Karen I am trying to call you.  I saw in a post the best time to call you was 
after 9:00.  I will.  I just tried again but no answer.  I'm never home during 
the day.  Gotta go to that job of mine.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Karen Griffith 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 9:28 AM
  Subject: Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli


  Don't be so 'down'.  I've seen cases like yours have a very happy ending and 
a very long life for your baby.  Give me a call...

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lynne 
    To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
    Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 10:14 PM
    Subject: Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

    Thanl you Marylyn.  I sometimes feel I am being a big whiner here.  So many 
of you have dealt with far worse issues than I have and I do need to give my 
self a reality check and just get on with the living part.  At this very point 
in time I simply cannot envision not having him around.  I know this will not 
have a happy ending but I will do everything I can to make his life peaceful 
and enjoyable.  We both just love him to pieces.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Marylyn 
      To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
      Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 10:05 PM
      Subject: Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

      It is so hard.  I hope you have the luck I have had with Dixie.  If you 
need to just vent and can figure out how to email me directly, please feel 
free.  Again, don't let your frustration, anger, grief and all those other very 
understandable emotions, emotions we have all felt, cheat you of all the 
wonderful time you have with him.  The time may be long or short but it is a 
very special time for you all. 

      On Feb 24, 2008, at 8:53 PM, Lynne wrote:

        The new one today said we'd talk about it again after we got his 
cytology report back Marylyn.  His primary care giver was the one who told my 
husband it would do him no good now.  We aren't giving up on anything where 
this boy is concerned.  This has just been a bad day for me.  They took fluid 
from both sides of his chest today and he's lost a pound in less than a week.  
That may have been the fluid.  He looks kind of pitiful  with big chunks of his 
hair shaved away on both sides.  I'm very upbeat when I go upstairs to see him 
but I'm near tears the rest of the time.  I still don't think I have accepted 
this.  Tomorrow will be another day, however.  We did raise his dish today, 
actually just put it on a book and it just seems more comfortable for him to 
eat that way.  Bob and I do manage to get a laugh every now and then with some 
of the ridiculous things we come up with to make him comfortable.  The cat must 
think we're nuts.

          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Marylyn
          To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
          Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:45 PM
          Subject: Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli


          Please check with another vet re the interferon.  Vets have very 
different ideas on how and when to use it.  Second opinions don't hurt 

          On Feb 24, 2008, at 8:34 PM, Lynne wrote:

            El, I am too new to this to give advice  but I am sure you will be 
receiving many replies shortly by many knowledgeable people on this group.  It 
sounds to me that you are doing every thing possible for these animals that can 
benefit them.  The fact that your girl is around 8 years old may be an 
encouraging sign.  Maybe the antibiotics are contributing to her diarrhea? and 
it is a temporary thing?  I can't imagine what more you can do for her.  She 
obviously seems happy which is a really important thing and of course it is 
necessary to keep yours isolated from the others.  You'll need to ask your vet 
about the interferon.  It could be useful.  Apparently it has shown some 
favorable results.  If I had that option now I would definitely try it but it's 
too late for my boy according to the vet.  Sorry I can't be of help, I so 
admire you for what you have done for these animals.  I'm sure others will come 
forward as soon as they see your email.

            Best of luck
              ----- Original Message -----
              From: whocares whocares
              To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
              Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:05 PM
              Subject: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

                    To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 

              This is my first post so please bear with me. I'm posting this 
through email. If there's a more efficient way please let me know. 2 weeks ago 
I took in 7 filthy, reeking, matted, very, very ill cats from a horrific 
shelter in the area. All were emaciated, dehydrated, infected eyes, URI's, ear 
mites/infections, severe diahrea, etc.. My vet didn't think they'd make it 
through the first night but here they are getting healthier by the day. Some 
still need injectable antibiotic combos daily but they are improving.
              One of these had severe gingivitis - very infected teeth that had 
to be dealt quickly. She survived the anaesthetic and had all except 4 teeth 
removed (her canines were sticking sideways out of her mouth they were so 
              She had a blood panel done and she tested positive for FeLV. Her 
other levels correlate with the positive diagnosis. She may be up to 8 yrs old? 
She has a severe URI which is improving. However, she has terrible diahrea. She 
is on a daily injectable antibiotic combo and also gets injectable B12 and 
injectable B complex. I have her on probiotics and Standard Process Whole Body 
Support. I have Collostrum. Do you recommend it and how much should I give her? 
She's tiny and fragile - 4 - 5 lbs now. Do you recommend Interferon? What else 
can I give her? She is isolated in a very large sunny warm bathroom and very 
happy and very active (even a bit hyper). She has gone from NASTY cat in the 
beginning to sweet cuddly lap cat now. Two of the others have been tested 
(awaiting results) and the other 4 will have blood panels this week. Some of 
these new cats are isolated together and some are isolated alone. My own cats 
and other permanent fosters I have are fragile and don't get vaxed - can't due 
to auto immune diseases, severe HCM, vaccinosis, etc. so the new ones have no 
contact with mine.
              Any and all suggestions, advice would be gratefully accepted.


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