Lynne - NO WAY could BooBoo be depressed about leaving his last owners!  It 
sounds to be like he chose you to be "his people" long before any money changed 
The people on this site are so full of hope for these kittys.  I think your 
BooBoo has as good a chance as any of them, especially if you are proactive and 
get him the right kind of veterinary attention asap.  Best wishes to you both.

---- Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: 

Thank you Wendy.

I will call my vet today about the Doxycycline and Hemobartanella.

Here are the results of BooBoo's blood work.  This is a Canadian lab so I don't 
know if the values are the same as in the US.

WBC    9.9        MCV    57                                   WBC FLAG    EOS 
RBC    3.95       MCH    20.0                                  % LYM    29.1    
    LYM    2.8
HGB    7.9         MCHC  35.2                                 % MON    6.5      
   MONO  .6
HCT    22.4        RDW    17.5                                 % GRA    64.4    
PLT    81            MPV    11.0                            

He wasn't doing very well last night, extremely fatigued.  I did hear him 
eating some crunchy food this morning, drink either the water or milk I put 
down for him last night.  I know you aren't supposed to give cats milk but I'm 
desparate here to get some fluids into him.  He did wake me up by jumping on 
the bed this morning and purring in my face.  My husband thought he felt really 
warm last night and actually I did too.  He's cool this momrning.  What I have 
noticed that kind of concerns me is that when he's sleeping his chest seems to 
rise unusually high with each breath, like he has to try extra hard to breath.  
This could be the anemia right?  He does have a bit of a runny nose too.  
Calling the vet today.  I did manage to get the previous owners to give me his 
birthday.  He will be 5 in July.  This makes me think that he got infected by a 
neighborhood cat when he was allowed to roam.  If that's the case, 
statistically he's on his last leg.  I was also wondering if he could be 
depressed.  As bad as his previous environment was, maybe he misses those 
people and his original home.  Could hormonal changes after his neutering be a 
reason for his lack of interest in anything?  He was just neutered last Friday.

Gotta get moving here and go to work, although BooBoo is my real full time job 
these days.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Tad Burnett 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:26 AM
  Subject: Re: CLS

  Hill's A/D is a good tasting recovery food loaded with vitamins
  and minerals... I buy it by the case for my guys... You probably
  have to buy it from your vet but it could help...
  In the archives or files for this group there are directions for liver
  shake which is about the same thing...

  Marylyn wrote:

    Something that may have already been addressed:  Feed the absolute best you grains if possible.  Dixie eats organic and Primal Raw + finely 
chopped carrots, spinach etc.  One of my holistic vets recommends vitamin C.  
There are lots of good supplements.  Dr. Susan Maier at the Horizon Vet 
Services in Simpsonville Ky does phone consultations and has had good luck with 
FELV+.  Dr. E A Boswell in Louisville Ky has also had good luck.  I see both of 
them and think the world of them.  They compliment and do not replace my 
regular vets.  If you decide you need phone consultations I'll get you phone 
numbers or you can Google them.

    On Feb 13, 2008, at 9:14 PM, wendy wrote:

      Hey Lynne,

      My name is Wendy.  I've been active on this site for over 2 years now, 
although not as active lately.  There are lots of good people here and it looks 
like you've been given some great advice.  I just wanted to say a few things 
that came to mind as I read the posts regarding Boo Boo, some of which might 
have already been touched on.  First, if you don't find a vet that will work to 
save Boo Boo, find one who will.  It means all the difference in you and Boo 
Boo being supported at this trying time.  Second, absolutely get the prescrip 
for doxycycline and treat for hemobartaenella regardless of the test.  It's 
extremely difficult to see the parasites on a slide; one minute they're there, 
the next they're not.  The treatment is three weeks minimum.  Third, prednisone 
(or prednisolone) is a good treatment for anemia.  Also, depending on how dire 
the anemia is, Epogen might also be good.  There is lots of information on both 
of these treatments in the archives.  Fourth, what is the anemia diagnosis?  Is 
it regenerative or non-regenerative anemia?  What is Boo Boo's HCT/RBC/PCV 
count exactly?  If you don't have a copy of his bloodwork, call the vet and get 
it so that you know exactly what you're dealing with.  You can post those 
numbers here and there will be people who know what they mean who can help you 
and Boo Boo. 

      Please keep us posted on Boo Boo's progress and if you need anything at 
all, just ask!
      Dallas, TX
      "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can 
change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has!"     ~~~ Margaret 
Meade ~~~ 

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
      Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:00:58 PM
      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.


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