We had to go out to visit my dad today Marylyn so I reluctantly left BooBoo 
alone sleeping.  When we got home I went upstairs and lay down with him and 
even though he didn't open his eyes he began purring.  I told Bob what you said 
about the amount of sleep they need so we've determined not to bug him so much. 
 He did pee and poo while we were gone and went up on the bed to sleep.  He is 
breathing better now. Still have the appointment tomorrow because they couldn't 
see us today.  There were two emergencies apparently.  Big friggin deal.  If a 
vets office can't handle two emergencies and one sick cat in a day, I give up.  
I am searching for another vet.  I have a lead on a good one.  This guy told 
Bob he would analyse the fluid and get back to us and he just got rid of it.  
Like I've said, everything he has done for us so far has been after I've read 
up on the disease or read these posts and told him my suggestions.  He 
obviously thinks we are fighting a losing battle here and doesn't have Boo's 
best interest at heart.  We will persevere because neither Boo or we want him 
dead yet.  I actually have some catnip in the garden despite this miserable 
cold weather.  I'll give it a shot.  I wish cats liked lavender because I have 
a lot of that and it is supposed to be calming for people.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Marylyn 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:06 PM
  Subject: Re: coughing

  Try spraying Rescue Remedy or Cat Nap around him a few minutes before you 
pill him.  Check with a holistic vet if you are having trouble with the status 
quo.  Basically, ask yourself what you have to gain and what you have to lose.
  It is an awful situation.  Been there.  Done that.  With various critters and 
various physical problems.  I would never give up the total pleasure of their 
company and the wisdom of their teachings........in spite of the frustration 
and pain and all the other emotions..........each friend taught me and gave me 
so much.  Here is where I get too emotional.  

  On Feb 23, 2008, at 8:25 AM, Lynne wrote:

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