Well that certainly picks up my spirits.  I swear some of these vets, like 
doctors, have a set of numbers they use to label everyone or every cat in this 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Pat Kachur 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:36 PM
  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 

  When I saw my regular vet, he said the other vet was "nuts."  

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lynne 
    To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:31 PM
    Subject: Re: CLS

    I am taking all this advice to heart.  Thank you Marilyn.  

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Marylyn 
      To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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 

      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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