Thankyou for your reply. The boys have actually gotten worse on and
off. I called in sick to work today because I was afraid to leave
them alone. They had stopped eating yesterday so I was desparate and
started feeding them canned ham. It got them both eating slowly but
surely again. I've been mixing about a tablespoon of it with their
kibble. They have always been on high quality food. I'm a firm
believer that if you have a pet you should give them the best of the
best or not have any at all. I should be giving them highquality wet
food but neither of them have ever liked it so being their sick it
won't help the situation. I started putting echinacea in their water
everyday which was a tip from my friend that works at the humane
society. I plan on buying lysine today, but being I'm in Canada and
I'm kind of snowed in that may be a tomorrow thing. It's funny you
mentioned the dry heat. Pepe, the one who started this whole mess
has always layed on the end table closest to the heating vent which
is electrical heat. Unfortunately it's causing him to get dry flaky
skin, but if it clears up his nose I can deal with the skin, lol.
I've just been wiping their eyes and nose, keeping lots of towels
around the house for them to lie on and stay comfortable. and sucking
them up whenever I can. I'm really worried about them though. As
far as the steroids go, the vet I don't think realized his herpes
history and being I've never dealt with the herpes before I didn't
think about the steroids as a factor until he started getting sick.
The steroids were for an eosinophilic granuloma complex event. I
know next time to just let the EGC event clear itself up to prevent
another herpes relapse. Any more advice on how to deal with the
respiratory symptoms would be greatly appreciated. Anything that
drys up secretions? That seems to be what is making them feel so
rotten, difficulties breathing. Alley was panting last night. Very
scary. Funny I can deal with critically ill humans but when it comes
to my feline boys I'm a basket case.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mymorgy" <mymorgy@h...> wrote:
> Welcome to the group
> Steroids are a no no but I guess the vet thought it was safe....
> I am sorry your other kitty cat had a flareup...Are you giving them
> l-lysine? Also are you giving them any supplements like olive leaf
> extract? which is an anti viral? Have their symptoms gotten worse
> stayed the same? Usually the worse cases of the flareups are found
> in kittens and senior cats or pregnant cats with weakened immune
> What kind of food are you giving them? We have found if you give
> them high quality food that helps to support their immune system.
> Sometimes they need antibiotics for secondary infectios but
> antibiotics don't do anything for the virus...
> Hopefully others will give their experience and suggestions....One
> of my cats whom I adopted spends a lot of her time near the
> and she hasn't been sneezing and hasn't had as much mucuous coming
> out of her nose..I am really shocked that the dry heat has helped
> her so much...before it was wicked...I don't know if she had herpes
> as a kitten or not...she could probably win the Guinness book of
> records for sneezing...one vet said it was an allergy but I doubt
> it ..
> --- In email@example.com, "burlingtonnurse"
> <burlingtonnurse@y...> wrote:
> > Hello, I discovered this group while looking for help online. I
> > a ten year old cat from the humane society in July. He had a
> > of feline herpes but was not active when I took him home. He
> > recently had an allergic reaction to plastic causing lesions and
> > loss, he was given a long acting steroid injection. Now he had
> > eyes, is sneezing constantly and is dripping snot out of his
> nose. I
> > have an eight year old healthy male who is now exhibiting the
> > symptoms. I"m sick about it, I'm so worried about them and I
> > guilty for exposing my healthy male. What suggestions do you
> > have, this is my first experience with this illness. They are
> > eating and drinking. Are bowel symptoms usual because my eight
> > old had terrible gas suddenly, it sounds like a machine gun is
> > from his bum. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.