We’re all learning to adjust, although looking after a partially sighted cat with balance problems is challenging to say the least. He wants to go where he wants to go, and doesn’t much care about the human trailing in his wake.
You can see that the left eye isn’t right, and the pupil is often much larger. The vet says he is completely blind on that side, although he has been having trouble with that eye for years. He is also starting cataracts.
Yet he is coping well, and is mostly all right. It’s just if he changes direction quickly that you can see a wobble, and he is using his tail to help him balance. We are going to have to see about cat-proofing some of the windows. We’re okay at the moment – it’s too damn cold to have the windows open – but summer is going to be a problem.
You can see where his front leg was shaved for the drip.
To add to all the fun and games, he hadn’t passed a stool since the attack on Sunday the 24th. Any cat lover will tell you, they don’t like being watched while they are doing their business. But we had to know. So we were stalking him around the garden, peering under bushes, all while trying to be close enough to see, but not so close that we put him off. The neighbours probably thought we were even nuttier than usual.
Finally – after a second lot of laxatives – his stomach worked on Thursday. Now we just have to watch that he doesn’t head off for the wild blue yonder. At least we don’t have to peer under bushes as well.
Some days, just some cat poop can make you happy…