Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils update

2009-01-04 Thread wendy
Hi guys,

Well, I took Smookie in to the doc and the vet opened her mouth and said, 
Whoa!  From Thursday to Friday, Smookie had developed tiny little bubbles 
on the inflamed area in the back of her mouth, and this morning when I gave her 
her antibiotic, I noticed the roof of her mouth is now red and irritated.  
Whatever she has, it's moving fast.  There was no redness on Friday when I took 
her in, which is probably why the vet did not say Stomatitis.  The vet said she 
wasn't exactly sure what it was without a biopsy (just a bunch of normal 
colored tissue in the back of her mouth), and she didn't want to do that right 
away until we tried some drugs first.  She wanted to give her a steroid shot, 
but because I suspect Smookie has feline herpes because of her history of 
corneal ulcers, I wanted to try the antibiotics first since steriods tend to 
surpress the immune system further.  Even though she did not have a fever, I 
figured something bacterial was
 going on because of the yucky drool she's been having at night (which I 
originally thought was coming out the other end, and had a fecal done about 3 
weeks ago which showed nothing).  Not sure that bypassing the steriod shot was 
such a good idea now since her mouth is getting red.  I will probably take her 
back in tomorrow and get the shot for her.  She pilled great the first two 
days, not so much this morning.  She can be a little devil if she wants to be.  
I did some research and the good news is, if it is Stomatis and it can't be 
controlled with normal treatment, there is an 85% cure rate with extraction, so 
that's hopeful.  Wish us luck that this goes away as fast as it's coming on.  
Any input/advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much,
Wendy and Smookie
 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 
~~~ 





From: wendy wendy2...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Friday, January 2, 2009 10:55:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??

Hey Gloria,

That's what I thought at first, but Smookie's gums are not at all red or 
swollen.  I think Kerry may have hit it on the head because Smookie does have 
herpes (or I assume so, due to her severe corneal ulcers when I first adopted 
her) and that is one of the symptoms because the virus replicates in the 
tonsils.  Who knew?  Taking her to vet today at 2:15.  Will let you guys know 
how it goes.  Thank 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 
~~~ 





From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, January 2, 2009 9:41:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??

Hey Wendy -

Sounds like Stomatitis.  My Toby (b  w male, older adult) has that in the back 
of his throat.  Vet said give Depo shot periodically.  We're also trying 
penicillin injections, and I'm trying Georges Aloe Vera orally.  Last night I 
gave him some homeopathic arnica

Gloria



On Jan 1, 2009, at 12:58 PM, wendy wrote:

 Hey guys,
 
 I have an FeLV- kitty, Smookie, who I noticed when she was yawning that she 
 had these huge things in the back of each side of her throat.  They look like 
 two giant cauliflowers or lettuce heads; one on each side.  I also notice 
 that it seems she has swollen lymph nodes on each side of her throat on the 
 outside.  Have any of you ever heard of a kitty with infected tonsils or 
 tonsils having to be removed?  Now that I think about it, she's had the lumps 
 on her throat for a while, months, but I just thought when I petted her that 
 was how her throat was.  I didn't realize she had these growth-looking things 
 on the inside of her throat!
 
 Any help is appreciated!
 Thanks,
 Wendy
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the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!    ~~~ Margaret Meade 
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Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils update

2009-01-04 Thread Laurieskatz
Taking pills might be hurting her already inflamed throat. I would ask for
liquid meds.
Also, have you tried giving L Lysine? That is what I treat my herpes kitties
with. It works like a dream. When Winston gets real sick we use antibiotics.


Have you joined the feline herpes yahoo group? Can you get to an ER vet
today?
Laurie

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of wendy
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 11:11 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils update

Hi guys,

Well, I took Smookie in to the doc and the vet opened her mouth and said,
Whoa!  From Thursday to Friday, Smookie had developed tiny little
bubbles on the inflamed area in the back of her mouth, and this morning
when I gave her her antibiotic, I noticed the roof of her mouth is now red
and irritated.  Whatever she has, it's moving fast.  There was no redness on
Friday when I took her in, which is probably why the vet did not say
Stomatitis.  The vet said she wasn't exactly sure what it was without a
biopsy (just a bunch of normal colored tissue in the back of her mouth), and
she didn't want to do that right away until we tried some drugs first.  She
wanted to give her a steroid shot, but because I suspect Smookie has feline
herpes because of her history of corneal ulcers, I wanted to try the
antibiotics first since steriods tend to surpress the immune system
further.  Even though she did not have a fever, I figured something
bacterial was
 going on because of the yucky drool she's been having at night (which I
originally thought was coming out the other end, and had a fecal done about
3 weeks ago which showed nothing).  Not sure that bypassing the steriod shot
was such a good idea now since her mouth is getting red.  I will probably
take her back in tomorrow and get the shot for her.  She pilled great the
first two days, not so much this morning.  She can be a little devil if she
wants to be.  I did some research and the good news is, if it is Stomatis
and it can't be controlled with normal treatment, there is an 85% cure rate
with extraction, so that's hopeful.  Wish us luck that this goes away as
fast as it's coming on.  Any input/advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much,
Wendy and Smookie
 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 ~~~ 





From: wendy wendy2...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, January 2, 2009 10:55:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??

Hey Gloria,

That's what I thought at first, but Smookie's gums are not at all red or
swollen.  I think Kerry may have hit it on the head because Smookie does
have herpes (or I assume so, due to her severe corneal ulcers when I first
adopted her) and that is one of the symptoms because the virus replicates in
the tonsils.  Who knew?  Taking her to vet today at 2:15.  Will let you guys
know how it goes.  Thank 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 ~~~ 





From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, January 2, 2009 9:41:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??

Hey Wendy -

Sounds like Stomatitis.  My Toby (b  w male, older adult) has that in the
back of his throat.  Vet said give Depo shot periodically.  We're also
trying penicillin injections, and I'm trying Georges Aloe Vera orally.  Last
night I gave him some homeopathic arnica

Gloria



On Jan 1, 2009, at 12:58 PM, wendy wrote:

 Hey guys,
 
 I have an FeLV- kitty, Smookie, who I noticed when she was yawning that
she had these huge things in the back of each side of her throat.  They look
like two giant cauliflowers or lettuce heads; one on each side.  I also
notice that it seems she has swollen lymph nodes on each side of her throat
on the outside.  Have any of you ever heard of a kitty with infected tonsils
or tonsils having to be removed?  Now that I think about it, she's had the
lumps on her throat for a while, months, but I just thought when I petted
her that was how her throat was.  I didn't realize she had these
growth-looking things on the inside of her throat!
 
 Any help is appreciated!
 Thanks,
 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 ~~~
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??????

2009-01-02 Thread Gloria B. Lane

Hey Wendy -

Sounds like Stomatitis.  My Toby (b  w male, older adult) has that in  
the back of his throat.  Vet said give Depo shot periodically.  We're  
also trying penicillin injections, and I'm trying Georges Aloe Vera  
orally.  Last night I gave him some homeopathic arnica


Gloria



On Jan 1, 2009, at 12:58 PM, wendy wrote:


Hey guys,

I have an FeLV- kitty, Smookie, who I noticed when she was yawning  
that she had these huge things in the back of each side of her  
throat.  They look like two giant cauliflowers or lettuce heads; one  
on each side.  I also notice that it seems she has swollen lymph  
nodes on each side of her throat on the outside.  Have any of you  
ever heard of a kitty with infected tonsils or tonsils having to be  
removed?  Now that I think about it, she's had the lumps on her  
throat for a while, months, but I just thought when I petted her  
that was how her throat was.  I didn't realize she had these growth- 
looking things on the inside of her throat!


Any help is appreciated!
Thanks,
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 ~~~




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Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??????

2009-01-02 Thread wendy
Hey Gloria,

That's what I thought at first, but Smookie's gums are not at all red or 
swollen.  I think Kerry may have hit it on the head because Smookie does have 
herpes (or I assume so, due to her severe corneal ulcers when I first adopted 
her) and that is one of the symptoms because the virus replicates in the 
tonsils.  Who knew?  Taking her to vet today at 2:15.  Will let you guys know 
how it goes.  Thank 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 
~~~ 





From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, January 2, 2009 9:41:23 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??

Hey Wendy -

Sounds like Stomatitis.  My Toby (b  w male, older adult) has that in the back 
of his throat.  Vet said give Depo shot periodically.  We're also trying 
penicillin injections, and I'm trying Georges Aloe Vera orally.  Last night I 
gave him some homeopathic arnica

Gloria



On Jan 1, 2009, at 12:58 PM, wendy wrote:

 Hey guys,
 
 I have an FeLV- kitty, Smookie, who I noticed when she was yawning that she 
 had these huge things in the back of each side of her throat.  They look like 
 two giant cauliflowers or lettuce heads; one on each side.  I also notice 
 that it seems she has swollen lymph nodes on each side of her throat on the 
 outside.  Have any of you ever heard of a kitty with infected tonsils or 
 tonsils having to be removed?  Now that I think about it, she's had the lumps 
 on her throat for a while, months, but I just thought when I petted her that 
 was how her throat was.  I didn't realize she had these growth-looking things 
 on the inside of her throat!
 
 Any help is appreciated!
 Thanks,
 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 
~~~
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??????

2009-01-01 Thread Laurieskatz
Join the herpes yahoo group or read about feline herpes. This is the only
thing I can think of.
Laurie

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Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2009 12:59 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] OT: Swollen tonsils??

Hey guys,

I have an FeLV- kitty, Smookie, who I noticed when she was yawning that she
had these huge things in the back of each side of her throat.  They look
like two giant cauliflowers or lettuce heads; one on each side.  I also
notice that it seems she has swollen lymph nodes on each side of her throat
on the outside.  Have any of you ever heard of a kitty with infected tonsils
or tonsils having to be removed?  Now that I think about it, she's had the
lumps on her throat for a while, months, but I just thought when I petted
her that was how her throat was.  I didn't realize she had these
growth-looking things on the inside of her throat!

Any help is appreciated!
Thanks,
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 ~~~ 


  
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