My heart breaks to read this, Bob. You had encouraging words to give me
about Curly and I have none to give you. Just deep condolences.

It's a sad world when medical treatment for a human or a beloved pet comes
down to money. I've been down both of those roads. My wife and I both work
full-time jobs which allow us enough extra money to pay for treatments. But
if even one of us was forced to become a full-time caretaker we couldn't
afford the cost of treatments. I hope it doesn't come to that.

I honestly cannot imagine opening myself up for any more losses after our
current clan is gone. But I applaud you for being willing to give a home to
yet another FELV cat who desperately needs it. The world needs more people
like you,

My thoughts are with you.


On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 6:31 PM, ROBERT CHAPEL <>

> Over the months some of you might recall my little guy Yogi for whom I had
> asked advice ( mostly about his eyes) on several occassions and most
> recently for suggestions related to making money to be able to keep
> treating him..
> Well my little Yogi passed away in my arms on Sunday morning....He had
> started to go downhill a few weeks ago when his HCT dropped over a few
> weeks to 14....   I did manage to get my hands on some Winstrol thanks to
> the efforts of others on this forum to whom I am eternally grateful but he
> faded too fast for it to have adequate effect ( or he simply was not one of
> the cats that was going to respond to it)
> He got to pass peacefully at home on the bed that he knew so well and with
> the hand of the guy that loved him and worked to keep him alive all these
> months stroking him..  I had actually made arrangements to put him down
> later that day after seeing the condition he was in that morning.  I'm SO
> glad I didn't have to keep that appointment.
> It's been a tough go...   The little guy never really knew more than a few
> months of health.
> There was , honestly, nothing really remarkable about him ...just a ratty
> little skinny thing with one clouded over eye.... but he was a sweet gentle
> little soul that never so much as  attempted to scratch me despite all the
> things I had to put him through to keep him alive.... There was almost
> nothing left of him at the end ( started with him at 6 months old and 7.5
> lbs and progressively over a year lost 3 lbs ( about 40% of his body weight
> .  I probably would have put him down on at least 3 occassions if it wasn't
> for all the good advice and suggestions I got from all of you that helped
> me press on .
> So now I go from hurting every day watching him go downhill to the one big
> hurt of losing him....  it will pass in a bit of time( though certainly not
> today!) and it gives me the opportunity to give a home to another FeLV Cat
> that would have spent it's life in a cage...... and to give a playmate to
> my still healthy guy who is still very much a Kitten in his actions and
> DYING to have someone to play with...this time I will FOSTER so that I
> don't go broke with cat care if the next little guy/girl starts to go south
> well ahead of time...
> Thanks to  all of you for being there for FeLV cats...  You all are the
> one bit of luck the kitties who have come under your care have had....
> Bob
> Warwick NY
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