The disk was removed a couple weeks ago and Cy has quickly gotten back to his old twitchy, mischievous self. His formerly stitched ear is still flopped over, though. The vet tells us that it may or may not perk up again, but I don’t think it matters; after all, many cats acquire nicks & gnarls on their ears as they wander down the alley of life. What does matter is that Cy feels good and has gotten back to doing the important work of being a cat.
One other note – a great contrast between our two cats is their ability/willingness to be photographed. Puck will generally sit patiently and allow crystal-clear photographs to be shot. Cy, on the other hand, is rarely photographed in focus. The following was the best I could do on short notice, but it serves to illustrate the new look of his ear.