12.12.10

Goma Went to Emargency Vet This Morning :-(

I still can't believe what happened. Yesterday morning around 9:30 I took him to regular grooming. He does this every 3 months. He was normal before he went there. Around 1:00 we came back and noticed, his left ear was bothering him so much, it goes back and forth real quickly like some bugs are constantly bothering him. Late at night we noticed, he has some balancing problems. He falls sideways unexpectedly sometimes and he couldn't walk straight. We also noticed his eyes are moving constantly side to side, slightly off. It seems though he was having hard time focusing his eyes at one point. It was late at night so we decided to leave him overnight to see if his symptoms will improve. This morning we woke up, and noticed that he seems to be worse. He is falling more and his eyes are moving side to side really rapidly, like he is looking at passing car to other, and his head also moves with his eyes now. He tried to got up on the bed which is 3 feet high, he couldn't get up and fall. That point we were so concerned that we had to take him in to Emergency Vet.

At the Vet, the doctor immediately noticed something wrong with him eyes. She said it is normally due to the damages on ear drum. She thinks when groomer cleaned his ear very aggressively and may damaged his ear drum. So she checked both ears and found irritation on ear drum on his left ear. She thinks Goma will not eat or drink until he gets better so we gave him fluid IV. She told me if I want to take him home and watch him couple of days if things will improve, or they can keep him and make sure he is eating, drinking and taking his medicines. I told them I will take him home and watch him closely. The Vet thinks that it should improve in few days, if not I need to take him to Vet for further check out.

We are home now, Goma is in his room resting. He is under the bed and won't come out now. He seems to be falling a lot again. He is taking one oral medicine that helps with pain, and other pill that helps with nausea and dizziness.

The Vet said cat's ears are very sensitive, groomers needs to be extra careful when they clean cat's ears.
I will not go back to the groomer again and if I take Goma to another groomer I gonna tell them not to touch his ears. She suggested that cat's ear doesn't need a lot of cleaning, once a year is fine, and let your Vet clean them not Groomers. Lesson learned.

I will keep you updated very soon thanks everyone!

Sachie

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

If viable, I would actually sue the hell out of the groomer.
Ben

tay said...

Oh Sachie and Goma, so sorry to hear this! I hope Goma feels better soon! I always feel so bad for kitties when they are sick, poor guy.

XO
tay and ted

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Goma! You poor little guy! We are purring you start feeling better real soon.

Jacqueline said...

Poor sweet Goma=we are purring loudly and praying for him to get better soon...I know how concerned and worried you are for your precious boy, Sachie...hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Goma. He must be scared.

Josie said...

Poor Goma! Hugs, purrs, and wishes for a speedy recovery.

jmuhj said...

Agree with "ANONYMOUS/BEN" above, very strongly, Sachie-san. My first thought was "head trauma". Definitely.

Praying and sending healing, loving, purrs to sweet Goma-chan. And just sayin' -- I groom everyone myself at home; they love it and I have bought all the proper tools to comb, brush, and clip claws. There are also ear-cleaning aids -- one helpful source is http://www.DrsFosterSmith.com which is a business owned by two vets. BEST LUCK AND PRAYERS<3

Sparkle said...

Oh no! I am purring lots for Goma to get better fast. What an awful groomer - they obviously don't know what they are doing when it comes to cats, and that's dangerous! You should let them know what happened, at the very least - I would hate to see this happen to another kitty.

I don't think any of us have ever had our ears cleaned, and at our vet checkups, nobody has ever said we need it. Actually, none of us have been groomed professionally either, although Boodie could use it, because she is nearly as fluffy as Goma.

Please keep us informed about how Goma is - we are all very concerned about him!

Onaa said...

OMG! im soooooooo sorry about goma! I hope he gets better! We know he will, dont worry! Love you guys,

Pixie said...

OMG poor Goma! I would so yell at the groomer! Hope he gets to feeling better soon!

Daisy said...

Feel better soon, Goma!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

I'm sending Goma good wishes for a speedy recovery. Please let us know how Goma is doing. Very worried.

pawhugs, Max

IndyRose said...

Fluff, Georgie and Toby send out special cat-prayers for GOMA! And a gurr-hiss to groomer!

Anonymous said...

poor goma .. my goma look alike goes to the groomer too. i am thinking twice about this. i will go back to my cat groomer. get well soon sweet goma..

noreen m

kbryan said...

Oh Sachie, this is horrible news. Poor, poor Goma. Please do contact the groomer asap - they should know what happened and also should be accountable for the vet charges. I feel awful for Goma. Let us know if we can help in some way. Take care.

Kay

Ani said...

Have Goma's head x-rayed soon, could be a concussion. I wouldn't take any chances. If the groomer stuck something so far into Goma's ear as to damage the ear drum I would never take him back to that groomer.

Anonymous said...

So scary!! I hope Goma gets better very soon.

Pattyskypants said...

Poor sweet Goma! Sachie, you should definitely let the groomer know what happened so other kittehs who might go there will not have to suffer. Also, if you can post a "review" online for that groomer, it might be helpful for other kitteh owners. Bhu is very upset that Goma had to go to ER! He knows it is NO FUN! "Not fun fur kittehs and NO FUN fur hoomans!" xxoo Patty & Bhu

Sweet Praline said...

My poor Goma! I do hope that you are going to be okay. Sending healing purrs!

Mom Paula: Sachie - I am so sorry to hear about this. I agree with others that you definitely need to contact the groomers if the vet said the problem is the result of ear cleaning. The least they should do is pay for your vet bill. I do hope Goma swill be okay.

m.q said...

Gomaaaaa...please please please get well quick.
be strong Goma...we loves u..

sachie: so sorry for what happen.

T said...

oh no! how upsetting! sounds like Goma will be OK though - PHEW!

pook555 said...

Sachie, Our meowmy and all of us kitties are sending healing purrs and hugs to Goma to get better soon! What a horrible groomer! You should definitely see about having the groomer pay for Goma's medical expenses.

Purrs and hugs,

Meowmy and kittehs

Angel and Kirby said...

THis is very upsetting. We are purring that he gets better soon. My Grandsons cat went through this and it took months for Shadow to get back to normal. I

Anonymous said...

Handsome Mr. Goma! Feel better soon, good boy!!! Bad groomer! NO TREAT!

catsparella said...

Oh noes, I'm very sad to read this :( I hope that Goma starts feeling better very soon! Sending love and purrs his way! xo <3

CarmenT said...

Hope Goma improves quickly. Never heard of ear cleaning doing that to a cat but maybe Himmies are more susceptible to that kind of thing. :-(

Anonymous said...

my cat wilson had heart murmur so i no how u feel and im only 9!but guess what hes way better and he doesnt have it anymore do you want to no how he got better we used positive thinking send your positive thinking to your floofy baby and i promise he will get better! bonks & purrrrs

ML said...

Poor Goma.
I say we all go poop on that groomer's pillow!!!
Love & Purrs,
KC

Anonymous said...

hope goma is doing better today.


get well soon little guy


noreen me

Anonymous said...

Take Goma to your regular vet. Our dog had a stroke and had some of those symptoms. Her eyes were dancing around and she kept falling down.And she couldn't eat because she threw up everything. She just took anti-motion meds for a few days and recovered about 95%. Just a little vision problems after, but she was 14.

Baby Patches said...

Oh noes! So sorry Goma dat happened to you. Dat mean old groomer was too rough on you.

Momma says dat our brofur Lucky gets extremely dirty ears but she is only willing to clean dem to a point because she knows how sensitive the ears are and does not want to hurt him. Dat vet does a thorough cleaning every 6 months so dat should be good enough.

Please gives Goma kisses and hugs for us.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring for you Goma!!!

We agree with others, we would at least have a stern discussion with that groomer.

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Poor Goma. This is so horrible. We'll be praying for him to heal quickly. Our cats all have med-short hair so no groomers. But Mama does clean the dirt out of their ears and is always careful like she does for us dogs.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

SuziQCat said...

So sorry to hear this about Goma...hope his balance returns soon. Sending purrs today.

Furkidsmom said...

Oh No! We'll purr loud and hard for Goma.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Definitly tell da groomer what dey did! And if da groomer works in a shop tell da owner or else dey could do dis to other kitties! Mom cleans our ears once a year, she had da vet tech teach her how and da first thing da tech told mom was be very, very careful and gentle cuz our ears are very sensitive. We hope dat yoo are feeling better Goma and dat da prollem goes away kwickly. We'll purr dat it does.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

What a horrible story. Poor little guy!

O-Daiji Ni Goma-Chan!

Purrs,
Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan

Everycat said...

Poor Goma, I hope your ear settles down soon. It has happened to me, it's easy to over clean our ears and cause damage without being rough. I had my wonky ear cleaned by the vet in the summer and my ear canal was inflamed after so I was wobbly like you are. It settled down with some anti-inflamatory medicine. But it did take several weeks. The vet was careful but my ear canal is very crooked and difficult to clean. Now I only get a fluid cleaner put in my ear and it drains out without any human's help. I do hope your world is less dizzy soon Goma, it can make a chap feel a bit sick to say the least. It's like overdosing on catnip!

Whicky Wuudler

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