Happy Yet Another Veterinary Emergency Day--INJURY PICS
So it looks like one of our ferals, "Big Kitty," tangled with a coyote. We're impressed; even for our bad-ass kitty, making it out alive is an accomplishment. →
[More:] But she didn't make it unscathed. She has three punctures: forehead, cheek, and...eye.
The first two pics show her crate and her in the crate, and you can't see much. The 3rd and 4th pics show the (post-vet visit) injury somewhat more.
The treatment is really quite nifty. The vet pulled her third eyelid across and stitched it closed. I have eyedrops made of her own blood serum to put in the eye. (She also has two kinds of antibiotics and also painkillers.)
The vet thinks this will preserve the eye, and we're glad. She's not sure how much sight it will have, though. In two weeks she gets her stitches out, and we'll find out how it looks. In the meantime, we have a feral kitty living in a crate on our porch, that I'm supposed to medicate multiple times a day. This will be eventful.
We are so ready for the four-foots to stop having severe health issues. In August we lost Tessa; in November we lost Duchess. In December Saedy needed surgery. In January Kat needed hospitalization. Now the cats are getting into the act. The world needs to stop treating me like a Whack-a-Mole.
Big should be about healed from this by my birthday. I will accept, for my birthday, a gift of NO MORE FREAKING VET EMERGENCIES. That's all I want.