Every fall I take the "kids" in for their yearlies. Recently, one of my cats, the veteran of the group, has had a milky eye. I was able to move her vet trip up a week and took her in Saturday. I assumed it was an allergy to carpet cleaner. Well, six medicines later, it appears she has moderate and diffuse corneal edema, new blood vessel growth, a corneal ulcer and aqueous flare. The good thing is that if these medicines work it looks like she'll be able to keep her eye. The bad thing is the cost of the medicine, the five hours I spent at two different vets on Saturday and the possibility that my cat also has a thyroid problem. This means that after the eye cleans up she will need additional medicine to control her thyroid. This poor kitty. She's probably 15 years old but is so full of spunk. How does one get to the point where they put their animal babies to sleep? I'm not there yet. I don't think Pixie is ready to give up either.
On a much lighter note, we chilled out the rest of the weekend at home. Hurricane Ike's aftermath kept us indoors. It's amazing how much rain we received over the past two days. Today, Jack really enjoyed this stuffed bear given to him by his birth mother last Christmas.