Now *there's a post title not many people would put up, hmmm? ;-)
So, we've been busy around here. Y'all remember Bea was tentatively diagnosed with Feline Herpetic Keratitis, no? The options we had were basically that or cancer, and apparently they look very much the same. So, she responded okay-ish to her meds, I saw a little improvement happening slowly, and then I woke up to this in my face one morning.
Eosinophilic Keratitis and it's unusually aggressive, it seems. On that link, see the eye of that cat? That's exactly what her poor little eye looked like, but hey, it's not cancer and I was so damned relieved, I almost couldn't stand it. We got her new meds, many meds, lol, and got our asses out of there. I swear, I don't know if she sensed my relief or what, but once in the car, she pawed to get out of her carrier and I figured what the hell...driving in downtown rush hour traffic with a loose cat in my lap and a loose Xanax in my body sounds like a fun thing to do. I opened the carrier, she climbed out and assumed her favorite spot for car rides...partly on me, partly on the armrest, watching the world go by.
cadaver eye the rest of her life. These two tickle me with their twin medications. Anyway, just one week into our new regime and just look at the pretty eye that's showing back up again! By the way, I balanced a bag of treats on my head to get this shot. I'm slightly ashamed of that.
I surely do love this goofy cat, in case that's not obvious. I know, you couldn't tell, could you? You're shocked. *nods* Part of why I'm sharing all this, though, is because it's easy to initially miss or dismiss these conditions as nothing serious and, in fact, it can be very serious for your cat. Not all vets can diagnose it, either, as we found out, if it's aggressive, and since it does mimic cancer in appearance. It *is fixable, though, and do not be put off by the potential cost of a specialist. I'm not one to typically talk money, but the entire visit to the ophthalmologist, including the biopsy and all of her meds, was under $200. Yes, it's a lot of money but not nearly what I feared it would be and not what a lot of people might fear and put off until something bad has happened. Luckily, I didn't put it off because seriously, who wouldn't want that face up there to be so happy again? ;-)
Also, totally unrelated, but I'm going to be messing with my blog some later. I don't like the layout anymore. For whatever reason, I can be a situational 'tard and just realized that hanging around with the whole MWOP/BWOP bunch and having a little sheep(le) dragging dead like that looks like I'm some radical anti-MckMama person and, in reality, I just thought it was cute. But yeah, I need to change it. I might even go private for a day to get it in order, but I'll be right back!
(Edited: Good God, I connected the "cadaver eye" link to a cooking post. Fixed *that!)