Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Forgot to Mention...
Oops, I neglected to report on the other cat in our household! Smudge underwent surgery for entropion, an eye condition in which the eyelid folds inward, causing the eyelashes to rub against the cornea. Although he's a short-haired cat, his fur is thick like a plush toy. It doesn't really surprise me that this would be an issue, especially since he's been treated for it before.
He went in for surgery, basically an eye-lid tuck, late last week. Both eyes were treated, since the original eye still continued to roll after the first surgery. Yuck. In addition to surgery, he's endured the Elizabethan collar, antibiotics and painkillers since then. He's sleeping a lot, but that's normal for him. In spite of the picture, he's doing better and will be going back to the vet next week for a check-up. Hopefully the stitches and collar will go away then.
Except for the surgery, Smudge is enjoying being the Only Cat in our household. I hope he'll realize this is only temporary when we get a new kitty.