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Old 02-29-2008, 08:43 PM   #31
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Well, it's her thyroid.
I'm so glad her kidneys are ok.
Poor cat will have to take half of a tiny pill two times a day and she'll never get her eyesight back but...she'll live and we'll make sure that she's happy and well loved.
so glad it's not worse news, and she can be treated for thyroid. Give her a lot of love and treasure each moment with her.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:45 PM   #32
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Wonderful news!! Blind doesn't mean suffering. She will have plenty of love and you don't have to see to get that!!
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:56 PM   #33
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I'm so glad to hear your kitty can be treated. I hope she responds to the meds quickly. Actually, if there hasn't been total damage to her vision, sometimes cats can regain a little sense of light and dark, which makes a huge difference. Maybe Lily will surprise her vet in this!
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I'm so glad it wasn't worse news Trish. Has this affected her behavior at all? I'm sure she is as loving as ever.

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Old 02-29-2008, 11:36 PM   #35
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Dear Trish, I'm so glad it's not kidney disease of course the blindness is really sad but I'm sure your kitty will adapt. I'm hoping the link on cat blindness I sent will be helpful.
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I've been away for a few days so I'm just seeing this. I'm glad to hear it's kind of the best scenario. She'll love you as she always has; you'll love her as you always have. Sending Lilly good kitty vibes!
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:29 AM   #37
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She started on her meds tonight and it seems to have upped her energy level. That's good as she was acting very sluggish but, it's bad because now she's walking around in circles and can't seem to quit meowing and crying. She wants to go outside but...we can't let her. I'm hoping tomorrow is warm and sunny so that we can sit on the deck for awhile.
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:34 AM   #38
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Maybe you could create a chicken wire "tunnel" anchored to the ground from the deck to the yard that she could use to enjoy being outside without being in harm's way. She could be safe and you would know you were making her happy. It would give her the opportunity to smell the smells of being outside and bask in the sun, too. Just an idea.
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David gave us a large dog cage to use. I'll have to make sure she can't get through the bars though. She would be happier in the sun..... * we live in Seattle but, we get sun now and again.*
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She started on her meds tonight and it seems to have upped her energy level. That's good as she was acting very sluggish but, it's bad because now she's walking around in circles and can't seem to quit meowing and crying. She wants to go outside but...we can't let her. I'm hoping tomorrow is warm and sunny so that we can sit on the deck for awhile.
If you have an old playpen, perhaps you can put her in it so she can get used to using her other senses without getting hurt. You might try putting some of her favorite yummies in a bowl near her so she can "find" it with her nose alone. Poor Lily, it must be really confusing for her. Thank goodness she has such a loving mom. Can you imagine this happening in a family where not as much care is given?
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