RE: average lifespan

2005-06-01 Thread Barbara Baass
Tom had the a first test and then I had the IFA done a month later. He tested positive on both. I guess that is the blood work isn't it. It was another vet that told me that it was in the bone marrow and that it would be better to put him to sleep because we couldn't save them all and that my

Re: Need advice - kittens

2005-06-01 Thread Susan Loesch
Thanks!Cherie A Gabbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I would say test two or three more times, each test at 90 days"Gloria B. Lane" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Susan asked me to forward her message to the list. Here also are my comments on it - can anybody offer suggestions please? Thanks - GloriaFrom:

life span and losses

2005-06-01 Thread Lomaxturtle
I'm so sorry to hear of those of you who have lost you beloved furkids. It is so painful and I still miss my dear girl now even though it is 2 months since her death. I think I ended up coping by writing her a poem and drawing her aswell as being around other animals and taking my 3 new

Re: more on valium in cats

2005-06-01 Thread Mari Kolbe
RE: Valium Use Our vet has prescribed 1/4 of a 5mg valium tablet given orally to break the cluster seizure cycle of one of our 10# cats who was doused in transmission oil as a kitten and as a result of liver damage from ingesting the toxin suffers cluster seizures. If we administer it at the end

Re: outcome of anemia - Immuno-Regulin

2005-06-01 Thread carlas
I tried Immuno-Regulin for a fiv anemic cat. Helped alittle But she had too many other things going on she was at the stage of full blown aides, her immunes system was 0. She was anemic due to her spleen was removed since they thought it was cancer but turned out it had some toxic cells but

Cats ...

2005-06-01 Thread Marlene Chornie
Hello Group, I received this email from my brother-in-law yesterday (he and his wife are also cat people). I wanted to share his thoughts with you, as I found it quite consoling and hope others may find some comfort as well. "I think of cats and other animals a lot and I think of our cats

Re: life span and losses

2005-06-01 Thread felv
Sending my positive energy for Bramble and you Michelle L, hopefully he will pull through it! Jennhttp://ucat.ushttp://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html ~~~ I'm so sorry to hear of those of you who have lost you beloved

Re: life span and losses

2005-06-01 Thread Barbara Baass
I was wondering if Bramble has ever had a felv shot? I worry about my other 4 non-positive ones getting Felv from Tom, especially the younger one that was 6 years old in May, Tasha.I had her since she was a baby at 6 weeks and she will always be my baby cat no matter how old she gets. She was the

RE: average lifespan

2005-06-01 Thread Barbara Baass
Yes, this is very depressing. Tom was about a year and a half the vet said and I guess now he is 2 years old. I know now from what the group said what to expect of his life span. Maybe another year or two. Is Salome just a carrier or is it in the bone marrow? To be 9 years old, shemust be a

RE: life span and losses

2005-06-01 Thread Chris
I have 2 pos FELV 3 negs The negs were all exposed to one of the pos for years before I knew she had itthey have tested neg but I do give them FELV shots once a year (they have to be retested each time before vet will give them shot) Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original

RE: average lifespan

2005-06-01 Thread Chris
Ive got a 6 + year old who tested pos last year though vet thinks she had it all along and a 4+ that I took in as a stray last year who also turned out to be pos. Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

Interferon mixing question re refreezing

2005-06-01 Thread Del Daniels
I have the initial mix of Interferon with saline frozenin99 syringes - used up the first syringe which was mixed into saline and frozen (first freeze) in 100syringes. My question: Now I need to mix another batch ... thaw a concentrated syringe and mix with saline will provide 100 syringes of

Re: Cats ...

2005-06-01 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
That is wonderful...and so true, thank you for sharing ;-)) CherieMarlene Chornie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello Group, I received this email from my brother-in-law yesterday (he and his wife are also cat people). I wanted to share his thoughts with you, as I found it quite consoling and

Re: average lifespan

2005-06-01 Thread Belinda Sauro
FeLV in the bone marrow is dormant until something sets it off as I understand it, that's why a cat that tests positive on the IFA is generally thought to be unable to convert to negative, because it is already in the bone marrow. I do remember a few years back though hearing about an IFA

Re: average lifespan

2005-06-01 Thread Tad Burnett
A couple things to think about.Many many cats are POS but never tested and many of these will never be tested because they don't get sick...and these cats don't get put into the data base that we use to figure life expectance...So in reality the life span average may be longer than we

Jersey

2005-06-01 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Stan, Haven't seen any posts recently and just wanted to check in on Jersey and you, how are you both doing? -- Belinda Happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties ... http://www.bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens http://adopt.bemikitties.com FeLV Candle

Re: Felvtalk Digest, Vol 5, Issue 3

2005-06-01 Thread Lomaxturtle
I don't know if Bramble has ever had a FeLV shot. Like I said I've only had these 3 for just over 3 weeks now from the sanctuary. There they put FIV and FeLV cats in a pen together which is crazy - they should never expose an FIV cat to an FeLV cat (a) a because FeLV is easier to spread than

Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread stany petrov
I am very sorry to tell you that Jersey died today- 11am. He was very sick the last two days. I was going to take him today to the vet clinic Bonnie reccomended me but it was late... I think the kidney problems and not the leukimia is the cause of his death. He was crying like a baby when I

RE: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Weese, Tracy
I am so sorry Stany. I know we all hoped he would pull through. I hope you will consider another cat when you have healed. You sound like a good cat dad. Rest easy, dear Jersey. Tracy - Original Message - From: stany petrov To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: 6/1/2005 4:49:36 PM

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Belinda Sauro
Stan, I'm very sorry to hear Jersey has passed, you did your best and Jersey knew that. Hopefully he will let you know he is OK on the other side, I too believe in an after life here existence. Prayers for comfort for you and a peaceful swift journey for Jersey as he starts this new

RE: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message Dear Stan I am so very sorry. Although I haven't been posting, because you got so much excellent advice from members much more knowledgeable than me, I have been following the story of your and Jersey's struggle. I am glad he knew he had such a loving, caring friend looking

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Belinda Sauro
I have added him to the service. -- Belinda Happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties ... http://www.bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens http://adopt.bemikitties.com FeLV Candle Light Service http://www.bemikitties.com/cls HostDesign4U.com (affordable hosting

RE: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Title: Message Hi, Stan, I am so very sorry to hear about Jersey Though I felt much sorrow in your message, I also felt lots of brightness in your message, and I agree with what you said about - On the other hand,though I believe that we have to fight for theirlife till the semi-

RE: Sam is lost - add to Candlelight Service

2005-06-01 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Gloria It's heartbreaking---I hope and pray Sam is found safe. Kerry -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005 10:55 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Sam is lost - add to Candlelight Service Hi

RE: Bones... please help her!

2005-06-01 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Title: Message Jenn Sending positive healing vibes for Bones...I know she can't be describedas lucky as faras her health goes, but boy, is she lucky that she found you. Please keep us posted on her progress when you get time. Kerry -Original Message-From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread TenHouseCats
i'm sorry, stany--thank you for loving him and letting him know his life mattered. since no one can prove to me that the rainbow bridge DOESN'T exist, i choose to believe that all my furred friends are happy and healthy there! -- MaryChristine AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Sam is lost - add to Candlelight Service

2005-06-01 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Gloria, please contact ACs to see if they can help you find Sam, this is an emergency and I know they can help locate Sam ASAP I am leaving a couple of ACs names and the contact info to see if they can help - they are all very good. Some also helped locate Sally's lost cat, too. Good luck

RE: average lifespan

2005-06-01 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
How are they both doing? Are they asymptomatic? From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chris Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 11:28 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: RE: average lifespan Ive got a 6 + year old who tested pos last year though

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Sheila208
I'm so sorry Stan . God bless you for loving Jersey. You now have a little kitty angel looking down on you. I know that Jersey is happy and healthy where there are others like him to run and play with. I pray that you will be happy again with another fur baby. You have a lot to give. I believe

Re: Interferon mixing question re refreezing

2005-06-01 Thread felv
I was told to NOT re-freeze the final dilution, but that was several years ago, and maybe the advise has changed these days. I believe I was told, refrigerated, the final dilution has a 2 to 3 month shelf life. Jennhttp://ucat.ushttp://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread felv
Stan, I'm so sorry that you lost Jersey. You have my deepest condolences. I'm glad to hear you are considering staying on the list. When my Moogie died, I left the list for a while (like a year or so), but then I came back because the people here are so wonderful, and they listen to you

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Lernermichelle
I am so sorry. Oh, God, we have lost so many recently on this list. It is such a horrible thing to lose these babies. I am so sorry. Michelle

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Oh Stan, my heart goes out to you, I'm so so sorry. We all know how hard it is, how sad it is. Thank you for your kind words telling us about Jersey's passing. Thank you for your help to me in my searching for Sam, who is still lost. Sleep soft sweet Jersey. Gloria At 03:49 PM 6/1/2005,

RE: Sam is lost - AC

2005-06-01 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Thank you!! I did contact Jasmine - she said she didn't deal with lost kitties, but gave me the name of Diane Samsel, in South Carolina, and I have an appointment with her in the morning at 10am cst!! Thank you!! Gloria At 04:25 PM 6/1/2005, you wrote: Gloria, please contact ACs to see if

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Terri Brown
I'm so sorry he lost his fight. Big hugs to you. Goodnight, sweet Jersey... =^..^= Terri, Salome', Siggie the Tomato Vampire, Guinevere, Sammi, and 5 furangels: RuthieGirl, Samantha, Arielle, Gareth and Alec =^..^= Furkid Photos! http://mysite.verizon.net/vze7sgqa/My FeLV Site:

Re: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Del Daniels
Stan, I am sorry for your loss of Jersey. You were a good daddy and he knew you loved him. Hugs, Del - Original Message - From: stany petrov To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:49 PM Subject: Jersey. I am very

Re: Interferon mixing question re refreezing

2005-06-01 Thread Del Daniels
Unless I hear otherwise from someone, that is what I thought ... that it could only be frozen ONE time. Anyone else know? Del - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 5:14 PM Subject: Re:

short little lives, but full and loved

2005-06-01 Thread Kathy Gittel
I found this quoted on another list and I find it of great comfort. I hope some of you can find some comfort too. We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still

RE: RE: average lifespan

2005-06-01 Thread Chris
Well, Tucson hovers between 16-17 lbs and I recently had to put her on a diet as her weight affected her breathing When she slows down on eating or is in a grumpy mood, I know something is upthats how I found out she was FELV+. Ive had her since she was a kitten, (had fallen into a wall in

RE: Re: average lifespan

2005-06-01 Thread Chris
I absolutely agree---Many cats are tested as kittens and never tested againeven if indoor-outdoor. This is not a new disease but has been around forever. So I think its really hard to do any statistical research as unless a cat becomes ill, they are not seen. Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Jersey.....

2005-06-01 Thread Chris
Im so sorry to hear about Jersey---He was lucky to have you and you are lucky to have had him in your life. Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED] -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of stany petrov Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 4:50 PM To: