Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ok, that was really gross.

Please stop reading if you get queasy easily (yes, that means all of my pregnant friends truly do not want to read this post). It has to do w/my cat and it's really gross. I mean it! This is your last warning! Ok, but I told you so... (I know Cecily is still ready cause nothing grosses her out when it comes to animals). On Friday night, I noticed that my old girl, Saffron, had her eye partially shut. Now, she's a Persian and her eyes get goopy from time to time so I took a cloth and cleaned up her eye. It didn't really seem better but I figured I'd keep a close watch on her. Saturday morning I'm getting ready to go to meet Marc at th gym so that we can go to Weight Watchers when I decide to check on Saffron. Now her eye is completely closed and I can't seem to get it open. I call the vet - he's not in till late next week, call the old (read super expensive) vet and he gets us right in. I had the option of waiting and I'm soooo glad I didn't. Luckily Dylan was in one of his super awesome moods which made life a lot easier. The vet came in and said that it looked like it was some sort of infection and took a sterile cloth and pressed under her eye. Blood & puss flew out of her eye! I was not expecting this (actually, neither was the vet!) and almost freaked out. They took her into the back, shaved her little eye and flushed her. Turns out she had a major sinus infection. After 24 hours on antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, pain killers and triple antibiotic ointment - she looks so much better! Here eye is still bleeding from time to time but the doctor told me to expect that. My poor baby has been through much in her 15 years. She's had fatty liver disease twice (unusual), discovered she had a heart mummor, had various other normal kitty ailments and now this.


  1. Anonymous9:13 PM

    OMG! Your poor kitty! I'm glad she's on the mend. Not too many animal stories gross me out anymore, since I've given my dog an enema, and witnessed my (now-deceased, but this isn't why) male cat, "pleasuring himself." Oh, and there was the time I had to clean up dog vomit that consisted of cat poop (doggie Snow Caps)...ok, I better stop...

  2. Lynnette - Marc & his brother calls it "Feces Pieces". Thanks for the post - gave us a huge giggle :)

  3. Ohhh! That IS really gross. I could've probably handled the blood, but the puss? 'Fraid not.

  4. Poor kitty! I hope she's on the road to health soon.

    And, I didn't think it was that gross sounding... but then again, you dont want to know some of the stuff I've seen!


  5. Anonymous8:12 AM

    Poor kitty and poor kittymommy! My BooBoo cat (rest his soul) used to get super goopy eyes in his last days. I'm glad this is something that can be treated.