My poor fella...

Discussion in 'Get Well Soon' started by Brooke, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Brooke

    BrookeBanned

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,767
    Likes Received:
    440
    Location:
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $42.00
    Ratings:
    +443
    So, last night Mr. Nelson was fine one minute and the next minute he was squinting his left eye and wouldn't open it. I pried it open and didn't see anything, his pupil was the same size as the other one and his eye wasn't bloodshot or visibly scratched (at least not to my untrained eye), so I decided to let him sleep on it and if it was still closed this morning, we'd go to the vet.

    Well, it was a lot worse this morning. He's got conjunctivitis. I don't know what's causing it, but I'm guessing he has FHV, because I just ran out of Lysine last week and then all of a sudden his eye is infected...poor little guy is pouting and depressed and I've never seen him act like this before. He's really milking it!

    I've got some antibiotic/steroid eye drops I have to give him every hour for the rest of tonight, and then 4 times a day for the next 6 days. The vet says his eye should be better by Wednesday. Fingers crossed, because he's got his HCM scan on Friday that I'm also trying not to freak out about...nervous mom alert!!
     

  2. ilovemysphynx

    ilovemysphynxAdministrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    4,988
    Likes Received:
    3,072
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $6,141.16
    Ratings:
    +3,087
    • Fish
    • Dragon fly
    • Candy
    Oh poor Nelson I hope he gets better quick!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • sydkat7

      sydkat7V.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

      Joined:
      Feb 8, 2009
      Messages:
      1,606
      Likes Received:
      658
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $574.00
      Ratings:
      +658
      Oh no, it seems like a lot of our sphynx kitties are getting sick lately! Hope Nelson recovers and is back to his old self soon.
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • PitRottMommy

        PitRottMommyBanned

        Joined:
        May 28, 2009
        Messages:
        862
        Likes Received:
        282
        Location:
        Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $395.00
        Ratings:
        +287
        This is what he gets for being mean to Walter! Maybe Walter is involved in this somehow...
         
      • Maggies mommy

        Maggies mommyV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

        Joined:
        Sep 7, 2009
        Messages:
        1,126
        Likes Received:
        471
        Location:
        CT
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $1,100.16
        Ratings:
        +471
        I hope Nelson cheers up & feels better. Keep us posted about the scan! These babies have so many problems :(
         
        • Like Like x 2
        • CoolSphynx

          CoolSphynxLairian

          Joined:
          Aug 18, 2009
          Messages:
          186
          Likes Received:
          28
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $368.00
          Ratings:
          +28
          poor nelson!

          [​IMG]
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • Mews2much

            Mews2muchV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

            Joined:
            Jun 14, 2009
            Messages:
            4,564
            Likes Received:
            2,010
            Location:
            California
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $142.00
            Ratings:
            +2,011
            I hope he feels better!!!!
             
            • Like Like x 2
            • Brooke

              BrookeBanned

              Joined:
              May 4, 2009
              Messages:
              1,767
              Likes Received:
              440
              Location:
              Tampa Bay, FL
              Sphynx Bucks:
              $42.00
              Ratings:
              +443
              :LOL: You think Walter poked him in the eye? lol, Well if he did, it worked...Nelson is not in the mood to harass him tonight...he's just being a big baby.
               
            • PitRottMommy

              PitRottMommyBanned

              Joined:
              May 28, 2009
              Messages:
              862
              Likes Received:
              282
              Location:
              Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
              Sphynx Bucks:
              $395.00
              Ratings:
              +287
              Totally a man thing.
               
            • Brooke

              BrookeBanned

              Joined:
              May 4, 2009
              Messages:
              1,767
              Likes Received:
              440
              Location:
              Tampa Bay, FL
              Sphynx Bucks:
              $42.00
              Ratings:
              +443
              hahah, I was thinking the same thing, but I wasn't gonna say it. :LOL:
               
            • kalliee129

              kalliee129Senior Lairian Senior Lairian

              Joined:
              Apr 7, 2009
              Messages:
              893
              Likes Received:
              55
              Location:
              Virginia close to Washington DC
              Sphynx Bucks:
              $453.02
              Ratings:
              +56
              I really hope he gets better soon and everything is ok.
               
              • Like Like x 2
              • gizmo6370

                gizmo6370Banned

                Joined:
                Apr 7, 2009
                Messages:
                3,599
                Likes Received:
                2,470
                Sphynx Bucks:
                $8.00
                Ratings:
                +2,470
                Get well soon Nelson....
                 
                • Like Like x 2
                • heather

                  heatherV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                  Joined:
                  Jul 25, 2009
                  Messages:
                  1,242
                  Likes Received:
                  461
                  Location:
                  MA
                  Sphynx Bucks:
                  $396.00
                  Ratings:
                  +462
                  hey Brooke! Sorry to hear about Nelson! Poor guy. I can't believe it came on so quickly. :Frown:
                  Hope he is feeling better.

                  Hope you're able to stay home or work remotely- waking up every hour is exhausting. :Dizzy:

                  Keep us posted.
                   
                  • Like Like x 2
                  • Brooke

                    BrookeBanned

                    Joined:
                    May 4, 2009
                    Messages:
                    1,767
                    Likes Received:
                    440
                    Location:
                    Tampa Bay, FL
                    Sphynx Bucks:
                    $42.00
                    Ratings:
                    +443
                    Thanks for the well wishes, everybody! I think all the positivity helped - this morning he started opening his eye halfway and acting a bit more like his normal self again! :ThumbsUp: I'm sure he'll be back to terrorizing Walter in no time...:Surprise:
                     
                  • heather

                    heatherV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                    Joined:
                    Jul 25, 2009
                    Messages:
                    1,242
                    Likes Received:
                    461
                    Location:
                    MA
                    Sphynx Bucks:
                    $396.00
                    Ratings:
                    +462
                    That's good news! :ThumbsUp: Hope Nelson is on the up and up!

                    That's it- no more sphynx getting sick! :Angry:
                     
                  • sydkat7

                    sydkat7V.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                    Joined:
                    Feb 8, 2009
                    Messages:
                    1,606
                    Likes Received:
                    658
                    Sphynx Bucks:
                    $574.00
                    Ratings:
                    +658
                    I agree, heather! :ThumbsUp: I wish for all of our babies good health and longevity!
                     
                  • ultra_stella

                    ultra_stellaV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                    Joined:
                    Aug 4, 2009
                    Messages:
                    1,036
                    Likes Received:
                    369
                    Location:
                    Missouri
                    Sphynx Bucks:
                    $365.00
                    Ratings:
                    +369
                    I hope you feel better Nelson! We don't need another kitty getting attacked by the annoying feline-herpes monster! Fingers and paws crossed for the HCM scan!
                     
                    • Like Like x 2
                    • harley

                      harleySenior Lairian Senior Lairian

                      Joined:
                      Jul 8, 2009
                      Messages:
                      375
                      Likes Received:
                      63
                      Location:
                      Louisiana
                      Sphynx Bucks:
                      $472.00
                      Ratings:
                      +64
                      Glad he is feeling better...
                       
                      • Like Like x 2
                      • susi794

                        susi794Moderator Staff Member

                        Joined:
                        Aug 23, 2009
                        Messages:
                        13,502
                        Likes Received:
                        12,578
                        Location:
                        Belding, Michigan
                        Sphynx Bucks:
                        $47,745.73
                        Ratings:
                        +12,850
                        • Scary sphynx
                        • Puppy
                        • Red Sphynx
                        • Pink Sphynx
                        • Orange Sphynx
                        Get well soon, Nelson!!! Sending healing thoughts your way too.
                        Hugs,
                        Susi
                         
                        • Like Like x 2
                        • Marnasobsession

                          MarnasobsessionV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                          Joined:
                          Sep 20, 2009
                          Messages:
                          1,437
                          Likes Received:
                          795
                          Location:
                          LaVerkin, UT (South Utah)
                          Sphynx Bucks:
                          $465.00
                          Ratings:
                          +795
                          Poor Nelson...hope he is done winking soon!
                           
                          • Like Like x 2
                          • gizmo6370

                            gizmo6370Banned

                            Joined:
                            Apr 7, 2009
                            Messages:
                            3,599
                            Likes Received:
                            2,470
                            Sphynx Bucks:
                            $8.00
                            Ratings:
                            +2,470
                            How is Nelson doing today ? Hope he feels a lot better....:Smile:
                             
                          • Brooke

                            BrookeBanned

                            Joined:
                            May 4, 2009
                            Messages:
                            1,767
                            Likes Received:
                            440
                            Location:
                            Tampa Bay, FL
                            Sphynx Bucks:
                            $42.00
                            Ratings:
                            +443
                            Thanks, Gizmo! He is doing much better - his eye is almost completely open and his attitude is back to normal!
                             
                          • gizmo6370

                            gizmo6370Banned

                            Joined:
                            Apr 7, 2009
                            Messages:
                            3,599
                            Likes Received:
                            2,470
                            Sphynx Bucks:
                            $8.00
                            Ratings:
                            +2,470
                            Great news Brooke :ThumbsUp:
                             
                          • ilovemysphynx

                            ilovemysphynxAdministrator Staff Member

                            Joined:
                            Feb 2, 2009
                            Messages:
                            4,988
                            Likes Received:
                            3,072
                            Location:
                            New Jersey
                            Sphynx Bucks:
                            $6,141.16
                            Ratings:
                            +3,087
                            • Fish
                            • Dragon fly
                            • Candy
                            Ok I think Nelson got sick from waiting in the rain for Mo!:Laugh:
                             
                          • Brooke

                            BrookeBanned

                            Joined:
                            May 4, 2009
                            Messages:
                            1,767
                            Likes Received:
                            440
                            Location:
                            Tampa Bay, FL
                            Sphynx Bucks:
                            $42.00
                            Ratings:
                            +443
                            :LOL::LOL: Yeah, we gave up...I don't think Mo is really coming. :Cry: