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post #1 of 21
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Poor Billy has another case of conjunctivitis, this time in both of his eyes. His left eye has acted up twice so far, but this time, his right is the worst and the one I noticed first, last night.

We've already had the vet visit, and I've got some ointment to put in his eyes 3-4 times a day (which he is just going to love).

I'm also waiting to get a urine sample, since he's been licking a patch on his belly bald for a little while. Its probably nothing other than him being a little compulsive, but I wanted to rule out UTIs just in case.

But my little guy is a real champ - the vet tech said she wished all cats were so well-behaved! He got a little treat for being good while they messed with his eyes and such today.

He should be fine in a few days, but if you guys could send some vibes that his eyes clear up soon, and that his urinalysis comes back negative, we would appreciate it! Thanks!
post #2 of 21
I hope he feels better.
post #3 of 21
Feel better soon, Billy! Mega that the test results are all clear!
post #4 of 21
Poor Billy .......... sending quick recover vibes and no UTI vibes for your little sweet guy
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
Poor Billy .......... sending quick recover vibes and no UTI vibes for your little sweet guy
I second Pami's message....
Billy
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Sandtigress View Post
Poor Billy has another case of conjunctivitis, this time in both of his eyes. His left eye has acted up twice so far, but this time, his right is the worst and the one I noticed first, last night.

We've already had the vet visit, and I've got some ointment to put in his eyes 3-4 times a day (which he is just going to love).

I'm also waiting to get a urine sample, since he's been licking a patch on his belly bald for a little while. Its probably nothing other than him being a little compulsive, but I wanted to rule out UTIs just in case.

But my little guy is a real champ - the vet tech said she wished all cats were so well-behaved! He got a little treat for being good while they messed with his eyes and such today.


He should be fine in a few days, but if you guys could send some vibes that his eyes clear up soon, and that his urinalysis comes back negative, we would appreciate it! Thanks!
Poor little guy. He is a real champ!
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the vibes guys! I just got home, and his eye looks terrible tonight. :-( Really weepy and squinty. Breaks my heart, even though I know he'll get better soon! Keep them coming, we appreciate it!
post #8 of 21
sorry to hear Billy is under the weather, Pam.
sending & asap!
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys! Just got back from dropping off this morning's urine sample at the vet's - he says it looks pretty good, but there is a trace of bacteria there. It could be from the litter box, but just to make sure, I'll bring him in tomorrow morning and we'll try to get a sample straight from his bladder. Poor guy was locked in the bathroom all morning until he peed so I could bring in a sample - he was not happy at all when I came home for lunch.

His eyes are looking better now, not as irritated as last night. And he's such a little love - I've been grabbing him to medicate him for two days now, and he still comes when I call him, and purrs when I hold him. Not to mention I can medicate both his eyes all by myself, and without having to cat-burrito him first! He's such a good boy!
post #10 of 21
Awwww he does sound like hes a sweetheart........ Im glad to hear his eyes are on the mend, continued vibes for his his eyes and more vibes that his bladder issues will be ok
post #11 of 21
Since he's having recurring eye problems, you might want to have him tested for feline herpes. Conjunctivitis is a common manifestation of the herpes virus. You might ask your vet for the real PCR test to find out if this is what you're dealing with.
post #12 of 21
Billy sounds like such a sweet little love! Please feel 100% better soon, little boy!
post #13 of 21
Many vibes your way!!! Hopefully the eye heals wonderfully
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by stephanietx View Post
Since he's having recurring eye problems, you might want to have him tested for feline herpes. Conjunctivitis is a common manifestation of the herpes virus. You might ask your vet for the real PCR test to find out if this is what you're dealing with.
We've talked about it being herpes, but they're not convinced he has it just yet. He doesn't have any other symptoms that they're looking for.


Had to drop off Billy this morning at the vets' so they could try to get a urine sample straight from him. I hate leaving my babies at the vets' while I have to go to work....

On the plus side, his eyes are looking pretty good now, but I'll keep up with the antibiotics for a few more days just to make sure. Not nearly as red and weepy as they were before, so that's great.

Thanks for the vibes and well-wishes guys, we appreciate it!
post #15 of 21
I hope that Billy's eyes continue to improve that that his UA is clear.

Sending powerful TCS healing vibes to your precious Billy.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks! They called to say that they got a sample from him right before I was going to leave for work, so Billy got to go home early today after all! They're going to call me with the results as soon as they can get someone to look at them.

Thank you all again for the vibes and prayers!
post #17 of 21
I am sure that Billy is thrilled to be home.

Major clear UA vibes on the way.
Billy
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
Just an update - Billy's eyes have cleared up and look great again! Plus, the urinalysis came back, and its clear.

There's still a possibility that its cystitis that's causing him to lick his belly bare, but I see no symptoms of it - I think he's just over-grooming and being the neurotic little kitty that he is

So thanks for the vibes guys! Billy and I appreciate it!
post #19 of 21
I am glad he is better.
post #20 of 21
A clear UA is really hopeful.
It sounds like your boy is doing really well.
Keep it up Billy
post #21 of 21
Yeah, beautiful Billy! Great news that he is doing better.

Did the vet say anything about Cosequin for Billy? It seems to be helping my cystitis kitty. There is scientific research on it actually helping the mucous lining of the bladder.
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