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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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


      
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