Re: New to the list

2007-12-21 Thread wendy
Hi Emily,

I hope you get this post soon.  No, pts is not your only option!  That is the 
good news.  More and more vets are learning that cats with FeLV can live for 
years.  There is even a cat the the Best Friends Animals Sanctuary who is FeLV+ 
and 22 years old!  I petted him myself last Feb.  So my first thought to you is 
you should find a vet that is willing to work to save Moses's life if this one 
isn't.  Secondly, eating is extremely important for cats because they develop 
feline hepatic lipidosis, a condition of the liver, very quickly, and it's 
treatable, but deadly if not treated quickly.  Did your vet tell you this?  If 
he's not eating, get a syringe and start assist-feeding him some baby food (Del 
Monte or Beecher Nut chicken is a good one); there is info. on the internet on 
how to assist feed if you need to.  Or get some Evo, which you can only get 
from the vet; it's very smooth when mixed with water and high calorie content.  
You have to do this.  It's
 probably the single most important thing you will do for him at this point.  
Get 1-2 syringes of food in him as often as you can, every 1-2 hours if 
possible.  There's a good chance it will jump start his appetite; we often see 
here that it does.  And give him water as well in the syringe, but be careful 
to have him tilted up so that it slides down his throat right and doesn't choke 
him.  If you have him at a 180 degree angle, that's too flat.  Is Moses also 
anemic?  Did he have a blood count done (RBC/PCV/HCT)?  If so, what was it?  
I'm assuming that's what the pred and doxy is for.  Make sure to keep him on 
the doxy for at least three weeks because that is what's used to treat 
hemobartanella, a blood parasite that is more common in cats and can cause the 
anemia, which is also deadly if not treated.  Hemobart is very hard to detect 
on a slide because it 'disappears'.  So vets often treat for this anyway, just 
in case.  Please get back to us with as
 much info. as possible on his condition and test results so we can best help 
you Emily.  I will check back here around 4ish central time to see if there's 
any other info you need and then later again tonight.  Prayers going out for 
Moses to make a quick turn around.   

:) 
Wendy
Dallas, TX
 
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Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:17:13 AM
Subject: New to the list

Hi there 


My name is Emily and I have three cats, Moses (Felv +) Jeremiah and Samson 
(status yet unknown).


I just found out that Moses is + and he's quite sick. the doctor put him on 
prednesone and doxycline... 


He's not eating and he's quite thin.


The dr wants to put him to sleep. Is this really my only option? Also - if i 
bring him home to be with his brothers... will he infect them? Should i have 
them tested? 


I'm so sad. 


Any help would be greatly appreciated... 


THank you thank you thank you... 






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To Emily Re: New to the list

2007-12-21 Thread wendy
Correction: I meant A/D instead of Evo.  Thank you Laurie!  I saw your post and 
said OOPS!

Everyone here has given GREAT info. thus far!  The archives, as Caroline 
pointed out, are a wonderful source of info. and will save you time in 
searching.

:)
Wendy
 
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the 
world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~



- Original Message 
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:17:13 AM
Subject: New to the list

Hi there 


My name is Emily and I have three cats, Moses (Felv +) Jeremiah and Samson 
(status yet unknown).


I just found out that Moses is + and he's quite sick. the doctor put him on 
prednesone and doxycline... 


He's not eating and he's quite thin.


The dr wants to put him to sleep. Is this really my only option? Also - if i 
bring him home to be with his brothers... will he infect them? Should i have 
them tested? 


I'm so sad. 


Any help would be greatly appreciated... 


THank you thank you thank you... 






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Adrian Please add to the CLS :(

2007-12-21 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Adrian was quite the different cat.He did not really like human touch 99% of 
the time but I did get a slight response of liking to be pet a couple of 
times.He was one of our Katrina cats.Rest in peace Adrian
   
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Re: Adrian Please add to the CLS :(

2007-12-21 Thread laurieskatz
I am sorry for his passing. He's a lucky boy to have found you as his final 
earthly guardian. Safe passage Adrian.
Laurie

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  To: Felvtalk 
  Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 10:00 PM
  Subject: Adrian Please add to the CLS :(


  Adrian was quite the different cat.He did not really like human touch 99% of 
the time but I did get a slight response of liking to be pet a couple of 
times.He was one of our Katrina cats.Rest in peace Adrian


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Re: Adrian Please add to the CLS :(

2007-12-21 Thread Kelley Saveika
Sherry,

I'm so sorry for your loss.  You do such a great thing for these kitties.

Kelley

On Dec 21, 2007 10:19 PM, laurieskatz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  I am sorry for his passing. He's a lucky boy to have found you as his
 final earthly guardian. Safe passage Adrian.
 Laurie

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 *From:* Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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 *Sent:* Friday, December 21, 2007 10:00 PM
 *Subject:* Adrian Please add to the CLS :(

 Adrian was quite the different cat.He did not really like human touch 99%
 of the time but I did get a slight response of liking to be pet a couple of
 times.He was one of our Katrina cats.Rest in peace Adrian

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