Friday, September 21, 2012
We received a lot of nice comments about my loss of eyesight, which we appreciate.
My retinas detached due to high blood pressure and it's thought that the high blood pressure came from the hyperthyroidism. The great news is that I've adapted really well. In some cases, when blindness is due to retinal detachment, the retinas can reattach. The main symptom that Mama noticed on me was that my eyes were fully dilated all the time, which means they were trying to get light.
I'm 16 and just went blind early this year so that just goes to show that blind kitties of all ages make wonderful pets. This is a wonderful place that helps homeless blind kitties: Blind Cat Rescue
I jump up on the bed, know where the patio is, where my own bed is, where my ham-mick is and where my food and water are. I use my whiskers a lot when walking around but I still bump into walls often. I love hearing Mama and Papa talk and when I hear one of them come in the bedroom, I always get up and lie beside them. Sometimes, Mama sings to me, which I love. The downside to this, according to Mama, is I meow very loudly several times throughout the night, every night, and Mama hasn't had a good night's sleep in a long time.
Now for some fun. Humans, celebrate Friday by giving your kitties, doggies or other furry pals a treat or two (or ten). Also, Katie Isabella is having a house trashing pawty this weekend while her mom is away. Be sure to check her blog for details. Katie said I can eat in her mom's bed! I can't wait!