Hi, Dr. Plechner!
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate what you’ve done for me and Emmi! I’ve already noticed an amazing improvement. Before she went blind I had taken her into her vet because I had noticed a marked increase in her weight, and she was acting like she was very tired all the time. She also had no energy. When I took her on walks I would always do a little bit of training. One of the exercises we did was recalls. I’d have her sit and stay, I’d walk about 100 yards away, then I’d call her. It seemed that she was taking longer and longer to come to me, sometimes at a slow walking pace and with her head down, almost like she was depressed.
Since we began your prescribed treatment last week I’ve noticed a complete turnaraound!!! She’s now running back to me and there’s a skip in her step I haven’t seen in over a year! This has been a very emotional time for me. As much as I’m overjoyed that she seems to be getting better, I’m left wondering what might have happened if I’d been able to help her sooner. I really feel that the veterinarian profession needs to take a much closer look at your work! I read the note you sent me upon receiving the test results and it all makes perfect sense to me, and I’m not a vet!? Dr. Bear (Emmi’s vet) gets back from a short vacation on Monday. I’ll let her know the observations I’ve made and will suggest following your course of treatment. I realize that it may be too late to save Emmi’s eyesight but, if things keep going the way they are, I’ll be the happiest guy in the world!
I also want to thank you for being on top of this! I can’t even imagine how busy you must be, yet you’ve taken the time to call me and email me, multiple times, to check on her progress. You’re an amazing doctor, but an even more amazing man! The next time I come down to California I’ll be bringing Emmi with me so she can thank you in person, with a big, sloppy kiss! 🙂
Wade, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada