Oh, forgot to mention one other thing -- he also had a lesion on his tongue. No idea what that was about. Vet did not hazard a guess. But that made it even more painful when he tried to eat before. This poor cat was not cut out for street life.
--- On Tue, 5/26/09, Susan Hoffman <susan_hoff...@yahoo.com> wrote: > From: Susan Hoffman <susan_hoff...@yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Qs re CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs money to get > to sanctuary > To: email@example.com > Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 2:00 PM > > Fundable takes a 10% cut for using their service, so that's > why the ultimate goal is $550. > > The reason they want to do a blood panel is because the cat > is at least middle-aged, if not elderly; he is > emaciated; and has been eating like crazy. All things > together really call for a baseline senior blood > panel. Could be kidney or blood sugar problems. > Or it could just be a case of a severerly debilitated cat > making up for lost time now that his mouth doesn't hurt and > there's plenty of food. But he is an old geezer and > should have a senior blood panel to see where things are at > this point. > > I think Boscoe may have a couple of very good years ahead > of him, despite the FeLV. He is a tough old guy to > have survived life on the streets with an infected mouth, > broken rib, matted and dirty. And now that he's gotten > the mouth taken care of, he's been eating 4 cans of food a > day. He's getting so strong, it's like trying to shove > a rhino back in its cage when he tries to get out. I > think he has some very good quality of life ahead of him, > > And how could I not help him. A cat shows up at your > door in that condition, you do what you can. > > --- On Tue, 5/26/09, Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> > wrote: > > > From: Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Qs re CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior > boy needs money to get to sanctuary > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 1:39 PM > > Curious...why do they want to do a > > blood panel? > > Also, why does the fundraising page list the goal at > $550? > > I rescued a guy a number of years ago who was four > paw > > declawed, elderly and his mouth was a mess. Someone > had shut > > him in the wall of a building and a worker heard his > cries > > and let him out. He, too, tested positive for FeLV. He > lived > > several more years in a sanctuary with friends of > mine. > > Boscoe sounds a lot like him..... > > Thanks for helping him. > > Laurie > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] > > On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman > > Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 12:11 PM > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: [Felvtalk] CA/Urgent: FeLV+ senior boy needs > money > > to get to sanctuary > > > > > > Permission to cross-post granted. Cross-posting > > encouraged. I have just a few days to raise the > money > > for Boscoe. > > > > Boscoe's fundraising page is set up at > > http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2009-05-26.2918289545 > > > > Boscoe’s a really hard luck boy. He used to be > > someone’s pet but somehow wound up trying to survive > on > > the streets. He showed up at my house wearing a tight > dirty > > flea collar, emaciated and filthy. We took him in, put > him > > in a quarantine cage till we could get him to a vet. > > > > Boscoe had his vet appointment May 17th and the poor > old > > boy had a lot going on: > > > > 1. His mouth was a mass of bad teeth and infection. > How he > > managed to eat enough to survive is anyone’s guess. > Also, > > he has a condition called ankylosis – the teeth fuse > to > > the bone of the jaw. This made dental work more > difficult > > but they did a really good job with the boy. > > > > 2. He was filthy. He could not groom himself with his > > diseased mouth and when he tried he just got foul > smelling > > spit all over himself. And he had burrs and debris > stuck in > > what should have been a longhaired gray and white > coat. His > > tail was like one solid dreadlock. So Boscoe was > shaved from > > neck to tail. BIG improvement. > > > > 3. He was neutered, got his FVRCP and rabies > vaccines, > > nails trimmed, ears cleaned. > > > > 4. And Boscoe tested FeLV+ > > > > The FeLV+ part really sucked. It meant I could not > offer > > Boscoe lifetime sanctuary. We have 9 cats of our own, > > including two who are FIV+, senior and special needs > > fosters, as well as a steady stream of more readily > > adoptable foster cats. So Boscoe is stuck in a cage at > my > > house. There’s just no alternative. > > > > But Boscoe has gotten very very lucky. He has been > accepted > > into a small home-based sanctuary – a home with a > family > > where they take only FeLV+ cats. He can spend what > time he > > has left in this world napping on a bed in a sunbeam, > having > > his long coat brushed daily (once it grows back), > never > > missing a meal. This is a HOME for this boy! > > > > The family that runs this sanctuary quite reasonably > > requests a donation when they accept a new cat. In > > Boscoe’s case, because of his age (estimated between > 6 and > > 8 years though a vet tech swears he is 14 because of > his > > nails), the requested donation is $500. They want to > get > > Boscoe a senior blood panel immediately and that > isn’t > > cheap. The donation is reasonable and the opportunity > for > > Boscoe to have a wonderful life in a family > environment is > > just so amazing. I have to raise the money to get him > > there. > > > > I can’t afford $500 out of my own pocket. I can kick > in > > something. But I really need help with this. Please, > please, > > please help me get the money that Boscoe needs to go > to this > > sanctuary. 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