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i am scared about my kittens eye

post #1 of 24
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she is the only one of like three kittens that has anything wrong with her. i have had many cats in my life and never seen this before... her eye is cloudy


it all started when one day i noticed right out of the blue that she was squinting one of her eyes at me

then i woke up the next morning an her eye was running some sort of thick mucous like discharge that looks like snot


she doesnt want me to clean her eye with these kitten wipes i got but doesnt mind a warm rag on it.

im scared i wont have enough to pay for a vet and im not even sure if she has conjunctivitis which was my first thought

what should i do? she seems to be opening her eye now and playing like normal
post #2 of 24
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ALSO i read that this type of thing is contagious... her mom and the other two kittens that have been around her dont have any of the same things going on with them
post #3 of 24
Give the Vet a call and see what they say.It sounds like she may have conjunctivitis Is it possible she scratched her eye?
post #4 of 24
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what is the usual cost of a vet visit? i emailed the vet that i have always gone to and my email got delayed

im scared...

im so scared i could cry

i dont want her to go blind or anything.... but im almost broke and it isnt my fault
post #5 of 24
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see the thing aobut scrtachig her eye... thats what my boyfriend thinks

she doesnt really have the signs of conjunctivitis that i saw online last night
i looked at different pictures an such

conjunctivitis is upposed to be dryness

her eyes arent dry at all
post #6 of 24
All Vets charge different fees. Ours for a office visit is only $12 and some others charge $20. I would call around and see what kind of prices you can get.
Of course it ISN'T your fault!!!! Try to stay calm.I'm saying lots of prayers.
post #7 of 24
Conjunktivitis causing LOTS of eye boogers.In children, their eyes become matted shut during the night and their eyes run during the day with lots of eye boogers.The white part of their eyes is usually pink, thus the name pink eye.
Here is a site I found
http://www.stlukeseye.com/Conditions/Conjunctivitis.asp

I'll see if I can find one for pets for you.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
she only had boogers like two of the five days this has been going on now...now it just looks crusty an her eye looks cloudy not red
post #9 of 24
http://www.animaleyecare.net/disease...unctivitis.htm
Quote:
Signs include squinting

GOOD Luck and again, it's NOT your fault!!!!
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by crittermom
All Vets charge different fees. Ours for a office visit is only $12 and some others charge $20. I would call around and see what kind of prices you can get.
Of course it ISN'T your fault!!!! Try to stay calm.I'm saying lots of prayers.

thanks

not only am i stressed about this im strssed about everything else in the world too.. i can feel my heart racing
post #11 of 24
I would call around and find a Vet to look at the kitten. it's better to be safe than sorry.Good luck
post #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
thanks
post #13 of 24
I would call a vet, describe what you see, and if they feel they need to see the kitten, ask about a payment arrangement option if its going to be more than an office apt fee (which you can find out what that would be when you call).

Cloudy could mean a herpes virus conjunctivitis - best thing to do is to call your vet.
post #14 of 24
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im going to get up early an call around... i want to get her checked out asap
post #15 of 24
Keep us updated and I hope it's something simple.
some Vets will work with you on payment.(I think it's best to call the Vet and get an opinion about what is going on with the kitty )
post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
here are some pics i tried to take to show you guys.. she wouldnt stay too still... she seems like she is scared i will try to wipe her eyes with those wipes i got at petsmart


here are many a different pic






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post #17 of 24
I'm glad you are calling a vet in the am..I can see how swollen the tissue is, and the discoloration you spoke of. Get some sleep! And keep us posted after you call a vet in the morning.
post #18 of 24
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okay now dangit

the vet I usually go to is closed on the third saturday of every month.. Yay for me... ARghh

The one place I got said it was 40 dollars for a visit and 10-20 bucks for eye medicine. That seems a little high to me.

The other place opens at 9 which is in about 5 minutes...

Pinky and her eye look better today though... It is completely open and isnt runny and just looks a wee bit cloudy... I can tell she is looking out of it...

hmmfff

I got 4 hours of sleep

I wont be able to go back to sleep until I have called that other place
post #19 of 24
Sending good vibes to you and your kitty!!! Let us know when you find out something
post #20 of 24
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my boyfriend is taking her to the vet monday it is 33 dollars just to have her looked at and the lady said 75-100 if they have to use that flourescin dye stuff or anything

i took a lot of piccies of her this morning but they all look blue tinted cause the lighting in my apartment sucks and she was on my new blue slipcover
post #21 of 24
Get this treated ASAP! My kitty had some kind of infection as a very young kitten and this is what his eye has looked like since the day I got him. He's the one on the right. It doesn't bother him, but I don't think he sees too well. It sounds like a viral infection.

post #22 of 24
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the vet cost 34 dollars . she didnt charge us for the flourescin staining cause my boyfriend explained our dilemma with cash..

I think I may start using this vet. I like her

Anyways the vet said that pinky just has a corneal abrasion that had gotton infected an looked like it was beginning to heal on its own but just to be on the safe side she gave us ointment to put on every 8 hours and she wants to see the baby again on monday just to be sure

I feel so much better and pinky seems to feel better already

YAY!
post #23 of 24
Excellent! I'm glad everything worked out well for you. I know exactly what if feels like to have cash issues and a kitty that needs to see the vet. Life through a curve ball or two at hubby and me before I got my current job, and we had to work out payment plans with our vet more than once. It's so heartbreaking when your kitty isn't feeling well, too. I've lost my fair share of sleep because of that too.
post #24 of 24
I am so glad you were able to find a vet to work with Here's to total recovery for Pinky soon.
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