This site is awesome! It's just good to see there are so many people that actually care about their animals and understand what it's like to actually care about something rather than just yourself. Anyway, I hope it's not renal failure because his blood pressure was wonderful. He was able to get his tests done with zero drama as he's incredibly tolerant and trusting most likely from me coddling him so much since he was just old enough to be taken from his mother.
I forgot one HUGE item of information that may allow some of you to help troubleshoot his blindness. Cooper is FIV positive
. He has had it since he was about 2. There was this nasty old sickly cat that stayed over at my old neighbor's house and one day he attacked Cooper for going on his turf and I'm positive that's where Cooper contracted FIV. It's the only fight he's really been able to get into under my watchful gaze. I have been very responsible and kept him indoors 90% of the time and only taken him outside supervised closely by me.
Anyway, he hasn't missed a beat in 6 years, so maybe now his disease is starting to affect his system and cause issues. I've read blindness is connected to FIV in some cases. All I know is we're not going to stop going to the vet and/or specialists until we have a definitive diagnosis of why he is blind. Then we'll most likely start medicines and definitely start a more aggressive but realistic diet. He is down 4lbs to 34.4 which is good news.
Hopefully I've added a piece to the puzzle for you folks and thanks again so much for the genuine concern and well wishes. I'll check in after the ophthalmologist and let everyone know where we're going next in our journey to fix Coo-Bear's eyes.