Deirdre interferon - advice needed

2005-07-25 Thread Kathy Gittel
I want to thank everyone who responded here. It appears that human interferon dies when it's hot and everyone charges $20-28 for special over night cold pack shipping. So I paid $50 for 60mls of interferon. The interferon itself only cost $28, but the shipping was $22. After 4 days on it, her

Re:Adri is dead

2005-07-23 Thread Kathy Gittel
I'm so sorry about Adri. I know how you feel. I lost my Simba last September, not to FELV+ but to another disease. They are with us only a short time, whatever their diagnosis and losing them is a killer. The pain lesses and you get to feeling better eventually. I know that's hard to picture

Re: Prayers for Buck (

2005-07-22 Thread Kathy Gittel
Well, I still have hope. You have my prayers for Buck. kathy : On 7/21/05, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: : : Hi Guys, I hope you all will pray for my boy Buck who is at the Vets : tonight in critical condition. Buck is brother to Spanky who I lost suddenly : last week. He is

Human interferon - Where can I purchase it?

2005-07-15 Thread Kathy Gittel
Hi, I know that some of you use human interferon (orally administered) for your FELV+ cats. Although Deirdre, my FELV+ cat, is healthy, I do want to start her on interferon. I called Island Rx and they have it, but a 90 day supply costing some $23 also costs $28 more simply to ship it. That's

cats and pregnant women

2005-07-06 Thread Kathy Gittel
a new doctor and give her husband valium. Kathy Gittel ___ Congratulations! says your doctor, You're pregnant. It's happy news. But then the doctor asks if you have a cat, and tells you solemnly not to scoop the litter

cats and pregnant women

2005-07-06 Thread Kathy Gittel
Oh, I don't know - I just don't think eggs make a strong enough statementburning cat feces comes to mind Kathy From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: cats and pregnant women Thanks Kathy for the article. I guess education is a better idea than egging the doctor's house :). Nina

The convent ferals - GOOD NEWS

2005-06-10 Thread Kathy Gittel
I wrote to the neighborhoodcats group to ask how it was going with the ferals the nuns were starving and got this reply: ___ We have trapped 5 of what turns out to be 8 cats and have seen the remaining three. All are in good health and had a

re:Bronx Nuns Seek Extermination of 8 Year Old Cat

2005-06-07 Thread Kathy Gittel
Thanks, Nina: I sent this email to both addresses and phoned the archdiocese. I spoke with a woman in Public Relations. Her sole desire was to find out how I got this informataion. She kept trying to brush me off, but I didn't let her. I was brought up

Finding a Lost Cat - attention FAYE

2005-06-06 Thread Kathy Gittel
Hi, Faye, I belong to a forumn that discusses various topics. This month the topic of lost animals came up and so I'm sending this to you. Perhaps it'll help. Kathy (and Simba -RB) Finding a Lost Cat, available at http://www.bestfriends.com/nomorehomelesspets/weeklyforum/060605lostcat.pdf

short little lives, but full and loved

2005-06-01 Thread Kathy Gittel
I found this quoted on another list and I find it of great comfort. I hope some of you can find some comfort too. We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still

3 yr old female Abyssinnian in Tenn

2005-05-24 Thread Kathy Gittel
I belong to an Abyssinnian rescue group and I've just been told about a sweet Aby girl-cat who tested FELV+. I'm trying to get in touch with the veterinarian who has her in Tennessee, but the situation sounds rather grim. Apparently she's already anemic, and losing weight despite eating well.

felv+, 3 yr old female Abyssinnian in Tenn

2005-05-24 Thread Kathy Gittel
I just realized I need to re-send this with the FELV+ in the subject line. I belong to an Abyssinnian rescue group and I've just been told about a sweet Aby girl-cat who tested FELV+. I'm trying to get in touch with the veterinarian who has her in Tennessee, but the situation sounds rather

Re: Deirdre has swollen glands under her jaw

2005-04-13 Thread Kathy Gittel
Okay. Any ideas on how long she should remain on the meds? I understood that with an FELV+ cat, you should stay on meds for quite a while longer than - cats. After i had mono, the lymph nodes in my neck stayed enlarged for a long time and I can still feel one of them, 16 years later. So it

RE: OT: need advise again

2005-04-05 Thread Kathy Gittel
I had 4 corona virus+ cats. They all lived long and normal lives and never developed FIP, so I think you should stop worrying quite so much about all of that. Every once in a while, for no apparent reason, one of them would get far too quiet and stop eating. After trying many other treatments,

I'm new and green.I've rescued and am caring for Deirdre (FELV+)

2005-03-07 Thread Kathy Gittel
I'd be grateful for any and all suggestions you have for diet, vitamins, and care for Deirdre. I fed her outside and created a shelter for her in my shed for 1 year when she first appeared under my evergreen tree eating birdseed. She was about 6 months old then. I trapped her this January 1st and