Monday, July 09, 2007

Prayers Please

The Annoying One (TAO for short in this post) is in the hospital. He has an eye ulcer that is so bad that the local V-E-T told us he might lose his eye.

And you know whose fault it is? Stupid Dr. Country Bob. The Mom brought TAO to him last month. His eye was really runny and he could barely keep it open. Dr. Country Bob said it was an eye infection and gave some anti-biotic goop with a steroid in it. The Mom was a bit suspicious in that it was clear stuff running out of his eye and not yellow or green stuff. She is kicking herself now for not requesting a "stain" to see if it was an ulcer at the time.

Then Saturday night, the Dad noticed TAO's eye was really swollen. Yesterday morning, the Mom looked at it and saw it was all red and hazy. They took the Annoying One to Dr. Country Bob 'cause his office had emergency hours. The V-E-T there was amazed at how bad his eye was and was even more amazed the earlier V-E-T hadn't stained his eye. The lady showed the Mom and the Dad the ulcer on his eye and said that TAO needed to see an ophthalmologist ASAP.

Oh ya, did I mention the anti-biotics with steroids probably made his eye worse?

With that, they packed up TAO and rushed him to the Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ. It's like 1 1/2 hours away but that used to be our old V-E-T and they are really, really good there. Plus, they have an ophthalmologist on call. They admitted him and TAO's supposed to see the eye doctor later today. When the Mom talked to them this morning, they said he was responding well to medication treatment which was a good sign. We'll know whether or not he needs surgery this afternoon.

Now you guys know how I feel about TAO but even I'm not evil enough to wish this on anybody. The poor little Brat is in quite a bit of pain and may lose his eye, at the very least his vision. Please send prayers his way for a speedy recovery.

P.S. The Mom is never bringing us to Dr. Country Bob again. There was much rejoicing.

14 comments:

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry about TAO. Shame on Dr. Country Bob for not checking on the possibility of an ulcer. I am hoping and praying for The Annoying One to get better and not need to have the eye removed.

DEBRA said...

Oh I am sorry...I sure hopes the news is better tomorrow. We will keep TAO in our purrs....

~Abby

Riley & Tiki said...

Oh, poor TAO!!! We are sending lots of purrs and purrayers.

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh we hope TAO will be all right.Mum sed one of the befurrus cats had an eye ulcer which burst,but she wuz lucky cuz one of the V E T S where we go wuz an eye speshalistfurr all the SouthWest of England and he opperaytid and yoosed the third eyelid to do a graft.This meant that the poodin's eyesite wuz saved.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Poor, poor TAO! Is there anyone to report Dr. Country Bob to?
We were in downtown Madison and I noticed a vet next door to a store for cats, Mad Cat. I commented how convenient, and several people in my group said to never use that vet. So even if you can't report him officially, you can tell everyone you know not to use him.
Bonnie says Ayla should enjoy the peace, but she'd feel bad if it happened to Victor, too.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Is The Annoying One Loki? Or anofur of the flock? Big purrs to him fur the bestest care an to feel better real soon.

Parker said...

Ugh, I am so mad I could just spit! But mad won't help TAO - purrs and prayers will. And you have a boatload of them from all of us.

Cheysuli said...

Oh I hope he gets better. Take care Ayla!

DEBRA said...

Ayla

We really understand how you feel about Country Bob...we had a bad time of it last night at the emergency clinic. *sigh

But, we wanted to let you know we nomiated you for a rocking girl award! Come on over and get your award!!

~Abby

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

We hope TAO doesn't lose his eye. Poo on Dr Country Bob. It sounds like he really doesn't like kitties much. Or maybe he's just a stupidhead.

Sending healing purrss to both Ayla and The Annoying One.

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh no, we'll send LOTS of purrs and purrayers for TAO. Fooey on Dr. Country Bob.
Purrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Hot(M)BC said...

We's nominated you as a rockin girl blogger too :)

Artsy Catsy said...

We're all sending giant healing purrs and purrayers for TAO's recovery ... and big HISSES to Dr. Country Bob!

Rocky
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no, we'z all purraying dat dey can save TAO's eyesight as well as his eye! And Dr. Country Bob should pay fur all da extra treatment you hafta get cuz he din't bother to even look at da eye!