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    What A NightMare!!! Test Results Are In!!! Update 12-31-12

    Some of you know that I've been dealing with eye infections in some of my cats. I've treated the cats with various antibiotic eye drops and even some oral antibiotics. It kept coming back so then I treated all of my cats with Oxytetracycline eye drops twice a day for one month. My vet suspected Chlamydia since Rory & Radar brought it in with them and they were in an adoption room that had been an aviary. I guess birds can carry Chlamydia.

    Everyone was fine while they were on the eye drops. About a week later, I noticed that Blaze's right eye was red and he was squinting. Then the next day I noticed that Colby's right eye was red and watery. I e-mailed my vet about this and I suggested that she do a test to determine what's causing this. I took Blaze in early this morning and she swabbed his eye and the back of his throat. It also looks like he's been scratching his ear so I then thought that it could be allergies. I won't get the test results back until some time on Tues. When I got home I noticed that now Radar's right eye is red and infected. I had also noticed that Alani's left eye has gooy white discharge and is a bit red. I fed the cats and then went back to bed for a while. Now I notice that Finnegan's right eye is red and watery and he's never shown symptoms before.

    My vet had also thought that it might be the herpes virus causing this so I even gave everyone lysine for a while but it didn't really seem to help much. I've spent a small fortune on eye drops and I have one bottle of Oxytetracycline left. I was told to use it on Blaze's eye until I get the results back. Now I guess I'll be medicating all cats that have this. Please send some positive vibes my way so the lab test results will let me know what I'm dealing with and this eye infection nightmare will finally come to an end. I sure hope that whatever it is can be easily treated. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by krazyaboutkatz; 12-31-2012 at 08:38 PM.
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    Oh no, that's too much! I really hope you will get the result of the test on tues. preferably early, so you can get to bottom of this.

    Sending lots of positive thoughts.
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    Oh my seems its been AGES you've been dealing with this!

    At this point, I would seriously consider as one cat seems clear, put in a room alone for the duration. Second cat seems clear, in the room. And so forth. I know they will fuss, but really! This is if it is infection, not allergies, of course. Then at some point, when more cats are clear than not, let the healthy ones out and put the infected ones in the room alone.

    Let us know what you learn from the tests. Prayers for ALL the kitties in your home to get healthy and over this!
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    Wow! Prayers that you get a definite answer soon so you can plan to heal this up once and for all!
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    Thanks everyone. I think that my vet, who is a cat specialist, is also getting as frustrated as I am. I only have 2 bedrooms and the rest of my condo is open concept. I also have a hall bathroom. Pearl doesn't get along well with any of her younger brothers and some times she barely tolerates Ziggy & Sky. Pearl, Ziggy, & Sky like to sleep with me at night and so far none of them are showing any signs of infection. I think that separating the cats/kittens would be too hard on them and me. They can be very destructive if they want out of a room. I'm hoping for some definitive results so that my cats can hopefully be treated so this will go away and stay away. If it does turn out to be feline herpes then I hope that my vet will know what I can do to boost their immune systems.
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