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Windfalls and Cats

January 26th, 2015 at 01:51 pm

Well bad news and good news. The bad news is that my cat was acting sick again Saturday night, so I had another appointment for today. Frown The good news is that on Sunday he woke up feeling fine again. Today he is being his normal self, so the vet visit has been put on hold for the time being. Maybe he was just having a bad night. If he shows anymore signs he will go straight back to the vet. Really praying that he will get better and not regress again.

If he is indeed sick again, that means antibiotics aren't working and they are going to have to knock him out and look inside his ear. One of the permanent ways to cure chronic and severe inner ear infections with cats is to remove the ear canal and everything inside. Then he would be deaf. Frown Really hoping it doesn't come to that. Hopefully other treatments will work.

Or if it turns out not to be an ear problem at all, then we are looking back to doing scans for tumors, or brain damage, etc.

Trying to stay optimistic.

My parents gifted me a windfall of $200. I'm going to send $80 to the credit card, and the rest I'm going to hang onto for now, in case of more vet bills.

4 Responses to “Windfalls and Cats”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Is he an indoor cat? If so, deafness would not be a great problem.

  2. klarose Says:

    He is an indoor/outdoor cat. He usually stays inside except he goes outside to go potty 2 or 3 times a day. Less than an hour daily. Since he has been sick this past month, I've just been using a litter box. I really dislike them though.

    If it was between him being deaf or permanently walking in circles, I would choose the surgery for sure!

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    That surgery sounds like an extreme measure. I would definitely get a 2nd opinion, maybe even a 3rd, before making the cat go thru that.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hopefully your cat will get better! Wouldn't he only be deaf in one ear, or would they have to take out both ear canals?

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