Last week I checked on my hamster Cheesy and noticed he had an enlarged, gunky eye, it literally looked as though it was popping out the socket. We took him to the vets and got some antibiotics and he eventually had his eye removed. He survived the operation and I felt as though I could breath again and the stress slowly drifted away. But unfortunately despite the fact he was running around and seemed as though he was returning to his normal self; last night he took a turn for the worse and was walking extremely slowly and off-balanced. He couldn't open his remaining eye and wouldn't eat. This morning Mike woke me up before he left for woke and broke the news to me that Cheesy didn't make it through the night. I'm devastated. He was only around 9 months old.
Here are some photos of him, the first one from when we first purchased him as a baby and the second is the last photo I took of him just after he had his eye removed.