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Cat is back at the vet :(

March 11th, 2016 at 08:00 am

The Boney cat never really got over her cold. Her fever was gone and she was back to normal but her eye was still leaking and gunking. But it would look like it was getting better for a day or two and then start to get bad again. I was really hoping it would work itself out on its own but I guess I waited too long. Apparently she scratched her cornea getting at it. I took her to the vet yesterday and they gave me drops that we had to put in every three hours. I set me alarm twice during the night so we could wake up and give it to her. I took her back this morning so that they could keep an eye on it (har har) but it had gotten worse.

She's at the vet now waiting for surgery. They are going to pull her third eyelid up over her eye and then suture her eye shut for 3-4 weeks and hope that helps the eye heal so they don't have to remove it. There's still the possibility this won't save her eye.

I am pretty devastated and worried for her. She must be so scared! I know there was no way of knowing this would happen but I still can't help feeling like I should have done better for her.

We should get her back this evening, as long as there aren't complications. There's no reason to believe there will be complications but you never know with animals.

This means we probably won't get to pay the roof off next month, but I am okay with that. We'll just have to keep being careful with spending.

After I got home and sobbed a bit I told my partner "We can never have kids! I can't take care of anything!" He responded that kids tell you something's wrong; cats actively try to hide that something's wrong.

Other than this, everything is going well. I decided that I will attend (virtually) the orientation for the standardized test grading before I make a decision. If it doesn't look like it will work out then I'll decline. And I have got to let go of the public library. There is almost a certain chance that if they hire my position again (which they do at least twice a year) that if I apply I will get it back. So I just need to look forward and let the old plan go.

7 Responses to “Cat is back at the vet :(”

  1. snafu Says:

    Our fur babies are much loved and most of us understand the need to bend the budget to pay for unexpected services. Hope all goes well and there is a quick, uneventful recovery.

  2. klarose Says:

    While I worked at the vet several pets got the eye lid surgery to protect their eyes while healing. It looks creepy, but most of the ones I seen were a success.

    I know how hard it is to see your fur baby sick. Hope she gets to feeling better soon!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Wishing her an easy time there.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I had a wonderful sweet poodle that went blind. She was amazing and got around just fine for another 8 years. (i still miss her and she died in 1987) Hope your sweet baby feels better soon.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope she recovers quickly!

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Your cat is gorgeous! I really hope the eye lid surgery works and she recovers ok

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Poor kitty! Hope everything turns out great.

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