My boy Isn't getting better... - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Queen Creek, Az.
Posts: 9
My boy Isn't getting better...

I took my one year old cat to the Vet two weeks ago because he was sneezing and his eye looked infected and his third eye was swollen and slightly protruding....th vet gave me oral antibiotics, eye drops and Lysine. He's feeling better but us eye doesn't look any better... The Vet said he has conjuctivitis. Anyone have advice ? Thanks for any help Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByPG Free1357531030.999152.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	145.9 KB
ID:	5689


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByPG Free1357531013.136131.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	17.3 KB
ID:	5681  

Queencreekmom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 12:20 AM
Cat Addict
 
Nell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,713
Poor guy... I don't have any advice, but I hope the eye starts looking better soon.
Nell is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Queen Creek, Az.
Posts: 9
Thanks a bunch.... I've been doing research for days and done everything I can think of. But nothing seems to be helping...My husband was laid off from work and I'm a full-time student so I have to wait a few weeks until I can take him back to the Vet.


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Queencreekmom is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 08:02 AM
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 56
We have used terramycin eye cream in the past for conjunctivitis. Most rescue outfits use it, I think. We used to buy it in bulk on ebay.

Call and ask the vet if he will prescribe it or something else because what he gave you did not help. Do not be afraid to tell them you are having financial problems - you already paid for a visit.
Tomcats is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 08:14 AM
Premier Cat
 
Marcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 9,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomcats View Post
We have used terramycin eye cream in the past for conjunctivitis. Most rescue outfits use it, I think. We used to buy it in bulk on ebay.

Call and ask the vet if he will prescribe it or something else because what he gave you did not help. Do not be afraid to tell them you are having financial problems - you already paid for a visit.
Totally agree with Tomcats!! It's worth explaining the financial situation and asking the vet for an additional med since the first one was inadequate. I really, really hope this all works out well for everyone.

Cat owners' prayer: "Lord help me be the person my cat thinks I am"
Marcia is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 11:02 AM
Senior Cat
 
3gatos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 766
I would give it a couple days. You have to allow time for the swelling to go down. Is he bothering the eye? That could make it worse. Maybe a cone would help?
3gatos is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 12:44 PM
Premier Cat
 
Mitts & Tess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,616
This cat needs to be taken to a vet specialist for eyes. I know money is tight for you. Ask the specialist about an Angel Fund or fund they may have to help people like you that cant afford treatment. Dont be shy about explaining your financial situation. That is why the funds are there.

Most vet practices have Care Credit also if the specialist is willing to discount the treatment.


I'm sure your kitty is in a lot of pain. Ask about pain medication while you are there.
Just being a layman and not an expert but looking at the eye makes me think they may have to remove the eye. Cats with one eye do amazingly well. Ive dealt with two cat which had eyes which looked like that. ( both their eyes) They were removed and the blind kitties are just like any normal cat. Didn't slow them down a bit!

Keep us posted.


~Merry~

With my eyes, they will be seen...With my voice, they will be heard....
With my hands, they will know comfort...With my action, they will be free...
~TNR and Rescue changes lives of animals.~

When the angels are busy God sends rescuers

Last edited by Mitts & Tess; 01-07-2013 at 12:48 PM.
Mitts & Tess is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 05:32 PM
Cat Addict
 
Arianwen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 3,381
If it doesn't improve ask for the kittie to be tested for Chlamydia.
Arianwen is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Queen Creek, Az.
Posts: 9
Hello all...thanks so much for all the replies it's so appreciated! I'm in College right now working on my associates degree in Vet Medicine and read some info re: feline eye infections. After reading, I started to think when I was administering the drops in "Brudders" eye that I wasn't getting the drops on his actual eye because of it being so swollen...His eye was completely covered by his protruding third eye. Sooooo, I took a deep breath, put on my gloves and very gently pushed the protrusion back and bingo....there was all the infection! I cleaned out his eye with some sterile eye wash and tried to remove as much of the nasty infection I could, put the eye drops on his eye and the next morning.....we could actually see part of his eye again!! To make a long story short, his eye is getting better!


Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
Queencreekmom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome