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Author Topic: My friend's cat is at the ER  (Read 5494 times)
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« on: August 14, 2014, 08:43:24 PM »

My friend just called to ask for the vet's phone # and what to do. Her cat has some sort of eye injury. The eye is unresponsive and the pupil is just a slit. She called the ER vet and they said to bring her in right away. The kitty is about 10/11 years old. I told my friend to call me from the vet to let me know how the kitty is. I hope the kitty will be ok poor thing.  Sad
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 10:34:17 PM »

Ned,
Sending good vibes and prayers for your friend's kitty.  I hope it is nothing too serious.  Please let us know.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 06:28:19 AM »

Prayer's for your friend's kitty, Ned.   Sad  I hope it's treatable.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 06:33:14 AM »

Sending good thoughts for your friend's kitty, Ned.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 08:01:12 AM »

oh, that doesn't sound very good!  I hope it's just a minor problem.  Let us know, okay?
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 08:12:57 AM »

That's very worrisome. Hoping that it's not serious. I do know that eyes tend to heal quite fast (like when one of mine had a scratch . . .). Keep us posted, please
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 08:51:40 AM »

Sending prayers and good thoughts for your friend's cat. Poor baby, I hope this is something minor. Good that kitty is being seen by a vet right away, though.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2014, 01:05:22 PM »

I hope nothing major is wrong with kitty, NedF.  Was there an actual injury or just the pupils being unequal?  I did a quick search on one constricted pupil in cats and it looks like there could be a number of causes.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 02:44:40 PM »

I hope your friend's kitty is okay and they are able to diagnose the problem quickly at the ER.  Sending positive thoughts that it is not serious.
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2014, 04:29:10 PM »

Sending hopeful thoughts to your friend and kitty that this turns out well. I know how panicked something like this can make you feel.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2014, 05:50:12 PM »

It appears to be just a scratched eye. She has to have eye drops 3 times a day and wear a plastic cone. Her eye was irritated yesterday and they think she scratched it even more while pawing at it. Hopefully she'll be better in a few days. They originally thought she tore her inner eyelid since it looked so bad. I'm glad it wasn't more serious!

Thanks for your kind thoughts and prayers!
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2014, 05:52:10 PM »

That is a relief! It should heal pretty quickly, although I don't envy your friend having to give a cat eye drops.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2014, 06:10:22 PM »

Glad to hear that it wasn't more serious. My cats' eye scratches have healed quickly. The cone was always the worst part of it!!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2014, 07:10:24 PM »

Glad to read that the eye was not as serious as first thought. But poor kitty having to wear that dreadful cone. yuck.

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2014, 03:27:38 PM »

Oh this is good the hear it's 'just' a scratch!  That should heal fairly quickly, if that cone can stay on.
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