Michelle, in my experience hospitals are scarey places - have been
there with various loved ones at times during the last 15 years.
Witnessed too many mistakes...Gloria
On Jun 24, 2005, at 6:28 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
... to hear what goes on is scary - I don't want my family on
okay, group, need opinions here.
i currently am the estrogen zone for my part of the state--turned my
front room (formerly cat-free space, for doing crafts) into a nursery.
four condo cages, one floor-to-ceiling cat tree, scratching posts,
lots of toys, etc. 3 big windows, a/c, their own bathroom
I'm sorry-- I just realized I misread your question. The moms are
negative and you just are not sure about the kittens and you are asking whether
the kittens could pass the virus to the mother and the other kittens. I am
not sure but I would guess that they could, because so much of their
Poor Flavia - Tidge started to eat cat litter when she was getting ill but that went on for months. Sometimes it can be because they are lacking in a vitamin or mineral (can't remember which though), or some cats just like the feel of chewing litter although if she has just started on the litter
well, i know that the virus COULD be passed by nursing on the mom and
cuddling with the other kits--but i guess i'm playing the odds re: how
long it actually takes for the virus to BE spread--that old,
prolonged, persistent contact
i expect i should NOT mix them, tho it'd make everyone's life
How old are the kittens?
We NEVER let orphans nurse from another lactating mom
Always too afraid to risk it, since I don't think testing at
that age is reliable...
I definitely would go the bottle route. I know, probably NOT
what you wanted to hear, but better safe than sorry.
Great news about Mr. Bramble!!
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Poor Flavia - Tidge started to eat cat litter when she was getting ill but that went on for months. Sometimes it can be because they are lacking in a vitamin or mineral (can't remember which though), or some cats just like the feel of
Ok group, now the
dust has settled, at least for today, re Flavia, more opinions wanted,
I was surprised to find that my vet
clinic, while telling me Flavia urgently needed a transfusion, did not have the
facilities to do it.
I wasamazed when I then took
her to emergency services,
Apparently there is a shortage of cat blood across the
country. I found this out when Simon needed 3 transfusions. Most large clinics
and emergency clinics that are good do keep a small amount on hand for
emergencies, but if they get a few who need transfusions in a short period of
The 24 hour emergency clinic I
worked at always (98%) had blood plasma on
In a couple of instances, there were
"donors" (cat/dog) readily available.
My vet has used his own dog as a
donor for my Bear, when he was struggling w/ hemolytic
And, at 138 lbs., Bear had multiple
i blame myself for letting Jelly Roll come into contact with Lenny (who
tested postive) when they were kittens(3-4 weeks old). even tho Lenny died
under 1 yr old, Jelly lived two plus years but crappy virus still got the
best of him.
keep them separated. I loved lenny but I hate myself for what
Thanks Patti. Yes, agreed--i don't see how you can
call yourself "emergency" if you don't have the wherewithal to provide for
emergencies. I have no idea if it's unusual or not. I'm certainly going to be
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I had no idea about the shortage. Thanks for that, Michelle, and for the
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Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: question re clinics' ability
The shelters are full of healthy adult cats that are on
death row simply because they are adults
I bet if you were to save one of their lives they would be more than
willing to donate some blood from time to timeCheck with your vet
if a blood test for compatibility could be done before
Where are these 2 week olds coming from? No one knows the status of the
mom? This is a tough one. The kittens would certainly be better off if
one of the moms would accept them and let them nurse, (as would you!).
Is there a reason that you suspect these babies are at risk of being
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