I'll look into the Feliway and the rescue remedy.  We managed to get several 
catnip sprigs from outside and BooBoo went nuts over it.  We had him out in the 
patio for fresh air and he didn't want to come in.  I couldn't handle the cold 
any longer.  He and Lennie sat only a foot or so from each other enjoying their 
nip and Boo who is a sucky cat held his ground and when I put Len on my lap he 
just stared and stared at him.  Then he did his rip away at the bottom stair 
and is upstairs eating again.  He loves life I think and has no intention of 
leaving.  I gave him his last dose of Lasix today by putting it in a piece of 
salmon.  Since he was so hungry he didn't notice it.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Marylyn 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:35 PM
  Subject: Re: coughing

  Cat Nap not catnip...it is a combination of essential oils that are 
appropriate for cats.........so many are dangerous to them.  I got mine from 
http://www.horizonvetserv.com/ because I know the vet and her training.  Rescue 
Remedy is available most places.  However, an angel apparently sat on your 
shoulder and mentioned the catnip........try it and see how he likes it.  I 
keep 3 pas (goat feeder rubber pans) with various grasses and catnip for Dixie. 
 They are big enough for her to roll around it and enjoy herself.  I can't say 
they look great.....then I can't say I care.  

  There are others on the site who are familiar with Dr. Maiers and/or Dr. 
Boswell if you can't find a holistic vet.

  I had a cat with cancer who was impossible to pill.  It was heartbreaking.  
Your little buddy just needs for you to calm down and help him calm down.  How 
would you like someone 100 times bigger than you picking you up, forcing open 
your mouth and forcing something down your throat?  Especially if that person 
was giving off all the vibes of panic?  

  You might try Feliway spray on yourself and his room too.  It is very 
calming.  It helped The Royal Princess Kitty Katt accept me.  

  Don't give it up.  Enjoy the time you have.  It doesn't matter how long or 
how short.    
  On Feb 23, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Lynne wrote:

    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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