Yes, one of my seized fosters had uveitis as well. It is very hard to treat. I don't think it has a connection with FIP though, and cats can do very well partially blind or even completely blind in one eye.
On Dec 25, 2007 5:42 PM, Sally Davis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Your description of the eyes sounds like uveitis, Junior had this after > his initial symptoms from the FELV onset. Junior had this after he was dx > with FELV. It is hard to treat and took a over a month to clear up. He was > already blind in one eye but left the good eye partially blind as well. You > can google for pictures but sounds like what you describe and terramycin > will not clear it up. I have not dealt with FIP except I lost a cat > many years ago which the vet said was FIP. This was way before testing. He > went on symptoms alone. I was away at college and the cat went off to die. > I will be crossing my fingers that the kitty is negative fro all these > infectious diseases. I too would take FIV over FELV any day. Bless you for > caring. > > Today is the anniversery of Tinys death. Bansy also died on this day. He > too had uveitis and if Kerry is still on the gorup maybe she can give you > more information as to treatment. Tiny and Bandy went to the rainbows bridge > togetther. > > Sally > > On Dec 25, 2007 3:02 PM, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > I can't access the Archives. I keep trying and I keep getting an error > > message. It's not my internet service, obviously, or I wouldn't be able to > > send this email. Anyone else tried? > > > > I'd really like to get to the Archives because I took a cat into my home > > that I took from the store on Sat. because he looked horrible and no one > > else is doing anything about it (of course). Took him to the doctor > > yesterday (had to *fight* to get approval to even do that and the cat is > > obviously sickly looking- I'm so frustrated), and the vet is very concerned > > about "infectious disease." Thank god- but I think he was shocked that the > > cat hasn't been treated yet, so I made it very very clear that I just got my > > hands on this cat and have been playing "clean-up duty" since the end of > > Aug. on these orphaned Metro AC June babies and that the group I VOLUNTEER > > FOR has made my self-appointed task of cleaning up their neglected messes, > > very very difficult. I didn't mince words. It was Christmas Eve and I > > spent 2 hours and 15 mins at the vets and NOT being able to work and I just > > cracked I guess. > > > > The vet is suspecting- based only on the physical exam b/c we won't get > > the blood tests (full panel) back on Wed. (hopefully)-- FIP, FIV, and/or > > Felv in that order. I am not so worried about Felv b/c I have dealt with > > that before and I just don't think it's transmitted that easily in > > non-fighting cats (my own opinion). But I have never dealt with FIP and FIV > > and this cat was mingled with my other fosters by the adoption agency I > > volunteer for before I ever even took in any cats. So basically I am > > freaking out that I may have FIP cats on my hands and not have known it b/c > > of course I am now wondering if that is what has been wrong with my weak > > little Possum cat all this time. I'm mad and scared and feel like I was > > asked to take in cats yet not given the resources to deal with them > > fully and protect them from each other; not to mention the caring for them > > with 2 hands tied behind my back b/c to get approval to take them to a vet > > (for the agency to pay for it) takes more arguing and hoop jumping-- the cat > > has to be practically dying to be able to get approval without being told > > things like "well, if it would make YOU feel better...but I think you are > > overreacting." And I spent literally hundreds of dollars premium food and > > litter that I just don't have any money left over to rush cats out to vets > > and pay for it myself. I'm just sick over this. I'm trying to care for > > this little guy until we get the results back. I have to give him fluids- > > which I have never done and he's a fighter. He got fluids yesterday at the > > clinic, but he was still somewhat sedated from when they took his blood, so > > I am sure my attempt today will not go half as smooth. He's not happy about > > being in a crate in a room by himself either and it breaks my heart. > > > > So I wanted to look through the archives because I know FIP and FIV have > > been discussed before. > > > > Also, of my 3 barn kittens (totally separated from the other fosters- so > > don't worry about that), I have one now who's little spay site seems a tad > > oozy. Nothing scary scary like blood or a lot of fluid, but it just doesn't > > look totally right. Not that I know what totally right looks like tho > > because I've never had a kitten this young spayed and I wasn't really given > > any follow-up care instructions- just been using my own common sense. But > > of course, I am worried. And of course, it's Christmas and that makes it > > very hard to call and ask anyone! > > > > Caroline > > > > ------------------------------ > > Get the power of Windows + Web with the new Windows Live. Get it > > now!<http://www.windowslive.com/?ocid=TXT_TAGHM_Wave2_powerofwindows_122007> > > > > > > -- > Sally, Eric (not a cat),Junior, Speedy, Grey and White, Ittle Bitty, > Little Black, Lily, Daisy, Pewter, Junior Junior (newest) , Silver, and > Spike Please Visit my Message board for some pictures. 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