aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Here's crud in your eye

Cuthbert, our kitty, has had a very sore eye for the past couple of days. I've been giving him artificial tears twice a day or so to flush it out, but it hasn't been getting much better. So this afternoon, I took him to the vet.

He didn't care much for the ride there, but he was a good kitty. He was nervous in the vet's office, too, but he behaved himself. He has a small ulcer on his cornea, just under his third eyelid. So we have atropine to put in his eye twice a day, and something else to put in there 4-6 times per day.

He doesn't like it much, but on the other hand, you can tell he's feeling better already, and he's being very companionable. He seems to understand that Daddy was helping him get better.

I mentioned to Dr. K. that he bites a lot, and he doesn't seem to know how to lick to show affection. Dr. K. pointed out that this is typical of an orphaned cat. He didn't have other kittens to bash him a good one to establish boundaries for rough play, nor lots of kitty-love from Mama or sibs washing him. But he's getting a wee bit gentler as he grows up.

And his fur, which used to be very blond, is acquiring a reddish glow. In the sunshine, he and Sassafras look like they have the same fur color.

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