Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Marylyn
You let Bailey go on his own terms. And with unconditional love. He is very grateful for that. He will be back to visit you often. Be very gentle with yourself. You gave him exactly what he wanted. If you have men who will exclude any

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Lance
Belinda, When I checked the site before going to bed, I was shocked and deeply saddened to see Bailey has gone home as a subject, and to read your post. I'm glad that you were able to be with him at the end. Thanks to you and to Bailey for all you have given to our beloved feline

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Lee Soper
Belinda, I am so sorry for your loss! I feel quite ill for you , and I am all choked up with tears as I read this e mail.You and he have been a inspiration to me and Tabbs through the hard times , and I learned so much from you, and him. and had a great admiration for you Belinda, and my heart

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread PEC2851
Dear Belinda~ Before I even read your post,I broke out in tears. actually. uncontrollable sobbing. I was praying so hard, wanting to hear good news. It IS like losing one of my own. Dear sweet Bailey was "our" poster" boy. He helped educate countless people about the disease with the

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread hallahan
Dear Belinda: When I read about Bailey, my heart broke. He was truly an inspiration for so many of us who have walked this path with our furbabies. Bailey was so lucky to have you. Your angel still walks with you, only now he walks without pain. Bless him for his life and bless you for

A candle is burning . . . for Bailey

2006-05-07 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
I have lit a candle and invite you to see it.Click here to see the candle

Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread Ashleigh Smith
My name is Ashleigh. I lost my cat of 7 years last night. Pepper was FeLV+.The long story starts several years ago. In 1991, I adopted a cat, Fred, from a no-kill shelter. He was 3 at the time and very healthy. I faithfully got his annual vaccinations for everything, including FeLV. In 1998,

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Nina
Dearest Belinda, I'm so very sorry your sweet Bailey has gone on, we're all mourning his loss. You have always been there for each other and you will be still. He has transitioned to a place of joy where he can watch over you in peace and comfort, you will be transitioning too. It's

Re: Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread Marylyn
First calm yourself and be very gentle with yourself. You will get lots of advise about taking care of the cat but it will do no good if you do not take care of yourself too. The cat will pick up on your very understandable distress and become stressed herself---something to avoid with

Re: Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread gblane
It's hard to determine cause and effect, so it may not have been what you think. Regarding what to do - I use daily low-dose interferon, and think that's a good way to go. Best of luck to you, we all understand. Gloria in Arkansas mom of 5 FELV cats, 3 FELV Angels At 08:56 AM 5/7/2006,

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread TenHouseCats
oh, bailey, race joyfully about at the bridge, and accept all the headbutts and whisker-kisses from the FeLVs who've benefitted from your existence--you sent your mom and dad on a quest that will save many, and you were strong enough to stay on this plane a very long time, to touch and teach many

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread wendy
Belinda, Bless you for taking such loving care of Bailey all his years. You are such a sweet and loving guardian and my heart breaks to know you've lost you're beloved Bailey. We all adore you for everything you have done for Bailey. If you need anything at all, please ask. :) Wendy ---

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Belinda
Thank you Chere, he truly was one of a kind, the essence of sweetness and sensitivity. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties http://bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens http://adopt.bemikitties.com FeLV Candlelight Service

Re: Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread Lance
Hello Ashleigh, I'm sorry to hear about Pepper, and how awful his passing is for you and your family. It sounds like you did what was right for him, and that's what our feline friends want from us. Frankly, everything regarding Fred and Pepper is heartbreaking. You and your family and

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Lernermichelle
God, Belinda, I am so sorry. You did everything one could possibly do, and Bailey knew that I am sure. His longevity for a positive still inspires me, and I can only hope, fruitless probably I know, that my remaining two positives match him in age. Thank you for sharing his life with us,

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Belinda I am so sorry to hear that you lost Bailey,I hope my Maizee Grace was there to greet him at the bridge.Hugs to you and take care. SherryBelinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bailey left us at 6:20 this evening. He took a bad turn for the worse late last night and when I took him in this

Fwd: Interesting Information Please read.....

2006-05-07 Thread Karolyn Lount
---BeginMessage--- I did know about this but am passing it on as it may help one of you. Please pass it on to your listBetty Subject: Microwaving water A 26-year old man decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread TatorBunz
Belinda, I'm so sorry my heart is breaking for you. I feel as if Bailey was one of my own babies. I have long respected you for what you have accomplish with Bailey. He has live a good life with you. Yes, he has help many others in this group. Gave me some insight and hope when Taz was still

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread TatorBunz
Please accept my apology for incorrectly spelling the "Honor" I sent it off too soon. I hate it when I don't spell words correctly especially in the time of need. :( Terrie MohrTAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTSSIAMESE COLLIE RESCUEOwner/DriverCheck sites for available Siameses for

Re: A candle is burning . . . for Bailey

2006-05-07 Thread TatorBunz
That was a beautiful tribute to Bailey! Terrie MohrTAZZY'S ANIMAL TRANSPORTSSIAMESE COLLIE RESCUEOwner/DriverCheck sites for available Siameses for adoption!http://www.tazzys-siameses-collies.petfinder.org/Click Here to Join WASHINGTON SIAMESE RESCUE Yahoo

Re: Henry and Omar

2006-05-07 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Phaewryn yes that is correct,the ones with green hearts are Sids kids.Toby is a big lazy teddy bear,very laid back with a loud purr.Genevieve(VeeVee)is my fav baby girl.I want to bring her home so bad but I already have 2 fiv boys from there.I also love Marley,Dodger,Tristan and Demetri,oh and of

Re: Fwd: Interesting Information Please read.....

2006-05-07 Thread Belinda
It can happen but is rare, here is snopes.com info on it: http://www.snopes.com/science/microwave.asp -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties http://bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens http://adopt.bemikitties.com FeLV Candlelight Service

Re: Henry and Omar

2006-05-07 Thread Jennifer Ross
Sherry, So sorry to hear of the loss of you 2 little ones. I am thinking of you. JenSherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:This volunteering is getting so hard to do,We lost our sweet wonderful Henry and our beautiful blue eyed siamese manx to felv yesterday.Omar had the most beautiful aqua

Re: Fwd: Interesting Information Please read.....

2006-05-07 Thread Marylyn
Beg pardon on this but I have had it happen numerous times and so has my friends..at least to the point that water has violently boiled over, enough to burn someone badly. It occurs especially when water is reheated. I, too, thought this was rare but, with all due respect to snopes, I have

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Jennifer Ross
Belinda, I am so sorry to hear about Bailey. But it sounds like he was ready and it was his time. I sounds like you are already finding comfort in knowing he is in a better place now where there is no more suffering. We are all thinking of you! JenBelinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bailey left us

Re: Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread Jennifer Ross
Ashleigh,So sorry to hear about your little one. It is always difficult to our 4-legged friends, especially if it is unexpected. Take comfort in knowing that Pepper is in a better place with no more suffering and now is always with you.I, like you, am new to this group and to FELV. My

Re: Henry and Omar

2006-05-07 Thread catatonya
Sherry,I can imagine how hard it is because I used to work at the local animal shelter. Do what you can. Sometimes you have to take a break or break down yourself. I'm sorry for your new losses.tonyaSherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:This volunteering is getting so hard to do,We

wendy

2006-05-07 Thread catatonya
Wendy. You have FINISHED tiling your housetonyawendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: LOL...I don't know why I do this to myself. I knowone thing: I'm not starting any new projects (that Ican control) until well into the summer. My husbandand I both need a

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread catatonya
Belinda,I've been offline since Wednesday, and when I pulled up my email I saw this, but didn't want to read it. I am so terribly, terribly sorry. I know you will miss your Bailey. You have been the best mother he could have ever had, and he'll wait for you at the Bridge. My thoughts and

Re: Fwd: Interesting Information Please read.....

2006-05-07 Thread Chris Behnke
I had it happen recently and completely burned both my hands. It was not fun! Chris - Original Message - From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 3:54 PM Subject: Re: Fwd: Interesting Information Please read. Beg pardon on this

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Pam Norman
Belinda, I am so very sorry. That you loved Bailey so much shines through all your words. And I truly believe he was here on a mission, to teach you what you have learned about the positive kitties so that you could help others. He is proud of you I know that even tho he is playing

Re: Henry and Omar

2006-05-07 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry Sherry. You've suffered so many losses. I hope it will comfort you to know those little guys' lives were improved a millionfold by knowing you and knowing how much you cared. much love and big hugs, Kerry - Original Message - From: Sherry DeHaan To:

Re: new diagnosis (Sub-Q)

2006-05-07 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I second that. And believe meif *I* can do sub-Qs anyone can. I also found it a bonding experience with my little foster Pookie. I don't know if he felt the same way about it, but he was very good about accepting the fluids and always kept pretty still. It's said that cats feel the benefits

Re: Thanks

2006-05-07 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Bless you for all that you do for the animals Noelle. I'm so glad you found a caring and enlightened vet. I know how reassuring that is. I'm sorry about your kitty that you lost in January. It's so hard. But, as you say, at least you do know now what happened. Hugs to you, Noelle Kerry

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Oh Belinda. I'm so sorry. I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face-- Nina and I were talking about your Bailey yesterday and praying that he pulled through this difficult time. He was just such a brave little boy. And in the whole world he could not have found a better mom. My heart

Thank you!

2006-05-07 Thread Ashleigh Smith
I'd like to than keveryone who responded to my introductory message. All this education is helping me feel less helpless about what I can do to help Bella. My regular vet's wife called me this morning, and I told her what had happened last night. She told me that they re-test Bella and send it to

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread FORGETMENOTPETS
Belinda, My heart aches for you...I am so sorry for your pain. He is waiting for you at the bridge. Karen

Re: Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread catatonya
Ashleigh,I'm sure you'll get lots of answers to your posts. It could be that your mother's cat has felv and Bella was exposed to it there. Cats can be exposed and test positive, but later fight off the virus. As an adult I suspect maybe this is what Bella is going through. She was exposed to

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Rachel Martineau
Belinda, My thoughts are with you. The pain you feel we all have felt or will; but the legacy you have created because of Bailey is absolutely unique, and will endure; and every purrful snuggle made possible by your work is a testament to the life and the spirit of one remarkable cat. His passing

fw from Robert Macdowell (herbalist)

2006-05-07 Thread Lernermichelle
fyi, since it is an immune booster it probably is not specific to FIV... | Robert McDowell's Herbal Treatments16 April 2006 Herbal Help for Humans and their Companions Feline - Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) - New Product

Re: Interesting Information Please read.....

2006-05-07 Thread felv
I don't open attachments without names or descriptions, what IS it? Phaewryn (was Jenn, changed name) http://ucat.us http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Adopt a cat from Little Cheetah (UCAT) Cat Rescue: http://ucat.us/adopt.html PLEASE DONATE TO THE TANGLE FUND: Tangle is a cat in Greece that

Re: Long Introduction

2006-05-07 Thread felv
There's a wonderful VAS support website out there, sounds like maybe you could use to talk to someone who has been there, so you can get advice from people who have been on both sides of the issue. http://www.feline-vas-support.org/ I'd definitely retest in 6 months, and again in a year, if

Re: new diagnosis (sub-q links)

2006-05-07 Thread felv
Sub-Q fluids. That's the user friendly terminology for subcutaneousfluids. They use a big needle attached to an IV type bag, they just give the fluidunder the skin rather than in a vein. You can use either lactated ringers solution,or saline solution, personally, I would go with saline, as

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread Belinda
Hi All, Just found out Bailey had a tumor in his pancreas, and adenoma carcinoma, so he did make the right choice for himself, pancreatic cancer doesn't respond well to treatment. The pancreas is right by the kidney's, his kidney's were fine but his liver was in the early stages of

Re: fw from Robert Macdowell (herbalist)

2006-05-07 Thread felv
I thought pine resin was toxic to cats, that's why there's the big whoop-te-do over the pine based litters these days... Phaewryn (was Jenn, changed name)http://ucat.us http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html Adopt a cat from Little Cheetah (UCAT) Cat Rescue:http://ucat.us/adopt.html PLEASE

Re: Bailey has gone home

2006-05-07 Thread felv
It's goods to have that closure, to know for a fact that you did everything you could, and that it was just his time. I cried my eyes out last night when I read he had passed. I am curious, did this pancreas issue not effect his blood sugar, making him diabetic? That should have been caught by