Margo, most of my cats are special needs also. Either they have behavioral 
problems (litter box issues mostly) or physical issues - one tripod, one half 
blind, several old, one allergic to something we can't figure out but she loses 
her fur in patches, then grows it back and another has seizure disorder - like 
epilepsy in humans but not as severe. Several have or are developing 
stomatitis. It's just one thing after another. I have one from a colony I used 
to feed who has bone cancer but eats and does everything normally except that 
her days are probably numbered. I seem to be a way station for tossed out cats. 
And you seem to have the same problem. The only way to cope, aside from crying 
24/7 is to just feel you are doing the best you can.

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

> From: Margo <>
>Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:58 PM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] For Chang......Cat dying at home
>                      I think I agree with you. This is just so new, and was 
>quite a shock. When it comes to the cats he's been with, I do understand that, 
>as my Vet put it, "that ship has sailed". It's the need to add a cat to them 
>that has me flummoxed. The more I "learn" (as there are so many differing 
>stances, opinions, and conflicting results when it comes to FeLV) the more 
>confused i get. 
>>                       You're right, I will find a way to live with it, I'm 
>>just not there yet. I've dealt with so many other issues (all the cats I kept 
>>were special needs of some kind or other, and considered un-adoptable) that I 
>>thought I had it all under control. Much of it is that I feel so helpless. 
>>There just isn't really anything with any kind of documented success rate, I 
>>can "DO" for him. My cabinet full of meds and very co-operatve Vet are just 
>>plain useless.
>>                       Anyway, thanks for the input. I can just do what I can 
>>-----Original Message----- 
>>From: Lee Evans 
>>Sent: Apr 28, 2013 3:15 PM 
>>To: "" 
>>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] For Chang......Cat dying at home 
>>You could drive yourself crazy worrying about all of that. I had two cats 
>>living in a group of 12 for over 13 years. When they were very old, they 
>>developed renal failure. I took them for sub-q therapy as I do all my renal 
>>compromised cats until I see that the situation has progressed beyond a good 
>>quality of life. However, Tigger and Twerp developed some other symptoms that 
>>were very odd. Twerp had been tested twice for FeLv, Tigger once in the past. 
>>The vet suggested another test. Both were positive and active in the virus. 
>>Both passed away several days after the test. The other 10 cats who had lived 
>>with them, groomed and been groomed by them, shared food, litter boxes and 
>>sleeping nests never tested positive. All are gone now, most living to age 14 
>>and over, all from renal failure except one who had an ear tumor that 
>>progressed rapidly. He had to be euthanized because it was inoperable. I 
>>really feel that worrying and giving off negative feelings
 to the cats is going to do more harm than the exposure to the virus. You have 
to let go sometimes and leave it to the Universe to decide.
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