[Felvtalk] Mozart Update

2010-01-16 Thread Jason Michael Canon
Today, I spent an hour digging a grave to hold the body of my beloved
Mozart.   God only knows why he is still alive but I don't intend to
have another untimely period of snow and ice stop me from giving him the
burial he deserves.  Regretfully, I don't own a pyramid for his body
like the ancient Egyptian kings provided for their beloved cats. 
However, I dug the best grave that I possibly could, in one of his
favorite locations, and today my wife is buying the finest shroud to
place his body in.  Our original plan for the day was to have him put to
sleep and bury him this afternoon but none of the local vets were
available so we will probably do everything possible to keep him alive
until next Saturday when our vet will be back in town and can come to
our home.

Mozart was diagnosed positive with FeLV in November 2009.  Within 2 days
of the diagnosis we put him on Imulan LTCI shots.  Unfortunately, we
started him on 1 shot per week and continued with that for 6 weeks.  He
began to go downhill quickly during the Christmas break so we increased
the LTCI shots to 3 per week but he has continued to loose weight and
the shots are helping less and less.  He is skin and bone but still has
the most incredible will to live!  He just will not give up and his
courage further confirms what I already know about him being a truly
outstanding example of the strength, stamina, and independence of his
Bengal cat heritage.  I am so fortunate to have enjoyed his company for
over 10 years and will never forget how much he taught me nor
underestimate the additional knowledge he had to share with me.

Thanks to everyone in this loving supportive group for allowing me to be
here.  It is possible to feel joy even in times of sorrow when you are
blessed as much as I have received.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update

2010-01-16 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Jason,my heart goes out to you and your wife,also to Mozart(love the name,I had 
a wonderful boy named Amadeus).I know the pain you are feeling.I will keep you 
in my thoughts and prayers.Hugs to you.
Sherry


We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way

--- On Sat, 1/16/10, Jason Michael Canon j...@canon.org wrote:


From: Jason Michael Canon j...@canon.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 3:05 PM


Today, I spent an hour digging a grave to hold the body of my beloved
Mozart.   God only knows why he is still alive but I don't intend to
have another untimely period of snow and ice stop me from giving him the
burial he deserves.  Regretfully, I don't own a pyramid for his body
like the ancient Egyptian kings provided for their beloved cats. 
However, I dug the best grave that I possibly could, in one of his
favorite locations, and today my wife is buying the finest shroud to
place his body in.  Our original plan for the day was to have him put to
sleep and bury him this afternoon but none of the local vets were
available so we will probably do everything possible to keep him alive
until next Saturday when our vet will be back in town and can come to
our home.

Mozart was diagnosed positive with FeLV in November 2009.  Within 2 days
of the diagnosis we put him on Imulan LTCI shots.  Unfortunately, we
started him on 1 shot per week and continued with that for 6 weeks.  He
began to go downhill quickly during the Christmas break so we increased
the LTCI shots to 3 per week but he has continued to loose weight and
the shots are helping less and less.  He is skin and bone but still has
the most incredible will to live!  He just will not give up and his
courage further confirms what I already know about him being a truly
outstanding example of the strength, stamina, and independence of his
Bengal cat heritage.  I am so fortunate to have enjoyed his company for
over 10 years and will never forget how much he taught me nor
underestimate the additional knowledge he had to share with me.

Thanks to everyone in this loving supportive group for allowing me to be
here.  It is possible to feel joy even in times of sorrow when you are
blessed as much as I have received.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update

2010-01-16 Thread Alice Flowers
Jason, my heart is so heavy reading about Mozart. We have suffered the sadness 
that you and your wife are going through with your baby. I am praying for a 
miracle for Mozart. We are doing well with the Imulan, but our 2 remaining cats 
weren't having anemia problems when we began, they were just constantly sick 
with one URI after another and other little illnesses. We haven't had a sniffle 
or cough since the end of Oct. Is he still eating and drinking? We lost 4 young 
brothers last year to anemia that came on so quickly-From a few days to two 
weeks from symptoms of anemia beginning to non-moving. They had to fed fed at 
the end. Everyone on this board is so awesome and caring-seems some days we are 
tilting at windmills-but we are all dreaming of the day this damn disease can 
be controlled or cured. We are all sending positive prayers  vibes for your 
family. Alice
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Re: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update

2010-01-16 Thread Jane Lyons

Dear Jason
I am so sorry. We all live in fear of the sadness and loss you are  
experiencing now.

Mozart knows your love and care and he will always be with you.

I wish things could have turned out differently for all of you.

Jane











On Jan 16, 2010, at 3:05 PM, Jason Michael Canon wrote:


Today, I spent an hour digging a grave to hold the body of my beloved
Mozart.   God only knows why he is still alive but I don't intend to
have another untimely period of snow and ice stop me from giving  
him the

burial he deserves.  Regretfully, I don't own a pyramid for his body
like the ancient Egyptian kings provided for their beloved cats.
However, I dug the best grave that I possibly could, in one of his
favorite locations, and today my wife is buying the finest shroud to
place his body in.  Our original plan for the day was to have him  
put to

sleep and bury him this afternoon but none of the local vets were
available so we will probably do everything possible to keep him alive
until next Saturday when our vet will be back in town and can come to
our home.

Mozart was diagnosed positive with FeLV in November 2009.  Within 2  
days

of the diagnosis we put him on Imulan LTCI shots.  Unfortunately, we
started him on 1 shot per week and continued with that for 6  
weeks.  He
began to go downhill quickly during the Christmas break so we  
increased

the LTCI shots to 3 per week but he has continued to loose weight and
the shots are helping less and less.  He is skin and bone but still  
has

the most incredible will to live!  He just will not give up and his
courage further confirms what I already know about him being a truly
outstanding example of the strength, stamina, and independence of his
Bengal cat heritage.  I am so fortunate to have enjoyed his company  
for

over 10 years and will never forget how much he taught me nor
underestimate the additional knowledge he had to share with me.

Thanks to everyone in this loving supportive group for allowing me  
to be

here.  It is possible to feel joy even in times of sorrow when you are
blessed as much as I have received.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update

2010-01-16 Thread Sara Kasteleyn

Dear Jason,  Our hearts ache with you.  I had been so hopeful your beloved 
Mozart would pull through.  God love you and your wife for honoring him so.  He 
is a lucky boy.

Sending you warmth and light and memories of only the good times.

Sara 

--Original Mail--
From: Jason Michael Canon j...@canon.org
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 15:05:30 -0500
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mozart Update

Today, I spent an hour digging a grave to hold the body of my beloved
Mozart. God only knows why he is still alive but I don't intend to
have another untimely period of snow and ice stop me from giving him the
burial he deserves. Regretfully, I don't own a pyramid for his body
like the ancient Egyptian kings provided for their beloved cats. 
However, I dug the best grave that I possibly could, in one of his
favorite locations, and today my wife is buying the finest shroud to
place his body in. Our original plan for the day was to have him put to
sleep and bury him this afternoon but none of the local vets were
available so we will probably do everything possible to keep him alive
until next Saturday when our vet will be back in town and can come to
our home.

Mozart was diagnosed positive with FeLV in November 2009. Within 2 days
of the diagnosis we put him on Imulan LTCI shots. Unfortunately, we
started him on 1 shot per week and continued with that for 6 weeks. He
began to go downhill quickly during the Christmas break so we increased
the LTCI shots to 3 per week but he has continued to loose weight and
the shots are helping less and less. He is skin and bone but still has
the most incredible will to live! He just will not give up and his
courage further confirms what I already know about him being a truly
outstanding example of the strength, stamina, and independence of his
Bengal cat heritage. I am so fortunate to have enjoyed his company for
over 10 years and will never forget how much he taught me nor
underestimate the additional knowledge he had to share with me.

Thanks to everyone in this loving supportive group for allowing me to be
here. It is possible to feel joy even in times of sorrow when you are
blessed as much as I have received.


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