Nico (vilakins) wrote,
Nico
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Jasmin update

Jasmin was able to come straight home with me after seeing the animal eye specialist, which pleased her greatly because I hadn't fed her in case she needed an operation. As it was, he just numbed the area and removed all the dead tissue and infection that was in the wound while I held her and looked away. I had no idea a little bump was that bad. She has antibiotic pills, anti-inflammatory liquid to mix in her food, and the ointment I was given yesterday at the vet. The good news is that the tear duct is unaffected and working fine. but bloody hell, the cost of that visit alone was more than two years of pet insurance premiums. I'm so insuring Jasmin and Ashley, and enquiring about Vic too; he's eight and might be more expensive.

I have to take her back on Wednesday and pray that she doesn't need sutures. If she does, it will be even more expensive, but she's young and healthy and I hope she'll heal up without them.

The eye guy looks just like John Clarke (NZ comedian who played Fred Dagg on TV when I was a kid, and now an Australian satirist) which I find very distracting, and he's based in a lovely Art Deco house with curved windows. He's a really nice guy and so gentle with the animals, but really, why would suturing, if she needs it, cost $600? [cries]

The annual Pasifika festival is on tomorrow, but I'm not sure if we're going. I could still give Jasmin her meds OK, but I think I'd rather be around home to keep an eye on her. Besides, the weather's cold and intermittently wet.

Tags: cats, jasmin
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