Poor Miles… when we rescued him from the pound a year ago, he was skin and bones. We have since nursed him back to health and have had great success in winning his trust. This has been very rewarding.
Of note- upon rescue, his little body had fatty cysts on it and he also has a skin tag on his lower eyelid. We have been advised by our vet that if it's not bothering him, it should be okay- unless it changes, etc. Miles will occasionally get eye boogers in the morning- shaking his head or scratching at his face to remove them. If he wakes up before I get in the shower, I make sure to wipe them from his eye with a soft tissue. BUT... I wonder if that's what did it...
"It" being that...Saturday we noticed him squinting just a bit. We examined his eye and it appeared that his upper eyelid was a little irritated. We thought we'd see how it did over the next or so. His eye did not improve and he was still squinty so I took off work and took him to the vet today.
They did a stain test and it showed he has a scratch across his eye as well as an abscess on his upperlid. The scratch was a surprise. But they're treating the scratch first as it's the more threatening of the two issues. We have an oral anti-inflammatory and two eye ointments to use with a return appointment for Friday. Poor little guy is just sitting there winking at me.
Oh- and this is strange-- on the way home, Miles pee'd in the car. This is the first time this has ever happened. He did pee in the crate last evening when we put them in to run errands. Sigh... a minor set back. But he's never pee'd in the car. Odd.
Anyways... hopefully everything will work out with his eye and he won't need surgery... but... we'll be closer to knowing on Friday.