Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday Things

Now you see it...


Now you don't...


Yes, that's right, the cone is gone. I'm no longer a conehead!

There's actually a story involved here. The Mommy took the cone off on Tuesday night (the photos above); the v-e-t dood said to keep it on 5-7 days, and Tuesday evening was 5 full days not counting Surgery Day. And The Mommy said then that the swelling had mostly gone down around the stitches and nothing was leaky or anything, and I hadn't shown any inclination to scratch or paw at my eye (or lack thereof), but my itchy ears were driving me crazy. So she thought it would be okay to take the cone off (and she had to "pose" me in the photos 'cause I wouldn't cooperate - teehee!).

First thing I did was scratch at my ears. Then it was baff time since I hadn't been able to do that for days neither.


The Mommy watched me close all evening to be sure I didn't try to scratch at my eye. She never saw me do that, but saw that I was bleeding just a teeny bit from one or two of the scabs; she thinks I was over-grooming and caused the scab(s) to come loose. She couldn't tell if any stitches came out, and didn't want to poke and prod too much.

So the cone went back on after just a couple-three hours of freedom.

And THEN, she came home from work on Wednesday, and I greeteded her at the side door -- without my cone! She apparently didn't tie it back on as tight as the v-e-t did, and I managed to get it off. (She has no idea how long I had it off, and I ain't gonna tell her!) She didn't see any more new bleeding around my eye, so said the cone can stay off for now. (And I still looked fine this morning, too!)

*Sigh* I'm so happy to have that dang cone off. Next up, the stitches come out on Saturday. The Mommy warned me that if she catches me scratching or pawing at my eye again, though, the cone's going back on -- tighter -- until Saturday when the stitches come out. I'll be good, Mommy, I pwomise! Cwoss my heart.

Thank you for letting me keep the cone off, Mommy. I wuv you.




31 comments:

SeaThreePeeO said...

Fantastic news! See Bugsy I told you that you wouldn't be a cone head for long.

Now you can work at mommy to get more snuggles and treats then usual on acount of you big scary operation!

Furkidsmom said...

We're glad the cone is off! We're hoping you keep doing so well!!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Monkeys said...

Such great news, Bugsy! You look so darn handsome without that cone!

The Kool-Kittie-Krew said...

That is furry Grrr-8 mews!!! BTW...our mommy is going to be mailing your "Get Well Package" tomorrow!!! There's enough in there to share (BUT...we picked the black and white one for you...you'll know it when you see it!) Good luck Saturday!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

We know it it feels good to not be a cone head. Be a good buy and do not scratch that eye. We are glad you are doing so well, handsome Bugsy!

The Island Cats said...

Yay! Bugsy, we know you can be a good kitty and leave your eye alone! We don't want to see you wear that cone thingey anymore either! We're so happy you are doing so well!!

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Whitey was always scratching my scabs, too, Bugsy. They itch and inch and itch some more when they are healing.

We are all very glad you lost the cone, scratched your ears and had a nice bath!

Anya said...

Yes its gone
I am sooo happy for you :))))
You can now scr.... behind your ears yeahhh....
Big hugs
Kareltje =^.^=

Sakura said...

wow
a blog full of cats-stories
wonderful
I hope that Bugsy is well
I wish you a nice and fine day
Best
Sakura

Tybalt said...

Way to go, Bugsy! I think you were very patient to keep it on the 5 days . . . I'd be going CRAZY if I had to even have one of those things on for one minute!

SuziQCat said...

Congrats on being Cone Free! You're surgery site is looking really good too...Great job Bugsy!

Team Tabby said...

Bugsy, you are such a trooper! Glad your eye tumor is gone, and you is doing so well. Guess you decided it was time to take off dat cone, ha, ha.
All the best dude!

hugs,
Mindy, Moe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

Jasmim said...

Glad you aren't using the cone =)
And I'm glad you're improving!

Sam and Andy said...

YAY!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! YAY!!!!!
We are so happy to hear you got rid of that blasted cone.

We're even happier that you are doing so well, Bugsy. We love you.

Daisy said...

Bugsy, it must feel so good to get that darn cone off your head. You are healing up really well!

DEBRA said...

Bugsy
We are soooo happy for you! WE know you must love love love not wearing that contraption!

It'll only be 2 more days and all of dem stitches will come out...

purrs
Abby

LindaGJ said...

I'm so happy Bugsy is able to have her cone off! I know he feels so much better that he doesn't even realize he's missing one eye! And yes, as other people have mentioned, he can be cuddled now! And sleep like a baby with his head on a pillow or your lap!
This is a happy day!!! YAY!
Linda :)

Amy said...

Oh it is so good that your eye is healing well and you were able to have the cone off! I always wondered how it worked to have one on - how you eat and things like that, but it never occured to me that you couldn't take a bath either - that must have made you crazy! We are keeping our paws and fingers crossed that nothing happens to make you have to have the cone back on before you are back to the vet!

Cats in trees said...

We are very happy you got rid of that silly cone. Now you look like a real pirate and can make anyone who disagrees with you walk the plank.

Reese =^..^= said...

Look at that tongue! I am so happy for you!

CCL Wendy said...

Oh Bugsy! I'm so happy you got your cone off, but don't hurt yourself, baby -- be careful. That's quite some tongue you've got there! I guess it's getting a lot more action now. I'm just glad you're recovering so quickly, and will be will well with you!

Tuck said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better! That cone must have been very annoying!!

Fin said...

No scratching! But thank Cod the cone is off!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Oh Boy!!!!!!! You look great without that cone :) Bet it feels great too. After Saturday, you should be good to go and not have to worry about that vet anymore for a bit :) Thar will be nice :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Sweet Praline said...

I bet you're glad that cone is off! Be careful and don't scratch too close to your eye.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That is wonderful that you don't have to have the cone any more! Keep it off I say!!

William said...

Obviously you found the secret of Cone-B-Gon!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

GO BUGSY!!!!!!! You are lookin' really great!!

Lyn said...

Well I am pleased for you! you look so much better without it!
Love
Lucy and Lyn
xxx

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Well at times like this I remember what my old friend Tom Waits says..."In the land of the blind, a one eyed man is king"
We'll be purring for you!

Milo and Alfie said...

Bugsy ~ we are so proud of how brave you've been. We wuv yoo too!

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