Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Pie's Eyes and a New Sock Cast on

 In knit news, I cast on with the yarn Al gave me for my birthday. 
This yarn is so soft, so spongey and so pretty.
It is the colors of the ocean in Virginia Beach. 

After I knit a new project, like the Coco Vest, going back to socks is like walking a familiar path in our woods nearby. 
I instantly relax.  

Now for the Black Cat news:
 Pie had a visit with a veterinary
optho on Monday.  Dr. Delgado at Blue Pearl in Northfield was just lovely.  She was patient and so sweet to the every busy Pie.

Dr. Delgado diagnosed Pie with bilateral congenital cataracts.
They are obscuring 80% of her vision.  She has a tiny bit of peripheral vision at this point. 
The cataracts are growing rapidly.

The cataracts are inoperable.  Seems cats and rabbits
develop brain tumors when they have their cataracts removed.
It is a complicated epithelial cell reaction...but that's the bottom line.

We want to keep her eyes if we can, but 
if she has recurrent infections they will consider removing them.
So, in order to prevent that, we are giving her daily 
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drops. 

Pie was sweet, somewhat cooperative during our hour exam,
and fell, atypically, asleep as soon as we got home. 
She slept the rest of the day. 

The Center has a separate kitty waiting room. 
Here is Miss Pie enjoying time out the crate while we waited. 

All in all a very informative helpful visit. 
Channon was HUGELY  helpful to me prior to the visit. 
She helped me formulate great questions, as her Sissy has just one eye now and ongoing concerns.  
Thanks Channon.  The knit community is helpful in so many ways. 
I never know what's around the bend, but odds are one of you has been down my path before and knows the bends! 


Bridget said...

That yarn looks yummy!

I'm so glad that Pie has you to take care of her - she probably doesn't even think she has eye problems. And hopefully, they can be held at bay for a while. Give her a kiss from me.

Katherine said...

I love the colors in the new socks!!

Sweet little Pie looks so cute curled up on the chair in the Vet's office. She is an amazing little kitty to get along so well with her eye problems. I will be praying for her!

Nancy said...

I can't help with the bends in this particular road, but I'm glad that Channon was able to assist. Pie is fortunate to have you for a Mom. I hope the eye drops will keep the eye infections at bay.

Love the socks and the yarn. Enjoy

Mereknits said...

Oh bless sweet Pie, she is darling and is so lucky to have you to take care of her and love her.
Hugs to you Kathy,

Nancy Kay said...

Love the sock yarn...gorgeous ocean colors!

Blessings for Pie.

SissySees said...

Oh, I love that yarn! Who is the dyer/company?

We're crossing paws that Pie keeps her eyes and has no additional complications.

Did she take the drop better today?

Alyssa said...

Poor Pie :(

Judy S. said...

Those are going to be nice socks, Kathy! Gosh, sounds like Pie was all worn out. At least you know all the facts now. What a sweet kitty!

Araignee said...

Oh... dear,sweet kitty. Both my blind kitty(who also had epilepsy) and my blind dear old doggie lived full (and very long) lives. The challenges are many but what they bring to your life is worth every worry. Putting their two lives together (I had them back to back) I just realized I have lived almost 40 years with a blind pet-and I wouldn't have changed a second of any of it. I miss them both so terribly.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Pie has the best people a cat could ever hope for. The Best.

Love that yarn. =) blessings ~ tanna

LouLou said...

What a little sweet heart and bless your heart for taking such good care of her. My little Eli lost his eye sight in his senior years but he did just fine. We had to watch over him to keep him safe but he knew his way around the house pretty good. Those darn old cataracts are a bummer though.

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