Hi,
I'm keeping you her in my prayers.
You are getting some very good advice here but the main thing is to get her 
hydrated right now.


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> On Oct 10, 2013, at 8:46, "Katherine K." <kaths...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I agree with Lee. A few spoonfuls of pate are not enough if she has stopped 
> eating. She should probably be getting about 1 can per day. Hills AD is very 
> soft, I don't even mix it up with water. Ask the vet to give you some 
> syringes that arent too narrow of an opening. I use the 10mL (aka 10cc) ones, 
> fill several up at a time, then just start with the feeding, squirting 1 cc 
> on the side of the tongue at a time. There can be some messy trial and error 
> at first.  How is she doing today?
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Using a feeding syringe (3cc syringe) is better than stuffing pate in her 
>> mouth. You have to blend the pate with some soup (not with onion though) 
>> until it's like very thick cream and give her about a half syringe at a 
>> time. Towel on lap, tissue box nearby at hand, cat on lap, soft loving talk 
>> to cat, syringe at corner of mouth is how I syringe feed my cats during 
>> illness. Be sure to wipe her mouth frequently and do the feeding slowly. It 
>> may take almost a half hour but if you do it with loving murmurs, she will 
>> feel that she is spending quality time with you instead of having food 
>> stuffed into her mouth. Feeding tubes are invasive and uncomfortable for 
>> cats and should be a last resort. I usually use Hills A/D as it's a very 
>> soft pate made for syringe feeding ill cats. You buy it at the vet clinic. 
>> Get about 5 cans as you will be throwing away left overs that have already 
>> been blended. Try to get a half a can at a time into her. Once you syringe 
>> feed for a short time, their regular appetite takes over. Also, I would 
>> recommend you ask your vet about a antibiotic injection instead of pills or 
>> liquid.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:01 AM, Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> 
>> wrote:
>>  
>>  
>> Hi Jennifer,
>>                        Well, I think she will need some help. I am surprised 
>> that a Vet allowed a dehydrated cat to leave without doing something about 
>> it, so I'd call and ask why. It's good that she is drinking, but it is 
>> impossible to correct clinical dehydration orally, she must have either IV 
>> or sub-q fluids. That alone MAY be enough (combined with the B-12) to start 
>> her eating again, it can be miraculous. If you don't want to try the 
>> Clavamox, then take her (what is her name?) in and request sub-q fluids (and 
>> have them show you how to do it at home) and ask about Convenia, a 
>> long-lasting injectable antibiotic. I don't generally recommend it, but it's 
>> better than nothing, and less stressful for both of you. Explain that 
>> medicating orally seems too stressful. You could ask about appetite 
>> stimulants, but they need to be given by mouth as well, so maybe you don't 
>> want to try.
>>                        Much depends on how far you want to go. Sub-q's and 
>> assist feedings aren't difficult to do, but you may not have the time to 
>> give to this. I would say, even if you decide not to continue long-term 
>> care, get to the Vet (or another of you don't want to go back there) TODAY 
>> for sub-q or IV fluids, and see if that helps.. If you have to work, most 
>> Vets will allow drop-off.
>>                        Please help her by getting the dehydration resolved. 
>> She feels totally lousy, and of course doesn't want to eat, or move. At 
>> least she will feel better, and that's critical, whatever course you elect 
>> to follow.
>> All the best,
>> Margo
>> -----Original Message----- 
>> From: Jennifer Ballew 
>> Sent: Oct 9, 2013 9:40 PM 
>> To: felvtalk 
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(  
>> 
>> They took her temp yesterday and no fever.  She's not showing any outward 
>> signs of infection, so that's good I guess.  I'm just wondering if she's 
>> going to be able to pull out of this.  :-(
>> Jennifer
>> On Oct 9, 2013 8:27 PM, "moonsister22" <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Regular cats can also have those symptoms. The B12 shot is good. Does she 
>> have a fever? Many doctors completely neglect the simple task of taking the 
>> cat's temperature. An antibiotic injection might be of benefit. My hard and 
>> fast rule is to think "simple" first. My FIV positive cat had a lump on his 
>> back. It was diagnosed as probably a malignant tumor. I suggested it was a 
>> non-malignant fatty tumor. Three years later Mr. Snowy is still fat and 
>> going strong and the tumor has absorbed. Maybe it's luck and they will use 
>> up the last of their nine lives eventually but until then start off simple 
>> but cautious and do always take to vet but listen with both ears open and 
>> your brain cells on high alert.
>> 
>> Hugs and blessings to you and the fur kids.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPod
>> 
>> On Oct 9, 2013, at 3:48 PM, Jennifer Ballew <balle...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> > Hey all-
>> >
>> >
>> > 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 appreciate it.
>> >
>> > Thanks all,
>> >
>> > Jennifer
>> >
>> > --
>> > "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."
>> > --Leo Buscaglia
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