have they checked her for an esophageal stricture?  SAME THING happened to 
Momma Kat and they had did the following treatment:
"BES is best treated with mechanical dilation using a balloon catheter under 
endoscopic guidance"
She has this done three times before it finally "tooK".  When she eats, does 
she hold her head to the side and chew like something is stuck in her mouth or 


From: czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:54:23 +0000
CC: landis.mcen...@yahoo.com; daben...@mninter.net; kjen...@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: request for counsel on BreAnne

please review lower string.
BreAnne had been eating a breakfast and supper of Fancy Feast Beef pretty much 
exclusively since the May email below  She had gained weight - -was still 
hiding out but present in her life.  For the last several weeks she has been 
laying exclusively on her side and meowing when I would pick her up to move her 
 - - chest contact.  approximately 8.16 seemed like had something 
intermittently caught in her throat.  took her to local vet on 8.20 since more 
highly trusted 30 miles and 60 miles away vets were not available.  he gave us 
_________ for hairball and albon.  Monday she started to vomit up food 
immediately after eating.  Since Monday she eats, she vomits, I feed, . . .  
She is increasingly  bringing up frothy phlegm.  she makes a sound in her mouth 
(epiglottis?).  I have been orally hydrating her. She definitely has an 
appetite.  know definitely not passing stool yesterday/doubtful urinated.  gave 
her food this morning, vomit, more food (pate), vomit, nutri-cal, vomit, more 
nutrical, vomit, a couple table spoons of homemade chicken broth with vitamins, 
vomited up stringing clear phlegm.  vet only says feline leukemia.  Monday 
night after the feeding and vomiting episode she was back up on her chest and 
the noise in her throat had subsided. just as it did this morning. I told vet I 
wanted to try a different antibiotic before doing a film.  ampicillin and 
she does not seem to be suffering and is active with her tail up. 
we trust you more than any vet we have access to.
please.  comments.  your experiences?
yes, I am willing to let her go very soon. 
thank you.

> From: czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; landis.mcen...@yahoo.com
> Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 20:42:06 +0000
> Subject: [Felvtalk] FW: request for counsel on BreAnne
> took BreAnne to vet yesterday. chem screen all within normal limits. on CBC: 
> lymphocytes were high. vet said she definitely has leukemia. WBC were 
> 13.2;HCT was 32%; HgB of 9.9; RBC's 6.5 - - all within normal range. 
> platelets are low; neutrophils are low, and Ly (what is that) are high. he 
> said her hydration was good. amoxicillin for 10 days and hope she pulls out 
> of it. he said she had a lot of poop inside. sent me home with an enema. his 
> diagnosis was alopecia and lymphadenopathy - - in her neck and behind her 
> knees. and I know often the growths cannot be felt.
> you encouraged me to hang with her. continuing the supplements. 
> she seems like a lost little soul; eats a few bites and then leaves or 
> doesn't eat at all. will eat in privacy but very, very particular. took the 
> other cats to the country and have taken her out there a couple days. she ran 
> up a tree Friday morning.
> please hang with us. counsel?
> > Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 01:45:54 -0500
> > From: dlg...@windstream.net
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] request for counsel on BreAnne
> > CC: czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com
> > 
> > Has your vet done a complete blood panel on her? You might be able to find 
> > a clue to her problem. Also complete urine test would help. These will help 
> > identify a problem. Since cats are so good at hiding illness, we sometimes 
> > need to go to extemes. It costs, but may be less in the long runsince you 
> > find out fast what is wrong and needs to be done. 
> > As to food, I have found that Gerber's baby food (check first to be sure 
> > there is on onion or garlic in it) is easier to feed and my girls have 
> > responded to that. Also, add hot water to canned food. My girls and boy 
> > seem to prefer the liquid to eating the meat. At least they get some 
> > nutrition. Also, has your vet said anything about doing sub q fluids? I had 
> > to do that with Lil Bit after I first got her. Se was stressed out, had a 
> > ragged coat, no luster and had lost weight. After a little over 1 - 1/2 
> > weeks, she responded and has been fine since. Giving her fluids wasn't very 
> > hard. The vet gave me a bag of fluids and needles and told me how to do it. 
> > The heardest part was sticking her with the needle but I remimded myself I 
> > was doing it for her benefit. 
> > If she is stressed out, maybe keep her seperate from the others for a while 
> > and give her lots of extra attention and loving to reassure her that she is 
> > loved. Then reintroduce her to the others and see how it goes then. These 
> > ae all tihngs I have done with my pride. Good luck! 
> > ---- czadna sacarawicz <czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com> wrote: 
> > > 
> > > 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
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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