Caroline,

Does Dr. Maier do phone consults?

I'm so sorry for your losses.

I may have found an attorney, would like to talk to you when you feel able.

Kelley

On Feb 7, 2008 4:56 PM, Caroline Kaufmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>
> I know we give Thuja on the day of any vaccinations to help the body deal
> with that stress and the immune response.  I have the dose at home and can't
> remember it now.  Dr. Maier says Thuja is a must to have on hand when doing
> rescue work.  It's also given to any cat that had vaccs in the past to try
> to detox.  It's for detoxing mainly.  I'm not an expert so I don't know if
> it can be used for post-surgery reasons or not?  Altho I did buy the cat
> rescue kit of homepathic meds from Washington Homeopathy and the book Dr.
> Maier recommended on homeopathic care for cats.  I can look thru the book
> tonight to see if there are any remedies to be given post-surgery.  And the
> good thing with homeopathy is that it's not like it's prescribing drugs or
> anything- everything is safe and can be used in conjunction with
> conventional care and conventional drugs.
>
>  We regularly use the "cat nap" spray from Dr. Maier all the time to reduce
> stress- it's aromaptherapy for cats.  I have a warm humidifier I use in my
> room and instead of putting liquid Vicks in the reservoir, I would pour the
> cat nap in it!  The Late Great Possum (Possee) LOVED IT!  He must have been
> so cold all the time and he worshipped the humidifier and I'sm sure the
> aromatherapy helped b/c that little guy never knew anything was wrong with
> him!
>
>  I think Dr. Maier relies mostly on her homemade flower essences for stress
> and I guess store bought Rescue Remedy can always be used if you don't have
> a homeopathic vet to mix up an individualized formula for you.
>
>  I know some people say it doesn't work, but the last thing I put in
> Monkee's mouth literally as he was dying in my arms and struggling to
> breathe was Dr. Maier's flower essences (I didn't know what else to do- it
> was terrifying) and I swear those eased his passing b/c it did happen so
> fast and he struggled very briefly.  Then of course my mom and I both
> started spraying Rescue Rem in our own mouths (b/c she was with me when
> Monkee died) and we were verging on hysteria.  I swear up and down it
> helped.  But sometimes I think it has to be at the height of one of these
> situations for you to REALIZE it helped- like an extreme situation.
>
>  gosh, sorry I'm such a downer lately!  Just a rough few months you know?
>
>  caroline
>
>
>  ________________________________
>  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: fixing a leukemia kitty
> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 16:38:59 -0600
>
>
>
> Caroline,
>
>
> What did your holistic vet say about remedies to give a cat under going
> stress?  I know Dr. Maier has a number she uses but I am out of touch with
> them.   They could help reduce the stress and reverse any drugs given.  I
> will never vaccinate Dixie given her status.  She is perfectly healthy and
> an indoor cat.  I'll take my chances with any diseases she might possibly
> pick up.
>
>
> On Feb 7, 2008, at 12:37 PM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote:
>
>
> If he's healthy now, then do it.  Feleuk cats are prone to cancers- a lot of
> times, that is what gets them in the end, particularly lymphoscarcoma.
> Lymphosarcoma is the most common form of cancer in cats and dogs- feleuk or
> otherwise.  But the incidence in Felv+ cats is even higher.  This is what my
> cat Monkee came down with (found a lump on his leg).  If neutering would
> further reduce his risk of cancer, then it's worth the small risk of putting
> him under but if he is indeed Feleuk positive, then he has double the
> chances of getting some time of cancer.  And it's true that a neuter is a
> much simpler operation than a spay and there's basically no recovery issues-
> assuming there are no complications (unlike the frequent popped stitches
> that come with spaying).  The group I volunteer for is currently working
> it's way through fixing an entire colony of Felv+ feral cats and there
> haven't been any problems.  And they are feral-- which I should think the
> stress of the catching, surgery, immediate release, must be even worse for
> them, so if they can handle it, your boy who's asymptomatic, healthy now
> that he's with you, and getting love and affection, will be fine.
> caroline
>
>
>
>  ________________________________
>  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: fixing a leukemia kitty
> Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 21:33:58 -0600
>
>
> Lynne, my friend has all her feline leukemia kitties altered. I think one,
> in 20 years, had a problem.
> At least for a female, our vet believes the stress of the regular heat cycle
> would be greater than that of the spay. And you are right that an unneutered
> male is at risk of certain cancers...and he's already <potentially> immune
> compromised.
>
> We had Isabella scheduled for her spay 2 or 3 times and each time she had a
> temp so we didn't do it. When she got so bad that we needed an ultrasound,
> the vet discovered she had hemaclips or something like that which meant she
> was already spayed. Boy were we relieved that we had not put her under and
> had cut open unnecessarily! (The vet had shaved her when we first rescued
> her and could not find a spay scar).
>
> I would not be as worried about a neuter as a spay ~ if Boo is otherwise in
> good health and esp since he's not going to be vaccinated now. We did not
> vaccinate Isabella. I have watched a neuter being done. It takes no time at
> all. He won't be under long. I would ask whether they do a reversal and if
> the vet thinks this is a good idea for him.Bottom line for me ~ if the vet
> thinks it's ok to do the alter, I would be inclined to do it. Afterall, I am
> sure he doesn't want a poor result.
>
> Laurie
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lynne
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 8:54 PM
> Subject: Re: fixing a leukemia kitty
>
>
> Dorothy, believe me, this is weighing heavy on my mind.  He's scheduled to
> go in this Friday.  The vet assured me he was healthy and up to it.  If it
> were a spaying I probably would definitely be worried since I think it is a
> more complicated surgery.  I still have tomorrow to reconsider.  I would
> definitely be happier if his urine were not so strong smelling and I have
> read that neutered cats can be healthier, ie less likely to develop prostate
> or other cancers so I'm really torn as to which way to go.  I do not want
> him to be wanting to go out.  The first night we had him the little buggar
> went upstairs and peed in an unoccupied bedroom and it took two days to
> clean, air the place and get the smell out.  We had his litter box ready but
> he chose to mark this room.  The door has since been closed and he
> faithfully uses his litter box but once the breeding season comes, I don't
> know what he'll do.  What do the rest of you think.  Should I hold off on
> this surgery?  Boo is somewhere between 4 and 6 years old, kind of old for
> neutering but I truly want what's best for him.
>
> Thanks Dorothy for your input.
>
> Lynne
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dorothy Noble
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:36 PM
> Subject: fixing a leukemia kitty
>
>
> I was reading Lynne's postings about her new cat being neutered this weekend
> -
> I just wanted to pass along a little ifo I had received from a society in
> Missouri.
>
> I was looking to adopt a FeLV kitty (to be a friend to my other FeLV) and I
> was inquiring about cats that they had.  I asked if they would be spayed or
> neutered prior to adoption and she emphatically said NO.  She said that if
> they were not already fixed, they definitely do NOT recommend t hat type of
> surgery on a cat with leukemia, due to their already fragile immune systems.
> (I chose to wait until I could find one who was already fixed because I
> definitely like my cats to be altered.)
>
> Just a little food for thought - I would hate to have something happen to
> your friend during a surgery!
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