I once had a client whose rescued Cat had gotten out of the house and seemed to have been viciously attacked by a stick. Although the eyes were not gouged out completely, it was dangling out, with the skin and flesh around them raw and swollen. Fluid was
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I can imagine how someone might think that such a severe injury necessitated euthanasia. But upon further inspection, the second, fourth, and seventh cranial nerve reflexes were all intact. I did not even have to surgically remove the entire eyeball. I opted instead to have the Cat admitted and to apply medication for the infection. The Cat received intravenous antibiotics and antiinflammatory meds to help relieve pain and swelling. In a couple of weeks, the Cat not only survived but also showed exceptional recovery of the eyes and surrounding tissues.