Thanks for letting us know. God speed little Maverick. May you find
butterflies who need chasing and a cloud for a nap.
Amy, thank-you for loving him and caring for him. 
At least he knew love and plentiful food and a roof over his head.
Laurie

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amy
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:09 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing


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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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
> > 
> > 
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