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Post by Sue_pawz on Wed May 22, 2013 5:50 pm

The vet trip was a nightmare. It took 2 of us with a towel several attempts, scratches and attempted bites to examine and give him more eye ointment. We have metacam and more eye ointment. We are going to try until tomorrow to give him the ointment, and if we have no joy, he is to be admitted for a few days of treatment.

He may yet need surgery. They would put in a contact lens, suture his eye, put a collar of shame on him and allow his eye to heal.

This next few days will be awful. There is enough stray in him that Bertie hates being confined. He refuses to use a litter tray. He gets very distressed when he can't come and go. Attempting more ointment will be hell.

Wish us luck please?
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Post by FluffSlave on Wed May 22, 2013 6:12 pm

I'm sending lots of "good luck" vibes Hugs
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Post by fiver on Wed May 22, 2013 6:48 pm

ooh he's being a hissy sissy Laughing Laughing Laughing
wishing you loads of luck Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs

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Post by gentl on Thu May 23, 2013 2:30 am

Sending 'lucky' vibes for you to treat Bertie! I DO wish you luck! Bless Bertie's lil' heart!
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Post by Sixer on Thu May 23, 2013 10:59 pm

I feel for you. Our Paddy is the most affectionate, friendly cat but bitterly resents anything being done to him, even just wiping his eye. He is such a big cat that towel wrapping is a nightmare, even in a large bath size towel.

Like Bertie too, he came to us as a stray, and even though he has a litter tray he prefers not to use it.

To our amazement though we have got him to accept the inhaler for his asthma, with handouts of treats before and after.

Thinking of you all and hoping that Bertie's eye heals very quickly xx



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Post by KatieB on Fri May 24, 2013 6:40 am

Oh goodness ...... Good luck!!


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Post by Sue_pawz on Fri May 24, 2013 10:10 am

Well, it's not going too badly. OH grabs him and I put the ointment in as OH is freaked out by eyes Laughing he gets treats after each time too. He's doing OK staying in too. I think he's using the litter tray. The turd I dealt with yesterday was so big I don't think the others are large enough to have produced it Laughing

The eye doesn't seem to be improving though, and surgery is looking increasingly likely.

It would be the bloody cat who isn't insured, wouldn't it?
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Post by fiver on Fri May 24, 2013 10:51 am

its early days sue give it time and it may show some improvement xx

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Post by Sue_pawz on Fri May 24, 2013 11:27 am

The vet says cat eyes heal well and quite quickly, so if after several days of ointment the eye isn't responding, surgery will be needed.

I trust her - she is a firm believer in avoiding surgery where possible, and wouldn't recommend it if not necessary.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri May 24, 2013 1:05 pm

Turd!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post by Sue_pawz on Fri May 24, 2013 1:08 pm

Thumper2001 wrote:Turd!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing

Honestly, it was so pungent I could almost taste it! Shocked

I hope he doesn't need the op - he'll need a collar of shame! And we leave for Spain in just over 2 weeks, which is problematic Hmmm
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Post by KatieB on Fri May 24, 2013 1:17 pm

Oh I really hope these drops work.....there is nothing like going away knowing an animal is poorly, its just awful.

Keeping everything crossed for you.


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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri May 24, 2013 3:02 pm

How is he today love?

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Post by Sue_pawz on Fri May 24, 2013 3:45 pm

He's fine, a little subdued, but the eye is barely opening.

Back at the be at 4.50, so we'll see what she says.

Fingers crossed it's good news. Bless him, he's still coming for cuddles and stuff, so obviously trusts us,which feels lovely given his former stray status.
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Post by Sue_pawz on Fri May 24, 2013 5:33 pm

Just back from the vet. The eye is healing, albeit slowly.

The vet would be happier if it were healing faster, and in other cats may consider surgery more seriously. But it's obvious that interventions like this really distress him (he peed in the carrier today, he never does that) so the vet thinks we can keep taking care of this non-surgically.

We keep up with the ointment, poor lad. At least he likes his metacam - he can't tell it's mixed with his food Smile
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Post by Sparky on Fri May 24, 2013 5:36 pm

I'm glad he doesn't need surgery, and that you don't either after medicating him Laughing

You might find he likes the taste of Metacam anyway - we do.

More healing vibes Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs
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Post by paullp on Fri May 24, 2013 6:09 pm

good news that there is no surgery. here's lots of vibes for a quick recovery! Hugs
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Post by fiver on Fri May 24, 2013 6:25 pm

that is brilliant news Happy Dance Happy Dance Happy Dance

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Post by gentl on Fri May 24, 2013 6:47 pm

I'm SO happy he doesn't have to have surgery! cheers Sending vibe top up!
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Post by KatieB on Fri May 24, 2013 7:36 pm

That's great news.


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Post by FluffSlave on Fri May 24, 2013 9:07 pm

It's great news that Bertie doesn't need any surgery Very Happy

I'm sending lots of healing vibes for his eye, and "good luck" vibes for treating it Laughing Hugs
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun May 26, 2013 4:27 pm

I am so glad he is OK love. Sending lots of loving vibes.

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