I have worried about Radar’s surgery for months now, and it’s finally over. I can breathe a sigh of relief now. He did great! He actually did have eyes, they were just teeny, tiny and underdeveloped. His ocular cavities were cleaned out, and stitched closed using internal sutures so he doesn’t have visible stitches. He actually looks much better than I expected. The surgeon, Dr. Kelli Taylor did an amazing job! She knew I was worried (probably because I started crying as I said good bye), so she kept me updated throughout the process.
Now I just need to keep him isolated from the other cats and kittens and keep his eyes cleaned so he doesn’t get an infection. I will be glad when he is completely healed and we are past the possible infection stage! For now though,I’m just glad he is over the surgery and everything went well!
I’ve noticed Radar is extra fluffy compared to rest of the kittens in his litter. He looks much larger, but actually his weight is in line with the others, so it’s definitely extra fur. My husband said it’s just extra padding for when he bumps into things or falls. 😂 There might be a little truth to that! He’s started being extra inquisitive and exploring larger areas. He jumps onto chairs, tables, and bunk beds. The problem is getting down. He’s learned to use his front paw to feel around before jumping down. He’s had a couple rough tumbles, but he gets up and keeps on going. I’m not sure anything is going to slow this boy down.❤️
I let Radar explore the kids room and somehow he managed to get on the top bunk of the bed. He’s pretty proud of himself! ♥️ How he found his way up and down without being able to see is beyond me! Sometimes I forget he’s blind, but then he will run into a wall while playing or miss a step and fall from his perch and I’m quickly reminded.
Even though I worry about him getting hurt, I’m having to step back and let him figure things out on his own. And for right now, I’m going to let him enjoy this little victory. 🐾♥️