Sox had his surgery last Thursday to remove his right eye. After the update from Kim earlier in the week (see the comments section from my post last week), who indicated that it would be touch and go for a while, and that he was very tired, I tried not to have any expectations today when I went in.
I arrived in SP#1, and after Billy Bob’s usual rush to the door, I went immediately to the “recovery condo” to see Sox. He peered up at me as he always does, with his same darling, spunky expression. He stirred, and stretched, and got up for some food, and then started meowing for me to “LET HIM OUT!!”
I didn’t realize until Kim came in that he was allowed to come out under supervision. We opened the door, and he made his way immediately to the sink for a big, long drink of water. Then he started running and playing about like he always does. Then, after he wore himself out, he settled down for a nice nap at the top of the tallest tree with a nice lookout.
It looks like he’ll be back to his old self in no time! Yay for Sox! And a big thank you to the vet and VMTs, and all of the staff, and volunteers—his many caretakers—who have seen him through this surgery and are continuing to care for him during this period of recovery. Thank you, too, to those who donated to his care to make his surgery possible.
Although I have been keeping up with posting every week, I am behind with my blogging in that I have not managed to announce, in the official and appropriate manner required, that I and the kitties of SP#1 have been recognized by the one and only and very wonderful Pedro (of
renown) for the “Wonderful Blogging Award.” I hope to follow through with the requirements for receipt of this blogging award on behalf of the kitties SP#1 in the near future, but wanted to extend a heartfelt thanks to Pedro, especially from [C]atarina, who feels so wonderfully wonderful to be honored in this way. Thank you, Pedro!