Daisy was a little four-month-old puppy. She was owned by a family of loving parents and three young children. Their cat hated Daisy and struck her eye. The claw had cut through her cornea, causing what is called a triad disease, consisting of a melting ulcer, anterior uveitis, and glaucoma.
These three diseases together rarely have a good outcome, and Daisy’s failed response to treatment left us the only option of enucleation (removing the eye). Because of the children, the parents could not face the trauma of a surgery.
The eye was opaque white and twice as big as the other eye and very hard. There was no way to resolve it. For days, I awaited the family’s approval for surgery and began to be concerned about her pain levels. Several weeks passed while Daisy was being unsuccessfully managed at home. At the end of the week, the owners were scheduled to come in for a recheck.
In the midst of this, a lady named “Pat” came in and asked us to pray for her. I was torn because, as a veterinarian, my obligation was to my patients. But I felt like God said, “If you take care of Pat with me, I’ll take care of Daisy for you.” So we cancelled Daisy’s appointment.
I called the next morning to have Daisy checked out. I got a shocked and excited mother who relayed, “We sat in the living room last night, and as we were watching her, every time she blinked her eye, it got smaller and smaller, and the white part slowly became clear, and then you could see the eye (iris) behind it. All her pain went away, and she started playing. It was so crazy. Can the medicine do that?” I said, “No. Bring her in. We need to check her eyes for free. There is no charge for miracles!”
At the time that happened, Daisy was blind and in pain from the infection and glaucoma. Medicine had failed us. My fear was her eye “rupturing” the inside contents to the outside and that it would happen in front of the children. But God! She went from being diseased and blind to healed and seeing.
The wife received Daisy’s healing as a gift from God. How interesting that “Daisy” translates as “Day’s Eye.”
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