Yesterday afternoon Kitty had her ear amputated due to terrible frostbite damage she aquired as a stray outdoors. It has been a full year that she has been in my care and we have finally decided that we had lost the battle to save her ear at all. It was a constant open wound on her ear and needless to say I knew it needed to be removed. She has what I think is around 30% of her ear left, and at the moment, the ear is a bit puffy and swollen. She also had 4 teeth pulled out, so it was quite the big day for Kitty. It looks 100% better in my opinion as it regards the vets wonderful job, although she does look a bit strange with the fur shaved off above her eye area close to her ear and around the ear. It kindof gives the ear a more of a "hole" kinda look, which I know will look a little more normal once the fur grows back in a few months. The vet gave her a 3 day pain injection as well as a 2 week antibiotic injection. She was supposed to come home with a cast on her ear but the vet said the cat was in shear panic mode so they removed it. They said she wasn't scratching at her head at all, but I am to keep an eye on her if she is to be without the "cone". I put the cone on her when I went to bed and my husband told me she was trying to get out of it this morning and had almost pulled it over her little ear. I woke up to take it off and give her a break from it for the day. She was as high as a kite last night and she was so restless. She would stare at the reflection of herself in this plastic bin I have for several hours. She was hungry too all night even after she ate a full days worth of food. She was purring non stop, and I took it that she was either purring from the pain or because she was really high. I also notice that her throat sounds a little weird when she purrs alot and when she grooms herself, kindof like she might have a rough throat from the tube they put in at surgery. I am waiting for the vets call in regards to that as well as a few other questions I have. She is resting more today, even slept on my lap for a little while. Her pupils look a little more normal too. She has got diarhea though but I have some meds here for her for that. The vet said that in about 7-10 days she should be healed up for the most part. I am looking forward to that, as its been so long that she had lived with an open wound on her head, which keeps us from ever giving her head a real good scratch! We have alot to look forward to! I will post some pictures soon on how it looks in my next post, but please be advised it does look a little scary at the moment.