Marylyn, when we feed BooBoo it's necessary for at least one of us, more often 
both of us to sit on either side of him and disgusting as it sounds, push his 
food by finger into the centre.  With his little flat face it's hard for him to 
to eat anything that is spread out.  That's when he starts his snorting.  We 
watch that piece of food with the drug in it until we see him eat it and go on 
to the next piece.  I can't believe some of the stupid things we do for him.  I 
did taste the liquid Doxy that is supposed to be grilled chicken flavored.  It 
isn't bad but he hates it.  I'd rather do the pill.  I have never had a problem 
with our other cat.  He's always been a big boy so I would just sit him on my 
lap and do the job.  He doesn't fight like Boo does.  We're trying to keep his 
life as stress free as possible.  

Lynne
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Marylyn 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 5:09 PM
  Subject: Re: coughing


  Good job.  Kitty acted like she swallowed pills------I found them days and 
weeks after she left this world.  Cats are very sneaky.  I suspect that hiding 
the pill or coating it will make it better.  I've tasted various meds for mine 
what were supposed to be neutral.  They were awful.  Frankly, I can't remember 
wha Lasix tastes like.  It sounds like the cat nip worked and it may be your 
answer.  

  On Feb 23, 2008, at 3:41 PM, Lynne wrote:


    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. 
    Lynne
      ----- 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.

        Lynne
          ----- 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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