BreAnne, I am sorry, this time must be hard on you. My only advice is that only you can know when she is ready to go. The signs you have listed, to me sound like she is getting close but you know her now and how she was. If she does not seem to be suffering you can give her time and see if she pulls out of this again. She could very well be grieving, it is so hard to know. I wish it were as easy as asking them, but it isn't. Go with your heart, you will make the right decision.
Tanya --- On Mon, 4/25/11, czadna sacarawicz <czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com> wrote: > From: czadna sacarawicz <czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com> > Subject: [Felvtalk] request for counsel on BreAnne > To: "feline leukemia list" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Monday, April 25, 2011, 5:35 PM > > BreAnne is just short of 2 yoa; spayed. She was the > playmate of ToriRose who succumbed to Fe leukemia > 2.2010. BreAnne tested + at that time. Isaac > left 2.2011. I gathered everyone else up and moved > them into my apartment from the country when Isaac > left. BreAnne was/is an assertive female. Isaac > used to terrorize Scrumptious in a major way. BreAnne > and Scrumptious show little mercy for each other. > There are now 6 cats. > > Cats are shedding. BreAnne's tail and rear legs look > as if she has a bad case of the fleas. When I flea > comb her she continues to lose a lot of fur. there are > no fleas. there is now no luster in her fur. > Bowel movements look okay. > > this past Saturday I continued the follow-up ELISA > testing. The 2 originally negative cats are still > negative and I vaccinated them. I asked the vet to > look at BreAnne. He commented on her ratty, looking > dry coat, said she had a temperature (but that it may have > been due to the long ride up). I have no explanation > about why I didn't ask how high or about starting her on an > antibiotic. We started everyone on Petzlife oral gel > (thank you Natalie) a couple weeks ago. He > said her mouth looked good. BreAnne has been losing > weight, not eating well. I follow her around with the > food and draw her attention to it. She won't eat > anything containing the usual supplements we use. I have > been hydrating some orally and giving some NutriCal. > She has been hanging out under the bathroom sink cabinet in > the darkness. > > Easter Sunday I was able to be home all day and let > Scrumptious out (since she is negative). > > I guess writing this is about getting ready maybe to let > her go. The cat she is today in no way resembles her > picture of 16 months ago. Stress for her? Her Grieving > the loss of Isaac? She was really, really thin about 9 > months ago but came back from it naturally. > > will leave it there. > > any comments will be appreciated > > czadna > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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