Thank you for all the kind messages about Smudge cat yesterday.
The op to tidy up his face took about an hour and a half apparently! But he came round well from the anaesthetic and we were able to collect him at 6.30pm yesterday evening.
His face will look pretty unpleasant for a while yet as they had to shave a lot of his face fur to be able to do what they had to do,there is a lot of swelling, the wound looks very inflamed and there are, of course, stitches. He has to wear a cone collar for two weeks.
So all in all we have a pretty sad looking cat right now.
He is eating, although he finds it hard with the collar and he is taking his pain medication and antibiotics without any trouble. Instructions are to keep him inside until the collar comes off in two weeks and we will be going back for regular check-ups over that period to make sure the infection starts to clear up and that the wound heals.
He is now clumsy cat because the collar is interfering with the peripheral vision in his one eye so he does keep bumping in to things. He also keeps walking backwards and pushing at the collar with a paw in the hope of slipping it off. So he is not moving around a huge amount because walking in to stuff is not fun and the walking backwards is not working.
But he is home, he is safe and he will be fine, it will just take a little time.
I wont be boring you all with daily updates but after the kind messages yesterday I thought I would let you know how things were.