Wow! I'm so very sorry the vet treated you and your kitty that way. I totally 
agree with your statement. He should have let you decide if you wanted to spend 
the money!! 

Are you thinking about taking her somewhere else next time she needs fluids, 
etc? I hope her fever does not return so she can feel well enough to enjoy 

Thank goodness she has you to take care of her and to feel your love.

Bless your heart, Maureen!!

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Maureen Olvey 
  Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:36 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

  He's not even a shelter vet. He doesn't volunteer with us. He just was trying 
to tell us how to spend our money. I know he's just being logical about 
spending a lot of our money on a dying cat, but at the same time I couldn't 
believe he didn't even care about her fever. But without anything but a quick 
physical exam he wasn't sure it was FeLV related he just assumed it was. He 
just basically said its a FeLV kitten and she's going to die anyway so don't 
waste money on her.

  I'm still pissed. Yes I know FeLV kills a majority of kittens that have it 
but it doesn't mean you don't at least try to help them. He should have at 
least wanted to see if what was wrong with her had anything that could be 
treated and then let us know the cost and let us decide whether we wanted to 
spend money on her.


  “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain

  Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 21:42:06 -0500
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

  Darn those shelter vets! It sure is hard to find a good one these days!! I'm 
so sorry that you are dealing with all of this and that the poor kitty can't 
get a vet that cares. Bless your heart for paying for tests out of your pocket. 
I do hope that she makes it and is not suffering.

  Glad to hear though that she is eating treats and getting your love. I know 
you are doing everything possible and I bet somehow, she knows that :)

  I hope she gets better, I really do.

  Thanks for the update!
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    To: ; 
    Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 8:20 PM
    Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

    finally I have a quick minute to give you guys an update.

    Yesterday I took the kitten to one of "those" vets.  The kind  that looks 
at her symptoms and says it all  FeLV related without doing any test. He said 
she's not going to live long and didn't want to waste the humane society's 
money by doing any tests.  I told him not to worry about it because I was 
paying for the test and I wanted him to do blood work .  So he did and she 
doesn't have anemia but her protein levels are elevated which suggests FIP, as 
I suspected .  She had a fever so I ask him to give her sub q fluids .  I have 
no idea why I had to ask for fluids and he didn't suggest it.  I guess because 
he just wanted me to let her die.  Another vet on my blacklist.   I guess it's 
just another cat to him.  Won't be seeing that SOB again.

    It was important for me to get a diagnosis of FIP because I've been in 
contact with a vet at the university of  TN that is going to let me try a new 
drug for the dry form  of FIP.  It's not on the market yet but the clinical 
trials look good.  I don't know if I will get the drug in time to make a 
difference for my kitten but it's worth a try.  The drug is actually an immune 
stimulant called polyprenyl immunostimulant.  Since my kitten has FeLV in 
addition to FIP it may not help.  But she's going to die anyway so why not try 

    She's feeling better now that her fever is gone but she's still wobbly on 
her hind legs and now the other eye has uveitis.   I don't know how much longer 
she has.  I'm so depressed about it, but I'm giving her lots of attention and 

    Sent from my HTC Inspire™ 4G on AT&T

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    From: "Lynda Wilson" <>
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    Subject: [Felvtalk] What could it be?
    Date: Tue, May 1, 2012 9:44 pm


    How is she today? Any updates?

    Best wishes!

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