As mentioned last week this brave little kitten, Schweppes, went for her pre-op consultation last Tuesday at the Animal Eye Hospital and, despite the eczema directly beneath the lower eye lid they said things looked great, no sign of snuffles etc and that they would like to do the operation a.s.a.p.
An appointment was made for Monday past, 23rd August. First thing that morning we took her to Palm Gardens Vet to have her spay stitches out and to check on the Seroma that had formed, all was good, and then directly to the Eye Hospital before 9a.m.
I got a phone-call at 1 p.m. to say that Schweppes was in the recovery room and doing well and that the operation went better than anticipated. The eye-ball was intact (previously they were unsure as to whether it was still there) and they could see the retina so there’s a strong possibility of her having some vision once healed.
We are struggling to keep the cone on and in the first 12 hours she got it off 3 times. Even with a huge discount the operation and meds came to over R6000 but thanks to all of you who donated direct to me the entire bill was covered. Unfortunately the shelter, Friends of Ferals, although responsible for footing the bill would not have been able to do so, so huge thanks to all of you who recently donated to me, Cats Galore. Photo hereto of Schweppes sleeping it off!!!
Al Capone: See the collage on the left. This cat went missing as a teenager 5 months ago. Last week he was found safe and sound 13 kms away.
Kittens and young cats do not have long term memories it only develops later in life. He was probably chasing a butterfly and got lost and being young could not remember where he lived.
Al Capone belongs to Schweppes’ foster mommy so Schweppes now has another brother to keep him out of mischief.
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