Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dodo May Need Surgery

I took Dodo to the vet because something is wrong with his left eye. A growth had appeared a few weeks ago and has become noticeably bigger in the last week. I hope it's not cancer. I also hope it's not FIV related. Dodo is FIV positive.

On the trip to the vet, he cried all the way there. He hates being in that cage. Fortunately, I was able to record his cries by calling home and leaving a message on the answering machine. I know it's a kooky way to record something, but I had to improvise. What the hell. It worked.

Dodo weighed 14 pounds and 9 ounces. He has gained a tad, but otherwise he's at a good weight. About Dodo's eye, the vet said it was a 'growth'. He didn't elaborate. The vet said an eye specialist should look at Dodo. The eye specialist was not in today, so a follow-up visit is necessary. Dodo will most likely need surgery.

I hope he doesn't lose his eye. He has such pretty blue eyes. Maybe we'll put a patch over his eye. That way he'll look like a pirate or Moshe Dayan.