Hmm, 30 years old. I'm not so sure even the healthiest of cats on the planet can accomplish that feat Diane, but hey, anything's possible I suppose.
Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: Rosenfeldt, Diane To: email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:45 PM Subject: RE: CLS Someone on another cat list I'm on just lost a cat he says was FeLV+ and it was THIRTY years old! Now, I'm not too sure how well-versed he is on FeLV, and I'm thinking maybe he's mistaken in that. What he said was that the cat was "infected with FeLV" when a kitten and had to have both eyes removed. So I don't know if it was something else entirely that he THINKS is FeLV or maybe the kitten later threw the virus, or what. I'd LIKE to believe he's accurate, as I'm sure we all would! Diane R. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Pat Kachur Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:37 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: CLS Lynne - the vet (NOT my regular one) who I took Mandy to when I first got her to have her tested told me that leukemia positive cats live only about 6 months after diagnosis. Well, Mandy is 6+ years old and who knows how long she has had the virus. I've had her for more than six months myself--and she is thriving. When I saw my regular vet, he said the other vet was "nuts." ----- Original Message ----- From: Lynne To: email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:31 PM Subject: Re: CLS I am taking all this advice to heart. Thank you Marilyn. Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: Marylyn To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:42 PM Subject: Re: CLS 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. Lynne This electronic mail transmission and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. They should be read or retained only by the intended recipient. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the transmission from your system. In addition, in order to comply with Treasury Circular 230, we are required to inform you that unless we have specifically stated to the contrary in writing, any advice we provide in this email or any attachment concerning federal tax issues or submissions is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid federal tax penalties.