ah, i'm sorry to hear about hobbs: i think your question is impossible for
any of us to answer because we can't know if he's crashing because of FeLV
complications, or something else--only the vet can answer that one....

probably by the time you read this, they'll be home, but a question i've
learned to ask my vets is this one: what would you do if he/she were YOUR
cat? you often get very different answers when you phrase things that way.

also, depending on exactly what is going on, sometimes when there is nothing
more to do--and if there's a way to figure out what is causing him to cry,
and if there's anything that can be done to alleviate that, there are
alternatives to leaving them at the vet's office when it's clear that their
journey here is almost done.

but again, we can't know what's in hobbs' best interest, which is of course
what loving him is all about.

GLOW for things to happen in as peaceful and gentle a manner as they are
meant to.


On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Heather Wienker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

> Hello,
> I first joined this group a year ago in regards to a double-positive Mom
> and her kittens.
> All kittens cleared FIV, remained + for Leuk.  Only the two who stayed
> together remain, and one has crashed hard.
> I am not his caretaker but what I know is, he had a dental a little over a
> month ago due to stomatitis (lots of drooling & mouth pain).   That went
> well, then a few days ago he crashed very hard, not eating, not drinking,
> crying in pain...losing weight rapidly.
> He is to go to the vet today, but has anyone pulled a Leukemia+ kitty
> through a serious crash?   We are looking into Imulan but right now the
> caregiver fears he is suffering and can't wait for treatment.   We don't
> want him to die on IV's in a hospital.   His little Sister is very close to
> him, we always thought she'd go first as she's so much more fragile, we are
> so scared of not just losing this precious kitty, but also how it will
> affect his Sister.  Hobbs' caretaker loves him very, very much and the
> prospect of losing him is very painful for her.
> Any suggestions are appreciated, thank you for listening-
> Heather


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