So what are you going to do with him Caroline???  Keep him??

That's such good news.  I think his adoptive parents just couldn't handle 
his activity.  I hate when people adopt and haven't given it any thought. 
My father did that with a beagle.  He was 85 when he adopted Toby. I told 
dad the dog would outlive him and I wouldn't be taking him.  As it was, mom 
got really ill he couldn't handle Toby, a person took him, got rid of him 
because he howelled and I have no idea where Toby ended up.  It makes me 
angry when I think of it.  No thought of the consequences whatsoever.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Caroline Kaufmann" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:16 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Seizures Update

> Here's an update on my adopted/returned foster cat with alleged seizures:
> By the time his appt rolled around yesterday with the vet of my choice,
>> I knew it was going to go well.  The more people I talked to about it, 
>> the
>> more people said there was something wrong with those people at that 
>> house
>> and having him out of there was the most important thing.  But he's just
>> gotten better and better.  I have no trouble medicating him at all.  Just
>> those first few times.  He's actually one of the easiest I've ever 
>> medicated
>> now!!!!!!  I haven't had a scratch or a bite yet and it goes super fast--
>> he's a good boy!  The odd aggressive behavior is lessened.  He totally
>> trusts me already and is a complete love-bug.  He is just a quirky, 
>> willful
>> little thing and that's just his personality-- he wants to run around and 
>> be
>> hyper and get into everything and so sometimes when I scoop him up, he 
>> does
>> that growling, but it's funny/harmless.  Most importantly, no seizures--  
>> no
>> signs of seizures.  I've had him since Thursday and you'd think he never
>> left me with the way he responds to me!
>> So the vet saw a totally healthy, friendly, bright, Curious George Cat
>> yesterday!  He just walks all over the exam room, jumps in the doctor's 
>> lap
>> and rolls around!, purrs, tries to get into everything!  It's great to
>> watch.  Dr. said we have a very healthy cat and he can't believe
>> those people said they were going to put him down!  He said this is not a
>> cat you even consider that with!  He agrees there was possible abuse. 
>> But
>> he also suggested that-- upon watching the cat's behavior in the exam 
>> room-
>> that he is a cat who wants to get into everything so he thinks it's very
>> possible the cat got into something- like a chemical- and the people- 
>> since
>> they are so weird- just didn't know and overreacted.  He said that's very
>> possible and with the way that cats metabolize things so slowly, it might
>> just take a while for him to work it out of his system and that could be 
>> why
>> he maybe had continuing seizures (if he even had them).  He said since
>> there's been so seizures and the cat is happy, he doesn't want to change
>> anything.  Stay on the same dose of phenobarb for 1 mth.  Then he wants 
>> to
>> see him again in a month and they will take blood and get a phenobarb 
>> level
>> at that time.  Then we will work on taking him off it slowly and 
>> monitoring
>> the level.  He said if we start taking him off and he has a seizure- then 
>> we
>> know he was having them, but at least we know that the phenobarb will
>> control it.  But Dr. said no signs of a neurological defect-- none at
>> all.  No need to even consider a catscan b/c there's just no signs--  
>> totally
>> alert and bright.  He said if it was FIP, there'd be other neurological
>> signs, like ataxia.  But also, I don't know if I told you that?- adoptive
>> parents vet called on sat- and everything negative- fip, toxo, felv, fiv-
>> neg. Dr. confirmed too that blood work "looks great."  Good news all
>> around!  He's a happy, healthy, bouncing boy and I'm glad to have him 
>> back
>> in my care!
> Thanks for everyone's input, care and concern!
>> Caroline
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