Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stumpy and White White

Stumpy and White White are two males that we managed to capture and neuter last year.  They return to our back alley daily to eat.

Stumpy tucks into yummy tuna
Stumpy looks very well and is less afraid of me though he won't let me near him. I noticed that White White had "black eyeliners", around 3 weeks ago but he was otherwise okay.  On Friday night, my heart went cold when I saw that his right eye was sealed shut while his left eye was cloudy.

What he looked like when I caught him
After cleaning the eyes with saline
He allowed me to scruff him and put him in the carrier without any fuss which was very surprising. I cleaned out his eyes with saline and thankfully the right eye looked okay.  The left eye had a corneal ulceration.  I took him to the vet on Saturday morning and the vet said it was bad, but should recover with treatment. So we went home with oral antibiotics, antibiotic drops and antibiotic ointment.

After the eye drops and ointment.  He doesn't put up a fight during medication. And he doesn't bother the eye so there's no need to put the E collar on him
It's suspected that he had conjunctivitis (the black eyeliner period) which led him to paw at his eye which may have caused a scratched cornea and later an ulceration.  We should see significant reduction in the swelling within 2 days and possibly a full recovery in 10 days.  Till then, he'll stay at our porch (caged).

He's very well behaved, has good appetite and seem to be quite content to stay in the cage
Some purrs that he continues to cooperate and make a full recovery would be much appreciated!

36 comments:

Finn said...

How about a bark for good recovery! He looks much better already; hope there's a full recovery soon!

Brian said...

We sure are sending him purrs to keep improving, handsome he is!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a handsome boy - we think when his eye is better he will be winking at the lady cats!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, poor sweetie. Lots of healing purrs to him, and universal blessings to YOU for taking care of them both.

Lucy the Cat said...

Oh, yes, we hope for White White's full recovery. You are so great to help him! I wonder if he'll be feisty with you once he heals more. He's just so cute.

Kitcaboodles said...

Aww bless them both - they obviously knew straight where to come for help. Sending healing thoughts and purrs to White White for a swift recovery xoxo

Katnip Lounge said...

13 big purrs coming your way! Say, was it you guys who sent Spitty the silvervine powder? we need some, man! Can you email our Mommy?
katniplounge AT gmail DOT com
THANKS!

Rachael G said...

Aww I do hope that he makes a full recovery!!

Ryker The Tonkinese said...

we're so happy White White is so content - he must know you're helping him get better!

lupie said...

White White, purrying for your speedy recovery!!!

BeadedTail said...

We're purring for White White to get better soon! We're very thankful you found him and are taking such good care of him. He's a lucky boy!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh White White..my heart just opened to you. MUCH love to you..get better and your dear helper Cathy is a saint! Love to her too.

xoxoxoxox

Mom Carole

Nola said...

Paws crossed he feels better
Dachshund Nola

Berts Blog said...

Oh what a sweet baby. It is clear he knows you are helping him. They know good people.....

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Youse is all so good to be taking care of the kitties who come your way! White kitteh looks very content to be all sleepies in his cage being cared for and fed. Purrs to you!

Meg said...

You're a kind soul! Purrs to the fella!!

Roo said...

He looks better already Yay! Sending healin vibes his way :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Marg said...

Oh White White, you are so lucky to have that nice human around to take care of you. Your eyes look better every day. And what a good boy you are not to fuss about being in the cage. You probably feel so much better getting those eyes treated. Thank thank you for letting that human take care of you. We are sending tons of purrs to ya to get all better.

Willow said...

Purring for White White a speedy recovery and I am glad that he stayed close after last year so he can get the treatment he needs.

The Purr Diaries said...

Poor White White! Lots of prayers and purrs for him!!! xo

The Island Cats said...

Aw, poor White White! We hope his eyes heals quickly. And bless you for taking care of him!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ha ha ha! Yes I shared bit! I felt a little like a drug supplier, mailing out little plastic baggies with tiny samples to CK (whose Human is going to let her try it after all--report supposed to be coming on Wednesday), and I hope you read Mom Trish's comment on how the KatnipLounge kitties fared "under the influence." She's promised some pix as well! Did you know you'd be dealer to the whole Cat Blogosphere??? :-)

yuki and rocket said...

Ow, poor baby, those eyes look so bad and painful.
We can't purr, so hopefully some barks and crossed paws will help. :)

yuki and rocket

Cathy Keisha said...

Awww! I'm purring healing purrz for him. I finally tried a bit of the Silver Vine. That's what my Wednesday post is going to be about. Thank you for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

Purrs to you White White. We meow for you.

To you catmama: you are one good person, a read advocate for furbabies. You are pawsome.

Emma and Buster

Remington said...

Thank you for helping.... Our thoughts and prayers are with him....

unikorna said...

Poor darling, I really hope everything will be ok. With each story I get to love you more and more...mistress of the blog. Your dedication is amazing. Kisses and txs for the wedding wishes, by the way you are invited :))))>

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi sweet furiends! Hope efurrybuddy's doing well. XOXO

Kjelle Bus said...

Awww poor little Whitey :(
Hope his eye´s will get better soon !

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

The Human says I can have some you-know-what this weekend! I can't wait ;-)

Mr. Pip said...

Oh his poor eye, I hope he feels better soon. Thanks for taking good care of him.

Your pal, Pip

Keiko said...

Hi Whisppy!
Thanks so much for dropping by our lazy bloggie!

White White is so lucky to have you guys to take care of him. His eyes look like they're getting better. We'll send him lots of purrs especially from Pricilla who had an op to remove an corneal ulcer last year!!!

Purrrs,
KQ

Clooney said...

We are sending big purrs for White White to recover fully with ease. You are very awesome to take care of him.

Gattina said...

The poor thing, how lucky he is that you take care of him.

Au and Target said...

Poor thing! Hope he gets better soon.

The Purr Diaries said...

Still purring like crazy (and praying) for that gorgeous kitty cat! xo