Giselle, you have received some good advise.  Pixie is probably dehydrated 
which could also make her weak.  Sub Q fluids could help.  Also sounds like she 
is anemic.  Your vet can give her a B12 shot which might help.  You can add 
some Super B Complex, B12 and folic acid to the food slurry you are syringe 
feeding her.  Please continue to syringe feed her until you get a dx from the 

Some vets just don't even try to help a positive kitty.  
Hugs to Pixie

--- On Wed, 5/13/09, G D <> wrote:

> From: G D <>
> Subject: [Felvtalk] Pixie didn't eat during the five days I was away
> To:
> Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 5:02 PM
> Hi everyone,
> Pixie is my best buddy and constant companion as I work
> from home. She's a 4-year old female FeLV+. Last Thursday I
> went away for 5 days, leaving her home alone with a neighbor
> coming over for at least an hour each day to keep her
> company, feed wet food, brush, clean litterbox, etc. I
> returned from my trip yesterday and immediately knew
> something was wrong -- Pixie didn't come greet me and her
> dry food and water bowls were almost totally full (how I
> left them before leaving on Thursday).
> The neighbor said Pixie didn't eat her wet food either. She
> is now much skinnier around the midsection/haunches and
> clearly weak. Straight away I syringe-fed her a wet food
> & water slurry before rushing over to the vet where the
> vet on duty found Pixie had lost over 1 lb (since she was
> last weighed in 2007) and said her gums and eyes looked
> pale. The vet suggested Pixie might have nonregenerative
> anemia linked to bone marrow failure. 
> She had some blood drawn, got weighed and had temperature
> taken but that's it. I'm waiting to hear the blood work
> results tomorrow. Vet didn't even recommend how to deal with
> the weight loss and probable dehydration. Didn't suggest
> x-rays either. This woman basically shrugged when I asked
> about courses of treatment (like, why bother?) for a FeLV
> cat who might have anemia. 
> Bottom line: I'm terrified about Pixie and don't know what
> to do to help her recover. She's my second cat ever, and
> first cat I've been primary caregiver to. I feel guilty
> about going away at all last week, but she had been OK on
> previous occasions when I travelled. I've been
> syringe-feeding her slurries every 2 hours all day but she
> doesn't seem to be regaining strength and she's breathing
> faster than normal and I catch her staring blankly.
> Any advice from you guys is much appreciated. 
> Thanks,
> Giselle
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