Put Sasha down today.  I think it was time.  :-(
 On Oct 10, 2013 2:02 PM, "katskat1" <katsk...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Sub Q will work almost immediately if anything is going to work at all.
> Don't freak tho.  It will show as a big scary malleable lump under the skin
> as the liquid drains from the IV bag.  It is just the water under the skin
> and will dissipate within a short period of time but the rehydration starts
> surprisingly quickly and can make an almost immediate world of difference.
> Please don't hesitate.  It is the best and quickest way to give your kitty
> a chance.
>
> Kat
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 2:57 PM, <cer...@new.rr.com> wrote:
>
>>   At the Shelter where I volunteer, they find that rehydrating a
>> cat by giving sub-q usually perks up their appetite.
>>
>> Chris C.
>>
>>
>>  *From:* Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:00 AM
>> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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