His name is Maverick. He woke up this morning with a yellow color and has let us know he's had enough. We just returned from the vet and he had a peaceful passing.
Amy --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> wrote: > From: Laurieskatz <lauriesk...@mchsi.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 9:45 AM > Poor guy. What is his name? > Please keep us posted. > Laurie > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] > On Behalf Of Amy > Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:22 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing > > > Yeah, the vet does know about it. He threw it up and > she said that means it > was recently ingested. She said we can look at his > belly today if we want > but she said she felt while we were there and his belly > felt fine. I read, > and so did she, that one of the main reasons cats eat > litter is because of > anemia and we already know that's going on. I've lost > the majority of my > leuk positives over the years the same way. Either > anemisa or tumors. We > do full blood workups every 6 months to try to keep an eye > on anemia but > I've never been able to bring one back yet once the > hematocrit starts > dropping quickly. I expected him to live longer > because I've lost most of > my guys with hematocrits between 7-13 and his is 23. > This guy is fading, > though, and I think he's probably had enough. I'm > just trying to decide if > I want to do bloodwork and radiographs or if I want to just > let him go > peacefully without disturbing him any further. I have > no doubt that the > leukemia has just taken it's toll on him :( > > He also has Bartonella and despite numerous treatments, has > not been able to > shake it. We couldn't figure it out because any other > cats I've treated > have responded quite well. This guy's numbers > actually got worse after > treatment so I'm thinking his body just doesn't have the > means to cope with > fighting it off. > > Amy > > > > I would be real concerned with > > clumping litter if he ate any, you know what it does > when it > > gets wet. Does the vet know about that? I have > > heard that cats shouldn't get tums, will see if I can > find > > the palce I read it. > > > > -- > > Belinda > > happiness is being owned by cats ... > > > > http://bemikitties.com > > > > http://BelindaSauro.com > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org