Fingers crossed for a good outcome for you and Tweezer!  Hang in there!
~Bonnie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Frank & Sue Koren" <fs...@roadrunner.com>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick


I have an appointment with my favorite vet tomorrow to see what can be done
for Tweezer. If he can still be made comfortable by anything I can do, then
I will do everything I can for him.  If there is nothing that can be done
then it will be time to let him go with dignity.  I can trust Dr. Tom to
advise me correctly. Meanwhile I am a basket case. If Tweezer must crosst
the bridge then a bright ray of sunshine will be leaving this world.

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:50 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

I was giving her sub-q fluids for a while, which I assume helped her because she never had any seizures again. FIV is so much more manageable than FeLV!
BTW - I sent the info to the dumb vet at the clinic so she would know for
the next time someone brings in a cat that was FIV+, not to immediately make
the diagnosis of the cat having grand mal seizures, DUH!

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Koren
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:34 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

I think emergency clinics have more then their share of idiots....
Maybe assist feeding would work for him. I will have to get a syringe. Did
you do anything else besides feeding her to help her get rid of toxins?

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 3, 2011, at 3:18 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

Years ago, one of my FIV cats had seizures; we rushed her to an emergency
clinic, and they told me "you have a very sick kitty here", which made me
livid, as if I were a total ignoramus.....I later did some research and
found out that cats with FeLV and FIV can build up toxins which can cause
seizures.
Maybe it would be a good idea to feed the cat with a syringe....should be
no
problem!  Wrap in a towel, hold the head from underneath  the jaw, and
gently insert the syringe on the side of the mouth, slowly releasing the
food (small amounts, allowing the cat to swallow). Would it help if you
placed food in front, and then helped steady the cat's head?

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Koren
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:41 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

The problem is more with the spasms he is having then not eating.  He is
interested in food but is having a hard time eating it because of the
shaking and jerking. They don't know what is causing it. They were
thinking
maybe value would help but are afraid it might not be good because of his
being weak and immune compromised.

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 3, 2011, at 2:07 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

Try ANYTHING - it's better than nothing.  Sometimes, when they have an
infection, they can't smell the food (and that's very important to cats),
try taking some of the food, maybe diluted, and use a syringe or an
eyedropper to put some of it into their mouth on the side, just to get
the
taste, they usually start eating!

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:51 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

I'm so sorry that Tweezer isn't doing well. I don't really know what to
do
to encourage him to eat - maybe try his favorite food, I sometimes use
tuna or mackerel (supplemented with Nutri-Cal so the cat gets all their
viatamins). For cats, the smellier the food, the better.

I hope that helps!
---Katy

On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Frank & Sue Koren
<fs...@roadrunner.com>wrote:

Tweezer was to the vet yesterday.  His RBC is 17 and he has a secondary
infection.  He is also having spasms which is the worst because he is
frightened and it makes it harder for him to eat and drink.  He is on
Prednesolone and Clavamox for now.  What can I do to help him?

I hope this message gets through to the list because my last one didn't.

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