Re: Please add to CLS -- Alberta

2007-01-09 Thread Gina WN
I'm so sorry Kerry. My heart goes out to you. Gina Kerry Roach [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Belinda, I lost my 15 yr old Alberta early Friday morning..She is a negative kitty. Please add her to the CLS. Thanks so much, Kerry, Angel Bandy, Inky and Angel Alberta

Re: Marley

2007-01-09 Thread Gina WN
I am very happy to hear the news about Marley! Gina catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Good news! I hope Marley continues to improve. t Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thank you so much Nina and all who had sweet Marley,he is back at the sanctuary and feeling much

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread Nina
Hi Elizabeth, I just logged on and saw your thread about Antonio. Poor baby! I hope he's doing better today. It's such a shame that you had a hard time at the vet. It's never easy to deal with inconsideration, but when your baby is in pain and danger it's almost impossible to take. I

RE: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Brilliantly put Phaewryn. I can practically see my own blood pressure rise whenever healthcare is mentioned in US. No one has to worry about how they pay in UK, for everyone who's employed contributes towards the universal health kitty. Whether you're employed or not, you get the health care you

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread cindy reasoner
Elizabeth, I hope Antonio is feeling better today. My baby Winston has a problem with crystals and he is on Science Hill XD can and so far has been doing good with it. You and Antonio are in my prayers. Cindy --- Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Elizabeth, I just logged on and saw your

RE: OT - Help, aggressive cat

2007-01-09 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Thanks Marylyn! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marylyn Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 4:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: OT - Help, aggressive cat Use the spray where he is peeing. I haven't used Feliway for that

RE: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Yeah! Wish we all lived near each other! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of elizabeth trent Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 6:23 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Antonio You're spoiled ;-) I'm very glad you have one who comes

RE: Bandit

2007-01-09 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Sending lots of healing vibes to Bandit, Lynette. Sounds like he's on the road to recovery already. Wonderful that you can be home with him. I'm sure that in itself will make the little sweetheart heal faster. hugs, Kerryxx -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Hear hear Kelly. Well said. Kerry M. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelly L Sent: Monday, January 08, 2007 10:58 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Antonio At 07:00 PM 1/8/2007, you wrote: I beg to differ. although I do

Re: Bandit

2007-01-09 Thread Lernermichelle
It sounds like the symptoms Kerry's Bandy was showing sometimes for months, though it was attributed to him being positive. Fever and problems with one back leg and lethargy. Michelle In a message dated 1/8/2007 10:21:31 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Bandit is

Re: Bandit

2007-01-09 Thread Nina
Me too Lynette. How scary to find him like that! So, they were sure enough to not take xrays? Please let us know how he's doing, Nina MacKenzie, Kerry N. wrote: Sending lots of healing vibes to Bandit, Lynette. Sounds like he's on the road to recovery already. Wonderful that you can be home

Re: Bandit

2007-01-09 Thread lynette
was to be sure. I'd offer him two options to lay one, an ice pack under a big fluffy towel, and a heating pad under a big fluffy towel, and let him choose what fe els better for him. I do this with all my injured, sick, or recovering from surge ry cats, Great idea. and they always

Re: Bandit

2007-01-09 Thread lynette
Me too Lynette. How scary to find him like that! So, they were sure enough to not take xrays? Please let us know how he's doing, Yep, no xrays. I'm really close to punting this vet. I already would have but it may cause problems for my partner since she works there... Lynette

Re: Bandit

2007-01-09 Thread Nina
If you're not happy with this vet, you should look for another one. I still haven't found a GP I'm happy with! There's no reason for it to cause trouble for your partner, (what's her name?), just don't bring your animals in there anymore. They probably won't even notice that you're not

WAS Re: Antonio - Now OT: Customer Service

2007-01-09 Thread Belinda
Lynette, I don't think Phaewryn was insulted, I deal with people and companies all day and customer service as a whole is non existent and the people I deal with in growing numbers don't even know their jobs. I was in customer service for many, many years and I would have been fired (and

Re: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread wendy
Hey Elizabeth, I just read your posts about Antonio-poor baby! I'm glad you now know what you are dealing with. Does the vet think the crystals will dissolve over time with the special food? I know Antonio is so glad to be home with his mommy. And kudos to you for quitting smoking! What a

Re: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
My employer pays me as much as she can afford, so far none of my paychecks have bounced. I love my job, and when I walk in the door every day, I am glad to be there. I've worked lots of crummy jobs in the past, jobs that didn't use any of my skills or appreciate my talents (or my wonderfully

Re: WAS Re: Antonio - Now OT: Customer Service

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Wow, I am really blessed with a good vet office. All the girls know me by first name and by my voice over the phone, they are all very professional and wonderful people (but then these aren't kids, for the most part). I guess I wasn't aware it was not like that most places. I would never put up

Re: WAS Re: Antonio - Now OT: Customer Service

2007-01-09 Thread Kelley Saveika
My vet is like that too. I love him and everyone on his staff. He's also a good vet to boot. But I think it is hard to find a good vet with good staff, so we *are* really blessed. On 1/9/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Wow, I am really blessed with a good vet office. All the

RE: WAS Re: Antonio - Now OT: Customer Service

2007-01-09 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Yup - both of you are very blessed!! And I have to say I am too - my vet is very humble and very patient with me as I know I am very high maintenance -they don't charge lots of stuff that they do.. they gave me all the drugs at their cost and they do house call almost every week to my house so

Re: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread Barb Moermond
oh lordy. cystitis is such a pain - literally for the poor babies. One way to control who gets what is to have set meal times. Bandit gets the same food as Smoky by default. The food we use is the Royal Canin Urinary SO - it normalizes pH so it's OK for kits w/o the problems. But it

Re: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread Barb Moermond
oh lordy, once more, I am SO glad I have my vets! They take pain control seriously and Smoky was on the acepromazine as an anti-spasmodic and we always went with the fentanyl patch because while the buprenex works well, it wears off and I can't stand seeing him in pain Barb+Smoky the

Re: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread Barb Moermond
and this is for struvite crystals?? he shouldn't have to be on that particular dissolving food for THAT long!! 3-4 weeks is what we did and Smoky didn't really like it so he never had it that long, but his regular food is that pH normalizing recipe, so the vet was OK w/that Barb+Smoky the

Ember's troubles - your thoughts?

2007-01-09 Thread Lance
For the last two and a half weeks, I've been fighting intermittent diarrhea (and possibly constipation) with Ember. I haven't resorted to any medicines like Flagyl or Centrine. I'm trying to treat as lightly as possible. I introduced pumpkin into her diet a few days ago, and it really

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread elizabeth trent
Thanks, Nina. Still smoke-free (and grumpy :0) Antonio seems to be feeling better today - he says thanks for the hug. We had another long night but he's definitely perkier today. I know he was in a lot of pain for a while -- breathing heavy and eyes fully dilated. I stayed up with him until

Junior's eye

2007-01-09 Thread Sally
I wanted to know if anyone in the group has any experience with an eye medication for glaucoma called dorzolamide, TRUSOPT. Did it help? Any problems? It was called into the pharmacy the cheapest I could find it was at Sam's Club. It is only going into one eye. He also gets medicine in the other

Re: Ember's troubles - your thoughts?

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sounds like maybe you scaled back the pumpkin too much to me, go back to the amount you were feeding on the good days. Phaewryn http://ucat.us The easy way out has a bad reputation. Why would anyone take the hard way out? The door? No thanks, that would be the easy way out. I'm jumping out the

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread elizabeth trent
Well...right after saying he was better -- I am just back from zipping his fat butt to the vet's as fast as I could. I was, in fact, on the phone with the vet asking about his pain management policy when Antonio kept trying to urinate and couldn't...finally growled and screamed and his back end.

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread elizabeth trent
Thank you, Cindy. I'm so glad Winston is doing well with his new food. Bless his sweet fur face. This is no fun for cat or cat guardian. On 1/9/07, cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Elizabeth, I hope Antonio is feeling better today. My baby Winston has a problem with crystals and he

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread TenHouseCats
oh, the poor baby! i'm glad he's gotten his happy drugs (having had recurrent utis as a kid, i have nothing but sympathy for ANYONE--of any species--dealing with them!) MC On 1/9/07, elizabeth trent [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well...right after saying he was better -- I am just back from

Re: Bandit

2007-01-09 Thread elizabeth trent
I hope he's feeling much better. Hugs and prayers for you both. elizabeth On 1/8/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Bandit is 3.5 years, 15 pounds, and neg/neg. He's healthy, but overweight. Saturday night we came home, dished out the nightly feeding to eight cats, and when we

Re: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread elizabeth trent
Barb - I am so relieved to hear you say that. Thanks for all your input. This doctor who told me that is not my usual vet. I'll ask my vet about the pH normalizing formula. Kiss Smoky for me, elizabeth On 1/9/07, Barb Moermond [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: and this is for struvite crystals??

Re: Transfusions as a systematic treatment

2007-01-09 Thread Bpinesbksa
Has anyone had any positive experiences with repeat transfusions of an FELV cat that isn't producing red cells? Any results that show that transfusions (in the absence of any other symptoms but anemia) can at least keep an FELV at status quo? Thanks.

Re: Ember's troubles - your thoughts?

2007-01-09 Thread Nina
Hi Honey, From your notes, it doesn't sound like anything to be alarmed about. She is having bowel movements, even if they aren't every day. If she were constipated and still eliminating it would more likely be liquid, (sort of edging around the blockage). And you thought you were graphic

Re: Junior's eye

2007-01-09 Thread Nina
Oh Sally, I'm sorry to hear Junior isn't improving. I'm glad to see you cc'd Kerry R. I'm hoping she can help. I'm pretty sure that Bandy did loose his sight temporarily. I haven't had any experience with serious eye conditions other than the occasional infection. Have you Googled the

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread Nina
I'm so lucky that my girl Gypsy is only interested in her special homemade diet. She'll only eat from the other dishes if I fall down on the job and don't keep her bowl full. She also has her own special perch that no one else seems interested in invading. I think I did have a talk with

Re: Ember's troubles - your thoughts?

2007-01-09 Thread Lernermichelle
I would do a course of flagyl at this point. I have never had a cat react badly to it. For regular diarrhea, it always has cleared it up. For IBD, which Lucy has and Ember might have, it works really well as an anti-inflammatory. Michelle In a message dated 1/9/2007 6:05:30 P.M.

Re: Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread Nina
Oh man Elizabeth, talk about jinxing ourselves! I'm glad he got some pain meds. Poor sugar, he and you are in my prayers that the worst is behind you. Nina elizabeth trent wrote: Well...right after saying he was better -- I am just back from zipping his fat butt to the vet's as fast as I

Re: Transfusions as a systematic treatment

2007-01-09 Thread Lernermichelle
My Simon was helped by repeat transfusions, but he had lymphoma in his bone marrow and just needed to buy time for the chemo to kick in, which it did. What is the situation? If I were going to do transfusions, I would also do steroids (pred or dex) and either epogen or acemannan, both of

Tsunades bald spots

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
well Tsunade now has 3 bald spots. One in between her shoulder blades on her back, in the middle of the back of her neck, and on the top of her head. I am getting worried. I do not think it is from scratches as it would be too hard too reach. No other animals are with her that could scratch

bald spots

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Well, the photos are on my computer but my Juno program is down. I will have to call Juno to fix it, then hopefully can send pics soon. aggghhh Chelsea

Re: bald spots

2007-01-09 Thread Leslie Lawther
*It's always something! Let us know when you have them...* *Leslie =^..^=* On 1/9/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, the photos are on my computer but my Juno program is down. I will have to call Juno to fix it, then hopefully can send pics soon. aggghhh Chelsea

Re: Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread elizabeth trent
Thanks Nina. Things are calm for the moment here at Liz's Kitty Boutique and Day Spa (and sometimes infirmary). Plus, I think I actually went three minutes without thinking about having a ciggy. In three more hours - it will be day 10. On 1/9/07, Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Oh man

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
I did ship those pills out to you too! At least he is peeing! That's good. The pain is bad, but blockage is worse! Phaewryn http://ucat.us The easy way out has a bad reputation. Why would anyone take the hard way out? The door? No thanks, that would be the easy way out. I'm jumping out the

Re: Transfusions as a systematic treatment

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
When repeat transfusions do not show improvements it's a sign that the FELV has attacked the bone marrow, and it's probably really close to the time to come to terms with the fact that FELV is a terminal illness. I'm so sorry to have to tell you that. You can keep doing the transfusions if the cat

Re: Tsunades bald spots

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Just as a happy pick-me-up for you, I have a cat here that cycles between furry and bald periodically. So long as it's not bothering her (so she's not scratching it and causing sores), I wouldn't worry as much as you are. Fur is cosmetic! :-) Phaewryn http://ucat.us The easy way out has a bad

Re: Ember's troubles - your thoughts?

2007-01-09 Thread Marylyn
Try apple pectin and/or Metamucil (unflavored and a very small amount). The objective is to add fiber to the diet. Also watch for dehydration. If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread Belinda
What is he getting for the crystals? When Skeeter had crystals he got DL-Methionine (sp), it fixed him right up and he would eat the tabs right out of my hand. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties http://bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens

Re: Transfusions as a systematic treatment

2007-01-09 Thread Belinda
No but Bailey non-regenerative anemia was completely reversed with epogen and prednisolone, they both contributed equally to the turn around, atleast that is what my vet was told by a specialist she was consulting with. Has anyone had any positive experiences with repeat transfusions of an

Re: Transfusions as a systematic treatment

2007-01-09 Thread Belinda
This is exactly what Bailey's bone marrow aspirate revealed, that the FeLV virus was impairing his bone marrow and new red cell production and the epogen and prednisolone still corrected the anemia, if we had found and treated the cancer I think Bailey may very well still be alive today, it

Re: Transfusions as a systematic treatment

2007-01-09 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Wow, then the old thought of once it's in the marrow it's hopeless no longer exists? Can you take a few minutes and do a good write up of the treatment options for that late stage Belinda... I will post it on my website. I'd do it but you have experience, so you're better for the job! Phaewryn

Re: ot: Antonio

2007-01-09 Thread elizabeth trent
For the crystals themselves, it looks like we are trying to get the change in diet to dissolve them (which certainly seems like a slow process). They've given him fluids and steriod shots...and finally something for pain...and he's taking a daily antibiotic...but nothing to specifically address

URGENT!!

2007-01-09 Thread Belinda
I got this tonight and don't have a clue what to tell her, anyone I'm sure they are probably not FIP but that doesn't change the fact they are homeless. --- I am the

Re: URGENT!!

2007-01-09 Thread Kelly L
At 11:00 PM 1/9/2007, you wrote: I got this tonight and don't have a clue what to tell her, anyone I'm sure they are probably not FIP but that doesn't change the fact they are homeless.