Thanks for that encouraging news Pat.  If it's just a matter of treating her 
with eye drops every now and then that would not concern me at all.  This cat 
is an adorable all white cat and looks fairly young from her picture.  If I'm 
so lucky to get the call I will definitely take her.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pat Kachur 
  Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 4:34 PM
  Subject: Re: Herpes virus

  Lynne - I have direct experience with a cat with herpes eye problems.  It was 
a long time ago but I adopted a lovely white young cat (not kitten) and shortly 
thereafter her eyes looked bad.  After going to regular vet, I was referred to 
a kitty ophthamologist who told me Katie would have to have two types of eye 
drops 3x per day for 8 weeks.  She also said that flare-ups were less likely as 
the cat got older.  After those 8 weeks (which were not fun), Katie's eyes were 
fine.  She never had another flare-up and lived to be 16 years old.  My vote is 
"go for it."

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lynne 
    Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 3:53 PM
    Subject: Herpes virus

    Could any of you give me some first hand info and experience with the 
herpes virus in cats.  There is this young cat I saw a picture of who is in a 
rescue shelter at the moment . The poor little thing was a total wreck when 
this woman took her in and she is now in the process of getting her eyes 
cleaned up.  They look a whole lot better than they did before this woman got 
hold of her.  Apparently the vet who is taking care of the cat said her eyes 
would have to be cleaned at least twice a day and when and if she has flareups 
the appropriate treatment will have to be given.  She is being spayed very 
shortly and is going to be up for adoption fairly soon.  I said I would take 
her probably because she reminded me a lot of BooBoo.  She's all white and from 
the picture looks like she may have persian in her.  She has that same flat 
little face that Boo did.  Would I be getting myself into something like I just 
went through with Boo or is there more hope for these animals. This kitty has 
tested negative for feline leukemia.  I haven't even told my husband yet.  I 
just blurted out that I would take her.  I don't even know if I'll be chosen 


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