Sunday, October 24, 2010

Remembering Joey........

Today would have been Joey's 1st Gotcha Day. These are the first pictures Mama took of him.
She still misses him & gets all leaky-eyes over him. Joey was a furry special kitty & Mama still loves & misses him furry much.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Now what??

Mama here. I am totally at my wits end! I squeeze Fessy's ear as hard as I can & get little to nothing out...seems like I'm just making it worse. It is now so swollen that you can hardly see his ear canal.
I read that the hematoma will heal itself eventually, but it takes awhile & is very painful. I just know that I can't afford to keep taking him to the vet & torturing him only to see it get worse.
If anyone out there in cat blog land has any suggestions, I would really appreciate them. I don't know what else to do.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Another Update on Festus

Mama took Fessy back to the v-e-t today. She had to drop him off after lunch & pick him up around 4:00. This time they just cut a hole in his ear, but didn't put stitches around like last time. The v-e-t told Mama to make sure she squeezes his ear 4 or 5 times a day. She doesn't know why he didn't put a drain in, probably because he's a country v-e-t & maybe he just doesn't do that. He doesn't recommend using a hot compress. We're just hoping it heals up this time. It's hard on Fes & it's hard on Mama. Her eyes leak something terrible when she has to squeeze on his ear, she hates hurting him like that but that's all she can do right now.
Thanks for all your purrs.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

3rd time's the charm???

Mama has to take Festus back to the v-e-t yet again. His ear filled back up worse than it was....hopefully it will get taken care of & never come back!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Update on Festus

Fes saw the v-e-t today & he sang to Mama both ways! Oh Funny Farmers, we only wish we could raise money that way, we'd be rich!! The v-e-t stuck a needle in Fessy's hear in 3 different places to drain it (ouchie!!). He said for Mama to keep an eye on it (that's weird) & to let him know if it fills up again. Mama said that Festus was the best boy & never made a sound while all that was going on. He laid still, well Mama & another lady was holding on to him, but he was really good. Too bad that didn't happen on the way home, hee, hee.
When they got home, Mama opened a can of stinky goodness for all of us to share! Only thing is, we just licked the gravy off & Festus is trying to cover the rest up. Oh well, the gravy was good!!
Thanks for all the purrs, maybe we can keep em up so that his ear finally heals. Thanks everybuddy, we love you!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Not again......

Mama has to take Festus back to the v-e-t. His ear quit draining so she stopped squeezing it, but now it's all puffed up behind the, back to the v-e-t. Fun, fun,fun....NOT!!!
So, we'll make Mama update sometime after the v-e-t visit. Festus will probably sing to her again on the way, we think he sings Opera. She says, thank goodness it's only 7 miles to the clinic!