Ponyboy, my orange cat, is on eyedrops. Special eyedrops. Eyedrops that cost sixty bucks for a teeny-tiny bottle.
I know that I've gone on about the eyedrops before, and on and ON. I just can't get past the fantastic COST of the eyedrops. Although I try not to b*tch too much, because while the drops don't cure his runny eye, they are the only thing that seems to help at all, even if it is only marginally.
But it looks like I'm not gonna have to worry about spending that money anymore.
The compounding pharmacy that makes Pony's extra-special, super-duper eyedrops has informed me that there is a shortage. A shortage of the ingredients to make the extra-special eyedrops.
No eyedrops for you!
You see, Pony contracted feline herpes as a kitten. Herpes that he would not have gotten if he had been vaccinated. But because he grew up in a crazy-trailer-hoarder-lady's home, he did not get vaccinated. And his herpes infection received no treatment at all until he came into rescue care, at a year old.
And the result is a chronically runny eye. We have tried medication after medication, for months. And the only thing that helps, at all, is the super-duper eyedrops. Which are no longer available. When I called the vet and told her, she was, like, "Oh, CRAP! There's nothing else out there. There's nothing else."
Anybody got a line on some black-market Cidofovir? We could use some, over here.