So sorry for your loss Bob. I've followed your messages with hope and 
admiration for your efforts. Not everyone has such a big heart to love 
unconditionally, and you have been an inspiration. Take care. 

Marlene 

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> On Jan 30, 2017, at 8:31 PM, ROBERT CHAPEL <bcha...@optonline.net> wrote:
> 
> Over the months some of you might recall my little guy Yogi for whom I had 
> asked advice ( mostly about his eyes) on several occassions and most recently 
> for suggestions related to making money to be able to keep treating him..
> Well my little Yogi passed away in my arms on Sunday morning....He had 
> started to go downhill a few weeks ago when his HCT dropped over a few weeks 
> to 14....   I did manage to get my hands on some Winstrol thanks to the 
> efforts of others on this forum to whom I am eternally grateful but he faded 
> too fast for it to have adequate effect ( or he simply was not one of the 
> cats that was going to respond to it)
> He got to pass peacefully at home on the bed that he knew so well and with 
> the hand of the guy that loved him and worked to keep him alive all these 
> months stroking him..  I had actually made arrangements to put him down later 
> that day after seeing the condition he was in that morning.  I'm SO glad I 
> didn't have to keep that appointment.
> It's been a tough go...   The little guy never really knew more than a few 
> months of health.
> There was , honestly, nothing really remarkable about him ...just a ratty 
> little skinny thing with one clouded over eye.... but he was a sweet gentle 
> little soul that never so much as  attempted to scratch me despite all the 
> things I had to put him through to keep him alive.... There was almost 
> nothing left of him at the end ( started with him at 6 months old and 7.5 lbs 
> and progressively over a year lost 3 lbs ( about 40% of his body weight .  I 
> probably would have put him down on at least 3 occassions if it wasn't for 
> all the good advice and suggestions I got from all of you that helped me 
> press on .
> So now I go from hurting every day watching him go downhill to the one big 
> hurt of losing him....  it will pass in a bit of time( though certainly not 
> today!) and it gives me the opportunity to give a home to another FeLV Cat 
> that would have spent it's life in a cage...... and to give a playmate to my 
> still healthy guy who is still very much a Kitten in his actions and DYING to 
> have someone to play with...this time I will FOSTER so that I don't go broke 
> with cat care if the next little guy/girl starts to go south well ahead of 
> time...
> Thanks to  all of you for being there for FeLV cats...  You all are the one 
> bit of luck the kitties who have come under your care have had....
> 
> Bob
> Warwick NY
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