Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Hey Belinda, I'm sending out prayers today for Bailey. I hope he sails through the procedures and whatever is done helps him. It's so frustrating to watch our kitties not eat, so the feeding tube will hopefully solve that. I'm praying for strength for you also during this tough time. :) Wendy

Re: CLS: Ducky

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Rachel, I am just now getting caught up on the posts. I am sorry to hear about your little Ducky. It sounds as if she went quietly which is a blessing in disguise. I hope that you are doing ok. :) Wendy --- Rachel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Please add Ducky to the CLS. I found her last

Re: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Lucy has not been diagnosed with ibd, but it is what I suspect (and hope, alternative being lymphoma, but the soft stool issue started almost 3 months ago, which isa long time ago for lymphoma). Anyway, she held down a little cooked turkey for an hour this morning so I gave her more, that

Re: Sweet Angel Sam/Add to CLS

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Del, My condolences to you on your loss...I hope you are doing ok right now. I hope that the memories of your baby's last 24 hours begin to fade quickly, because they are so hard to deal with. And I hope all the beautiful memories that Sam gave you while he was with you are what you see when

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
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Re: Here's the Poem I wrote after losing Tidge for those who wanted to see it.

2006-01-17 Thread jenmeyer
Thank you Michelle! What a wonderful poem...you've certainly got a gift! I tried to tell myself that I wouldn't cry before reading it...but by the time I got to the end, my lap was full of kleenex! Thank you, again...you've expressed so well what I feel in my heart! Jen

Re: Tiggie passed away yesterday

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Elizabeth, I am sorry to hear about Tiggie. I hope that you and your family are feeling peaceful about Tiggie's passing. It sounds like the timing was right, at least for Malcolm. That's so generous and selfless of you to allow Ashley to take Malcolm, especially the same day you lost Tiggie.

Re: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Thanks, Nina. I just got this email this morning. I did fast her overnight, and she was HUNGRY this morning. I fed her three small meals of cooked turkey in its broth, an hour apart, and so far so good, knock on wood (I went downstairs to check for vomit again in the middle of that

Buster

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Sherry, How is Buster doing? :) Wendy __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Hi guys, I wanted to ask everyone's opinions/thoughts on dreaming about kitties you have lost. I know it's OT, but I have a hard enough time keeping up with the posts here, so joining the OT list is not an option for me time-wise. Since Cricket has passed, I have continued to look for signs

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread Kat
Dear Wendy, Have you considered talking with an animal communicator? You WILL eventually talk with Cricket yourself, but for now, you are still too emotionally upset/still blaming yourself/feeling guilty/etc, and that can interfere with your own communication. (Sort of like when couples try SO

Re: Buster

2006-01-17 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Wendy,he is hanging in there,he ate some food last night and as soon as he sees me with the Temptations treats he follows me for them.Thanks for asking,keep him in your prayers. sherrywendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sherry,How is Buster

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
I would say the crickets are a sure sign that he is letting you know he is OK. The other cats can sense him where as you can't and are trying to let you know he is with you still, what better way to let you know!! You certainly can't deny a cricket for Cricket:) -- Belinda Happiness

Re: Here's the Poem I wrote after losing Tidge for those who wantedto see it.

2006-01-17 Thread Elizabeth Paz
Dear Michelle what a wonderful poem to your sweet little Tridge. It touches all of our hearts. Liz. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Here's the Poem I wrote after losing Tidge for those who wantedto see it. Date:

RE: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Michelle, I hope she continues to get better I am thinking that if she lost 2 lb in two days its probably because she lost water in her body from vomiting may be you can give her fluid to compensate the fluid she lost?? From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Well, that's what I thought, especially since I have seen NO other Cricket's anywhere, which is odd for that time of year. The darn thing was right by my bed. I would have taken it as a sign, except the thing was missing a leg or so, so I thought surely this isn't a sign. If it was, it's a bit

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Hey Kat, I really haven't considered using an AC, partly because of financial reasons, partly because if I didn't know the person, I would be extremely skeptical about their truthfulness. The baby example was a great explanation of what you were trying to say about my own guilt getting in the

RE: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Michelle, Prayers and hugs for both Lucy and you... :) Wendy __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com

Re: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Hideyo and Michelle, I think the fluid idea is a good thought for Lucy, but I'm also thinking she's had enough stress the past couple of days. Unless she seems dehydrated, or she doesn't have a problem with receiving subq fluids, I'd leave her the heck alone. Keep feeding her tiny amounts of

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Wendy I want to tell you what works for me... It may not work for you...That will have to be your call... Get another FeLV+ kitty !!! They say getting another pet to replace a lost one doesn't work and probably won't if you are planning on it but at least 3 times in my life I have really

Re: OT: Dreams - using ACs

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Hi Wendy, I have a couple of suggestions for when/if you speak with an AC. Not every AC can communicate with those that have crossed over. Make sure whoever you find is comfortable with that. Only give them the essentials. Don't feed them any information that they could expand on. It's

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Hey Tad, Thanks for the advice. Maybe in the future that will be an option. I know I am not ready right now to take in another kitty. We have three inside (my two original ones + one of my dad's) and 7 outside/garage. My husband would have a fit if I brought another one home right now. Plus,

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Me too Belinda, your stomach must be tied up in knots. When are his procedures being done? We're all thinking about you guys. Let us know as soon as you are able. Nina wendy wrote: Hey Belinda, I'm sending out prayers today for Bailey. I hope he sails through the procedures and whatever

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread tamara stickler
Wendy,I agree that I think you need to relax a bit before you will be able to visit with Cricket. Often times, the animal may need to attend to something or someone else before being able to visit with you again. I had a very old poodle, KC, that I collected from the city streets, that had

Re: OT: Dreams - using ACs

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Hey Nina, Thanks for the info. I am such a logical person that I am having a hard time accepting the validity of an AC (although I also had a hard time accepting my own faith in my younger years because of that logic). But when people have stories of their own, that gives more proof for me to

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Tamara, I am laughing through my tears right now reading your post. You are so right, Cricket never came to me when I called when he was outside because he knew that most times it was time to go inside. He always wanted to be outside all the time. I laughed when I read that. His own good time

Re: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
She lost 1 lb, not 2. She does not feel dehydrated, and I am giving her a lot of broth now with her little turkey meals. Thanks, Michelle In a message dated 1/17/2006 12:58:12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Michelle, I hope she continues to get better – I am

Re: Tabbs my Siamese in Spain

2006-01-17 Thread catsculptress
Hi Brenda, how did your results go ??, I hope they were for the better, regarding tabs a little improvement , but my vet has not taken much notice of my hints at your suggestion even though I have taken a lot of print outs of information, but he prombly can not read English, so I may try a

Re: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread Marylyn
First, quieten yourself. You are trying to force the issue. Cricket will visit when it is time. You want it so badly you are closing yourself up instead of being open. Second, when you have quietened yourself, sit and talk aloud to Cricket. Ask him to visit you in your dreams. He will.

RE: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Michelle I thought my English is a bit off but now I am off understanding numbers 1 lb sounds much better than 2 lb --- I am sorry.. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 12:54 PM To:

Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Hello everyone, I'm so sad and I'm reaching out to you guys for comfort and ideas about what to do for my new charge, Starman. I know I've mentioned him to some of you already, (we were calling him Manix, because he has a nub of a tail). The first time I saw him was a couple of months ago,

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Nina, you should definitely post on the 2 yahoo FIV lists. I found a home for Charlie, from the shelter, that way (though we had to drive him to VA from MA!) Michelle

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread Marylyn
Or leave your name with local vets. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread FORGETMENOTPETS
Nina, where are you and starman located at? Karen see our available orphans at:http://members.petfinder.org/~TX418/index.htmlKaren 817-453-4888

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread tamara stickler
Wendy,As I'm reading your letter exposing all the guilt and regret that you feel...I can just picture your Cricket, with his paws stretched out in front of him in that regal way they have, a smug small smile on his face as if to say, "My human...she always overthinks everything!" Trust

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Thanks Michelle. I'll look up the FIV lists. It's encouraging to hear that you found someone a home that way. I'd be willing to do whatever I had to to transport him to the right home. I thought I'd try the feral cat group you posted about before too. I want to get pictures of him before I

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
I'm in Oxnard CA. It's north of Los Angeles and south of Santa Barbara. Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nina, where are you and starman located at? Karen see our available orphans at: http://members.petfinder.org/~TX418/index.html Karen 817-453-4888

RE: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Nina and Michelle you are probably right --- she should be able to put the weight back on her own you know me I try to do too much of unnecessary things sometimes,,, I have to cool it sometimes From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Nina Sent: Tuesday,

Re: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
I do that too. My sheep's acupuncture vet told me yesterday that sometimes the hardest thing to do is nothing, but sometimes it is the right thing and that I have problems doing that. Michelle In a message dated 1/17/2006 4:33:05 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Nina

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi All, Bailey's number is down to 15% now (he's been on the epogen for 5 shots and last blood work was 6 day's ago so I'm really worried), so I did go ahead with the aspirate, it will take 3 to 5 days for an answer. In the meantime now I can give him the pet tinic, prednisolone, doxy,

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Nina, I definitely hear defeat in your voice, so before you make any decisions about Starman, you might want to give yourself some time to recoup. Your outlook on this whole situation will affect the decisions you make, so time is going to be your ally in this situation. You have a perfectly

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
I know. I hate that Quincy is confined that way in my house. But I do not know what else to do. I do not want to mix my positives and him, but even if I did he can not be around other cats. The reason I have him is that my friend rescued him but he bit a hole through one of her cat's tail

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
I am hoping too. Bailey has been such an inspiration to all of us. I have found dexamethasone to be helpful with anemia where it is caused by lymphoma-- in combo with chemo.Kerry had luck with it with Bandy too, incombo with all that other stuff. Michelle In a message dated 1/17/2006

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Belinda, I am glad that Bailey came through the procedures and is angry! That's probably a good thing. He's still got some spirit! Please keep us posted on him! :) Wendy --- Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi All, Bailey's number is down to 15% now (he's been on the epogen

Re: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread wendy
Thank you Marylyn for the sage advice. I did not take offense at all; rather, I'm happy that you took time to help. I have been sounding whiny about this whole thing, so quieting myself might be for the best for both of us. Thank you for your kindness Marylyn. :) Wendy --- Marylyn [EMAIL

Poem

2006-01-17 Thread Lomaxturtle
Glad you liked the poem and sorry for making you cry but I guess when something comes deep from the heart then it is inevitable that others experiencing the same will cry - I still do. It's nice to be able to share it here because general public would think it was over the top for losing a

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Kat
Nina, Get some Collidal Silver to put in his water to help him get over his URI. I usually use 20 ppm strength, and just add a dropperful to the water dish each time I change the water. Once he is not sounding so congested, have him neutered. Being that he is an older Tom, it may take 6 weeks

Re: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread Marylyn
You are not whiny. You are in pain. The same pain we have all suffered. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Belinda, just as a pep talk-- Simon's HCT went down to 13 from lymphoma and then back up to 32 with steroids and chemo. He died two months later from anemia, but that final anemia came on suddenly and the oncologist said it was an auto-immune response to the cancer (or maybe the chemo). But

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Wendy I feel the same as you do.I am still waiting for a sign that she forgives me and knows that I love her so much.It is very hard for me still and it has been 2 months since she left me and I still have really bad days where I cry my heart out.I keep asking her if she sent Rafferty to me,he is

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread sandra
My feline family sadly has been reduced from 6 to 4, due too OUR RED BOY rocky developing FELV back in the summer. He was our first stray to turn up on our door step, AND WAS WITH US FOR 4 YEARS, Chang was the last to be welcomed to our Villa, where upon he was only with us for 18 months,

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread Marylyn
Again, by looking so hard you are closing yourself off. Please. As hard as it is, trust them to come to you when it is time. They love you for all you have done for them. They love you most for loving them, sometimes loving them enough to help them leave this world. When you feel that they

Re: Tabbs my Siamese in Spain

2006-01-17 Thread Kat
Hi Sandra, There are 2 ways to reply to an email on this list 1) reply only to the sender 2) reply to the list (using the Reply-To address) Most of us just send to the list, so that is why you are receiving everything - you did not sign up wrong. Kat (Mew Jersey) On Tue, 17 Jan 2006,

Starman and Cricket

2006-01-17 Thread Lomaxturtle
Starman Positive thoughts going out to Starman - I will say a prayer. Waiting for Cricket to visit I agree when you are waiting and trying to see (in this case Cricket) you close yourself off because the spirit cannot access your soul as it is too occupied (well that's my theory). When Tidge

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Kat, Thanks for the suggestions regarding Starman. I do have some CS somewhere in the house, I'll have to look for it. I got it a while ago and chickened out in trying it. I'm already adding RR and BioPlasma to his water, should I put all three in there, or just the CS? When I met Star I

Re: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
It's late, and you've probably got plenty of advice by now. If you haven't though, my advice would be to continue feeding her small amounts every hour. Increase the amount little by little and see if she keeps it down that way. If she's trying to open the food herself she's got a good appetite.

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Thanks Sandra for sharing the stories about your fur friends and the encouraging words for me and Star. I'm already feeling a bit better about the whole thing. Star is not felv pos, he's FIV, you know the cat HIV. You sound like our kind of people. It's always nice to meet others that

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Marylyn
Add Rescue Remedy to your medicine kit for upset critters (and people). If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who

Re: Here's the Poem I wrote after losing Tidge for those who wantedto see it.

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
I agree. It's a beautiful poem. Sure to bring out the tissues!tElizabeth Paz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear Michelle what a wonderful poem to your sweet little Tridge. It touches all of our hearts.Liz.From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgTo:

RE: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Michelle, you were right,,, we are very much alike J From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Lucy I do that too. My sheep's acupuncture vet

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
Nina,As soon as you said 'big intact male' I KNEW he was going to be fiv positive. Since you asked for opinions I'm going to give you mine. I hope you don't take offense.We had a stray cat living around our lake house that we visit on weekends only. He looked horrible. His ears were all

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
Michelle,I have often wondered about Charlie and couldn't remember what had happened. You had been through so much I was afraid to ask. Wasn't he the coolest? FIV cats (males anyway) are. Our felv cats are special of course, but I've never met an fiv cat that wasn't just a laid back lover.

Re: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
For what it's worth I agree. I would gradually increase the food and decrease the broth. Very gradually, but you don't want her to fill up so much on broth that she's not hungry for food either. Sounds like you done good! Lucky Lucy to have such a good mom! tNina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hideyo

Re: Lucy

2006-01-17 Thread Lernermichelle
Thanks, Tonya. That's exactly what I've done today, and so far so good. She finally seems full and did not want the last bowl of turkey and broth I offered her. She gained some of the weight back already. knock on wood. Michelle In a message dated 1/17/2006 6:42:27 P.M. Eastern Standard

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
Belinda,I hope the vet finds something definitive to help your sweet Bailey too. I hope he adjusts to the feeding tube and stops that hissing. It's so hard when you hate to stress them out, but you have to take care of themtBelinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi All,Bailey's number

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
Kat knows more about cs than I do, but I recall when I was on the holisticat list there were varying opinions about it. Some even said it was dangerous. I don't remember enough about it to say much besides I remember choosing not to use it even though I know a lot of people do.Also, if you can

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Tonya I agree with you about FIV+ cats being just the biggest sweetest critters.The sanctuary I volunteer at has about 50 fiv+.I have one I am fostering and I am bringing another beautiful guy home this Thursday.They are just the sweetest. sherrycatatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:Nina,As

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Hey gang, Thanks for all the encouragement about Starman. I have heard everything you're saying about FIV kitties before. I'm just so paranoid about subjecting any of my guys to the remotest possibility of danger. You guys know how darn protective I am. I would be hesitant to introduce

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
And Nina,Is this the guy you posted about on AC? I was given the same website about not 'interfering' with ferals because they have their own purpose. It's interesting. But if Starman is throwing himself at your window and crying for you I think it's because he is meant to be with YOU.I

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread Nina
Belinda, I'm so happy to hear Bailey made it through his anesthesia. I was so worried about him. I know he's not out of danger by any means, but at least now he has a chance to keep some weight on while you figure out more ways to help him. I don't blame him one little bit for being upset!

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread TenHouseCats
definite GLOW for your big galoot!

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread janine paton
I always thought those big FIV cats are just the sweetest - just never heard anyone come out and say that! Lucky person who gets found by one of those cats - my big, scary looking guy was the best cat I've ever lived with. My husband went from calling him a monster - this was fear I think for

Re: Bad news about Starman - OT (long)

2006-01-17 Thread catatonya
Hey Nina,The last feral I brought in. Calico, female, Mama Kitty, not positive anything Anyway, if I pet her too much, and sometimes when I pick her up she will bite me. She loves to snuggle and have me pet her, BUT sometimes she just kind of freaks out. I have to remember

Re: Bailey Update

2006-01-17 Thread Belinda Sauro
Michelle, Thank you I am still hoping and praying for a good outcome. Bailey is resting a bit uncomfortably, I just gave him some pain meds and about 15 cc's of food with his pet tinic in it, he kept it down. I am going to give him the rest of his meds and more food at 8 or 8:30, I

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 1/17/06 1:43:34 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Kitties arealways coming in and out of my life, it seems, whetherI want them to or not. lol. WEndy~ I KNOW the feeling! LOL! My Ethan's been gone almost four years now. And, along comes

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 1/18/06 12:15:04 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: My Ethan's been gone almost four years now. Forgive me, it's almost three Seems like forever though. Patti

Re: OT: Dreams

2006-01-17 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 1/17/06 4:00:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: but at least 3 times in my life I have really wondered if the new cat isn't my old one come back... Tad~ Funny you should say that. I've talked to Nina about one of the kittens (Timothy) from the

Wendy touching base here

2006-01-17 Thread veggiepugs
Hi everyone... It's been a while since I've had time to read through FeLVtalk posts and actually sit down and chat with all of you since I introduced myself and Brooklyn to you all a few months ago, but things have calmed down a bit and I wanted to touch base and say hello and that I haven't