Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Medical Mystery Maggie May

This morning I was able to get a better pic of the eye growth. Looks as though it's grown in the last few days, but that could just be my mind playing tricks on me or my panic taking over. I'm trying not to panic.

Well, we saw our wonderful vet this afternoon. Maggie May loves him and she's so calm, cool and collected when she sees him. He's so great with her and they go waaay back- to the days of luxating patellas. Oh, how I don't miss those days!

He took a good long look at the eye with the lighted magnifying scope and said he hadn't really seen anything quite like it before. Neither had I and I did a lot of googling! Warning: just don't google. Nothing good ever comes from it!

Anyway. He swabbed it and looked at the specimen on the slide. Infection was not detected, but it could be that he didn't swab hard enough and get enough on the slide. Eew! Maggie May was re-tested for FeLV- negative! She had been tested when she was just a little squirt, but better to be safe than sorry! So that leaves the possibility that it is viral- possibly the herpes virus rearing it's ugly head right in Maggie May's eyeball! So, we got a prescription for an anti-viral eye drop to give up to six times per day if possible. But since the hubs and I both work away from home, looks like it's going to be around 4 times a day. Caution: the drops may sting and they cost a small fortune. I just pray they work! If not, we may go another route or even have to see an out of town ophthalmologist.

Hopefully the drops will be the cure and I won't have to rename this blog "Maggie May and Her Super Expensive Eyeball."

Thanks everyone for all the wonderful prayers, purrs and well wishes!! Y'all are just great friends!

20 comments:

  1. hopefully the drops will help. Our Mo has a corneal scar from when he was little and had a nasty eye infection. Every time our vet gets a good look at it, she says "that is so cool" (the scar adhered to part of his iris and it kind of looks like a rubberband being stretched)

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    1. Very interesting! Our vet did mention something about iris prolapse, but didn't think that's what it was. Does or did his eye look anything like Mag's? Thanks for your comment!!

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  2. Paws crossed the drops help and that'll be the end of this eye problem for Maggie May!

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  3. That is a scary lookin' eye thingy. Your catmom was good to get a photo to share with us, and we hope that those spendy drops work miracles, too!

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  4. Oh sweetheart, many many purrs for you xxxx We are glad the vet is kind and you look so well-behaved and relaxed.

    Stran has eye lesions, and has had them since he was gotcha'd and the vet in Britain didn't know the cause - maybe an unidentified virus from his street days. Paws crossed it can be sorted. xxx

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  5. WE are purring that the drops work!

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  6. I am praying so hard that the drops work. At least you have ruled out some possibilities.

    Debby, Arizona
    homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

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  7. Purrs to you Miss Maggie May! We want you to feel good and not have ickies in your eye!

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  8. We'll keep our paws crossed for your pretty Maggie May!

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  9. Sending healing purrs for Maggie May from all of us!

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  10. Sending healing purrz that Maggie will be OK and the drops will work.

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  11. maggie...we asked R pal frank ta send hiz blessings yur way N we hope de eye dropz make de heeebeeez on yur eye go a way....when yur peepulz iz putttin em in...just think trout...then it wont bee sew bad....

    XXXX

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  12. Wow, that IS a mystery. We are purring and praying super hard for sweet Maggie May. We sure hope those drops work, and quickly!

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  13. Miss Maggie is in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you find an answer and a solution soon. Please keep us all posted.
    Hugs from our corner,
    Arline, Theodore, Evie and of course, Trick Knee Tessi

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  14. Miss Maggie is in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you find an answer and a solution soon. Please keep us all posted.
    Hugs from our corner,
    Arline, Theodore, Evie and of course, Trick Knee Tessi

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  15. Miss Maggie is in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you find an answer and a solution soon. Please keep us all posted.
    Hugs from our corner,
    Arline, Theodore, Evie and of course, Trick Knee Tessi

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  16. so, sorry...my computer appears to have hiccuped!

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    1. I have posted an update! Seems to be improving!!

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