Has anyone had vision return after retinal detachment?
He seems to be doing okay as a blind cat. His blood pressure was 280 at the vet’s office. Started him on medication to lower the blood pressure. He probably has kidney and liver disease started. He has a rapid heart rate and mild murmur. The vet thinks he might regain vision in one eye, or not. We did not do bloodwork yet. The vet suggested we stabilize him, get him on the blood pressure medication and recheck in 2 weeks.
I thought I would be putting him down today so am relieved to have him home. He’s 17 years old. The previous vet who looked at him 8 months ago said heart failure and low blood pressure - due to covid I don’t know if she took the blood pressure measurement or the tech. It’s possible the tech didn’t get it right, as I thought he had high blood pressure at that point.
He seems comfortable - I am assisting him with the litter box until he can find it on his own. I don’t really expect him to survive another 6 months, but I didn’t think he would make it this far. I’m surprised by how calmly he accepted this- he is handling it better than I am, but he always was a pretty relaxed cat. I really thought this was the end. Of course he could go downhill at any point. Just have to see how he does over the next few days.
He sleeps more then he used to, doesn’t want to climb on the furniture without my help, but always eats well and has continued to eat well today despite being blind. So fingers crossed.