Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Oh Poor Pussy

This is Genny. One day last week DD2 noticed that one of her ears looked funny. Not entirely sure what was wrong with it, but it was not right.
I then had a lovely weekend away with DD1, in Stirling. It was great to hang out with her, and do little bits of this, that and the other. and then to catch up on Sunday, with an old friend- well, last time I saw her, DD1 was 'on the way' but not ready to make an entrance by some months. And she is now, how old? Never!

and I came back, and littly said,
'Gen's not blinking that Left eye. and she is drooling slightly on the left side. '

And she isn't, and she is. If you follow that.
And the left ear is not twitching toward new noises.  All on the left side.

So it was off to the vet, who gave DD2 extra Brownie points for observation.
Now there is a little back story to this. Genny is a solo cat. She dislikes other cats intensely.
We think there is a new cat on the block, and Gen feels her territory is being threatened. She has come home with a few injuries around her jaw, and on her head, recently. She is not too keen on men either, and she loathes the vet!

So loading her into the cat carrier is an interesting entertainment. And then she sings softly and pathetically in the car all the way. And while you are waiting to be seen. Then you go into the surgery, and find today's vet is a man. Open the carrier door, and guess who doesn't emerge? Yup. We have paws braced and are planning to stay right where we are! and growl.

So dismantle the carrier, and remove cat. DD2 reassembles cat carrier, leaving the door shut, but not locked. Vet inspects Genny, and we discuss the options. ( Ear infection, injury from foreign cat under ear and affecting facial nerve, Bells palsy, small stroke or brain tumour) He then suggests cleaning of ears, and lets go for two seconds. Gen makes a break for it!, paw whisks cat carrier door open, and cat is in before you can see what she is up to.
One far from small cat occupies the rear third of a small cat carrier and growls some more. Cat carrier disassembled again, cat extracted, and ears are cleaned.  To a chorus of growls. Cat then objects to being weighed, but overall, for a cat of her years, she is a good weight, and her heart sounds ok, and the blood tests done in the spring suggest she is a reasonably healthy girl, and we could have an MRI (!!??) but on the whole it seems more sensibleto keep a watching brief.
See if she gets better or worse, and then, well whatever. 

So, what else is new?

Chilli pepper? colouring up nicely!

 My chilli pepper is starting to ripen, and looks wonderful. I am not sure when we will eat it, but I never had one before! Well not home grown anyway.
And I have made the next block for the round the world quilt. This is Courtney's 'You-tastic' block. Each block is supposed to say something about the person who made it, so teapots, sewing and elephants (happy  Nicky? I do like elephants- just a little, and yes, I am potty...)

this block is from Quilters cache, and is called Friday the thirteenth. But it was fine, and went together ok. And yes, I never could exactly follow the instructions, so some of it was made up as I went along, but I do not think you can tell!

8 comments:

Cayt said...

Poor Gen! I hope she starts feeling better soon.

Collette said...

ach the poor thing!! we have two cats Tigger and Poppy and Poppy detests going to the vets too. She will literally fight you to the death to avoid it!! Then once been she goes in a massive huff for days on end! It is always a trauma :(

Catherine said...

aww, hope she is ok and makes a quick recovery. My mums dog loves the vet as my eldest used to volunteer there and he always go trotting in there, expecting to see her!

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty. Hope she will be left in peace by the new cat on the block.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Poor Genny. I wondered if it might be Bell's Palsy. I look like that when I get it :) Hope she soons feels better.

Di said...

Poor wee cat. I hope that the vet can cure her. D x

Pieces to Love said...

I hope the pussy is better soon. Poor thing. Oh and I recognize some of the fabric in the block around the world :o) Have a great day!

Fabraholic said...

Sounds like a spirited cat :-) Hope she's well again.
Love the elephants, where did you find the fabric?

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