Friday Cat Blogging...
Well, I thought today might be a Friday not fraught with trauma and drama but the baby (Cleo) looked up at me this afternoon with a "blinky" left eye and as I looked more closely, it appeared a bit cloudy. David had just laid down for a 20 minute power nap after hours in front of the computer and I rushed to wake him. I was still chugging along on a giant project for a client and was not in a position to rush anywhere but David could move quickly.
He called the vet and they said they had no open appointments but he was welcome to come sit in the waiting room and take "pot luck" for a doc.
David brought the carrier in from the garage (Buffy started howling, Cleo ran to hide and Mini followed, hoping she was going for a ride somewhere). We squeezed the protesting baby into the carrier with a fresh, clean, scrap of fleece and David headed for the car, Buffy still howling and Mini now disappointed that she was to stay home.
Long story short, the kitten was tested for corneal abraisions (none) given a shot of cortisone (vet had to get a second needle to administer as Cleo apparently has VERY tough skin) and the eye drops came home for us to administer. The vet was very pleased that we had not wasted time getting her in and said if she is worse in the a.m. to bring her back. I'm praying 'cause the $98 today will kill us--we can't go it again tomorrow! Don't know what the cause is, though the girls did have a centipede cornered in the family room last night...they're such good little hunters....who knows?
Otherwise the doc said she appears healthy and normal at nine pounds (still growing "like a weed").
David forgot to ask the doc if the trouble could be from watching too much TV.....