|Purred: Tue Jun 19, '07 4:51pm PST |
|Hi it's Ollie's mum -
Well, we had the blood test recheck yesterday (results expected tomorrow) and the eye doctor today. Overnight, the gunk in Ollie's eye turned into this crusty coating and then today the crusty thing started peeling off. It was really horrible looking. The vet managed to do a minor surgical thing and get it off his eye, which made him look a lot better.
Unfortunately, the news from the eye doctor was mostly bad. She is really concerned that his eyes are continuing to deteriorate. She feels that it is a sign that there is still an underlying problem that is not being addressed. That, coupled with his continuing low appetite, makes us worry. His right eye, which is the one that is obviously messed up, is experiencing a "melting" cornea, whatever that means. His left eye, which is not so bad looking, has a partially detached retina. He is most certainly blind. We got some really strong antibiotic drops for the right eye and will continue the anti-inflammatory drops for the left eye.
Both the eye doctor and his regular vet are concerned that there might be some neurological problem going on, which is definitely worrisome. It is hard to know how much of the disorientation and stumbling is due to the fact that he suddenly went blind a week ago and how much might be some other problem. We are so worried about him again and are starting to realise how little we actually know about what might be wrong with him overall. Thanks for all your love, Catsters. We'll keep you posted.
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