Wednesday, June 16, 2021

See, Mommy? My Ear is Purrfect

Meows from Mudpie!

Last Monday morning Mommy noticed that I seemed to be having trouble with my left ear. I kept pawing and scratching at it, letting the ear droop and shaking my head. Her first thought was mites but couldn't imagine where I could've gotten them, plus I was only favoring the one ear. She came home from work and I was doing the same thing so she got a flashlight out to see if she could see anything obvious going on in there. It wasn't inflamed or smelly to indicate an infection and while it was a bit greasy/oily there was no dark discharge. She decided to see how it was on Tuesday.

Tuesday morning was much the same but I was acting completely normal otherwise, eating fine, just totally annoyed with my left ear. She started talking about calling the V-E-T that afternoon but decided to try cleaning my ear out with a cotton ball first. She didn't get much to show for her efforts but something must've worked because ever since then my ear has been perfectly fine! 

It's been a week now and she's keeping an eye out for any signs that it's bothering me again, but so far, so good! 

20 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I hope your ear is okay now, Mudpie, and you don't have to go to the vet!

Mickey's Musings said...

Lucky you to have avoided the Vet!
I purr your ear is OK and a bit of cleaning is that was needed :)
Purrs, Julie

Patricia T said...

I’m glad your ear is better, Mudpie.

Katie Isabella said...

Mudpie, if your mommy figures what it was I hope she tells us. SO glad it worked. I wonder what it was?

The Island Cats said...

I hope that cleaning did the trick and you can avoid going to the vet, Mudpie.

pilch92 said...

Glad your ear is better. :) XO

The Florida Furkids said...

Whew, that was a close call. Hope your ear doesn't bother you anymore.

The Florida Furkids

ZOOLATRY said...

The volume on your earbuds was too high when you were enjoying Mom's Conway Twitty fave's while she was out-and-about ...
Tone it down a bit girl! You can still dance to the music!

Brian said...

Ears to no Vet visit sweet Mudpie! Hope all stays clear!

Sandee said...

I'm glad mom figured this out so you wouldn't have to go to the vet. I've never had a kitty that liked going to the vet.

Have a purrfect day, Mudpie. My best to your smart mom. ♥

Leah said...

Looks like everything's good now Mudpie! Hopefully it will stay that way and your won't have to go to the vet.

Timmy Tomcat said...

You tell Mom that sometimes we just do things for our own reasons. That is a regular old ear

meowmeowmans said...

Yay for your ear doing better, Mudpie!

Little Binky and Granny said...

The wonder of the cotton ball, how terrific sweet Mudpie😸Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

Cleo said...

Well Mudpie, I'm glad everything's cleared up, thanks to your mom and that cotton ball. Oh, and by the way- everything about you is purrfect!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're so glad you avoided the dreaded vet! The cotton ball was the best remedy.

Herman and Dori said...

My Opie has the worst black ear crud, and has had it his entire 13 years, regardless of how much I clean. No mites, just black tar. Recently my sister told me she uses tea tree with an oil carrier on her dog who also has problem ears, and it works to keep his ears clean. I'm going to try it, but I'm told the tea tree needs the oil to carry it, otherwise it might be harsh. Kimberley Koz

Eastside Cats said...

Nicely done, Mudpie...keep her guessing!

Three Chatty Cats said...

I'm glad that whatever it was is gone now - and that your ear is feeling better!

Cathy Keisha said...

When something minor is going on with me, all I have to do is hear the word vet and it gets better.