We can't keep the hood on her.  She became hysterical.  She can be a very high 
strung little girl and fight like a lion when she has to do something she 
doesn't want to.  I did manage to get the Clindamycin capsules down her this 
morning with only one scratch. She is on this for a couple weeks so we're in 
for a stressful time. I just called the vet and told them the story about the 
hood and the technician said occasional licking is ok, it's just constant 
licking that can present a problem.  When Bob picked her up last night the vet 
told him he had washed her eyes AGAIN.  I had to take my dad back home so 
wasn't able to go.  I think I would have given him a real lashing if I had been 
there.  Whatever he put in her eyes stained her fur horribly, not that I care 
what she looks like, but when we tried washing her face with a warm cloth it 
smeared all over.  Fortunately we won't have to go back there.  The vet did say 
to absolutely cancel her spaying though which certainly makes sense.  

I can't imagine Frankie or any animal wearing one of those things for 2 weeks 
especially if the poor dear is blind.  There has to be a better way.  I hope 
Frankie's biopsy turns out ok.  

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: laurieskatz 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:00 AM
  Subject: Re: my poor snowy

  Poor baby. At least you found it! Frankie wa sent home with a hood yesterday 
after his biopsy. He promptly removed it. He is blind so needs those whiskers 
to navigate. I am not sure what I will do as he is supposed to thave the hood 
on for 2 weeks!
  BTW, that vet had no business washing her eyes without your permission, imo.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lynne 
    To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
    Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 6:32 PM
    Subject: my poor snowy

    Well I won't be taking Snowy in for spaying this coming week.  I went to 
clip her nails tonight and noticed that there was a big lump on her right paw.  
When I touched it she meowed so I got her into the emergency vet.  They told me 
I did nothing wrong that this had happened to her over a very long period of 
time.  Her nail had grown into her skin, along with hair and they had to put 
her under and remove it.  It had grown far into her pad and couldn't be removed 
easily.  I don't get this.  She had seen 2 vets prior to our getting her and no 
one noticed this.  Now the poor little thing has to be on antibiotics 
(Clindamycin) and wear one of those horrible hood things so she won't lick her 
paw.  She had a piece taken out of it and cauterized.  I am so sorry for what 
this poor little dear has been through in her short life.  I just hope all this 
trauma doesn't cause her herpes virus to resurface.  The first thing the vet 
did when we got her there was to squirt eye wash into her eyes and she got all 
upset.  I kind of yelled at him for doing that and asked why.  He said she 
looks like she has allergies and I said "she's a persian their eyes tear".  
Fortunately there was a very knowledgeable technician present who seemed to 
know a lot more than this guy did.


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