Hi Lynne, One of the things that helped me get through grieving for Cricket was adopting Smookie, who also has herpes. Smookie is FeLV negative. Herpes in cats is just like herpes in humans. Just an aggravating virus that can flare up. However, I am pretty sure that Smookie lost her eye because she developed an eye ulcer, due to herpes, that was left untreated. But eye issues caused by herpes are treatable and since we adopted Smookie two years ago, and treated her one eye, we've never had any issues since. You have to follow your heart. Only you can know whether taking this furbaby in is right for you.
:) Wendy "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!" ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ ----- Original Message ---- From: Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: email@example.com Sent: Saturday, March 8, 2008 2:53:54 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 anyway. Lynne ____________________________________________________________________________________ Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search. http://tools.search.yahoo.com/newsearch/category.php?category=shopping