by Janet Blue on August 14, 2018

Tuxie Tuesday with Misty May

A day without a trip to the vet would be a darn good day for Kitties Blue. Yesterday was not one of those days. Here’s the evidence.

Misty May's vet visit.Several days ago Misty May’s left eye began draining a lot and was closed most of the time. We started putting the terramycin ointment in it from when the eye “icks” were being passed around, but Misty May just took her paw and rubbed it out.

So…yesterday Miss Misty May was whisked off to the vet. Dr. Neel is at the beach, so she saw another of the wonderful doctors at Vinton Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Wiegard stained her eye and discovered a corneal ulcer. This is the second occurrence. Misty May also had one of these in January during the “ick” epidemic. You can read about that here.

These ulcers are more common in dogs, but Dr. Wiegard said she’s seen several cats with them recently. Such an ulcer can be caused in a variety of different ways. The cat may have sustained a blunt force trauma or received a laceration, possibly from the claw of another cat, a thorn or any other sharp object. An ulcer also can form as the result of a chemical burn. We know that’s not the cause of Misty May’s ulcer. I suspect she may have had a dustup with another Kitty Blue, as she is our resident bully.

We were told at the time of the first ulcer that Misty May’s cornea might remain occluded (which it didn’t) after healing, but her vision would not be effected. I don’t know her prognosis this time with this being the second occurrence in the left eye.

Our patient received an injection of antibiotics, is taking oral anti-inflammatory meds and is receiving two different eye drops several times each day. She is not a happy camper, especially as we are making her stay in the house. She will see Dr. Wiegard on Thursday for a re-check.

So that’s our most recent and expensive vet adventure. And though Dr. Neel was not in the office, she found out all about it on Tom’s Facebook page. She cannot escape the Kitties Blue crew even when she’s on vacation.

We know everyone is already purring and praying for Sawyer, but if you can add a few extra for Misty May, we know it would help.

Watch for an update on Friday.

Gracie August 15, 2018 at 10:10 am

Sending love and prayers that Misty May’s little eye heals quickly with no problems.
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Roby Sweet August 15, 2018 at 7:44 am

Hope your eye gets better soon, Misty May! 🙂

mommakatandherbearcat August 15, 2018 at 12:14 am

We hope Misty May is feeling better soon. As a kitten and young cat, Bear got eye infections all the time. I always felt so bad for him. But an ulcer in the eye? That sounds painful!
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Katie Isabella August 14, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Oh Misty Mae, I am so sorry, pretty girl. I hope the medicine takes strong hold! Tell Mommy that my mommy lived in Vinton once upon a time long ago in the mists of time.

Marv August 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Oh No! Poor Misty May! The Hairy Slobbery Sister Bob had one of those – in her good eye! We are sending you extra purrs (along with Sawyers!
Marv (and Mom)
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Brian Frum August 14, 2018 at 5:22 pm

Purrs to you sweet Misty May, we sure hope the eye is better soon.

Mary McNeil August 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Purrayers & POTP for Misty May & Sawyer and you and Dad.

BeadedTail August 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Oh noes! We’re sending lots of purrs for you Misty May! We’re continuing to send purrs for Sawyer too. We want all the Kitties Blue well!
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The Swiss Cats August 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm

We send you healing purrs, Misty May, and we hope your eye heals soon. Purrs

Emma and Buster August 14, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Oh dear, we are purrying for your speedy recovery.

The Florida Furkids August 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm

We’re purring loud and hard for Misty May. We also think that you probably financed Dr. Neel’s vacation!!

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Charles Huss August 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Eye problems are not fun. I hope Misty May is well soon.
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Ellen Pilch August 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Poor Misty May. I will be praying she heals quickly. XO

Hemingway and Steinbeck August 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Oh Misty May……so the word’s out……….you are actually part dog! That must be the only answer for getting those eye “all sores”. We’re sorry you had to go to the doctor’s house but now things will get better. Just do what the doctor says and soon you’ll be good as new.
Stereo purrs and paw pats……….Hemingway and Steinbeck
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Comedy Plus August 14, 2018 at 11:50 am

You’re spending a lot of time at the vets office of late. Prayers for Misty May. I hope she gets well soon.

Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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Eastside Cats August 14, 2018 at 10:59 am

Misty May, you be a good kitty and take your eye drops like a champ!

Crystal And Daisy Mae August 14, 2018 at 9:52 am

Poor, poor Misty Mae. Sorry you got the eye icks. Hope you get well soon. I’ll be sending lots of purrs, meows and prayers to you. Get Well Soon. Not fun feeling icky.😿😿🤞😿😿
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The Island Cats August 14, 2018 at 9:42 am

Poor Misty May. We hope her eye is better soon…and maybe she should stop being a bully. It never pays. 😉
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Teddy August 14, 2018 at 5:17 am

Poor Misty May……it sounds like a real “hurty” injury and we hope it gets better quickly. It would seem that the Kitties Blue Infirmary has TWO patients now……we’re continuing to hope that little Sawyer’s new medication regimen takes care of his seizures, and now we’ll be hoping Misty May’s eye recovers with no damage to her pretty eye. Mom and I will send you a bucket load of POTP and of course you ALL are always in our prayers.

Love, Teddy
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Summer August 14, 2018 at 4:52 am

Misty May, I hope that eye heals up soon!
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