Getting better

I finally got a photo of the cats eye… Its still red, but the iris is showing more clearly now and the transparency is coming back a bit although it is still slightly cloudy. His eye looks wet as I had just put the drops in. I will keep looking after him (he hates it, he really does squirm). He should be going down the vets in the morning.

Cats Eye

Take a photo of your cats eye said the vet on Tuesday. Then we will be able to compare how it’s changing.

Good idea, the cat injured its eye when it disappeared (trapped in a shed /garage) and they need to know if it’s improving. But, my cat keeps closing his eyes when I go near. Either in a friendly way, or because I’m advancing on him with eye drops.

So, all I can say is that it is improving slowly. He’s avoided having the drops a few times and he’s managed to lick out the antibiotic tablets I’m giving him a few times. It’s frustrating but I just have to do what I can. X

How can the cat trust me?

Since he came home, I’ve had to give my cat eye drops and antibiotics. Every day he sits a bit further away from me. He is a bit more wary, nervous. It’s not surprising. Yesterday he was checked over by a vet and given another lot of antibiotics. I understand why, he needs them to help him heal. But it doesn’t make it any easier. If he wasn’t such a patient cat I don’t know what I would have done…. X

Cat update

My cat is making slow progress but I hope he’s on the mend. He went missing the Wednesday before last and came back on Thursday. He was gone eight days. His paws and legs were covered in a tarry substance. He had hurt his mouth and has an ulcerated eye.

He has eye drops and antibiotics, he’s only able to eat soft food (not much) because of his mouth. He’s always been fussy over food so it’s hard to get him to eat anything. I’ve tried pate type cat foods, cat soup, soft and tiny bits of meat (sorry any vegetarians).

It’s taking time to nurse him so I might not be here much over the next few days. X

In memoriam

Remember the family, remember their lives

Young people, taken before their time, in their twenties.

Ninteenth century losers in the lottery of life.

How did they die? Illness? Industrial accident? Food poisoning? TB? Who knows, but three people from the same family were lost.

Before antibiotics, before modern medicine. Life is precious. You never know when the grim reaper will strike?

And now? Death rates you would imagine during the black death. Loss of life and illness greater than World Wars. We can only hope that life will continue. But maybe changed? More peaceful, less stressful? We can only wait and see.