Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Thank you Wendy.

I will call my vet today about the Doxycycline and Hemobartanella.

Here are the results of BooBoo's blood work.  This is a Canadian lab so I don't 
know if the values are the same as in the US.

WBC9.9MCV57   WBC FLAGEOS 
(8.9)
RBC3.95   MCH20.0  % LYM29.1
LYM2.8
HGB7.9 MCHC  35.2 % MON6.5  
   MONO  .6
HCT22.4RDW17.5 % GRA64.4
6.5
PLT81MPV11.0

He wasn't doing very well last night, extremely fatigued.  I did hear him 
eating some crunchy food this morning, drink either the water or milk I put 
down for him last night.  I know you aren't supposed to give cats milk but I'm 
desparate here to get some fluids into him.  He did wake me up by jumping on 
the bed this morning and purring in my face.  My husband thought he felt really 
warm last night and actually I did too.  He's cool this momrning.  What I have 
noticed that kind of concerns me is that when he's sleeping his chest seems to 
rise unusually high with each breath, like he has to try extra hard to breath.  
This could be the anemia right?  He does have a bit of a runny nose too.  
Calling the vet today.  I did manage to get the previous owners to give me his 
birthday.  He will be 5 in July.  This makes me think that he got infected by a 
neighborhood cat when he was allowed to roam.  If that's the case, 
statistically he's on his last leg.  I was also wondering if he could be 
depressed.  As bad as his previous environment was, maybe he misses those 
people and his original home.  Could hormonal changes after his neutering be a 
reason for his lack of interest in anything?  He was just neutered last Friday.

Gotta get moving here and go to work, although BooBoo is my real full time job 
these days.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Tad Burnett 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:26 AM
  Subject: Re: CLS


  Hill's A/D is a good tasting recovery food loaded with vitamins
  and minerals... I buy it by the case for my guys... You probably
  have to buy it from your vet but it could help...
  In the archives or files for this group there are directions for liver
  shake which is about the same thing...
  Tad

  Marylyn wrote:

Something that may have already been addressed:  Feed the absolute best you 
can...no grains if possible.  Dixie eats organic and Primal Raw + finely 
chopped carrots, spinach etc.  One of my holistic vets recommends vitamin C.  
There are lots of good supplements.  Dr. Susan Maier at the Horizon Vet 
Services in Simpsonville Ky does phone consultations and has had good luck with 
FELV+.  Dr. E A Boswell in Louisville Ky has also had good luck.  I see both of 
them and think the world of them.  They compliment and do not replace my 
regular vets.  If you decide you need phone consultations I'll get you phone 
numbers or you can Google them.

On Feb 13, 2008, at 9:14 PM, wendy wrote:


  Hey Lynne,

  My name is Wendy.  I've been active on this site for over 2 years now, 
although not as active lately.  There are lots of good people here and it looks 
like you've been given some great advice.  I just wanted to say a few things 
that came to mind as I read the posts regarding Boo Boo, some of which might 
have already been touched on.  First, if you don't find a vet that will work to 
save Boo Boo, find one who will.  It means all the difference in you and Boo 
Boo being supported at this trying time.  Second, absolutely get the prescrip 
for doxycycline and treat for hemobartaenella regardless of the test.  It's 
extremely difficult to see the parasites on a slide; one minute they're there, 
the next they're not.  The treatment is three weeks minimum.  Third, prednisone 
(or prednisolone) is a good treatment for anemia.  Also, depending on how dire 
the anemia is, Epogen might also be good.  There is lots of information on both 
of these treatments in the archives.  Fourth, what is the anemia diagnosis?  Is 
it regenerative or non-regenerative anemia?  What is Boo Boo's HCT/RBC/PCV 
count exactly?  If you don't have a copy of his bloodwork, call the vet and get 
it so that you know exactly what you're dealing with.  You can post those 
numbers here and there will be people who know what they mean who can help you 
and Boo Boo. 

  Please keep us posted on Boo Boo's progress and if you need anything at 
all, just ask!
  :)
  Wendy
  Dallas, TX
   
  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can 
change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret 
Meade ~~~ 



  - Original Message 
  From: Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 

Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
I found it Sally.  Thanks
Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Sally Davis 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:34 PM
  Subject: Re: CLS


  Hi Lynne 

  I thought I sent you a couple links to check with for the IR one was in 
Canada. I think it could only be ordered by a vet. Goes by the name 
Equistim(big vial bc it for horses). Also looks like Revival would ship you 
would have to call them for specifics. Good luck.

  Sally 


  On Feb 13, 2008 4:00 PM, Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

I'm sorry for not being knowledgeable of this, but what is CLS and the 
bridge you folks refer to?  

I've been busy trying to find some ray of hope for my BooBoo.  I showed his 
blood work to the doc next door at work, who is a dog lover, not a cat but he 
interpreted it as being pretty bad.  He said he has no platelets.  He then got 
on the phone to a Vet friend who takes care of his dogs and gave him a brief 
history of Boo and his blood work.  The vet said there was nothing I could do 
about the situation and that most cats after being diagnosed lived for 2 years 
at a max.  I don't even know when BooBoo contracted the disease so who knows 
how long he has.  This vet though kept saying, it doesn't mean he's going to 
die, whatever the H that means.  I also have a pharmacist friend who is meeting 
with a vet friend of his in Detroit tomorrow and he too is running Boo's 
history by him to see if there is anything at all to help him.  Apparently 
Immuno Regulin is not available here in Canada so he's going to talk to this 
man about it tomorrow.  People have been very kind and honest but I just am 
finding this impossible to accept.  I can't wait to get home from work to see 
him and almost start bawling when I am with him.  I totally hate this.  I just 
hope he isn't feeling any pain.  He mostly sleeps but does purr a lot and seems 
to love having us around him.  I just don't know what else to do.

Lynne



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Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Wendy, if it isn't already too late with the anemia he has I will do
everything I can to get a vet to either find this stuff for me or
interferon, which may be a little easier to get hold of here.

Lynne
- Original Message -
From: wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise


 Lynne,

 The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (one of the biggest and most well-known
in the country) gives all their FeLV kitties Intra-Muscular (not IV or SubQ)
injections of ImmunoRegulin every two weeks!  My Cricket got a few IV
injections but it was already too late for him; his anemia was so
progressed.  If I had to do it over again, I would go with subQ, since
Cricket was so fractious and did not do well with needles.  But if Boo Boo
does IV's easily, I would go with that.

 :)
 Wendy

 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can
change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~
Margaret Meade ~~~


 - Original Message 
 From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:58:56 AM
 Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

 Yes the the immuno-regulin worked on Smokey's fevers.
 Some vets say the equistim (immuno-regulin)needs to be
 given IV but the vet I used said you can do it subq.
 It worked for him.  I can't remember exactly how many
 shots they would fix up for me.  I think it was
 anywhere from 10 to 12.  It cost me around 20 to 30
 dollars.  I kept them refrigerated. Smokey would have
 never tolerated them doing the IV.  He hates the vets.
 I hope this will help.

 Cindy Reasoner

 --- Sue  Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Cindy,
  Thank you for telling me that.  I was picturing
  taking him in to the vet
  several times a week and them putting an IV into his
  arm.  I was even
  thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do
  it.  Obviously I know
  nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what
  they do - if my vet even
  does it.  I have had to give cats things before
  subq, so that would work
  out.  Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's
  fevers?
  Sue
  - Original Message -
  From: cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise
 
 
  I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
   problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
   would give it to him subq and the vet would fix
  the
   shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated.
  At
   first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the
  shots
   less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all.
  Just
   thought I would let you know what my experience
  with
   it has been.
  
   Cindy Reasoner
  
  
   --- laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
   Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold,
  upset
   stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that
  commercial).
   Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco
  won't
   eat her normal food when she has a hairball she
  is
   trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball
  the
   next day and she is back on track eating again.
  As
   Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes.
  I
   quickly forget which days things happen unless I
   make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
   kitchen now for notes.
   L
  
   - Original Message -
From: Lynne
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
   exercise
  
  
Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted
  about
   our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
   positive test at first and asked for more blood
  work
   and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
   thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
   coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
   concerned the previous owners.  He's also
  becoming a
   ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many
  different
   can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks
  his
   nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat
  likes
   it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all
  just
   such a drain on one.
  
Lynne
  - Original Message -
  From: Sue  Frank Koren
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and
   exercise
  
  
  Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to
  run
   around and play like a maniac - after all he is
  only
   8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
   seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a
   little raspy when he has been playing hard, but
   maybe that is something that is normal for any
  cat.
   Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things
   differently with him.  Right now I have to decide
   what will help him most and what I can afford.  I
   

Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Sally Davis
you need to treat the anemia. yes the breathing could be related. I don't
have time to elaborate.

Sally

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 8:03 AM, Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Thank you Wendy.

 I will call my vet today about the Doxycycline and Hemobartanella.

 Here are the results of BooBoo's blood work.  This is a Canadian lab so I
 don't know if the values are the same as in the US.

 WBC9.9MCV57   WBC FLAG
 EOS (8.9)
 RBC3.95   MCH20.0  % LYM
 29.1LYM2.8
 HGB7.9 MCHC  35.2 % MON6.5
 MONO  .6
 HCT22.4RDW17.5 % GRA
 64.46.5
 PLT81MPV11.0

 He wasn't doing very well last night, extremely fatigued.  I did hear him
 eating some crunchy food this morning, drink either the water or milk I put
 down for him last night.  I know you aren't supposed to give cats milk but
 I'm desparate here to get some fluids into him.  He did wake me up by
 jumping on the bed this morning and purring in my face.  My husband thought
 he felt really warm last night and actually I did too.  He's cool this
 momrning.  What I have noticed that kind of concerns me is that when he's
 sleeping his chest seems to rise unusually high with each breath, like he
 has to try extra hard to breath.  This could be the anemia right?  He does
 have a bit of a runny nose too.  Calling the vet today.  I did manage to get
 the previous owners to give me his birthday.  He will be 5 in July.  This
 makes me think that he got infected by a neighborhood cat when he was
 allowed to roam.  If that's the case, statistically he's on his last leg.  I
 was also wondering if he could be depressed.  As bad as his previous
 environment was, maybe he misses those people and his original home.  Could
 hormonal changes after his neutering be a reason for his lack of interest in
 anything?  He was just neutered last Friday.

 Gotta get moving here and go to work, although BooBoo is my real full time
 job these days.

 Lynne

  - Original Message -
 *From:* Tad Burnett [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 *Sent:* Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:26 AM
 *Subject:* Re: CLS

 Hill's A/D is a good tasting recovery food loaded with vitamins
 and minerals... I buy it by the case for my guys... You probably
 have to buy it from your vet but it could help...
 In the archives or files for this group there are directions for liver
 shake which is about the same thing...
 Tad

 Marylyn wrote:

 Something that may have already been addressed:  Feed the absolute best
 you can...no grains if possible.  Dixie eats organic and Primal Raw +
 finely chopped carrots, spinach etc.  One of my holistic vets recommends
 vitamin C.  There are lots of good supplements.  Dr. Susan Maier at the
 Horizon Vet Services in Simpsonville Ky does phone consultations and has had
 good luck with FELV+.  Dr. E A Boswell in Louisville Ky has also had good
 luck.  I see both of them and think the world of them.  They compliment and
 do not replace my regular vets.  If you decide you need
 phone consultations I'll get you phone numbers or you can Google them.
  On Feb 13, 2008, at 9:14 PM, wendy wrote:

   Hey Lynne,

 My name is Wendy.  I've been active on this site for over 2 years now,
 although not as active lately.  There are lots of good people here and it
 looks like you've been given some great advice.  I just wanted to say a few
 things that came to mind as I read the posts regarding Boo Boo, some of
 which might have already been touched on.  First, if you don't find a vet
 that will work to save Boo Boo, find one who will.  It means all the
 difference in you and Boo Boo being supported at this trying time.  Second,
 absolutely get the prescrip for doxycycline and treat for hemobartaenella
 regardless of the test.  It's extremely difficult to see the parasites on a
 slide; one minute they're there, the next they're not.  The treatment
 is three weeks minimum.  Third, prednisone (or prednisolone) is a
 good treatment for anemia.  Also, depending on how dire the anemia is,
 Epogen might also be good.  There is lots of information on both of these
 treatments in the archives.  Fourth, what is the anemia diagnosis?  Is it
 regenerative or non-regenerative anemia?  What is Boo Boo's HCT/RBC/PCV
 count exactly?  If you don't have a copy of his bloodwork, call the vet and
 get it so that you know exactly what you're dealing with.  You can post
 those numbers here and there will be people who know what they mean who can
 help you and Boo Boo.

 Please keep us posted on Boo Boo's progress and if you need anything at
 all, just ask!
 :)
 Wendy
 Dallas, TX

 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can
 change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~
 Margaret Meade ~~~

 - Original Message 
 From: 

Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Sue Koren
Lynne - NO WAY could BooBoo be depressed about leaving his last owners!  It 
sounds to be like he chose you to be his people long before any money changed 
hands!  
The people on this site are so full of hope for these kittys.  I think your 
BooBoo has as good a chance as any of them, especially if you are proactive and 
get him the right kind of veterinary attention asap.  Best wishes to you both.
Sue

 Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
Thank you Wendy.

I will call my vet today about the Doxycycline and Hemobartanella.

Here are the results of BooBoo's blood work.  This is a Canadian lab so I don't 
know if the values are the same as in the US.

WBC9.9MCV57   WBC FLAGEOS 
(8.9)
RBC3.95   MCH20.0  % LYM29.1
LYM2.8
HGB7.9 MCHC  35.2 % MON6.5  
   MONO  .6
HCT22.4RDW17.5 % GRA64.4
6.5
PLT81MPV11.0

He wasn't doing very well last night, extremely fatigued.  I did hear him 
eating some crunchy food this morning, drink either the water or milk I put 
down for him last night.  I know you aren't supposed to give cats milk but I'm 
desparate here to get some fluids into him.  He did wake me up by jumping on 
the bed this morning and purring in my face.  My husband thought he felt really 
warm last night and actually I did too.  He's cool this momrning.  What I have 
noticed that kind of concerns me is that when he's sleeping his chest seems to 
rise unusually high with each breath, like he has to try extra hard to breath.  
This could be the anemia right?  He does have a bit of a runny nose too.  
Calling the vet today.  I did manage to get the previous owners to give me his 
birthday.  He will be 5 in July.  This makes me think that he got infected by a 
neighborhood cat when he was allowed to roam.  If that's the case, 
statistically he's on his last leg.  I was also wondering if he could be 
depressed.  As bad as his previous environment was, maybe he misses those 
people and his original home.  Could hormonal changes after his neutering be a 
reason for his lack of interest in anything?  He was just neutered last Friday.

Gotta get moving here and go to work, although BooBoo is my real full time job 
these days.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Tad Burnett 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:26 AM
  Subject: Re: CLS


  Hill's A/D is a good tasting recovery food loaded with vitamins
  and minerals... I buy it by the case for my guys... You probably
  have to buy it from your vet but it could help...
  In the archives or files for this group there are directions for liver
  shake which is about the same thing...
  Tad

  Marylyn wrote:

Something that may have already been addressed:  Feed the absolute best you 
can...no grains if possible.  Dixie eats organic and Primal Raw + finely 
chopped carrots, spinach etc.  One of my holistic vets recommends vitamin C.  
There are lots of good supplements.  Dr. Susan Maier at the Horizon Vet 
Services in Simpsonville Ky does phone consultations and has had good luck with 
FELV+.  Dr. E A Boswell in Louisville Ky has also had good luck.  I see both of 
them and think the world of them.  They compliment and do not replace my 
regular vets.  If you decide you need phone consultations I'll get you phone 
numbers or you can Google them.

On Feb 13, 2008, at 9:14 PM, wendy wrote:


  Hey Lynne,

  My name is Wendy.  I've been active on this site for over 2 years now, 
although not as active lately.  There are lots of good people here and it looks 
like you've been given some great advice.  I just wanted to say a few things 
that came to mind as I read the posts regarding Boo Boo, some of which might 
have already been touched on.  First, if you don't find a vet that will work to 
save Boo Boo, find one who will.  It means all the difference in you and Boo 
Boo being supported at this trying time.  Second, absolutely get the prescrip 
for doxycycline and treat for hemobartaenella regardless of the test.  It's 
extremely difficult to see the parasites on a slide; one minute they're there, 
the next they're not.  The treatment is three weeks minimum.  Third, prednisone 
(or prednisolone) is a good treatment for anemia.  Also, depending on how dire 
the anemia is, Epogen might also be good.  There is lots of information on both 
of these treatments in the archives.  Fourth, what is the anemia diagnosis?  Is 
it regenerative or non-regenerative anemia?  What is Boo Boo's HCT/RBC/PCV 
count exactly?  If you don't have a copy of his bloodwork, call the vet and get 
it so that you know exactly what you're dealing with.  You can post those 
numbers here and there will be people who know what they mean who can help you 
and Boo 

RE: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Lynne, when my Flavia's transfusion raised her HCT from a perilous 7.5
to 21 the vet and I were thrilled. BooBoo's is 22.4. A normal HCT would
be 29--45. (My negative cat is 34.)
Jumping on your bed and purring in your face?! BooBoo is a happy cat,
making the most of all the love and attention he always deserved and is
finally getting.
I'm so glad BooBoo found you and your husband. 
Kerry
 
  _  

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:03 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: CLS


Thank you Wendy.
 
I will call my vet today about the Doxycycline and Hemobartanella.
 
Here are the results of BooBoo's blood work.  This is a Canadian lab so
I don't know if the values are the same as in the US.
 
WBC9.9MCV57   WBC FLAG
EOS (8.9)
RBC3.95   MCH20.0  % LYM
29.1LYM2.8
HGB7.9 MCHC  35.2 % MON
6.5 MONO  .6
HCT22.4RDW17.5 % GRA
64.46.5
PLT81MPV11.0
 
He wasn't doing very well last night, extremely fatigued.  I did hear
him eating some crunchy food this morning, drink either the water or
milk I put down for him last night.  I know you aren't supposed to give
cats milk but I'm desparate here to get some fluids into him.  He did
wake me up by jumping on the bed this morning and purring in my face.
My husband thought he felt really warm last night and actually I did
too.  He's cool this momrning.  What I have noticed that kind of
concerns me is that when he's sleeping his chest seems to rise unusually
high with each breath, like he has to try extra hard to breath.  This
could be the anemia right?  He does have a bit of a runny nose too.
Calling the vet today.  I did manage to get the previous owners to give
me his birthday.  He will be 5 in July.  This makes me think that he got
infected by a neighborhood cat when he was allowed to roam.  If that's
the case, statistically he's on his last leg.  I was also wondering if
he could be depressed.  As bad as his previous environment was, maybe he
misses those people and his original home.  Could hormonal changes after
his neutering be a reason for his lack of interest in anything?  He was
just neutered last Friday.
 
Gotta get moving here and go to work, although BooBoo is my real full
time job these days.
 
Lynne

- Original Message - 
From: Tad Burnett mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:26 AM
Subject: Re: CLS

Hill's A/D is a good tasting recovery food loaded with vitamins
and minerals... I buy it by the case for my guys... You probably
have to buy it from your vet but it could help...
In the archives or files for this group there are directions for
liver
shake which is about the same thing...
Tad

Marylyn wrote:


Something that may have already been addressed:  Feed
the absolute best you can...no grains if possible.  Dixie eats
organic and Primal Raw + finely chopped carrots, spinach etc.  One of my
holistic vets recommends vitamin C.  There are lots of good supplements.
Dr. Susan Maier at the Horizon Vet Services in Simpsonville Ky does
phone consultations and has had good luck with FELV+.  Dr. E A Boswell
in Louisville Ky has also had good luck.  I see both of them and think
the world of them.  They compliment and do not replace my regular vets.
If you decide you need phone consultations I'll get you phone numbers or
you can Google them.

On Feb 13, 2008, at 9:14 PM, wendy wrote:



Hey Lynne,
 
My name is Wendy.  I've been active on this site
for over 2 years now, although not as active lately.  There are lots of
good people here and it looks like you've been given some great advice.
I just wanted to say a few things that came to mind as I read the posts
regarding Boo Boo, some of which might have already been touched on.
First, if you don't find a vet that will work to save Boo Boo, find one
who will.  It means all the difference in you and Boo Boo being
supported at this trying time.  Second, absolutely get the prescrip for
doxycycline and treat for hemobartaenella regardless of the test.  It's
extremely difficult to see the parasites on a slide; one minute they're
there, the next they're not.  The treatment is three weeks minimum.
Third, prednisone (or prednisolone) is a good treatment for anemia.
Also, depending on how dire the anemia is, Epogen might also be good.
There is lots of information on both of these treatments in the
archives.  Fourth, what is the anemia diagnosis?  Is it regenerative or

RE: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Congrats to Dooley, Sheila!! Fabulous fabulous news!
Kerry M

  _  

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:21 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: CLS


   Hello everyone I haven't posted in a while ,but I have been reading
everyday so I can keep up with what is happening .  I just have to say
that when I was a child I had a neighbor who had a calico girl who lived
to be 30 years old. She was blind and deaf but till the day she died
everyday she would follow him out to check the mail box on the curb .
She was a celebrity around here and people would bring there children to
see her. Her owner died two weeks after she past. He was 86 years old. I
believe he died of a broken heart.
   I have to tell the new members (the older ones know my story) that I
had one boy felv+ who lived  18 yrs and one girl felv+ 17 years. I've
been very lucky to have several live to there teens, But I've also lost
many young ones to this terrible illness. 
   Recently I took my 15 year old boy Dooley to a new vet for some
dental work . He had been diagnosed with felv when he was 3 years old.
Well Dooley is now testing negative . Sometime over the years he threw
off the virus. I was shocked and so happy . I was afraid to tell anyone
until now I thought maybe something was wrong with the test.  So I asked
another vet friend of mine to test him again and was told he is
negative.
   Never give up hope , enjoy everyday you have with your babies. They
may out live you.
 
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Re: for Lynne - good stories ~ Kerry, please add mine?

2008-02-14 Thread laurieskatz
Please add mine, too.
Squeaky and Stripes lived to ages 22 and 16, respectively. I adopted them at 
ages 9 and 7 years. Their prior owner was going to EU them because her new 
stepdaughter was allergic. They were FeLV positive. Stripes was symptomatic on 
and off and Squeaky was healthy until his final 3 weeks of life. They were 
large boyes ~ 15 lbs each. They were absolute loves. 

And, Isabella was rescued May 2007. She tested positive twice. She was very 
sick. Temp of 107, unexplained tremors, enlarged spleen and anemia. We almost 
lost her several times. She screamed if you tried to touch her. She was 
miserable. She never lost her will to eat, thank goodness. BellaBoo, as her 
adoptive mom calls her, thrives now and has doubled her weight. She lives alone 
with her mama who is my good friend and cat sitter. 

Laurie, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  - Original Message - 
  From: MacKenzie, Kerry N. 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 9:59 AM
  Subject: for Lynne - good stories


  Lynne, I thought you might like to see this compilation of affirming stories 
from current and one-time listmembers that I put together in 2006. (Sheila and 
Michelle, I'll add yours if that's ok!)
  Kerry

  Bailey, diagnosed FeLV+ at 5 months of age, will turn 11 years old 

  in May of 2006. He has 5 housemates, all of whom are negative and FeLV 
vaccinated--they eat, sleep, and play together, 

  groom each other, and on the rare occasion have disagreements. In the almost 
11 

  years that they have all lived together nobody else has become positive.

  Belinda, Sumner, WA [Belinda is a co-founder of felineleukemia.org and 
unstinting in her work on behalf of FeLV cats]

  ~

  When I found Wowie outside my office in November, 2005 and adopted him, 
knowing he had FeLV,

  I thought I might have to distance myself

  from the situation, but I knew that no one would give him a better home than

  I could. Today Wowie is thriving and 

  I wouldn't trade anything in the world for the love and joy this cat has

  brought into my life. I feel lucky every single day...just ask anyone I keep

  blabbing to about him! No matter how long his life may be, I will always be

  grateful for the time he has been a part of my life and know that because I

  gave him a chance, he has lived a more comfortable, warmer, loved existence

  in my home. And boy, does he show that he appreciates it!

  Rebecca Ulloa, Massapequa, NY



  ~

  We have THREE cats with FeLV. Peridot is a beautiful orange tabby and he came 
to us over 7 years ago. The vet estimated his age then at about 4. He is now at 
least 11 years old and is as healthy as any other cat. He has had no symptoms. 

  My mother and I rescued FeLV kitties Lovey and Merry from Georgia in February 
last year and they are now over 2 years old and both healthy without any 
symptoms. They all interact with our other three cats without any problem. My 
non-FeLV cats receive their shots each year, my FeLV cats receive Interferon 
daily, and all of them get a dose of L-Lysine daily. I expect all of them to 
live a nice long healthy life. 

  Janine, Herbster, WI 

  ~

  Samantha, Ariele and Salome came to me as kittens. I didn't know they were 
FeLV positive until later. Samantha lived till she was 3, Ariele lived till she 
was 4 1/2 and Salome lived until 9 1/2. Salome was our joy and the kitty love 
of my husband's life. Siggie, almost 6, a negative cat, lived alongside of all 
of the FeLV+ cats, kept up to date with the FeLV booster. He remains negative 
to this day. 

  Terri Brown, Trenton, NJ

  

  I have a wonderful, loving former throw away named Dixie Louise. We are not 
real sure how old she is but I suspect about 2 years old. She was tested for 
FeLV + in June 2005 when I took her to the vet to be spayed. She lived on my 
mother's patio and in a pine thicket for several months (including the entire 
winter in a Rubbermaid shelter) before I took her to the vets'. She is an 
indoor cat now and has been since she tested. She has had no real health 
issues. She is one of the sweetest cats I have ever known. My vets have assured 
me that FeLV is not a death sentence and were visibly relieved when I decided 
to keep the little homeless cat instead of having her killed. 

  Marylyn

  

  I adopted Cricket as a kitten and he was 2 when I found out he was FeLV 
positive. 

  Cricket lived a good life until he was 4.5 years old. 

  He was such a special kitty--he liked to shower,

  LOVED to play, slept with my husband and I every

  night, and just captured my heart from the start. I

  miss him terribly, but despite the pain of losing him,

  I will never regret adopting him. 

  Wendy E., Dallas, TX

  ~

  My first FeLV cat was Calawalla Banana Booboo. She was outside my house, 
playing regularly, when I began feeding her and took her inside. I couldn't 
believe it when the vet said that she tested positive for FeLV. 

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Sheila208
Please do.  Sheila 



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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread TatorBunz
Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many  moons 
ago.
It is refreshing to see this again.
 
Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will  eat a 
piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand the  stuff...yuck) 
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones  battling 
this horrible disease. 
The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for  me.
 
Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv  kitties!
 
TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE  RESCUE

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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons

Thank you Kerry.
This is a Valentine's Day present.

I tried to reply to you, but my message was held by the moderator  
for being too long.
Could I send this to the 'other' FeLV list? It is a wonderful message  
for all people who

are in love with FeLV kitties.

Thanks
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 10:59 AM, MacKenzie, Kerry N. wrote:

Lynne, I thought you might like to see this compilation of  
affirming stories from current and one-time listmembers that I put  
together in 2006. (Sheila and Michelle, I'll add yours if that's ok!)

Kerry





RE: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I know.  I once knew a 25-year-old cat and thought that was really
something.  If this one was really 30 *and* positive all that time this
guy should be calling Ripley.  As it is, my dearly beloved (negative,
but with thyroid problems) Luc is 16 now and I am hoping for 25
 
Diane R.



From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:15 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: CLS


Hmm, 30 years old.  I'm not so sure even the healthiest of cats on the
planet can accomplish that feat Diane, but hey, anything's possible I
suppose.
 
Lynne

- Original Message - 
From: Rosenfeldt, Diane mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: CLS

Someone on another cat list I'm on just lost a cat he says was
FeLV+ and it was THIRTY years old!  Now, I'm not too sure how
well-versed he is on FeLV, and I'm thinking maybe he's mistaken in that.
What he said was that the cat was infected with FeLV when a kitten and
had to have both eyes removed.  So I don't know if it was something else
entirely that he THINKS is FeLV or maybe the kitten later threw the
virus, or what.  I'd LIKE to believe he's accurate, as I'm sure we all
would!
 
Diane R.



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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Pat Kachur
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:37 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: CLS


Lynne - the vet (NOT my regular one) who I took Mandy to when I
first got her to have her tested told me that leukemia positive cats
live only about 6 months after diagnosis.  Well, Mandy is 6+ years old
and who knows how long she has had the virus.  I've had her for more
than six months myself--and she is thriving.
 
When I saw my regular vet, he said the other vet was nuts.  
 
 

- Original Message - 
From: Lynne mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: CLS

I am taking all this advice to heart.  Thank you
Marilyn.  
 
Lynne

- Original Message - 
From: Marylyn mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: CLS

I'll let others address your specific questions
but I'll put my two cents worth in.  Look at
homeopathic/alternative/complemtary vets, especially if conventional
vets are not meeting your needs.  Enjoy the time you have together.  If
you spend it thinking about the possible future you will miss the
wonderful present...and the future may or may not be as you imagine
it.  We all start dying the minute we are born.  We fear death but our
friends do not.  They live in the minute and that is what you need to do
too.  I had a perfectly wonderful and apparently very healthy cat leave
this world with cancer.  My little FeLV + girl has been with me 3
wonderful years and is apparently perfectly healthy.  We never know what
will take us from this world or when.  Please spend wonderful time with
BooBoo.time enjoying him and listening to him.  Tell him of your
fears if that will help you verbalize them and deal with them.   

Good luck and all the blessings of all the
universes to you and Boo.  Don't waste the present.  

On Feb 13, 2008, at 3:00 PM, Lynne wrote:



I'm sorry for not being knowledgeable of
this, but what is CLS and the bridge you folks refer to? 
 
I've been busy trying to find some ray
of hope for my BooBoo.  I showed his blood work to the doc next door at
work, who is a dog lover, not a cat but he interpreted it as being
pretty bad.  He said he has no platelets.  He then got on the phone to a
Vet friend who takes care of his dogs and gave him a brief history of
Boo and his blood work.  The vet said there was nothing I could do about
the situation and that most cats after being diagnosed lived for 2 years
at a max.  I don't even know when BooBoo contracted the disease so who
knows how long he has.  This vet though kept saying, it doesn't mean
he's going to die, whatever the H that means.  I also have a pharmacist
friend who is meeting with a vet friend of his in Detroit tomorrow and
he too is running Boo's history by him to see if there is anything at
all to help him.  Apparently Immuno Regulin is not available here in

Re: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the fridge.  I 
know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned him he'll have a feeding 
tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To make it worse, he only wants my 
husband or Mister to feed him.  Boo and I will be sitting on the bed and if 
he hears one sound downstairs he stands, does his strange little meow and waits 
for Bob to come up.  He wants food but then won't eat it.  Maybe the vet has 
some experience with picky cats.  

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Rosenfeldt, Diane 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
  Subject: RE: the good stories


  I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's snifflies can 
get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.  They don't want stuff they 
can't smell.  Have you tried heating his food so it's stinkier?  You may run 
out of the kitchen gagging, but he'll think it's great.  As I'm sure you know, 
making sure kitties keep eating, no matter what their FeLV status, is 
paramount.  We've been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver disease, 
which is the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we are 
ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating.

  Diane R.



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  From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: the good stories


  Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to print them 
out and show to my vet.  I called his office this morning and asked the 
assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions and suggestions regarding 
BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to him.  Well he called me back at work 
and thanked me for doing that and even mentioned how intelligent and 
informed I was.  I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all these 
suggestions came from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it but he was 
very impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the course of Doxycycline and 
said tonight we'd sit down and discuss the use of Interferon.  I know it is 
going to cost us a fortune, everything does over here, but just by chance my 
dad gave me a thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He 
did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem would surface 
in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even going to consider that one.

  So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his breathing 
and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat more.  Nothing I've 
offered him seems to meet his approval.

  Talk to you all later.
  Lynne
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RE: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Your vet sounds a goodie, Lynne. We're all pulling for BooBoo and you.
Keep us posted when you have a moment. Kerry

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Subject: the good stories


Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to print
them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this morning and asked
the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions and
suggestions regarding BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to him.
Well he called me back at work and thanked me for doing that and even
mentioned how intelligent and informed I was.  I told him I had been
doing a lot of reading and all these suggestions came from this group.
I thought he might laugh at it but he was very impressed.  He is totally
in agreement about the course of Doxycycline and said tonight we'd sit
down and discuss the use of Interferon.  I know it is going to cost us a
fortune, everything does over here, but just by chance my dad gave me a
thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He did
mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem would
surface in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even going to
consider that one.
 
So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his
breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat
more.  Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.
 
Talk to you all later.
Lynne
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RE: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
That's just so wonderful Gloria! Congrats to your furballs! I figure
they're pretty happy and stress-free living with mom.
Kerry

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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:51 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV


Some of mine are living long, not because anything I've done - Oliver
and Chloe are 13 or 14.  B.B. is only 4 or 5 - I'll have to check and
see which.  But he made it past the 2.5 to 3 yr mark! 

Gloria



On Feb 13, 2008, at 7:00 PM, laurieskatz wrote:



ok time for me to chime in again. Squeaky lived to age 22 and
Stripes lived to age 16. They were both feline leuk positive. Stripes
was sick on and off and Squeaky was healthy except his final 3 weeks.
HOPE reigns!
So little was known about FeLV at that time. I did NOTHING
special for them (Squeaky died in 1996). All I did was love them and get
Stripes to the vet when he was symptomatic.
Laurie

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Re: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

2008-02-14 Thread Gloria Lane
Some of mine are living long, not because anything I've done - Oliver  
and Chloe are 13 or 14.  B.B. is only 4 or 5 - I'll have to check and  
see which.  But he made it past the 2.5 to 3 yr mark!


Gloria



On Feb 13, 2008, at 7:00 PM, laurieskatz wrote:

ok time for me to chime in again. Squeaky lived to age 22 and  
Stripes lived to age 16. They were both feline leuk positive.  
Stripes was sick on and off and Squeaky was healthy except his final  
3 weeks. HOPE reigns!
So little was known about FeLV at that time. I did NOTHING special  
for them (Squeaky died in 1996). All I did was love them and get  
Stripes to the vet when he was symptomatic.

Laurie
-




RE: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Have you tried assist-feeding him Lynne? My vet showed me how when I
arrived her clinic in floods of tears with Flavia one day thinking i was
going to lose her. 
It's easy: Just put BooBoo on your lap, put a little food on your
finger, open his mouth and smear the food on his tongue, or wherever you
can smear it in his mouth. Once he actually tastes it, he may be fine.

  _  

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:22 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: the good stories


Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the fridge.
I know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned him he'll have a
feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To make it worse, he only
wants my husband or Mister to feed him.  Boo and I will be sitting on
the bed and if he hears one sound downstairs he stands, does his strange
little meow and waits for Bob to come up.  He wants food but then won't
eat it.  Maybe the vet has some experience with picky cats.  
 
Lynne

- Original Message - 
From: Rosenfeldt, Diane mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: the good stories

I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's
snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.  They
don't want stuff they can't smell.  Have you tried heating his food so
it's stinkier?  You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but he'll think
it's great.  As I'm sure you know, making sure kitties keep eating, no
matter what their FeLV status, is paramount.  We've been through 3
separate instances of fatty liver disease, which is the end result of
insufficient eating, and I can tell you we are ever-vigilant to make
sure everybody is eating.
 
Diane R.

  _  

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: the good stories


Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted
to print them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this morning
and asked the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions and
suggestions regarding BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to him.
Well he called me back at work and thanked me for doing that and even
mentioned how intelligent and informed I was.  I told him I had been
doing a lot of reading and all these suggestions came from this group.
I thought he might laugh at it but he was very impressed.  He is totally
in agreement about the course of Doxycycline and said tonight we'd sit
down and discuss the use of Interferon.  I know it is going to cost us a
fortune, everything does over here, but just by chance my dad gave me a
thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He did
mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem would
surface in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even going to
consider that one.
 
So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for
his breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat
more.  Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.
 
Talk to you all later.
Lynne
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Re: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

2008-02-14 Thread Gloria Lane
They're doing pretty darn good - I never expected them to live this  
long.  Have had so many die at 2.5 - 3 yrs old...it's nothing I've  
done for them (except love and stability and food).


Gloria



On Feb 14, 2008, at 4:03 PM, MacKenzie, Kerry N. wrote:

That's just so wonderful Gloria! Congrats to your furballs! I figure  
they're pretty happy and stress-free living with mom.

Kerry

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
] On Behalf Of Gloria Lane

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:51 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

Some of mine are living long, not because anything I've done -  
Oliver and Chloe are 13 or 14.  B.B. is only 4 or 5 - I'll have to  
check and see which.  But he made it past the 2.5 to 3 yr mark!


Gloria



On Feb 13, 2008, at 7:00 PM, laurieskatz wrote:

ok time for me to chime in again. Squeaky lived to age 22 and  
Stripes lived to age 16. They were both feline leuk positive.  
Stripes was sick on and off and Squeaky was healthy except his  
final 3 weeks. HOPE reigns!
So little was known about FeLV at that time. I did NOTHING special  
for them (Squeaky died in 1996). All I did was love them and get  
Stripes to the vet when he was symptomatic.

Laurie
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Re: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons

That's great news Gloria. Have any of them had symptoms?
I am hoping we can make it over the 2.5 - 3 year mark
Thanks ,
Jane



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Re: the good stories~food idea for BooBoo

2008-02-14 Thread laurieskatz
Try Solid Gold canned tuna (cat food) if you can find it. It's my secret weapon.
  - Original Message - 
  From: Lynne 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
  Subject: the good stories


  Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to print them 
out and show to my vet.  I called his office this morning and asked the 
assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions and suggestions regarding 
BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to him.  Well he called me back at work 
and thanked me for doing that and even mentioned how intelligent and 
informed I was.  I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all these 
suggestions came from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it but he was 
very impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the course of Doxycycline and 
said tonight we'd sit down and discuss the use of Interferon.  I know it is 
going to cost us a fortune, everything does over here, but just by chance my 
dad gave me a thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He 
did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem would surface 
in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even going to consider that one.

  So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his breathing 
and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat more.  Nothing I've 
offered him seems to meet his approval.

  Talk to you all later.
  Lynne

RE: Boo's vet adventure

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Gosh Lynne, a lot of good things did happen today...your vet sounds such
a sweetie. And, the new babe you met. I wonder if your vet encouraged
them to keep her, and get educated, given that he's one of the
enlightened ones? 
Wow.keep us posted. 
Kerry
 
 

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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 5:08 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Boo's vet adventure


We just got home from visiting the vet and will be picking up the
Doxycycline tomorrow.  It's being made of all places at the pharmacy
across the hall from where I work so I can get it there instead of going
back to the vets.  These folks make up Lennies transdermal thyroid
medication and don't charge me a dispensing fee so good for me.  I know
I'll get a good price on the Doxycycline and Interferon.  The Doxy is a
liquid, chicken flavored one and the vet is going to teach me to
administer the Interferon.  We don't really know if this will make a big
difference but are willing to try.  That will be in next week and to my
absolute shock, it isn't anywhere near what I expected it to be cost
wise.  It's peanuts compared to what we've spent in cat food alone for
this guy.
 
BooBoo really likes Dr. Gill.  He is by the way running a slight fever
so it is important to get this antibiotic in him.  When we came home,
BooBoo came down the stairs all on his own, into the kitchen and ate
some food.  He doesn't spend much time down here, just upstairs on the
bed.
 
When we were at the vets Dr. Gill told us about a family who brought
their cat in today, an 11 month old female for neutering and discovered
she was positive for FelV.  I guess they were all crying and needed to
make a decision about keeping her or euthanizing her.  They have 2 other
cats at home who tested negative as well but they share everything so
who knows what will happen in the future.  Bottom line is, I think this
was a ploy on Dr. Gill's part because he really loves this Baby cat and
said he'd keep her if he didn't already have 2 cats at home and he
didn't want to have to tsend her to the humane society because they just
euthanize them.  Of course after introducing her to BooBoo and us we
said we'd take her if they decide to have her put down.  I can't believe
this.  Her blood work came back perfect so she' showing no signs of the
disease yet.  She's adorable, a golden color with black feet and some
black stripes.  They would pay for the neutering and adoption process if
we took her.  He didn't charge us for this visit either.  So I guess it
was a good day.  I don't know what the future holds for BooBoo but Bob
and I have decided to give him every opportunity we can and just enjoy
him while he's here.
 
Lynne
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RE: Boo's vet adventure

2008-02-14 Thread Caroline Kaufmann

Plus, since she's a kitten, she needs to be retested in 6 months anyway b/c of 
the false positives and the possible throwing of the virus  I feel like 
terror/sadness/decision-making needs to definitely be reserved (for later if 
need be) when it's a kitten that tests Felv+...there is always hope when it's a 
kitten.
caroline


Subject: RE: Boo's vet adventureDate: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:31:17 -0600From: 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org




Gosh Lynne, a lot of good things did happen today...your vet sounds such a 
sweetie. And, the new babe you met. I wonder if your vet encouraged them to 
keep her, and get educated, given that he's one of the enlightened ones? 
Wow.keep us posted. 
Kerry
 
 


From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of LynneSent: 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 5:08 PMTo: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Boo's vet adventure

We just got home from visiting the vet and will be picking up the Doxycycline 
tomorrow.  It's being made of all places at the pharmacy across the hall from 
where I work so I can get it there instead of going back to the vets.  These 
folks make up Lennies transdermal thyroid medication and don't charge me a 
dispensing fee so good for me.  I know I'll get a good price on the Doxycycline 
and Interferon.  The Doxy is a liquid, chicken flavored one and the vet is 
going to teach me to administer the Interferon.  We don't really know if this 
will make a big difference but are willing to try.  That will be in next week 
and to my absolute shock, it isn't anywhere near what I expected it to be cost 
wise.  It's peanuts compared to what we've spent in cat food alone for this guy.
 
BooBoo really likes Dr. Gill.  He is by the way running a slight fever so it is 
important to get this antibiotic in him.  When we came home, BooBoo came down 
the stairs all on his own, into the kitchen and ate some food.  He doesn't 
spend much time down here, just upstairs on the bed.
 
When we were at the vets Dr. Gill told us about a family who brought their cat 
in today, an 11 month old female for neutering and discovered she was positive 
for FelV.  I guess they were all crying and needed to make a decision about 
keeping her or euthanizing her.  They have 2 other cats at home who tested 
negative as well but they share everything so who knows what will happen in the 
future.  Bottom line is, I think this was a ploy on Dr. Gill's part because he 
really loves this Baby cat and said he'd keep her if he didn't already have 2 
cats at home and he didn't want to have to tsend her to the humane society 
because they just euthanize them.  Of course after introducing her to BooBoo 
and us we said we'd take her if they decide to have her put down.  I can't 
believe this.  Her blood work came back perfect so she' showing no signs of the 
disease yet.  She's adorable, a golden color with black feet and some black 
stripes.  They would pay for the neutering and adoption process if we took her. 
 He didn't charge us for this visit either.  So I guess it was a good day.  I 
don't know what the future holds for BooBoo but Bob and I have decided to give 
him every opportunity we can and just enjoy him while he's here.
 
Lynne
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Re: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Marylyn
Have his throat and teeth checked.  And try a good, organic  
yogurtfull fat, plain.  Dixie had some gum/teeth issues that have  
cleared up.the doxy should help if that is an issue.

On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Lynne wrote:

Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the  
fridge.  I know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned him  
he'll have a feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To make  
it worse, he only wants my husband or Mister to feed him.  Boo and  
I will be sitting on the bed and if he hears one sound downstairs he  
stands, does his strange little meow and waits for Bob to come up.   
He wants food but then won't eat it.  Maybe the vet has some  
experience with picky cats.


Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Rosenfeldt, Diane
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: the good stories

I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's  
snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.   
They don't want stuff they can't smell.  Have you tried heating his  
food so it's stinkier?  You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but  
he'll think it's great.  As I'm sure you know, making sure kitties  
keep eating, no matter what their FeLV status, is paramount.  We've  
been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver disease, which is  
the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we are  
ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating.


Diane R.

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
] On Behalf Of Lynne

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: the good stories

Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to  
print them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this morning  
and asked the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions  
and suggestions regarding BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to  
him.  Well he called me back at work and thanked me for doing that  
and even mentioned how intelligent and informed I was.  I told  
him I had been doing a lot of reading and all these suggestions came  
from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it but he was very  
impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the course of  
Doxycycline and said tonight we'd sit down and discuss the use of  
Interferon.  I know it is going to cost us a fortune, everything  
does over here, but just by chance my dad gave me a thousand dollars  
for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He did mention that  
they do transfuse animals but the same problem would surface in time  
and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even going to consider that one.


So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his  
breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat  
more.  Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.


Talk to you all later.
Lynne
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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons
I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm  
going to

give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated as  
we all were.


Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many  
moons ago.

It is refreshing to see this again.

Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will  
eat a piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand  
the stuff...yuck)
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones  
battling this horrible disease.

The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for me.

Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!

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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling our vet about the good 
stories tonight and he was very interested.  We've determined this is a really 
terrific guy we've found.  He's attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed FelV 
cat because as he confided to us tonight, he just loves this cat and doesn't 
want to see her put down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the owners decide 
to do, we've told him we will take her.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Jane Lyons 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:05 PM
  Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories


  I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm going to
  give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
  have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated as we all 
were.


  Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
  Jane












  On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many moons 
ago.
It is refreshing to see this again.

Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will eat a 
piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand the stuff...yuck) 
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones battling 
this horrible disease. 
The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for me.

Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE

Terrie Mohr-Forker

http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html

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Re: the good stories ~ warming food

2008-02-14 Thread laurieskatz
Also, our vet recommended against warming food in microwave as it changes 
consistency and smell of it. Vet suggested I mix food with warm (or hot) water 
to bring it to room temp.
L
  - Original Message - 
  From: Lynne 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:07 PM
  Subject: Re: the good stories


  OK, gonna get some yogurt.
- Original Message - 
From: Marylyn 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: the good stories


Have his throat and teeth checked.  And try a good, organic yogurtfull 
fat, plain.  Dixie had some gum/teeth issues that have cleared up.the doxy 
should help if that is an issue.   

On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Lynne wrote:


  Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the fridge.  
I know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned him he'll have a 
feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To make it worse, he only wants 
my husband or Mister to feed him.  Boo and I will be sitting on the bed and 
if he hears one sound downstairs he stands, does his strange little meow and 
waits for Bob to come up.  He wants food but then won't eat it.  Maybe the vet 
has some experience with picky cats. 

  Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Rosenfeldt, Diane
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: the good stories


I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's 
snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.  They don't 
want stuff they can't smell.  Have you tried heating his food so it's stinkier? 
 You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but he'll think it's great.  As I'm 
sure you know, making sure kitties keep eating, no matter what their FeLV 
status, is paramount.  We've been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver 
disease, which is the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we 
are ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating.

Diane R.




From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: the good stories


Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to 
print them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this morning and asked 
the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of questions and suggestions 
regarding BooBoo's care and then come in to talk to him.  Well he called me 
back at work and thanked me for doing that and even mentioned how intelligent 
and informed I was.  I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all 
these suggestions came from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it but he 
was very impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the course of Doxycycline 
and said tonight we'd sit down and discuss the use of Interferon.  I know it is 
going to cost us a fortune, everything does over here, but just by chance my 
dad gave me a thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He 
did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem would surface 
in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even going to consider that one.

So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his 
breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to eat more.  
Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.

Talk to you all later.
Lynne
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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons

Great Lynne ...that would be wonderful. You've found a good vet!

Not too long ago, when I was as 'shell shocked' as you are now, a  
woman (Nina) who was on this list told me that
it is her belief that these Felv kitties are often 'sent' to us to  
teach us how to let go of our fear of loss, and how
to live as they do, in the moment. I've found it to be so true. I  
hope with some time, you'll feel that way about

BooBoo. It will get better.
0It sounds as though you and your husband are going to give him every  
thing you can to

fight this battle. He's so lucky to have found you.

Jane
On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:30 PM, Lynne wrote:

Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea.  I was telling our vet about  
the good stories tonight and he was very interested.  We've  
determined this is a really terrific guy we've found.  He's  
attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed FelV cat because as he  
confided to us tonight, he just loves this cat and doesn't want to  
see her put down.  Like I mentioned, if that is what the owners  
decide to do, we've told him we will take her.


Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Jane Lyons
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: for Lynne - good stories

I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm  
going to

give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should
have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated  
as we all were.


Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.
Jane






On Feb 14, 2008, at 11:49 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Kerry,
Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined  
many moons ago.

It is refreshing to see this again.

Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will  
eat a piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand  
the stuff...yuck)
But will do it for the ones we have lost and for the current ones  
battling this horrible disease.

The day will come when a cure will happen but not soon enough for me.

Bless all of you of caring and loving your Felv kitties!

TAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTS
SIAMESE  COLLIE RESCUE

Terrie Mohr-Forker

http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wasiameserescue

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/index.html

http://hometown.aol.com/tatorbunz/myhomepage/petmemorial.html

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Re: the good stories ~ warming food

2008-02-14 Thread Marylyn
Get a bowl of pretty hot water.  Put the bowl of food in the hot  
water.  It will take a few minutes but the heat will transfer and you  
will not dilute the food.  If you want to mix a liquid in it try a  
broth (chicken, beef etc).  Again, you will be adding to the food.

On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:26 PM, laurieskatz wrote:

Also, our vet recommended against warming food in microwave as it  
changes consistency and smell of it. Vet suggested I mix food with  
warm (or hot) water to bring it to room temp.

L
- Original Message -
From: Lynne
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: the good stories

OK, gonna get some yogurt.
- Original Message -
From: Marylyn
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: the good stories

Have his throat and teeth checked.  And try a good, organic  
yogurtfull fat, plain.  Dixie had some gum/teeth issues that  
have cleared up.the doxy should help if that is an issue.

On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Lynne wrote:

Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the  
fridge.  I know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned  
him he'll have a feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To  
make it worse, he only wants my husband or Mister to feed him.   
Boo and I will be sitting on the bed and if he hears one sound  
downstairs he stands, does his strange little meow and waits for  
Bob to come up.  He wants food but then won't eat it.  Maybe the  
vet has some experience with picky cats.


Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Rosenfeldt, Diane
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: the good stories

I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's  
snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.   
They don't want stuff they can't smell.  Have you tried heating his  
food so it's stinkier?  You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but  
he'll think it's great.  As I'm sure you know, making sure kitties  
keep eating, no matter what their FeLV status, is paramount.  We've  
been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver disease, which is  
the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we are  
ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating.


Diane R.

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] On Behalf Of Lynne

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: the good stories

Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to  
print them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this  
morning and asked the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of  
questions and suggestions regarding BooBoo's care and then come in  
to talk to him.  Well he called me back at work and thanked me for  
doing that and even mentioned how intelligent and informed I  
was.  I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all these  
suggestions came from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it  
but he was very impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the  
course of Doxycycline and said tonight we'd sit down and discuss  
the use of Interferon.  I know it is going to cost us a fortune,  
everything does over here, but just by chance my dad gave me a  
thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He  
did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem  
would surface in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even  
going to consider that one.


So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his  
breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to  
eat more.  Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.


Talk to you all later.
Lynne
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Re: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Marylyn
If he doesn't eat it immediately let it warm (naturally) to room  
temperature then put a small amount on a paw...don't force it into his  
mouth.  Dixie prefers sheep or goat yogurt but it is difficult to get  
here.  I don't know what options you have.

On Feb 14, 2008, at 6:07 PM, Lynne wrote:


OK, gonna get some yogurt.
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From: Marylyn
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: the good stories

Have his throat and teeth checked.  And try a good, organic  
yogurtfull fat, plain.  Dixie had some gum/teeth issues that  
have cleared up.the doxy should help if that is an issue.

On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Lynne wrote:

Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the  
fridge.  I know how important it is for him to eat.  I've warned  
him he'll have a feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up.  To  
make it worse, he only wants my husband or Mister to feed him.   
Boo and I will be sitting on the bed and if he hears one sound  
downstairs he stands, does his strange little meow and waits for  
Bob to come up.  He wants food but then won't eat it.  Maybe the  
vet has some experience with picky cats.


Lynne
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From: Rosenfeldt, Diane
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: the good stories

I'm glad your vet is flexible and willing to help.  If BooBoo's  
snifflies can get cleared up, I know his appetite will improve.   
They don't want stuff they can't smell.  Have you tried heating his  
food so it's stinkier?  You may run out of the kitchen gagging, but  
he'll think it's great.  As I'm sure you know, making sure kitties  
keep eating, no matter what their FeLV status, is paramount.  We've  
been through 3 separate instances of fatty liver disease, which is  
the end result of insufficient eating, and I can tell you we are  
ever-vigilant to make sure everybody is eating.


Diane R.

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
] On Behalf Of Lynne

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: the good stories

Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories.  I'm tempted to  
print them out and show to my vet.  I called his office this  
morning and asked the assistant if I could possibly fax a list of  
questions and suggestions regarding BooBoo's care and then come in  
to talk to him.  Well he called me back at work and thanked me for  
doing that and even mentioned how intelligent and informed I  
was.  I told him I had been doing a lot of reading and all these  
suggestions came from this group.  I thought he might laugh at it  
but he was very impressed.  He is totally in agreement about the  
course of Doxycycline and said tonight we'd sit down and discuss  
the use of Interferon.  I know it is going to cost us a fortune,  
everything does over here, but just by chance my dad gave me a  
thousand dollars for my birthday so that will certainly help.  He  
did mention that they do transfuse animals but the same problem  
would surface in time and it can be dangerous anyway.  Not even  
going to consider that one.


So that's where we stand.  He needs to be checked tonight for his  
breathing and runny nose and come up with some way to get him to  
eat more.  Nothing I've offered him seems to meet his approval.


Talk to you all later.
Lynne
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Re: new cat

2008-02-14 Thread catatonya
My positive is 9 years old!
  Welcome to the list.
  tonya

Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Hi all.
   
  I just joined this list after doing all the reading I possibly could find on 
feline leukemia.  I recently acquired a Himalayan male cat around 5 to 6 years 
of age from a rather unscrupulous family.  I was familiar with the cat because 
all summer he would come over to our house and hang around, mostly wanting 
attention and something to eat.  Recently I discovered he was on a buy and sell 
site and immediately called the owners desparate to purchase him.  Knowing who 
I am the price went from 150 to 300 within a couple minutes.  Anyway, my 
husband and I had grown to love this little guy and just wanted him to have a 
good home.
   
  Yesterday we took him to the vet where he was groomed, shaved of all the 
horrible matting under his chest and legs, deflead and treated for a terrible 
case of earmites.  We no sooner got home than the vet called to tell us he had 
tested positive for feline leukemia and wanted to know how much we had bonded 
with him and our options.  After what seemed like hours of crying I decided we 
were going to keep him as long as he stayed healthy which he is now.  This 
weekend he is going to be neutered, strongly advised by the vet.  This will be 
strictly a housecat.  He's adjusted very well and is adorable.  I'm just 
curious.  Does he have a chance at a longer life than I've been lead to believe 
he has.  I'm hearing a couple of years and I just cannot accept this as fact.  
   
  Lynne



Re: Sweet Buzz

2008-02-14 Thread catatonya
I have mixed positives with negatives going on 15 years now.  My negatives were 
vaccinated when they were younger.  No one has ever caught the leukemia from 
one of my positives.
  tonya

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  Hello to All... 
I recently took a cat my brother had rescued from some neighborhood kids who 
were abusing and kicking him. He had fleas, worms and ear mites and was near 
death. My brother and his wife nursed him back to physical health, but he was 
terrified of people. They had been calling him Buzz Saw because of the way he 
behaved when anyone tried to touch him. When I visited my brother, my sister in 
law threw a blanket over him to catch him and handed him to me. I cuddled him 
in and after a while he began to purr. He was terrified of people reaching for 
him, so when we reached for him we did so with treats in our hands. His whole 
personality began to change and Buzz and I really began to bond. When I took 
him home I had fortunately kept him away from my other 5 cats. I took him to 
our vet to be checked over and neutered. I found out he is 8 - 10 months old 
and the heartbreaking news - he is FeLV positive. I have read as much as I 
could and 
tried to find a way I could safely keep him with my other cats, but that does 
not seem to be possible. Even if I vaccinated my other cats the risk is too 
great. A couple of them have their own issues, and if they got feline leukemia, 
too, it would probably be the end of them. Buzz is now living in one room of 
my home and I am trying to find a good home for him. I would almost like to be 
selfish and keep him anyway because he has turned into one of the most loving, 
entertaining wonderful cats I have ever had, and I have had many. It would not 
be fair to keep him in one room for the rest of his life, though. Oh, by the 
way, his name is still Buzz, but now it stands for Buzz Light Year - To 
Infinity 
and Beyond! If anyone knows of a home where he will be well taken care of and 
happy, please let me know. 
Thanks, 
Sue 









Re: Please add to the Bridge List

2008-02-14 Thread catatonya
I'm sorry Gloria.
  take care,
  tonya

Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I've had 2 cats die in the last two months, I am so sad to say. 
Please add to the bridge list. They were not FELV.

Angel Moon was a 5-6 year old siamese girl, died Dec 14. She was a 
shy, scaredy cat - would come out to ask for food and go Meow-Meow, 
but wouldn't have any thing to do with people for the most part. I've 
had her for a year or so.

Miss Hendrix was probably 8-10 yrs girl, a short but quite fat black 
kitty, really cute, funny and likeable. She's been with me 4 years, a 
real sweetie, looked great. She just developed a cold or something 
over the last couple of days, I was treating her, and suddenly there 
she was - it was a real shock to lose her late last night (February 
5). Will probably have a necropsy.

Thanks!

Gloria