we thought it was a stye, as it looks like mine...
We got home from seeing my dad in hospital, about 11pm. Then we saw his eye was closed. We then had a closer look, and saw it was not closed, but open slightly, and had a huge lump above his eye... we done our normal trick which we have done in our family since we first got a cat, over 150 years ago.
We said, we will phone the vets first thing, and the next morning, got up, his eye was open. We had a look, and you can see its just like my stye. We then thought about checking on websites first to double check... came back here, and posted this message. We then went to see my dad, and when we got home, his eye was open as normal, but still got a lump. We thought we would leave it, and see what happens, as styes are brought on by stress, fear... so they say at least.
Tonight, we got home, saw him, and he looks fine... his lump is nearly gone, but his eye is still watery.
You may think, Why didn't you take him to the vet... well... I don't trust them. I mean, my cat had something wrong with his tail... it really hurt him, so we took him to the vets. They said we need to put him to sleep, so see what he has done, come back in 2 hours. So we came back in 2 hours... went and saw the vet... he said he had a slipped disk, and they said that it would go back naturally, but they thought it would be best to remove his whole tail. They didn't phone, didn't tell us... just did it.
I have had a slipped disk before, and I know that it can go back with the right movement in the body. We took him back for a check up, and found out that he is one skinny cat, got told that we are not looking after him good enough, he was underweight, and if we didn't feed him more then they would get the RSPCA to take him away. His weight was 9KG and no tail, and was told that should make an appointment in 1 month about his weight... we didn't.
My other 2 cats, are smaller than the tailless cat. One weighs 6KG, (thats the stye cat) and the other weighs 4.9KG. Both cats have not had their testicles removed. They are indoor cats, who will only go out side with me there. I believe I am doing the right thing.