So I'm posting updates in case someone else's little one has the same problem and runs across this thread.
We had blood work done at the vet and some things like feline aids virus were ruled out...but we dont know what it IS quite yet.
We're trying a round of antibiotics - "ClenDrops" (clindamycin hydrochloride liquid) - to rule out Toxoplasmosis...and some antibacterial eye drops - (gentamicin sulfate ophthalmic solution) -
Crossing my fingers that this works!!!