Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in Ohio needs home

2012-10-29 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Where in Ohio?

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From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
Marcia
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 4:00 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat in Ohio needs home

Hi guys
Are any of you in Ohio or know anyone in Ohio that would take an abandoned
cat? My brother is at s campsite and a woman there took in a cat , made it
into a housecat and the left it there. She packed up and left for the
winter. He said its curled up on the porch on a towel in 20 degree wind
chill. I am pissed but I know that isn't helping this poor cat. Everyone
will be gone from that campground for the season. My brother is leaving
tomorrow. His dog would eat the cat so he can't take it. Shelters r full.
Anyone have any ideas??
Thanks
Marcia

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[Felvtalk] Picked up Orlandos ashes today

2012-05-21 Thread Frank Sue Koren
It has been one week since I took Orlando to the vets for the last time.
His tumor had gotten large enough to be causing him pain and he had stopped
eating.  He was such a wonderful cat, my loving flame point Siamese boy.
The first time I met him in the rescues FeLV room he reached up and gave me
a hug.  From then on he was my boy and I can't believe he is gone and I will
never see him again in this world.  He was about 10 when I adopted him and
that was four years ago.  He would come up and bite me in the butt for
attention when I was working on the computer.  If I got up at night to go to
the bathroom he would accompany me.  Always.  I guess that was how I knew it
was time.  On the last night he didn't do that.  He will be SO missed.  I
hate hate hate this disease.

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Re: [Felvtalk] testing the list again

2011-09-18 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Best wishes to you also, James.  Test e-mails received ok.

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of James G Wilson
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:18 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] testing the list again

Hello all, 

We seem to have had another glitch with the list. I hope 
that I have it fixed now. So, I am just sending out a test 
message to be sure. I hope everyone is doing well. Best 
wishes.

James G. Wilson - phaed...@charter.net
http://www.felineleukemia.org (FeLV Research  Support)
http://www.facebook.com/crambone
http://weather62025.com (Weather for Edwardsville, IL)

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[Felvtalk] Tweeze is gone.

2011-02-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Tweezer lost his battle with this horrible disease this afternoon.  He had
an aggressive lymphoma so there was no hope that he would get better or that
he could even be made more comfortable.  He crashed at the beginning of this
week and was having spasms that were making it very difficult for him to
eat, drink or even to stand.  He has been very unhappy and scared all week
long.  

When I took Tweezer in he was extremely malnourished and had worms, ear
mites, goopy eyes and an upper respiratory infection.  As his health
improved he became such a happy cat!  He was so happy to be alive, he always
wanted to play and be loved.  This is a you-tube link to a video I took of
him a few months ago.  He would come to me and ask me to come and play with
him and then lead me to the toys.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/katlover13100#p/a/u/2/xXvteShI_Ig

 

Rest in peace my darling Tweezer.  My heart is breaking but at least there
is no feline leukemia where you are now.

 

 

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[Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

2011-02-03 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Tweezer was to the vet yesterday.  His RBC is 17 and he has a secondary
infection.  He is also having spasms which is the worst because he is
frightened and it makes it harder for him to eat and drink.  He is on
Prednesolone and Clavamox for now.  What can I do to help him?

I hope this message gets through to the list because my last one didn't.  

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Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

2011-02-03 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I have an appointment with my favorite vet tomorrow to see what can be done
for Tweezer.  If he can still be made comfortable by anything I can do, then
I will do everything I can for him.  If there is nothing that can be done
then it will be time to let him go with dignity.  I can trust Dr. Tom to
advise me correctly.  Meanwhile I am a basket case.  If Tweezer must crosst
the bridge then a bright ray of sunshine will be leaving this world.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:50 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

I was giving her sub-q fluids for a while, which I assume helped her because
she never had any seizures again. FIV is so much more manageable than FeLV!
BTW - I sent the info to the dumb vet at the clinic so she would know for
the next time someone brings in a cat that was FIV+, not to immediately make
the diagnosis of the cat having grand mal seizures, DUH!

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Koren
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:34 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

I think emergency clinics have more then their share of idiots
Maybe assist feeding would work for him. I will have to get a syringe.  Did
you do anything else besides feeding her to help her get rid of toxins?

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 3, 2011, at 3:18 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

 Years ago, one of my FIV cats had seizures; we rushed her to an emergency
 clinic, and they told me you have a very sick kitty here, which made me
 livid, as if I were a total ignoramus.I later did some research and
 found out that cats with FeLV and FIV can build up toxins which can cause
 seizures.
 Maybe it would be a good idea to feed the cat with a syringeshould be
no
 problem!  Wrap in a towel, hold the head from underneath  the jaw, and
 gently insert the syringe on the side of the mouth, slowly releasing the
 food (small amounts, allowing the cat to swallow). Would it help if you
 placed food in front, and then helped steady the cat's head?
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Koren
 Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:41 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick
 
 The problem is more with the spasms he is having then not eating.  He is
 interested in food but is having a hard time eating it because of the
 shaking and jerking. They don't know what is causing it. They were
thinking
 maybe value would help but are afraid it might not be good because of his
 being weak and immune compromised.
 
 Sent from my iPad
 
 On Feb 3, 2011, at 2:07 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:
 
 Try ANYTHING - it's better than nothing.  Sometimes, when they have an
 infection, they can't smell the food (and that's very important to cats),
 try taking some of the food, maybe diluted, and use a syringe or an
 eyedropper to put some of it into their mouth on the side, just to get
the
 taste, they usually start eating!
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle
 Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:51 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick
 
 I'm so sorry that Tweezer isn't doing well. I don't really know what to
do
 to encourage him to eat - maybe try his favorite food, I sometimes use
 tuna or mackerel (supplemented with Nutri-Cal so the cat gets all their
 viatamins). For cats, the smellier the food, the better.
 
 I hope that helps!
 ---Katy
 
 On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Frank  Sue Koren
 fs...@roadrunner.comwrote:
 
 Tweezer was to the vet yesterday.  His RBC is 17 and he has a secondary
 infection.  He is also having spasms which is the worst because he is
 frightened and it makes it harder for him to eat and drink.  He is on
 Prednesolone and Clavamox for now.  What can I do to help him?
 
 I hope this message gets through to the list because my last one didn't.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

2011-02-03 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Tweezer was the name the rescue group that had him gave him.  I liked the
name and it fit him so we kept it.  I don't know if links from the cat forum
I am part of will work here, but I will try.  This tells the story of how I
came to have him and of his first few weeks at home:

http://www.catforum.com/forum/36-cat-chat/117922-cat-cage.html

http://www.catforum.com/forum/36-cat-chat/119042-tweezer-after-5-1-2-weeks.h
tml

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Mike Finch
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 7:35 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

Sue,

I'm praying for you and Tweezer.  Pllleeeaaassee tell me about that name! :D

Mike
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[Felvtalk] Is ther anything that can reverse the anemia?

2011-01-31 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I am worried that my 4 year old FeLV+ kitty Tweezer may be anemic.  I will
be taking him to the vet asap but am wondering if there is anything that can
reverse the anemia once is starts.  I have lost two positive kitties already
to anemia and I sure don't want to see it happen to Tweezer.  We bought
Buzzy a few months with Doxycycline and Prednelolone but it's never enough
time.  Does anyone know of anything that can reverse it?

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[Felvtalk] Blood in Tweezers stool

2010-12-07 Thread Frank Sue Koren
My 4 year old FeLV+ kitty, Tweezer has always had some digestive problems.
Nothing more then gas and a rumbly tummy though.  This morning he had a
runny stool with blood in it and it seemed painful for him to go.  Is this
still another thing that positive cats deal with?  Tweezer was just at the
vets a couple of weeks ago for a check up.  The vet said he looks healthy
and the CBC came back normal. When their office opens today I will be
calling but I wanted to ask the people on this list because you are the ones
that know the troubles of FeLV+ cats.   Any advice?

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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is gone.

2010-10-26 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I am so sorry to hear that Murphy lost his battle with this horrible
disease.  You made him come alive for everyone in this group with the
wonderful descriptions of him in your posts.  He was a very special cat and
was so lucky to have you to care for him.  You are an angel to have given
all of these cats so much of yourself.
Sue

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Alice Flowers
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:54 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is gone.

 Murphy has passed to the bridge tonight to join Buster, Oni, Jack and 
Schatzi-Rosie's 4 brothers that passed last year. He was 2 1/2. Glenn and I
saw 
in his eyes tonight that he was tired. He gave it all he had but in the end
FeLV 
took him too.We will miss him so much-he filled the house with his
incredible 
personality. He always ran to the door to greet everyone-he never knew a 
stranger. I will miss his big, poly-dactyl feet going clickity-click around
the 
house and how he could leap up the wall and turn the light switch off and on

when he chased the laser toy. Rosie will miss giving him vampire
kisses-she's a 
tough love kinda girl and she is the last Mohican of the 6 FeLV+ kitties we 
began this journey with. Thanks to all of you for your kindness and caring. 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-13 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I had 6 negative cats when Buzzy came to me.  He tested positive in January
of 2008.  At that time Casper was about 4 years old.  I had all my positive
cats vaccinated and released Buzz into the general population in April of
2008.  In July I took in another positive and in September still another
positive. Buzzy died in November of anemia, a common FeLV problem.  I kept
all the negative cats up to date on their vaccines.  In December of 2009
Casper started sneezing quite a bit.  He went through a round of antibiotics
and got better for a while but then the sneezing came back and he was on
meds again.  Some time in February he just didn't seem like himself and I
took him to the vet again.  That was when they decided to test him for
feline leukemia.  He was positive, anemic and I lost him in April of 2010.
I am fairly sure he started out negative because whenever I bring another
cat into the household the first thing I do is take them to the vet to be
checked out.  Others here have said that in spite of that he was probably
positive when I brought him into my home, but he spent about two years with
me before he was ever exposed to a FeLV+ cat. I believe that if I had never
mixed my positives and negatives Casper would still be alive. 
I'm sorry to be the one with the bad news, but it is better to understand
that there is a risk and that feline leukemia is a horrible and dangerous
disease.

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Melinda Kerr
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:15 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mixing

OK,  I know I am going to get some really strong opinions on this one.  
What I really want is positive feedback from people who have mixed positives
and negatives.  My Fuji contacted her FeLV from her mom and it didn't show
up on her initial test.  We did not know she was positive until a
mediastinal mass developed when she was almost a year old.  She now receives
chemo and is doing really well. Since her first treatment in July, she has
never shown any signs of being sick.  

Today, I rescued a stray that I thought for certain would be positive.
 However, the initial test was negative.  I have the cats separated and
intend to vaccinate as soon as one of my vets gets the vaccine in.  They
have been introduced to each other and seem as though they will get along
quite well.  Fuji is not a fighter and I cannot see her biting him.  Neither
of my vets seem to think that mixing them will be a problem.  

I read the old threads and saw that many of you have mixed with great
results.  I did not see any stories of mixing where a vaccinated negative
became positive.  I'm looking for stories of success or failure.  Please
share your stories!

Thanks,
Melinda, Fuji and Shadow
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Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone in Ohio?

2010-07-23 Thread Frank Sue Koren
My cousin lives in Canfield and is a cat lover.  I will forward your e-mail
to her and see if she knows anything about Angels for Animals.
Sue

-Original Message-
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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 4:05 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Anyone in Ohio?

I work with a Louisiana shelter that's desperately overrun with owner
surrenders following BP spill  unemployment.  A shelter from Ohio has
contacted them about helping  I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with
them.  It's the Angels for Animals in Canfield, OH.  

 

Christiane Biagi

Volunteer-Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOAS)

914-720-6888

ti...@mindspring.com 

 

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[Felvtalk] Epogen

2010-04-08 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello everyone,

I have most of a 1ML SDV vial of 10,000 U/ML Epogen and some syringes if anyone 
could use them.  I would be happy to overnight them to the first person to send 
me an address.  This stuff is too expensive to go in the trash and I only used 
two injections from it.
Sue
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[Felvtalk] Goodbye sweet Casper

2010-04-07 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I am heartbroken to say that this afternoon my sweet Casper lost his battle.  
He was one of the most sweet tempered cats I have ever known.  He never ever 
bit or clawed anyone in anger, not for any reason. 

 He used to come to bed and make bread in the middle of the night right into my 
stomach until I got in the habit of sleeping while holding his paws gently in 
my hands. 

 He loved nothing more then to be brushed with an old blue hairbrush.  In the 
middle of the night last night I was spending what I was pretty sure was my 
last few hours with him brushing him with it.  He was still pushing against it 
with the sides of his face and purring.  This morning when I left for work I 
told him goodbye and thanked him for coming to live with me and being such a 
special kitty.  My mother in law sat with him today and he passed around 2:30.  
She told me the rest of the cats in the house came and sat in a circle around 
him, almost like a vigil.  Orlando has slept near him for the last several days 
and through the night. 

I hope now Casper is in a place where there is no more feline leukemia and he 
can run free and watch the birds and chipmunks all he wants.  Whenever I lose 
one of these sweet kitties they take a piece of my heart.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-17 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I'm so sorry about Bridget.  We lost a cat that was being spayed once, the 
vet said it was her heart.
I am SO sure it was not your fault.  All of us that are responsible cat 
owners have our cats spayed and neutered. There is no other good choice, 
especially with a positive cat.  We all know that going into heat and 
everything to do with mating puts stress on a cat that is even worse for a 
positive cat.  Please do not blame yourself when you were just doing what 
you thought was best for her.

Sue
- Original Message - 
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Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:45 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead


Bridget is dead. I had her spayed today and apparently she died very 
quickly under anesthesia. She was my baby. I would have done anything for 
her and now she's dead. It has been a miserable few weeks with Frosty Paws 
and then Baby Girl but this has broken my heart. She was doing so well. 
Could it have been the LTCI? I have to know whether I'm responsible for 
killing her. Please, if anyone knows whether the LTCI could have had 
something to do with it, maybe made her more sensitive to being put under, 
please let me know, I have to know whether I killed my cat.

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[Felvtalk] Casper Epogen shot

2010-03-17 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I just gave Casper his first Epogen shot.  He is supposed to get .15 ml daily 
to start.  Hopefully things will get better for him.  Tomorrow I am supposed to 
pick up the Imulan and give him that shot. 
 I am shocked at how expensive all this stuff is.  The one vial of Epogen was 
about  $75.00 at Walgreens and it only has enough for three shots! the Imulan 
is going to be even more. Does anyone know of a kitty drug discount store?
Sue
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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl has passed

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I'm so sorry to hear about Baby Girl.  She must have waited for you to get 
home from work to be with her in her last moments. It is so hard to lose 
each and every one of them.  Hugs to you and Celery.

Sue
- Original Message - 
From: LauraM hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 8:28 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl has passed


Baby Girl died tonight around 7:30. It feels so strange to write that; I've 
had her for two years, she's been symptom-free for two yearsand then it 
happened. She declined quickly. I knew she was not going to make it, so we 
had a vet appointment for tomorrow morning for her to be PTS. Even a couple 
of days ago she was purring a bit and looking for chin scratches and head 
rubs, but by the time I left for work this morning I think she hardly knew I 
was there. When I arrived home this evening she was lying on her side, 
barely breathing. I held her on my lap for about 45 minutes, just waiting, 
then she shuddered, my lights flickered and she was gone. She will join 
Duncan, Charlotte, Chutney and Frosty Paws at the bridge. Now Celery is the 
last remaining cat of my original FeLV group.

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[Felvtalk] List working?

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello everyone, is the list working?  I have not been able to send or receive 
today.
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[Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello all;
Casper is my symptomatic cat that became positive because I mixed my positives 
and negatives.  I wondered if somehow I had missed his vaccinataion last year.  
I asked the vet to double check and as I thought he was not even due for his 
next vaccination until April.  Anyway, he is now anemic and we are trying to 
deal with that.  He has been getting Prednosolone and Doxycycline for about a 
week and a half without improvement.  His count was 19 when he was tested two 
weeks ago.  I took him today for a PCV and don't have the results yet. He also 
got an iron shot.  I asked about Epogen.  My vet calls it Arithro proeatin (I 
know I botched the spelling of that.) He is also looking into Interferon.  Has 
anyone had experience with these with an anemic positive cat? 
Now that my decision to mix has make Casper become positive I want to do 
whatever I can for him.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I can't remember now what the time frame was. He was tested at his first vet 
visit after I adopted him but I don't remember how long that was after I 
brought him home.  Normally I take a newly adopted cat right in to be 
checked but it has been about four years...
Today I called my vet back and told him I wanted the Epogen because I wasn't 
going to just sit back and watch him die.  He called a prescription in to 
Walgreens and they had to order it.  I will pick it up after work tomorrow 
along with the syringes and give him his first injection tomorrow evening. 
My vet also contacted another vet he knows who had Imulan in stock and I am 
going to pick that up Thursday after work.  I didn't realise that Epogen and 
Imulan could be given concurrently.  Who knows, maybe there is some hope for 
my beautiful white fluffy boy after all.

Sue
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Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?


sue, was casper ever double tested to make sure he was actually negative? 
a
single negative test means no more than a single positive test does: 
unless
we know for sure when the last possible date of exposure was, and do a 
final
test 90-120 days after that, we cannot know that any cat is truly 
negative.

this is how my cats all become exposed back in 2000--my housemate, the
shelter director, brought in a beautiful little girl who'd tested 
negative.
we didn't know to retest back then, and didn't. she became symptomatic 
less

than a year later.

as far as i know, there are no cases of an actually negative cat (tested
twice) who has been vaccinated ever becoming positive from living with
positives. don't blame yourself for something that you probably DIDN'T do.

MC

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Re: [Felvtalk] MeMe 2006-3-32010

2010-03-05 Thread Frank Sue Koren

Jane,
Your MeMe sounds like such a very special cat.  She was beautiful and had 
such astonishing golden eyes.  It seems that MeMe was one of those few truly 
extrordinary cats that we are privledged to know in our lifetimes.  I am so 
sorry you lost her too soon.

Sue
- Original Message - 
From: Jane Lyons j.ly...@mindspring.com

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Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:11 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] MeMe 2006-3-32010



I sent this message yesterday with a photo of MeMe but it did not go
through the list.
There are two photos of her on my photo webpage. The one on the
bottom right is the best of the two (if anyone wants to see her face)
Say two of the grieving process is not any better.
Jane

photos
http://digitalimagecafe.com/member_profile.asp?member=memex2






Last night the vet came at 10:00 to put MeMe to sleep. I had her for
three years and two
days and I am grateful for each and everyone of those days. She was
an extraordinary cat.

She was highly symptomatic with Felv  when we adopted her but we
managed to
get her to a place of almost normalcy for almost three years and up
until the last few months
she lived a full and happy life.

She had been in steady decline since mid December and the quality of
her life had diminished
drastically. She stopped eating three days ago and yesterday morning
she could not jump
down from the kitchen countertop. It was at that moment that I knew I
had to make the call.

Four weeks ago she had a complete blood work up which turned out to
be completely normal.
The vet was astonished when he called me with her report. He said he
had been afraid to read it
because he didn't want to call me with , what he was sure, would be a
bad report. I knew, despite
the numbers that she was not well. We had given her a round of
Clavamox to help her stomatitis
and she developed diarrhea that I could not get rid of despite
homeopathy and Forti-Flora that
had worked before.
We did an ultra sound of her digestive tract which proved to be
inconclusive'' and yet she continued
to get sicker. Yesterday my husband found a mass behind her right ear
that was enormous. It had not
been there a few weeks ago but I suspect her lymphatic system has
been under assault since mid December
when I began to see changes in her coat and her energy and then her
behavior. Through it all, she continued
to seek us out to sit in our laps and to sleep in our bed. She never
hid or indicated that she wanted to be alone.

This weekend I walked into the front hall to find her lying between
our two Scotties in a pool of sunlight.
As sick and as vulnerable as she was, she trusted them and us. She
was a strong and trusting and courageous
animal who could scale 40' trees with more agility than a squirrel.
She was fearless and when we discovered that
she was positive and could not go out she adapted to her cat jacket
and spent all her days outside or going for
walks with the dogs. She led the pack with her tail straight up and
an occasional detour to climb a tree (with her
20' retractable leash).

I could go on forever. She was just too wonderful.

I have one positive thing to report. She had stomatitis (inflamed and
sore gums) which we treated with antibiotics
and homeopathy and a topical spray. Nothing worked for long. I
discovered over this past month that the pro-biotic
I was using for her diarrhea helped her mouth enormously. I was
mixing Forti-Flora in her food twice a day for weeks
and last week I noticed that her mouth was almost normal. For anyone
dealing with stomatitis you might try a probiotic.

So dear friends I think that all of us who are loving these
endearing, loving creatures can learn a lot from their nobility and
grace.
MeMe was a gift and a life lesson to me. She has taught me so much
and while she is not sitting in my lap as I type (and cry) she is
deeply imbedded in
my heart and will always be.

Bless all of you who are living and learning from these very special
beings

love
Jane


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[Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have 
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and Prednosolone.  
Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Our negative cats are due for their vaccinations this month.  I let Buzz out 
of his quaranteen room the first part of April of 2008.  The others were 
vaccinated through the month of March. Then again last year.  Now I am 
wondering if the vaccinations did any good at all.


You have a very interesting history.  Thank God for people like you who take 
care of the ones who most need it.
- Original Message - 
From: David  Lisa Ogg emmhomescho...@peoplepc.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction



Hi,

I am rather new to this list, but wanted to ask Sue how long ago was it 
that

sweet Casper was vacinated for Feline Leukemia before she tested positive?
I am just curious as I am learning so much about this horrible disease. 
I

have been reading many posts since I joined in January and I just want to
say thank you to all of you out there who care for these positive furballs
like a do.   I can't believe how much I have learned.   I also would like 
to

share my story with you.

My daughter and I foster for a small rescue in PA (bottle babies is our
specialty) and we have just recently became a positive house.   Prior to
January, we had a negative cat, Polly (our own) which we adopted in 2006 
and

Chessie, adopted in September 2008.   In December of 2008, we took in a
foster cat from a vet that had a hip injury and the original owners were
going to have her put to sleep due to lack of finances.   The vet felt 
that

Jasmine (1-2 years old) had such a sweet personality and deserved better.
She contacted the rescue and asked if we would be willing to take her.
Before we brought her home, she was tested at the vets for Feline Leukemia
and it came back negative.   She had her surgery, spayed, etc. and healed
fine.   Anyway, Chessie became sick right around Christmas and when he
stopped eating, I took him to the vet and he tested positive.   He
progressed very fast and passed away in January.   After having the other
two cats tested, Polly was negative (has since died due to tumor), and
Jasmine tested positive.

This caused a big stir in our house and the lady we foster for as that 
meant

several cats needed to be tested.  In January we also lost 2 other kittens
who were adopted out which were exposed to my Positive cats while they 
were
kittens (and later, since one of them wasn't adopted right away, the one 
was

exposed to the cats from the lady we rescue from).  After much testing
between the lady who we rescue cats for and our house, we have determined
that Jasmine seems to be the one who has spread it.   We are assuming that
she is a carrier.   She is a very healthy cat.Since one of the other
cats at our rescue (in another house) tested positive, we took her in. 
We

have many more cats there that have tested negative, but are getting
retested in a couple of months.

Today we just added a beautiful, positive Snow Shoe girl to our family. 
We

have named her Tootsie.  She was found 3 weeks ago by a friend of mine and
was neglected/abused.   My friend took her in and has saved her (had an
exposed trachea and gangerine) and didn't think she would find anyone with 
a

positive cat(s).   Surprise!   My friend has dealt with a lot of
trauma/wounds, but has never seen anything like this.   We look forward to
providing for her and giving her the best care she could have.  Thanks for
letting me share.

Lisa

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Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 7:47 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive



My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and
Prednosolone.  Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living
longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Casper's anemia is slightly regenerative according to the vet..  What kind 
of meds is Wolfie on?


- Original Message - 
From: Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive


So sorry to hear about Casper.  I have one cat with leukemia that became 
anemic in September of last year.  He is still holding his own.  He does 
have non-regenerative anemia so I asked how it is that his HCT isn't 
dropping if he's not making more red blood cells.  I guess the spleen and 
another organ can make some red blood cells too.  Do you know if Casper has 
regenerative or non-regenerative anemia?  Either way I hope you have lots of 
time left.  I think it totally depends on what's causing the anemia to begin 
with.  I asked the internist if non-regenerative anemia is a definite death 
sentence.  She said there is no way to tell how long Wolfie will continue to 
hold his own but she hopes he lives until he's 20.  I know that's not going 
to happen but it never hurts to hope.  We know his odds aren't good now that 
the leukemia is in his bone marrow but his odds of living this long weren't 
good either and he did.  Hoping for the best for Casper.


Amy


My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.
So by making the decision to mix I have condemned him.
He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and
Prednosolone. Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has
anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
How did you get the anemia turned around in the positive cat that is 13 
pounds now?


- Original Message - 
From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive



I am so sorry to hear about Casper. I do think sometimes the ones we think
become FeLV+ were already positive (like my kitty who the vet said 
probably

carried it in his bone marrow).
YES re the anemia! My niece rescued a FeLV+ adult cat almost 3 years ago.
She is a happy and healthy 13 lb girl!
We also rescued a kitten who was a suspected victim of the food recall. He
was also very sick with anemia and is still alive ...3? or 4 years later.
L

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
create_me_...@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 7:48 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

I'm so sorry to hear this. I've always mixed mine with no transmission. 
But

that was a personal choice.
I know some people on this list have successfully treated anemia. It 
depends
on what is the underlying cause. They give Doxy in the hopes it is 
Hemobart.

I hope for the best for you and Casper.
Beth
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Subject: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive
Sent: Mar 4, 2010 7:47 PM

My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and 
Prednosolone.

Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living longer then a few
months?
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[Felvtalk] Casper is sick

2010-03-03 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello everyone, it's been a while since I posted to this list but I read 
everything that's going on.
I now have two FeLV+ cats.  I lost my first positive cat to anemia in November 
of 2008.  When he came into my home and tested positive I finally decided to 
mix my positives and negatives.  Before I lost Buzz, the two positive cats I 
have now came into my life.  I also have 1 FIV+ and 5 negatives in the 
household.  My negatives are all vaccinaated.  
Now Casper, who I thought was negative is acting an awful lot like Buzzy did 
when he became anemic.  I took him to the vet Monday and they did a CBC.  The 
vet was supposed to call yesterday with the results but did not.  : (
They also requested a re-test for FeLV.  I wish now that I had just asked them 
to do the snap test at the office, at least I would know.  If Casper has turned 
positive I will never forgive myself.
Sue
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Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

2009-12-09 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Is 10th life the sanctuary that was supposedly researching snake venom about 
two years ago?

Sue
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From: Debbie Bates dlh1...@hotmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries




I couldn't agree more...having just found out that the 'sanctuary' one of 
my feral fosters was taken to has been closed down by law enforcement...I 
drove down there the day after Thanksgiving to find her and bring her 
backlet me just add that this place looked great onlinebut I saw 
with my own eyes that there ARE 'fates worse than death'.please be 
cautious

Debbie (COL)
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle  Philo




Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 13:33:09 -0800
From: susan_hoff...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

Agreed.

Also, be very careful about so-called sanctuaries. You really need to 
visit them personally to be sure they are decent places. So many seem to 
crash and burn amid allegations of abuse and neglect.


--- On Wed, 12/9/09, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote:

 From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 1:28 PM
 We have trapped two large groups. In
 each group one was FeLV+. None of the
 others were. The asymptomatic FeLV was returned to the
 colony. The other guy
 was very sick so he was euthanized. Someone on this list
 had a negative
 living with a group of positives for about 6 years. He
 never tested
 positive.
 Lie to the vet. Tell the vet you will keep the cats inside
 and separate. Not
 the vet's decision. Yours.
 L

 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman
 Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 2:59 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

 Have all the other outside cats been tested?  How long
 have they been living
 with that group of cats?

 We have an feLV+ cat who has lived outside at our house for
 at least 4 years
 now.  She and a small feral colony came with the
 house.  Last year I tested
 her best buddy because I thought I might have a home for
 him and he was
 negative.  So it really isn't that transmissible
 within a healthy adult
 population.

 --- On Wed, 12/9/09, Crystal Proper crystal_pro...@yahoo.com
 wrote:

  From: Crystal Proper crystal_pro...@yahoo.com
  Subject: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 12:52 PM
  Hi everyone.  Anyone know of any cat
  sanctuaries in PA or OH for FeLV+ cats.  The mother
 and
  father cats of my kittens are semi-feral and not
 fixed.  I
  went to the vet today to make appointments to get them
 fixed
  and they want me to euthanize them instead to protect
 other
  cats.  However, I don't think I can do that because
 they
  aren't but I don't want any other outside cats to get
  sick.  Any info would be appreciated!  Thanks -
 Crystal
 
 
 
 
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[Felvtalk] LTCI article in Cat Fancy

2009-09-21 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello everyone,
Has anybody else seen the article in this months Cat Fancy about Lymphocyte 
T-Cell Immunomodulator?  Although the article does not go into any detail or 
get at all scientific, it seems that it might give this stuff some credibility.
Sue
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