[Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE
moonsister22 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 15 18:35:03 CST 2012
Excellent. It still could be a reaction to the anesthesia, especially since he is FeLv+ but I have had several FeLv+ and FIV+ (both positive together in same cat) neutered and no problems with eyes. Maybe it has to do with the stomatitis, bacteria going into body, causing a reaction. Anyway, good that he's recovering now. Blessings to you and Dublin. Lee
From: Anne Myles <anne.myles at uni.edu>
To: felvtalk at felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Dublin woke up from surgery blind - UPDATE
Well I got surprisingly good news when I stopped at the vet around 5:00! Dublin is calmer, he drank and ate well, AND his pupils are showing light reflex now!! They constricted and he even flinched away when the vet shone the light in his eyes. So at least he should be able to sense light and dark, and with this much improvement in one afternoon who knows what there will be in a few days?
The vet used inhaled anesthetic, not ketamine. It's still a mystery to him why this happened, and he is *extremely* cutting-edge and educated and experienced, and has never seen anything like this. It's not from hypoxia as the way they do the anesthetic apparently prevents that (the patient is getting oxygen during and after), not hypertension as that would show signs in the eye. Maybe something neurologic related to the FeLV? The vet and I are both frustrated not to know, but it's so hopeful that he is getting -- and feeling -- somewhat better.
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