You have already gotten some good advise. Assist feeding is critical if she is
going to have the strength to fight through this slump. Otherwise she'll
starve to death. Here is the link to the Yahoo assist feeding group.
Dehydrated cats feel lousy. It is easy to give sub q fluids at home. Here is
the link to the site I used to learn how to give sub q fluids
Gets Her Subcutaneous (Sub Q) Fluids
I just saw your post where she froze when you tried to finger feed her. Maybe
you were giving her too much food. I use syringes and only give 1/2 cc of food
at a time.
And sometime there is nothing else you can do
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5:06 PM, Katherine K. <kaths...@gmail.com> wrote:
Sorry to hear about your kitty. Has she had the virus since she was a kitten?
Are you assist
feeding her? I nursed my 10 year old out of a slump this summer (when I first
found out he was pos) with sub-q fluids, assist feeding, low dose of prednisone
and t-cyte injections. Just do what you're comfortable with, knowing you're
doing all that you can for her. Some resources that I've found to be helpful:
Hang in there.
On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Jennifer Ballew <balle...@gmail.com> wrote:
>This is the first time I have posted to the forum. I have two FeLV positive
>cats, one two and one three years old. The older cat has never had any issues
>with illness whatsoever, but the younger has only recently started showing
>signs that her illness has caught up with her. Just within the last few days
>she has become very lethargic, stopped eating (and only drinks a small amount)
>and whenever she stands or walks she seems very unsteady and wobbly. I took
>her to the vet yesterday; they checked her blood counts which were low and
>said her kidney enzymes were elevated. They also said they could hear a heart
>murmur which is probably related to possibly being dehydrated. They gave her
>a B12 shot and I took her home. I already said if worst came to worst I
>wouldn't put her through any unnecessary treatments or subject her to any
>painful procedures and that I would strive only to provide the best supportive
>care for her while she was alive so
that she would have the best chances. I'm just wondering if any of you have
gone through the same thing and if I can expect her to pull out of this on her
own, or, if she doesn't, how long she might have left. I'm sincerely
heartbroken. I really thought I had nursed her through the most risky part of
her illness (kittenhood) and that she would now go on to live a halfway long
life. In any case, if anyone has any advice or information I would greatly
>"To love is to risk not being loved in return.
>To hope is to risk pain.
>To try is to risk failure,
>But risk must be taken,
>Because the greatest hazard in life
>Is to risk nothing."
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