I am so sorry for your loss of Orlando. I do rescue work and I have several FelV cats, and one of my favorites is a long haired black male who tested positive several months ago. He is not just wasting away. He is not anemic, has no tumors, but is just getting thinner and thinner. Since he shows no symptoms there is nothing the vet can do to buy him a bit more time, and I know he won't be with me for long. He doesn't appear to be in any pain, he is just weak, thin and he no longer grooms himself, but he is still eating. I've lost many FelV cats, but most had either tumors or became anemic and crashed. Have any of you had FelV cats who just wasted away, and do you think I should just let him die at home where he feels comfortable and safe? I hate to have him euthanized at this point as it is so frightening for cats to go to the vet. I would appreciate your thoughts.
Lorrie On 05-21, Frank & Sue Koren wrote: > It has been one week since I took Orlando to the vets for the last > time. His tumor had gotten large enough to be causing him pain and he > had stopped eating. He was such a wonderful cat, my loving flame > point Siamese boy. The first time I met him in the rescues FeLV room > he reached up and gave me a hug. From then on he was my boy and I > can't believe he is gone and I will never see him again in this > world. He was about 10 when I adopted him and that was four years > ago. He would come up and bite me in the butt for attention when I > was working on the computer. If I got up at night to go to the > bathroom he would accompany me. Always. I guess that was how I knew > it was time. On the last night he didn't do that. He will be SO > missed. I hate hate hate this disease. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org