We are all beyond devastated to tell you that Maddy has passed on. She was 14 years old and was going strong.
We woke up to find her totally blind and not wanting to walk. We rushed her to the vet. After they carried out their tests they told us that she had suffered quite a rare condition called SARD. Sudden Retinal Detachment Syndrome. We tried steroids which have a slight chance of partial returned vision but had no effect in Maddy’s case. After a few days we made the heartbreaking decision to put her to rest. Some dogs can cope being blind, however Maddy had to be slightly sedated and she was panicking, wouldn’t walk even with us holding her. Unfortunately because she was also deaf (old age) she couldn’t even hear us.
This is the last photo I took of her. She was having a rest after playing in her beloved sprinkler.
She was so energetic and had a love of life and everyone she met that she has left a huge hole in everyone’s life that knew her.
We cannot believe that she is gone…