Alice, you are such a good mom.

"Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy
untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harass them, don't deprive them
of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride
yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your
greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces
of your foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of
us!"~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alice Flowers" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 10:05 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy-One week on the Lysine and much improved!! 
(after2 weeks of dripping and sneezing)

> It's been a rough two weeks with poor Murphy and his drippy and sneezy 
> nose. He
> got so lethargic and became congested in the nose that by mid-week he 
> wasn't
> eating much. I started him last Sunday on the Lysine. He will not eat 
> anything
> with Lysine added, nor will he go near those expensive Lysine treats that 
> I
> bought at the vet's office. I didn't try it in the water because I have 
> water
> all over the house 2-3 dishes for him and Rosie and also a 5 gallon water
> dispenser for the 3 Australian Shepherds that co-rule our home. The cats 
> drink
> out of it also. I put the powdered Lysine into the #3 gel caps that I get 
> from
> my vet. I think I went overboard the first day-gave him 2 in the AM and 1 
> in the
> PM-uhhhh oohhhh-he had the runs the next day-poor boy was dripping outta 
> both
> ends. Not a fun clean up when you have a fluffy cat!! I called the vet and

> they
> said I could try saline spray and/or a mild Afrin spray for his nose-steam

> (he
> already perches on the toilet seat every night while I shower, so I turned

> the
> fan off to keep the steam in the room). So then I disassembled all the gel
> caps-one had doxy and cypro and the other had the lasix and pred. I filled

> all
> the empty space in the caps with Lysine and reassembled them. So maybe he 
> was
> getting 3/4 to a whole caps worth of Lysine 2x a day. On Thursday I gave 
> him his
> LTCI and Procrit injections-he's once a week on each. He was still 
> sleeping alot
> Friday, but his nose was less drippy and he seemed brighter. Today he is
> following me all around the house and is more involved and talking again.
> Oh-another thing I tried, on Wednesday I diluted some Afrin nasal spray 
> with 2
> parts saline spray and gave him a few squirts into the snoot- He went into

> 4
> wheel drive trying to escape! He was not a happy kitty at all, so it may 
> have
> helped for a short while, I only did it once. Thank goodness he is such a
> forgiving soul. He is feeling much better today, hardly any sneezing and 
> barely
> any drips. He was jabbering away in the kitchen this morning, sitting on 
> his
> little throne (I have a little plastic step cuz I'm short. It's in the 
> corner of
> the kitchen and he claims it as his throne.) He wouldn't shut up until he 
> and
> Rosie got their 1cc of Interferon and he got his meds, 3 capsules. He sits

> and
> waits for them, then when that's done, he expects fresh wet food! 
> Anyway-that's
> our little update-I am a believer in the Lysine now, but it takes a little

> time
> to knock out the Herpes virus that we think flares up whenever his immune 
> system
> is low. Doe anyone know how long he can be on it?   Alice  (Rosie and 
> Murphy
> too!)
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