Hello, i thought i would let you know what happened to my Slinky Malinki. I took him back to my vet this morning and after putting special drops into his eye nearly his entire eyeball went green indicating that he has a huge corneal ulcer, probably about 80%. It must have been quite a blow to his eye and not a sting as i had originally thought. He is going to be put under GA this morning and they are going to hopefully stitch his nictitating membrane to protect the eye but that looks friable as well. I will have to put ointment in twice a day and the vet is also going to take blood to make it into a serum so that when the stitches come out i put that in to bathe and give nutrients to the eye. I cant
tell you how upset i am and i have been crying all morning, he is a feral that has taken me 18 months to domesticate and already he is starting to mistrust me and run away when i come near him. He also has the most beautiful green eyes and he looks like a silver spotted Bengal. Thank you again for your advise. Sue
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