Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

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Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:53 pm

Meanwhile, here, the OTHER black kitten developed a similar eye problem ... but, having learnt a lesson, SHE went to the vet almost as soon as we noticed.

The vet prescribed oral antibiotics and a topical antibiotic ointment.

It got worse. She was weeping bloody tears.

Helen took her back to the vet; vet said continue the treatment, all will be well, though she is going to lose sight in that eye.

The eye began to bulge.

Helen took her back to the vet {last Wednesday}; vet said here's more ointment, and oh, look - you were wrong - "Lulu" is actually a "Luke".

The eye continued to bulge. By yesterday {Sunday, 1 July} it was bulging out of its socket, the size of a marble.

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I took him to a different vet for a second opinion. Second vet said we need to operate NOW.

If all goes well, he will be boarded for three days, come home with the eye gone and the lids sutured closed, and he'll be fine.

If not - we did all we could.

I will NOT allow a FOURTH black kitten in my care to die without doing EVERYTHING i can.

This is going to cost almost a thousand dollars - and, to be honest, in other circumstances, i might just say "Euthanasia", but not THIS time - this time it's like it's PERSONAL.

{Kate and i are paying half of the cost, Steve and Helen the other half}

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I'm supposed to get a call when the surgery is over; they were going to do it after regular office hours. {It's 17:22 right now, office hours end at 17:00.}

News as it develops.
He had done a good job of covering his tracks, but that was to be expected. After all, one does not conspire to ruin a House and murder a queen and then just stand there waving and waiting patiently for retribution.

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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by GlytchMeister » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:59 pm

That first vet should pay for it, then turn in whatever license they have.
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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:25 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:That first vet should pay for it, then turn in whatever license they have.
We're never going back there...
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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by GlytchMeister » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:40 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
GlytchMeister wrote:That first vet should pay for it, then turn in whatever license they have.
We're never going back there...
Damn straight.

If you do go back, I’d expect you’d bring a lawyer with fins and pointy teeth... or a baseball bat with rusty roof nails in it.

I know I’d be torn between the two.
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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:47 am

Message from the vet:. Luke is doing fine; she said he's "actually" eating, as if that's bit startling.

Everything being okay going forward, we'll pick him up Thursday.
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Post by GlytchMeister » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:53 am

Glad to hear it.
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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:20 pm

He's home.

When the vet called this morning to tell me to come get him at 2PM, she said he was eating well.

She failed to mention that his vocal cords were in great form, as well - when they brought him up from the boarding area at the back of the place, we could clearly hear him two rooms and through {closed} two doors, telling the world just how much he didn't appreciate this treatment.

He has a cone around his neck to stop him pawing at the sutures and pulling them out.

Unfortunately, the smallest cone available (and they checked online, too) is really too big to keep him from slipping his head out of it, so they used a strip ofgauze to tie it on, in a kind of harness arrangement.

Encore unfortunately, he slipped that setup over his head about twenty seconds after nobody was actually holding him, and the aide who was with us just managed to stop him going after the stitches.

Re-doing the tie more like a collar than a harness seems to have prevented that.

He has two oral antibiotics, and an anti-inflammation drug.

All are oral, but he happily eats the anti-inflammation pills.

The liquid antibiotics? Not so much.

Setting out food and water in bowls/dishes he can get at with the cone on is interesting, too.

We have an appointment for the sixteenth to get the stitched out and a follow-up exam.

Poor kitty.

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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by Warrl » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:26 am

Ah yes, the Cone of Shame... but there are other ways of looking at it...

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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:43 am

That's older granddaughter Maggie by the way - she's twelve.
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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by GlytchMeister » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:58 am

Hurrah for vets who know what they’re gorram doing!
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Re: Another Kitten. Perhaps Better Luck?

Post by lake_wrangler » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:46 pm

Congrats on the positive outcome!

When our old cat lost an eye after some sort of fight when she had managed to escape outside the apartment, the vet could not (or was it, would not? I don't know: I wasn't there, my wife was, and I forget now what she said...) fix it, and they had to put her down. Our youngest daughter was around four, at the time. And every time she saw the vet's building (right around the corner from where we lived, so it was hard not to go by there at some point in time...), she would say that that's where Mama Katey died...

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