Hi Caroline, I can't answer your Q (tho I'd imagine the infectious period is well over) but just wanted to say how wonderful that your little foster is doing so well in your home. Yup, I've no doubt all the love and care he's getting from you was the cure. What a lucky kitty that he found you. Thanks for everything you do Caroline. Kerry M.
_____ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Caroline Kaufmann Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 9:33 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Question about URI contagion Does anyone know how long a URI is contagious? I picked up a B/W approx. 6 mth old kitten from the adoption location last Sat. b/c he'd been suffering from a URI- mostly affecting the eyes (no sneezing) for 2-3 weeks and it just wasn't getting better. Poor thing had started to rub off the fur around his one eye from rubbing at it so much. I had this same kitten back at labor day for about 3 weeks when I took in 4 kittens who all had URIs in various degrees of severity. He was the oldest and he got well the fastest after treatment with Amoxy and Terramycin. Well, when he was added to the "condo" at the store to be "on display" for adoption, I guess the stress of that shortly thereafter brought the eye problems back and he's been suffering off and on since then. I tried to stop by as much as possible to clean and treat his eyes, but it's hard b/c the store closes at 6:00. He is also one of those cats "prone" to tear stains regardless of a URI and with the white fur on his face, he looks really bad being on display with tear stains and eye funk (he looked sick- which looks bad for our no-kill agency), so I decided to take him home and put in him the downstairs room and just not mix him at all with my other two fosters Yoda and LeeRoy. Well, I've had him since last Sat. and this time, he's on Clavamox (and Terramycin in the eyes) and I'm feeding him tons of wet food (Wellness kitten)- they only get dry at the store- and pumping him full of supplements. He gets to run around the house when I am home b/c the other foster kittens have a big room to romp, so they stay closed in there and away from him But, I know he's lonely and needs some kitty-socialization and he and Yoda may remember each other! He's doing SO MUCH better- it's unreal. I know it's probably mostly because he is having fun, not stressed, eating like a piggy and getting love (that probably helps more than the meds...sigh). So, if he is no longer having inflamed red eye tissue and green discharge, is he okay to mingle now? He's not sneezing and he doesn't really have any eye discharge at all, besides his regular eye boogers that he is prone to getting. He does not act like a sick cat (runs around like a maniac). I haven't seen green eye funk since the day after I brought him home (Sunday) b/c he improved almost instantly. I just wanted to know if anyone knows if he's been on the antibiotic almost a week now, & showing no signs of infection, can he be mingled with the other two kittens for play-time, or should I wait longer? Thanks, Caroline _____ Climb to the top of the charts! Play Star Shuffle: the word scramble challenge with star power. Play Now! <http://club.live.com/star_shuffle.aspx?icid=starshuffle_wlmailtextlink_ oct> _____________________________________________________________________________ Effective September 1, 2007, we have changed our name to Mayer Brown LLP. IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE. Any advice expressed above as to tax matters was neither written nor intended by the sender or Mayer Brown LLP to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed under U.S. tax law. If any person uses or refers to any such tax advice in promoting, marketing or recommending a partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement to any taxpayer, then (i) the advice was written to support the promotion or marketing (by a person other than Mayer Brown LLP) of that transaction or matter, and (ii) such taxpayers should seek advice based on the taxpayers particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.