Once again, I am so glad I have my vet.  He tells me the different courses of 
treatment and then it is up to me to choose.  Plus, he really cares about his 
patients.
---- Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com> wrote: 
> 
> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 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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