Monday, July 07, 2008

Infections all Around

*Update*

Now it's a regular assembly line of antibiotic administration around here. I've got it down to a science:

Catch Wrigs unawares while he naps in the sun. Open ear flap and squirt in 5 drops of antibiotics. Wrigs = PISSED OFF.

Mission Accomplished. Now onto the cat...

Find sleeping cat on dining room chair.

Gently wake him with a soft, "Hello sweet sleeping boy" and duck for swats to the face. Once both paws are boxing my head reach under his flabby arms, pick him up and flip him on his back and squirt liquid into mouth, mid meow/screech of terror.

Works like a charm. I could have been a nurse. Or the Predator. Not really sure which one applies in this case.

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Wrigs has a yeast infection...in his ear. It's nasty. Just got back from the vets with another round of antibiotics along with a $192 bill (he also got his yearly shots). Chum is not even half way through with his bottle of meds and I just recently finished mine. Now Wrigs starts a 10 day cycle for his yeast packed ear canal. Poor Tom feels left out. Perhaps he'll contract the Ebola virus and blend in nicely with the rest of us. Contact the CDC - it's a regular Petri dish of ick around this house.

5 comments:

karengberger said...

I am sorry to hear that you are dealing with so much illness...it's not fun at all. Is Wrigley good about taking his meds? Is Chumley getting used to his? How are you feeling, other than tired of sickness?
I hope you can relax with a funny movie & a nice glass of vino tonight! God bless all of you!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Ewww, yuck! How the heck does a dog get a yeast infection in his ear??? (Dare I even ask?)

Poor Wrigs. Poor Chums. Poor YOU!

suz said...

you guys are a mess. Wish I could help you out. I am glad ONE of you is healthy...he is not left out, he is LUCKY.
take care,
Suz

ChiTown Girl said...

Yeasty ears are what we've been dealing with for, oh, I don't know 5 or 6 years now. It's ridiculous!! Smells nice, too, doesn't it? Poor Buster.

Helen/Dudley said...

Boy, when it rains, it pours at your house. Our Huge Eug had the same bladder infection as Chumley last year. It took us a few months of medications to get him over it. Thank god, unlike Chumley, he is a love of a cat and I can do just about anything to him, so he didn't put up much fight on the medication. Evidently, this is prominent in male cats so I am hoping Dudley does not follow in his footsteps. Glad that everyone is on the mend.