We took Bootsie back to the vet today. The regular vet is on vacation and his new vet, his DIL, was there and suggested to my daughter that she think long about putting Bootsie to sleep as the eye was not improving and she was clearly starting to be uncomfortable. About the time I could see Ashley was starting to understand that this might be the most loving thing to do to Bootsie the vet changed direction and suggested they could do surgery to remove her eye. (sigh) She explained that the biggest risks would be the anesthesia, that the surgery itself was fairly simple and since there isn't anything else wrong with Bootsie she should give it a try. I'm not so sure I really want to put a 21 year old cat thru surgery but Ashley wants to give it a try. With all the feelings we are going thru with my uncle and his grave condition I just gave in. The operation is being done tomorrow.