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Jinx's ear re-filled with blood so we had to make yet another round of trips to the vet to get it taken care of. This time around she actually cut the ear open and drained the fluid and blood out and then stitched the ear together so it won't re-fill, or at least not as badly. I looked at him when I got home from work and there's still blood or fluid at the base. But the vet also warned that the ear would never be the same again and, as long as he doesn't pull his stitches out, he'll be fine. So now we've got ten days with him with stitches in his ear and no special collar on, so it's almost a constant watching game. And my folks still aren't home so they don't know what's been going on here.

And a cute story. I've downloaded some Japanese lessons onto my iPod to take to work with me. Today's lesson included "ne" as a part of a sentence. I'll admit to mixing languages here. My cat, Nina, as I'm sure I've mentioned is from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and I've always spoken to her in Spanish as well as English. When I grabbed her water dish, I said "agua para Nina, ne?" She looked right at me and said "na." I guess that meant yes. It was just so cute that I had to share it. She's been running around like a wild thing and is waiting for me to come get into bed. Tomorrow is going to be a really long day so I'm going to try and sack out early. It's probably not going to work, but that's as may be. Dozing is almost as good and I'm really beat.



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Feb. 11th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
ouch.... that must hurt alot... =[
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
yeah, I think it does. He hasn't even tried to touch the ear and is just lying around looking sick. I wish I had some pain meds to give him. :(
Feb. 14th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
vet didnt prescribe any meds? thats pretty sad tho..
Feb. 12th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
If you really need a collar your local pet store might have one. I'm surprised they didn't send you with one, my cat did the exact same thing and they made him wear the "cone of shame" as I call it. Of course then the trick was keeping him in it. Did they stitch a little piece of x-ray film to your cat's ear? That apparently helps it to heal straight.
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: cats
That's a good point. The vet says she likes to give the cats the benefit of the doubt and won't send them home with a collar first thing. It struck me as a little odd.
Nope, just the regular stitches. The vet told me it'll stand back up on it's own in it's own time. I guess we have to just wait and see.
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