Radar’s eyes are weeping more and more, so I took him back to the vet to make sure he isn’t getting an infection. Dr. B said Radar needs surgery to permanently close his eyes. He’s a little too young now, so I have it scheduled for January 31.
I love watching him interact with his littermates. He does amazingly well getting around. Sometimes he bumps into walls, but never too hard. He sits up like a bear when I enter the kitten nursery, and turns toward my voice (like a satellite dish). He is already litter trained, and he finds his food and water dishes with ease. Sometimes when I watch him play I forget he’s blind. He’s learning to use, and rely on, his other senses to compensate for his lack of sight. He’s really quite remarkable!
On November 17, Bonnie Blue (we call her Boo) gave birth to a litter of 4 beautiful kittens. A few weeks later all the kittens had opened their eyes, except one. I began to suspect the little kitten didn’t have eyes, and a visit to the vet a few days later confirmed my suspicions.
My husband and I named the little boy Radar, and decided he would stay with us. This is a first for us, and we don’t exactly know what to expect, raising a blind cat. But we do know we love him, and we will figure it out together.