I'll let others address your specific questions but I'll put my two cents worth in. Look at homeopathic/alternative/complemtary vets, especially if conventional vets are not meeting your needs. Enjoy the time you have together. If you spend it thinking about the possible future you will miss the wonderful present.......and the future may or may not be as you imagine it. We all start dying the minute we are born. We fear death but our friends do not. They live in the minute and that is what you need to do too. I had a perfectly wonderful and apparently very healthy cat leave this world with cancer. My little FeLV + girl has been with me 3 wonderful years and is apparently perfectly healthy. We never know what will take us from this world or when. Please spend wonderful time with BooBoo.....time enjoying him and listening to him. Tell him of your fears if that will help you verbalize them and deal with them.

Good luck and all the blessings of all the universes to you and Boo. Don't waste the present.
On Feb 13, 2008, at 3:00 PM, Lynne wrote:

I'm sorry for not being knowledgeable of this, but what is CLS and the bridge you folks refer to?

I've been busy trying to find some ray of hope for my BooBoo. I showed his blood work to the doc next door at work, who is a dog lover, not a cat but he interpreted it as being pretty bad. He said he has no platelets. He then got on the phone to a Vet friend who takes care of his dogs and gave him a brief history of Boo and his blood work. The vet said there was nothing I could do about the situation and that most cats after being diagnosed lived for 2 years at a max. I don't even know when BooBoo contracted the disease so who knows how long he has. This vet though kept saying, it doesn't mean he's going to die, whatever the H that means. I also have a pharmacist friend who is meeting with a vet friend of his in Detroit tomorrow and he too is running Boo's history by him to see if there is anything at all to help him. Apparently Immuno Regulin is not available here in Canada so he's going to talk to this man about it tomorrow. People have been very kind and honest but I just am finding this impossible to accept. I can't wait to get home from work to see him and almost start bawling when I am with him. I totally hate this. I just hope he isn't feeling any pain. He mostly sleeps but does purr a lot and seems to love having us around him. I just don't know what else to do.


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