Let’s have an update on Sarge. As you already know he has the birth
defect of hairs growing out of his eyeball. He had them plucked about a month ago, but they were growing back in full force and obviously bothering him. Today I took him in to Dr. Jay for his second plucking. I joked that this is like a weird spa treatment. Sarge has to be sedated for the procedure, so I took him in at 1 and came back for him after work. Having him recover there was sooooo much better, since he was just a little sleepy coming home, and not a crazed druggie like last time.
Dr. Dan was there this time to participate in the weirdness, and when I went to pick Sarge up he said, “This is a verrrry unusual situation.” I replied, “I know! You can’t find a write-up or even photos of it on the internet except for one of a human who has a cyst on their eye and hairs growing out of that.” (Sorry if you’re eating while reading this.)
Then I said how I looked at his eye this time and he doesn’t have just a couple of hairs, he has several. They laughed and said there are at least a hundred fine little hairs growing in there – in two patches. They told me to bring him back in about three months and they could do the surgery.
Now Lloyd and I have been
arguing going back and forth on the damage that this could possibly do to Sarge’s eye. I think this is an iffy procedure, Lloyd thinks it’s a piece of cake.
I asked, “Are you going to be able to cauterize it?” Dr. Jay said that they would probably incise it – cut out the patches where the hair was growing. He seemed pretty confident but I asked, “Is there enough… eye mass there or will his eye goop out?” He said, “Well… there’s always risk involved.”
Sure, I’m concerned about Sarge, but I’m again at an impasse with always needing to be right. If I’m right, we have a one-eyed cat. If Lloyd’s right, well….. then I’m not right.