great!  I look forward to hearing about a visit with a compassionate 
open-minded 
vet:)
 Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito


"My cat the clown:  paying no mind to whom he should impress.  Merely living 
his 
life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile." 

- Anonymous




________________________________
From: "ckess...@cox.net" <ckess...@cox.net>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, June 22, 2011 11:47:25 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cali Kitten - Going to see Dr. Wright in Dallas at 2:00 
today

Ben,

I am going to see Dr. Wright at 2:00 today.  Cali ate really good last night 
and 
actually played a little, but today her fever is back up and she doesn't want 
to 
eat.  Thank you for your suggestion of Dr. Wright.  I will see what Dr. Wright 
has to say and let everyone know.

Cathy

---- Ben Williams <drsiebl...@gmail.com> wrote: 

=============
I have to agree - we give all of our kitties a supplement called "kittievite" - 
it's a malt paste with a good daily multivitamin included... They never want to 
just eat the stuff, so we smear a little on their haunches, and they go about 
cleaning themselves and getting their vitamins.  Works like a charm and the 
effects are almost immediately noticeable in their luxuriously shiny coats!  


On the subject of vets in the Dallas area, we see Dr. Benjamin Wright at 
Lakewood Vet Clinic - he's great with felv cats and is always open to trying 
new 
things. He saved our Dexter last year, so I have nothing but awesome things to 
say about him.  His office can  be reached at 214.826.4800.  Dr wright is 
ordering the T-cell treatment for Dexter - hoping to have it thursday.

Ben

On Jun 21, 2011, at 4:37 PM, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:

> Cathy - I forgot to mention that good veterinarians also believe in vitamin 
>supplements.  Our vet always gives any of our sick cats injectable vitamin 
>supplements to help them get better, Vitamin B12, C etc. - ask your vet or 
>future vet - it helps a lot!
> Natalie
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
>[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ckess...@cox.net
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 5:14 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Cc: Kelley Saveika
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cali - 7 month old kitten
> 
> Thanks Kelley,
> 
> When we adopted Sasha, she had been tested and vaccinated when we adopted 
> her.  
>We had her tested again yesterday and she was still negative.  
>
> 
> I live in a two bedroom apartment, so it's really hard to keep them separated 
>unless we adopt out Sasha.  I don't really want to do that either.  I have 
>seen 
>a post for a vet in Dallas at Lakewood Veterinary Hospital that seems to work 
>with people with kittens who are FELV+.  I guess I will look into him.
> 
> Blood transfusions are so expensive though.  There is so much to do and it 
>seems like so little time.  I appreciate your words of encouragement.
> 
> Cathy
> 
> ---- Kelley Saveika <moonv...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> 
> =============
> Hi Cathy,
> 
> I feel your pain - when my Missy was diagnosed with severe congenital heart
> disease, I thought I would die.  But they all die of something,
> unfortunately, and I think the "special health" kitties are the most special
> in other ways.
> 
> We have a wonderful lady on this list who volunteers in an FELV sanctuary.
> Maybe she can give you some advice.
> 
> 
> I would definitely change vets - we adopted out a double pos (FIV+ and
> FELV+) to a lady in Waco about 2 years ago and she is going strong.  I would
> get a confirmatory IFA test.  I would get my other cat tested and
> vaccinated.   You may want to separate them.  Some do and some don't.
> 
> I would not put her to sleep because she may be carrying a virus that may
> make her sick someday.  Even the feral cat people are getting away from PTS
> based on the result of a test.
> 
> Love and light,
> 
> Kelley
> 
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM, <ckess...@cox.net> wrote:
> 
>> I am new the site and I am just crushed.  I have never had cats before and
>> I adopted a shelter kitten from Petco in Plano, Texas.  She had Ringworm to
>> start with and she was tiny, but she was playful and is as sweet as can be.
>> We live in Downtown Dallas so she sits in the window of our high-rise and
>> overlooks the skyline.  Last week, she became very lethargic and on Friday,
>> I became worried so I took her to the emergency room.  She's always been
>> little, but playful and happy until last week.
>> 
>> They did a Feline Leukemia test and it was positive.  The only thing I had
>> ever heard about Feline Leukemia before Friday night was that all cats who
>> get it - die.
>> 
>> Cali is only 7 months old and I can't stop crying.  I just moved to Dallas
>> last July.  I have always had Dachshunds but I didn't think that dogs should
>> be in apartments, so I got Cali.  Then I didn't want Cali to be by herself,
>> so I got another shelter kitty from the Petco in Bedford, (named Sasha) and
>> she is very healthy.
>> 
>> The emergency room vet and the Vet that I took Cali to have both told me
>> that I need to put Cali to sleep so that Sasha won't get sick and Cali won't
>> get better so she should be put down.  For all of you out there, please say
>> a prayer for me and Cali.  She is a Blue Cream Tabby, she weighs 5 pounds
>> and she has been a real fighter.  I don't know how I will find the strength
>> to put her to sleep.
>> 
>> She is so little.  I want her to get better.  I can't stop crying.
>> 
>> Cathy Kessel
>> (858) 361-8972
>> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
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> 
> 
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> can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they
> should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue."
> 
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