Re: [Felvtalk] Pale gums

2013-10-29 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Hello Katherine, I definitely have to back Heather here. Pale gums and eating litter are very indicative of anemia. Earlier this year, our sweet girl Polli, started licking walls and clay planters. She slowly lost interest in her toys and food. By the time I took her to the vet, she was

Re: [Felvtalk] Pale gums

2013-10-29 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Petinic and transfer factor? Thanks, Sent from my iPhone. On Oct 29, 2013, at 13:31, Amanda K. Payne amandak.pa...@gmail.com wrote: Hello Katherine, I definitely have to back Heather here. Pale gums and eating litter are very indicative of anemia. Earlier this year, our sweet girl Polli

Re: [Felvtalk] Los Angeles - Good vet for very sick FIV+ kitty needed!!!

2013-10-29 Thread Amanda K. Payne
I live in Los Angeles and can suggest two vets: Overland Vet Clinic 310.559.2424. They are in the Palms/Culver City area. Veterinary Care Center 323.919.. Hollywood area. My cats go to Overland and all of their vets are very helpful and kind. They helped us with Polli, our FeLV+ kitty.

Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone Home?

2013-10-07 Thread Amanda K. Payne
I've been getting messages, though very sporadically. I'll get some right away but most I get a month, sometimes two, late. Not sure what's going on. On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM, kat merrykatme...@email.com wrote: I'm here - tho I mainly just lurk these days.. It has been quiet. Kat

Re: [Felvtalk] IFA tests/PCR tests

2013-08-14 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Like others who have replied, I have worked with cat rescues and have personal experiences w/ FeLV. I trust ELISA and IFA results if done properly. However, I wouldn't run a PCR test. I feel this test is EXTREMELY sensitive and any sort of mishandling will result in an untrustworthy result. One

Re: [Felvtalk] A Tribute to Polli

2013-07-10 Thread Amanda K. Payne
wonderful man during this difficult time. And Polli…we know she now can be pain and disease free in the land of rainbows. Peace Bonnie ** ** *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Amanda K. Payne *Sent:* Saturday, July 06, 2013 7:35 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] A Tribute to Polli

2013-07-10 Thread Amanda K. Payne
will remember Polli's story and will think of her often, what a very special girl she obviously was. My heart goes out to you at this very sad time. Heather in Tampa On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Amanda K. Payne amandak.pa...@gmail.comwrote: It was just another hot August morning when

[Felvtalk] A Tribute to Polli

2013-07-06 Thread Amanda K. Payne
It was just another hot August morning when our upstairs neighbors frantically called my boyfriend. He went out to see what was wrong and came back, worried. He told me I needed to come check something out. Concerned, I went into the foyer and frantically running around and mewing was a tiny

[Felvtalk] Bad News

2013-07-05 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Hi everyone, We took Polli in to a new vet today to get something new to treat her URI. She had a bad reaction to Clavamox and we were looking for a new vet who would be more aggressive and open minded with her treatments. We found a great vet, one I used to go to when I lived on the other side

Re: [Felvtalk] goodby little one

2013-07-01 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Karen, I'm sorry to hear of Penny's passing. Your touching email made me cry. Thank you for taking her in and doing all you could to find her good home. Her time on earth was short, but thanks you, it was filled with love. If only all FeLV kitties could be so lucky. Sincerely, -Amanda On

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Amanda K. Payne
- From: Amanda K. Payne ** Sent: Jun 25, 2013 2:09 PM To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts Hi everyone! Please send some good energy to my Polli. She's have a rough few days and I'm not sure she'll come out of this. She was diagnosed

Re: [Felvtalk] Callie

2013-06-26 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Lance, Callie is definitely in my thoughts and prayers and is Ember and you. Hopefully, her immune system will step up and kick some FeLV butt. Adult cats have such an easier time kicking that nasty virus. I've read tons of stories through this forum and have experience with positives mixing

Re: [Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-26 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Her anemia isn't really understood; it comes and goes so I'm wary of the non regenerative anemia diagnosis. I'm not sure if her recent problems are related to anemia or to the URI. We're looking for a new vet at the moment. As soon as I know more, I'll let you all know. -Amanda On Wed, Jun

Re: [Felvtalk] We let Bubba go.

2013-06-25 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Beth, I am so sorry to hear about Bubba. He knew nothing but love and comfort in his final days. Thank you for all you did for him. I'm sure he'd thank you if he could =) Sincerely, -Amanda On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 4:18 AM, dlg...@windstream.net wrote: I know that feeling all too well. You

[Felvtalk] Please keep Polli in your thoughts

2013-06-25 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Hi everyone! Please send some good energy to my Polli. She's have a rough few days and I'm not sure she'll come out of this. She was diagnosed with severe anemia back at the beginning of March. She rebounded but not completely. Recently, her breathing has become a bit more labored. We also

Re: [Felvtalk] feline leukemia tests

2013-06-12 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Lance, I could totally get behind your Christmas Wish List. I rescued my first FeLV+ kitten ten years ago. In that decade, there seems to be little to no progress made in FeLV prevention and/or treatment. Instead, the information I come across is more confusing than it was when I first heard of

Re: [Felvtalk] Healing thoughts for Bubba

2013-06-12 Thread Amanda K. Payne
You and Bubba are in my thoughts, Beth. I hope he recovers soon! There was a time I thought our Polli was suffering from haemobartonella because she had a bad bout of fleas and was extremely anemic. Getting rid of her fleas was a long process but she's an indoor cat and we were eventually able

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive Kitty w/ Flatulence

2013-06-11 Thread Amanda K. Payne
/ -- *From:* Amanda K. Payne amandak.pa...@gmail.com *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Sunday, June 9, 2013 4:57 PM *Subject:* [Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive Kitty w/ Flatulence Hi Everyone! I have two questions today regarding FeLV. First, for anyone

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive Kitty w/ Flatulence

2013-06-11 Thread Amanda K. Payne
, a little next to her Blue Buffalo? Perhaps a different canned? Obviously another soap-box for me g Margo -Original Message- From: Amanda K. Payne ** Sent: Jun 9, 2013 9:10 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive

[Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive Kitty w/ Flatulence

2013-06-09 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Hi Everyone! I have two questions today regarding FeLV. First, for anyone who has worked in the rescue world, what is your testing protocol? I volunteer w/ several cat/kitten rescues in Los Angeles. I recently found a litter in my garage and they're staying in my guest room until I can find a

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescuing Kittens and Positive Kitty w/ Flatulence

2013-06-09 Thread Amanda K. Payne
, 2013 at 4:21 PM, Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote: Oh Dear ! I forgot about Polli. I apologize for that, I meant to include it. What Is Polli eating? Drinking? Meds, supplements? ^..^ -Original Message- From: Amanda K. Payne ** Sent

Re: [Felvtalk] New Member

2013-06-06 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Deborah, First of all, thank you for fostering! You and your daughters provided an invaluable service for your local HS. I'm sorry your first fostering experience has been tainted by FeLV. Please understand that FeLV isn't an automatic death sentence though cats and kittens who are positive

Re: [Felvtalk] Meowko passed, and interferon alpha 2b available

2013-05-28 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Dear Catherine, I'm so sorry to hear of Meowko's passing. She sounded like a wonderful kitty. During her short time on earth, she was loved and loved you and your family in return. Please take comfort in knowing what a great life you provided for her and the loving companionship you and Meowko

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-05-28 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Lance, I'm definitely keeping you and Ember in my thoughts! I hope her procedure tomorrow goes well and you get some good news. Best, -Amanda On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: We're taking Ember to a veterinary surgeon in another town tomorrow. The main

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Hi Beth, I, too, looked into LTCI from Tcyte when I found out my ten month old kitten, Polli, was FeLV+. We have a vet and a very experienced vet tech, both of which work in cat only clinics, in the family. When I asked for their opinions, neither one of them had heard of LTCI but said it a

Re: [Felvtalk] Introduction

2013-05-20 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Yes! I actually have heard of RetroMAD1. I believe it's currently only available in Malaysia and is still in the trial stages. It sounds very promising but would be rather difficult to get ahold of in the States... if you're in the States, of course. Like LTCI, there isn't a lot of

Re: [Felvtalk] What to feed a finicky, sick kitten?

2013-05-05 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Thanks again for the responses. I'm not sure if my original reply has been posted yet or not. Fortunately, Polli decided she liked food again late Thursday night and has regained her appetite somewhat. She's extremely thin now but is active and assisting me with cleaning and gardening. She also

Re: [Felvtalk] Napoleon lost his battle

2013-04-18 Thread Amanda K. Payne
I'm so sorry to hear about Napoleon's loss! Though his life was cut short, I'm happy to know he experienced nothing but love and kindness from you and your friend. Choosing to take care of an FeLV+ cat is a difficult decision; we know we're setting ourselves up for heartbreak as well as vet bills