Have you tried assist-feeding him Lynne? My vet showed me how when I arrived her clinic in floods of tears with Flavia one day thinking i was going to lose her. It's easy: Just put BooBoo on your lap, put a little food on your finger, open his mouth and smear the food on his tongue, or wherever you can smear it in his mouth. Once he actually tastes it, he may be fine.
_____ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:22 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: the good stories Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the fridge. I know how important it is for him to eat. I've warned him he'll have a feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up. To make it worse, he only wants my husband or "Mister" to feed him. Boo and I will be sitting on the bed and if he hears one sound downstairs he stands, does his strange little meow and waits for Bob to come up. He wants food but then won't eat it. Maybe the vet has some experience with picky cats. Lynne ----- Original Message ----- From: Rosenfeldt, Diane <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM Subject: RE: the good stories I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help. If BooBoo's snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve. They don't want stuff they can't smell. Have you tried heating his food so it's stinkier? You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but he'll think it's great. As I'm sure you know, making sure kitties keep eating, no matter what their FeLV status, is paramount. We've been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver disease, which is the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we are ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating. Diane R. _____ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM To: email@example.com Subject: the good stories Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories. I'm tempted to print them out and show to my vet. I called his office this morning and asked the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions and suggestions regarding BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to him. Well he called me back at work and thanked me for doing that and even mentioned how "intelligent" and "informed" I was. I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all these suggestions came from this group. I thought he might laugh at it but he was very impressed. He is totally in agreement about the course of Doxycycline and said tonight we'd sit down and discuss the use of Interferon. I know it is going to cost us a fortune, everything does over here, but just by chance my dad gave me a thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help. He did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem would surface in time and it can be dangerous anyway. Not even going to consider that one. So that's where we stand. He needs to be checked tonight for his breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat more. Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval. Talk to you all later. 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. _____________________________________________________________________________ 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.