Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sad Cat


Hobgoblin had an ear infection. His ear blew up like a balloon. I took him to the vet earlier this month and he ended up in surgery to drain his ear. Since then I have had to give him pills and ear drops. Ever give a pill to a cat? Lots of fun. Drops can be worse, since we often lose our grip and he shakes like an out of control sprinkler. Ten days of daily medicine and now give him pills every other day. Ten more days of ear drops. It's very hard to look at this face with one flopped ear knowing I will have to force his mouth open and push a pill down his throat. Especially when that face is ringed with a plastic cone collar. He is our sad little conehead.

Stitches come out next week. In the meantime, we try to give him lots of love to make up for the medicine. The happy side effect of his experience is that he has been much more cuddly. When we are hurting, we can all use a good hug.

7 comments:

Paula Vince said...

Awww, that's so sad. And cats are very wise so he'll know what's coming each time. Enjoy the cuddles, though.
PS, his name really suits him, with green eyes like those.

Julie said...

Aw, poor kitty! Yeah, been there done that with the pills...not fun for either party. I had a kitty long ago that was a typical aloof cat until she broke her leg and had to have a lot of care. I guess all the attention helped mellow her out because she became much more affectionate, too. Btw, that is a beautiful pic of your daughter and the kitty. Hope recovery is quick!

~*~The Family~*~ said...

Sorry he is not well and had to have surgery. When the pets are sick and have to have a procedure I am just about as nervous as with the kids. Hope the medicine and drops take care of the infection.

jugglingpaynes said...

Julie: Thank you. I saw her standing at the door with him and it just screamed photo op!

Melissa R said...

I am glad you only have ten days of pill giving! My cat has a thyroid problem so she gets pills 2 times a day, every day. We use a syringe with water in it to ensure the pills go down.

Process is
force mouth open
pop pills way back into her mouth
put in some water with syringe to force her to swallow
then lots of love and lots of brushing... she knows she get's brushed after the pills so I think she's a bit happier to let me complete the process so she can enjoy the brushing.

Inner Elder said...

Hobby is lucky to have such a loving, caring, generous family. I think he looks cute with a bent ear. Love the picture of Marina. Love, Mom

flmom said...

Poor guy! I do not care to ever give a pill to a cat again after the experience with the one my oldest adopted this year. Whew!

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