Truffle is turned slightly in this photo, but if you look at her right eye, you'll see the terrible drainage and discoloration. The left eye just has an "eye booger" which is easily removed.
Mom Paula called Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital to get an appointment for Truffle and they told her they were booked solid. Mom Paula became very concerned and explained that this wasn't normal and that she would be out of town next week and needed to get this checked. The nice receptionist told Mom Paula she could bring Truffle in and they would work her in. Before Truffle knew what was happening, Mom Paula grabbed her up from playing with her track and put her in the Sleepypod. Truffle made all of her kitty furriends proud by singing the song of her people on the way to the vet.
The windy sound you hear is the AC vent. Mom Paula wanted to make sure Truffle was cool enough because it was 100+ degrees outside today.
There was a little wait this time, but Truffle handled it okay. Most of the dogs were on the other side of the waiting room, but they weren't barking. Truffle did talk to me a little bit when we sat down at first, but the did relax after a few minutes.
Truffle is still singing in the waiting room at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital
We were taken back to the examination room where Truffle was weighed (7.56 lb) and her temperature was taken (103.6 degrees) and it was up a little bit. We had to sit in the examination room for several minutes because the office was so busy. It was also louder than usual because it wasn't the normal time they schedule cat appointments. When Dr. Macaulay walked in the room, she saw Truffle and left for a minute. She came back and had a blanket with her (she sprayed Feliway on it) and put it on the table, saying "we don't want her to get cold on the metal table). This was the first time we'd seen Dr. Macaulay and she made a great first impression on Mom Paula with attention to this little detail. The vet assistant, Megan, came in and said that she just loved Truffle and immediately started hugging her.
Megan (vet assistant) and Truffle
Mom Paula didn't get a photo of Dr. Macaulay and Truffle because she was too busy watching what she was doing. She said Truffle's heart and lungs sounded fine. She checked both eyes to make sure they were reacting appropriately and they were fine. Dr. Macaulay then put some type of green liquid in Truffle's eyes to check the drainage to see if a tear duct was blocked. She turned out the light and put a black light on Truffle's face to check for drainage. This was very interesting to watch, but we couldn't get a good photo because it was dark. Dr. Macaulay said the tear ducts were functioning properly and she thought Truffle may have a little viral infection which caused the drainage and the bald spot came from the irritation. The vet gave Mom Paula some Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment to put both in the right eye and on the bald spot. She said Truffle should start improving within 3 days, but if she wasn't better to bring her back.
Truffle giving Mom Paula the evil eye (sorry about the glowing eyes) with the good and bad eye
Truffle is home and doing okay. Unfortunately, Brulee doesn't like the smells of the vet office and she's been hissing at Truffle and staying away from her. We hope things will settle down quickly and Truffle is back to her little bossy self again soon.