Thank you all for your support and suggestions... It is a comfort to me
that I have a group of folks that I KNOW get the attachment that we can
develop to an animal... and when we have a truly special one ( ALL to me
are special..thats the baseline... it just goes up from there : )
it is that much more painful....
I was ecstatic this AM when Jelly seemed to truly enjoy his grooming and
pushed him little head INto the brush..then fell on his side inviting me
to brush his sides and back....after that he actually ate a little bit
of baby food off a plate.... I had to leave for a few hours and I was
hoping against hope that when I returned he would have finished the rest
of the baby food I left on the plate.... I don't know which bothers me
more...getting my hopes up to have them dashed hours later or just never
getting my hopes up?... When I returned home he was quite lethargic and
had not touched any of the food... His gurgling ( which had abated
considerably for several hours( maybe the Winstrol IS helping this
Amani? ) was back and getting meds and a little food into him was a
challenge again..... Still... he DID improve for a few hours which "
may " be a good sign...or..no sign at all... Every day I decide
to...than decide against putting him down about 40 times... But.. I'm a
little better this time around with my ability to recognize Kitty
discomfort and not rush to end a life that still HAS some life left...
As to foods he loves ( referencing Jennifers comments).... I'm actually
rather gingerly "force" feeding him his favorite food which always was
turkey baby food.... Squirting a bit into the gum pouch opposite the
side I place the syringe so that it does/t just go down his throat....
Once it's in his mouth he generally swallows it... I leave plates of
anything and everthing he ever liked in numerous places throughout the
day so that he never has to go far to take a " bite " if he is
inclined..... and Sheri... I can assure you that this little guy is not
wanting for affection.... any time that he is willing to stay near me
he IS near me ( but that was always the way it was... I am literally
unable to be in the presence of an animal without having a hand on some
part of it's body.... Moreso my own pets but really quite the same with
any animal any WHERE... I've been that way since I was a youngster.....
I'm the guy who would be VERY conflicted between saving the guy I
don't know or his dog if their boat flipped in frigid seas ( with at
least a 60% likelihood it would be the dog)..... So.... thank you all
for your support and particularly for the love and care you provide the
little creatures that so many others overlook...
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