Oh no - I won't be going back to him. Too many other vets in the area. The humane society has several other vets that we use so I don't have to go back to him. He's not even the cheapest vet, although his clinic does give us a good discount. I've got some friends who are vet techs that can give her fluids if necessary. I'm going to be getting some of that new drug to treat FIP. Course I'm not 100% sure it's FIP because we only did one of several test. I guess there's other diseases that can mimic the dry form of FIP. I just feel sure it's FIP though. The newer drug is an immune stimulant so it's not going to hurt to try it anyway. I'm comtemplating taking her to another vet to rule out the diseases that mimic FIP. If I had a money tree in my back yard it would make the decision easy. Seems like I read that toxoplasmosis can mimic some of the symptoms of the dry form of FIP. I should call and check out the costs of whatever test they do to check for that. Course I know this new drug is not likely to help if it's FIP because she's got FeLV too. Both diseases combined make her chances of survival very slim. But I'll have the peace of mind knowing I tried. She's still eating although it's only a little at a time. I bought her some of that nutri-cal to give her extra calories. I can tell she feels better since the fever came down. I'm just spending as much time as I can with her and giving her lots of canned food and some chicken and other extra treats. If it's the end for her we'll just make sure she goes out with a bang. Thanks for your good wishes. Since my dog died in October I'm just not ready for another death. But I don't have a say in these matters. Kind of wish I had stayed with dogs. Fostering them would have been more work but cats get so many infectious diseases that you're constantly having your heart broken.
“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 From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 08:06:52 -0500 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be? 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 herself. Thank goodness she has you to take care of her and to feel your love. Bless your heart, Maureen!! Lynda ----- Original Message ----- From: Maureen Olvey To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Maureen “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 From: longhornf...@verizon.net To: email@example.com 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! Lynda
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