Thanks Kerri for your kind words. I will contact Revival about the immuno regulin as soon as I get the ok from this vet in Detroit. Have other FelV cats on the group had anemia and next to no platelet counts? This is BooBoo's predicament. I did find out today that he will be 5 years old this July which suggests to me that he may have contracted this disease from a neighborhood cat. He would show up here in the summer with bloodied ears which Bob and I would put antibiotic ointment on. If that is the case I don't know how long he has. He has a bit of a runny nose which is why I think he snorts when he eats. I'm going to call the vet and see if this is an issue.
In the meantime, I am going to try to be more positive around him. Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: MacKenzie, Kerry N. To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:45 PM Subject: RE: CLS Dear Lynne, No one can say with certainty how long any of us are going to live. That includes BooBoo. My view is that, just as my FeLV colony were lucky to find me, BooBoo was very lucky to find you. His life has improved a hundredfold since he became part of your family. Whatever you do, please please please don't allow negative thoughts to dominate---BooBoo, plucky, lucky little soul that he is, sounds like he is happy and enjoying life. He needs you to be strong and happy, like him, and make the most of every day you have together. Remember, cats are so sensitive to their humans' mood---even more important that you be strong for him! Take each day as it comes, enjoy all the time you have together--life is short enough. Remember too there are people on the list who have FeLV cats that are a ripe old age. One of mine threw off the virus, as did Michelle's cat Minstrel just recently. Enjoy the time you have together. Did you contact Revival about sending Immuno Regulin to you? No go? Apologies if you already posted the info on the list. hugs to you both, Kerry ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:01 PM To: email@example.com Subject: CLS 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. Lynne _____________________________________________________________________________ Effective September 1, 2007, we have changed our name to Mayer Brown LLP. IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE. Any advice expressed above as to tax matters was neither written nor intended by the sender or Mayer Brown LLP to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed under U.S. tax law. If any person uses or refers to any such tax advice in promoting, marketing or recommending a partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement to any taxpayer, then (i) the advice was written to support the promotion or marketing (by a person other than Mayer Brown LLP) of that transaction or matter, and (ii) such taxpayers should seek advice based on the taxpayers particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.