Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oh Brother...

This is not the face of a happy ladycat. I knew the day was off to a bad start when the first thing I heard was a screetch of "what the ( H E double hockey sticks) happened?!?!?!?!?!?!?!".

My eye was swollen nearly shut, and I had tears on my cheek. The left side of my face was so puffy. Mum spared me the indignity of photographing me in that condition, and waited until we were back home and the medicines were starting to work. I was whisked off to the new vet. After a false start where I managed to somehow get underneath the base of my carrier, I came out to be examined properly. Although, the vet said hiding in a carrier served it's purpose, because it was dark and I still couldn't open my eye. This showed him that I wasn't only sensative to light.

I had an eye stain done, which thankfully showed no scratches on my eyeball or any foreign objects (the claw of a certain fat tabby would have made a hasty exit). The colouring made my nose bright green because of the way a kitty eye drains, which was a very unladylike look.

Dr. Paul gave me an injection of a quick acting anti-inflammatory, which had started working even before he finished explaining the antibiotic eye gel that has to be squirted in my eye twice a day. By the time we got home, I could open my eye about halfway.

Mum was happy with Dr. Paul. Our old vet was bought out, and then they got rid of all the staff! They were a little bit 'all about the money', and whether you went there with limbs spontaneously falling off or a toenail that needed a trim, they would say it could be cancer. So we found out where Dr. Judy (who I love) had gone, and followed her to her new clinic. Dr. Judy wasn't working today, but Dr. Paul was a very good replacement. Mum loved that their motto is 'Continuity of Care' and that the whole place was spotless. They also have a lovely vet nurse named Yvette, who helped me to hide from the dog in the waiting room. I loved that Dr. Paul said I had one of the most beautiful, soft coats he had touched. See Daddy, it's not just mum's bias!!! :)

The fat tabby started sucking up the moment I got home.

I might let him hang for a while longer, and see how much extra Fancy Feast this will earn me. Hahaha!

21 comments:

C said...

Suey Sunshine we are happy that that eye is getting better! Dr Paul and his staff sound like nice humans!

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Oh poor Suey! What an awful thing to have happen, although we are sure that Fui didn't mean it to get quite that far...

Here as well, some vets do have a reputation of being all about the cash. Fortunately, that is not the case with our wonderful vet.

Get better soon, little one!

Woofs and Purrs,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Poppy Q said...

Awww Suey sausage did the Fui foozeball attack you and your eye?

We hope you got lots of treats and smooches.

Big kiwi kisses.

Cat with a garden said...

That must have been some kind of NOT AT ALL FUNNY April joke, poor Suey. Didn't Fui have an eye problem too? Are those two things connected? We are glad the vet took such good care of you and the medicine worked right away. Get better soon!
Siena & Chilli

AM said...

We are sorry for your injury, but how sweet it is to see Fui feeling sorry too and trying to make it better.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Suey, milk it for everything it's worth!

Huffle Mawson

Cory said...

Suey we are so glad everything turned out alright with your eye. That was probably so scary for you and your mom. We're also very happy that your new v-e-t turned out to be great. We are going to new dr.s after many years of going to the same clinic.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Poor, poor Suey!!! Hope you are feeling better soon! That is great that you have a great vet now! She sounds wonderful! Relax lots and enjoy extra treats and snuggles!!

Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

Findlay Furs said...

sending you many whisker kisses so that you feel better really soon.
purrs Luke

Thoughts said...

Poor little Suey! We hope you gets all better furry furry soon! We are thinkin bout ya!

PS - get some extra crunchies out of this one!

Theodore and sasha

Angel said...

Poor baby! We is purring that that eye gets better quickly!

jenianddean said...

I'm happy to see your eye is getting better quickly. My sister Josie has had trouble with a certain tabby sister who happens to scratch Josie. Fortunately, that hasn't happened lately. I hope you get some extra treats for all your trouble.
--Jasper

Daisy said...

Oh, Suey, I am so sorry you have a hurty eye! That is No Fun at all. I think lots of hugs and kisses and treats will make you feel better!

Ariel said...

Poor Suey I so sorry your eye got hurt.Make tabby kiss your feet.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Oh Suey!!! Your poor eye :( We will send you kisses to make it feel better :) Sneak in a good whap on the back of Fui's head ;) heehee
It is such good news that Sally got a forever home :) Everybean should have a cute kitty :)
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Forever Dad said...

Oh my poor baby!

Hope you get better soon.

(And it's not just Fui Fatso you should be thinking about, I'm sure you can milk mum for all the treats she's worth.)

Love,
Dad.

The Island Cats said...

Aw, Suey...we hope your eye is better soon!!

Grrreta said...

Poor sweet Suey. We are so sorry that your eye is hurty. We hope it gets better very soon. It looks like Fui really missed you while you were at the vet. That's so sweet of him.

Fin said...

Oh my goodness!! Poor thing~

Cliff and Olivia said...

Oh no! Good that you're getting better, Suey. We hope your eye doesn't hurt. And it's good that you've found a vet you can trust. It's very important indeed. We once were at a vet, who was very unpleasant (and made our humans angry). We've got a nice one now though.

VampyVictor said...

OH you poor baby!!! It sucks so much when we get hurt even though we is just playing@
Momma says she feels real sorry for your momma too a cause the eye goop ordeal is worse for the mommas trying to administer it... making sure you don;t get to close, keeping the head steady then watching all the oily mess gloop out from the eye and feeling horrible for doing it even though you are trying to help.. hahah
We hope that is heals very quick for you little Miss :)))
V-V