Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE

2012-02-23 Thread dlgegg
Haven't heard lately how Dublin is doing.  Putting Him on my prayer list.  From 
experience, it really does work.

 Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu wrote: 
 Well I got surprisingly good news when I stopped at the vet around 5:00!
 Dublin is calmer, he drank and ate well, AND his pupils are showing light
 reflex now!! They constricted and he even flinched away when the vet shone
 the light in his eyes. So at least he should be able to sense light and
 dark, and with this much improvement in one afternoon who knows what there
 will be in a few days?
 
 The vet used inhaled anesthetic, not ketamine.  It's still a mystery to him
 why this happened, and he is *extremely* cutting-edge and educated and
 experienced, and has never seen anything like this. It's not from hypoxia
 as the way they do the anesthetic apparently prevents that (the patient is
 getting oxygen during and after), not hypertension as that would show signs
 in the eye. Maybe something neurologic related to the FeLV?  The vet and I
 are both frustrated not to know, but it's so hopeful that he is getting --
 and feeling -- somewhat better.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread john pollack
don't know much about that, but i have a cat who is 90% blind, and happy as can 
be. he will adjust to it, though it'll take a few weeks.



 From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
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

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Edna Taylor

Anne, I am so sorry to hear about Dublin.  We have a kitty that has to be 
sedated when he goes to the vet and he came back home deaf recently after being 
sedated.  It  has taken him a while to adjust to not being able to hear and his 
personality certainly has changed.
 
I am sure you already know this but I would find the smallest bathroom to put 
him in while he tries to adjust :(  Poor little man, I am so very sorry.  
However, cats are very resilient and hopefully either his sight will come back 
or he will adjust quickly to his disability.

Edna
 



Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:32:06 -0600
From: anne.my...@uni.edu
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Beth
Sometimes the sight comes back. We had a non-FeLV cat at the shelter that went 
bling after surgery  she slowly regained her sight after a couple weeks.

Beth

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 From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
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

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread tamara stickler
Anne,
I've had friends whose cats have lost their sight during various routine 
procedures where they had to be anethistized.  Four of the six regained some 
sight in time.  
Try not to worry about bringing Dublin home.  Once he realizes he is home he 
will adjust very well - given time.  If you are afraid of the other cat's 
reactions, rub a little baby powder on everyone (Dublin included) when you 
bring him home so everyone smells pretty much alike.  There may be some tense 
moments for a bit, but even if he doesn't retain his sight, he should do just 
fine.
The following links will lead you two blind cat crime-fighter links for true 
stories of how amazingly well these poor animals can 
exist.http://www.lisaviolet.com/cathouse/amazing.html
http://user.xmission.com/~emailbox/foiled_burglar.htm

Good luck!T
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From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
Subject: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 11:32 AM

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


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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
 I rescued a blind and deaf 10 year old cat that was left out in an open field 
to die a little over two weeks ago. I hope your cat regains his sight but if he 
doesn't, please don't panic. He will learn to adjust in time. I am so sorry! 
Search the internet. There is a lot of info on there regarding blind cats. 

Jannes 



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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind


Sometimes the sight comes back. We had a non-FeLV cat at the shelter that went 
bling after surgery  she slowly regained her sight after a couple weeks.

Beth

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From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
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

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Debbie Bates

I have a boy who had bouts of intermittent blindness.it went on for months. 
 His vision is perfect nowand he is almost ten years old.

Debbie Bates
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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:15:05 -0800
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind



Sometimes the sight comes back. We had a non-FeLV cat at the shelter that went 
bling after surgery  she slowly regained her sight after a couple weeks.


Beth

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From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
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.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Wendy
Anne,I am so sorry to hear the news about Dublin and we will all hope that with 
time, he will regain sight.  I can only say to you that he has the very best 
Mom to help him through this!  He will adapt to his new circumstances with 
time.  He will also take in all your love and know that he is in such good 
hands...Jasper and I send hugs to you both!Wendy

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From: Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 12:43 PM

 I rescued a blind and deaf 10 year old cat that was left out in an open field 
to die a little over two weeks ago. I hope your cat regains his sight but if he 
doesn't, please don't panic. He will learn to adjust in time. I am so sorry! 
Search the internet. There is a lot of info on there regarding blind cats. 

 
Jannes 




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Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind





Sometimes the sight comes back. We had a non-FeLV cat at the shelter that went 
bling after surgery  she slowly regained her sight after a couple weeks.


Beth

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From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
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

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread C PQ

Debbie,
Can the vet check his blood pressure to see if it's high? That can cause 
pressure in the eyes and lead to blindness.

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I have a boy who had bouts of intermittent blindness.it went on for months. 
 His vision is perfect nowand he is almost ten years old.

Debbie Bates
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what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal
 




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Sometimes the sight comes back. We had a non-FeLV cat at the shelter that went 
bling after surgery  she slowly regained her sight after a couple weeks.


Beth

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From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
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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

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Lee Evans





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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
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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.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
So sorry this happened to Dublin, but hopefully, he will regain at least
some sight.

I had two cats with severe stomatitis that my vet and I (with the help of
some Holisticat.com advice) cured using just one course of Clavamox and
then supplements.   It takes some months, but they were cured.   The dental
tech had never seen anything like it.   Extractions apparently only work
50% of the time, and hopefully will work in Dublin's case.   If not, try
this protocol.

Hope this helps.

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu wrote:

 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.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
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:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.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:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 *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

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread MaiMaiPG

What do you mean boxed down?
On Feb 15, 2012, at 2:58 PM, Kathryn Hargreaves wrote:

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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE

2012-02-15 Thread Anne Myles
Well I got surprisingly good news when I stopped at the vet around 5:00!
Dublin is calmer, he drank and ate well, AND his pupils are showing light
reflex now!! They constricted and he even flinched away when the vet shone
the light in his eyes. So at least he should be able to sense light and
dark, and with this much improvement in one afternoon who knows what there
will be in a few days?

The vet used inhaled anesthetic, not ketamine.  It's still a mystery to him
why this happened, and he is *extremely* cutting-edge and educated and
experienced, and has never seen anything like this. It's not from hypoxia
as the way they do the anesthetic apparently prevents that (the patient is
getting oxygen during and after), not hypertension as that would show signs
in the eye. Maybe something neurologic related to the FeLV?  The vet and I
are both frustrated not to know, but it's so hopeful that he is getting --
and feeling -- somewhat better.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE

2012-02-15 Thread Lee Evans
Excellent.  It still could be a reaction to the anesthesia, especially since he 
is FeLv+ but I have had several FeLv+ and FIV+ (both positive together in same 
cat) neutered and no problems with eyes.  Maybe it has to do with the 
stomatitis, bacteria going into body, causing a reaction.  Anyway, good that 
he's recovering now.  Blessings to you and Dublin.  Lee




From: Anne Myles anne.my...@uni.edu
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE


Well I got surprisingly good news when I stopped at the vet around 5:00! Dublin 
is calmer, he drank and ate well, AND his pupils are showing light reflex now!! 
They constricted and he even flinched away when the vet shone the light in his 
eyes. So at least he should be able to sense light and dark, and with this much 
improvement in one afternoon who knows what there will be in a few days?

The vet used inhaled anesthetic, not ketamine.  It's still a mystery to him why 
this happened, and he is *extremely* cutting-edge and educated and experienced, 
and has never seen anything like this. It's not from hypoxia as the way they do 
the anesthetic apparently prevents that (the patient is getting oxygen during 
and after), not hypertension as that would show signs in the eye. Maybe 
something neurologic related to the FeLV?  The vet and I are both frustrated 
not to know, but it's so hopeful that he is getting -- and feeling -- somewhat 
better.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
I didn't realize that vets still had access to it - my vet doesn't!  Natalie

 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 3:22 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; anne.my...@uni.edu
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

 





 

From: Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
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


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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
That's great news - so glad to hear it.  I wonder what happens if the
inhalant gas gets into the eyes somehow Natalie

 

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Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:29 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE

 

Well I got surprisingly good news when I stopped at the vet around 5:00!
Dublin is calmer, he drank and ate well, AND his pupils are showing light
reflex now!! They constricted and he even flinched away when the vet shone
the light in his eyes. So at least he should be able to sense light and
dark, and with this much improvement in one afternoon who knows what there
will be in a few days?

The vet used inhaled anesthetic, not ketamine.  It's still a mystery to him
why this happened, and he is *extremely* cutting-edge and educated and
experienced, and has never seen anything like this. It's not from hypoxia as
the way they do the anesthetic apparently prevents that (the patient is
getting oxygen during and after), not hypertension as that would show signs
in the eye. Maybe something neurologic related to the FeLV?  The vet and I
are both frustrated not to know, but it's so hopeful that he is getting --
and feeling -- somewhat better.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread GRAS
Is the cat feral?  My vet and his tech are so good at handling even the most 
feral cats, using thick towels.

 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:04 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

 

They put the trap/carrier into a box that has the gas flowing into it.



On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 1:01 PM, MaiMaiPG cougarcl...@gmail.com wrote:

What do you mean boxed down?

 

On Feb 15, 2012, at 2:58 PM, Kathryn Hargreaves wrote:





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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
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

 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind

2012-02-15 Thread Terri Brown
Sorry for the late reply.

I have no experience with this, but I want to encourage you to keep the faith 
and I hope Dubbie is able to adapt.  If you want some real encouragement about 
blind cats, read the book Homer's Odyssey.

=^..^= Terri, Guinevere, Travis, Dori, Kimiko and 8 furangels: 
Ruthie, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth, Alec, Salome, Sammi, and Siggie 
the Tomato Vampire =^..^=
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  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgmailto:felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  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
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Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE

2012-02-15 Thread Lynda Wilson
That is great news!! Good question Natalie!!
  - Original Message - 
  From: GRAS 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:16 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE


  That's great news - so glad to hear it.  I wonder what happens if the 
inhalant gas gets into the eyes somehow Natalie

   

  From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Anne Myles
  Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:29 PM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE

   

  Well I got surprisingly good news when I stopped at the vet around 5:00! 
Dublin is calmer, he drank and ate well, AND his pupils are showing light 
reflex now!! They constricted and he even flinched away when the vet shone the 
light in his eyes. So at least he should be able to sense light and dark, and 
with this much improvement in one afternoon who knows what there will be in a 
few days?

  The vet used inhaled anesthetic, not ketamine.  It's still a mystery to him 
why this happened, and he is *extremely* cutting-edge and educated and 
experienced, and has never seen anything like this. It's not from hypoxia as 
the way they do the anesthetic apparently prevents that (the patient is getting 
oxygen during and after), not hypertension as that would show signs in the eye. 
Maybe something neurologic related to the FeLV?  The vet and I are both 
frustrated not to know, but it's so hopeful that he is getting -- and feeling 
-- somewhat better.




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