Re: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

2008-01-06 Thread wendy
Caroline,

Bless you for taking care of these babies.  You are truly going above and 
beyond and it sounds like you've found your calling.  I hope you got conclusive 
yet good news for the sick kitten on Friday.

:)
Wendy
 
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- Original Message 
From: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 8:39:08 PM
Subject: OT: sick 6 mo kitten follow-up

Okay, the results are not all in, but I finally talked to the Vet about the 
blood tests from the sick kitten I took in- which he suspect FIP in.  The cat 
was NEGATIVE for Felv (so that's the second time he's tested neg.- first at 
approx. 2 mths old, now at 6 mths).  He NEGATIVE for FIV (which he had not yet 
been tested for ever).  The vet also says that so far, it looks like it's not 
FIP and he talked about how there is no conclusive test, etc., so for now, he 
has to go by the presence of antibodies- which he says are usually higher if 
the cat has dry FIP and then even higher if it's wet FIP.  He says the 
antibodies are just not high enough to for it to be FIP- either the dry or wet 
form.  So he remains concerned tho that it's a an infectious (i.e., contagious) 
disease.  What he is waiting on now is the toxoplasmosis test b/c now he is 
suspecting that.  He said the results of that test will be in tomorrow.  He 
also said the blood is showing high
 globulin levels and high white blood cells- both of which indicate some kind 
of an infection, but he just doesn't know what kind yet.  
I do have a phone consultation appointment tomorrow at 5:00 with the holistic 
vet (Marylyn-- Dr. Maier) who treated Monkee at the end of his life and whom 
Monkee loved- at a time when he was utterly miserable and fed up with vets!  We 
are consulting on this kitten and then also to discuss general care of fosters 
and things I can do holistically to help them rehab faster.  I may end up 
taking Yoda to her anyway b/c of the diarrhea that I can't get traditional vets 
to address.  Hopefully, I will have the blood tests results on my sick kitten 
emailed to me before then, so I can forward them to her for her review and 
second opinion.  I feel better because I am finally getting some freaking 
vets lined up so that I can finally take care of these fosters without always 
feeling like I'm supposed to do so without ever having veterinary access unless 
a cat is pretty much dying in my arms.  Monkee died in my arms despite all the 
things we did to save him and
 there is NO WAY I'm going to allow another cat to die in my arms- especially 
these fosters who seem to have totally treatable (possibly preventable) things 
going on with them!  Urg.  So we continue to forge ahead.
Poor kitty feels so much better and I'm worried about continuing to give him 
fluids.  Dr. Maier said in an email that if he is doing that much better and 
has had 3 treatments of subcu fluids, it's probably not necessary to do them 
today.  But when I talked to the conventional vet that saw the cat on Monday, 
he said to continue them b/c extra fluids are extra fluids, it can't really 
hurt him (I beg to differ- it's very traumatic b/c it's just me and him in a 
contest of wills and strength and it's pretty horrible- he gets that huge 
needle out everytime and I have to re-stick him-- which is hell for me and 
him), and without really seeing the cat, he can't tell me to discontinue 
fluids.  Well, my mom and I have discussed it and I'm doing them tonight.  
It's too much on him and me.  He's feeling too good now so that he really 
fights the fluid giving.  I always recall that Dr. Maier- in all her holistic 
wisdom- said (when I first took Monkee to her),
 that you don't want the treatment to be worse than the disease.  I think 
that solves my dilemma for now.
Caroline
 
 



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Re: OT - Candle Service addition

2008-01-06 Thread wendy
Barb,

I'm sorry to hear about your friend Joe's furbaby.  What a good friend you are 
to mention him and Bart here.

:)
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: Barb Moermond [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Joseph Hoopman [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2008 5:28:26 PM
Subject: OT - Candle Service addition


Belinda,
could you please add Bart (FeLV-)?  He was the best friend for over 17 years of 
my best friend Joe Hoopman in Minneapolis.  Their final vet appointment was 
this afternoon - we should all be so lucky to have our furkids live long enough 
that their bodies just wear out.
GLOW to light Bart's path and ease Joe's heart

 
Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito
 
My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely living his 
life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile. 
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Re: OT - Candle Service addition

2008-01-06 Thread Marylyn
Blessings to them.  Please remind them that Mr. Puss has not truly lefthis 
form has just changed.  And he loves them deeply.






 If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of compassion 
and pity, you will have men who 
 will deal likewise with their 
fellow man.
  St. Francis
  - Original Message - 
  From: Pat Kachur 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 11:56 AM
  Subject: Re: OT - Candle Service addition


  I would like to have my friends' Charlie and Leiott Myers (Nashville) kitty 
Mr. Puss remembered.  He had to leave them on Friday afternoon as his body was 
truly worn out and unable to function.  Mr. Puss was 19 years old (would have 
been 20 in May).  Charlie was his person since Mr. Puss' birth.  Charlie and 
Leiott are devastated--but know there was no choice.  They made the right 
decision for Mr. Puss but the very hard one for them.  
- Original Message - 
From: wendy 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: OT - Candle Service addition


Barb,

I'm sorry to hear about your friend Joe's furbaby.  What a good friend you 
are to mention him and Bart here.

:)
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: Barb Moermond [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Joseph Hoopman [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2008 5:28:26 PM
Subject: OT - Candle Service addition


Belinda,
could you please add Bart (FeLV-)?  He was the best friend for over 17 
years of my best friend Joe Hoopman in Minneapolis.  Their final vet 
appointment was this afternoon - we should all be so lucky to have our furkids 
live long enough that their bodies just wear out.
GLOW to light Bart's path and ease Joe's heart


Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito 

My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely living 
his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile. 
- Anonymous 







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Books on FELV

2008-01-06 Thread Kelley Saveika
I was wondering if anyone had ever read A Cat Named Darwin and if so what
your opinion was?

It looks really interesting.

Here is the url.

*http://tinyurl.com/2evcqe*

-- 
Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.

http://www.rescuties.org

Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20

http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties*

Please help Clarissa!

http://rescuties.chipin.com/clarissasheart


Re: Books on FELV

2008-01-06 Thread laurieskatz
The man is an awesome writer. I read the first chapter online but it sounds 
like too much heartbreak for me to read right now
I searched inside for feline leukemia and gleaned the basic story, albeit, 
absent his attention grabbing writing style. Talented writer, imo.
L
  - Original Message - 
  From: Kelley Saveika 
  To: felvtalk 
  Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 7:34 PM
  Subject: Books on FELV


  I was wondering if anyone had ever read A Cat Named Darwin and if so what 
your opinion was?

  It looks really interesting.

  Here is the url.

  http://tinyurl.com/2evcqe

  -- 
  Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time.

  http://www.rescuties.org 

  Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life!

  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20

  http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties*

  Please help Clarissa!

  http://rescuties.chipin.com/clarissasheart