So, my fear of finding her dead the next morning didn’t prove to be reality. Athena has been healing quite nicely. She’s not back to herself, but I don’t really know if she ever will be.
Everyday, her eye looks slightly better, and she can close it slightly more. It’s a very sad sight to see her sleeping, as her damaged eye cannot close, and is constantly open. The vet yesterday, at her follow-up exam, suggested we begin bathing her eye in artificial tear drops. Oh yeah. She really love it when I put those in her eye. But, it does seem to be helping, so I persist.
This photo was taken yesterday:
And this one I took just 10 minutes ago:
Much improved, yes? She’s not happy at all about not being able to go outside. But, even if I do end up letting her go outside occasionally, I am not doing any such thing at least until her leg is all healed.