Cruz

Cruz is a lovely little boy that came into NASAP's care from a partner pound April 2016. We didn't know anything about his history, but he was a very sick little guy. We believed Cruz started out with a combination of upper respiratory virus and deformed/inward-turned eyelids. The constant irritation of the lashes on his eye led to a secondary bacterial infection and severe damage to his left eye. It was likely so infected and ulcerated that it ruptured. His right eye is still there but it is extremely cloudy and scarred. Our partner vet was not sure if his remaining eye would be salvageable but it appeared he still has some vision. He received badly needed medical care including strong oral antibiotics, antibiotic eye drops and an antiviral gel.

Other than his eye issues, he is a completely normal kitten. He eats well and has good weight. Despite what must be a terribly painful condition, Cruz is happy, cuddly and completely sweet. He never complains, even when he is wrapped up like a kitty burrito to take his medications. All he does is purr the whole time because he loves anything that seems like a close cuddle. He's a very good boy about everything being done to/for him.  

Cruz had a consultation and exam with the local specialist/opthamologist at Guardian to determine his options. He received surgery on both eyes at the time of his neuter.

Cruz was officially adopted May 2016 and he is doing amazing!! 

Cruz