Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Pat Kachur
Dear Lynne - I am so very sorry that BooBoo had to leave.  You and Bob are the 
most wonderful people and it was somehow meant that BooBoo would come to you 
for happiness in his last days.  He is well and happy now and I know that 
doesn't really help at this time--but time passing will dull the pain and 
accentuate the happy.  And, remembering him and how much good you did for him.  

Pat
  - Original Message - 
  From: Lynne 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 10:04 PM
  Subject: BooBoo left us


  We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and we 
rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.

  I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped 
away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob 
too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.

  Thank you all for being so very supportive.

  Lynne

Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Marylyn
No, it doesn't sound stupid at all.  There are those of us who firmly  
believe our friends talk to us and understand what we say and do for  
them.  When you are very quiet (often asleep) and ready, he will visit  
you.  Don't be afraid.  It is very real and will happen only if you  
want it to and ask him to come.


You did everything you could for this lovely little one.  Most  
importantly you stayed with his through it al.  Tears are fine.  Let  
them come and don't listen to anyone who might put you down over  
them.  BooBoo is very precious and taught you and all  who came into  
contact with him even those on computers.


I am so very sorry for the pain you are in but so glad that you and  
BooBoo found each other.  So is he.

On Mar 2, 2008, at 9:04 PM, Lynne wrote:

We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty  
breathing and we rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was  
dehydrated and had just had his lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet  
recently experienced the same situation with his Himilayan, co- 
incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to  
identify with your pain.


I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he  
slipped away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much  
in my life, Bob too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being  
happy again.  Sounds stupid but BooBoo conveyed to me this evening  
it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was so very weak he could  
hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even with the  
damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.


Thank you all for being so very supportive.

Lynne




Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Jane Lyons

Lynne
I am so very sorry. How lucky that BooBoo was able to experience love  
and exquisite care at the

end of his life. You and Bob were a gift.
We all grieve with you.
Jane





On Mar 2, 2008, at 9:04 PM, Lynne wrote:

We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty  
breathing and we rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was  
dehydrated and had just had his lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet  
recently experienced the same situation with his Himilayan, co- 
incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to  
identify with your pain.


I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he  
slipped away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this  
much in my life, Bob too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever  
being happy again.  Sounds stupid but BooBoo conveyed to me this  
evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was so very weak  
he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even  
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the  
worst for us.


Thank you all for being so very supportive.

Lynne






Re: crf-Belinda

2008-03-03 Thread Belinda Sauro

   Hi Tonya,
   Fred gets, *Nutrived* which is a liquid for his slight anemia, he 
gets a potassium supplement (*potassium gluconate powder* that I put in 
capsules, he gets 4 a day) and he gets *phosphorus binders* because his 
phosphorus was too high, we've got it down again and he gets *Marrow 
Plus* (this is for anemia and energy, not sure if this is really doing 
much, his HCT has stayed at 28%, just low for months so it may be 
helping) and *amlodipine* and *benazipril* for high blood pressure.  He 
just had his last blood work a week ago and all his number were very 
good, there has been a big improvement.   We started him on benazapril 
in addition to his amlodipine for high blood pressure and his numbers 
shot up.  They are almost normal again and benazapril is known to make 
the numbers go higher initially when started.  He's also been on an 
antibiotics and eye goop for a urinary tract infection and conguntivitis 
in his eye this last week.  I took him in last week because I could tell 
he wasn't feeling well.  We go in this morning to check on those two 
things and recheck his blood pressure, forgot last week.


My vet is thrilled that his numbers have come down so much.  He also 
gets 150ml of fluid daily.  Fred gets pills 5 or 6 times a day and we 
have it down to a routine now, he is pretty good about it.  He doesn't 
love it but he knows it is going to happen so he just lets me do it, I 
think he realizes he feels better too, especially after his fluids.


Do you have blood work you can send me for your possible CRF kitty?

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RE: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Stray Cat Alliance
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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: BooBoo left usDate: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 
22:04:15 -0500



We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and we 
rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.
 
I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped away 
almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob too.  
At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.
 
Thank you all for being so very supportive.
 
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RE: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Lynne, I am so sorry you lost BooBoo.  My heart truly goes out to you
and Bob.  Most of us on this list are all too familiar with the
frustration and desperation you've felt these past weeks, when you try
everything, hope for anything, and end up losing them anyway.  My
experience with Patches was less than 2 months, over a year ago, but I
still sometimes mourn the time we didn't have together.  You guys need
have no regrets (except for that part) -- you did every single thing you
possibly could.  Gentlest of Bridge vibes to your brave boy.
 
I do believe that they come and visit us.  Sometimes late at night
you'll feel somebody jump up on the bed -- and the other cat(s) are
clearly not in the room.  Somebody (probably on this list) suggests
asking your departed pet to come and visit, and even, if you move, to
renew the invitation at the new place.  You will be happy again, when
you've had a little time and a chance to de-stress.  There may even be
another kitty in the future that you feel BooBoo has sent to you.  These
feelings that they're telling you something aren't stupid.  There is so
much out there that science has no explanation for.
 
Hugs to you and Bob.
 
Diane R.



From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 9:04 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: BooBoo left us


We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing
and we rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had
just had his lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the
same situation with his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes
think they make stuff up to identify with your pain.
 
I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he
slipped away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in
my life, Bob too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy
again.  Sounds stupid but BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time
to go and he thanked us.  He was so very weak he could hardly walk but
he was still purring as we pet him even with the damn catheter in.  We
know this was best for him but the worst for us.
 
Thank you all for being so very supportive.
 
Lynne

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Re: + - cats together

2008-03-03 Thread Belinda Sauro
   Yes, I had this happen, luckily two of my guys got on my porch and 
Bailey went in the neighbors yard and sat in her flower bed after pusing 
the screen out.  They are now wedged in so they can't be pushed out.  
This was also the reason we ended up putting up the enclosure, once 
Bailey had a taste of the outside he was driving us nuts trying to get 
out and rolling around in front of the door meowing!!  Within a month or 
so we had the cat enclosure built off the back door.


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Re: + - cats together

2008-03-03 Thread Belinda Sauro

   Mine have never worn collars, and they too are all microchipped.

I know all the pros but experienced a very big con with a break away 
collar.  Mi Tu caught her paw between her neck and the collar and was 
struggling when I found her.  That was the last collar any cat of mine 
wore.  They are now microchipped if they are inside cats (I'm not sure 
how much good that will do given my circumstances but it makes me feel 
better).


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Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Gloria Lane
I'm so sorry, Lynne - may he have gentle guidance over the bridge from  
all our other babies who had gone that route. My baby Mr. Black Kitty  
would be very glad to assist him.  Sleep soft sweet BooBoo.  GLoria



On Mar 2, 2008, at 9:04 PM, Lynne wrote:

We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty  
breathing and we rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was  
dehydrated and had just had his lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet  
recently experienced the same situation with his Himilayan, co- 
incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to  
identify with your pain.


I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he  
slipped away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much  
in my life, Bob too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being  
happy again.  Sounds stupid but BooBoo conveyed to me this evening  
it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was so very weak he could  
hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even with the  
damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.


Thank you all for being so very supportive.

Lynne




BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread E Gahr

Lynne, I am so very sorry that you had to say goodbye to your precious BooBoo. 
Sometimes that's the last act of kindness that we can do for our little ones. 
My heart goes out to you.
El
_



Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread dede hicken
Lynn and Bob,

I am so very very sorry for your loss.  Even though
you know it is probably coming, there is still a part
of you that hopes for the impossible.

I told you a bit about Smokey.  The morning he died,
he woke me up as usual nuzling my ear and purring.  I
will never forget that, ever.  We too, had just had
the aspiration done, but he wasn't eating and it was
so hard for him to breathe at times.  We went through
the same thing at the vet.  It seemed the more we did
the aspirations, the quicker the fluid came back. 
After he died, the vet looked into his chest.  One
lung was collapsed, and he was full of tumors.  He had
to have been unconfortable, and it was time.

Cats are such noble and unselfish beings.  You never
really know how sick they are until they have no more
to give.  Console yourself with the fact that Boo was
really happy until just before the end, and he knew
true love and devotion from you both.  Not many cats
on this planet can claim that.

God bless you both, and don't worry about BooBoo.  He
is fine, happy and healthy, and waiting for you.

Dede




--- Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed
 difficulty breathing and we rushed him to the
 emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just
 had his lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently
 experienced the same situation with his Himilayan,
 co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make
 stuff up to identify with your pain.
 
 I held his little face in my hand and petted him as
 did Bob and he slipped away almost immediately.  I
 don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob
 too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being
 happy again.  Sounds stupid but BooBoo conveyed to
 me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.
  He was so very weak he could hardly walk but he was
 still purring as we pet him even with the damn
 catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the
 worst for us.
 
 Thank you all for being so very supportive.
 
 Lynne
 


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of your God
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thank you all

2008-03-03 Thread Lynne
I just wanted to say thank you to all of you wonderful people for your kind and 
comforting words.  I don't know how I got through today.  It was so hard not 
crying at work but on the way home I just couldn't control it anymore.  I 
didn't want to walk into the house knowing he wasn't upstairs to say hi to.  I 
even mistakenly called Lennie BooBoo.  My husband had a rough day too.  I had 
called our vet this morning to tell them what had happened and to see if they 
could use BooBoo's interferon. Dr. Gill said there were 4 cats at the other 
Clinic that could benefit from it so Bob took it to him.  He said that was a 
difficult trip because everyone was so sorry and all the staff came out to 
offer condolences.  I haven't been upstairs yet, just can't do it.  I read your 
lovely messages before dinner and cried my head off.  I have no regrets about 
what we did for BooBoo but the sorrow is overwhelming not having him anymore.  
I did call the humane society today and asked if they would let me fax them 
with my story because I just couldn't talk about it and the man said, 
certainly, and they will visit the people who sold him to us and get contact 
information for all the people they sold animals to, informing them that their 
cats may be infected.  Unfortunately, he told me, there are no laws that 
protect the cat, just the purchaser.  He said there was nothing to stop this 
woman from doing the same thing all over again if she chose.  I told Bob, 
BooBoo deserves some justice and this is all I can think of doing.  I could sue 
them, may not win, but I have patients who are some of the best lawyers in the 
City and they would cut me a good deal.  I just don't have the energy for it.  
And, I happily took the responsibility for him and all that went with it.  

Again, bless all of you wonderful, kind, hurting and caring people.  Your words 
have brought tears to my eyes but it's necessary I suppose.  I have gained so 
much insight into this disease and a desire to help these dear animals.  I 
would have been so lost without you all.  BooBoo will never know how much good 
he did in his short life.

Sincerely
Lynne


Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Sue Frank Koren
For BooBoo:

All alone I plaintively cry in the night

The ones who own me don't care about me

My coat is all matted my fur filled with fleas

I don't fell so well, but can't give up my fight

 

A gentle hand reaches to caress me with love

Won't you keep me and hold me and make me your own,

I know that with you I won't be alone.

Won't someone just love me before I must go

 

Now I am yours, thank god up above

I am cared for and hugged, given peace that I need

My purr tells my people I'm grateful indeed

For the first time in my life I'm surrounded with love. 

 

My body is weak, the fight won't be long

My people embrace me I wish I could stay

But we'll meet at the bridge on some glorious day

With the ones who have loved me is where I'll belong



So very sorry for your loss.  I am sure I am not the only one who hopes you 
will keep in contact with this group.  You and BooBoo have touched many lives.

Sue

  - Original Message - 
  From: Lynne 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 10:04 PM
  Subject: BooBoo left us


  We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and we 
rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.

  I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped 
away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob 
too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.

  Thank you all for being so very supportive.

  Lynne

Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Lynne
Thank you Sue for the lovely poem.  I can't stop crying but that's ok, it's 
part of life I hear.  I miss him so much it's almost unbearable.  I won't leave 
this group.  I have learned so much here and do not know how I could get 
through this without all my new found friends.  And there is so much that needs 
to be done for these little darlings.

Thank you so much.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Sue  Frank Koren 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 8:19 PM
  Subject: Re: BooBoo left us


  For BooBoo:

  All alone I plaintively cry in the night

  The ones who own me don't care about me

  My coat is all matted my fur filled with fleas

  I don't fell so well, but can't give up my fight

   

  A gentle hand reaches to caress me with love

  Won't you keep me and hold me and make me your own,

  I know that with you I won't be alone.

  Won't someone just love me before I must go

   

  Now I am yours, thank god up above

  I am cared for and hugged, given peace that I need

  My purr tells my people I'm grateful indeed

  For the first time in my life I'm surrounded with love. 

   

  My body is weak, the fight won't be long

  My people embrace me I wish I could stay

  But we'll meet at the bridge on some glorious day

  With the ones who have loved me is where I'll belong



  So very sorry for your loss.  I am sure I am not the only one who hopes you 
will keep in contact with this group.  You and BooBoo have touched many lives.

  Sue

- Original Message - 
From: Lynne 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 10:04 PM
Subject: BooBoo left us


We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and 
we rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.

I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped 
away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob 
too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.

Thank you all for being so very supportive.

Lynne


RE: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Caroline Kaufmann

Lynne:
I just wanted to let you know that I felt so devastated this morning when I got 
to work and checked my email and saw the subject lines from this site and the 
FIP site.  I literally said out loud oh god, no.  I know it didn't look good 
for BooBoo after the vet said it looked like FIP too, but I always wanted to 
have hope for him.  I couldn't respond this a.m. because I ended up crying at 
work after reading some of the BooBoo emails and I didn't have it in me.  But I 
wanted to tell you that there are fates worse than death itself- and one of 
them is for a precious creature like BooBoo to have gone downhill with these 
illness(es) alone, outside- and at the mercy of wild animals and maybe even 
feral cats.  So the fact that you gave him the only love he ever knew, shelter 
in these most critical times (when he was extremely ill) and kept him from 
those other, more horrible fates..., really does mean everything in the world.  
The sacrifice that you make is that you open your heart as well as your home 
and when he leaves you, you are left with a broken heart.  We all say we want 
more time with them (I still say this about Monkee), but it's just not for us 
to make that decision so we have to do the right thing at the time and enjoy 
what little time we do have with them.  
 
I know that BooBoo is in a good place-- hopefully, he is playing with Monkee 
(even tho I always have to tell my previously alley cat, snorting, aggressive 
big boy to be nice! to other kitties), Possum and Brumley.  Possee and Brum 
were the most gentle-souled, sweet natured babies ever so I am sure they are 
taking good care of BooBoo. 
 
Caroline 


From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: BooBoo left usDate: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 
22:04:15 -0500



We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and we 
rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.
 
I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped away 
almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob too.  
At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.
 
Thank you all for being so very supportive.
 
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Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread wendy
Lynne,

I am so sorry to hear about Boo Boo.  I was trying to catch up on the posts 
about him and was surprised to read that you lost him yesterday.  I know you 
must be heartbroken.  

You said that you can't imagine ever being happy again, but most of us here 
have lost a beloved furbaby, and I promise you that with time, it will get 
better.  The first two weeks after I lost Cricket, I was a walking skeleton.  
The people here helped me cope with losing him and were frankly, just 
wonderful.  They walked me through all my second-guessing and guilty feelings.  
Finally, I started to feel like me again and the pain dulled.  I cried for two 
weeks though and slept with his picture at night.  One of the hardest times of 
my life.  However you and Bob feel now, you will feel joy again.  Boo Boo would 
want that for both of you.  Allow yourself to grieve and be gentle with 
yourself.  And let the wonderful memories you have of Boo Boo comfort you.

:)
Wendy

 
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world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~



- Original Message 
From: Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, March 2, 2008 9:04:15 PM
Subject: BooBoo left us


We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and we 
rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.
 
I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped away 
almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob too.  
At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.
 
Thank you all for being so very supportive.
 
Lynne


  

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2008-03-03 Thread wendy
Lynne,

This website is invaluable when mourning the loss of our furbabies:

http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/hello.htm

There is a Grief Support Center there that is wonderful.

Blessings~
Wendy
 
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Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Lynne
Caroline, I'm certain BooBoo has made a lot of friends by now.  He's so little 
and cute the bigger guys will be good to him.  He was such a gentle natured 
dear too.  You are so right about worse situations.  BooBoo knew we loved him 
dearly and I know he loved us too.  I guess it's us I'm feeling so badly for 
now.  He most definitely is in a better place.  I sensed that as he lay on the 
table with his little paws under his chin.  I can't help but mourn his absence. 
 It comes on when I least expect it, like when my dad called tonight.  Couldn't 
get the words out, had to give the phone to Bob.  I so appreciate your kind 
words and all the kind words we've received.  It does help us to know how many 
caring people there are in this world.  

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Caroline Kaufmann 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 9:36 PM
  Subject: RE: BooBoo left us


  Lynne:
  I just wanted to let you know that I felt so devastated this morning when I 
got to work and checked my email and saw the subject lines from this site and 
the FIP site.  I literally said out loud oh god, no.  I know it didn't look 
good for BooBoo after the vet said it looked like FIP too, but I always wanted 
to have hope for him.  I couldn't respond this a.m. because I ended up crying 
at work after reading some of the BooBoo emails and I didn't have it in me.  
But I wanted to tell you that there are fates worse than death itself- and one 
of them is for a precious creature like BooBoo to have gone downhill with these 
illness(es) alone, outside- and at the mercy of wild animals and maybe even 
feral cats.  So the fact that you gave him the only love he ever knew, shelter 
in these most critical times (when he was extremely ill) and kept him from 
those other, more horrible fates..., really does mean everything in the world.  
The sacrifice that you make is that you open your heart as well as your home 
and when he leaves you, you are left with a broken heart.  We all say we want 
more time with them (I still say this about Monkee), but it's just not for us 
to make that decision so we have to do the right thing at the time and enjoy 
what little time we do have with them.  
   
  I know that BooBoo is in a good place-- hopefully, he is playing with Monkee 
(even tho I always have to tell my previously alley cat, snorting, aggressive 
big boy to be nice! to other kitties), Possum and Brumley.  Possee and Brum 
were the most gentle-souled, sweet natured babies ever so I am sure they are 
taking good care of BooBoo. 
   
  Caroline 





From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: BooBoo left us
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 22:04:15 -0500


We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and 
we rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.

I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped 
away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob 
too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.

Thank you all for being so very supportive.

Lynne


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Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Lynne
Yeah I know Wendy.  I have to force myself to eat and am certainly not very 
sociable at the moment.  I had to ask Bob to put his pictures away for a while. 
 He made this little shrine so to speak of the cats we have owned and of course 
old Lennie and lit a candle last night for them.  I guess we deal with grief in 
our own way.  I'll have to look at the bottom stair that Boo would tear away on 
when he did come downstairs for as long as we live here.  Hopefully in time 
I'll remember how funny that was.

Thanks so much.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: wendy 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 10:00 PM
  Subject: Re: BooBoo left us


  Lynne,



  I am so sorry to hear about Boo Boo.  I was trying to catch up on the posts 
about him and was surprised to read that you lost him yesterday.  I know you 
must be heartbroken.  



  You said that you can't imagine ever being happy again, but most of us here 
have lost a beloved furbaby, and I promise you that with time, it will get 
better.  The first two weeks after I lost Cricket, I was a walking skeleton.  
The people here helped me cope with losing him and were frankly, just 
wonderful.  They walked me through all my second-guessing and guilty feelings.  
Finally, I started to feel like me again and the pain dulled.  I cried for two 
weeks though and slept wit h his picture at night.  One of the hardest times of 
my life.  However you and Bob feel now, you will feel joy again.  Boo Boo would 
want that for both of you.  Allow yourself to grieve and be gentle with 
yourself.  And let the wonderful memories you have of Boo Boo comfort you.



  :)

  Wendy


   
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the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade 
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  - Original Message 
  From: Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Sunday, March 2, 2008 9:04:15 PM
  Subject: BooBoo left us


  We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and we 
rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.

  I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped 
away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob 
too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the wo rst for us.

  Thank you all for being so very supportive.

  Lynne




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Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread wendy
I want to piggyback on what Caroline said...one of the wonderful yet sad 
ironies of this group is that everytime one of us loses a furbaby, we actually 
help others who have lost their kitties beforehand.  The more recent the loss, 
the fresher the pain, and when we cry for another's loss, we are also crying 
for our own, and we heal a little more each time.  For Caroline, Monkee's 
passing was fairly recent and she feels your pain acutely because her loss is 
still so fresh.  And yet Boo Boo's passing is actually helping her to grieve 
and heal.  I really believe this.  After Cricket died, those who lost their 
kitties soon afterwards were so hard for me to read about.  I would start 
reading and get this horrible lump in my throat and it would just burn.  I 
would cry until sometimes I didn't have anymore tears left.  Reading about 
other's losses would rip open the wound again and I would bleed some more, but 
what I didn't realize was that I healed up a little
 better each time.  So even though I know you are hurting horribly over losing 
Boo Boo, hopefully knowing that his loss is helping others to heal might make 
things a little better.

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: Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, March 3, 2008 8:36:26 PM
Subject: RE: BooBoo left us

Lynne:
I just wanted to let you know that I felt so devastated this morning when I got 
to work and checked my email and saw the subject lines from this site and the 
FIP site.  I literally said out loud oh god, no.  I know it didn't look good 
for BooBoo after the vet said it looked like FIP too, but I always wanted to 
have hope for him.  I couldn't respond this a.m. because I ended up crying at 
work after reading some of the BooBoo emails and I didn't have it in me.  But I 
wanted to tell you that there are fates worse than death itself- and one of 
them is for a precious creature like BooBoo to have gone downhill with these 
illness(es) alone, outside- and at the mercy of wild animals and maybe even 
feral cats.  So the fact that you gave him the only love he ever knew, shelter 
in these most critical times (when he was extremely ill) and kept him from 
those other, more horrible fates..., really does mean everything in the world.  
The sacrifice that you make is
 that you open your heart as well as your home and when he leaves you, you are 
left with a broken heart.  We all say we want more time with them (I still say 
this about Monkee), but it's just not for us to make that decision so we have 
to do the right thing at the time and enjoy what little time we do have with 
them.  
 
I know that BooBoo is in a good place-- hopefully, he is playing with Monkee 
(even tho I always have to tell my previously alley cat, snorting, aggressive 
big boy to be nice! to other kitties), Possum and Brumley.  Possee and Brum 
were the most gentle-souled, sweet natured babies ever so I am sure they are 
taking good care of BooBoo. 
 
Caroline 





From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: BooBoo left us
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 22:04:15 -0500


We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and we 
rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had his 
lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation with 
his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make stuff up to 
identify with your pain.
 
I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped away 
almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob too.  
At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid but 
BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.  He was 
so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet him even 
with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the worst for us.
 
Thank you all for being so very supportive.
 
Lynne



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Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Kelley Saveika
Lynne,

I am so sorry you lost your baby.  No matter how much time we have, it is
never enough.

I do believe we see them again though - and they are healthy and whole

Kelley

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 9:04 PM, Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  We lost our precious baby tonight.  He developed difficulty breathing and
 we rushed him to the emergency clinic.  He was dehydrated and had just had
 his lungs aspirated Friday.  The vet recently experienced the same situation
 with his Himilayan, co-incidentally, though I sometimes think they make
 stuff up to identify with your pain.

 I held his little face in my hand and petted him as did Bob and he slipped
 away almost immediately.  I don't think I've cried this much in my life, Bob
 too.  At this moment I can't imagine ever being happy again.  Sounds stupid
 but BooBoo conveyed to me this evening it was time to go and he thanked us.
 He was so very weak he could hardly walk but he was still purring as we pet
 him even with the damn catheter in.  We know this was best for him but the
 worst for us.

 Thank you all for being so very supportive.

 Lynne




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Re: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

2008-03-03 Thread catatonya
You might also try mixing pumpkin with wet food to help with the diarrhea.  I 
have cats (and a dog) that get diarrhea on antibiotics.
   
  I admire what you've taken on.  Good luck with all the cats you have rescued, 
and welcome to the list.
  tonya

Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  What a loving thing you've done!  I do like interferon alpha, but find 
different vets sell it for different prices.  I've found a less expensive 
source locally and generally give 1/2 cc daily to FELV cats that are less than 
3 yrs old, or if they're sick like yours.

  I've been using veterinary (not grocery store) kaopectate for diarrhea lately 
and it's worked great - think it's good for coating the lining of the digestive 
tract.  I started that because I ran out of Panacur, but it's working well.  
The latest formulation of Kaopectate that you get in the grocery and drugs 
stores contains an aspirin like substance that's harmful to cats.  At 
Veterinarypartner.com, there's an article that says: The old form of 
Kaopectate contained only kaolin and pectin while later forms contained 
attapulgite, all of which were very safe in animals due to the lack of systemic 
absorption.  However, Kaopectate has recently developed a new formula that 
contains the drug bismuth subsalicylate, a drug that can be toxic to cats. 
  

  So we got some of the old formula from a vet, and it works well.
  

  Best of luck,
  

  

  Gloria
  

  

  
On Feb 24, 2008, at 8:05 PM, whocares whocares wrote:

To:  felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgHi,
This is my first post so please bear with me. I'm posting this through email. 
If there's a more efficient way please let me know. 2 weeks ago I took in 7 
filthy, reeking, matted, very, very ill cats from a horrific shelter in the 
area. All were emaciated, dehydrated, infected eyes, URI's, ear 
mites/infections, severe diahrea, etc.. My vet didn't think they'd make it 
through the first night but here they are getting healthier by the day. Some 
still need injectable antibiotic combos daily but they are improving.
One of these had severe gingivitis - very infected teeth that had to be dealt 
quickly. She survived the anaesthetic and had all except 4 teeth removed (her 
canines were sticking sideways out of her mouth they were so infected).
She had a blood panel done and she tested positive for FeLV. Her other levels 
correlate with the positive diagnosis. She may be up to 8 yrs old? She has a 
severe URI which is improving. However, she has terrible diahrea. She is on a 
daily injectable antibiotic combo and also gets injectable B12 and injectable B 
complex. I have her on probiotics and Standard Process Whole Body Support. I 
have Collostrum. Do you recommend it and how much should I give her? She's tiny 
and fragile - 4 - 5 lbs now. Do you recommend Interferon? What else can I give 
her? She is isolated in a very large sunny warm bathroom and very happy and 
very active (even a bit hyper). She has gone from NASTY cat in the beginning to 
sweet cuddly lap cat now. Two of the others have been tested (awaiting results) 
and the other 4 will have blood panels this week. Some of these new cats are 
isolated together and some are isolated alone. My own cats and other permanent 
fosters I have are fragile and don't get vaxed
 - can't due to auto immune diseases, severe HCM, vaccinosis, etc. so the new 
ones have no contact with mine.
Any and all suggestions, advice would be gratefully accepted.
Thanks
El




  
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