Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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.