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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Topaz is acting so strangely. It sounds like she is an outdoor cat, correct?
What is she doing to look she lost her balance- is her head tilted to one side? Are her eyes bobbing side to side? Are her pupils the same size?
If she is a feral cat, will she let you examine her?
Please let me know the answers to these questions so that I can help you and Topaz today,
Okay. Thanks for the added information. It sounds like she may have an inner ear infection that may have spread from the external wound.
The best treatment for her would be antibiotics, but I know you said that she is difficult to handle. Do you think that you could catch her to take her to the vet. There is a great long acting antibiotic shot that they could give.
If you are not able to handle Topaz, can you at least bring her inside, like to the laundry room or garage where she can't injure herself and you can easily offer food, water and a litter box? If it is a bacterial infection, many cats can recover on their own if they are able to find shelter, food and water.
How is Topaz doing? Is her balance improving? Is she eating and drinking okay? Do you have any more questions for me?