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06 February 2001 @ 07:39 pm
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I just this letter from my mom:

Hi guys

Well, it's official. Gohan is going blind. Progressive retinal degeneration.

I took him to a vet eye specialist who said cats with that amount of degeneration were usually 8 or 9 years old. I guess he has a rapidly progressing case. It is the result of a combination of recessive genes, which is what I suspected. I kept thinking he had macular degeneration, but cats don't have maculas, but it's the same effect in the long run...blindness. There is nothing that can be done. The retina simply disappears.

She, the vet, said it was painless and the he could live a happy, well adjusted life. Just keep him indoors, for all the obvious reasons.

Poor Gohan! I've already noticed that he can't tell night from day. I guess we'll have to get him a little football helmet to protect him from wayward walls and chair legs.

Tread carefully. Blind cat in residence.


my poor Kitten...
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: Veggie tales
Jesus Northbahia on February 6th, 2001 08:05 pm (UTC)
that's sad... but look on the bright side... the cat would look cool with a helmut =)
Helenhelen on February 6th, 2001 08:10 pm (UTC)
meeeeooowwwwwrrrrrrrrr! [mournful caterwaul]
oh Chris, I'm so sorry...remind me to give Gohan some extra special pets and pats next time I'm at your house (if he'll let me)...
**..jiro on February 6th, 2001 09:54 pm (UTC)
Re: meeeeooowwwwwrrrrrrrrr! [mournful caterwaul]
awww:( Thats hekka sad dood. I couldnt live blind. Ide tell yur cat sorry or sumthin but i would look tarded, plus he hekka hates meh. wehnever im there he busts out and books dood. wait, how does he see meh? hmmm, TiGa sTyLe...
Travistearak on February 7th, 2001 08:37 pm (UTC)
My condolences
Fortunetly, blindness for animals (espessialy cats) is a lot less worse than for humans, our main sense being sight while they use theirs equaly.