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…



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Posted on 27/12/2013, in Archie, Moggies, Oscar and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Heal well boys and here’s to Archie getting back 20/20 vision.

  2. Big hugs to Oscar and Archie. Henry you will have to keep an eye on your brofurs. Sending healing purrs.
    Sue B

  3. Oh no! Poor Archie and Oscar!! 😦 Hope you get well soon! All the best to you, sweeties!! xoxo Roxy & Tigerlino

  4. Wishing my friends all the best and a good recovery! Bowie says “Meow!”

  5. We send lots of healing prayers to you! Me-Ommmm

  6. Oh my Oscar and Archie are still having poor luck in the health department.
    Your pawrents must be besides themselves.
    We can say that one of our Angels, Ming the Merciless, had one eye and was quite the huntress. She actually ran away and lived for two years in the wild as Dad thought the had an incident with an auto. Imagine his surprise to find out she was living in an old truck at the back of the property.
    Yes she was something
    Purrs that the New Year is better
    Timmy and Family

  7. My goodness! You boys (and your parents) have certainly had quite a tough holiday season this year…….I’m so sorry too because you should have been able to relax and enjoy just being together – NOT in and out of the vet emergency room!!! I hope Archie’s eye will get better and he won’t lose sight in it BUT cats are amazingly adaptive creatures and I’m sure whatever comes his way, Archie will handle it!! As for Oscar – poor guy no sooner is better than he gets bronchitis – what’s going on at the Moggie Residence for heavens’ sake???!!! I’m sure your parents would appreciate it if the three of you would just GET WELL AND STAY WELL……….everybody needs a break for the new year!

    Hugs, Sammy

  8. Oh my gosh thats a rough old Christmas,you two get well soon,super sized heal snuggles from me,xx Speedy

  9. Thank you everyone it has been a very tough and expensive month for the humans xxx

  10. Ps: expensive in vet bills 😦

  11. Oh good grief! You guys have been in the wars 😦 Mum has hardly let me near a bog for over a week now, so am really out of touch 😦 Here’s hoping the new year will find things very much improved for you!! xox

  12. We feel for you as our Thanksgiving was that way. We are sensing our strongest purrs and prayers your way.

  13. da tabbies o trout towne

    guys…we bee sorree ya had ta go bak two de ewe noe wear place….we hope that de last visit wuz de last visit for a long time….never hurts ta send st francis blessings sew we will send plentee…oscar, hope d meds get rid of de nasteez in yur lungs buddy N archie…trool lee sorry dood bout yur eye….we hope ya CAN still see outta it, N love ya just de same if ya cant…..heeerz two a grate week oh end.. try N stay outta trubull N outta de vetz…mum N dad R stressin now, and a stressed mum N dad use a lee meenz noe toona samiches 😦

  14. Well, that doesn’t sound like a fun way to spend Christmas, but we’re glad Oscar and Archie are on the mend now. We’re purring for them.

  15. hoping that the New Year brings GOOD HEALTH to all!!! We feel so bad for you ((((hugs))))

  16. Judy & C.A.T.S

    Poor Archie and Oscar; we are purring really hard for you guys to get well. Our Mom sends hugs. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

  17. Oh Shell we are so sorry you have had such a hellish time with the boys..and it always seems at xmas time 😦 Simba spent xmas day in emergency years ago almost lost both front legs in a rabbit trap..he was one tough cookie poor boy but I feel for you..know only too well how stressful it is. Sending you and the boys all our love and hugs xxxxxxxxx 😦 Fozziemum

  18. Oh sweet Archie and Oscar – ya’ll have been put through some rough and hilly times this Christmas. I’m so sorry to hear all of this. You poor babies. I’m sending you extra hogs and snout kisses and healing quickly my dear friends! XOXO – Bacon

  19. My goodness! When it rains it pours over there! It’s a good thing they have you, H, to hold down the fort and play with all the new toys. It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your brothers. they remain in our prayers.

    Love and licks,

  20. OMC, you poor guys!! Me and Hammy send our purrs to you both and to your humans, what a stressful time it must be 😦

  21. At least you get all the cat nip toys to yourself! I’m so sorry to hear that your bro-furs are sick. I will be praying for them and Cinco and Manna will be purring. That is really hard -especially at this time of year. Make sure you give your humans lots of loving to help them get through this. I’m sure it is hard on them too.

  22. I hope you’re all feeling better today (it’s Caturday and I’m back again!!!)…..wanted to tell you that I nominated you for a new award (Texas started a brand new one!!) and if you visit me today you can see it!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  23. Oh you poor things. I hope you’re both on the mend now xxx

  24. *FLOUNDER* Me n Mum iz hopin n purrayin dat Oscar getz bettur soon n dear old sweet Archie…me n Mum iz bery sad to reed ’bout hiz truublez…we gonna do *Power of da Paw* fer him too!!
    Purrleeze get bettur 2 Moogiez so ya can bee 3 Moogiez again!!!
    Much lub frum me Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum =^..^=

  25. What a scary holiday for you all. Poor boys. Mommy says to give them some kisses and snuggles for her. All of us are sending oodles or prayers and adding the boys to our 24/7 purr-a-thon. One of our angels, Madison, had damage to one eye (from what we don’t know) when he adopted us, and the vet never knew if he had vision in that eye or not, but he managed just fine. Still and all, we pray for Archie’s full recovery. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  26. All paws crossed for O. and A. for a speedy recovery. Let the humans spoil you rotten!

  27. Oh I am so sorry to read that your Christmas wasn’t really fun. I hope Oscar and Archie heal completely and 2014 is better than the end of 2013! Please keep us posted.
    Sending many purrs

  28. Not the best Christmas by the sounds of it, hope everyone is now well on the road to recovery and 2014 is a better year for you three!

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