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Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
Sorry to hear that your kitten is unwell. Do you know if feline herpes virus was tested for along with the other tests you mention?
Ok and was a sensitivity panel done for the bacteria cultured?
And it was sensitive to chloramphenicol? The bacteria infection is likely secondary to another underlying cause and identifying that will be key to resolving the issue. Were the eyes stained for ulcers at the time of the exam?
Ok, that's ok! Are there still respiratory signs such as coughing/sneezing? Also was mycoplasma tested for?
Ok, well especially with the coughing I would be concerned about mycoplasma here. This again can be secondary to viral causes (the test for herpes virus can give false negatives).
I think I would suggest a course of oral antibiotics (amoxacillin-clavulanate) for 2 weeks to see if that resolves the problem and to.prevent worsening of the respiratory signs.