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Hi all,

One of the eyes of my cat Elmo who is half Siamese has changed colour from green to brown. Following an inspection today the vet has suggested he sees a specialist just to be sure he is ok. She said the eye itself is reacting as it should to light and doesn't appear to be bothering him in any way. She also checked his lymph nodes and they are fine. The visit to the specialist really is a precaution but I can't help being really worried - silly, I know.

I started looking on Google - big mistake - it said it could be a side effect of a tumour.

Horrified and tearful,

Turi x
 

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Oh Turi, I do hope Elmo is ok. No point intelling you not to worry, but try to stay positive :hug: from me, and Caspian, my siamese
 

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Fingers crossed hun, im sure everything will be ok, and if its not, you have done the right thing and hopefully that will give the vet time to act, theres nothing silly about lovibg an animal and being worried, they are family members after all :) thinking of you xx
 

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ahhh, you can't not worry, you are a cockerpoo mummy (sensitive, intelligent, caring), I lost my 16 year old cat this year, it is very sad so I empathise with you and hope your's is OK. xx
 

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Don't believe anything you google....I have a sinus infection at the moment...googled about it todday. readings found it could just go away on it's own or with antibiotics...or could become fatal. REALLY a sinus infection.Try not to worry to much untill you hear otherwise from a trained professional.
 

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Oh Turi, try not to worry too much at least your vet is being cautious which is much better than dismissing your concerns, wishing him well and I am sure it will be nothing serious xx
 

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I agree with the above moments about google. It can be a great source of information, but more often than not its a source of horror stories too. But when faced with a lack of information we all go straight to google!
I sympathise completely. My 15 year old cat Nala was diagosed with hyperthyriodism last week, and I've been trying everything in my power to get her to eat and take her tablets but it seems to be completely in vain at the moment.... and my google research had me in tears for hours!
Fingers crossed you get Elmo all fixed up soon. xxxx
 

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Thank you all for your kind words - so very appreciated.

I'm at my parents' house at the moment - they live just seven minutes' walk from Marcus and I and are currently looking after the cats as our landlady wouldn't allow pets. So it was actually my Mum who noticed the change in colour and took Elmo to the vet.

I've spoken to her in more detail - there have been tears :(. The vet said there is a strong possibility that it is cancer as the change in colour is very unusual in a cat of his age (he will be five this year). However, she said that we have clearly noticed the change very early on and so if it is cancer his eye will be removed and he should be fine.

I'm not squimish, luckily. I'm just keeping everything crossed that it is localised. We've had a lovely cuddle and he's not in any discomfort whatsoever which is good to know.

Anyway, his appointment with the specialist should be in a couple of days so we will know more then.

Elmo is MY first cat. My parents bought him for me in a low time in my life and he did exactly what they'd hoped for - he completely cheered me up. Some facts about Elmo...

- he is gay with my Bengal Zulu.
- he hides behind the shower curtain and when people go to the loo he bursts through to give them a fright
- he is completely led by food. So much so that he's been on a diet over the last six months and has lost 2 kg! His cute tummy wobbles when he runs
- he is scared of men :( (apart from Marcus - actually this is when I knew he was the man for me...!)
- he hits me on the head with his paw when I cry
- he can open doors by hanging on them and we think we ought to have called him 'Houdini'.
- he killed our next door neighbour's rabbit :eek: whilst 'playing'
- he likes to be smacked. Hard. Yes, he's into S & M.

I could go on but needless to say he is a very unique little boy

Turi x
 

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He sounds a real character and if it is cancer having one eye will just add to it!!!!!
Elmo the one~eyed bonkers cat and his exotic looking gay friend, that is so funny!!!!! He will be around for many years to come:D
 

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Thank you Karen. You've just made me laugh out loud!

Btw did you receive my PM?

Turi x
 

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poor elmo,you must be very worried.cats and dogs cope far better than us humans.my friends cat had to get his leg amutated and he as up and about within a couple of days,he didnt seem to notice.i have 3 cats and one is an oriental type too,a laperm,theyre very affectionate arent they.big hugs to elmo xxx
 

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Turi, I'm keeping everything crossed for you and Elmo :hug: He sounds like such a character and that you have a fantastic bond with him. It's so upsetting when something like this happens but please know that we are here to support you.

Lots of love & hugs
 

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Our pets are our best friends and we give them 100% love and support. You're a lovely mummy to Elmo and I know you'll do your best for him. :hug:
 

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Thank you all for being so sweet. I'm a bit of a blubbery mess this evening.

Turi x
 

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By the sounds of the posts above, Elmo has plenty of good vibes and hugs coming his way...let me jump on that bandwagon! :hug:

Try your hardest not to worry...Google is great to a point, but you can drive yourself crazy if you give it too much weight. I should know - I am a bit of a hypochondriac, and my hubby (who is a doctor) is always rolling his eyes at me for listening to Google ;)

Besides, Elmo sounds like a real character - I'm sure he has plenty more antics stored up for you!

P.S.: He is a real stunner!
 

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Thank you... had a bit of a sleepless night which hasn’t helped on the emotional front. He is gorgeous though isn’t he?!

I’ve spoken to Sainsbury’s Pet Insurance this morning – they say they can’t confirm over the phone if I’d be covered to take Elmo to the specialist but they can’t see why it would be a problem. The only way they’d be able to confirm is in writing which could take a while but I’d rather get him seen asap. Why can’t insurance companies be more transparent?!

Turi x
 

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Sorry Turi, only just caught up!

I really hope that Elmo will be fine, he sounds a great character! Fingers crossed for the appointment with the specialist and send hugs your way.:hug:
 
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