The vet gave him some antinausea medicine and he perked up a little, but then the next day his eyes were a solid red color and he had puss coming out of his left eye and could barely open it. We took him to the vet again, There was a substituted vet there that day. She said he had an infection behind his eye, gave him steroid drops and recommended an eye specialist. We saw the specialist yesterday. Timmy has iritis, and a newly formed cataract. He said it is an extreme case of the inflammation they get when cataracts leak out. He gave us stronger steroid drops and told us that he has lost some vision in his eye, and explained about cataracts and the possibility of him getting one in the other eye in the future. He will be on these drops now for life. We discussed cataract surgery, but first must get the inflammation down, and we will probably hold off for a while til we see how bad his vision is. The vet recommended waiting to see what happens with the other eye because of the cost and small risk of complications. He said that whatever else was wrong with him was not related to this. I think that perhaps the inflammation from the cataract was causing post nasal drip,and that he had a sinus infection which would explain the nausea, constipation, not eating or drinking, mailaise and noisy breathing. I think it had been going on for several weeks, and he probably had a bad headache.
Anyway after getting on the drops, he is much friskier and his eyes are clearing up some. Today his left eye is wide open, Sad, but at least he feels better and he had good care.
Thank you for your advise, and thank you for caring. Timmy is so special to us, the thought of him being sick or worse is too painful to think about.