I agree on the Ketamine. I always ask for gas, and for ferals to be boxed down.
On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > *From:* Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > *Sent:* Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:30 PM > > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind > > Ask the vet if he used Ketamine. This is an injected anesthesia and many > times results in dilated pupils. The dilation lasts anywhere from a day to > a week. Baby Face, a cat I had long ago came out of spay surgery with > dilated pupils. I didn't notice it until the Sunday after the surgery. We > have an animal eye specialist here. He came into the office just to check > Baby Face for high eye pressure. She was normal. Then he asked what type > of anesthesia had been used. I didn't know so he called the vet who had > done the spay. It was Ketamine. This drug has since been banned or > cautioned for use on humans but vets are still using it on cats and > dogs because it's less expensive and quicker for them to use. I always > ask for the gas method of anesthesia because of Baby Face's experience with > this drug. It could also be the cause of Dublin's agitation if he has a > sensitivity to the drug. If you have an animal eye specialist in your area > take Dublin to that vet. He will put some drops in the eyes and test the > pressure. Dublin could actually have come to you with mild glaucoma since > you say that his pupils were mostly not responsive to light.. Glaucoma in > animals can be controlled with special eye medication similar to what > humans use to control eye pressure. Lee > *From:* Anne Myles <anne.my...@uni.edu> > *To:* email@example.com > *Sent:* Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:32 AM > *Subject:* [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind > > I am devastated -- my FeLV boy Dublin had major dental surgery yesterday > to remove the rest of his teeth due to severe stomatitis and feline > resorptive lesions (his third dental surgery in six months). He came > through OK it seemed, and his bloodwork turned out to be very promising > (his mild anemia around December had reversed with his hematocrit in the > middle of the normal range). But something seemed off with agitation and > his eyes and the vet realized that Dublin seems to be blind. He did all > the ocular tests they do and nothing physiologically can be found wrong -- > no detached retina, no bleed, no evidence of hypoxia, etc. But only his > left eye is even minimally reactive to light. The vet believes the > blindness to be related to the FeLV, although I'm still totally confused > about the suddenness of this all. > > Dublin has always had something weird about his eyes -- the pupils stay > mostly dilated and while they constrict a little it's definitely not like a > normal cat. I wondered if he had an eye problem and could see well even > before I adopted him and learned he was FeLV+. But he seemed to see fine. > > While Dublin is physically stable he is apparently extremely agitated and > the vet wants to keep him at the hospital until he settles down and begins > to adapt. He was with him until 10:30 last night and says that Dubbie has > scarcely been out of a tech's arms since. (He is the most loving, > people-oriented cat, and is not stressed just from being at the vet -- it's > almost a joke how much he likes it there.) I am crazy with distress and > also with anxiety about bringing him home (have another cat, pretty rowdy, > and a dog), though everyone says blind cats can do well. > > I'd appreciate any encouragement -- or in particular any insight into a > FeLV-blindness link. > > Anne > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/ Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org
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