It's a miracle! The prognosis for regaining her eyesight was poor, but Sparky is Sparky. That same indomitable spirit that saved her as a tiny 9 ounce orphan when she was only 3 weeks old has come to the rescue again. She beat the odds. Sparky is regaining her eyesight. She's not 100%. Far from it. But she gets better every day. We're hoping for a full recovery, but even if she stabilizes in her current condition, it is enough. She still has trouble seeing things directly in front of her, but the rest of her vision has improved dramatically. It's no wonder Sparky has been playful and happy these past few days. She's even begun stealing my elastic hair bands again!
These pictures show how much Sparky's pupils have closed. They used to cover the entire eye, with no white or color showing. It made you feel like you were looking at a shark's eyes–that same eerie, expressionless stare. But no more. Sparky can see! I can hardly believe it. I have been laughing and crying with joy.
THE DONATION PAGE
After much muttering and tearing of hair, I finally managed to build the GoFundMe donation page for Sparky's medical expenses. Everyone has been so very kind and supportive, and many of you have expressed a desire to help with Sparky's medical care. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. For those who wish to donate, here is the link to Sparky's page. For each of you who donate something, no matter how small, Sparky and I would like to send you a token of our appreciation, so I'll also need your mailing address.
I've spent a little over $700 so far on Sparky's medical care, and she'll be on Fluconazole for a long time at $35 for a month's supply. I didn't want to appear greedy, so I've set a donation goal of $750.
If donations should happen to exceed $750, I will use the extra money to build Sparky a large outdoor catio. I've been in touch with my carpenter. (Remember Mark? He nicknamed Sparky "Polly" because she's a polydactyl. He's crazy about her and used to let her climb all over him while he worked.) In fact, Mark is so fond of Sparky that he has offered to donate some materials to the cause.
I am just so very happy that Sparky is regaining her eyesight! As I said earlier, everyone has been so generous and kind and supportive. I'd also like to give a shout out for the Word Wenches. Through their good graces they are allowing me to post Sparky updates on Sundays, and it is through those posts that Sparky has gained a fan club!
Right now, Sparky is zooming all over the house. Her joy at being able to see again is contagious!