Hi Maria,

I don't know if you saw my post the other day about my cat with the gold, 
coppery color ring around his eye (nobody responded but I think it went out to 
the list).  It's a little different situation but my cat's bloodwork is perfect 
as well.  He's going back next week to have his eye stained and then to start 
on steroids in case it's uveitis.  The specialist also mentioned lymphoma.  My 
cat doesn't show any sign of illness so I know it's different but just wanted 
to say I understand how tough it is to never have the answers.  My vet said 
this may be something my cat has had his whole life and we just never noticed 
or it may be the start of something.  

I have another cat that has been holding steady for several months after being 
treated at Cornell.  However, I know it's only a matter of time and I hate the 
helpless feeling of not knowing what is going on and what the best course of 
action is.  It's so tough with this disease because I don't like to disturb the 
balance in what appears to be a healthy cat but I don't want to miss something 

Hoping you find some answers soon and that Bernie starts feeling better.


--- On Thu, 2/18/10, Maria <mian...@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Maria <mian...@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Bernie - Uveitis
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:37 PM
> I had a conversation with my primary
> vet this morning about Bernie and his
> Uveitis/possible lymphoma.  I'm not sure what to do.
> I'm frustrated, sad,
> angry and I feel like I'm running into walls
> everywhere.  It seems like
> there are never answers for these cats. It could be one
> thing, but that is a
> symptom of something else, we could do this test, but that
> might not tell us
> for sure what is wrong.  I keep going in circles and
> the bottom line still
> is my baby doesn't feel well, and I'm emotionally and
> financially spent. I
> want to do something to help him but I don't know what or
> what will work.
> His activity appears to be declining each day.  Still
> eating, but this
> morning he didn't eat his whole bowl of food.  To find
> out if it is
> lymphoma, we could do a biopsy on the eye, but its risky,
> and its a hard
> area to get a good sample.  We could go to an
> internist and have a scan done
> to see if there are any masses somewhere else in the
> body.  Even if there
> are, we would still have to do a biopsy to find out if it
> is lymphoma. His
> blood work 2 weeks ago was completely normal. I am
> continuing w/ steroid
> drops 3x a day.
> Apparently with Uveitis there isn't usually any pain
> associated with the
> eye... so she didn't recommend pain medication at this
> point.  I don't think
> he is in pain (cats can probably cover this up well
> though.....), he doesn't
> wince or anything, but he is just not acting like himself.
> I guess we just take it day by day at this point but I feel
> helpless like
> I'm just letting him go.   Sorry for the
> rant, just needed to type to get my
> thoughts out.  Thanks.
> Maria
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