Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Elliott's Malaise.

I wasn't going to broadcast this because this getup is pretty embarrassing. My vet says I have to wear this air pillow around my neck for six weeks. I was just going to hide or use unused photos for any posts that came my way, but I can't do that for six weeks.



I developed an aural hematoma a few days ago. So in addition to the air pillow, I have a little drain thing attached in my ear. None of this will affect my hearing, but—giant :-(—my favorite ear will be all wrinkly like an old lettuce leaf when it's all healed.

In six weeks!

At least my mom said No to The Cone.

20 comments:

  1. Oh wow poor guy! We hope it doesn't cause you too much trouble while it heals.

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  2. We sure hope that healing happens quick for you.

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  3. Aw, gees. That stinks. Well...get better soon and be a good boy and wear your pillow.

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  4. Oh Elliott, I am SO sorry sweet boy. I hope those weeks fly by and that you get better quickly. Your ear will still be sweet to all of us, because we love you JUST the way you are...just as Mr Rogers used to say. He was a wise man.

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  5. Oh Elliot, I'm so sorry you have that donut pillow stuck around your neck. It must feel really strange. Hopefully the 6 weeks will seem to fly by and your ear will be healed.

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  6. The inflatable collar isn't so bad - I wore one after my spay when I was a kitten - but then, I didn't have to wear it for SIX weeks!

    Actually there's an advantage to a wrinkly ear, at least for us readers: it'll make it easier for us to know which black kitty is which!

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  7. I wore one of those after my 2nd and 3rd spay operations. No fun, but better than a cone. ~ Ayla

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  8. Poor Elliott! I hope your ear heals well.

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  9. Sorry to hear you have a hurty ear.
    We purr it heals soon and that collar comes off.
    Hugs Elliott.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  10. Oh that is a bit rough, Elliott!! Sending megapurrs you will recover quickly! xxxx

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  11. Elliott! Poor boy, sending you hugs. Don't be embarrassed, honey...we love you no matter what! I am curious, however...wonder if your momma will take photos so we can see the drain thing too. I'm off to search 'cat aural hematoma'...

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    1. Okay, did my research! Elliott, I only hope it doesn't hurt or itch too much, sweetie! Get well soon; maybe the collar can come off early!

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  12. Parece que você está confortável com sua coleira de ar, espero que você fique bem logo. Estamos enviando ronronas para que você tenha uma ótima recuperação.

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  13. dood...noe shame ina pillow....flat, fluffee ore aired up.....heerz hopin yur heel up time iz speedee....st francis' blessings two ewe........him iz a prette kewl dood ~ ♥♥♥

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  14. I am sorry. You will still be handsome even if your ear is wrinkly .

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  15. Really? I want to see that wrinkly ear.

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  16. Oh Elliott! I had to wear the cone of shame for about a week and it was awful. I tried the pillow collar but I didn't like it much. ~Ernie

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  17. Oh Elliott! Stay strong, Dude. You look very manly there in your pillow. And you know, cauliflower ears are extremely fashionable in some circles.

    And I gotta ask, Pal: Did somekitty clobber you?

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  18. Oh Elliott! Stay strong, Dude. You look very manly there in your pillow. And you know, cauliflower ears are extremely fashionable in some circles.

    And I gotta ask, Pal: Did somekitty clobber you?

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  19. Oh Elliott! Stay strong, Dude. You look very manly there in your pillow. And you know, cauliflower ears are extremely fashionable in some circles.

    And I gotta ask, Pal: Did somekitty clobber you?

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Wowee meowee.