreen:
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss :(

Those pictures of her sleeping comfortably are great and made me laugh, at least they will bring good memories of her and hopefully put a smile on your face everytime you look at them :)
 

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You really did a great thing for Lucine, and I am sure she is thankful for all you gave to her. I'm sorry for your loss.
 

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Re: Lucine is Reunited with Her Sister May 16/06 to Feb. 18/

i'm so sorry for your loss :( what great pics you have of her.
 

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I'm sorry. She had a great life, though - she was lucky to find you!
 
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