Re: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye

2012-07-24 Thread Lorrie
 Briefly I chose to foster 3 kittens with significant conjunctivitis from
 the local pound about 2 weeks and 2 days ago.  That was on a Saturday.  I
 knew come Monday they would be killed.  I have spent significant $ of my $
 by choice..

I have been doing rescue work for 35 years and I've seen  many eyes that
were severely infected.  Having one eye doesn't seem to affect their
ability to get adopted, in fact people often feel they want to help cats
with one eye or minus a leg. My neighbor just adopted a totally blind
cat.  I couldn't get her to take one of mine (I have way too many cats)
but she adopted this blind cat from the vet's office!

I still have a cat who is blind in one eye and another with chronic
herpes infection. His eyes must be wiped out every day to keep them
from being goopy.  They are permanent cats at our home.   There is no
cure for the virus as antibiotics have been tried, but will not work
on viral infections only bacterial infections.

Lorrie

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Re: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye

2012-07-24 Thread czadna sacarawicz

Thank you for your kindness, your replies and your counsel of experience.
 
I woke up this morning much calmer for your presence.
 
peace, prosperity, health and laughter
 
cz, et.al.


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 Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 07:22:39 -0400
 From: felineres...@frontier.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye
 
  Briefly I chose to foster 3 kittens with significant conjunctivitis from
  the local pound about 2 weeks and 2 days ago. That was on a Saturday. I
  knew come Monday they would be killed. I have spent significant $ of my $
  by choice..
 
 I have been doing rescue work for 35 years and I've seen many eyes that
 were severely infected. Having one eye doesn't seem to affect their
 ability to get adopted, in fact people often feel they want to help cats
 with one eye or minus a leg. My neighbor just adopted a totally blind
 cat. I couldn't get her to take one of mine (I have way too many cats)
 but she adopted this blind cat from the vet's office!
 
 I still have a cat who is blind in one eye and another with chronic
 herpes infection. His eyes must be wiped out every day to keep them
 from being goopy. They are permanent cats at our home. There is no
 cure for the virus as antibiotics have been tried, but will not work
 on viral infections only bacterial infections.
 
 Lorrie
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye

2012-07-24 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
Lorrie,

Does it work to give your Herpes kitty more Lysine per day?   It did with
mine.

Kathy

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:22 AM, Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote:

  Briefly I chose to foster 3 kittens with significant conjunctivitis
 from
  the local pound about 2 weeks and 2 days ago.  That was on a Saturday.  I
  knew come Monday they would be killed.  I have spent significant $ of my
 $
  by choice..

 I have been doing rescue work for 35 years and I've seen  many eyes that
 were severely infected.  Having one eye doesn't seem to affect their
 ability to get adopted, in fact people often feel they want to help cats
 with one eye or minus a leg. My neighbor just adopted a totally blind
 cat.  I couldn't get her to take one of mine (I have way too many cats)
 but she adopted this blind cat from the vet's office!

 I still have a cat who is blind in one eye and another with chronic
 herpes infection. His eyes must be wiped out every day to keep them
 from being goopy.  They are permanent cats at our home.   There is no
 cure for the virus as antibiotics have been tried, but will not work
 on viral infections only bacterial infections.

 Lorrie

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Re: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye

2012-07-24 Thread Natalie
I’ve read that natural cure for herpes such as herbs and vitamins, L-lysine, 
olive leaf extract, red marine algae, lavender, myrrh, sage have proven to be 
effective and help reduce reoccurrence. 

Natalie

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Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:45 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye

 

Lorrie, 

Does it work to give your Herpes kitty more Lysine per day?   It did with mine.

Kathy

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:22 AM, Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com wrote:

 Briefly I chose to foster 3 kittens with significant conjunctivitis from
 the local pound about 2 weeks and 2 days ago.  That was on a Saturday.  I
 knew come Monday they would be killed.  I have spent significant $ of my $
 by choice..

I have been doing rescue work for 35 years and I've seen  many eyes that
were severely infected.  Having one eye doesn't seem to affect their
ability to get adopted, in fact people often feel they want to help cats
with one eye or minus a leg. My neighbor just adopted a totally blind
cat.  I couldn't get her to take one of mine (I have way too many cats)
but she adopted this blind cat from the vet's office!

I still have a cat who is blind in one eye and another with chronic
herpes infection. His eyes must be wiped out every day to keep them
from being goopy.  They are permanent cats at our home.   There is no
cure for the virus as antibiotics have been tried, but will not work
on viral infections only bacterial infections.

Lorrie

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Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal!

 

If you can't adopt, then foster bottle baby shelter animal, to save their 
life.  Contact your local pound for information. 

 

If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to 
free up cage space.

 


Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by 
implementing the No Kill Equation: 
http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/ 
http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/ 

Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org

More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/

 

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Re: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye

2012-07-23 Thread GRAS
I would use whatever the vet gives you for the eye(s).In the 20 years of
rescuing cats, I have had and still do have several cats that have vision in
only one eye, bad eyes was left intact, and they're fine.  They also had bad
infections that were not treated when they were kittens.  We've had eyes
removed when there was a severe infection and the eyes were either ruptured
or hanging out like little grapes (usually from herpes virus).

 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of czadna sacarawicz
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 5:31 PM
To: feline leukemia list
Subject: [Felvtalk] off topic - - removing kitten's eye

 

I trust your insights and experiences.
 
Briefly I chose to foster 3 kittens with significant conjunctivitis from
the local pound about 2 weeks and 2 days ago.  That was on a Saturday.  I
knew come Monday they would be killed.  I have spent significant $ of my $
by choice.
 
All tested negative for FIV, fe leukemia and heart worm this past Saturday.
I chose to vaccinate them including fe leukemia this past Saturday.
 
Maya Mia is about 2 months old.  Her left eye is swollen.  The eye is cloudy
and has become vascularized.  There is no evidence of pus.  Her right eye
had/has a corneal ulcer.  There is a small amount of cloudiness.  Two vets
have recommended to remove the left eye.
 
The first vet backed off that it was an emergency when I asked her what if
re:  the corneal ulcer eye.
 
Two local rescue groups say they have good fortune re:  placing kittens with
less than optimal vision.
 
My question to you is, what has been your experience re:  letting nature
take it's course.  she happily and accurately leaps from atop a cage to one
2.5 away.  She is active.
 
The kittens contemplated future is with an area SPCA.  Their doors are not
open to them at the present.  They would be adopted into forever homes  from
the SPCA or stay at the facility if not adopted..
 
The first vet advised me to use opthalmic antibiotic drops for the present.
I had used opthalmic ointment on both eyes for 10 days.
 
thank you.
 
cz
 


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