i don't have the link in front of me--go to petsmart charities, and look up their recorded seminars. there was one i attended a couple of months ago on the most recent info re: FIP. it should be up on the site by now.
MC On Dec 25, 2007 3:17 PM, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I wanted to resend this with a new subject line, since I am now able to > access the Archives and I'm scanning for info on FIP. None of what I'm > finding is making me feel better- only worse. > caroline > > > ------------------------------ > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > To: email@example.com > Subject: Archives > Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 15:02:21 -0500 > > I can't access the Archives. I keep trying and I keep getting an error > message. It's not my internet service, obviously, or I wouldn't be able to > send this email. Anyone else tried? > > I'd really like to get to the Archives because I took a cat into my home > that I took from the store on Sat. because he looked horrible and no one > else is doing anything about it (of course). Took him to the doctor > yesterday (had to *fight* to get approval to even do that and the cat is > obviously sickly looking- I'm so frustrated), and the vet is very concerned > about "infectious disease." Thank god- but I think he was shocked that the > cat hasn't been treated yet, so I made it very very clear that I just got my > hands on this cat and have been playing "clean-up duty" since the end of > Aug. on these orphaned Metro AC June babies and that the group I VOLUNTEER > FOR has made my self-appointed task of cleaning up their neglected messes, > very very difficult. I didn't mince words. It was Christmas Eve and I > spent 2 hours and 15 mins at the vets and NOT being able to work and I just > cracked I guess. > > The vet is suspecting- based only on the physical exam b/c we won't get > the blood tests (full panel) back on Wed. (hopefully)-- FIP, FIV, and/or > Felv in that order. I am not so worried about Felv b/c I have dealt with > that before and I just don't think it's transmitted that easily in > non-fighting cats (my own opinion). But I have never dealt with FIP and FIV > and this cat was mingled with my other fosters by the adoption agency I > volunteer for before I ever even took in any cats. So basically I am > freaking out that I may have FIP cats on my hands and not have known it b/c > of course I am now wondering if that is what has been wrong with my weak > little Possum cat all this time. I'm mad and scared and feel like I was > asked to take in cats yet not given the resources to deal with them > fully and protect them from each other; not to mention the caring for them > with 2 hands tied behind my back b/c to get approval to take them to a vet > (for the agency to pay for it) takes more arguing and hoop jumping-- the cat > has to be practically dying to be able to get approval without being told > things like "well, if it would make YOU feel better...but I think you are > overreacting." And I spent literally hundreds of dollars premium food and > litter that I just don't have any money left over to rush cats out to vets > and pay for it myself. I'm just sick over this. I'm trying to care for > this little guy until we get the results back. I have to give him fluids- > which I have never done and he's a fighter. He got fluids yesterday at the > clinic, but he was still somewhat sedated from when they took his blood, so > I am sure my attempt today will not go half as smooth. He's not happy about > being in a crate in a room by himself either and it breaks my heart. > > So I wanted to look through the archives because I know FIP and FIV have > been discussed before. > > Also, of my 3 barn kittens (totally separated from the other fosters- so > don't worry about that), I have one now who's little spay site seems a tad > oozy. Nothing scary scary like blood or a lot of fluid, but it just doesn't > look totally right. Not that I know what totally right looks like tho > because I've never had a kitten this young spayed and I wasn't really given > any follow-up care instructions- just been using my own common sense. But > of course, I am worried. And of course, it's Christmas and that makes it > very hard to call and ask anyone! > > Caroline > > ------------------------------ > Get the power of Windows + Web with the new Windows Live. Get it > now!<http://www.windowslive.com/?ocid=TXT_TAGHM_Wave2_powerofwindows_122007> > > > ------------------------------ > The best games are on Xbox 360. Click here for a special offer on an Xbox > 360 Console. Get it now! <http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/wheretobuy/> > -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ICQ: 289856892