I'm glad that Polli has your boyfriend. I really feel that love (which
is, in a way, the flipside of stress) helps fight the disease and gives
cats a reason to fight and live. I wonder if Convenia would help the
URI (it's just another abx). I've only used it once, so I can't vouch
for it too much, but it seemed ot help. Maybe another vet would be more
willing to try something different.

You and Polli are in my thoughts and prayers.


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013, at 01:02 AM, Amanda K. Payne wrote:

Thank you everyone!!  As you can imagine, I'm a wreck over it.  I'm
also housesitting at the moment and can't be with her at night.  Though
she's with my boyfriend who loves her dearly, I feel awful that I'm not
there to comfort her. Over the last ten years, I've had my cats die
from FeLV, FIP and now Polli is also deathly ill with FeLV.  None of
the cats ever met one another but it seems I'm a sucker for sick
kitties. The cats I rescue and I just can't seem to catch a break.

Lance, I haven't had the vet give her a transfusion.  The vet we went
to (whom I don't care for) diagnosed her with non regenerative anemia
back in March.  FeLV is wreaking havoc on her bone marrow and it's just
not producing enough red and white blood cells.  A transfusion would
maybe give her a few more weeks, if that.

Margo, I'm not sure if there is anything I can do.  She was doing okay
before I brought home a nasty URI (I volunteer with several rescues and
must have somehow exposed her to it).  She of course caught it.  I gave
her Clavamox for two days before she just crashed. The Clavamox caused
her to poo herself for hours on end and she deteriorated after that.  I
took her off Clavamox and decided to look for a better vet.  My vet
doesn't seem interested in helping what she thinks is a lost cause.

Watching her get sick just makes me start to doubt all my decisions.
Could I have done something better? Did I bring something home from the
shelters I volunteer at that may eventually kill her?  I know it is
what it is but like many of you, I just can't help from wondering if I
could have done something differently that would prolong her time.

I'll keep you all updated and thank you again for the support.


On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Margo
<[1]toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> wrote:

  We're here, Amanda.

                   Please know that Polli is getting LOTS of positive
  energy and hope sent her way.  Are you able to do anything for her,
  at this point?

                   I know everyone wishes her (and you) the very best,


  -----Original Message-----

From: "Amanda K. Payne"

Sent: Jun 25, 2013 2:09 PM

To: [2]Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Subject: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

Hi everyone!

Please send some good energy to my Polli.  She's have a rough few days
and I'm not sure she'll come out of this.  She was diagnosed with
severe anemia back at the beginning of March. She rebounded but not
completely.  Recently, her breathing has become a bit more labored. We
also noticed she's pulling out her own fur andsome strange lumps on her
stomach.  I'm really worried that the end is near for her and feel so
guilty that I couldn't do more. Please keep us in your thoughts.  It's
going to be a tough few days.


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