He's back from his check up. His conjunctivitis has cleared up. However, the more serious issue with that eye is still present. It has started to improve- the nasal side of the iris has begun to lift off the lens and the muscles holding the lens in place. The eye is not as bulging either. If the iris/pupil layer lift off the lens layer, the ducts that drain the intraoccular area may open up fully, and the iris may allow the pupil to open again so he may be able to see with the eye, even if it's fuzzy. So far, the doc can't say for certain what's going on in the back half of the eye and if there is any point to trying to get it to open up at all. But he obviously seems more comfortable than he was last week. He's going to have more eye drops for two weeks and then he goes back.
His comfort level around the other cats is growing steadily, which is good. But he's still not sure about Dog, which is a pity. Because Dog herself is having a tough time. Dog had a lump removed last Wednesday, and in order to keep her from licking her stitches, we've taken the drastic step of putting her in pajamas. This covers the wound, and she self-limits her movements. Stairs aren't as easy. Running around is daft. And these are things that help the wound to heal, so we leave her looking silly in her purple pjs with sheep all over. Jazz and I have agreed not to post her pic on the web - she's being humiliated enough by the experience.
Because of how we release a cat into the house, upstairs is the last place they get to. Downstairs bathroom is the first refuge. Then we watch their world expand like ripples in a pond. Next is the office, where I work, then the kitchen, and sometimes the mudroom. Then the basement, where the dog never goes and there's lots of spiderwebs and other fun things to poke a nose in. Then the living room, then upstairs. I know he's comfortable in the house, because yesterday I found him napping on our bed. And we don't allow pets in the bedroom and keep the door shut. I must have not have secured it after fetching my slippers yesterday. This morning, he and Pepe were napping outside the bedroom door. Yes, I think he's adjusted very well to our home. :)