The Big Piney Woods Cats

Saturday, August 19, 2006

News About Momma

Momma has been waiting to tell everyone until she found out, for sure, what is going on. On Sept. 19th (exactly one month from today) she has to go in for eye surgery, the earliest she could get in. Her eyesite started failing 2 months ago. Her left eye is pretty useless now, as she developed a macular hole. (Her Dr. thought it might close on it's own, that is why they waited two months.)

She says it makes reading hard because the left eye is 20/200 (she can't see the big E on the eye chart,) the right is 20/25, so it makes focusing impossible and she gets eye strain real bad. She says taping the bad eye shut would be hard because she also suffers from vertigo.

So, if we don't sign as many blogs, that is the reason. (If only we girls could figure things out better, we wouldn't need her to help us.) Until that time, we will try to post daily, and visit as many blogs as we can. After the operation, she will be unable to do anything for a while. More on that, right before the operation.

P. S. If any of you know of someone who has had surgery for a macular hole (recovery means looking down for 9 days) please contact us. Momma also has macular degeneration, but that is a whole other issue. Thanks

Patches, Mittens and Mistrie

Posted by One Of The Girls at 7:38 AM


  • Blogger The Meezers posted at 6:44 AM  
    oh no CalicoMom! Our mommy's bestest furriend's mommy has that macular problem in bof of her eyes. She had successful surgery on one eye (she saided one had wet macular and one had dry macular). We will say lots of purrayers for you!
  • Anonymous Daisy posted at 7:08 AM  
    Mine mum duzzent know ennything wich will be ov yuse to yu, Auntie Toni, but she sends yu lotsa luv. I will be purrin' and purrin' for yu orl thuh time. And I will send my speshil nosenuzzles.
  • Blogger Zeus posted at 7:09 AM  
    All of us are hoping that your surgery goes well. We're not familiar with this problem, but hopefully, someone will be able to provide more insight to you. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Blogger Canberra BK posted at 7:23 AM  
    Dearie me! Poor CalicoMom! :( I didn't know what a macular hole was so I had to look it up. Doesn't sound very nice. :( We will be thinking of you over at FluffyFelineFriends and we hope the surgery goes well. Purrs to you.
  • Blogger Anita posted at 7:28 AM  
    I hope that the operation of your momma comes out well.

    Purssssss and kisses of sandpaper.

  • Blogger Kismet posted at 8:05 AM  
    Oh no, ladies! I am keeping my paws crossed for your lady. And my paws are real big, so it will help for sure.
  • Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout posted at 8:23 AM  
    Prayers & thoughts going out to you all in the big piney woods!
  • Anonymous The Mitz posted at 8:49 AM  
    Sending a big hug to your Meowmie and sincere wishes for a speedy recovery after the surgery. My Meowmie says to look at all the options available, the Internet is probably a great place for someone to do some research on this condition.

    Take care, so sorry to hear of your Meowmie's problems,

    The Mitz
  • Blogger Rascal posted at 9:55 AM  
    We will say lots of kitty and people prayers form your Momma. We will keep an eye on your blog for when you are able to post. Purrs and tail hugs.
  • Blogger Hot(M)BC posted at 9:59 AM  
    We's sorry your Mommy has a hurty eye. We's glad they're workin hard to help your Mommy too! We will send lots and lotsa purrs and purrayers for her healin up real fast. And Gree says she'll come ofur and help out an keep Mistrie company while Mom Toni is recoverin.
    Purrs and headbutts,
    Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree, Mom Robyn, and Grandma
  • Blogger Hot(M)BC posted at 10:00 AM  
    Oh, and Mommy says to tell Mom Toni that she figgered out the tables thingy an to email if your Mommy wantsta know bout it. I almost forgotted. Oops. hehehe
  • Blogger PrincessMia posted at 11:00 AM  
    Oh Calicomom, we will keep you in our purrayers that the surgery is without incident and successful.

    love and purrs,
    Mia and her beans
  • Anonymous Geraldine posted at 1:17 PM  
    Hi there, Thought you might want to check out this site that has a lot of excellent health related articles. There are several articles in their archives, referring to your eye condition:

    I would have put in a link to one of the articles but couldn't copy and paste to this window. Hope this helps in some way.

    Huggs, Geraldine
  • Blogger Victor Tabbycat posted at 1:46 PM  
    Oh, Ms Toni, I's so sorry you has to do the surgery on yur boo-boo eye! Mom's Dad resently found out he has macular degeneration (the one that's not too bad) after cateract surgery. Yurs sounds furry serious! All us puddins will be sayin our purrayers fur you an the Calico Girls an the girls' dad. Mom says men are hopeless left on their own. :-)

    Purrs an headbutts,
    Victor Tabbycat
  • Blogger Cecilia posted at 2:13 PM  
    I hope the operation goes well. See, Patches and Mittens, sometimes beans also have to go to the "VET". And we don't like it either!
  • Blogger Cheysuli posted at 2:39 PM  
    We wish you the best. Alas we don't know much about a macular "hole" but we have encountered macular degeneration. How very frustrating for someone who loves the beauty of gardening and does such a lovely job.

    Good luck and take care.
  • Blogger Rosie & Cheeto posted at 3:26 PM  
    We told our lady so she can put yoo and yer mommy in her thawts prayers...we arent gud prayiers but we have lots of thawts and we will keep yoo and yer mommy in those. I know it will be hard to blog because yoo will have to take gud care of yer mommy but PLEASE write on yer blog when yoo can so we know yer mommy is ok (which she will be)!!
  • Blogger brandi posted at 3:33 PM  
    We will purray for you. If my mama and I lived closer she would come help you recover, but we are kinda only teleporting distance. I can come and keep Gree and Mistrie company, and we can all purray for you together and we will be furry furry good.
  • Blogger Derby posted at 3:50 PM  
    Calico Girls and MomToni,

    Take all the time you need to get well. If that means taking a break from the blog, that is fine. What is important is that you gets better.

    We will get the kittie blogoshpere going for your surgery. It worked really well for Edselsmom, it can work again.


  • Blogger Ayla posted at 4:05 PM  
    All of us here will be praying for a successful surgery. Just make sure to take good care of your mom afterwards.
  • Blogger Finnegan & Buddy posted at 4:31 PM  
    Oh poor CalicoMom! Sownds terribul to have a hole in yore eye. Please get well fast and let the girls take good care of you.

    Hugs & purrs
    Finny & buddy
  • Anonymous Anonymous posted at 5:25 PM  
    I am sending lots and lots of hugs...
  • Blogger Beau Beau & Angie posted at 9:33 AM  
    Oh Calico Mom! You will be able to see much better after the surgery. Our mom werks wif someone who had to lay in bed and look down for lots of days too. Must be the same kind of fing. We'll find out and tell you her story. Many many headbutts and purrayers to you.
  • Blogger nels, ed, nitro, and/or xing posted at 10:57 AM  
    oh, dear calico mom!! we hope you will rest easy from now until the 19th, and be all ready for the good things that will happen after the surgery. our She knows beans who have had this and they always get better afterwards. you just need to be patient, and let patches and mittens and mistrie rose be your devoted nurses.

    headbutts and rubs to you from all the pierce kitties
  • Blogger William posted at 6:26 PM  
    Girls, can't you kiss it all better for your mom? I think you should try, anyway. My mom always says our kissies help.

    We'll all be thinking of her!
  • Blogger DEBRA posted at 8:36 AM  
    Calicogirls and ToniMom

    We here over at Manx Mnews are furry sorry to hear that you will need to go and have surgery. We will continue to hold you in our purrayers and thoughts.Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

    Purrs and Headbutts
    ABBY & the gang
  • Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa posted at 10:32 PM  
    our Lady doesn't know 'bout that problem you has, but her eyes is 20/700 in each one (but corrected wif contacts) an so she knows how furrustrating vision problems are.
    we will all purray fur you an we know you'll be fine because love heals efurrything an you are obviously loved furry much by all!
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