bird droppings could cause that?  that scares me as i feed the wild birds on my 
deck and that is where my babies love to lie in the sun and snooze.  may have 
to change where i feed the birds and clean deck up with Clorox.  dorlis
---- Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> wrote: 
> Yes. They told me that moisture or oxygen will deplete dry food of those
> vitamins. Another person took their cat in when I took Coco (we went over to
> Ames teaching school). Her cat could not walk at all and did not survive.
> It's a rare condition and can also be caused by toxins or the disease passed
> via bird droppings (I forget the name right now...toxoplasmosis, maybe).
> Anyway, it was frightening and I am so grateful to have my kitty. They had
> to take biopsies of her muscles and send them to Texas to be analyzed.
> Laurie
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Rosenfeldt, Diane
> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 2:49 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hello- new to the list
> 
> Wow, Laurie, I had never heard of that.... So I'm guessing that dry food
> should be kept, say, in its bag with the top rolled so there's no extra
> air?  Wacky!
> 
> Diane R. 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Laurieskatz
> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 2:38 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hello- new to the list
> 
> Coco lost weight, couldn't jump up, her tongue would come out of her
> mouth
> and her legs weren't working right. Not FeLV+but she was diagnosed with
> myonecrosis. A change in food (from dry to canned) reversed her issues.
> The
> vets tested for all the usual causes and she was negative so they
> assumed
> nutritional. I would dump all the dry (Wellness) into a tupperware
> container. Vets said that exposed the food to too much air which
> depleted
> the food of vitamin D and Selenium and caused muscle death. For what
> it's
> worth....
> Laurie
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amy Ackerman
> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 2:17 PM
> To: Felv talk
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Hello- new to the list
> 
> 
> I appreciate everyones concern & thoughts.  Looking back at what I've
> written so far, I can see that I haven't been very clear about what
> was/is
> going on with Grrr.  I've been a little emotional these last few days!
> I
> took him in monday morning because he had been having a very difficult
> time
> doing normal cat stuff- jumping, running, etc- saturday night & sunday,
> and
> it was getting progressively worse as hours passed.  I had consulted
> with my
> vet on Sunday about possibly taking him to emergency, but because he was
> not
> displaying any very dramatic symptoms of stroke, seizure, obvious
> distress
> or pain, we decided to save him the trip and bring him in first thing
> Monday
> morning.  He had been losing weight, and it seemed likely that his
> weakness
> was a symptom of whatever was causing the weight loss- hence the blood
> tests
> that led to the leukemia diagnosis.  The vet believes it likely that the
> weakness & instability are a result of a spinal tumor caused by
> lymphosarcoma, and I believe that yesterday's dramatic neurological
> symptoms
> were simply a progression from what had been going on all weekend,
> exacerbated by the stressful hospitalization & long car rides- he
> doesn't
> travel well either.  Grrr doesn't do anything easily except look
> handsome &
> growl.  The cortisol shot was administered as an effort at pain
> management,
> to see if it helped him get around easier.  Just got him home and he's
> looking OK- a bit better than yesterday, and he sure seems happy to be
> home.
> We have a very long term relationship with this doctor, and do trust
> him-
> obviously, mistakes can be made, but I am comfortable with the treatment
> Grrr has been given and the plans we have discussed for his future. I
> am, as
> has been suggested, throwing out the calender- my cat seems happy, if a
> bit
> awkward physically, and that makes me happy!  Amy
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