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Semi Feral Siamese Boy needs help In CA

post #1 of 6
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Hi all. As some of you may remember, I have been reaching out for help for some neighbors who let their cats breed out of control. Most of them are now TNR'd, but there is one boy who desperately needs help. I have been getting increasingly worried about Simon with his eye. Before it was pretty much closed up and leaking, but lately it has been swelling up and looks very foggy. No light reflects from it at all. I am so worried that it will continue to swell and possibly explode from the pressure. (is that possible!?) I don't know what to do, as the only vet here who said he would work with ferals is Dr Jenkins, who did everything very backwards with Elliott (GA), and I refuse to take any other furbaby to him again. Also, as some of you know, I am very unable to pay for any treatment, as I do not have the money. I was hoping maybe someone here may know of someone in CA who does rescue, who could possibly take this boy and get him the help he needs before something horrible happens. He is semi feral, but has come a long way. He had never been touched before me, but now when he is hungry for canned food, he will get really lovey and rub on my hands/arms and purr like crazy. He just doesn't want to be picked up and will not let you touch him unless he is up on the table where I feed all of them. I am trying to find someone to help him, because I am very, very worried. I hoped his eye would get better with the lysine, etc, but it seems to have gotten worse, minus the leaking. I will try to get new pics very soon so you all can see what i am talking about with the swelling. He is about 8- 10 months old, neutered, vaccinated and ear tipped. I will attach the most recent pic I have of him. It was before TNR. If anyone has any experience with this type of thing, or knows someone who could possibly take him in and help him, please let me know. I feel like I am always asking for help, but I am posting this everywhere I know there are cat lovers who may be able to help this little guy out. I am stuck. His eye doesn't *seem* to bother him. He plays and everything, and I have never seen him scratch at it or anything. I just worry about it popping and killing him. I know that sounds so horrible, but I don't know if that can happen or not.

Thanks for listening!

post #2 of 6
Sending hugs and prayers from Mississippi for you and for Simon, I hope you get the help that you and Simon need.

Please keep us updated on him.
post #3 of 6
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Thank you very much. Many hugs back at ya. I am not sure what to do yet, but I will keep working on it. Please, if anyone knows of any rescue people who may be able to help this little guy, let me know. Blessings!
post #4 of 6
Oh, he looks so sad! Bless his little heart.
Sorry I cant be of any help
post #5 of 6
My only experience with eye problems was with my 20 year old cat. The eye basically turned black overnight. The vet said the eye would need to be removed. It doesn't seem like this kitty has the same problem as what mine did but the vet said what my kitty had was very painful. You might want to call a vet's office or maybe the humane society and describe the symptoms and what you have done for it and see what they have to say.
Good luck and bless you for trying to help this kitty.
post #6 of 6
My Himalayan, Mia, was being treated for ulcers on both her eyes and despite appearing to improve her left cornea did rupture last Saturday. She was not rubbing it at all in the days prior. We brought her to the emergency vet and he is did surgery in hopes of saving her eye, but we won’t even know if that worked till the stitches holding her third eyelid up are removed next week.

I do not know if your boy is having a similar problem, but the drops Mia was prescribed are fairly inexpensive through my vet and have managed to prevent the other eye from doing the same. I really hope you are able to find assistance soon before this gets worse. I would check with any humane societies, veterinary colleges, and emergency clinics to see if they have funds to help your little guy- or can point you in the direction of someone that can. I know how stressful this is and I wish the best for both of you.
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