Alice, I understand that some of the recent posts could be construed as negative in tone for treating our FeLV+ babies. We each have our own approach and resources for dealing with the various stages of FeLV. I have limited financial resources.
I do the best I can for my positives with OTC supplements. Others have the resources for some of the newer 'aids'. I read with interest the results they report hoping one day to have the funds to try them on my kitties. I consider FeLV to be a chronic condition and treat it as such just as I do with my CRF, CHF and HCM kitties. I started the year with 8 positives and now have 3 all just over 2 yrs old. Not a good yr but the 5 I lost were loved, cared for and lived a good life. I did syringe feed the sick ones and provided sub q fluids in addition to meds/supplements. We each do what we can. Don't let a few posts about not trying to help the sick ones lead you to believe that no one is trying or should be trying. Each post is just that persons opinion or personal experience. JMHO Sharyl --- On Fri, 10/2/09, Alice Flowers <aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net> wrote: > From: Alice Flowers <aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Just wondering-Isn't the purpose of this site for > progressive treatment? > To: email@example.com > Date: Friday, October 2, 2009, 5:14 PM > I was directed to this site because > of the "Mission Statement" being one of progressive > treatments. I don't understand the negativity towards people > who opt to treat their cats with newer treatments. If you > don't want to treat, that's fine-it's just really mean to > knock the people who are treating and have hope still. I did > just lose 4 kitty brothers in the past 6 months-I only > tried to transfuse one...forgive me for wanting him to live. > The last one (at just a year old) did not get that, but he > screamed out while he panic-ed and couldn't breathe due to > all the fluid in his chest-forgive us for having him > euthanized to spare him a few hours of agony. The fluid came > bubbling out his nostrils after his last breath. We probably > should have gone to the movies until he passed. Why are you > on a site constantly harping at and about people who are > trying the products that are listed on this site as showing > promise.....I don't get it at all-I know you care > about your pets, why can't you allow us to care for ours? > What I do know is my 2 remaining cats have so much energy > now-they beg to play with the laser pointer, Rosie brings > her favorite mousie for us to throw so she can play > fetch-are they suffering?? Quite the opposite, these 2 are > having fun finally! I haven't had a cat in over 12-15 years, > then rescued these 6 kittens last year-I didn't have a > clue-never even knew anyone with FeLV cats. Please forgive > me for wanting to learn and try and treat the disease. I did > not expect this site to have all the nasty "cattiness" > (ha-ha) of some of the other sites when I read the website's > opening page-have you read it? Here is a portion of it cut > and pasted from the site: > > Our mission in presenting the information on these web > pages is intended to help those whose feline babies are not > responding to traditional veterinary methods of treating > feline leukemia. People should be forewarned that many vets > are skeptical and will resist using these newer treatments. > We urge folks that encounter such opposition to seek out > another vet that is willing to administer these medications > as recommended below. In July of 1997, the Central States > Veterinary Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri held > discussions on these newer methods and were optimistic about > their use in treating FeLV+ cats. For more details on the > protocols for these drugs, please review the book, The 5 > minute Veterinary Consultant: Canine and Feline by Tilley > and Smith 1997. > Although we are not veterinarians, much of the information > available here was written by veterinarians. Our sole > purpose in presenting these pages is to educate people on > newer, more effective treatments for feline leukemia. Ours > is a not-for-profit endeavor, even though we may mention > companies by name that sell some of these products. > Veterinarians and researchers are encouraged to send > comments and contributions for this site to me: James G. > Wilson > > NOTICE: All materials at this website (including HTML > pages, text pages, and images) are the property of the owner > of this website. This includes external links to some > Geocities sites, Fortunecity sites, and Prohosting sites. > Under no circumstances are these pages to be copied, > altered, or otherwise misrepresented. All other external > links (including image links) are the property of those > website owners. > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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