Gingersnap was a stray who showed up in a woman’s yard. She fed him for several days, before sending a picture to the shelter that showed his eyes actually dripping thick yellow drainage while he was trying to eat. He was unable to open his eyes due to severe infection and pain. The condition is called entropion, where the eyelids turn in and cause the eyelashes to irritate the eyes. Gingersnaps case was quite severe. Besides that, he had several other medical issues. He had an ear tip which means someone thought he was neutered, but he actually had undescended testicles that were up in his abdomen. A condition called cryptorchid. So he had to have two open incisions to neuter him. The vet had to search to find his testicles and remove them!
Then he went back to the vet for his eye surgery.
The last photo shows him when he came back to us. The sutures will dissolve and he’ll go back for a two week check up.
He is so happy… he just wants to be petted! This is the first that we were able to see his eyes and the first that he could see us!
Today Gingersnap is a wonderfully happy kitty. You can see the appreciation in his eyes and the smile on his precious little face!