Has anyone had a cat with severe conjunctivitis? My heart is breaking and I just want to know this course is normal.
Linus started having sneezing fits last week. Got over it in a couple days. Gracie seemed to catch the same thing and her inner eyelid was starting to show. She didn't get over it and wasn't eating. I took her to the vet Friday and she got an antibiotic shot and Gentamicin Sulfate drops. She almost immediately got better while Linus seemed to get sick again on Saturday. A little sneezing but mostly his inner eyelid was showing with discharge.
(I know I shouldn't have done this but I used a new bottle on him.) I gave Linus a couple eye drop doses on Saturday and Sunday. It just seemed to get worse and his eye lid was swelling. I told him to the vet yesterday and they confirmed conjunctivitis. Antibiotic shot and the same drops as Gracie had. But this morning, his eye is slightly worse. By lunch time, way worse. 1/2 covered and more discharge.
I called the vet around noon. They said that worsening is expected but we should see some leveling before his follow-up appointment on Friday. They gave me an artificial tears ointment to apply several times a day in addition to the drops. I got home tonight and his left is is almost closed. His right eye looks how his left eye was on Sunday. I can't take looking at him... it looks so awful and I can't stop crying.