Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-27 Thread Holly Shelton
Also, check out this site.  http://bricomedicalsupplies.com/


I had a wonderful cat with CRF who passed away a few years ago at 21.  From 
quick liver failure.


I have a set of great CRF links. Let me know if you want to see them!


Holly and Oliver (FELV positive)



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From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Sun, May 27, 2012 8:41 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids



Try this link for info on sub q fluid supplies
http://www.zzcat.com/CRF/supplies/index.html#Top
 
Sharyl 


  
 
 
  
  From: gary gcru...@centurytel.net
 To: dlg...@windstream.net; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:29 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids
  
 
I don't remember offhand, it was over a year ago, but I think I may have gotten 
the link from the files at the FCRF yahoo group they have to give fluids all 
the time so some good advice and links on there.  you can google it and check 
prices, you may need a script for the fluids as they want to make sure you are 
getting the right type of fluid.  I always use lactated ringers.

Gary

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

 Gary, you say you get fluids, etc from a medical supply house.  May I ask 
 their name or will just any supply house do?
 
 



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Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing FeLV Positve FeLV Negative Vaccinated Cats

2012-05-22 Thread Holly Shelton
I am far from being an expert here. My cat Oliver (6) was diagnosed with the 
leukemia virus back in December after my cat Daisy (4) suddenly got ill and 
passed away.  Turns out that she had leukemia even though she was vaccinated 
against it and showed no prior signs of having it.


Oliver mixes with 4 of my other cats and nobody has tested positive.  


Holly



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From: HIDEYO YAMAMOTO hideyo.yamam...@msn.com
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Sent: Tue, May 22, 2012 3:18 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing FeLV Positve  FeLV Negative Vaccinated Cats


I personally have known about a dozen people who mix their positves to 
negatives - and negatives are not vaccinated either - and some of the cats have 
lived together, meaning share everything - grooming..etc.. amazingly, none of 
their negatives have become positives - though I have to say, all of they are 
adults cats - I am sure that kittens are more susceptible - and some of them 
are lving together for several years.
 



Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 15:12:49 -0700
From: marta.gas...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing FeLV Positve  FeLV Negative Vaccinated Cats


Well.. I don't think there is a definitive answer to your question(not just 
yours most of us came accross it at some point)..basically if negative cats 
don't come into contact with positives they won't get infected. Also infection 
results from long time exposure, ie if a negative licks a postive dish once in 
a blue moon he won't get infected, however if he does clean the + plate every 
day, he could.
If a positive grooms a negative once the negative won't get it but if he does 
it everyday or several times a day he could, same as for sharing beds, 
litterboxes, etc.

 I recently read on internet that infection thru aerosol/ airborne virus is 
rare in cats but common in dogs.., I don't know abt it. While the virus 
live for a few hrs out of the host if a - cat happens to absorb a + sneeze 
right after the + sneezed he could be infected.
I've two FeLV+ one lives in a room by himself though during the day I put him 
in a LG crate in the garage for a change, he loves it.
The other one is in a crate in another room(reason for crate is that it is the 
basement and other cats are around, however he doesn't sneeze so I'm not 
concerned somebody that just happens to pass by could get a droplet or two., 
The first one does have a chronic sinus infection so he sneezes quite a bit.
I keep a litter in another room, young and senior are most vulnerable to 
infection.
All the cats except the new litter are vaccinated.
M
 
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From: Jo gypsyj...@aol.com
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Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:45 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mixing FeLV Positve  FeLV Negative Vaccinated Cats


Is mixing like this recommended?  In my brood I have a 15-year old tiny girl
who tested positive for FeLV, a 12-year old blind boy and 10-year old girl
who have not been tested, and a 2-year old girl and 6-month old girl who
both tested negative and are vaccinated.  I recently lost my beautiful
2-year old blond boy to FeLV in January and have since been trying to learn
as much as possible about it.  The older cats do not really interact with
the younger ones.  I know it's too late now if I can't mix them and I'm
taking my chances but I'd really like to know if it can be done.  Thank you
in advance for all your help.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Picked up Orlandos ashes today

2012-05-21 Thread Holly Shelton
Sending good thoughts to you. He sounds a lot like my Oliver, a six year old 
Siamese who tested positive for the virus.  Holly



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Sent: Mon, May 21, 2012 4:47 pm
Subject: [Felvtalk] Picked up Orlandos ashes today



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 stoppedeating.  
He was such a wonderful cat, my loving flame point Siameseboy.  The first time 
I met him in the rescues FeLV room he reached up andgave me a hug.  From then 
on he was my boy and I can't believe he is goneand I will never see him again 
in this world.  He was about 10 when Iadopted him and that was four years ago.  
He would come up and bite me inthe butt for attention when I was working on the 
computer.  If I got up atnight to go to the bathroom he would accompany me.  
Always.  I guessthat was how I knew it was time.  On the last night he didn't 
dothat.  He will be SO missed.  I hate hate hate this disease.

 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Mama died in my arms last night

2012-05-19 Thread Holly Shelton
Sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you.  Holly



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Sent: Sat, May 19, 2012 6:59 am
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mama died in my arms last night


Amen to that, Diane! I'm so sorry for your loss Czadna!
 
Lynda
  
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From:   Diane   Rosenfeldt 
  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org   
  
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2012 7:56 PM
  
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Mama died in my   arms last night
  


  
  
I’m   sorry to hear this, Czadna, but I’m sure Mama was exactly where she 
wanted to   be at the end. May your beautiful Mama have a joyous reunion with 
BreAnne,   TorieRose and Isaac at the Bridge. Hugs to you.
  
 
  
Diane   R.
  
 
  
  
  
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Subject: [Felvtalk] Mama died in my arms last   night

  
 
  
  
Her eyes were   clear and wonderfully green and her fur luxurious; her teeth 
were   good.  Mama was highly anemic. She crashed in about   a 10-day period.  
Mama wasn't Isaac's mama.  He left in   Feburary 2011.  Some of you will 
remember his story.  Mama was his   acting mama.  Now he and Mama and BreAnne 
and TorieRose are   together.  Thank you for being with us.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

2012-05-07 Thread Holly Shelton
When my renal cat, Spader was alive, I used the Monoject 20's and my vets 
matched the prices from Brico Online.  Holly



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Sent: Mon, May 7, 2012 7:05 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids


What about the 23 gauge?  That's even smaller, correct?  Does it work okay or 
does it take forever to get the fluids in because the needle is so small?

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 



Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 21:45:03 -0400
From: g...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids


Maureen,
I never use those “ horse” needles for cats; I prefer the 20x1”, and often use 
18x1” as well – it may take a little bit longer, but goes in a lot easier, 
especially for kittens.  Some cats have tough skin, and others have super soft 
skin and the needle just glides right in. Getting the needles from the vet gets 
a bit expensive and they’re not as sharp as the ones that I get here (no 
prescription needed) – a box of 100 is $6.45 
http://www.thrivingpets.com/index.php/terumo-needles-box-of-100.html 
The company is www.thrivingpets.com 
Natalie 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:45 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Giving sub-q fluids

 

For you guys that give sub-q fluids - 
 
What size needle do you use?  A friend showed me how to do it yesterday but she 
has these huge 18 gauge needles.  I'm wondering if I can use a smaller size.  
It's for my 6 month old kitten so I hate stabbing her with that huge thing.
 
Maureen

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profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
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Re: [Felvtalk] sick FLV+ kitty, worried owner

2012-04-21 Thread Holly Shelton
Hi, I am new to the list and just learning about FELK.  I lost my four year old 
cat, Daisy to leukemia in December and then found out that one of my five cats 
tested positive for the virus shortly after. 


When my diabetic/renal cat was inappetent, I busted out pieces of a plain 
McDonald's hamburger, lunchmeat, cheese, tuna, any smelly cat food. fish 
flakes, sprinkled Fortiflora on the food, plain meat baby food and also tried 
boiled chicken.  


I am so sorry that you are dealing with all of this.


Best of luck.


Holly




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Sent: Sat, Apr 21, 2012 10:26 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] sick FLV+ kitty, worried owner


Dear all,
I've been a member of this list since 2009, when Sylvia, the older of my two 
(strictly indoor-only) cats, was first diagnosed with FLV (she'd tested 
negative twice as a kitten, then at just over a year old came up positive on 
both the snap and IFA tests). We have a great vet, and she's been a happy, 
healthy, fat, and sassy calico cat for most of her life. I haven't been very 
active on this list in the last year or so because Sylvia has been so healthy, 
apart from a case of gingivitis that our vet and I were monitoring carefully. 
She's about four years old now, and was originally a stray kitten in an urban 
area. I adopted her from an ASPCA in New Jersey. The vet thinks she got the 
virus from her mama and it was dormant in her system until the stress of moving 
from NJ to MA caused it to turn active. 

Unfortunately, her run of good health seems to be over. Toward the end of 
March, she started having diarrhea and seemed lethargic, so I took her to the 
vet, who said she didn't have a fever, but gave her a shot of systemic 
antibiotics and some subcutaneous fluids anyway. Her energy levels rose and the 
diarrhea resolved itself. However, Sylvia's energy levels took a nosedive again 
this past week, and she's been totally lethargic. She started hiding in my 
roommate's closet and spent an entire night in there on Wednesday. She's been 
refusing to play with my other cat, Beatrice, and hissed last time Beatrice 
tried to convince her to play chase (not normal at all-- these two have always 
been good buddies and playmates). 

Yesterday, we went back to the vet. This time, she did have a high fever (105) 
and the vet did blood work, which showed anemia and a high white blood cell 
count. The vet said all signs point to infection and suggested antibiotics and 
fluids, but she also wanted to do x-rays to check for tumors...then she also 
said that even if a tumor showed itself, there would be no treatment options 
and we'd have to discuss euthanasia. I opted against the x-rays as I'm on a 
limited budget and couldn't really see the point if the tests wouldn't lead to 
treatment. We decided to do another round of the injected systemic antibiotics 
and sub-Q fluids, and the vet also gave me an oral antibiotic to dose Sylvia 
with once a day. I'm going to purchase a thermometer so I can monitor her 
temperature daily, as well. I'm under strict instructions to bring her back in 
if her temp rises or stays where it is. We go back on Wednesday for another 
round of blood work, to see if the anemia and white blood cell count are 
improving or getting worse.

I'm a mess. I'm so worried; I broke down crying in the vet's office yesterday 
before the vet even came in to see Sylvia. And poor Sylvia has been hiding 
under my bed since we got home yesterday. She's not interested in cuddles or 
attention (which is not even a little normal for her-- most of the time, she'd 
spend her whole evening curled up on my lap if given the chance). She'll come 
out to eat (she's still interested in treats) and get a drink of water, and 
then she goes right back under the bed to sleep. I realize that this is 
instinct...when animals are very sick they have to hide to protect themselves 
from predators...but she's never been so adamant about being out of sight 
before this week. 

Have any of you dealt with this in a FLV+ cat before? Any advice for how to 
cope? Is there some other remedy I should be giving her (Lysine, pet-tinic, 
etc) in addition to the antibiotics while she's sick to bolster her immune 
system? She eats high-quality food to begin with (Wellness CORE and 
occasionally Wellness wet food). Also...how do I know when her quality of life 
has deteriorated to the point that euthanasia is something to consider? She's 
not herself now, that's for sure, but she doesn't seem to be in pain, either. 
When she's been in pain in the past because of her mouth/gums, she's been quite 
vocal about it. I just don't want her to suffer needlessly.

This has been breaking my heart. Sylvia is my first cat as an adult (I'm 25 and 
in grad school); she's outlived two serious relationships, the whole of my 
Master's degree work, and a major move. I'm more attached to her than I've ever 
been to an animal. 

Re: [Felvtalk] Tiddle E. Winks Please Add to the CLS :(

2012-04-20 Thread Holly Shelton
so sorry. Holly



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Sent: Wed, Apr 18, 2012 7:49 pm
Subject: [Felvtalk] Tiddle E. Winks Please Add to the CLS  :(




Friday we lost Sids kid Winks to this awful disease he will be missed by many 
volunteers.He was a sweet fluffy orange boy. 
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


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Testing the list again

2012-04-16 Thread Holly Shelton
Got it. holly

Sent from out and about



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 Hey all, 
 
 Let me know if you get this message. I think there are still 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Brando and Luna Please add to the CLS :( :(

2012-04-04 Thread Holly Shelton
So sorry to hear this news.  Fly free, Brando and Luna.



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Subject: [Felvtalk] Brando and Luna  Please add to the CLS  :( :(




Monday we lost two wonderful fur friends Brando,well he was one of my 
boyfriends at Sids..We had MANY make out sessions which was me holding him 
while he slobbered all overr my hair face neck :) He was a lover thats for 
sure,he will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart...I had a special 
connection with him and knew when he was in need of his medication for his 
awful stomatitis that MANY of our Sids kids get. I will forever miss this 
awesome guy!
 
Luna,but as I lovingly called her Tuna Pishes :)  Well this wonderful girl was 
lucky enough to have gotten herself a home around Christmas time almost 2 years 
ago with a wonderful family. I had considered adopting her but I believe she 
was in her meant to be home,she too will ALWAYS have a special place in my 
heart.
Sherry

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


 
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[Felvtalk] Oliver/eye update

2012-04-03 Thread Holly Shelton
Oliver and I went to the vet's and everything checked out normal with his eyes. 
Whew. We had a good chat about everything to look out for in the future. I 
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Re: [Felvtalk] eye issues

2012-04-02 Thread Holly Shelton

I just got off the phone with the front office.  Our favorite vet is not in 
until Wednesday so I think that I will wait to bring Oliver in until then.  Our 
second favorite senior vet is on vacation this week.  The vet working today is 
ok, but I would rather wait and see the same vet who has been treating Oliver 
since the FeLV diagnosis.  


Since I understand that this may just be one of those things that happens with 
FeLV and he doesn't seem to be in any pain, I'll wait.  I will email him some 
links and comments so he can see them in the meantime.  Thanks!



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Sent: Mon, Apr 2, 2012 6:31 am
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] eye issues



I've heard of it before, too. Interested to see what the vet says today! Keep 
us posted.


Beth
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 Sent: Monday, April 2, 2012 1:54 AM
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One of our cats at about age 7 or 8, started having spots on his eye, and they 
were moving around.  Sometimes they look like a lot less, other times more.  
Eye was checked, it was nothing to worry about and doesn’t at all interfere 
with his vision. He will be 17 yrs old in July. Spook’s eyes are dark amber and 
spots are brown. Since your cat has blue eyes, and spots are blue, it could be 
the same thing.  I would still have it checked, because no two things are ever 
the same. Natalie
  

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Holly Shelton
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2012 10:46 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] eye issues

  
Hi there. Oliver had an eye infection that was treated successfully about a 
month ago.  Last Thursday, he and another one of my cats had dentals.  All 
seemed to go well, Today, I noticed that one of his eyes looked off He has 
these huge blue Siamese eyes so you notice when something is weird.  I can't 
quite describe it, but it seems like his pupils look like there are spots of 
blue from the blue part of his eyes in there on the edge, if that makes sense.  
He is eating ok and of course isn't going to let me get as good of a look at it 
his eyes as I want to.   

  

I plan on calling the vet first thing tomorrow morning.  I wonder if he has 
some kind of delayed reaction to the anesthesia?  I'd love to hear everyone's 
thoughts.  Thanks,  Holly



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[Felvtalk] eye issues

2012-04-01 Thread Holly Shelton
Hi there. Oliver had an eye infection that was treated successfully about a 
month ago.  Last Thursday, he and another one of my cats had dentals.  All 
seemed to go well, Today, I noticed that one of his eyes looked off He has 
these huge blue Siamese eyes so you notice when something is weird.  I can't 
quite describe it, but it seems like his pupils look like there are spots of 
blue from the blue part of his eyes in there on the edge, if that makes sense.  
He is eating ok and of course isn't going to let me get as good of a look at it 
his eyes as I want to.  


I plan on calling the vet first thing tomorrow morning.  I wonder if he has 
some kind of delayed reaction to the anesthesia?  I'd love to hear everyone's 
thoughts.  Thanks,  Holly
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Re: [Felvtalk] Gulliver Please add to the CLS :(

2012-03-23 Thread Holly Shelton
so sorry to hear this Holly



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Sent: Fri, Mar 23, 2012 8:38 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Gulliver  Please add to the CLS :(




Heaven  received another former Sids kid today Gully was lucky enough to of 
had a loving home for over a year with a great catmom... He was a sweet 
beautiful fluffy boylove you Gully Gully..
Sherry


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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


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Gulliver Please add to the CLS :(

2012-03-23 Thread Holly Shelton
And I wanted to add, you have a huge heart.  Bless you.   Holly



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Sent: Fri, Mar 23, 2012 8:38 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] Gulliver  Please add to the CLS :(




Heaven  received another former Sids kid today Gully was lucky enough to of 
had a loving home for over a year with a great catmom... He was a sweet 
beautiful fluffy boylove you Gully Gully..
Sherry


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[Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-03-22 Thread Holly Shelton
My six year old Siamese cat, Oliver tested positive for the leukemia virus back 
in December.  He's been doing great, other than having an eye infection a few 
weeks back, which cleared up pretty well. I have noticed that there is a ring 
of gray hair around the eye that had the infection. Has anyone else had that 
happen after an eye infection?  So weird.  My vet has never seen that happen.


Oliver did have a blood panel done two weeks ago as he is due for a dental next 
week.  All of the values, especially the ones that related to leukemia virus 
were great.


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Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2012-03-22 Thread Holly Shelton
Oh, perhaps, thanks for that.  And I can't believe that I forgot to put a 
subject.



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Cc: Holly Shelton hsshel...@aol.com
Sent: Thu, Mar 22, 2012 9:46 am
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)


JUST A GUESS, did the infection affect the hair follicles?

 Holly Shelton hsshel...@aol.com wrote: 
 My six year old Siamese cat, Oliver tested positive for the leukemia virus 
back in December.  He's been doing great, other than having an eye infection a 
few weeks back, which cleared up pretty well. I have noticed that there is a 
ring of gray hair around the eye that had the infection. Has anyone else had 
that happen after an eye infection?  So weird.  My vet has never seen that 
happen.
 
 
 Oliver did have a blood panel done two weeks ago as he is due for a dental 
next week.  All of the values, especially the ones that related to leukemia 
virus were great.
 
 
 Thanks, Holly


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Coco Please add to the CLS :(

2012-03-13 Thread Holly Shelton
Sherry, I am so sorry.  Sounds like she was a real special lady.Holly



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Sent: Mon, Mar 12, 2012 7:13 pm
Subject: [Felvtalk] Coco   Please add to the CLS :(




We just learned tonight that we lost our sweet little black girl Coco. She was 
a dainty lady with a big heartwe will miss you Coco
And my heart goes out to all of you who have lost a furry friend recently also. 
Thank you all for loving these special babies and thank you for being here for 
me...
Sherry


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[Felvtalk] Oliver has an eye infection

2012-02-17 Thread Holly Shelton



Hi everyone.  I am an infrequent poster, except maybe for giving some CRF info, 
but I read every post.  My cat Oliver, a 6 year old Siamese, was diagnosed with 
the leukemia virus back in December.  My Siamese mix, Daisy (4), got really 
sick suddenly and after two blood transfusions and a lot of meds, she was 
helped ahead.  What an awful experience. Cut to: all of my other cats, 
including some fosters, were tested and vaccinated.  Oliver was the only one 
out of five cats who came back with positive results after both tests. 


He has been doing great since then. He is on Pet-Tinic and Omega 3 treats. I 
tried the Omega 3 oil and he didn't go for it.


Today, I noticed that he has a weepy eye and we went straight to the vet's 
office, it turns out he has an eye infection and is on triple antibiotic 
ointment.  We go back for a check up on Saturday.


I am a bit nervous as I know that he has a compromised immune system and I want 
to make sure that he stays comfortable for a long time. 


And I am working some long hours so I am not around as much as I would like to 
be to monitor him.


Any words of wisdom are very welcomed.


Holly
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Oliver has an eye infection

2012-02-17 Thread Holly Shelton
Oh great. I will check into that.  Where can one buy it? I see that there is 
some on Amazon...



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From: MaiMaiPG maima...@gmail.com
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Sent: Fri, Feb 17, 2012 3:34 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Oliver has an eye infection


I'm a big fan of Standard Process products thanks to my holistic vet and my 
regular vet.  

On Feb 17, 2012, at 5:05 PM, Kathryn Hargreaves wrote:


How about using Standard Process Feline Immune System Support (and Feline Whole 
Body Support) instead of Pet-Tinic, which has a lot of species-inappropriate 
things in it?



On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 6:55 AM, Holly Shelton hsshel...@aol.com wrote:
 
 

 
 Hi everyone.  I am an infrequent poster, except maybe for giving some CRF 
info, but I read every post.  My cat Oliver, a 6 year old Siamese, was 
diagnosed with the leukemia virus back in December.  My Siamese mix, Daisy (4), 
got really sick suddenly and after two blood transfusions and a lot of meds, 
she was helped ahead.  What an awful experience. Cut to: all of my other cats, 
including some fosters, were tested and vaccinated.  Oliver was the only one 
out of five cats who came back with positive results after both tests.  

 
 
He has been doing great since then. He is on Pet-Tinic and Omega 3 treats. I 
tried the Omega 3 oil and he didn't go for it.
 

 
 
Today, I noticed that he has a weepy eye and we went straight to the vet's 
office, it turns out he has an eye infection and is on triple antibiotic 
ointment.  We go back for a check up on Saturday.
 

 
 
I am a bit nervous as I know that he has a compromised immune system and I want 
to make sure that he stays comfortable for a long time. 
 

 
 
And I am working some long hours so I am not around as much as I would like to 
be to monitor him.
 

 
 
Any words of wisdom are very welcomed.
 

 
 
Holly
  
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Lucky Louie and Britta Please add to the CLS :(

2012-02-14 Thread Holly Shelton
I am so sorry to hear this. Holly



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Sent: Tue, Feb 14, 2012 5:37 pm
Subject: [Felvtalk] Lucky Louie and Britta  Please add to the CLS  :(




Well it was another heartbreaking day for us today at Sids...Lucky Louie was a 
sweet little orange guy that had a rough start before coming to us.His story 
was a hawk has dropped him in his rescuers yard. Somehow he ended up with us 
and we had a short time to have had the chance to love this great little guy.
Britta today when I was having my valentine visit with the Sids kids had a 
seizure right in front of me,it was the strangest thing I ever saw...but she 
came out of it,crawled into my lap and proceeded to purr and kneed my 
lapwas such a sweet moment for us. Well I just received an e-mail from Dr. 
Jen that little Britta collapsed and could not be helped...I will cherish that 
sweet moment I got to share with her today after she had scared me so.
Heart is heavy tonight,
Sherry


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[Felvtalk] Oliver has an eye infection

2012-02-14 Thread Holly Shelton
Hi everyone.  I am an infrequent poster, except maybe for giving some CRF info, 
but I read every post.  My cat Oliver, a 6 year old Siamese, was diagnosed with 
the leukemia virus back in December.  My Siamese mix, Daisy (4), got really 
sick suddenly and after two blood transfusions and a lot of meds, she was 
helped ahead.  What an awful experience. Cut to: all of my other cats, 
including some fosters, were tested and vaccinated.  Oliver was the only one 
out of five cats who came back with positive results after both tests. 


He has been doing great since then. He is on Pet-Tinic and Omega 3 treats. I 
tried the Omega 3 oil and he didn't go for it.


Today, I noticed that he has a weepy eye and we went straight to the vet's 
office, it turns out he has an eye infection and is on triple antibiotic 
ointment.  We go back for a check up on Saturday.


I am a bit nervous as I know that he has a compromised immune system and I want 
to make sure that he stays comfortable for a long time. 


And I am working some long hours so I am not around as much as I would like to 
be to monitor him.


Any words of wisdom are very welcomed.


Holly
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Re: [Felvtalk] FW: FW: Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-08 Thread Holly Shelton
Oh and Spader was on aluminum hydroxide as a phos binder.  It really helped.  I 
have a word doc with all sorts of CRF links that I can email anyone who wants 
it.  I put it together to help people. Also as an aside, I train people on 
giving fluids and the tips to give a cat a longer life.  I also talk to local 
vets about what I did to change Spader's CRF and FD turned around.  I am 
working 14 hour days and I may not be checking tis email more than a couple of 
times a day. Holly



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Sent: Wed, Feb 8, 2012 8:12 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] FW:  FW:  Tanya's CRF Site



This was 23 KB, am erasing bottom and resending.  This is very annoying – why 
do they have a such a tiny limit in this group?
 

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of GRAS



 
 
YES, not good at all, especially for CRF patients, however, sometimes they 
won’t eat anything else, and something is better than nothing.  One of mine 
will not eat K-D canned food – so I mix it half/half with another food…better 
that, than losing weight and dying. Natalie
 

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kathryn Hargreaves



 
There are some who believe dry food causes CRF, so you may want to research 
more on this.   Try the Holisticat.com site and Googling for other folks.

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Val Green harpestry...@aol.com wrote:

Thanks, Natalie and all who responded. I've got Manny on prescription K/D dry 
food, baby food meats and lots of water dishes all over the house. He's 
probably close to 15 years old and has had CRF for several years. He's put on 
some weight recently and I'm hopeful he'll be around a few more years. Lots of 
love from this sweet, black cat!

 

Valerie









 





 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Otto Please add to the CLS :(

2012-02-08 Thread Holly Shelton
Sorry to hear this.



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Sent: Wed, Feb 8, 2012 12:23 pm
Subject: [Felvtalk] Otto  Please add to the CLS :(




 We lost Otto this past Friday. He was a sweet black boy that always made me 
make out with him before I could give him his medicine...he was a lover thats 
for sure...he will be missed by many of us volunteers...I love you Otto
Sherry


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Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA Tests:

2012-02-07 Thread Holly Shelton
Hi, I am new to all of this.  My cat Oliver had the PCR after testing positive 
with the ELISA.  Sadly, he tested positive after getting the PCR test. He is a 
6 year old Siamese.  My vet had a chat with some hoity toity vet either at 
Davis or Cornell who said that it was more accurate.  


Everyone else in the house tested negative and just had their booster shots.  
Follow up blood work for all is in Mid March.


Thanks for all of the info here!


Holly



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Sent: Tue, Feb 7, 2012 6:02 am
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA  IFA Tests:


That's what I found when I googled it, Lorrie :)  This was in response to 
Kathryns thread. She said she meant a PCR test. I've never heard of this 
either.

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From: Lorrie felineres...@frontier.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA  IFA Tests:


 On 02-06, Lynda Wilson wrote:
 I've never heard of a PSA. Is this new?

 L

 I thought PSA was a prostate check for men.

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Re: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

2012-02-07 Thread Holly Shelton
Tanya's CRF site is awesome. It really helped me turn my renal cat around.  I 
can't access my list of things to feed when cats refuse to eat right now.  Off 
the top of my head: a plain McDonald's hamburger patty, all meat baby food, 
boiled chicken, cheese, lunchmeat, smelly fish food.. I am just learning 
about Felv.  My prior experience with cat issues is with diabetes and renal 
failure.  Sending you good thoughts.  Holly



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Sent: Tue, Feb 7, 2012 1:30 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger


My vet ordered Interferon and Cyproheptadine. The vet suspects leukemia is 
already in  kitty's bone marrow. Ginger kitty refuses to eat his food but tried 
to eat his cat litter last night. What should I do? Euthanasia? I can't see my 
darling suffer like this! Marinda 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

2012-02-07 Thread Holly Shelton
Dry food isn't great for a renal cat. KD isn't the best either.  I fed my 
Spader wet food with lower phosphorus levels.  All of the Friskies Special Diet 
foods and even the Fancy Feast Chicken and Tuna.
I stayed around 230-240 in the phos level on these great charts: 
http://binkyspage.tripod.com/CanFoodNew.html


Holly


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Sent: Tue, Feb 7, 2012 6:11 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site


There are some who believe dry food causes CRF, so you may want to research 
more on this.   Try the Holisticat.com site and Googling for other folks.



On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Val Green harpestry...@aol.com wrote:


Thanks, Natalie and all who responded. I've got Manny on prescription K/D dry 
food, baby food meats and lots of water dishes all over the house. He's 
probably close to 15 years old and has had CRF for several years. He's put on 
some weight recently and I'm hopeful he'll be around a few more years. Lots of 
love from this sweet, black cat!


Valerie



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Here it is:
http://www.felinecrf.org/ 
 
I am dealing with CRF on a continuous basis, and treatment depends on the 
levels of creatinine, BUN, phosphorus, etc.
I use aluminum hydroxide, Pepcid AC, sub=q fluids, special diets, and whatever 
the vet tells me depending on test results.
Natalie
 

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Chris Macke
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:50 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

 

Just google Tanya's CRF site and it will come right up


- Original Message - 

From: Val Green 

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 

Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 12:44 PM

Subject: [Felvtalk] Tanya's CRF Site

 

I must have missed it, but can someone give me Tanya's site about CRF? My 
beloved Manny cat has CRF and I want to do as much as I can for him. 

 

Thank you all,

 

Valerie
On Feb 7, 2012, at 9:57 AM, Holly Shelton hsshel...@aol.com wrote:


Tanya's CRF site is awesome. It really helped me turn my renal cat around.  I 
can't access my list of things to feed when cats refuse to eat right now.  Off 
the top of my head: a plain McDonald's hamburger patty, all meat baby food, 
boiled chicken, cheese, lunchmeat, smelly fish food.. I am just learning 
about Felv.  My prior experience with cat issues is with diabetes and renal 
failure.  Sending you good thoughts.  Holl font



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Subject: [Felvtalk] News about Ginger

My vet ordered Interferon and Cyproheptadine. The vet suspects leukemia is 
already in  kitty's bone marrow. Ginger kitty refuses to eat his food but tried 
to eat his cat litter last night. What should I do? Euthanasia? I can't see my 
darling suffer like this! Marinda 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Kiss The Cat Prescriptions

2012-02-03 Thread Holly Shelton
Sending you both good thoughts.  I am new at this.  Holly



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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kiss The Cat Prescriptions


I just read all of your threads. I wish you and Kiss's the best of luck too! I 
sure hope he feels better soon!
 
Thanks for the update!
Lynda
  
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From:   Amanda   Vollaro 
  
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Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 12:00   PM
  
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Kiss The Cat   Prescriptions
  


  
So the vet prescribed Azithromycin, Clavamox, and   Inteferon to start, with a 
Sub-Q Ringers Lactate with B-Vitamins   added.Yesterday he ate despite having 
all those drugs, but he had a bad night   last night (fainted and scared 
himself) and today he's being cranky. I was   able to get his meds down him 
today, and feeding him in small meals whenever   he will take them. 
  
I'm guessing getting through the first three days   will be the toughest. Per 
the vet we'll see if he's responding well by then.   So far it's been 
touch-and-go. 
  
Wish us luck!
  
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Re: [Felvtalk] FW: new to the group

2011-12-30 Thread Holly Shelton
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.  I look forward to learning from all 
of you.  Holly



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Sent: Fri, Dec 30, 2011 2:24 am
Subject: [Felvtalk] FW:  new to the group



 
I would highly recommend adding CoQ10 to their food, keeps their gums, heart, 
etc healthy.  Gums and teeth are impacted greatly by immuno depressive viruses. 
GNC has the vegetarian formula that is powder in capsules, open capsule and 
sprinkle/mix into food (tasteless!). Use between 30-50 mg daily. I have been 
using CoQ10 for years, and have dealt mostly with FIV+ cats, and only a few 
FeLV+ cats…it kept them in great shape for a long time.l Natalie
 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Beth
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 9:27 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new to the group

 

So sorry about Daisy. I had a brother  sister FeLV positive. I lost the sister 
about a  year ago to lymphoma, but the brother is doing well, so every cat is 
different in how they react to this virus. 

I don't do anything special except feed them well. They get Blue Buffalo dry 
food. You can give interferon as a preventative.L-Lysine can be sprinkled on 
their food. My feeling is if it doesn't stress them out to give them a 
supplement then do it. But if you have to chase them down to give them 
something, you are stressing them out  doing more harm than good. 

I don't go through any heroic measures. The one time I did that it broke my 
heart because I put the cat through so much needless pain at the end. That 
being said, some people here do,  it works out. It is a personal choice.

 

BTW this is Feline Leukemia (FeLV) not Leukemia. They are totally different. I 
had a friend with a cat who had Leukemia.


Beth 

 

 




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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new to the group

Hi. Not exactly sure with Daisy as it all happened so quickly. The vet ran what 
I assume was the ELISA, as she was dying. He did not do the IFA.   I am 
interested in seeing how I can make Oliver's life as full of a life as it can 
be.  I was told that he has leukemia. I can confirm that with the vet when we 
go over treatment tomorrow.

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new to the group


There is a difference between leukemia and Feline Leukemia Virus; which did 
Daisy have? I’ve had cats with either one. 

 





 
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2011-12-29 Thread Holly Shelton
Hi there. I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself.  I am a huge cat 
lover.  I volunteer at an animal sanctuary and take care of the cats there as 
well.  I have extensive knowledge of diabetes and CRF, but leukemia is new to 
me.  


About a month ago, I noticed that my 4 year old Siamese mix, Daisy, was feeling 
a bit off so we ran some blood work and she came back severely anemic. I 
rushed her into the ER, where she stayed for three days and had two blood 
transfusions and put on various types of meds.  Unfortunately, her body just 
gave out and my cat sitter, who works with my vet, called me when I was out of 
town with my dad in the hospital, and said that they thought it was Daisy's 
time.  We believe that she had leukemia.  She was vaccinated, but perhaps it 
was dormant until recently. (Dad's ok).


I have three other cats of my own and had them tested and subsequently 
vaccinated.  My 6 year old Siamese, Oliver, tested positive after having the 
ELISA and IFA tests.  I want to see what I can do to help give him a good 
quality of life.  I am checking out this website and look forward to gaining 
the knowledge I need to.  My vet and I were talking about interferon, omega 
fatty 3's, pet-tinic, etc.  He is used to me doing my own research as I 
reversed the CRF and diabetes with an older cat who passed of liver failure, 
mainly by seeing what real people did to help their cats. 


I also have three foster cats, who live in their own room, and they tested 
negative and were also vaccinated.


I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts, and of course, pouring over the 
website.


Thanks,


Holl


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Re: [Felvtalk] new to the group

2011-12-29 Thread Holly Shelton
Hi. Not exactly sure with Daisy as it all happened so quickly. The vet ran what 
I assume was the ELISA, as she was dying. He did not do the IFA.   I am 
interested in seeing how I can make Oliver's life as full of a life as it can 
be.  I was told that he has leukemia. I can confirm that with the vet when we 
go over treatment tomorrow.



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From: GRAS g...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thu, Dec 29, 2011 1:23 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new to the group



There is a difference between leukemia and Feline Leukemia Virus; which did 
Daisy have? I’ve had cats with either one. 
 

From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Holly Shelton
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:47 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] new to the group

 
Hi there. I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself.  I am a huge cat 
lover.  I volunteer at an animal sanctuary and take care of the cats there as 
well.  I have extensive knowledge of diabetes and CRF, but leukemia is new to 
me.   

 

About a month ago, I noticed that my 4 year old Siamese mix, Daisy, was feeling 
a bit off so we ran some blood work and she came back severely anemic. I 
rushed her into the ER, where she stayed for three days and had two blood 
transfusions and put on various types of meds.  Unfortunately, her body just 
gave out and my cat sitter, who works with my vet, called me when I was out of 
town with my dad in the hospital, and said that they thought it was Daisy's 
time.  We believe that she had leukemia.  She was vaccinated, but perhaps it 
was dormant until recently. (Dad's ok).

 

I have three other cats of my own and had them tested and subsequently 
vaccinated.  My 6 year old Siamese, Oliver, tested positive after having the 
ELISA and IFA tests.  I want to see what I can do to help give him a good 
quality of life.  I am checking out this website and look forward to gaining 
the knowledge I need to.  My vet and I were talking about interferon, omega 
fatty 3's, pet-tinic, etc.  He is used to me doing my own research as I 
reversed the CRF and diabetes with an older cat who passed of liver failure, 
mainly by seeing what real people did to help their cats. 

 

I also have three foster cats, who live in their own room, and they tested 
negative and were also vaccinated.

 

I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts, and of course, pouring over the 
website.

 

Thanks,

 

Holly

 


 
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