Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Things I Haven't Told You, Part 1: The Cat on the High Dive
This cat has quite the form. He has been practicing on the high dive. I kid, but it's funny how they scrunch themselves into these sorts of precarious formations. Jonah sleeps a lot. He lost some weight too. Then he got big eyes - not like the kind when they get spooked by a sound, but pupils that are dilated all the time. We knew something was not right so we loaded up Joaney-cat and took him to see his favorite vet (lol he hates that place). $575 later they had all these test results and no idea what was wrong with him. They told us to take him to see a neurologist - maybe he has brain tumor they said. Yeah, like we can afford a neurologist!
So we took him back home and decided to watch him for a bit. Then Billy's dad had a great idea to take him to see Jonah's old vet, an older gentleman who has seen a cat or two in his day. So turns out Jonah is blind. The old doctor said high blood pressure can cause blindness and that's what he thinks happened. My cat is blind as a bat. If I took him to this vet from the beginning this may not have happened. But it did.
I feel terrible for him. He bumps into stuff and it's just about the saddest thing ever! The old doctor said he will still live a happy life, whether or not that's true who knows.
One of the best cats I've ever had.
There are a handful of things I haven't said too much about on this space. I am going to start a little series called "Things I Haven't Told You." Then I can get it all out of my system.