Re: Lance/Ember

2007-10-14 Thread Pam Norman
I just came into this thread  please take Ember in to see your vet!  
Any lump in the neck area, especially after vaccinations there (which 
should NEVER be done - NO vaccinations are supposed to be done in the 
scruff anymore!) is suspect. Take her in asap  have it biopsied.


Pam

Lance wrote:
Ember is five and a half. She hasn't gotten any vax except for her 
first rabies (I think) since I adopted her when she was seven months
old. 
Again, I think I'm being, as Ned Flanders would say, a nervous Nelly,

but
that's not unusual.

Lance


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:35:25 -0500, Kelley Saveika
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:
  

Lance - how old is she?  Vaccinations have not been given in the
neck/scruff in quite some time.   Most of my cats have never gotten a
vaccination in the neck, but most of my cats are relatively young.

On 10/12/07, Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Jane,

The bump is on the side of her neck, I think. I don't think it's related
to a gland.
It may just be a pimple. It doesn't seem to go deeper than the skin, and
it's
small. After reading about vax site sarcomas, I don't *think* it could
be that. I don't
know where vax are given when they're given in the neck, but it's
certainly not
on the scruff. I think and hope I'm getting anxious over nothing.

Lance


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:33:13 -0400, Jane Lyons
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:
  

Lance could the bump you discovered at Ember's neck
could be a gland ? Is it at the base of her neck?

Jane



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Re: Lance/Ember

2007-10-14 Thread laurieskatz

Hi. Frankie's lump on the side of his neck was metastisized lung cancer
I would see a vet asap.
Laurie
- Original Message - 
From: Pam Norman [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: Lance/Ember


I just came into this thread  please take Ember in to see your vet!  Any 
lump in the neck area, especially after vaccinations there (which should 
NEVER be done - NO vaccinations are supposed to be done in the scruff 
anymore!) is suspect. Take her in asap  have it biopsied.


Pam

Lance wrote:
Ember is five and a half. She hasn't gotten any vax except for her first 
rabies (I think) since I adopted her when she was seven months
old. Again, I think I'm being, as Ned Flanders would say, a nervous 
Nelly,

but
that's not unusual.

Lance


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:35:25 -0500, Kelley Saveika
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:


Lance - how old is she?  Vaccinations have not been given in the
neck/scruff in quite some time.   Most of my cats have never gotten a
vaccination in the neck, but most of my cats are relatively young.

On 10/12/07, Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Jane,

The bump is on the side of her neck, I think. I don't think it's 
related

to a gland.
It may just be a pimple. It doesn't seem to go deeper than the skin, 
and

it's
small. After reading about vax site sarcomas, I don't *think* it could
be that. I don't
know where vax are given when they're given in the neck, but it's
certainly not
on the scruff. I think and hope I'm getting anxious over nothing.

Lance


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:33:13 -0400, Jane Lyons
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:


Lance could the bump you discovered at Ember's neck
could be a gland ? Is it at the base of her neck?

Jane



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Re: Lance/Ember

2007-10-14 Thread laurieskatz

oops. I mean Teddy. Sorry Frankie!
L
- Original Message - 
From: laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: Lance/Ember


Hi. Frankie's lump on the side of his neck was metastisized lung 
cancer

I would see a vet asap.
Laurie
- Original Message - 
From: Pam Norman [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: Lance/Ember


I just came into this thread  please take Ember in to see your vet!  Any 
lump in the neck area, especially after vaccinations there (which should 
NEVER be done - NO vaccinations are supposed to be done in the scruff 
anymore!) is suspect. Take her in asap  have it biopsied.


Pam

Lance wrote:
Ember is five and a half. She hasn't gotten any vax except for her first 
rabies (I think) since I adopted her when she was seven months
old. Again, I think I'm being, as Ned Flanders would say, a nervous 
Nelly,

but
that's not unusual.

Lance


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:35:25 -0500, Kelley Saveika
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:


Lance - how old is she?  Vaccinations have not been given in the
neck/scruff in quite some time.   Most of my cats have never gotten a
vaccination in the neck, but most of my cats are relatively young.

On 10/12/07, Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Jane,

The bump is on the side of her neck, I think. I don't think it's 
related

to a gland.
It may just be a pimple. It doesn't seem to go deeper than the skin, 
and

it's
small. After reading about vax site sarcomas, I don't *think* it could
be that. I don't
know where vax are given when they're given in the neck, but it's
certainly not
on the scruff. I think and hope I'm getting anxious over nothing.

Lance


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:33:13 -0400, Jane Lyons
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:


Lance could the bump you discovered at Ember's neck
could be a gland ? Is it at the base of her neck?

Jane



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Re: Whitey's Update

2007-10-14 Thread catatonya
I'm so glad you're keeping him!  I've never had a cat have a problem using the 
litterbox due to being outside before.  In fact mine that have litterbox issues 
have never been outside.  Whitey's lucky you're taking him in!  
   
  tonya

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Ok, guys, here's an updated on Whitey (Ugh, I hate thatname, but Jeff won't 
let me change it now), 24 hours into the intervention ;)

I've done a lot of thinking, and soul searching.  And I've decided I'm not 
gonna put him back outside, or make any effort to contact his owners.  I've 
decided they don't deserve animals, and I even seriously considered reporting 
them to the humane society, but figured I'd best just get him better and leave 
it alone as long as they don't make a fuss over it.  He still has a long road 
to recovery, but once we get him better, I'm either gonna keep him in the 
sunroom (and figure out a way to make an outside area for him, or hopefully 
find him a good home.  Jeff is trying to convince his mother to take him.  Its 
a very quiet house with no other animals, and I know he'd be taken good care of 
there, and Jeff would see him often.  We don't know if she'll say yes, but 
right now we're just focused on getting him healed.  I even offered to provide 
his food and litter to sweeten the deal :)

Anyway, I spoke with the vet and Jeff yesterday when I got home and got a bit 
more details.  Apparently not only does he have hyperthyroidism, a benign tumor 
on his thyroid, severe gingivitis, teeth needing pulled, severe ear infection, 
and a grade 3 heart murmur, but he also has mouth ulcers. :(  The vet said he's 
surprised the fella can even eat.  But let me tell you, that boy eats :)  He's 
been eating Sheba and drinking catmilk as fast as I can give it to him, several 
times a day.  He's just acting completely at home in the sunroom!  He's not 
once yeowled or tried to get out.  He's found his spot out there, and he's 
been quite content!  I've been paying closer attention to the fella, and I do 
believe he's hard of hearing. I don't think he's completely deaf, but I do 
believe he has hearing problems.  For starters, Jeff was vacuuming the 
indoor/outdoor carpet out there, and he just laid there and slept.  You can 
open the door and call him in a low voice and he doesn't
 respond, but if you yell, he looks up.  He's also using the litterbox.  
Hallelujah!  lol  I was afraid he'd never figure it out after being outside so 
long.  Jeff set up a webcam out there so we can keep an eye on him while we're 
in the house :)  (I'll send you guys a link if Jeff ever figures out how to 
connect it to the internet and not just our personal wireless network.) I think 
cleaning out his ears as helped some with the imbalancing.  He's still wobbly, 
but seems much better than he was!  I swear, he just amazes me.  I can't 
imagine what a rough life this little guy must have had up to this point...and 
for him to be so calm, and loving, after living through such hell, it just says 
he's a very special boy.


A couple of questions now

1. The vet put him on Baytril for the infection/mouth ulcers.  I know you guys 
are familiar with itwhat are the side effects, what do I need to look for?  
Is that the broad spectrum antibiotic that kills the good intestinal bacteria 
as well?  do I need to get some yogurt and/or probiotics? :) 

2. How long should he go before I get concerned about the litterbox use?  He's 
peed in it, but so far hasn't had a bowel movement.  He's not been out there 
even 24 hours yet, so I'm not too terribly concerned, but how long do you guys 
think I should wait before I start to worry?

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Re: New Here

2007-10-14 Thread Sally Davis
Welcome Kenzie,

This is a great support group as well as a wealth of knowledge. Fell free to
search the archives when you have the chance and ask questions. Bless you
for caring about your kitties. Their lives are already better that you have
come into it. I have no experience with Mega C. I use Manapol, Transfer
Factor,  Lysine, Probiotics, colostrum, and Immuno regulin.  Any infections
are treated aggressively when they show up. Junior has a bad eye from a car
accident, so he also gets pain medication for glaucoma. Hi quality food is
also important. Others here can tell you what brands are good. Junior gets
his supplements in his wet food, and he like Iams chicken. Folks here will
not agree that it is a good brand however he eats it and gained back
2.5pounds, so I am happy with the results.

Sally


On 10/14/07, Kenzie Kanne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi I am new here and very happy to find a place like this.  I began
 volunteering for a Rescue Group and bottle fed some kittens and then also
 brought in another kitten who needed help badly.  I believe he was the
 carrier of FELV because now I have 3 positive FELV kittens.  They are about
 5 months old now.  I am giving them Mega C Plus in hopes that what I have
 read about it is true.  Has anyone worked with that before?

 In general, the kittens are healthy.  The girls Maggie and Mitzy haven't
 had a lot of problems.  Frankie...the one I think brought it in has had the
 most problems beginning w/ severe worm infestation, Coccidiosis, Ringworm,
 and just recently a severe run of no appetite, puking, diarrhea, depression,
 fever.  We treated and forced liquids for two weeks keeping him to himself.
 He was very thin but is now out w/ the girls again and gaining weight.

 I think this will be a wonderful place for us because there is not a lot
 of understanding or tolerance for FELV in our area...  We have one vet who
 will gladly assist w/ what he can but does not have a lot of the tools
 needed.  The larger vet clinic recommends euthanasia instead of treating
 infections and what not.  I refuse to give up on these guys...I have worked
 so hard on them to be here today and won't give up because of the FELV.

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Re: Lance/Ember

2007-10-14 Thread Lance
I would consider going in, however, I couldn't find the bump earlier  
when I looked, and I just tried two more times. I may have made it  
sound huge. To me, *anything* unusual is huge. But really, it was  
more like a small pimple, and I don't think it could be related to  
anything especially nasty.


That said, if we can find it, and if it's changed, you can bet we'll  
be going in to the vet this week.


I honestly appreciate the warnings. Thank you for being concerned  
about my little Fluffy Pants.


Lance

On Oct 14, 2007, at 7:42 PM, laurieskatz wrote:

Hi. Frankie's lump on the side of his neck was metastisized lung  
cancer

I would see a vet asap.
Laurie
- Original Message - From: Pam Norman  
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2007 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: Lance/Ember


I just came into this thread  please take Ember in to see your  
vet!  Any lump in the neck area, especially after vaccinations  
there (which should NEVER be done - NO vaccinations are supposed  
to be done in the scruff anymore!) is suspect. Take her in asap   
have it biopsied.


Pam

Lance wrote:
Ember is five and a half. She hasn't gotten any vax except for  
her first rabies (I think) since I adopted her when she was seven  
months
old. Again, I think I'm being, as Ned Flanders would say, a  
nervous Nelly,

but
that's not unusual.

Lance


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:35:25 -0500, Kelley Saveika
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:


Lance - how old is she?  Vaccinations have not been given in the
neck/scruff in quite some time.   Most of my cats have never  
gotten a

vaccination in the neck, but most of my cats are relatively young.

On 10/12/07, Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Jane,

The bump is on the side of her neck, I think. I don't think  
it's related

to a gland.
It may just be a pimple. It doesn't seem to go deeper than the  
skin, and

it's
small. After reading about vax site sarcomas, I don't *think*  
it could

be that. I don't
know where vax are given when they're given in the neck, but it's
certainly not
on the scruff. I think and hope I'm getting anxious over nothing.

Lance


On Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:33:13 -0400, Jane Lyons
[EMAIL PROTECTED] said:


Lance could the bump you discovered at Ember's neck
could be a gland ? Is it at the base of her neck?

Jane



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 [EMAIL PROTECTED]





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Re: Whitey's Update

2007-10-14 Thread Sally Davis
Thanks laurie,

Junior is already blind in one eye and has poor sight in the other eye from
uveitis that he had during the early phase of his infection. He lost his
sight from a car accident in his right eye, the left eye became permenantly
dilated after the uveitis. It was treated for three weeks or more last fall
for the uveitis. He vision is very poor he sees to get around. He gets pain
medication for the glaucoma.

Here is where I got my info on Baytril he has taken it on several occassions
with no adverse effects. http://www.showcatsonline.com/x/baytril_warning.htm

The 5mg mentioned is per kg. So I am confused on that issue.

Sally


On 10/11/07, laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  Sally, all I know is they thought Frankie's blindness might be from
 several rounds of 5 mg per day of Baytril. The vet said this was the low
 dose that has been recommended since cats were going blind on higher
 dosesthe vet we saw is an opthalmologist who did the research for Bayer.
 I am not being pushy. Maybe you can ask the question on petvetcafe ~ the
 yahoo group where vets belong??
 Laurie

 - Original Message -
 *From:* Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 *Sent:* Wednesday, October 10, 2007 8:13 PM
 *Subject:* Re: Whitey's Update


 I just went to the warning page for Baytril and his dose is withing the
 safe range. It says not to exceed 5 mg per KG Junior weighs 6.35 kg so
 that would equate to a dose up to 31.75 mg. Thanks for the heads up.

 Sally


 On 10/10/07, laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED]  wrote:
 
   Sally, this is a very high dose of Baytril.have you asked your vet
  about it?
 
 
  - Original Message -
  *From:* Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   *Sent:* Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:51 PM
  *Subject:* Re: Whitey's Update
 
 
  HI Michael
 
  I am way behind on emails, but I will respond to the Baytril question.
  Junior is currently on Baytril it kills all the good bacteria in the gut and
  gives him diarreah. So As soon as he gets on this I get him on probiotics.
  He has not had any diarrhea. His dosage is 22.7mg per day. I have read
  some about the dangers, but he is already mostly blind from an infection he
  had in the early stages of his FELV infection.
 
 
  By the way everyone. Junior had his one year anniversary of on 10/6. He
  tested positive a year ago on that date. He is currently battling a URI.
 
  I will go back and read Whitey's story.
 
  Sally
 
  On 10/10/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED]  [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
   Ok, guys, here's an updated on Whitey (Ugh, I hate thatname, but
   Jeff won't let me change it now), 24 hours into the intervention ;)
  
   I've done a lot of thinking, and soul searching.  And I've decided I'm
   not gonna put him back outside, or make any effort to contact his 
   owners.
   I've decided they don't deserve animals, and I even seriously considered
   reporting them to the humane society, but figured I'd best just get him
   better and leave it alone as long as they don't make a fuss over it.  He
   still has a long road to recovery, but once we get him better, I'm either
   gonna keep him in the sunroom (and figure out a way to make an outside
   area for him, or hopefully find him a good home.  Jeff is trying to 
   convince
   his mother to take him.  Its a very quiet house with no other animals, 
   and I
   know he'd be taken good care of there, and Jeff would see him often.  We
   don't know if she'll say yes, but right now we're just focused on getting
   him healed.  I even offered to provide his food and litter to sweeten the
   deal :)
  
   Anyway, I spoke with the vet and Jeff yesterday when I got home and
   got a bit more details.  Apparently not only does he have 
   hyperthyroidism, a
   benign tumor on his thyroid, severe gingivitis, teeth needing pulled, 
   severe
   ear infection, and a grade 3 heart murmur, but he also has mouth ulcers. 
   :(
   The vet said he's surprised the fella can even eat.  But let me tell you,
   that boy eats :)  He's been eating Sheba and drinking catmilk as fast as I
   can give it to him, several times a day.  He's just acting completely at
   home in the sunroom!  He's not once yeowled or tried to get out.  He's 
   found
   his spot out there, and he's been quite content!  I've been paying 
   closer
   attention to the fella, and I do believe he's hard of hearing. I don't 
   think
   he's completely deaf, but I do believe he has hearing problems.  For
   starters, Jeff was vacuuming the indoor/outdoor carpet out there, and he
   just laid there and slept.  You can open the door and call him in a low
   voice and he doesn't respond, but if you yell, he looks up.  He's also 
   using
   the litterbox.  Hallelujah!  lol  I was afraid he'd never figure it
   out after being outside so long.  Jeff set up a webcam out there so we can
   keep an eye on him while we're in the house :)  (I'll send you guys a link