Tabbie Hoffman went to the doc-doc today and got his very first shot. :( He is still shaking his head like something's in his ear, in spite of weeks of flushing his ear out with that solution I got from the PetSmart vet for him right after I found him. His right eye is still goopy every day and last night, he sneezed and had a runny nose. So I took him to the vet today, Dr. Corker, here in town and he was so great with him! I can't say enough about how kind and nice he and his staff were to us. He tested Tab for leukemia and AIDS and then did a thorough exam, looked in his mouth, ears, eyes and up his nose with a light and Tabbie Hoffman just sat there and let him! I was amazed. 'Cause that boy is waaaaay bitey. And when they weighed him, Tabbie weighed 4.4 pounds!! He was just over a pound when I took him to PetSmart almost six weeks ago. I told you he was waaaaay bitey. He bites everything! Shrimps and crabs don't stand a chance in this house.
The doctor diagnosed him with an upper respiratory infection, which is what Aunt Ami suspected all along. Since he was sneezing last night, I was afraid it was getting worse so we went. He got an antibiotic shot and a bottle of amoxicillin drops to take twice a day. We also got a Hill's Science Diet kitten starter kit that has a bag of food, a little measuring cup, two cans of food and a book telling me all his kitty secrets. $145 later, we came home. Kitties can be expensive!
Except for when he was posing for pictures this afternoon, he's been sleeping. I know he feels bad. But ain't he cute??