Cody has conjunctivitis. The Vet said she does not believe it to be viral. She put in some drops that turned florescent when it comes in contact with the eyes. Then she can see if it collected in his corneas to see if they were damaged. Fortunately he doesn't have any eye damage that she could see. She put in an anti-inflamation gel-ointment right against his eyeballs in a thin bead across the eyes. We must do this for him 3 times a day. My poor Cody Bear!
He was so good, as he usually is. She always calls him a senior citizen. :)
We are wondering if he somehow got something in his eyes outside. I do let him wander into the neighbor's yard. Maybe they sprayed it with something?
I feel awful. I thought it would be fine to let him play outside, because I kept a close watch. I guess it wasn't enough. A couple of weeks ago I noticed two dead birds in our yard, over the property line of the neighbor's. They didn't have a single mark on them, just dead as if they'd dropped from the sky. Maybe the neighbor's lawn is perfect because he uses chemicals? Just thinking of Cody having that in his eyes makes me cry. I tried to keep it together in the Vet's Office, but I feel like a bad kitty mom.
The Vet said he should be feeling better by the end of the weekend. When we came home he ate a lot of stinky goodness and crawled under the sofa. Other than his eyes he checked out very healthy.
Thank You All for your purrs and prayers. Wish us luck putting the ointment in his eyes just like his doctor did. I'm so afraid I will scratch his eyeball, but my husband said he watched her closely and we just need to be firm and not let him wiggle. I think Cody is going to be wrapped like a kitty burritto in a bath towel.
Have a happy weekend. =^..^ =