The runt of his litter, Adicus was born in November 2011 and went home with his furever family in January 2012. Almost immediately, subtle signs of impaired vision could be noticed—not the least of them, a blue glint in his eyes that would grow to be a feature characteristic. Over the years, symptoms of deteriorating vision progressed enough to properly diagnose core issues in Adi’s corneas in July 2016. Adi’s family immediately appealed to the Instagram community for help, encouraged that with the right diagnosis, they might be able to help their beloved paw pal see better for the rest of his life. Through Instagram, @adiblueeyes found friends and family the world over who rallied to help him see again, and he underwent surgery in May 2017. While cataracts and opacity are still present in his eyes, Adi is seeing better than he ever has. His newfound community was (and is) instrumental in Adi’s journey to seeing again, and preserving this new gift of sharpened sight for the long haul.
Now five months after a bilateral keratectomy and removal of a benign mass in his left eye, Adi is adjusting to a life of clearer sight. He still has some corneal opacity, but is much more adventurous and explores his beloved outdoors with more tenacity and agility. He is able to play with his brother and meet new human and fur friends without being quite so intimidated, now that he can see better—in fact, we have to keep our eyes on him now that he is more comfortable taking more risks! Our precious boy turns six next month and we are so grateful for his new lease on life and for Paw Philanthropy’s support to help Adi see.
Teddy Bear is a 9 month old boxer, bulldog and pit bull mix adopted by his family when he was 3 months old. He’s very friendly, sweet, playful and loves people and other animals. Unfortunately he began having unexplained seizures at 7 months old and when he had his last one, he began having cluster seizures requiring anticonvulsant medication. .
Teddy needs several tests, a MRI and spinal tab to figure out what is causing his seizures. His pawrents can’t afford those tests right now.
Paw philanthropy is helping Teddy and you can help him too by donating in his name.