Good evening Felinity Assembled, Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity, here, and we ask for your Purrs and Purrayers for Daddy Kiril.
Long time friends and readers, going back to when Nikita and Daddy shared a blog, know that Daddy is extremely nearsighted in the left eye, and had Cataract surgery in 2006, on this eye.
Yesterday Daddy was standing on a street corner, just a mile from home, when something strange occurred, in this eye, that blurred his vision.
Totally unexpected, and puzzling.
As he wrote on his own blog, yesterday:
Today I was standing on a street corner when my vision, in my left eye, went suddenly blurry. This is the same eye that has been the cause of my very bad nearsightedness since age 5, and the eye for which I had cataract surgery done.
I at first thought I got something in my eye, and tried to rinse, but to no avail, then a friend suggested I look into retinal detachment.
What I read there seems like what is happening to my eye, but I can’t be sure, even though it is something a very nearsighted person, or one who has had cataract surgery, might experience.
Another friend suggested I go to Urgent Care, but none are open this late in the evening, or accept my Care Credit Card as payment.
I finally found Houston Eye Institute, which does, and has branches open on Saturday, and is the premiere vision care facility in the nation.
Elvira and I were as concerned as Daddy, and kept close watch on him as he slept through the night.
This morning he went to the specialists, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation, and had a bunch of tests done, with more to follow Monday morning.
This is what he wrote on his blog this evening:
They looked at both my eyes, and did some tests with machines.
I can't read squat on the charts, with that eye, or even tell how many fingers the guy held up close to my face, it's all such a blur.
There may be a bleeding blood vessel, a vitreous hemorrhage, one of the most common causes of acutely or subacutely decreased vision.
There is the potential for retinal detachment.
The Cornea is fine, the cataract lens looks fine.
A look at the right eye found a large lesion in the preipheral of the retina, but the cornea is also fine.
I have a Monday 1030am appointment to see a specialist for more testing of the left eye, including an ultrasound, in order to learn more, and decide if surgery may be required to fix things.
They will also look at the right eye some more.
I spent $3 for a pillow at Target becaused the doc suggested I sleep with my head elevated on 2 pillows for the next 2 nights, and maybe make the blood, or whatever, decrease on its own a bit.
That's where we stand for now.
This visit cost me $247 to be billed to my Care Credit Card.
We do not know what will happen next, but we will keep watch on him, and ask for your Purrs and Purrayers, that all turns out for the best.
In the meantime, we will be hosting Carnival of the Cats, tomorrow, and there is still plenty of time if you wish to submit an entry.
Just send it here carnivalofthecats(at)gmail.com
****UPDATE - 8am Sunday****
The good news: Daddy awoke this morning and discovered that what ever it is floating around in his eye decided, due to the elevation, to gather for a group hug, or whatever, at the top of his eye, and he could actually see me when I, um, gave him his 530am Morning Wake-Up Call. :-D
The bad news: He still didn't get up until 6, despite my best efforts, and the view didn't last long, once he got up and began to move around, but we have to think that's a good sign. :-D
**** END UPDATE****
**** UPDATE - MONDAY EVENING****
Daddy Kiril gives a full report on his Doctor visit, and Elvira and I are very worried, even as Daddy is taking the news rather calmly.
All threE of us are humbled and touched, by your purrs and purrayers, encouragement and support, including donations.
It all means a lot to us.