Not such a Merry Cat-Mass
Hi, it’s Henry here – I’m writing today’s blog as we’re two moggies down!
What a Cat-mass that was; poor Archie and Oscar have been in and out of the scary surgery all over the big people’s holidays.
The pair of them are recovering now, but it’s been quite a few days.
Oscar’s face has healed up beautifully, but an old condition from when he contracted cat flu as a kitten has come back, and he has bronchitis.
He had to go to the vet on Christmas Eve, and is now on more steroids than Ben Johnson in 1987.
No sooner than Oscar had came back from the vet, then Mum and Dad noticed that Archie’s eye had gone really weird.
Regular readers will know that Archie had an ulcer on his left eye and needed an operation in the last week. On Xmas Eve, the pupil on the same eye had gone really big, while the other one remained a normal size.
It turns out he has a condition called anisocoria, which can be caused by ulcers.
So it was a festive Christmas Day visit to the emergency vet.
The good news is that the ulcer is all healed up, but today he went to the normal vet again and it turns out his eye had haemorrhaged and he may have damage to the retina.
It could have been caused by hypertension from stress from the operation and his other treatment.
Poor old boy!
So, he’s now on pills, and can’t see out of his eye at the moment.
In fact, it is a 50/50 on whether he will be able to see out of the eye again properly 😦
So, not the merriest Cat-mass, but hopefully everyone is on the road to recovery now.
Oh, and I’m all good so I’ve got to play with all the new catnip toys on my own!
More of that later this week…