Friday, October 21, 2016

Update on Benny's eye

Long-time visitors know that Benny sees an animal eye specialist, about twice per year. He has been going to this clinic about 14 years!

He had a check up on Wednesday, and the news was mixed. The good news is that the inflammation in his bad eye is better, and we can give less of one drop.

The not-as-good news is that the glaucoma drops we've been using are starting to lose their effectiveness. This isn't a surprise to me; I've done plenty of reading and this happens to both pets and people over time. He's been on the same two drops for many years, so I guess it was bound to happen.

There is a bit of an up side--the two drops I give come in a combination. I'll give the combination drug twice per day (versus one drop of each per day), so he'll get the same number of drops.

As always, he was a very good boy. The clinic had some things come up and we waited longer than usual in the exam room. Benny was content to hang out with me.

Later that night, Ringo thought giving Benny a "hug" would be a good thing to do. Benny looks a bit unsettled about it, though.


12 comments:

Vanessa Morgan said...

Give Benny a big kitty hug from us ��

Random Felines said...

he sounds like a good patient and that news isn't so bad

Marg said...

Glad you have such a good Mom Benny, to take such good care of your eyes. You all have a great week end.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

what a sweet hug!

Colehaus Cats said...

Sweet Benny, you are a very good boy, as you already know. Sending you lots of purrs today and a head bonk to Ringo.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'd give Benny a hug... but I'm not so sure he wants one!

felinecafe.net said...

I am glad to hear Benny is a good boy with his medicine. Ringo is sympathetic it appears.

dezizworld.com said...

Aaaaaaaaaw We luv da huggy foto. But me gets it. Sometimes ya' just ain't sure ya' wanna get a furry hug. MOL Sorry 'bout da bad mews, those things do happen. We sure hope ya'll can find somethin' dat'll work fur Benny. And by da way, we don't think Sadie was starnge lookin' at all. She was just comfy and bootyful. We're sendin' lots of hugs fur everypawdy and purrayers too.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Whiskeratti said...

We hope you can get a medication that will work better for him.

The Island Cats said...

We think it was really nice of Ringo to give Benny a hug even if Benny wasn't too sure about it.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Such sweeties. I am sorry you didn't get all good news.

Eastside Cats said...

Benny needs to start smoking marijuana for his glaucoma! Isn't that why people toke it...um, smoke it? Okay, kidding aside, I hope the vet eye doc has a new drop for Benny!

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