Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Napolion and eye

First of all, this one

was me.  1980.  And just to clarify - I know that was the decade of big hair, but that was a wig.

Right now, it doesn't feel like it was all that long ago nor all that much of an alter ego.  Presently, I've got something going on with the skin around my eyes.  It ITCHES, and it's annoying!  I consulted a specialist (google), and the results are inconclusive, but it seems I just need to ride it out.

In the meantime, I'm following my specialist's advice with the regular application of warm compresses followed by an application of moisturizer and, oh, "IT BURNS, IT BURNS!" I wail in my Regan-from-The-Exorcist voice.

[Why you do this to me, Dimmy?]

The skin seems to look a little reddish and irritated and a bit swollen, and my eyes have a more Asian than usual look.  But it seems I'm the only one that thinks so.  Ya think?

Anyways, I think it's [blepharitis], a mild case.   The warm compresses are helping.  Anyone have any other magic recipes?

In other family health news, Napolion got his boosters today, so he's all caught up on the vaccinations and ready for takeoff to the great outdoors.  He is our first cat that wasn't from the feral wilds, and seems only mildly curious about going out.  I also don't think he's too street savvy when it comes to protecting himself out there, so he's going to need a chaperone.

Sounds like a job for Meego.  Go walk the cat.


lotta joy said...

Letting your cat outside to fend for themselves usually ends badly. As for your eyes, have you soaked two tea bags, squeezed the water out, then laid back with them on the skin around your eyes? I'm glad you've diagnosed yourself. Now, would you look up Joe's symptoms? Because the doktor isn't being any help.

Rock Chef said...

People pay a lot of money for things that give them puffy eyes, and you get them for FREE! :-)

Hope you don't start vomitting pea soup everywhere!

Abby said...

Our first cat was Wilderness Survival cat Cookie. We had him for 13 years and he only got stuck in a tree once. Next, the pudgy Kat, we suspect, found greener pastures after being underwhelmed by the "healthy weight" food we were feeding her - with not results. Napolion is pretty athletic, but not too smart. No rush to let him outside.
I'm definitely going to try the tea bags! Wish I had something as simple for Stud.

Abby said...

Gosh, I never thought of it that way. Yes, people either pay big money or take blunt force trauma to the face for my condition!
I'll try to keep the pea soup down.

Riot Kitty said...

Ouch! Hope it heals up soon. I didn't pick you out in the picture and I am SO glad that is a wig. Otherwise you'd have things living in it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah - the 80s seem like yesterday. You don't seem to have changed much. Well, except for the puffier eyes.
Hope they're feeling better soon. The skin around there is so sensitive, no wonder you want to scream. Tea bags sound like a good idea. Lots of people recommended them to LLCJ. They must be a cure all.
Congrats to Napolion. I hope his lack of curiosity keeps him close to home. I'm not sure I could handle another of your cats leaving. :(

terri said...

Our cat Holly (god rest her soul) used to LOVE to sneak out the door. She'd get to the nearest patch of grass and then hunker down, munching on grass and glancing suspiciously at the sky as if to say, "Where'd the ceiling go?"

Tigger who now lives in the laundry room now, never was one for trying to go out. He would never even get too close to the door. If you look up Scaredy Cat in the dictionary, you'll see a picture of Tigger.

I hope your eye condition moves along quickly. Maybe it's just the change in seasons? I've noticed my face in general suddenly feels super dry and itchy. And don't even ask me how many times a day I've been applying lip balm lately. Maybe I should put some tea bags on my face?

Weekend-Windup said...

Pray well to get your eyes get well soon...

Abby said...

From what I recall of that wig, I think there were things living in it.

Abby said...

The eye skin seems to be improving. I don't know if it's from the tea bags or from just giving it time.
I can't bring myself to let Napolion out just yet...

Abby said...

I thought it was from the dry season too, and that could be a factor. Google it enough, and I die tomorrow.

Anita said...

I would have never thought that was you up under that, uh, wig?

Awww... so sad to see you with sad eyes. I hope they heal soon.

Hope I'm not disappointing you to say that you seem to have Dad's eyes instead of Mom's Asian eyes. You couldn't lose either way, though. :)

Say hello to Napolion for me!

meleah rebeccah said...

My sister in law, Leah, has [blepharitis]. She uses prescription creams and drops which help her a great deal. Definitely go to the eye doctor!

Also - that photo of you, from 1980, is incredible.

LL Cool Joe said...

I keep having issues with my eyes but not with the same thing you have. I hope yours heal very soon. None of the suggestions I've received have really helped. Today someone told me to get a real gold ring and run it over the stye. Really.

agg79 said...

Ow. That looks like it hurts. Hope the ointment has helped. Otherwise, your head might start spinning around.

Good luck with outside cat adventures. Some cats can handle the outdoors well while some are content to reman inside all day long.