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New hope for Galya – how a blind kitty surprised us

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OH, NO, NOT ANOTHER BLIND KITTY..

.. is what we thought when we found out about Galya. We have rescued and adopted a number of blind cats and we know first hand that in the right home with the right family they can have a fantastic life. Still we feel great sadness when we come across blind cats as we feel it is a cat’s birth right to live a life of chasing butterflies.

Seeing the photo of blind Galya helplessly roaming the streets we knew she was the next kitty we would be saving — and started organizing transport and admission to our clinic.

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

IN THE CLINIC

Kitty Galya arrived in our clinic early Saturday morning and a general examination with some standard tests discovered that she is in good overall health. Then kitty was seen by the senior ophthalmologist and we learnt that her corneas were severely infected and swollen, the corneal edema hindering a proper diagnosis. Kitty was started on anti inflammatory medication and it took a few days before we could learn more about the true state of her eyes.

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

A HAPPY SURPRISE

When we first saw her we were convinced Galya was blind as we thought we recognized the characteristically opaque look of her eyes.

But we were wrong.

After a few days the anti inflammatory medication had started doing its work and Galya’s vet reported that her corneas are beginning to clear and there was an observable reaction from the pupils! The vet is continuing the medication and has also run a herpes-virus test to ensure we are not dealing with that. If the results are negative and the corneas continue to clear, Galya has a chance of recovering her sight to some degree — a totally unexpected development!

NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET

Unfortunately, Galya is not oud of the woods yet, as there is a worrying growth on the side of her one eye, which we are hoping is not a tumor. A sample has been stained to check for neoplasm, or abnormal tissue, and we are expecting results. The growth is large enough to interfere with the eyelid function, so regardless of what the test returns it will have to be surgically removed, and a new eyelid edge reconstructed.

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

UPDATE | June 29, 2017

The inflammatory treatment continues working and Galya’s eyes are feeling better by the day. The large growth on the side of one eye has now been confirmed as non-cancerous as a special test found no cell abnormalities. The lesion, however, is very large and interferes with the eyelid function — so the senior ophthalmologist has informed us that it must be surgically removed, and a new eyelid edge reconstructed.

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UPDATE | July 8, 2017

If you’ve been concerned about our blind girl Galya spending her days locked up in a cage at the vet clinic while we are fundraising for her surgery — worry no more. We have now found her the most wonderful and responsible foster family and Galya is no longer a prisoner. We are hoping to schedule the surgery for next week so stay with us for updates.

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UPDATE | July 19, 2017

Today the growth on the side of Galya’s eye was surgically removed, and a new eyelid edge reconstructed. The lesion was large and interfered with the eyelid function, irritating the eye and causing it to dry out. Kitty is recovering well and waiting to be discharged back to her foster home in a few days. Her eye looks terrible but the photo was taken hours after surgery, and there is antibiotic ointment applied to the site.

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

Galya - Let's Adopt! Global

UPDATE | August 5, 2017

Galya is recovering perfectly! The surgery site is healing well, and it was determined that Galya’s sight is not totally lost. The inflammation treatment managed to save some of her vision and our kitty can see shapes, shadows and moving objects. Galya continues to wait for her forever-family to find her.

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  1. Larry Spizzirri says:

    Poor sweetie kitty.