I will call Karenn Laurie.  I don't know where she is time wise but will take a 
chance it's similar to me.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: laurieskatz 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:18 PM
  Subject: Re: BooBoo today

  So glad to hear this. The fluid probably explains the breathing problems. 
  I would strongly recommend calling Karen. She may not check the list again 
today and you may want to visit with her today?? 
  I am happy to hear that Booboo is still with you and exhibiting some of his 
previous behaviors!
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lynne 
    To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
    Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:35 PM
    Subject: BooBoo today

    Well, BooBoo is still with us for the time being anyway.  My husband took 
him in this morning with the instructions to help him, not destroy him so the 
vet removed 16 ml of fluid from his chest and sent him home with a prescription 
for Lasix.  Bob said he saw his xray and his organs were obscured by the fluid. 
 The vet said we'd know better by the end of the week how well it is working.  
He's also scheduled to go back next Tuesday for further aspiration if it is 
necessary.  The vet told my husband he knew I didn't want to let him go but 
told Bob he was at the end stage.  Bob tells me BooBoo has filled the litter 
box with pee this afternoon after the dose of Lasix so I'm hopeful and his 
breathing has definitely improved.  When they got home Bob took him up to bed, 
came downstairs and there was BooBoo following behind.  He then tore into the 
stairs before boinging up to bed.  This from a little guy who was at death's 
door early this morning.  The vet is going to get back to us with the analysis 
of the fluid.  I don't know what difference that will make.  My boss is away 
tomorrow so I am taking the day off to spend with my "boys".  I don't want to 
become too optimistic but today is definitely better than yesterday.


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