She does get nauseous a lot and we have her on some strong pain meds.  She is 
losing so much weight but I give her Fancy Feast and love on her.  Unlike dogs, 
cats are such picky eaters to begin with :(  I wish she would eat burgers and 
fries. The vet who diagnosed her has been our vet for a long time and I 
absolutely trust her.  I knew something was wrong with SuzieQ because she just 
wasn't acting like herself and she was a bit thinner and then Dr. M found a big 
mass in her abdomen, did surgery and took a biopsy, it came back cancer :( I 
try to give her lots of attention but unfortunately Frank goes out of town so 
much and I work full-time so when I get home I have to clean up and take care 
of everyone else and then I try to spend extra time alone with her :(
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:40:20 -0400
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again

Give SusieQ lots of pain meds and ice cream.  Oh wait, that's my prescription.


I guess all you can do is keep her happy and feeling good as long as possible.  
You just address each problem as it comes up.  Anything specific going on right 
now?  I know when the liver starts going it makes them nauseated.  There's some 
meds that can help with that if she's feeling good otherwise.  Do you really 
trust this vet?  You could always get a second opinion if there's any doubt in 
your mind that he might have misdiagnosed her.  Hard to tell you what to do 
without knowing if there is something specific bothering her right now.  Heard 
accupuncture helps with pain and different things but it depends on whether 
she's having pain right now.


If there really is nothing left to do just give her anything she wants even if 
you normally wouldn't give it to them.  When my dog had cancer we went to 
Burger King and Dairy Queen a lot.  I cooked anything I could think of that he 
might really like.  We had salmon fillets, talapia, etc.  Anything he wanted or 
anything I thought he might want he got.  But most especially I held him and 
loved on him.  Same with the cats.  They got lots of extra attention.



  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: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 13:52:10 -0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Asking for advice again

REALLY?  Y'all think so?  I don't think anyone is being mean and hateful, but 
then again, I tend to see the positive side of most things :)
Anywho, I'll ask again DOES anyone have any advice on things I can do to make 
SuzieQ more comfortable in her last days.  She is 2-3 years old, was diagnosed 
with a rapidly advancing cancer a couple of weeks ago, doctor said she was 
exposed to FeLuk as a kitten even though she was able to shed the virus but 
there is nothing we can do because the cancer has already compromised her 
liver, etc.  Anyone have any pearls of wisdom to share????????????

Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 13:46:04 -0500
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

I have to agree - this list used to be such a positive influence in my life - I 
joined years ago when I had a kitten test false pos - and I stayed because the 
people were so wonderful.  It has gone way, way downhill.  

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Elizabeth Malone <> wrote:

I have been with this list since my kitten developed Feline Leukemia in 2006. I 
have seen it go way off topic and people that have been invaluable leave. I 
realize I don’t post often, but as I am with many animal groups I do send 
people that are struggling. It was most disheartening to know that they were 
not able to get help, but did learn that people hated their beliefs. They just 
needed guidance because they are dealing with this for the first time. This has 
always been a place to hear the newest treatments and for those given grim news 
the knowledge that there is always hope.

From: Felvtalk [] On Behalf Of Lee 
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)


Don't fret Elizabeth.  Occasionally we get a little off topic but we soon get 
back on the "road". Just like you would take a journey and have to pull over to 
the shoulder of the road to allow your car to cool down we do the same here.  
We all have different opinions and sometimes we just like to "cool down" by 
having a chat with people we feel safe with - people who rescue cats and who 
understand the ethical decisions we make in not killing those cats who test 
FeLv+.  It feels to me like sitting down to dinner with a church group.  We all 
agree on the religion but we may all approach it in a different way and see it 
in a different way and even get way off topic and discuss hair styles and shoe 

If you have a question about feline leukemia, please ask it and we will 
discontinue our chat about everything under the sun and moon and help you with 
your issue.  Blessings.



Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 


From: Elizabeth Malone <>
Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:38 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

This list has always been so very helpful—now it is full of judgmental people 
that do nothing but bash those with different views. What is happening to this 
list? If people hunt they are evil. Like it or not many people all over the 
world hunt—they are all condemned because there are those that hate it. Then 
the list is now into politics. What happened to helping deliver information 
about feline leukemia? People that look in to get help see this and leave. It 
is heartbreaking that this is deteriorating away from what brought all to the 
list in the first place.

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