Yesterday, Jon and I took Friday back to the ophthalmologist for his check-up. We've been giving him medicine in his right eye for a viral infection for a month now, and it was time to check on his progress. And his eye is better! Yay! The vet was very surprised at how quickly the eye healed. There is a tiny bit of haze, but that is scarring that the vet says will probably go away completely pretty soon. We have to "wean" Friday off the medicine over the next two months, so that the virus doesn't come back. Well, so it doesn't come back immediately. It will probaby come back another time in his life, since it's a virus, which sticks around. I'm just hoping it doesn't come back for a long time!
On the down side, we heard that phrase that we've heard too many times with Friday, "This is rare in cats." Yes, we found out Friday has a tiny cataract. It turns out cats almost never get cataracts, but leave it to Friday.... The vet said it was so small, there were no worries, and that it would probably never get worse. It's not even visible to the naked eye, really, and it's only a problem if we can see it. So I guess we'll just keep a watch on that, but otherwise not worry about it.
So Friday has made it out of the woods in his latest health ordeal! He pulls through again! Woohoo! Today he's hiding from us, because not only did he go to the vet yesterday, he also got a bath. That's what he gets for sitting his booty in the fireplace soot. And then, he thought he found the perfect hiding place in the shower...until Jon unknowingly turned the water on at full blast. Now he's ignoring us completely. Poor kitty has had a hard couple of days. But he's better, and we're happy.