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Glitter Ninja
October 20th 05, 09:36 AM
Posting again about Reggie... it won't end! He got an eye infection
in April which never went away. We finally got him to a specialist
(took forever!) and he has conjunctivitis brought on by the herpes
virus. He's been getting l-lysene daily for about a month and just
finished two rounds of Famvir, which never quite cleared up the
conjunctivitis.
The opthamologist is gone again for almost a month but I spoke to the
vet on call, who suggested eye drops. However they have to be given 5
times a day and Reggie is really tired of getting medicine daily for 6
months. I don't know how we can manage 5 doses a day. Or we might try
Famvir again.
The vet on call didn't have any other ideas. When I asked her what
would happen if the drops didn't clear it up, she said, "I don't know."
It's very frustrating with the opthamologist gone -- do any of you have
any experience with conjunctivitis that just won't go away? What did
you do?
Thanks again. What a battle this has been...

Stacia

Rhonda
October 21st 05, 02:35 AM
Good luck with Reggie, I hope he shakes this.

It sounds to me like the medication is just not working for him.

Our cats have hat conjunctivitis a couple of times, and they vet has
always prescribed eye drops. I know it's a pain, but it was only a week
or two and then it was done. The drops were 3 times a day, 5 times does
sound like too much. I came home at lunch to do one dose.

I always gave them treats afterwards, and rattled the bag to get their
attention if they started squirming and trying to get free.

Hope he's better soon.

Rhonda

Glitter Ninja wrote:

> The vet on call didn't have any other ideas. When I asked her what
> would happen if the drops didn't clear it up, she said, "I don't know."
> It's very frustrating with the opthamologist gone -- do any of you have
> any experience with conjunctivitis that just won't go away? What did
> you do?
> Thanks again. What a battle this has been...
>
> Stacia
>
>

Glitter Ninja
October 21st 05, 05:54 AM
Rhonda > writes:

>Our cats have hat conjunctivitis a couple of times, and they vet has
>always prescribed eye drops. I know it's a pain, but it was only a week
>or two and then it was done. The drops were 3 times a day, 5 times does
>sound like too much. I came home at lunch to do one dose.

I think I might ask if there's another eye drop that can be given less
often. I think 3 times a day would be something Reggie could handle,
he's already gotten pills 2 times a day and handled that well enough.
Thanks for the idea!

Stacia

Wendy
October 21st 05, 11:58 AM
"Rhonda" > wrote in message
...
> Good luck with Reggie, I hope he shakes this.
>
> It sounds to me like the medication is just not working for him.
>
> Our cats have hat conjunctivitis a couple of times, and they vet has
> always prescribed eye drops. I know it's a pain, but it was only a week or
> two and then it was done. The drops were 3 times a day, 5 times does sound
> like too much. I came home at lunch to do one dose.
>
> I always gave them treats afterwards, and rattled the bag to get their
> attention if they started squirming and trying to get free.
>
> Hope he's better soon.
>
> Rhonda
>
I've never had to do eye drops but have had ointment that needed to be
applied a couple of times a day. It only takes a second to apply and hasn't
been all that upsetting to the cat. I wonder if there isn't some type of
ointment that might do the trick. I had one foster develop an allergy to the
one eye ointment and it actually cause additional swelling. Once they
switched to a different ointment her eye cleared up very quickly.

Hope they figure it out soon.

W