Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Marylyn
Bless you and Bailey.  May the angels watch over you both and bring you 
peace.







If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of 
compassion and pity, you will have men who
will deal likewise with 
their fellow man.
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Francis
- Original Message - 
From: Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty



   Hi All,
   Bailey is not doing well today, he seems to to really be nauseated and 
even threw up on his second feeding right when I started.  I waited a 
while and did manage to feed him, but on his third feeding I think he had 
a convulsion or a seizure.  I was sitting on the couch feeding, he was in 
his bed and all of a sudden he started flopping around in there, it was so 
quick, I barely saw what happened.  It looked like he was contorting and 
had no control, kind of arching his back.  It only lasted maybe 5 seconds 
so I'm not sure what happened, but it was definitely something he didn't 
have control over.  Now he is breathing a bit fast, not too bad, I have an 
appointment tomorrow morning.  I'm just worried he aspirated some food.


I just called my vet and she is coming in early to see him.  I am not 
feeding him anymore tonight.  We could sure use some prayers.  Thanks all 
...


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Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

  Thank you Marylyn.

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Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Sending prayers for Bailey. Your vet sounds just the sort of vet we all
want. Praying he's feeling better in the morning. hugs to you both, Kerry


- Original Message -
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Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty


 Hi All,
 Bailey is not doing well today, he seems to to really be nauseated
 and even threw up on his second feeding right when I started.  I waited
 a while and did manage to feed him, but on his third feeding I think he
 had a convulsion or a seizure.  I was sitting on the couch feeding, he
 was in his bed and all of a sudden he started flopping around in there,
 it was so quick, I barely saw what happened.  It looked like he was
 contorting and had no control, kind of arching his back.  It only lasted
 maybe 5 seconds so I'm not sure what happened, but it was definitely
 something he didn't have control over.  Now he is breathing a bit fast,
 not too bad, I have an appointment tomorrow morning.  I'm just worried
 he aspirated some food.

 I just called my vet and she is coming in early to see him.  I am not
 feeding him anymore tonight.  We could sure use some prayers.  Thanks
 all ...

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RE:Bailey

2006-05-05 Thread Doljan, Joan
Prayers coming your way for Bailey.  He is such a trooper.

Joan

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Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 1:25 AM
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Subject: Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty


Hi All,
Bailey is not doing well today, he seems to to really be nauseated 
and even threw up on his second feeding right when I started.  I waited 
a while and did manage to feed him, but on his third feeding I think he 
had a convulsion or a seizure.  I was sitting on the couch feeding, he 
was in his bed and all of a sudden he started flopping around in there, 
it was so quick, I barely saw what happened.  It looked like he was 
contorting and had no control, kind of arching his back.  It only lasted

maybe 5 seconds so I'm not sure what happened, but it was definitely 
something he didn't have control over.  Now he is breathing a bit fast, 
not too bad, I have an appointment tomorrow morning.  I'm just worried 
he aspirated some food.

I just called my vet and she is coming in early to see him.  I am not 
feeding him anymore tonight.  We could sure use some prayers.  Thanks 
all ...

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Re: Bailey

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

 Thank uou Joan.

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Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Susan Loesch
Belinda, I will be praying for you and for Bailey. Give him a hug from me and my feleuk gang.Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hi All,Bailey is not doing well today, he seems to to really be nauseated and even threw up on his second feeding right when I started. I waited a while and did manage to feed him, but on his third feeding I think he had a convulsion or a seizure. I was sitting on the couch feeding, he was in his bed and all of a sudden he started flopping around in there, it was so quick, I barely saw what happened. It looked like he was contorting and had no control, kind of arching his back. It only lasted maybe 5 seconds so I'm not sure what happened, but it was definitely something he didn't have control over. Now he is breathing a bit fast, not too bad, I have an appointment
 tomorrow morning. I'm just worried he aspirated some food.I just called my vet and she is coming in early to see him. I am not feeding him anymore tonight. We could sure use some prayers. Thanks all ...-- Belindahappiness is being owned by cats ...Be-Mi-Kittieshttp://bemikitties.comPost Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittenshttp://adopt.bemikitties.comFeLV Candlelight Servicehttp://bemikitties.com/clsHostDesign4U.com [affordable hosting  web design]http://HostDesign4U.comBMK Designs [non-profit animals websites]http://bmk.bemikitties.com

Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread wendy
Belinda,

Prayers coming your way for Bailey.  I hope the vet
can figure out quickly what is going on.  Please keep
us posted.

:)
Wendy

--- Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi All,
 Bailey is not doing well today, he seems to to
 really be nauseated 
 and even threw up on his second feeding right when I
 started.  I waited 
 a while and did manage to feed him, but on his third
 feeding I think he 
 had a convulsion or a seizure.  I was sitting on the
 couch feeding, he 
 was in his bed and all of a sudden he started
 flopping around in there, 
 it was so quick, I barely saw what happened.  It
 looked like he was 
 contorting and had no control, kind of arching his
 back.  It only lasted 
 maybe 5 seconds so I'm not sure what happened, but
 it was definitely 
 something he didn't have control over.  Now he is
 breathing a bit fast, 
 not too bad, I have an appointment tomorrow morning.
  I'm just worried 
 he aspirated some food.
 
 I just called my vet and she is coming in early to
 see him.  I am not 
 feeding him anymore tonight.  We could sure use some
 prayers.  Thanks 
 all ...
 
 -- 
 
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To Noelle

2006-05-05 Thread wendy
Hi Noelle,

Nice to meet you; welcome to our humble group.  My
name is Wendy.  I am sorry to hear that you have lost
your beloved Cleo.  Most of us here have lost our
loved ones to FeLV as well, and many of us stay,
including me, even though we don't have anymore FeLV+
kitties because of the wonderful support and
information we got here while tending to our furkids,
and want to help others as we were helped.  I lost my
Cricket in November; he also received the FeLV in
utero from his mom.  This list was a God-send for me. 


FeLV is not an immediate death sentence, and many
kitties here live happy, healthy lives until the virus
kicks in.  I believe Bailey here is our poster child,
and although is having trouble at the moment, he is I
believe 16 years old, if not older.  Whatever you do,
don't allow the vet to talk you into euthanizing her. 
If they try to, you will be better off finding a vet
who supports caring for FeLV kitties.  The main thing
in caring preventatively for FeLV kitties is to keep
their immune system boosted and keep them stress-free.
 I am going to send you directly an email with an
attachment (we can't send attachments through the
group).  The attachment is a manual that was put
together from posts from all the wonderful members
here.  There is a lot of great info. in it.  

Please keep us posted on what your vet says, and if
you need anything, just ask.  Sorry I didn't get to
you yesterday, but things were really hectic at work!
:)
Wendy
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Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda
   Thank you Susan, we are going to the vets shortly.  His breathing 
seems OK now so I'm hoping it is the tube causing all the problems.


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Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

  Thank you Wendy me too   :)

 I hope the vet
can figure out quickly what is going on. 

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Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Susan Loesch
We will all be anxious to hear how the vet visit goes.Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Thank you Susan, we are going to the vets shortly. His breathing seems OK now so I'm hoping it is the tube causing all the problems.-- Belindahappiness is being owned by cats ...Be-Mi-Kittieshttp://bemikitties.comPost Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittenshttp://adopt.bemikitties.comFeLV Candlelight Servicehttp://bemikitties.com/clsHostDesign4U.com [affordable hosting  web design]http://HostDesign4U.comBMK Designs [non-profit animals websites]http://bmk.bemikitties.com

To Belinda regarding the feeding tube

2006-05-05 Thread wendy
Belinda,

Please let me know what the vet says about Bailey's
feeding tube.  The night Cricket died, which was the
same day the feeding tube was inserted, he had some of
the symptoms (the arching of the back, stiffness,
breathing difficulty) you said Bailey is having, and I
am wondering if the feeding tube wasn't done correctly
or if something went wrong with it.  I didn't want to
say anything to you earlier because I didn't want to
scare you, but now that you mentioned Bailey's
breathing is better, and you think it might be the
tube, I am starting to wonder about Cricket's tube.  I
never pondered that he could have died from a problem
tube.  

Thank you,
Wendy

--- Susan Loesch [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 We will all be anxious to hear how the vet visit
 goes.
 
 Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Thank you
 Susan, we are going to the vets shortly. His
 breathing 
 seems OK now so I'm hoping it is the tube causing
 all the problems.
 
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RE: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
 Dear Belinda, I am sorry to hear that Bailey is not feeling well today
-you mentioned to me that his kideny is a bit compromised and do you
think that nausea comes from it?

Hannibal being CRF is often nauseated, so I give injectbal pepc ac and
regan on a daily basis which helps his tummy is not being so acidic -
you might give the same thing for Bailey already.

I am glad that your vet can come to see Bailey --- have you done the
blood work recently too see how his organs are doing and everyhting
else?

Please keep us posted.
And of course, You and Bailey are in my thought.

Hideyo 

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Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 11:25 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty

Hi All,
Bailey is not doing well today, he seems to to really be nauseated
and even threw up on his second feeding right when I started.  I waited
a while and did manage to feed him, but on his third feeding I think he
had a convulsion or a seizure.  I was sitting on the couch feeding, he
was in his bed and all of a sudden he started flopping around in there,
it was so quick, I barely saw what happened.  It looked like he was
contorting and had no control, kind of arching his back.  It only lasted
maybe 5 seconds so I'm not sure what happened, but it was definitely
something he didn't have control over.  Now he is breathing a bit fast,
not too bad, I have an appointment tomorrow morning.  I'm just worried
he aspirated some food.

I just called my vet and she is coming in early to see him.  I am not
feeding him anymore tonight.  We could sure use some prayers.  Thanks
all ...

-- 

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Re: Bailey

2006-05-05 Thread Lee Soper
Prayers for Bailey. Thinking of you and Bailey, and oh so hoping that improvements come your way, you have worked so hard for Bailey, I am praying for you both. take care sandra and Tabbs past.Good luck tomorrow, thinking of you . Sandra
On 5/5/06, Doljan, Joan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Prayers coming your way for Bailey.He is such a trooper.Joan-Original Message-From: [EMAIL PROTECTED][mailto:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of BelindaSent: Friday, May 05, 2006 1:25 AMTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject: Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty
Hi All,Bailey is not doing well today, he seems to to really be nauseatedand even threw up on his second feeding right when I started.I waiteda while and did manage to feed him, but on his third feeding I think he
had a convulsion or a seizure.I was sitting on the couch feeding, hewas in his bed and all of a sudden he started flopping around in there,it was so quick, I barely saw what happened.It looked like he was
contorting and had no control, kind of arching his back.It only lastedmaybe 5 seconds so I'm not sure what happened, but it was definitelysomething he didn't have control over.Now he is breathing a bit fast,
not too bad, I have an appointment tomorrow morning.I'm just worriedhe aspirated some food.I just called my vet and she is coming in early to see him.I am notfeeding him anymore tonight.We could sure use some prayers.Thanks
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Re: appropriate calorie intake for a kitty

2006-05-05 Thread Jennifer Ross
I don't know the whole background of your cat, but my vet just recommended baby food to me. Apparently cats love it (go figure!) and it has alot of nutrition and also has some moisture in it. We just bought chicken and turkey flavor dinners and Allie loves them! My Allie hasn't really been eating since she came home from the hospital last week and has lostone pound in one month so the vet suggested trying the baby food to see if she would eat that. I can get about 2 tablespoons into her daily (without assistance) which I think is a decent supplement to the hard food she is taking in. You can also assist feed with it with a small spoon or something (I had a friend who feed her cat baby food every 2 hours) and since it's something they like, the cat may be more likely to take more in without forcing making it a more pleasant experience for both of you! Good luck!  Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 12:24:43
 -0600From: "Hideyo Yamamoto" [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: RE: appropriate calorie in take for a kittyTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgMessage-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Content-Type:
 text/plain; charset="us-ascii"Hi, Belinda, thank you so much for your encouragement- before I startedassist feeding, I did consider feedinb tube - my vet thoughts that shecould put one through his nose without anthesia (I was really concernedabout him going through the anethesia) Is feeding tube veryuncomfortable? I don't know what it looks like or feels like... 100cc offood -wow, that's a lot..I have been using 6cc syringe with Hannibal -which means that I have to give him almost 20 of them.. He DOES eat onhis own, as a matter of fact, he has been feeling good for the pastcouple of days as he went to outside enclosure to get some cool airwhich he hadn't done for a couple of weeks -How bad is Bailey's kidney, Belinda?My Hanniba's kidney values weren't bad at all until a couple of monthsago.. As a matter of fact, with fluid therapy at him, it was almost backto normal.. Until I made him go through
 anethesia for a dental.. He hada problem eating because of a bad teeth.. Then his kidney went downhill.. I so regret this for the rest of my life.. I wish I figured out away that his tooth could have been taken out without general anethesia..
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Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

   Hi All,
   Just got back from the vets.  Xrays show something going on with the 
intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual 
loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around 
his lung that wasn't there on the last xray.  My vet suspects that he 
now possibly has lymphoma.


He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there 
is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and 
since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs, 
kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray.  Obviously 
with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months, 
there is a very real possibility he will not survive the surgery, please 
pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that 
he doesn't suffer.  I am going to spend the day with him and let him 
know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I 
hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.


His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any 
leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal 
again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food not 
going through and him starting to throw it back up.  It would also 
explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I 
imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next 
meal can't feel very good.  He does have a fever again and she gave me 
some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some 
nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz.   Well I'm going to go feed 
him.  Take care all.


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Re: new diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Jennifer Ross
Thanks for your advice and support. It's so nice not to be going through this alone! And all of you who have experienced this are the best sources of knowledge available. Hearing how many kitties are still thriving is reassuring, though my heart goes out to those that are suffering or have left us.  Message: 8Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 16:21:22 EDTFrom: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: Re: new diagnosisTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgMessage-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Jen, A few members on this list have experienced the same thing. What seems to work best to get them over this round of fevers is Immuno-Regulan, also known as Equistim. There are articles about it on this group's web page (_www.felineluekemia.org_ (http://www.felineluekemia.org) ) and you can do a search of the archived messages for information on how Smokey was treated for it when he had unremitting fevers. Bandy also had this issue and was treated with steroids
 (dexamethasone) and some other things. He took longer to respond, I think, but eventually did, although he is having some eye problems now.  I will forward some old emails from the archive about Smokey to you-- I saved them on my computer. Michelle In a message dated 5/4/2006 3:29:25 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:My 10 year old domestic short hair just got diagnosed with FIV and FELV last week. She was lethargic, not eating and drinking, etc which is why I brought her in and how we found out the diagnosis. She ended up with a 105.9 fever and was hospitalized for several days with IV fluids and
 antibiotics. The fever broke and she came home on Friday night. She has been an outdoor cat all her life (I adopted her 4 1/2 years ago) and she is now an indoor cat due to the diagnoses. We were just back at the vet today because she is limping and I didn't know what was wrong with her leg. Turns out the leg is fine, but her temp is 106.9!!! They gave her some subcutaneous fluid and an injection to bring down the fever and let me take her home as long as I monitor her temp hourly. The vet said it is all from the FELV virus, but I'm wondering if this is how the whole rest of her life is going to be- constant trips to the vet for high fevers, dehydration, fluids and medication. I want my cat to be happy and comfortable. Allie is truly like my child and I am completely
 devistated. I find myself watching her like a hawk now, and spending every waking moment with her not knowing if I have one more day, one more week or one more year. I have done a lot of research, but because I don't know how long she has had the disease it's hard to know what's going to happen-- I thought she had kicked this infection and it turns out she hadn't... Anyone else experienced these unremitting fevers and infections? Does this mean it is close to the end? I obviously want to have Allie with me as long as I can, but I am not willing to torture her becuase I would not want to be tortured if it were me. I am just so overwhelmed and so devistated right now, I can't even think straight! One vet had mentioned interferon injections to boost her immune system. I am
 considering looking into those, but I don't know if it would be more tortuous to put my kitty through injections or have her get sick all the time... Does anyone have any experience with interferon? Thanks for listening!Jen -- next part --An HTML attachment was scrubbed...URL: /pipermail/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org/attachments/20060504/6fc8cfeb/attachment.htm--Message: 9Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 16:26:36 EDTFrom: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Subject: Re: new diagnosisTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgMessage-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Jen,  Here are some old emails from this list: 1. I started Smokey on immuno-regulan last Wednesday. Herecieved shots for 4 days and then 2 shots per week. His problem was a recurring fever. So far he is feverfree. He has been eating good and playing. He isalso taking Baytril and Clavamox but I think theimmuno-regulan has
 helped him with his fevers. I amkeeping my fingers crossed. This has been the 1stweek in over a month that we haven't had to make atrip to the vet or go in as an emergency.Cindy 2. Hi all,Hope you are all doing well these days...I have been sort of out of touch the last month.Just wanted to give you all an update on my Bandy..His last vet visit was a few weeks ago and his PCV was holding at 27. He has gained another 4oz. so he is up to 7# 2oz. which is almost his top weight...He is looking good and eating well.We are on interferon alpha daily and 1/2cc baytril still...I don't know how long he will have to be on that as he has been on it for months now..I am alternating supplements too..I just want to make sure he keeps eating good so I just rotate things around for now...I give him Co Q 10, bone meal
 powder, bovine colostrum, Vit.E 400 weekly, omega fatty acids (missing link version), and 

Re: Bailey

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

  Thank you Sandra, we'll take all the prayers we can get.

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Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Barb Moermond
Our thoughts are with you Belinda. GLOW to you both.Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hi All,Just got back from the vets. Xrays show something going on with the intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around his lung that wasn't there on the last xray. My vet suspects that he now possibly has lymphoma.He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs, kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray. Obviously with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months, there is a very real possibility he will not survive
 the surgery, please pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that he doesn't suffer. I am going to spend the day with him and let him know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food not going through and him starting to throw it back up. It would also explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next meal can't feel very good. He does have a fever again and she gave me some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz. Well I'm going to go feed him. Take care
 all.-- Belindahappiness is being owned by cats ...Be-Mi-Kittieshttp://bemikitties.comPost Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittenshttp://adopt.bemikitties.comFeLV Candlelight Servicehttp://bemikitties.com/clsHostDesign4U.com [affordable hosting  web design]http://HostDesign4U.comBMK Designs [non-profit animals websites]http://bmk.bemikitties.comBarb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito"My cat the clown:  paying no mind to whom he should impress.  Merely living his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile."- Anonymous
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Re: To Belinda regarding the feeding tube

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

   Hi Wendy,
  Well it looks like the tube isn't the problem after all, I just sent 
an email to explain everything from our appointment today.  My Baidels 
(pet name) just turned 11 on Monday ...


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RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Oh..Belinda, I am so sorry that Bailey will have to go through the
surgery - I will be praying that everything will go just fine.

On a separate note, do you ever consider talking to AC - I try to do
before something big is coming up like surgery to let them know so that
they know what's going on and can tell not to worry about it ---
everything will happen while they are sleep and won't feel any pain or
anything like that.. 

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Belinda
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:24 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now
Bailey'sDiagnosis

Hi All,
Just got back from the vets.  Xrays show something going on with the
intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual
loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around
his lung that wasn't there on the last xray.  My vet suspects that he
now possibly has lymphoma.

He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there
is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and
since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs,
kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray.  Obviously
with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months,
there is a very real possibility he will not survive the surgery, please
pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that
he doesn't suffer.  I am going to spend the day with him and let him
know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I
hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.

His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any
leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal
again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food not
going through and him starting to throw it back up.  It would also
explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I
imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next
meal can't feel very good.  He does have a fever again and she gave me
some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some 
nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz.   Well I'm going to go feed 
him.  Take care all.

-- 

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Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Susan Loesch
That is such a scary diagnosis. Good luck on surgery tomorrow; I'll be thinking about you both.Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hi All,Just got back from the vets. Xrays show something going on with the intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around his lung that wasn't there on the last xray. My vet suspects that he now possibly has lymphoma.He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs, kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray. Obviously with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months,
 there is a very real possibility he will not survive the surgery, please pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that he doesn't suffer. I am going to spend the day with him and let him know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food not going through and him starting to throw it back up. It would also explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next meal can't feel very good. He does have a fever again and she gave me some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs.
 8oz. Well I'm going to go feed him. Take care all.-- Belindahappiness is being owned by cats ...Be-Mi-Kittieshttp://bemikitties.comPost Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittenshttp://adopt.bemikitties.comFeLV Candlelight Servicehttp://bemikitties.com/clsHostDesign4U.com [affordable hosting  web design]http://HostDesign4U.comBMK Designs [non-profit animals websites]http://bmk.bemikitties.com

Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Jennifer Ross
I hope everything goes well for Bailey! I am an RN, so I am familiar with all these diagnoses for humans, but not as they pertain to our 4-legged friends. Treasure tonight with him and keep telling him how much you love him!Susan Loesch [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  That is such a scary diagnosis. Good luck on surgery tomorrow; I'll be thinking about you both.Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:   Hi All,Just got back from the vets. Xrays show something going on with the intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around his lung that wasn't there on the last xray. My vet suspects that he
 now possibly has lymphoma.He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs, kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray. Obviously with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months, there is a very real possibility he will not survive the surgery, please pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that he doesn't suffer. I am going to spend the day with him and let him know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food
 not going through and him starting to throw it back up. It would also explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next meal can't feel very good. He does have a fever again and she gave me some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz. Well I'm going to go feed him. Take care all.-- Belindahappiness is being owned by cats ...Be-Mi-Kittieshttp://bemikitties.comPost Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittenshttp://adopt.bemikitties.comFeLV Candlelight Servicehttp://bemikitties.com/clsHostDesign4U.com [affordable hosting  web design]http://HostDesign4U.comBMK Designs [non-profit animals websites]http://bmk.bemikitties.com
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Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

   Thank you Jennifer, I hope so too.

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RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty -Now Bailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Dear Belinda, I am glad that you did - in case you need to talk to my AC
(Nina, Sally and I use her very often), Jasmine, here's the number - we
reall like her -207-443-1125 

Regardlss - we will be praying that Bailey's safe and quick recovery
from the surgery..

Love to you and Bailey,

Hideyo 

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Belinda
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 1:12 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty -Now
Bailey'sDiagnosis

   Hideyo,
 I'm on the AC (animal communicators) list and I posted yesterday, I'm
hoping Holly will be able to communicate with him and scan him to see if
she sees anything significant to help us out, she does distance healing
and has check on him a few times in the past.  I'm going to post again
today and ask them to let him know what is going on tomorrow and let him
know that we are doing to find out how to help him, and also let him
know I will be Ok with whatever decision he makes about his life and
where it is going.

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Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread TenHouseCats

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Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - NowBailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Marylyn
I second the AC consult.  It has always been very helpful for me with my 
critters.  Sometimes they have opinions that differ from ours as to what 
should happen.







If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of 
compassion and pity, you will have men who
will deal likewise with 
their fellow man.
 St. 
Francis
- Original Message - 
From: Hideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 1:26 PM
Subject: RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - 
NowBailey'sDiagnosis




Oh..Belinda, I am so sorry that Bailey will have to go through the
surgery - I will be praying that everything will go just fine.

On a separate note, do you ever consider talking to AC - I try to do
before something big is coming up like surgery to let them know so that
they know what's going on and can tell not to worry about it ---
everything will happen while they are sleep and won't feel any pain or
anything like that..

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Belinda
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:24 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now
Bailey'sDiagnosis

   Hi All,
   Just got back from the vets.  Xrays show something going on with the
intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual
loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around
his lung that wasn't there on the last xray.  My vet suspects that he
now possibly has lymphoma.

He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there
is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and
since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs,
kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray.  Obviously
with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months,
there is a very real possibility he will not survive the surgery, please
pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that
he doesn't suffer.  I am going to spend the day with him and let him
know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I
hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.

His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any
leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal
again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food not
going through and him starting to throw it back up.  It would also
explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I
imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next
meal can't feel very good.  He does have a fever again and she gave me
some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some
nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz.   Well I'm going to go feed
him.  Take care all.

--

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RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty -NowBailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
I actually was ready to let Hannibal go when he got really sick a couple
of weeks ago and called jasmin who talked to Hanibbal and Hannibal was
not ready to cross yet, and wanted to get and felt that he could get
better - that's why I took him to the vet for IV - and I am so glad that
I talked to him first and did not give up without talking to him. 

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marylyn
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 2:30 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty
-NowBailey'sDiagnosis

I second the AC consult.  It has always been very helpful for me with my
critters.  Sometimes they have opinions that differ from ours as to what
should happen.






 If you have men who
will exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of
compassion and pity, you will have men who
 will deal likewise with
their fellow man.
  St. 
Francis
- Original Message -
From: Hideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 1:26 PM
Subject: RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty -
NowBailey'sDiagnosis


 Oh..Belinda, I am so sorry that Bailey will have to go through the 
 surgery - I will be praying that everything will go just fine.

 On a separate note, do you ever consider talking to AC - I try to do 
 before something big is coming up like surgery to let them know so 
 that they know what's going on and can tell not to worry about it --- 
 everything will happen while they are sleep and won't feel any pain or

 anything like that..

 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Belinda
 Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:24 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now 
 Bailey'sDiagnosis

Hi All,
Just got back from the vets.  Xrays show something going on with 
 the intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the 
 actual loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph 
 node around his lung that wasn't there on the last xray.  My vet 
 suspects that he now possibly has lymphoma.

 He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if 
 there is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his 
 intestines and since she will have him open she will check the rest of

 his organs, kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on 
 xray.  Obviously with him being in the shape he has been in for the 
 last 4 or so months, there is a very real possibility he will not 
 survive the surgery, please pray that whatever happens he doesn't have

 any unnecessary pain and that he doesn't suffer.  I am going to spend 
 the day with him and let him know whatever choice he makes is fine 
 with me and I will be OK ... I hope he chooses to stick around for a
while longer.

 His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any

 leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is 
 normal again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the 
 food not going through and him starting to throw it back up.  It would

 also explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I

 imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his 
 next meal can't feel very good.  He does have a fever again and she 
 gave me some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him
some
 nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz.   Well I'm going to go
feed
 him.  Take care all.

 --

 Belinda
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RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Chris
Belinda,
SO sorry to hear that its getting so tough for Bailey...  Keeping toes and
finders crossed for tomorrow

Chris
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Belinda
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 2:24 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now
Bailey'sDiagnosis

Hi All,
Just got back from the vets.  Xrays show something going on with the 
intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual 
loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around 
his lung that wasn't there on the last xray.  My vet suspects that he 
now possibly has lymphoma.

He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there 
is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and 
since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs, 
kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray.  Obviously 
with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months, 
there is a very real possibility he will not survive the surgery, please 
pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that 
he doesn't suffer.  I am going to spend the day with him and let him 
know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I 
hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.

His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any 
leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal 
again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food not 
going through and him starting to throw it back up.  It would also 
explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I 
imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next 
meal can't feel very good.  He does have a fever again and she gave me 
some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some 
nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz.   Well I'm going to go feed 
him.  Take care all.

-- 

Belinda
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Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread wendy
Belinda,

I am glad to hear that it wasn't a problem with
Bailey's feeding tube, but it sounds like you have
your hands full with what it might be.  I am praying
Bailey's surgery goes well and that he comes out of it
feeling good.  Please keep us posted.

Praying for peace for you and Bailey,
Wendy

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Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

   Thank you Chris, I'm praying selfishly that he is going to be OK,  :)

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Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty-NowBailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Marylyn
I've told the story of Kitty Katt and her cancer diagnosis many times.  She 
lived 15 months.  She advised the ACs that she did not want chemo period end 
of subject.  She and I chose not to do chemo.  Because of this (my vets and 
I firmly believe) she survived far longer than the time the specialists gave 
her with chemo and her quality of life, until the last couple of weeks, was 
excellent.  Just asking their opinion empowers them.







If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of 
compassion and pity, you will have men who
will deal likewise with 
their fellow man.
 St. 
Francis
- Original Message - 
From: Hideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 3:31 PM
Subject: RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a 
kitty-NowBailey'sDiagnosis




I actually was ready to let Hannibal go when he got really sick a couple
of weeks ago and called jasmin who talked to Hanibbal and Hannibal was
not ready to cross yet, and wanted to get and felt that he could get
better - that's why I took him to the vet for IV - and I am so glad that
I talked to him first and did not give up without talking to him.

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marylyn
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 2:30 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty
-NowBailey'sDiagnosis

I second the AC consult.  It has always been very helpful for me with my
critters.  Sometimes they have opinions that differ from ours as to what
should happen.






If you have men who
will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of
compassion and pity, you will have men who
will deal likewise with
their fellow man.
 St.
Francis
- Original Message -
From: Hideyo Yamamoto [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 1:26 PM
Subject: RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty -
NowBailey'sDiagnosis



Oh..Belinda, I am so sorry that Bailey will have to go through the
surgery - I will be praying that everything will go just fine.

On a separate note, do you ever consider talking to AC - I try to do
before something big is coming up like surgery to let them know so
that they know what's going on and can tell not to worry about it --- 
everything will happen while they are sleep and won't feel any pain or



anything like that..

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Belinda
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:24 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now
Bailey'sDiagnosis

   Hi All,
   Just got back from the vets.  Xrays show something going on with
the intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the
actual loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph
node around his lung that wasn't there on the last xray.  My vet
suspects that he now possibly has lymphoma.

He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if
there is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his
intestines and since she will have him open she will check the rest of



his organs, kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on
xray.  Obviously with him being in the shape he has been in for the
last 4 or so months, there is a very real possibility he will not
survive the surgery, please pray that whatever happens he doesn't have



any unnecessary pain and that he doesn't suffer.  I am going to spend
the day with him and let him know whatever choice he makes is fine
with me and I will be OK ... I hope he chooses to stick around for a

while longer.


His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any



leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is
normal again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the
food not going through and him starting to throw it back up.  It would



also explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I



imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his
next meal can't feel very good.  He does have a fever again and she
gave me some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him

some

nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz.   Well I'm going to go

feed

him.  Take care all.

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Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda
  Thank you Wendy, it's been so hard these last months seeing him this 
way, he in better health is such a bouncy happy-go-lucky boy, gets along 
with everyone.  It's been hard watching him not feel well for so long 
and not being able to figure out why.  If nothing else we may finally 
understand what has been causing him to feel so rotten for so long.  I 
just pray it is treatable.


I can't tell you how many times on the cancer lists I'm on that someones 
furchild was having surgery that started out optimistically and once the 
vet had their fur child open realized just how bad things really were 
and then with moms/dads input decided not to wake their furchild up.  I 
don't know if I could handle a decision like that, that's why if things 
are really that bad I hope Bailey takes the decision out of my hands ... 
like Buddie did.


I'm one of those people who has a very hard time losing control and 
showing my emotions so I keep everything bottled up and don't deal with 
it, in a way its not good because I distance myself so it won't hurt as 
bad.  And the look on Bailey's face whenever he sees me just tears my 
heart out, but I keep telling myself when he gets better he will forgive 
me and forget all the hard times.  But if he doesn't get better it will 
be hard to deal with ...


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Re:Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Belinda,my thoughts and prayers are with you and BaileyBelinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hi All,Just got back from the vets. Xrays show something going on with the intestines, they do not look right and are bunched up with the actual loops really not disernable, also there is an enlarged lymph node around his lung that wasn't there on the last xray. My vet suspects that he now possibly has lymphoma.He is having surgery tomorrow morning to open his tummy and see if there is a tumor or diffused cancer and take biopsies of his intestines and since she will have him open she will check the rest of his organs, kidney's, bladder, spleen, liver which all look OK on xray. Obviously with him being in the shape he has been in for the last 4 or so months, there is a very real possibility he will not
 survive the surgery, please pray that whatever happens he doesn't have any unnecessary pain and that he doesn't suffer. I am going to spend the day with him and let him know whatever choice he makes is fine with me and I will be OK ... I hope he chooses to stick around for a while longer.His tube looks OK, no white matter around it to show that there is any leakage or that anything has been aspirated and his breathing is normal again, so his intestines being bunched up would explain the food not going through and him starting to throw it back up. It would also explain why he is so uncomfortable when it is time to feed him, I imagine the food just sitting in his tummy and be forced out by his next meal can't feel very good. He does have a fever again and she gave me some clinic care to see if that will go through and give him some nutrients, his weight is good at 9lbs. 8oz. Well I'm going to go feed him. Take care
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RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - NowBailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Chris
You know, you and Bailey know how to 'talk' to each other.  You know him
better than anybody...  The situation you're in is all of our worst
nightmares...  No matter what, Bailey feels your love and your concern...
He knows that you've always done right by him.  The gifts the two of you
have given to each other over these years are what he knows and feels.

There's no such thing as 'handling' such a terrible decision...We make these
sorts of decisions from our hearts not our minds...  and your heart is big
enough to do the right thing.  You can't possibly make a 'bad'
decision--what you feel in your heart is right is the only 'good' decision.

Here's hoping things go better than you're worried about...  Give the little
guy a big hug from all of us... We're all thinking about him--and you!

Chris
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Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 4:54 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - NowBailey's
Diagnosis

   Thank you Wendy, it's been so hard these last months seeing him this 
way, he in better health is such a bouncy happy-go-lucky boy, gets along 
with everyone.  It's been hard watching him not feel well for so long 
and not being able to figure out why.  If nothing else we may finally 
understand what has been causing him to feel so rotten for so long.  I 
just pray it is treatable.

I can't tell you how many times on the cancer lists I'm on that someones 
furchild was having surgery that started out optimistically and once the 
vet had their fur child open realized just how bad things really were 
and then with moms/dads input decided not to wake their furchild up.  I 
don't know if I could handle a decision like that, that's why if things 
are really that bad I hope Bailey takes the decision out of my hands ... 
like Buddie did.

I'm one of those people who has a very hard time losing control and 
showing my emotions so I keep everything bottled up and don't deal with 
it, in a way its not good because I distance myself so it won't hurt as 
bad.  And the look on Bailey's face whenever he sees me just tears my 
heart out, but I keep telling myself when he gets better he will forgive 
me and forget all the hard times.  But if he doesn't get better it will 
be hard to deal with ...

-- 

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Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Nina
Oh Belinda, my heart is in my throat thinking about what you and Bailey 
must be going through.  Whatever happens, you must know on some level, 
that there is no need to be concerned about Bailey forgiving you for 
doing everything in your power to save his life.  He knows how devoted 
to him you are and that everything you do is with his best interest at 
heart.  You may think you are suppressing your emotions, but Bailey 
knows.  We should all be so blessed as to have someone who cares so 
deeply for us that they put their own lives on hold to extend ours.  My 
prayers are with you and Bailey.

Much love, we'll all be holding the two of you close,
Nina

Belinda wrote:

  Thank you Wendy, it's been so hard these last months seeing him this 
way, he in better health is such a bouncy happy-go-lucky boy, gets 
along with everyone.  It's been hard watching him not feel well for so 
long and not being able to figure out why.  If nothing else we may 
finally understand what has been causing him to feel so rotten for so 
long.  I just pray it is treatable.


I can't tell you how many times on the cancer lists I'm on that 
someones furchild was having surgery that started out optimistically 
and once the vet had their fur child open realized just how bad things 
really were and then with moms/dads input decided not to wake their 
furchild up.  I don't know if I could handle a decision like that, 
that's why if things are really that bad I hope Bailey takes the 
decision out of my hands ... like Buddie did.


I'm one of those people who has a very hard time losing control and 
showing my emotions so I keep everything bottled up and don't deal 
with it, in a way its not good because I distance myself so it won't 
hurt as bad.  And the look on Bailey's face whenever he sees me just 
tears my heart out, but I keep telling myself when he gets better he 
will forgive me and forget all the hard times.  But if he doesn't get 
better it will be hard to deal with ...







Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey's Diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Lernermichelle



Belinda,
 I am praying and hoping very hard for Bailey. I know what you 
are feeling, having been there, and I am so sorry that you and Bailey are going 
through this. I am hoping for the best.
Michelle


RE: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Becca DuBose
Belinda,You and Bailey will be in my thoughts.Becca

Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty _ Belinda

2006-05-05 Thread Genegal58




Hi Belinda,

I am sending you and Bailey healing thoughts and prayers. I will be 
thinking of you two until we get an update. Keep us posted.

Much Love, Big Hugs and Big Head-Bumps,Karen in California and Her 
Beautiful Maine Coon Cat Ms. C





Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread PEC2851



Belinda~
Please know I will be praying for Bailey.
And for you also. I know this must be so terribly hard .
My thoughts and prayers are with you and dear, sweet Bailey.
Hugs,
Patti



Re: appropriate calorie in take for a kitty _ Belinda

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

  Thank you Karen ...

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Re: Was appropriate calorie in take for a kitty - Now Bailey'sDiagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Belinda

   Thank you Patti ...

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