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post #1 of 9 Old 09-20-2011, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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My Rescue Kitten - George

A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend's step-dad brought a kitten home from where he works part time. The kitten, who we named George, he was 4 weeks old and had icky eyes and a snotty nose. We wanted to feed him a couple of days and get his face cleaned up. Well my boyfriend's step-dad and mom's cat, Bailey, scratched George in the face, and his eye started to bleed. George was taken back to the farm and left over night, we brought him back the next day and the eye where he got scratched was huge and swollen with a puss colored film over his eye. Later that night, we were cleaning his face off and he started to clean his face. His claw caught the film on the bad eye, and he literally tore his eyeball out.
He went to the vet the next morning and they said he had a ruptured eye ball. They took the rest of the eye out and sewed it shut so it could heal a little bit. He was put on antibiotics for the next two weeks. Tomorrow he goes back to get his one stitch out and then we go from there. The vet said we can either leave the eye socket open, or permanently sew it shut. Here are some pictures of the feisty little guy we call George :)

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-24-2011, 10:42 PM
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Awww.. the poor little kitty. That must have been so hurtful. =(
Looks like he's recovering well. Such a cute little bundle.
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That must have been incredibly painful. Why did you wait til the next day to take him to the vet?
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-26-2011, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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We waited til the next day because he "pulled his eye out" around midnight, and the vet in the next town doesn't have an emergency number to call. The vet in another neighboring town does, but he is a large animal vet, and doesn't deal with small animals.

When I took George to the vet last week to have his stitch out, I found out new information! I had originally thought that he had pulled his eyeball out, as that is what the vet assistant had told me, well it's still in there! What happened was that when he got scratched by the other cat, it popped his eye ball, I guess you could call it, and it let all the fluid out as well as tore the cornea off. His eye is healing fine, but the vet said he will most likely stay blind in that eye. He now has both eyes open, just one eye is significantly smaller. He is doing good, and is just a little handful!!!

Here are some pictures of little George!

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post #5 of 9 Old 09-26-2011, 04:26 PM
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I am just curious as to why, when the other cat scratched him and made his eye bleed, you took him back out to the barn and left him there? Eye injuries in any animal are not something that should be dealt with willy-nilly. I am also betting that your large animal vet would have been more than happy to help the kitten rather then left him wait until the next day.

Either way, cute cat.
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George was not my responsibility the day that he was scratched. My boyfriends parents had him, and I was working when this happened.

My boyfriends step dad didnt want to have another cat in the house, and he doesnt care much for alot of animals in the house, so he took him back out to the farm.

I took responsibility of George when he came back the next day. I took Geoerge to the vet as soon as I could and all is better now.
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-26-2011, 09:51 PM
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It's a little horrifying that the kitten had to wait for two nights without vet care.

I do hope that little George is not with your boyfriends dad now, as he has shown that he is unwilling to provide suitable vet care for him. I also hope that you had George vaccinated, as I would wonder if your b/f's dad would do that for his cat.

As the owner of a dog, Wink, 'The One Eyed Wonder', - I can tell you that it doesn't affect his day to day life, other than he is useless at catching balls, and has no depth perception, he walks into the back of my legs, and will knock his head on a door frame if he misjudges it. Here's some photos of Wink.


Meet Wink!
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George is no longer in the care of the boyfriends stepdad, he lives with my boyfriend and I now who are both avid cat lovers. George has his vaccinations and has proper care now.

George is very healthy and full of life. Having one eye doesnt seem to affect him much, other than his depth perception. But he is doing real good.
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-02-2011, 11:16 PM
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Awww he's adorable!! I have a one eyed kitty too, his name is Tux.

Being horseless is the pits!!
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