Re: [Felvtalk] Bear's pcv dropping again

2013-12-29 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thinking of you and Bear, Michelle, and praying for the little sweetie's 
recovery.
Big hugs,
Kerry




On Friday, December 27, 2013 7:47 AM, lernermiche...@aol.com 
lernermiche...@aol.com wrote:
 
Thank you all for your prayers. Bear actually stabilized for 2 days and things 
were looking up, they were talking about sending him home today, but now his 
pcv is dropping again and he's back to the level where they normally give a 
transfusion. His body seems to have adapted to lower oxygen levels so they are 
waiting because this might actually be a reaction to the last transfusions. The 
strong medication he's on (cyclosporine) can take 5-7 days to work, and he's 
only gotten it 3 days so far, so the hope is to keep him going until that can 
kick in. But there is no guarantee it will work even when it does. Please keep 
him in your prayers/thoughts. 
 
Michelle
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Re: [Felvtalk] Prayers needed for Bear

2013-12-25 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Hi Michelle
Sending healing thoughts for your little Bear and praying that the transfusions 
work. Lots of love and hugs to you both.
Kerry




On Wednesday, December 25, 2013 7:51 AM, lernermiche...@aol.com 
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Thanks to everyone for prayers.
 
He needed 2 transfusions last night to raise his PCV enough-- the first one 
raised it only from 10 to 12 and he was still breathing labored, and the second 
raised it to 19. I am waiting to hear from the vet now regarding his pcv from 
this morning, 4 hours after the second transfusion, to learn how fast he is 
killing it off.
 
Margo, his kidneys are not very compromised (they are a little from lack of 
oxygen from the severe anemia yesterday) so I don't think the erytropoetin is 
the problem. The main problem is he is killing the red blood cells off and 
doing it so quickly that it's impossible to tell at this point if he is able to 
regenerate new ones-- it looks like not but that happens if they kill them off 
at the bone marrow level, as they never make it out into the blood stream to 
show up on a test, so we need to stop the hemolysis to have any hope of 
figuring that out and helping him regenerate. It can apparently take up to 7 
days to be able to tell. The crisis is in the killing off, and if we do not 
stop that nothing will help him.

I am thinking that we added fuel to the fire and made this worse, me and my 
spouse, as we gave him an LTCI shot on Sunday in the hope it would help him 
regenerate red blood cells as it's supposed to help with severe red cell 
anemia. But LTCI works by stimulating the very thing that the 
immunosuppressives are now trying to stop, so I think we really screwed up by 
giving him that and probably accelerated the hemolysis. Kicking myself for that 
so much. I had asked the vet about giving it to him and she said she wouldn't 
just in case it had caused the original hemolysis, but she added that she 
really did not think it did and was being cautious, so when the anemia did not 
seem to be resolving and it looked like he wasn't regenerating my husband and I 
figured it was unlikely to hurt and gave it to him. But I think the problem is 
not causing the hemolysis initially, but that it may have accelerated it by 
stimulating the bone marrow that was already
 overstimulated in the wrong way. Ugh, a million times ugh.
 
Anyway, waiting with baited breath to see if the treatments are working. If 
they do, he has a lot of other issues to deal with, so I think his long-term 
chances are very slim. But we just couldn't not treat, especially if this was 
caused by some kind of medication (they think it may have been his thyroid 
meds) and has a chance of being reversed. 
 
So my Christmas present this morning was a PCV of 19. Hopefully it was not just 
for Christmas morning and has not disappeared already. 
 
Thank you all for your prayers at this busy time of year,
 
Michelle
-Original Message-
From: Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net
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Sent: Wed, Dec 25, 2013 6:21 am
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Prayers needed for Bear


 
Michelle, I'm so sorry.
  I will be thinking of Bear with all the good energies I can 
muster.
  Has erythropoietin (Epogen) been considered? It isn't always 
appropriate, but can sometimes be a stop-gap until the actual treatment works. 
  Crossing fingers, toes paws and whiskers for a positive 
turn=around.
All the best, Margo
 
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Subject: [Felvtalk] Prayers needed for Bear 


Turns out it does not look like FIP, looks like hemolytic anemia, where he is 
killing off his own red blood cells, and the vet simply did not keep him on a 
high enough dose of immune-suppressants so he crashed again. Now he is really 
bad. I don't know what his chances are at this point, but I do not think they 
are good, though the vets say he can turn around. He just got a transfusion 
and they are starting him on cyclosporine, a stronger immune suppressant. And 
doxycycline.

Please send him prayers. He is FIV+, not FeLV+, though he has had as many 
issues as my FeLV cats did. I got back on this list looking for feline 
interferon, which I don't need, but one thing I know this list is good for is 
prayers. Please pray it's a good Christmas for Bear and he responds well to 
the transfusion and the cyclosporine. 

thank you,
Michelle

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Re: [Felvtalk] MaryChristine

2011-03-13 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Hi Gloria
Please pass on my very best wishes to MaryChristine for her full and speedy 
recovery. Glad to hear she's doing well.
Kerry






From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
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Sent: Sat, March 12, 2011 1:18:37 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] MaryChristine

Just fyi, for those who know MaryChristine  - she had heart bypass surgery on 
Monday, over yonder in New York State.  The update from a friend of hers says 
that she's out of intensive care, now in a regular room, and doing well.

Gloria


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Re: [Felvtalk] Good news

2010-12-26 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Hi Tracey..yes, agree, I asked the rescue group organizer if she was going to 
speak to lab and vet. I'll be following up with her.
Kerry





From: Tracey Shrout dtshr...@gmail.com
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Sent: Sun, December 26, 2010 5:51:00 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Good news

That is wonderful Kerry! I hope you shared the results with the lab people
and the vet...and I wonder what their reaction was...could save lots of
kitties in the future. Thanks for sharing with us!
Tracey

On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Kerry MacKenzie
kerrymacken...@ymail.comwrote:

 Dear all
 It's been a few years since I last posted. Background: I found this
 amazing,
 wonderful, kind, supportive, and knowledgeable group--it remains my best
 Internet experience--after discovering that 5 members of a feral colony of
 4
 kittens and 2 adults that I took in in 2003 had tested positive for a
 disease
 called feline leukemia. (1 of the adults, Momcat, was negative. I should
 say, we
 didn't know if she was really the mother--I just gave her the name as she
 was
 the only adult female in the group. I saw no reason to separate her as
 she'd
 already been exposed, plus she was the most stressed/timid of all of them.)
 Re-testing a few months later showed no change--5 pos, 1 neg.
 Within 2 years, 3 of the kittens and the positive adult succumbed to the
 disease, 2 on the same day.
 A few months later I re-tested again. This time, both remaining cats,
 Momcat and
 Mickey, tested negative. Hi-fiving all round! They're now 8 and 7,
 respectively.
 Still resolutely feral, but healthy!
 Fast forward to September this year when I began fostering Sally, a 5-week
 calico that had tested positive on both ELISA and IFA. The rescue group
 said
 they would re-test in 3 months.
 The lab people said: Why bother? Nothing you do is going to change the
 result.
 One of the vets at the clinic said the same thing: re-testing is pointless.
 The rescue group disregarded the advice and earlier this month I took her
 for
 a 2nd round of ELISA and IFA. Result: both negative!
 Just wanted to share--I figure we can always use good news.
 I will also say--and it's very much my decision, based on my personal
 experience
 with healthy adult Momcat (above), who lived alongside 5 positives but
 remained
 neg--this is the 2nd time I've fostered a pos kitten--Daisy remained
 positive
 and found a great forever home where she has a pos boyfriend too--and both
 times
 I've mixed them freely with my healthy, adult cats. As I say, my personal
 decision. I would not say anyone else should do the same thing.

 Sending good wishes to all of you who do so much and for all the kitties in
 your
 care.
 love and hugs and happy holidays.
 Kerry M., mom to Flavia, Caramel, Levi, Snoball--all of whom gave me so
 much in
 their all-too-short lives, and are now immortalized thanks to Belinda and
 the
 Candlelight Service--Mickey, Momcat, Katyis, Trixie and Tiger, and foster
 mom to
 Sally.



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[Felvtalk] Good news

2010-12-25 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Dear all
It's been a few years since I last posted. Background: I found this amazing, 
wonderful, kind, supportive, and knowledgeable group--it remains my best 
Internet experience--after discovering that 5 members of a feral colony of 4 
kittens and 2 adults that I took in in 2003 had tested positive for a disease 
called feline leukemia. (1 of the adults, Momcat, was negative. I should say, 
we 
didn't know if she was really the mother--I just gave her the name as she was 
the only adult female in the group. I saw no reason to separate her as she'd 
already been exposed, plus she was the most stressed/timid of all of them.)
Re-testing a few months later showed no change--5 pos, 1 neg.
Within 2 years, 3 of the kittens and the positive adult succumbed to the 
disease, 2 on the same day.
A few months later I re-tested again. This time, both remaining cats, Momcat 
and 
Mickey, tested negative. Hi-fiving all round! They're now 8 and 7, 
respectively. 
Still resolutely feral, but healthy!
Fast forward to September this year when I began fostering Sally, a 5-week 
calico that had tested positive on both ELISA and IFA. The rescue group said 
they would re-test in 3 months.
The lab people said: Why bother? Nothing you do is going to change the 
result. 
One of the vets at the clinic said the same thing: re-testing is pointless.
The rescue group disregarded the advice and earlier this month I took her for 
a 2nd round of ELISA and IFA. Result: both negative!
Just wanted to share--I figure we can always use good news. 
I will also say--and it's very much my decision, based on my personal 
experience 
with healthy adult Momcat (above), who lived alongside 5 positives but remained 
neg--this is the 2nd time I've fostered a pos kitten--Daisy remained positive 
and found a great forever home where she has a pos boyfriend too--and both 
times 
I've mixed them freely with my healthy, adult cats. As I say, my personal 
decision. I would not say anyone else should do the same thing. 

Sending good wishes to all of you who do so much and for all the kitties in 
your 
care.
love and hugs and happy holidays.
Kerry M., mom to Flavia, Caramel, Levi, Snoball--all of whom gave me so much in 
their all-too-short lives, and are now immortalized thanks to Belinda and the 
Candlelight Service--Mickey, Momcat, Katyis, Trixie and Tiger, and foster mom 
to 
Sally.


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Lyttle Guy passed away

2010-01-25 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
James, I am so sorry. I'm glad he knew what it was to be loved, and so dearly, 
and was in your arms until the end. 
Know you're in my thoughts at this very sad time,
hugs, Kerry





From: James G Wilson phaed...@charter.net
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Sent: Mon, January 25, 2010 4:37:03 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Lyttle Guy passed away

Lyttle Guy passed away in my arms at 4:18am this 
morning. He had series of seizures and then gasped his 
last breath. He was truly loved and shall be dearly 
missed

James G. Wilson - phaed...@charter.net
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[Felvtalk] Daisy

2010-01-07 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks for this and your good wishes, Heather--I'll try an archive search using 
those words (uneven pupil size). 
I had never heard of spastic pupil syndrome either, until now. 
Your 15-year-old feral cat...what a trooper. 
I sure hope Daisy wins this one...she's only about 3. 
She has a lot of people rooting for her; let's hope it works. 
~~Kerry


  
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[Felvtalk] Daisy

2010-01-07 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Barb and Jenny,
Thanks so much. Using different search words in the archives helped.
~~Kerry



  
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[Felvtalk] ~

2010-01-07 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks so much for that encouragement Belinda! I'm passing on to Toni  Lea. 
Your Bailey was such a little trooper and survivor,
~Kerry





From: Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thu, January 7, 2010 3:16:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Daisy

   Kerry Bailey's eyes did this off and on all his life, he lived to be 11 
years old and it never effected him other than the appearance.

-- 
Belinda
happiness is being owned by cats ...

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Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 19, Issue 4

2010-01-05 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I don't know about Nystagmus, Heather. It concerns my former little felv foster 
kitten, Daisy, whose adoptive mom says the following: I took Daisy to Roscoe 
Village Animal Hospital on Saturday.  She was due
for a check-up ... one of her pupils was not dilating.
They took the pressure in her eyes and both were on the high side, with
the one not dilating being quite high.  I filled a prescription for eye
drops 2 x day.  They recommend I take her to an ophthalmologists in
about a week to see if the drops are working and to see if there's a
better diagnosis for her pupil issue.  Other than the pressure, there
aren't any other indicators (scratch, redness, etc) that explain her eye
issue.  She is not behaving any differently.
The original rescuer is also involved, as she helps pay vet costs. It was she 
who asked me for any advice I might have or could glean, as she saw from the 
notes that one of the vets had mentioned the possibility of spastic pupil 
syndrome. 
She also would very much like to know if there's anything that would boost 
Daisy's (low normal) white blood cell count; and whether taking her off the 
pred she's on would help her wbc or the eye issue. Re the pred,  she has no ibd 
symptoms (when I first fostered her she had bad digestive problems and it took 
some months to get her over them, but we managed it).
I am wondering about IR--I got as far as ordering it once in 2004 for one of my 
FeLV kitts who had nonregenerative anemia but she passed away the day it 
arrived and I never got the chance to try it. I'm wondering if anyone has any 
recent info on IR's efficacy for low white cell bc.
Any and all info much appreciated.
Kerry






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Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 12:06:31 -0800 (PST)
From: Kerry MacKenzie kerrymacken...@ymail.com
Subject: [Felvtalk] spastic pupil syndrome
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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Dear all, I wanted to ask if anyone has any experience of spastic pupil 
syndrome in leukemia kitts and if you've heard of any treatment for it.  Any 
info would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Kerry M.


  

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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:02:06 -0500
From: Heather furrygi...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] spastic pupil syndrome
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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Is this like  Nystagmus, where their eyes move back and forth quickly?


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Kerry MacKenzie kerrymacken...@ymail.comwrote:

 Dear all, I wanted to ask if anyone has any experience of spastic pupil
 syndrome in leukemia kitts and if you've heard of any treatment for it.
  Any info would be much appreciated.
 Thanks,
 Kerry M.



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[Felvtalk] spastic pupil syndrome

2010-01-04 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Dear all, I wanted to ask if anyone has any experience of spastic pupil 
syndrome in leukemia kitts and if you've heard of any treatment for it.  Any 
info would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Kerry M.


  
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[Felvtalk] Emergency in Albuquerque--please cross-post

2009-11-29 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Hideyo Yamamoto, a former longstanding and incredibly hard-working member of 
the list, has today sent word of an emergency situation in Albuquerque, NM: a 
close friend of Hideyo's, and fellow cat rescuer, has passed away suddenly and 
tragically at age 50, leaving behind 150 cats she took care of that now need 
homes. I believe Hideyo and the rescue group this person worked with have
been able to temporarily place 30 since yesterday, leaving approx 120 to place. 
 The cats are in good
health, but there are some semi-ferals.
If you or anyone you know can help, please contact Hideyo directly:

email: hideyo.yamam...@msn.com
cell phone: 505-227-6293
If possible, she prefers that people contact her by cell phone as she's not 
able to check her computer often.  
Thanks very much.
Kerry MacKenzie



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

2009-08-16 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm sorry, Sherry. What an amazing little soul Mo sounds---your description of 
his antics is a vivid one. He will surely be sorely missed.
hugs, Kerry





From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 8:53:43 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mo Please add to the CLS  :(

We lost our sweet three legged Mo(missing one) tonight.he was quite a 
character.I used to get a laugh when he would swat at the other Sids kids with 
his phantom leg and THEY would actually duck like he was going to hit them.He 
also would scratch at your foot to get your attention.He also would put his paw 
up on your back while you sat on the floor.He sure made it clear he wanted to 
be loved. :) Dr. Jen gave me the chance to go say my good byes today and he 
purred like a motor boat.He also gave me a quick kiss on my hand.We will miss 
you our beautiful black tripod 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] Remove from email list

2009-07-13 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Holly, to unsubscribe you need to go to the email that arrives on the 1st of 
every month where you'll find the relevant link. I don't have my email any more 
otherwise I'd send you a copy. The info may be on the website too--I'm not 
sure. Someone else may also have it.
Kerry





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Please remove me from the email list.



This is my second request.



Kind regards,



Holly Cohen

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Re: [Felvtalk] Remove me from email list

2009-07-13 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Duh---thank you Gloria! Kerry





From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net
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Holly, go to the link at the bottom of any of the FELVtalk emails, click on it, 
and you can unsubscribe yourself.  This generally a way to  remove yourself or 
alter your subscription for most of the email lists I subscribe to.

Best wishes,

Gloria



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 Please remove me.
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Jack - please add to CLS

2009-06-11 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
That's awful. Poor Jack. He's in a better place now. 
Wheelchair or no, your neighbor's behavior towards animals is horrible. If 
there were any justice she wouldn't be allowed near an animal. 
Kerry



From: Kelley Saveika moonv...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:40:57 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Jack - please add to CLS

First, can I say how annoyed I am with the neighbors?  I don't know if yall
remember, but Jack was the neighbor's tomcat we got neutered that was
pos/pos for FELV and FIV.  I try so hard to be charitable with people, and
am usually successful, and this person is in a wheelchair, but apparently
they saw Jack out in the yard not moving (but still alive) and brought him
in and put him on the back porch and he was there 3 days before he died.
They didn't call me for assistance, or anything, I would have taken him to
the vet and put it on our burgeoning credit card bill.  Now they have new
kittens which we will have to take to get altered also, or it won't get
done...and she took a dog to the pound to be killed because he bit someone -
now she wants an Irish Setter puppy..sigh.   We have it in our code of
ethics that people are animals too, and should be treated well..but
sometimes it is just hard.
Anyway, please add Jack to the CLS...may he have a better life over the
bridge than he did here, and may he forgive me for not doing anything to
help him, I would have done so if I had known.

Kelley

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Re: [Felvtalk] sad news

2009-06-08 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry Jaci. You did everything you could for BB. And you gave him the 
most precious thing of all, the knowledge he was truly loved and cherished.
big hugs,
Kerry




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Sent: Monday, June 8, 2009 10:10:44 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] sad news

Hello everyone, 

I'm sad to say that I lost my BB todayhe was a brave boy who went as far as 
he could in this life.? I got to be there and hold him one last time as he went 
to sleep.? Thanks to everyone for their kindnessthere will always be a 
place in my heart, and a piece missing from my life for my sweet BB.? Thanks 
also for this forum and the information that you are trying to spread about 
this horrible disease.? 

Jaci


-Original Message-
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Sent: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 9:16 am
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Aspirin for cats.



1/4 baby aspirin every 3 days

--- On Sat, 5/30/09, Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote:


From: Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Aspirin for cats.
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009, 9:41 AM


Two different vets told me one whole baby aspirin (enteric coated)
every 48 hours, for full grown cats, was the proper does.

Lorrie

On 05-29, Diane Rosenfeldt wrote:
 Jody, 
 
 Did the vet say a whole baby aspirin?? On the internet I'm seeing
 that the recommended dose is 1/4 of a baby aspirin every 3 or 4
 days, since cats' livers don't process aspirin very well.? It's not
 common but not unheard of for a vet to prescribe aspirin, but
 usually a mini-dose as described.? Is there an emergency vet where
 you live that you can call to check whether the dose you gave Darcy
 is okay?? I'm not trying to scare you (I know, probably too late
 for that) but if another vet thinks the dose your vet said is okay,
 then it probably is, but if it isn't you'll want to know that asap,
 right?
 
 I would assume you have checked the incision site for inflammation?? 
 
 Here are big vibes that Darcy feels better very soon without further
 intervention.? Hugs to you.
 
 Diane R.
 
? 
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jody Butler
 Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 10:37 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Thoughts  Prayers Needed for Darcy
 
 Our sweet baby, Darcy, ten months old and FeLV+ was neutered on Tuesday.? We
 brought her home Wednesday and she seemed okay, considering she'd just had
 surgery.
 ?
 Yesterday she was in more pain, but we just figured the pain shot they'd
 given that was supposed to be good for two days was wearing off.
 ?
 Today is even worse.? I called the vet this AM.? She suggested giving a baby
 aspirin, which I did before going to work.
 ?
 Tonight, she barely lifts her head and is mewing so pitifully.? She a
te some
 earlier in the day but won't eat tonight.? I called the vet again, and she
 had me give 1/8 of an antibiotic and we'll bring her in tomorrow morning
 first thing.? We've had other FeLV kitties neutered with no troubles, but
 I'm getting scared tonight.
 ?
 I just needed to share this tonight.? Any encouraging words or suggestions
 are greatly appreciated!
 ?
 Jody ( Darcy)
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Good news for a change from ME :)

2009-06-08 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Aw, thanksit *is* lovely to get the good news when it happens.
So glad to hear Grace is doing so well! May she just get better and better!
hugs, Kerry




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Monday, June 8, 2009 8:16:17 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Good news for a change from ME  :)

I worked my shift at Sids tonight and our beautiful Grace was there and looking 
GREAT!!! She followed me around talking to me.I gave her MANY kisses from me 
and from all of YOU!! Thanks for the prayers. :) Lets hope our little tortie 
girl keeps feeling so good.
Sherry
 


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

2009-06-06 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
It's heartbreaking Sherry--I'm so sorry to hear about Cherry. 
She sounds a real sweetie. And at least she knew she was deeply and surely 
loved.
big hugs, and a million thanks to Dr Jen for all she does.  So hard.
Kerry




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2009 6:31:48 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cherry  Please add to the CLS  :(

Jens words
 I sent her over the Rainbow Bridge with a kiss on the forehead and tears in my 
eyes; for her, for Dani, for Champ, for Adam and for tiger Lily.  Those we have 
loved and lost.
 
We lost our sweet one eyed Cherry.She was a loving lap cat who begged for your 
attention,and ALWAYS got it.
It has been a tough week for us volunteers and Wondwerful Dr. Jen.
 
 
 


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

2009-06-05 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry to hear your sweet little Dani and Patton lost the fight. Prayers 
to Cherry and Grace and all the sick Crash cats, Sherry. What a dreadful week 
for you and Dr Jen. So, so hard on you both.
I'm glad the list is here for you, and everyone on it that has sick cats.
Much love and big hugs, Kerry




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2009 8:33:12 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Dani  Please add to the CLS  :(

Ok now this is just plain heartbreaking.I just found out tonight that sweet 
little Dani (Dani girl) lost to this disgusting disease.Ok so how much 
heartbreak are we supposed to take all at once??  Cherry and Grace are still 
foghting the good fight.
Dani was a dainty sweet Tortie.She will be missed.
Please keep Dr Jen in your prayers,she is especially having it rough.Not only 
is she battling the felvs right now but several Crash  cats are too very ill.We 
lost a Crash cat too this week.Patton was a sweet big black boy.She is also 
trying to save a couple other Crash cats that are very ill.It is really adding 
up the medical bills.I am trying to think of some way to help out with some of 
them.She puts her heart soul and money into these wonderful animals.Thanks for 
your prayers.Sorry for all the sad news in the past week,I hope you dont kick 
me off the list. :(
Sherry


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

2009-06-04 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thank you!Every day I learn something new.

FYI, in UK, LOL means lots of love. Can lead to lots of confusion here :)




From: MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com
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Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 3:51:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

Great Minds Think Alike



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Re: [Felvtalk] Darcy

2009-06-04 Thread Kerry MacKenzie

Lorrie, Jody wrote on June 1:

Thank you all for the words of support. Sweet Darcy went downhill so  
fast, becoming unable to walk. I drove to an emergency clinic where  
they did their best for her through the  weekend.


Yesterday we helped her to the Bridge, knowing there was just no more  
anyone could do. Her FeLv wouldn't let her fight off the ravages of  
whatever attacked her - probably a cancer that centered in her  
nervous system.


We miss her dreadfully but know she had a good life with us, short  
though it was. She was much loved.


Jody
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On 04/06/2009, at 3:24 PM, Lorrie wrote:


Did anyone hear anything more about Darcy, the little female who
was in such pain after her spay.  PLEASE let us know how she is.
I have been worried about her, but I may have missed a post from
Jody letting us know how she is.

Lorrie

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Re: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

2009-06-03 Thread Kerry MacKenzie

what's GMTA?!.
On 03/06/2009, at 3:13 PM, Debbie Harrison wrote:



GMTA, my dear, that's why!

Debbie (COL)
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Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 16:02:54 -0400
From: twelvehousec...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

why am i not surprised, old pal, old friend?

2009/6/3 Debbie Harrison dlh1...@hotmail.com:


Mine will be something like She loved cats...but tolerated people

Debbie (COL)
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Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 15:57:33 -0400
From: twelvehousec...@gmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

thanks to emily and laurie for these posts; i have been thinking  
of my

eventual obit, as i read all the wonderful things people put in the
paper (i've moved back to my home town, and find myself not only
reading the obits, but KNOWING the folks written about, scary.)
i've decided i want mine to say something honest, like, she was
really a pain in the neck to those humans who didn't know her well,
but has been joyously welcomed home by the thousands of cats whose
lives she encountered.

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:00 PM, Elizabeth Paz
mothernatur...@hotmail.com wrote:




Thank You for posting this Emily, it touched my heart.



Liz.


From: emilyofw...@aol.com
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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 20:35:43 -0500
Subject: [Felvtalk] To all who are grieving...

...most gentle thoughts. It is the nature of a list like this  
that
there is constant loss to deal with, and the fiftieth one is  
no easier
than the first. But with each story, I am struck by the  
remarkable

people here, who did not choose the easy way out and put a cat to
sleep simply because he or she tested positive. There is a lot of
grief here, but a lot of love as well. The kitties waiting for  
us all
at the Bridge were blessed to find human families who saw the  
value in

them despite the dread diagnosis.

-Emily

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Re: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?

2009-06-02 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry Susan. What a shock for you.
I had this very discussion yesterday with a rescuer. We were commenting on how 
quickly and devastatingly our FeLV cats can succumb. One day they can seem ok, 
the next they're gone. In my experience I've had a few days' notice. But by 
that time the nonregenerative anemia was taking its toll, or the lungs were 
full of fluid, or there were masses of tumors. 
Cats as we know are very good at hiding pain. You said that looking back he may 
have seemed a bit lethargic. One thing that will happen now--I'm sure we all 
agree on this--you will become ultra-observant and notice every little change 
in behavior in any of your cats in future (it pretty well always means 
something is amiss, and is all we often have to go on). It was only after my 
very first FeLV cat passed that I realized his habit in the last few weeks of 
sitting with his back to everyone had with hindsight meant he wasn't feeling 
good (probably understatement). I consider it his legacy to the rest of 
us---I'm ever-vigilant now for any hint of behavior change.
I would just make sure your remaining sweetie gets oodles of cuddles and 
attention now which I'm sure you're already doing. This is a tough time for him 
to be sure. Maybe consider a new FeLV companion for him in due course... 
Devastating though it is, your little sweetie at least had a peaceful passing. 
That's what I would wish for mine. Fast, and no vet visit involved.
Give your little sweetie a cuddle from me,
Kerry




From: Susan Finkelstein susani...@msn.com
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Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 8:23:08 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Sudden passing?


My FeLV+ 5-year-old (or so) kitty died suddenly over the weekend and I was 
wondering if anyone has had any similar experiences or heard of any with 
otherwise (seemingly) healthy leuk-positive cats. He seemed fine, thriving in 
fact: plump, nice coat, good appetite, good stool, active, affectionate. I 
found him curled up as if he were sleeping comfortably but he was gone. 
Thinking back, he may have seemed slightly lethargic for a day or two 
beforehand, but not enough to warrant any concern at the time on my part. Does 
anyone know if this happens -- a heart thing? Stroke? Needless to say, the only 
other FeLV+ cat in the household (they were sequestered together) seems kinda 
lost, and I am a bit worried that he will be affected physically. 
Thanks!
Susan




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Re: [Felvtalk] Darcy Is An Angel Now

2009-06-01 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry Jody.  You gave her the most precious things of all, the  
knowledge she was truly loved, and release from her pain. Rest in  
peace, sweet Darcy.

hugs, Kerry M.
On 01/06/2009, at 2:32 PM, Jody Butler wrote:



Thank you all for the words of support. Sweet Darcy went downhill  
so fast, becoming unable to walk. I drove to an emergency clinic  
where they did their best for her through the  weekend.


Yesterday we helped her to the Bridge, knowing there was just no  
more anyone could do. Her FeLv wouldn't let her fight off the  
ravages of whatever attacked her - probably a cancer that centered  
in her nervous system.


We miss her dreadfully but know she had a good life with us, short  
though it was. She was much loved.


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

2009-06-01 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Oh, I'm so sorry, Sherry. Poor, brave Tigerlily. At least she was surrounded by 
love, and the tender care of your wonderful Dr Jen. Thank YOU for being there 
for all the little sweeties, Sherry




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, June 1, 2009 8:08:12 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Tigerlily  Please add to the CLS  :(

I am so sorry to say that Tigerlily lost her battle yesterday.She had quickly 
deteriorated overnight.She was one of those cats that won you over right 
away.She had a way of talking to you with littlr ppss.This has been a 
rough week for us volunteers,but even rougher for Dr. Jen.
Yesterday I forwarded a few of your kind words to her and it really made her 
feel good.She said she really needed it. So thank you all for being there.
Sherry
 


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Tigerlily,Grace and Cherry update

2009-05-31 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks for the update Sherry. Continuing to send prayers and healing  
thoughts to your sweet Tigerlily, Grace and Cherry. Wonderful that  
Tigerlily retested fiv - -- Dr Jen has a good gut instinct. Tell Dr  
Jen she is indeed awesome,

hugs, Kerry M.
On 30/05/2009, at 7:58 PM, Sherry DeHaan wrote:

Well I spoke with Dr. Jen tonight and she said she was just about  
to let Tigerlily go when ger gut told her not to give up just  
yet.She also retested her and she is now fiv-. She had to put a  
feeding tube in and now just needs prayers.
Grace is a rollercoaster,fevers up and down not eating well.But she  
is not giving up on her.
Cherry is doing the best now,she is reponding pretty well to the  
meds but still not out of the water yet.
So please keep them all in your prayers Jen included she is just SO  
drained,but she is AWESOME!!

Thank you all;
Sherry




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Re: [Felvtalk] Thoughts Prayers Needed for Darcy

2009-05-30 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Sending prayers for sweet Darcy. The exact same thing happened with  
my FeLV Flavia and she recovered:
She did so badly after her spay (the boys all did fine; it's the  
females that have it harder), that when i took her to the vet as an  
emergency I was totally distraught thinking she would have to be  
euthanized (a housecall vet who came the night before and gave her  
fluids had basically washed his hands of her in the morning when I  
called to tell him she was still not eating).  My *new* vet showed me  
how to assist feed her--which made all the difference. So important  
to get those calories inside. I'm sure she gave her antibiotics too,  
maybe even more painkiller but i can't recall. She recovered  
beautifully.
Please let us know how Darcy does.  Darcy and her mom are in my  
thoughts.

hugs, Kerry

Our sweet baby, Darcy, ten months old and FeLV+ was neutered on  
Tuesday.  We brought her home Wednesday and she seemed okay,  
considering she'd just had surgery.


Yesterday she was in more pain, but we just figured the pain shot  
they'd given that was supposed to be good for two days was wearing  
off.


Today is even worse.  I called the vet this AM.  She suggested  
giving a baby aspirin, which I did before going to work.


Tonight, she barely lifts her head and is mewing so pitifully.  She  
ate some earlier in the day but won't eat tonight.  I called the  
vet again, and she had me give 1/8 of an antibiotic and we'll bring  
her in tomorrow morning first thing.  We've had other FeLV kitties  
neutered with no troubles, but I'm getting scared tonight.


I just needed to share this tonight.  Any encouraging words or  
suggestions are greatly appreciated!


Jody ( Darcy)

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Re: [Felvtalk] assist-feeding: was re: Darcy

2009-05-30 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
In my case, Flavia was so weak that she offered no resistance. I  
would just settle her on my lap with the (wet )cat food next to me,  
put a little dollop of food on my finger, open her mouth (clench each  
side of her jaw---a cat's mouth opens automatically when you do that)  
and then SMEAR the food on the ROOF of her mouth. It's a pretty  
certain way of getting the food to stay in the mouth--she'll then  
take it from there. Repeat until she has enough cals inside here. It  
can take a while!
It's also good to do this when a cat has no smell, perhaps because of  
a--URI--- upper respiratory infection. No smell = no want food. When  
the food is put in the mouth it gives a chance for the taste sense to  
take over the job and get the appetite going.

On 30/05/2009, at 11:47 AM, MaryChristine wrote:

first you put the cat's bib on, the one from marta's cafepress site  
that
says, remember which one of us has the claws.--there's  
actually quite
a good assist-feeding group, i'm told--someone, the link? belinda,  
you've
done assist-feeding a lot, yes? it's DEFINITELY something anyone  
with a

challenged cat should know how to do

MC



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How do you assist feed a cat?

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thoughts  Prayers Needed for Darcy

echoing kerry's thoughts, and everyone else's prayers--please let us
know what the vet has to say--spaying is usually a simple,
straight-forward procedure, but even when complications do arise,  
they

usually can be overcome. GLOW for the little one!

MC

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Kerry MacKenzie
kerrm...@gmail.comwrote:

Sending prayers for sweet Darcy. The exact same thing happened  
with my



FeLV Flavia and she recovered:
She did so badly after her spay (the boys all did fine; it's the
females that have it harder), that when i took her to the vet as an
emergency I was totally distraught thinking she would have to be
euthanized (a housecall vet who came the night before and gave her
fluids had basically washed his hands of her in the morning when I

called to tell him she was still not eating).

 My *new* vet showed me how to assist feed her--which made all the
difference. So important to get those calories inside. I'm sure she
gave her antibiotics too, maybe even more painkiller but i can't
recall. She recovered beautifully.
Please let us know how Darcy does.  Darcy and her mom are in my

thoughts.

hugs, Kerry


 Our sweet baby, Darcy, ten months old and FeLV+ was neutered on

Tuesday.
 We brought her home Wednesday and she seemed okay, considering  
she'd



just had surgery.

Yesterday she was in more pain, but we just figured the pain shot
they'd given that was supposed to be good for two days was wearing

off.


Today is even worse.  I called the vet this AM.  She suggested  
giving



a baby aspirin, which I did before going to work.

Tonight, she barely lifts her head and is mewing so pitifully.  She
ate some earlier in the day but won't eat tonight.  I called the  
vet

again, and she had me give 1/8 of an antibiotic and we'll bring her
in tomorrow morning first thing.  We've had other FeLV kitties
neutered with no troubles, but I'm getting scared tonight.

I just needed to share this tonight.  Any encouraging words or
suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Jody ( Darcy)

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Re: [Felvtalk] Grace

2009-05-28 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Sending prayers for little Grace, Sherry. Dr Jen sounds such a compassionate 
and caring vet. 
hugs, Kerry M.




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9:13:40 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Grace

I am asking for prayers for sweet little Grace.I just recieved an e-mail that 
she is in very bad shape with a high fever and just not well.she was fune 
Monday when I was there,but we all know what horrible things can arise with 
FELV.I HATE this disease!! I have watch SO MANY beautiful babies die from 
this,my heart breaks EVRY time. Please keep her in your thoughts.I believe she 
is with Dr Jen tonight.
Thank you
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Re: [Felvtalk] Champ Please add to the CLS :(

2009-05-28 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry Sherry. Champ sounded a real champ, and a total sweetie too. It's 
just so terribly sad that you've lost him. You and Dr Jen are amazing. Your 
little sweeties had way better lives, short though they were, because of you.
big hugs, Kerry




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 8:55:44 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Champ  Please add to the CLS  :(

Well Gracie is still doing a bit better,But sweet Champ lost his battle 
today.He was a quiet shy gray and white boy.He never caused any trouble and was 
always happy.Thank you .
Sherry


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Re: [Felvtalk] Tiger Lily,Adam,Cherry and Grace

2009-05-28 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Sending good thoughts and healing vibes for all your sick furbabes, Sherry. I'm 
glad that Grace is feeling a little better.
love and hugs,
Kerry




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 9:02:27 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Tiger Lily,Adam,Cherry and Grace

Well I am asking for an overload of prayers and good thoughts from you 
wonderful people.
Dr. Jen sent us a LONG e-mail about poor Champ and these other 4.TigerLily was 
fostered out to a volunteer and she still is just not doing well.
Cherry our SWEET one eyed girl is in a bad way too..
ADAM,this is one of my boyfriends from Sids(yes I have many I know) Adam is a 
special boy I have been worried about him all week,I thought he was getting 
better but he is not.If he does not show a sign of improvement tomorrow she 
will have to let him go.
Grace is actually the one out of all of them that just might make a 
recovery,still not quite out of the water but hopeful.
Dr. Jen had a very emotionally draining day and my heart goes out to her.But 
then she has to come home and break all the bad new to us. :(
So please think good thoughts for her too.
THank you all
Sherry


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Re: [Felvtalk] Laura is gone

2009-05-22 Thread Kerry MacKenzie

I'm so sorry, Laura, to hear your little Laura lost the battle.
Sadly most of us on the list know the devastation of losing a little  
one to FeLV.
I'm glad Laura at least was loved and cared for in her all too short  
life, right to the end. So many don't even have that.

Please know you're in my thoughts.
Big hugs, Kerry
On 22/05/2009, at 8:27 AM, Laura B wrote:

One week ago today I had to let Laura go, she was losing the  
fight.  She had been acting off for about a month, we took her to  
see my vet and her labs were awful.  We tried a course of Pred, and  
did get a small rally, but at the beginning of last week she  
started fading again, we could tell it was time.


I miss her immensely, she was the sweetest girl, she would have  
been three on June 2.  I really hate this disease, it robs our  
young kitties of life, and there is no hope.


Hug your kitties,

Human Laura



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Re: [Felvtalk] Pixie is a fluffy orange angel

2009-05-15 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Giselle,
I am so sorry to hear you've lost your beloved Pixie. You must be devastated. 
Most of us on this list all too sadly have a good idea of what you are going 
through now. Please know that we share your sorrow and are crying with you. We 
on this list are like one big family and we all feel the loss of one of our 
babies to this dreadful disease.
I'm glad that Pixie had such a wonderful mom and that she knew what it was to 
be loved and cared for, and glad too that she was able to wait until you 
arrived home despite the severity of her symptoms, and that you were able to 
find a gentle and sympathetic vet to help her pass.  In my experience all of 
these make a big difference in dealing with the pain of the loss of our dear 
little fur babies. 
I hope the happy memories of sweet Pixie will eventually ease your sorrow.
Big hugs, 
Kerry




From: G D gisell...@hotmail.com
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Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 11:43:21 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Pixie is a fluffy orange angel


It is with profound sadness that I share that my sweet baby Pixie 
Katzenellenbogan passed away yesterday evening. She was euthanized by a gentle 
and sympathetic vet while I stroked and talked to her. I told her she was deeply
loved.

Yesterday I got second and third opinions from vets I felt were genuinely 
interested in Pixie (unlike the apathetic first vet) and it was terrible news 
all around (see the bloodwork analysis below). In the last two days she 
deteriorated quickly before my eyes despite the regimen of
syringe-administered diluted wet food prescribed by the vet. Her breathing had 
become increasingly fast and
shallow (a vet explained she was gasping for oxygen due to the anemia). She was 
crying out in
pain, even while lying still, too weak to stand up or walk, and staring 
blankly. It was heartbreaking to
see her suffering.  Things she once enjoyed held no interest (favorite stinky 
foods, lying in a sunbeam, toys, going out in the yard, being brushed). 

I emailed the lab results from Pixie's bloodwork to a friend who's a vet in 
Canada and her analysis was: There are a couple of things on her bloodwork 
that are alarming. 
First of all, she is very anemic (ie very low red blood cell count).  In 
conjunction
with what's going on with her high white blood cell count and platelets though,
I'm less concerned about the anemia itself and more concerned about an
actual leukemia (ie cancer).  Her red blood cells and platelets are both very 
low
which indicates that the bone marrow is likely diseased and not
producing them properly.  On top of that, according to the written
interpretation at the bottom, the red blood cells and platelets that do
exist are all showing signs of immaturity- this means that they are not
sticking around in the bone marrow long enough to mature completely
because something (ie the leukemia that is pumping out cells) is taking
up space in the bone marrow. Besides the changes in her CBC, some other 
parameters also point
towards this diagnosis:  her calcium level is elevated which is often
seen in association with cancer and her CPK is high which might
indicate muscle wasting.  Muscle wasting is often also seen with
cancer.

I thought yesterday was hard (choosing to end Pixie's suffering  helping her 
cross over) but today is even worse. Waking up with
no Pixie at the foot of the bed, no Pixie meowing for her tuna, no
Pixie
scampering down the stairs. Seeing her things everywhere -- food
bowls, toys, blankets, cat grass, scratching mats, the armchair she shredded, a 
brush full of orange
fur -- is devastating. HOW can I possibly live here without her?



Pixie was born in South Philadelphia in spring 2005, rescued from the
streets during a snowstorm in February 2006, and came into my life in
March 2006. She was a feisty little champ like Rocky. Pixie became a
Dutch cat in August 2006 when we moved to the Netherlands (her
permanent  final home), flying Northwest so I could bring her in
the cabin, tucking her carrier under the seat in front of me, and carrying a
pop-up make-shift litterbox, food, water, vet documents, and Rescue
Remedy. 

She was the perfect companion.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Zuckerman has crossed

2009-05-12 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Oh Amy, I'm so sorry. It is so so hard to lose one baby, but to lose six in 9 
months---I'm so sorry for all the heartbreak you've been suffering for so long. 
 Zuckerman's life was far too short like so many of our kitts, but at least he 
spent it with you and was loved and cared for right to the end. I love your 
description of him and his favorite things to do-- he sure was a lovable 
character, wasn't he, who knew how to live and have fun.  What a sweetie. Rest 
in peace, Zuckerman.
big hugs,
Kerry M.




From: Amy Dalgliesh ajdalgli...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 4:58:34 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Zuckerman has crossed

My Zman lost his fight today.  He is my 6th in the past 9 months.  I know that 
it is to be expected when you take in sickly street kids, but it doesn't help 
with the pain of losing any one of these wonderful creatures.  .
 
Zuckerman was a 2 week old kitten with a horrible URI when I found him.  He 
quickly became a momma's boy, going to work with me during the day and holding 
paws through the carrier door at night.
 
Once old enough to graduate from the carrier, he became quite the snuggler, 
curling up at my neck during the night.  He loved to suckle earlobes and would 
launch himself off a piece of furniture onto any unsuspecting person who 
happened by in order to attach himself to one.  I told him that he would have 
to stop because we couldn't have a 12 pound adult catapulting himself onto 
everyone.  Guess I don't have to worry about that now, he was only 8 months old 
and less than 4 pounds at the end..  
 
We were holding paws when he left.
 
It's been said before by all of us and unfortunately I know it will be said 
many more times, but I hate this freaking disease.


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Charlotte to the CLS

2009-05-06 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry, Laura.  I'm so glad you were able to be with Charlotte and 
comfort her, so that she passed secure in the knowledge she was a much-loved 
kitty.
hugs, Kerry




From: Laura Mostello hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:51:19 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please add Charlotte to the CLS


Charlotte has just passed away.
I came home from work, went into her room and she was lying on her side, crying 
and breathing heavily. I ran and let my dogs out, came back to her and held her 
for what turned out to be about 4 hours. She gradually slowed down, but was 
responding to my voice for quite a while. Eventually that stopped and I knew 
she was probably unconscious. She passed at the stroke of midnight, and I know 
it sounds crazy, but I immediately felt so calm - I can only explain it by 
saying that as soon as she died I physically felt her suffering end. It was so 
strange. I am sitting here crying as I write this even though I know it's 
better and she won't be in pain any more. But she'd been doing so well and 
eating like a pig. Just this morning she was stuffing her face with chicken. So 
I thought that maybe I could have her with me for just a while longer, and just 
maybe she'd be one who survived despite the odds. Guess I was wrong. I hate 
this disease.
Thanks everyone for all your help.
Laura

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Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ kitty is sick

2009-05-06 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Sending good healing wishes for little Laurabless you for giving her a 
loving home.
Kerry




From: Laura B laurai...@yahoo.com
To: felvt...@felineleukemia felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 5:33:16 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ kitty is sick

My Positive blind girl is sick, I have had her for just a year now and this is 
the first time she's been ill.  I had my neighbor take her to my vet yesterday 
and she had a fever of 104.9, she's also not eating much and VERY lethargic.  
I'm very worried.  
 
I adopted Laura (she was named after me by my vets staff, long story) because 
she was living at the vets, was blind and being tormented by another cat.  I 
had her tested when I brought her home and found out she was pos, she came from 
a colony that had alot of pos's, so I think she'd been pos since a kitten, just 
didn't show on her first snap test.  Anyway, at that time we found out the cat 
that was bullying her was also pos, he recently passed away.
 
Laura will be three next month, I've read that many kitties don't live more 
than 2-3 years after diagnosis.. Vet drew blood yesterday so today we should 
get those results back...please keep a good thought it's not something dire.
 
Laura


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] I'm new here...

2009-04-23 Thread Kerry MacKenzie

Dear all
Just been reading the most recent postswhere Imulan is  
mentioned, is it shorthand for LCTI ---Imulan's product?

I just want to be clear -- I only just heard of this product.
Thanks, Kerry
On 23/04/2009, at 5:55 PM, Jane Lyons wrote:


Hi Karen
I would be interested ( as would everyone on this list) in knowing  
about the success you have had in treating Felv. Are you  
representing or connected in anyway with Immulan ?


Thanks
Jane
On Apr 23, 2009, at 6:32 PM, Karen Griffith wrote:


Judy,

Sorry to hear about your Wilson's test results.  You will receive  
much good advise from the members here.  I am an Animal Scientist/ 
Animal Nutritionist from Ohio State University.  Feel free to call  
me at 740-992-5782.  I have had much success with FELV+ kitties  
and can speak with you personally and fill you in on what I have  
found to be the best protocol / support / treatment options.   
(This offer also goes to anyone on the list that would like some  
help.  For those wondering about the Immulan, I have one client  
using it with additional treatments with success.  Did not have  
the luck she had hoped for with it alone.)


Looking forward to speaking with you.  The best time to reach me  
is after 9 pm EST.


Karen Griffith

- Original Message - From: Judy Eaton jude...@yahoo.com
To: Feline leukemia felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 5:57 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] I'm new here...


This is my introductory note to you guys. I am Judy Eaton and  
live in Richland, Oregon, a tiny, remote farming community. I am  
a lifelong animal lover, especially of cats, and have owned many.  
Currently, I have an 11 month old grey tabby, Wilson Combat, who  
is fel leuk positive. I found out about the diagnosis when I had  
him neutered at 5 months, and last weekend had him checked again,  
due to lethargy, no appetite, and third eyelid over one eye. He  
is still positive. His blood was checked, and actually his count  
was pretty good. However, he still isn't eating, and just moping  
around.


I have offered him every kitty treat I can think of( cooked  
chicken, hamburger, tuna), with no luck. He purrs, and looks  
good,no vomiting or diarrhea, but the anorexia has to lead to  
major weight loss. Do these cats get better and then worse in  
cycles? I would suspect that. I am an RN and have had comparable  
experiences with people with devastating diagnoses, and guessed  
that this cat's case may be similar. I am so sad about all this,  
and I guess I just need some support!


We are letting him go outside. He has his own kitty door...We are  
very isolated, and my husband and I want him to be as happy as he  
can be. I know the risks.


Thanks!




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[Felvtalk] Immulin

2009-04-22 Thread Kerry MacKenzie

Dear all,
Does anyone have any experience in treating FeLV kitts with Immulin?
My FelV foster's new forever mom just sent me the email extract below  
from her ex (who also adopts FeLV kitts). She is looking for any info  
on Immulin. I wonder if it's akin to Immuno Regulin, or even IR  
itself, re-packaged for cats (as opposed to dogs and horses)?
I wonder about this guy being taken for a ride---even  
unintentionally--by his vet, as it sounds pricy.

I've been trying to research on the web with no success.

I've also been unable to dig up any more info on Immuno Regulin other  
than what I already read several years ago--mainly 2 articles by vets  
supporting use of IR by Dr Mike Lies, and Dr Karen Thomas, respectively.


Immulin - appears to be a scientific breakthrough that I am  
excited about.  Results have been incredible.  Its a boost to the  
immune system that in many cases has helped them to beat their  
diseases. The only issue is cost.  It is a very expensive and  
intensive program.  I am also uncertain about the stress of making  
him go to the vet so often and taking the shots themselves.  Doctor  
thinks pros outway cons by far, I am a little less convinced of that  
but still excited about the possibilities here.


Any info on Immulin, or  (more up to date) info on IR would be very  
welcome.  Incidentally, one Google result showed an email from a guy  
that said Dr Karen Thomas' experiences were available on Jim's  
website. He may mean this website -- James's -- but I've never seen  
anything from a Dr Karen Thomas here??


Hugs to all and good health wishes to all your kitts,
Kerry M.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Immulin

2009-04-22 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks v much Jane--do you happen to know the name of the other  
group? I'm not familiar with it.

Kerry

On 22/04/2009, at 4:44 PM, Jane Lyons wrote:


Hi Kerry
I think that MC and Lance know something about it. If you go to the  
other Felv group, Sheila Smith's
husband is a vet in Austin,Tx and he has been giving it to his Felv  
cats for quite a while. He was available
to talk to vets who were interested in using it. She would be able  
to update you on the results he has had with it.


My vet was turned off by Immulan's website. Apparently the company  
had been sold recently and the original
clinical trials were discontinued and the current owners were not  
forthcoming with information. My vet was
not interested in working with them, and I dropped it because MeMe  
was doing well with Interferon. I wish I had
more information to share, but if you track down Sheila Smith, you  
should get some current information.


Jane
On Apr 22, 2009, at 4:48 PM, Kerry MacKenzie wrote:


Dear all,
Does anyone have any experience in treating FeLV kitts with Immulin?
My FelV foster's new forever mom just sent me the email extract  
below from her ex (who also adopts FeLV kitts). She is looking for  
any info on Immulin. I wonder if it's akin to Immuno Regulin, or  
even IR itself, re-packaged for cats (as opposed to dogs and horses)?
I wonder about this guy being taken for a ride---even  
unintentionally--by his vet, as it sounds pricy.

I've been trying to research on the web with no success.

I've also been unable to dig up any more info on Immuno Regulin  
other than what I already read several years ago--mainly 2  
articles by vets supporting use of IR by Dr Mike Lies, and Dr  
Karen Thomas, respectively.


Immulin - appears to be a scientific breakthrough that I am  
excited about.  Results have been incredible.  Its a boost to the  
immune system that in many cases has helped them to beat their  
diseases. The only issue is cost.  It is a very expensive and  
intensive program.  I am also uncertain about the stress of making  
him go to the vet so often and taking the shots themselves.   
Doctor thinks pros outway cons by far, I am a little less  
convinced of that but still excited about the possibilities here.


Any info on Immulin, or  (more up to date) info on IR would be  
very welcome.  Incidentally, one Google result showed an email  
from a guy that said Dr Karen Thomas' experiences were available  
on Jim's website. He may mean this website -- James's -- but  
I've never seen anything from a Dr Karen Thomas here??


Hugs to all and good health wishes to all your kitts,
Kerry M.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Immulin

2009-04-22 Thread Kerry MacKenzie

Thanks v much Gary. Have fwded on your info.
Kerry
On 22/04/2009, at 4:55 PM, gary wrote:

I believe you are talking about a product called LTCI that is made  
by a
company called Imulan their website is http://imulan.com  The  
product is not
related to IR.  Some people have had very good success with LTCI  
and some
have not.  I don't believe there is any information about its  
effectiveness
when used on asymptomatic cats and I would find it far too  
expensive to use
as a simple immune booster.  Assuming I had the money, I might give  
it a try

for a symptomatic cat where you can tell if there is an improvement.

Gary

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kerry  
MacKenzie

Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 3:48 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Immulin

Dear all,
Does anyone have any experience in treating FeLV kitts with Immulin?
My FelV foster's new forever mom just sent me the email extract below
from her ex (who also adopts FeLV kitts). She is looking for any info
on Immulin. I wonder if it's akin to Immuno Regulin, or even IR
itself, re-packaged for cats (as opposed to dogs and horses)?
I wonder about this guy being taken for a ride---even
unintentionally--by his vet, as it sounds pricy.
I've been trying to research on the web with no success.

I've also been unable to dig up any more info on Immuno Regulin other
than what I already read several years ago--mainly 2 articles by vets
supporting use of IR by Dr Mike Lies, and Dr Karen Thomas,  
respectively.



Immulin - appears to be a scientific breakthrough that I am

excited about.  Results have been incredible.  Its a boost to the
immune system that in many cases has helped them to beat their
diseases. The only issue is cost.  It is a very expensive and
intensive program.  I am also uncertain about the stress of making
him go to the vet so often and taking the shots themselves.  Doctor
thinks pros outway cons by far, I am a little less convinced of that
but still excited about the possibilities here.

Any info on Immulin, or  (more up to date) info on IR would be very
welcome.  Incidentally, one Google result showed an email from a guy
that said Dr Karen Thomas' experiences were available on Jim's
website. He may mean this website -- James's -- but I've never seen
anything from a Dr Karen Thomas here??

Hugs to all and good health wishes to all your kitts,
Kerry M.





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Re: [Felvtalk] Immulin

2009-04-22 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Thanks Hiromiand I'm so glad to hear Puma is doing so well!
Long may Puma have good health.
I'll fwd your email to Lea.
Kerry
On 22/04/2009, at 6:03 PM, Hiromi Page wrote:



I brought my cat (Puma) to a new vet for his bladder infection in  
Jan 2009.


I was then told that



1. Puma is FeLV+

2. Puma has severe anemia

3. Puma's kidney/Liver are failing (The vet said that based on  
Puma's blood test results)




I put Puma on the LTCI treatment, and he finished 6th shots so far.

The vet did another blood test 2weeks after his 6th shots, and the  
vet told me that




1. Puma is FeLV- this time (it's ELISA, so we will test him again)

2. Puma doesn't have anemia any more

3. All the values for the blood test came back as normal



I don't quite believe that this treatment cures FeLV...my stance is  
that if it works, great! if not, it's OK.


But I'm very happy that it helped Puma's anemia - he is not  
suffering from it any more!


I'm planning on 3 more monthly shots for Puma as maintenance/follow- 
up (?).


Hope this helps.



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Re: [Felvtalk] Petey

2009-04-22 Thread Kerry MacKenzie

Thank you Tonya. I'll be passing on your condolences to Lea too.
Hope you and yours are well,
Kerry
On 22/04/2009, at 6:21 PM, catatonya wrote:


Kerry,

My internet has been down.  I'm so sorry to read about Petey.
tonya

--- On Thu, 4/16/09, Kerry MacKenzie kerrymacken...@ymail.com wrote:


From: Kerry MacKenzie kerrymacken...@ymail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Petey
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 5:44 PM


You're so right.
Thanks Lorrie.




From: Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:17:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Petey

I'm so sorry about Petey.  These losses are so hard on us,
and it never gets any easier no matter how many times we
go thru it.

Lorrie







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[Felvtalk] Petey

2009-04-16 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I just got the very sad news that Petey was put to sleep this morning.
I want to thank everyone for their feedback and support yesterday. 
Petey's mom is also the new mom of my former foster FeLV Daisy. I'll be 
(gently) encouraging her to join the list. I didn't know Petey was even ill 
until yesterday, and I think she and Petey would have benefited enormously from 
being part of this wonderful group.
Good wishes as always to all of you and your furbabes.
Kerry M.


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Petey

2009-04-16 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
You're so right.
Thanks Lorrie.




From: Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:17:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Petey

I'm so sorry about Petey.  These losses are so hard on us,
and it never gets any easier no matter how many times we 
go thru it.  

Lorrie

 On 04-16, Kerry MacKenzie wrote: I just got the very sad news that
 Petey was put to sleep this morning. I want to thank everyone for
 their feedback and support yesterday.  Petey's mom is also the new
 mom of my former foster FeLV Daisy. I'll be (gently) encouraging
 her to join the list. I didn't know Petey was even ill until
 yesterday, and I think she and Petey would have benefited
 enormously from being part of this wonderful group. Good wishes as
 always to all of you and your furbabes. Kerry M.
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Petey

2009-04-16 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks Diane.




From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Petey

Oh, darn it.  Condolences to Petey's mom, and gentlest of Bridge vibes to
Petey.

Diane R. 

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Kerry MacKenzie
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:57 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Petey

I just got the very sad news that Petey was put to sleep this morning.
I want to thank everyone for their feedback and support yesterday. 
Petey's mom is also the new mom of my former foster FeLV Daisy. I'll be
(gently) encouraging her to join the list. I didn't know Petey was even ill
until yesterday, and I think she and Petey would have benefited enormously
from being part of this wonderful group.
Good wishes as always to all of you and your furbabes.
Kerry M.


  
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[Felvtalk] Petey isn't eating and x-rays have found nothing

2009-04-15 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Dear all, would welcome your input very much--any ideas you may have on what's 
wrong with Petey.
Background: My FeLV foster kitten Daisy recently went to her (lovely) new 
forever home. Her companion, also positive, is Petey.. He's 7, and he's the 
sweetest cat you ever met. He welcomed Daisy (I've seen them together a few 
times) and they get on great. 
~~I just heard the bad news from Lisa (one of Daisy's original rescuers) that 
Petey is sick. 
He has *stopped eating*, and it's obvious the emergency vet didn't find the 
problem. 
See Lisa's 2 emails below outlining symptoms and xray results---wd very much 
appreciate your thoughts/opinions as to what might be at the root of Petey's 
lack of appetite, drooling and hard breathing. I'll pass them asap to Lea 
(Petey's mom) and Lisa. 
many thanks---Kerry M.

(1st email) Subject: Petey 

Please send good thoughts to Petey today…Lea called last night at 9PM to ask 
for my advice because he didn’t seem well; his appetite had been bad since 
Monday and he was drooling and breathing hard.  I told her to head to CVES 
right away.  She called about 10:30 to let me know they were going to take some 
X-rays and keep him overnight for observation, then off to Family Pet this 
morning.  Let’s all cross our fingers that it’s nothing serious…


(2nd email) Subject: Petey update

I just talked to Lea.  The x-rays last night did not show any problems; heart
looked normal, lungs looked normal, kidneys, liver, bowel, etc., all
fine.  His heart and lungs sounded fine.  The vet said his gums were
pale but obviously they didn't have any of his previous records to
compare with so they are not sure if the gums are paler than they
normally are.

She ended up taking him back home with her versus leaving him there and
they are going in to Family Pet at 11AM this morning.  He slept with her
last night, soundly, but again this morning did not want any food.

I will send another update as soon as I hear more...


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Petey isn't eating and x-rays have found nothing

2009-04-15 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
thanks Sidney, good point---I imagine the emergency clinic wd have had to wait 
for bloodwork results and so presumably the regular vet will do that this 
morning. Will ask abt CBC and see what it says.




From: souther...@aol.com souther...@aol.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:40:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Petey isn't eating and x-rays have found nothing

HAS anyone done a CBC?  I'm wondering if his red blood cell count is down, 
which might account for the shortness of breath since they carry oxygen.  
Pale gums can be a sign of low red blood cells.

I'm not a vet, I've just got a dog with low red and white cells from a tick 
borne disease.

Sidney


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Re: [Felvtalk] Petey isn't eating and x-rays have found nothing

2009-04-15 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks Belinda.

I just received the latest on Petey, see below. Will keep you all posted.

Kerry


Petey is at Family Pet – they’ll do a full blood work-up and probably give him 
some fluids.  The Dr. didn’t seem too optimistic.  She thinks his heart murmur 
is recent – the emergency vet last night heard it and I told him I thought he’d 
always had that, but the FP vet didn’t have that in any of her notes from her 
previous times with him.  She also thinks his gums are too pale, even for a 
FeLeuk cat.  She looked at his x-rays and thought his small intestine looked 
abnormal and will have other vets give their opinion.
 
She has a few preliminary ideas  - anemia, which could also have something to 
do with his heart murmur; a gastro-intestinal issue; or, worst case scenario, 
lymphoma – and I think she mentionedstomach cancer.  Hopefully they will be 
able to rule out or find out more with the blood work.  I’m hoping to hear from 
her within the hour to discuss the results and our options.  She didn’t sound 
very optimistic about any of it.  She thought he was quite sick and was very 
concerned about his heavy breathing during his visit.
 
Will let you know what I find out..




From: Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 12:23:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Petey isn't eating and x-rays have found nothing

   Hi Kerry,
  What's his HCT, anemia will cause these types of symptoms.

-- 
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[Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-09 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Dear all,
Just received this from my vet's clinic. My first instinct is no, but I 
would welcome your thoughts on the necessity for all-year-round Revolution? 
Thanks!
Kerry M.
 
Feline Heartworm Update:
   
 
 
 
Dear Pet Owner, 
   April 2009
 
A new study from Auburn University has indicated that heartworm disease in cats 
is a far bigger issue than previously thought.  Cats can get heartworm 
infection through the simple bite of an infected mosquito.  Studies have shown: 
Indoor cats are just as susceptible to infection when mosquitoes enter our home.
 
Once bitten, immature heartworms are transmitted and the heartworm lifecycle 
begins.  The larval worms then start their journey through the body, ultimately 
affecting the heart, blood vessels and lungs.
 
A cat's body is designed to respond and kill foreign invaders, including 
heartworm larvae before they develop into adults.  As the cat's body responds, 
the intense inflammatory reaction causes severe damage to the lung tissue. This 
disease state is clinically recognized as Heartworm Associated Respiratory 
Disease or H.A.R.D.  Once this damage to the lung tissue occurs, it is not 
reversible and there is no treatment to remove the adult heartworms from a cat.
 
With this new information we are now recommending ALL CATS be put on Revolution 
year round.  Revolution is a broad spectrum parasiticide that in addition to 
preventing heartworm also prevents intestinal parasites, ear mites and fleas.
 
Please contact us if you would like to discuss prevention for your cat.  
 
Sincerely,
 
The Doctors and Staff at Roscoe Village Animal Hospital  


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?

2009-04-09 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks Debbie!





From: Debbie Harrison dlh1...@hotmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, April 9, 2009 12:31:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?


Kerry, when I was MUCH younger, vets would tell you that cats couldn't get 
heartworms...but I have seen for myself that it is possible.  I have not used 
Revolution, but the spay/neuter clinic routinely uses it for every animal they 
put under for sedation.

I do keep my cats on Frontline and Advantage...wouldn't that kill any mosquito 
borne parasite as well?  Curious kittens arecurious.

Debbie (COL)
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 Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 09:41:21 -0700
 From: kerrymacken...@ymail.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?
 
 Dear all,
 Just received this from my vet's clinic. My first instinct is no, but I 
 would welcome your thoughts on the necessity for all-year-round Revolution? 
 Thanks!
 Kerry M.
  
 Feline Heartworm Update:
 
      
                                                                               
                           
 Dear Pet Owner,                                                               
                              April 2009
  
 A new study from Auburn University has indicated that heartworm disease in 
 cats is a far bigger issue than previously thought.  Cats can get heartworm 
 infection through the simple bite of an infected mosquito.  Studies have 
 shown: Indoor cats are just as susceptible to infection when mosquitoes enter 
 our home.
  
 Once bitten, immature heartworms are transmitted and the heartworm lifecycle 
 begins.  The larval worms then start their journey through the body, 
 ultimately affecting the heart, blood vessels and lungs.
  
 A cat's body is designed to respond and kill foreign invaders, including 
 heartworm larvae before they develop into adults.  As the cat's body 
 responds, the intense inflammatory reaction causes severe damage to the lung 
 tissue. This disease state is clinically recognized as Heartworm Associated 
 Respiratory Disease or H.A.R.D.  Once this damage to the lung tissue occurs, 
 it is not reversible and there is no treatment to remove the adult heartworms 
 from a cat.
  
 With this new information we are now recommending ALL CATS be put on 
 Revolution year round.  Revolution is a broad spectrum parasiticide that in 
 addition to preventing heartworm also prevents intestinal parasites, ear 
 mites and fleas.
  
 Please contact us if you would like to discuss prevention for your cat.  
  
 Sincerely,
  
 The Doctors and Staff at Roscoe Village Animal Hospital 
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Jazzman and Oscar

2009-02-15 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Sending prayers and positive healing wishes for your sweet boys Jazz and Oscar, 
Sherry. You're all in my thoughts,
hugs, Kerry




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 5:53:37 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Jazzman and Oscar

I am pleading for a major prayer request for these two wonderful Sids boys.Jazz 
I fear is not going to pull through and Oscar is  under the weather too.Thanks 
so much.
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] Valentino Please add to the CLS :(

2009-02-14 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry, Sherry. Valentino does sound a real lover boy. (How strange that 
he should pass away right before Valentine's day.) I'm glad that he was so 
loved and cared for, especially as his health deteriorated. You're an angel for 
all you do for our furbabes in need, Sherry.
Happy Valentines Day.
Kerry M.




From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 7:34:05 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Valentino  Please add to the CLS :(

We lost another one of our special Sids kids yesterday.Valentino was a BIG 
sweet loverboy who ALWAYS had a purr for us (and happy farts).He ended up blind 
about a month ago and was doing pretty good,but the virus took over and he just 
could not take anymore. May he enjoy all the kitty treats he can now.
Sherry


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than our own,
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We still would have it no other way


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murdoch Please add him to the CLS :(

2008-12-30 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
I'm so sorry, Sherry. Murdoch sounds like he was a particularly lovable little 
soul. I'm glad he knew you. I'm sending prayers for Stryker, with hopes that he 
turns around.
hugs, Kerry M.





From: Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com
To: Felvtalk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 6:59:01 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murdoch Please add him to the CLS :(

Well I'm sure you all remember me asking for prayes for this sweet guy.He 
quickly went down hill and Dr. Jen had to let him go tonight.He was a rough 
looking orange fluffy guy with a crumpled ear.But the cutest little face to 
love.
Also could you say a little prayer for Stryker? He is at the clinic and not 
doing so well.Thank you all for being here.
Sherry
 


 
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Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA IFA

2008-11-23 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks so, so much MC. Really really appreciate your feedback.VERY interesting 
about the serum business. I guess this will be the next stage for Daisy. I'll 
keep you and the list posted.
Kerry




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Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 8:09:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ELISA  IFA

okay, well, no one really wants to hear THIS one, but yes, using serum makes
the odds that an ELISA is accurate MUCH MUCH higher. in fact, as recently as
last november, a famous felv researcher (intials np) stated in a private
note to someone other than myself that an ELISA done on whole blood is
essentially useless. gee, great, this is at the same time that other
professionals' are trying to assure us that standard,
done-at-the-vet's-office ELISA's (almost ALWAYS done with whole blood) are
highly accurate. i just found out about this about a month ago, and still
haven't digested it and what it means when the real experts (as opposed to
those who just have chosen ignorance) can't agree.

as for the confusion over the IFA being done at the same time as an ELISA,
you're right and wrong, kerry--if it's the FIRST testing, and there has been
no time for the virus to have worked itself out of kitty's system, then yes,
the results will often be the same, based on the same antigenic response.
however, after exposure time has been factored in, the IFA is considered the
confirmatory test. so if you do an ELISA and get a positive, but do a
negative IFA at the same time, cat is considered negative. if you do an
ELISA and get a positive and get a positive IFA at the same time, cat is
considered iffy and still could be testing due to exposure. if you RETEST
and get another positive IFA (most vets don't actually bother doing more
than one ELISA, actually, going straight to the IFA after the first ELISA if
its positive), and more than 120 days from last possible exposure has
occurred, then kitty is considered positive.

the whole, occult thing is something that i don't particularly think has
been proven yet--using that as a theory, it means that ANY CAT THAT HAS EVER
BEEN OUTDOORS OR POSSIBLY EXPOSED TO A POSITIVE CAT CAN SUDDENLY become
positive--and we know that doesn't happen. look at the merck--even it says
that 70% of adult healthy cats don't stay positive--i think that's a
hold-over hypothesis from when it wasn't understood that a NEGATIVE test
doesn' mean anything, either, really--that every cat that could have been
exposed needs to be retested after 120 days, so that the true occult
infection time is really the same EXPOSURE time that is involved both in
incubatoin and processing the virus out of the system. the hypothesis of
carriers and hidden, untestable populations made sense back when little was
known, but there is too much evidence for mixed households, and feral
colonies with stable FeLV populations--with little evidence that cats who
suddenly test positive were ever truly negative--remember that all my cats
were originally exposed by a beautiful tortie who most decidedly tested
negative at the shelter before she came home--and died fully positive a
little over a year later. none of the very young, nor the older, frail cats
in the house ever turned positive. (anny and mysti were 3 months old
when brownee moved in, they're going on nine now, so i guess they COULD be
harboring it occultly..)

um, what was the question again?


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Re: o/t anyone know the best deal for Feliway

2006-09-19 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thank you Kiley ,and everyone else who replied. I'll be offline for 2 weeks
now but will be thinking of all your kitties and sending healing vibes and
prayers for those that are sick.
till later, you wonderful people,
Love y'all, take care--
Kerry

- Original Message -
From: Kiley Dozier-Bosanko [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: o/t anyone know the best deal for Feliway


 I've had great luck with the diffuser, but I've never tried the spray.
Mio
 used to pee on my bed if I was out of the house for more than 12 hours,
poor
 girl.  I bought the diffuser and plugged it in next to my bed, we have
been
 accident free since February.


 From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: o/t anyone know the best deal for Feliway
 Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 16:46:11 -0500

 I've had no luck with the diffuser and know several people who haven't
 either.  Is it working for you?






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- Original Message -
From: Barb Moermond
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 1:58 PM
Subject: RE: o/t anyone know the best deal for Feliway


here's an even better deal



http://www.petsnmore.com/home.asp?searchstr=feliwayGCID=S16135x002keyword=
feliway%20diffuser

This one is the lowest I've found for the 6 pack of refills


MacKenzie, Kerry N. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Thanks Barb!
  -Original Message-
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 [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Barb Moermond
  Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 1:51 PM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: o/t anyone know the best deal for Feliway


  check this out:)

  http://www.entirelypets.com/6pakfedire48.html


  MacKenzie, Kerry N. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Hi all
I need to buy a bunch of Feliway. If anyone knows of a good source
pricewise, I'd appreciate it.
Thanks!
Kerry M.

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Re: Patty

2006-09-10 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



As far as I know, no one has heard for quite some time. I wish too that we 
had some way to find out how she is doing, and pray that she's recovering. 
Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 10:12 
  PM
  Subject: Patty 
  
  Can anyone tell me how Patty is doing? I pray that she is on the road to 
  recovery. 
  
  Sheila


Re: advice re sedation for kitten on long trip

2006-08-27 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Thanks Phaewryn--much appreciated, 
I'll passthis on to her.
Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 11:46 
  PM
  Subject: Re: advice re sedation for 
  kitten on long trip
  
  DON'T do it, period. Provide a kennel big enough to 
  put a litter box in with the kitten (do NOT use clumping litter), and just let 
  him work it out. Sedation makes them carsick, and has side effects. It's not 
  in any way helpful, unless you have a cat that really freaks out and 
  hyperventilates and tries to kill himself, sedation is just not required or 
  recommended.
  Phaewryn
  
  Please adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!! http://ucat.us/adopt.html Low cost 
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  Friend, and LOTS more!It doesn't cost you a single penny more, and it 
  makes so much difference to a sick cat in need!
  
  

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Re: advice re sedation for kitten on long trip

2006-08-27 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Thanks Hideyo and Marylyn, appreciate it, have passed on the 
info to her. Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Marylyn 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 3:36 
  AM
  Subject: Re: advice re sedation for 
  kitten on long trip
  
  One of the holistic vets I know recommends a very 
  concentrated catnip spray too. I got something similar to what she uses 
  at one of the PetsMarts. The combination of rr and catnip works better 
  than either alone. 
  
  
  
  
  
  
   
  If you have men who will exclude any of God's 
  creatures 
  from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who 
   
  will deal likewise with their fellow 
  man. 
  St. Francis
  
- Original Message - 
From: 
Hideyo Yamamoto 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 

Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 11:28 
PM
Subject: RE: advice re sedation for 
kitten on long trip


Theyact very 
differentlyincidividually,, some kitties really freak out with drug.. my 
recommendation is not to use any, but give some rescue remedy 
instead.





From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kerry 
MacKenzieSent: Friday, 
August 25, 2006 7:32 PMTo: 
felvtalk@felineleukemia.orgSubject: advice re sedation for kitten 
on long trip


Hi all

I don't know 
if this will go thru because I'm having a lot of problems. But I have to 
try, as someone I know is driving in the next couple of days from Chicago to 
NY City and asked my advice about sedating her kitten for the trip. I 
believe the kitten is 5 months old, and certainly under a year. I've never 
used any sort of sedation and said i wd ask you wonderful guys. I believe 
Benadryl was mentioned recently on the list?Any advice much 
appreciated!

Kerry



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advice re sedation for kitten on long trip

2006-08-25 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Hi 
all
I don't know 
if this will go thru because I'm having a lot of problems. But I have to try, as 
someone I know is driving in the next couple of days from Chicago to NY City and 
asked my advice about sedating her kitten for the trip. I believe the kitten is 
5 months old, and certainly under a year. I've never used any sort of sedation 
and said i wd ask you wonderful guys. I believe Benadryl was mentioned recently 
on the list?Any advice much appreciated!
Kerry


test email

2006-08-17 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



(My email is not getting thru)

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Nina 
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org ; [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:45 
  AM
  Subject: Re: just need to vent about my 
  feral feluk
  (sorry if this shows up twice, post wasn't going through this 
  morning)Jeni,What happened with the cat that was trapped in your 
  wall? I was reading some stuff in the files of my feral list and I came 
  across this advice for your situation. I hope you don't need it at this 
  point. Please give us an update.NinaOne way to get cats out of a crawlspace is to cover the hole with 
hardware cloth (wire mesh 1/4-1/2 inch holes) and cut a flap in it. 
Pull it out a tiny bit toward you...just enough so that a cat trapped 
inside will push against it and get out. The cat/kitten pushes out. 
But, when they come back, the rigid wire doesn't push IN to the 
crawlspace (it gets hung up on itself since you started it in one 
direction) and the cat can't get back in.

You can also buy a one way door from Tomahawk (lets animals out but 
not back in but it sounds like time is of essence, here. A one-way 
door looks like a cage trap end, with a door that pushes open. You 
put one end against the hole, and the cat pushes out the other.
With cats it is important to cover the sides of the one-way door the 
same way you would a trap, so that the cat, in the darkness of the 
cellar, sees the light at the end of the device (the door it has to 
push through) and doesn't spend a lot of time trying to get out the 
wire at the sides (just like you see a cat do when it's stuck in a 
trap).

If you use hardware cloth it is important to make the flap small (less 
than six inches by six inches, and pull it out only a little. Don't 
bend it a lot or it will be floppy enough for the cat to pull down 
and go back inside. I usually cut the wire so the flap points up (does 
this make any sense at all?) Like an upside down cat door.
JENI RECA wrote:
  

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the encouragement, kind words and 
of course advice. We are borrowing a trap from a friend, plan on 
trapping her and just getting her back in the house. Unfortuantely we 
do not have an extra room to keep her in. We have one bedroom an open 
floor area with the kitchen and livingroom and the down stairs is all 
opened. I plan on making her a small comfortable area under our stair 
area where she can hide better in and maybe won't want to go back into the 
wall. Thank you again, this list and the people on it are great and 
it's nice to be able to turn to in need.
Thank you
Jeni


Re: Testing your account

2006-07-26 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks James---I just logged on again and got 90 emails all at once, which
includes all the mail from Monday eve, Tuesday and today! So looks like
normal service is resumed, whew!
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly,
Best, Kerry



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From: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 11:27 PM
Subject: Testing your account


 Hi Kerry, everything looks OK on this end for your home account. So, I'm
sending
 you a note from the felineleukemia.org mail site to see if MSN is blocking
our
 domain for some reason (long story). Please let me know if you get this
message
 at my regular address: [EMAIL PROTECTED]  If this message comes
through, then
 maybe your spam filter is catching list mail inadvertantly? Well, let's go
from
 here to find out. Best wishes to you and yours.





Re: Patti could use your prayers

2006-07-19 Thread Kerry MacKenzie




Patti dearest, just want to let you know i sent you an email off-list last 
night, and will add another little off-list one tonight. (Nina let me know later 
that you don't necessarily see all your off-list email, so thought I'd better 
mention it.)
I'm even sorrier now to hear that allthis terrible stuff happened--as 
Nina told me last night--over 2 months ago, on May 15. Two months ago! You 
poor darling. I just hate the idea of you going through all that awfulness and 
none of us knowing and being able to lend our support.
I wish we all lived physically nearer you (and each other)!
much love and big hugs to you, dear Patti,
Kerryx


Re: I killed Grayson

2006-07-19 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Tonya dearest, someone else said it already I think, but from 
everything I know about you from our beloved list, the only thing you personally 
could ever smother a cat with is pure unadulterated love. I could imagine many 
of us including myself reacting in grief the way you are doing---totally beating 
yourself up--but it's simply not justified. You are the best friend a little 
soul like Grayson could ever have. You are the best. I'm glad Grayson found you, 
and knew what it was to be loved in his short life, and I wish there were more 
like you in this world. much love and big hugs to you, dear Tonya. 
Kerry.

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  catatonya 
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 4:58 
AM
  Subject: I killed Grayson
  
  I just woke and Grayson was dead. I think I smothered him. I 
  think 2:30 was the last time he woke me up to be fed. I had him up by my 
  neck but remember finding him sleeping down next to me at one point and moving 
  him back up. I guess it didn't cross my mind at the time that he should 
  have been screaming for food at that point. I just moved him back up 
  higher on the bed and covered him in his little towel and fell back 
  asleep. When I woke again I wondered why he hadn't cried yet or moved 
  over to my neck. He was dead because I had killed him. 
  
  tonya


Re: (no subject)

2006-06-25 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



According to my vet--who I trust and respect--there has been a 
significant increase in diabetes and overweightin cats over the past few 
years. This is apparently attributed to the high carb content ofdry food. 

WhenI got my first cat 10 years ago I recall being 
advised to switch to dry food, even thomy catswere happy with their 
wet food. I dutifully changed to dry.
Now the thinking is totally changed,and wet is 
better,not least because ofits high water content that helps prevent 
dehydration.. 
Wish I'd never switched to dry. I give mine both, because they 
lost weight when I cut down on dry and increased the wet. They wdn't eat the 
wet. 
Even now, I open no bigger than a 5oz can twice a day, between 
5 cats. More often than not, much of it remains uneaten. They're quite addicted 
to the dry.
Very frustrating (and wasteful)!
Kerry


- Original Message - 

  From: 
  gwork 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2006 3:54 PM
  Subject: (no subject)
  
  I just recorded my Spaz story 
  yesterday, and it has reminded me of a few things. I was wondering how 
  common diabetes is in cats, and if any of you have experiences with it? 
  I do not have any, but I would like to try to learn something ahead of time 
  just in case. Hopefully, I will get the overweight ones to lose some 
  weight with the new diet. I know a fair amount about human diabetes, 
  since my husband is diabetic, but that could be different.
  
  Also, since the last go-around with 
  anemia, when I would try to open the windows/doors, always Spaz would begin 
  sneezing, etc., as if having allergies. So Ithought it 
  betterto stop this so as not to stress her immune system. Now, 
  with the knowledge of these supplements, that may change, but I was wondering 
  if anyone else has had anything like this happen?
  
  Krishttp://www.spazstory.zoomshare.com


Re: How is Shakiti today?

2006-06-24 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Elizabeth,
So glad you hear Shakiti *wants* to 
eat, and is happily eating from your hand. Give the little sweetheart a big hug 
from me,
Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 4:37 
  PM
  Subject: Re: How is Shakiti today?
  
  
  He tried to take a few bites from the dried food buffet today but wasn't 
  able to keep it down. I'm still giving him something for upset tummy and 
  he's doing a good job of letting mommy feed him the a/d. He seems to be 
  feeling good otherwise though and he's been a complete angel about taking his 
  medicine.
  
  
  In a message dated 6/24/2006 3:56:49 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  Hey 
Elizabeth,How is Shakiti doing today? Is he eating on his 
ownyet?:)Wendy__Do 
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Re: Miss Kitty has gone to Rainbow Bridge

2006-06-24 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Dear Brenda
I'm so, so sorry for what you've been through these last 
couple of years--many of us here can sadly relate only too well--and I'm 
thinking of you tonight and crying with you as you grieve for your precious Miss 
Kitty. As others have said, I'm just so glad Miss Kitty and her kittens knew 
what it was to be dearly loved right to the end. Thanks for caring for these 
sweet souls, Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Tim Lyons 
  
  To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 7:50 PM
  Subject: Miss Kitty has gone to Rainbow 
  Bridge
  
  Hi 
  folks,
  
  I have only been 
  lurking on the list for the past year or so. Some of you may remember 
  me. I lost Cher, Midnight, Lisa and Suzy to the leukemia in a 6 month 
  period in 2004. Today, we came home to find their mother, Miss Kitty 
  dead. She had been having some kidney issues related to the leukemia, 
  but was responding to the medications. Just last night, she had caught a 
  small lizard. She was OK this morning. She ate her breakfast, 
  she's been scratching on her scratching pad and acting only a little 
  less than she would normally.
  
  This whole ride 
  with her and the kittens has been tough. It's our first experience with 
  FeLV and it's been HELL! I still wouldn't have put her  the kittens 
  to sleep when we rescued them in July 2003.I just couldn't do 
  it. Our vet recommended the same fate for Miss Kitty when we took her 
  there about a month ago when her kidney issues flaired.
  
  We gave her 3 
  years of life that she would not have had otherwise and I don't regret any of 
  it. She was a sweet, precious soul who didn't deserve the fate God 
  handed her. 
  
  May she rest 
  softly with her babies at Rainbow Bridge. Please add her to the 
  Candlelight Service for Monday.
  
  Thanks for being 
  there when I needed you all.
  
  Brenda 
  Lyons


Re: marketing ideas for Elizabeth

2006-06-24 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



That is such a fabulous success story---congrats to your 
step-brother!

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  gwork 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 9:21 
  PM
  Subject: marketing ideas for 
  Elizabeth
  
  Just wanted to share the 
  ideas. My step-brother, Johnathan Rand, began writing children's stories 
  back in '99. He started out by going around northern MI to gas stations, 
  gift shops, restaurants and hotels and leaving his books without asking for $ 
  up front. He would give them $1 for each that was sold, and take back 
  the ones that didn't. They began selling, esp. to tourists, and by 2003, 
  he had over a million books in print. Now he has over two, maybe even 
  three, I'm not sure anymore! He outsells Harry Potter in MI. So if 
  you every have the time and inclination, it might work for you, 
  too!
  
  Krishttp://www.spazstory.zoomshare.com


Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-24 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Thanks so much Tonya!
(tried to email you directly as sooo o/t but non 
possibile--apologies to all)
My dad is just extraordinary---he has been diagnosed as having 
stage 4 cancer (terminal; no treatment) but he's carrying on with a more or less 
normal life...a friend who called me while I was in Scotland to ask how he was 
was as amazed by my reply asI was after I popped my head out the door: 
"Well, right now, he's changing tractor tyres"! He's never once complained (and 
in fact his standard reply when anyone asks how he is, is what it's pretty well 
been all his life: "no complaints"!). But he's not in denial--he knows exactly 
the score: he floored me (and I'm sure all of us around the table) when he 
commented matter-of-factly last week "while I'm still able to eat, I'd really 
like to taste a lobster".
Needless to say my sisters are now all scrabbling to organise 
a lobster feast.
Thanks for the good Danny advice--I hadn't thought of 
crate--will pass to B. 
Plumbing pretty well resolved, tho found (in time) another 
potentially ghastly leak today--fortunately there was already a container in 
place. Teeth also fixed so I don't scare the horses any more. Well, maybe I do, 
but not for that reason.
Thanks again for your good wishes Tonya!
hugs, Kerry

- Original Message - 

  From: 
  catatonya 
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 9:49 
  PM
  Subject: Re: o/t advice needed
  
  Gosh Kerry! How is your father on top of everything else? I 
  think of you often.
  
  As far as the cat spraying, I would recommend she start over and 
  crate the cat for a while so the 2 can get used to each other more gradually. 
  Then let it have a small room like a bathroom, etc. If it sprays it 
  goes back into the crate.. etc Is the cat neutered?
  
  Also I'd try the feliway dispensers. And if none of that shows 
  promise I'd try the kitty prozac ( I don't remember what it's called.)
  
  Good luck with everything. Plumbing problems suck. I had that blue 
  poly that was recalled at my old house and had several major floods until I 
  replumbed the entire house.
  tonya


Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-23 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
wow, great, novel idea--thanks Kiley!
- Original Message -
From: Kiley Dozier-Bosanko [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 Kerry,
 I'm not sure if this will work because Kitty probably isn't as playful as
my
 younger kitties, but it's worth a try.  When I was introducing my two
 kitties I made a toy out of two catnip scented mice tied together with a
 ribbon.  I put the ribbon under a shut door with one cat in each room and
 one toy on each side.  Every time one kitty would grab a mouse it would
make
 the other mouse move.  It really helped my cats get used to eachother,
 without the intimidation of being face to face.  If your friend has a toy
 that she knows kitty really likes, it might be enough to entice her to
play
 and it sounds like Danny is desperate for some feline comanionship.
 Kiley





Re: Shakiti Update

2006-06-23 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Have you tried finger feeding him 
meantime Elizabeth? I had to do that with my Flavia and Caramel for a while--I 
gave them the high-cal Hills prescription food from vet--they were happy to take 
it from my finger. (They cdn't smell the food and if cats can't smell, they 
haveno inclination to eat for themselves--once it was smeared inside their 
mouths they were able to taste/eat it.)
Can't find your orig post but so glad 
he coughed up the rogue floss.

Love your drawings whichI saw 
for first time today. They are out of this world.
Kerry




- Original Message - 

  From: 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 9:33 
  PM
  Subject: Re: Shakiti Update
  
  
  I'm just a little worried about the boy. He doesn't seem to be 
  eating. Just tried to tempt him with some chicken broth but no such 
  luck. He did eat a little treat but tossed it back up shortly 
  thereafter. I may call the vet in the morning. Going down there 
  anyway to get Mama Kitty her B12 shot.
  
  
  In a message dated 6/22/2006 10:03:35 A.M. Central Daylight Time, 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  Elizabeth,What a fantastic story!!! I am so happy that 
Shakiticoughed the floss up! Yea! I will pray that 
hecontinues to improve and by tomorrow, there are nosigns of any 
problems at all, and he's back to normal!:)Wendy--- 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As soon as the vet got in from lunch - I 
called him. They had been watching  Shakiti all 
afternoon and given him peroxide as an emetic...but no sign of 
 dental floss.   We discussed the 
prospects of surgery. He said he really hated to do 
 unnecessary surgery - but on the other hand didn't want 
to put Shakiti's health and  life at risk. I told him 
I really did not know what would be best for my  boy 
and he said that he would be willing for me to watch him a day 
or two. He  felt that if Shakiti made it through Friday 
without any problems - he would  probably be ok. 
  I told them I would be there in a bit and that 
I would stay up all night  with him if 
necessary.   I said prayers all the way 
there.   When I got there, I expected to just 
pay the bill - get my boy and go - but  they called me 
back into a room and said, 'Elizabeth, we have a 
problem'. My  heart sank. I think it stopped 
beating. I could  feel the tears starting to  
burn.  *graphic description alert* In a 
bit, the doctor and the vet tech came out with a folded 
towel. They  opened up the towel and there were a number 
of spots of bright red blood along  about an 8 inch 
streak that Shakiti had regurgitated. They told me the blood 
 was a bad sign. They said - all day we have 
been watching for Shakiti to  throw up and nothing...but 
while you were on the  way here, he started to vomit. 
   Well...I looked at it carefully...and 
the vet tech looked at it  carefully...and then we 
both looked right at each other and said 'Wait a minute! 
What's  that?!?'   What was it? 
Just a big wad of dental floss. The doctor got some 
tweezers  and it stretched out nearly 2 feet! *end 
graphic content*  Oh my goodness -- you can't 
imagine the waves of relief and the change in my  
face, the doctor's face and the vet tech's face. It was the 
whole piece -  unbroken. The doctor believes now that 
the blood must have been from retching  the foul thing 
up -- he said that is not uncommon in cats.  
They wanted to keep the baby overnight but I made 'big eyes' and 
said,  'Couldn't I take him home and watch over him?' -- 
I just know that I would watch  and baby him like 
crazy and spoil him rotten while they would have to leave 
 him overnight. They agreed.   
They gave him a steroid shot to decrease any inflammation and some 
demerol  for pain and discomfort. I am to watch for 
any further signs of vomiting or  if he hides like he 
feels bad and tomorrow I can start him on canned food if 
 he feels ok.  He is being a perfect angel and 
he has forgiven me completely. He's staring  
into space happy as a clam with his demerol buzz.  Everytime I 
tell him how  good he is - he smiles at me and purrs. 
  Oh! And the great news is the Shakiti 
tested negative for FeVL today. His  shots are 
up to date and as soon as he feels better he can wreak havoc 
and  pester Tiffany just like good ol' times.  
Mama Kitty still looks great -- although I've got to have a 
little  discussion with her about the headless baby 
bunny gift she left for me this afternoon. 
 Thanks for being there you guysyou rock.  
p.s. Always, always flush your floss.  
 
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Re: Bandy is better

2006-06-23 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



That is just the best news, Kerry!
We're all celebrating with you.
big hugs to Bandy, Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Kerry 
  Roach 
  To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 4:15 AM
  Subject: Bandy is better
  
  Well, I think Bandy has finally turned the corner after 10 awful days..I 
  don't want to jinx him as usually when I report something good...something 
  else happens..But I wanted you all to know..On Wed..I found him sitting up in 
  his bed for the first time in about 10 days..then about 5am on Thurs morning, 
  he was walking all over the room and followed me around...actually talking to 
  me which is always a good sign..The leg is still sore, but he is using it some 
  now and not dragging it around anymore..He has lost around a pound..he is down 
  to 7#2.5oz. so now I have to try to get him fattened up again..I guess the 
  1000cc of fluid that he has had in the last week is what kept him going...I 
  took him in on Thurs. for another adequan injection..so we are on hold for the 
  metacam for now..I give him torbutrol for pain if he needs it...his temp was 
  102.8, but that is where it has been for the last week so that is good for 
  him..I don't know if I mentioned this, but Tues. we put him on 2cc of 
  clindamycin twice a day which is a mega dose for a bone infection just in case 
  that is what was causing some of this..I have had one of those in the past and 
  they don't always show up on xray..I asked her if we could do this just in 
  case that was what was causing all this leg problem so I don't know if that is 
  what has made the difference or not..but it sure won't hurt..
  Anyway, I really appreciate you all being here as you always are during a 
  difficult time..you never know when you are going to need the info and it 
  always helps to have it on hand...You guys are the greatest!!
  Thanks again,
  Kerry, Bandy, Inky and Angels Buster, Lil Rascal and Snoopy
  
  
  How low will we go? Check out Yahoo! Messengers low PC-to-Phone 
  call rates.


Re: Shakiti Update

2006-06-23 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Sending positives vibes by the 
zillion for Shakiti's appetite to just get better and better. (I've always found 
finger feeding easier than syringe -- there's something very satisfying about 
having them lick it off your finger too. I recall someone (who was that, guys?) 
in the group making us chuckle about her kitty who got to like the finger-feel 
method so much that he still insisted on it way after he got better--wouldn't 
eat any other way!
Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 5:39 PM
  Subject: Re: Shakiti Update
  
  
  I put just a tiny bit of the a/d on my finger...held the boy and talked 
  to him and then put that tiny bit just inside his teeth and he ate it. I 
  told him how good and how smart he was. He just looked like his tummy 
  was bothering him (the ears were a dead give-a-way)but he held it down 
  for 30 minutes and that is the best we've done so far. I'm not going to 
  rush it at all because I want it to stay down - but in about 30 minutes or so 
  I think I'll give him another bite. It might make him feel better just 
  to have a littlesomething in his tummy if he can keep it in there.
  
  In a message dated 6/23/2006 1:26:05 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  I just 
started to respond to your other email and was going to tell you I felt a 
whole lot better about Shakiti after you told me you had withheld food when 
you got home. It sounds like he just has to have his appetite 
jump-started. I sure do hope so. He may be less likely to want 
to eat after being left at the vet's again. Poor guy, he must be a 
nervous wreck. Do your best to be calm and optimistic Elizabeth, he'll 
pick up on your tension level and respond accordingly. Give him some 
time to relax when you get him home and tell him if he eats, you won't have 
to bring him to the vet's again! When and if you attempt the assist 
feeding, think of it like feeding a baby, (an uncooperative one with 
claws!). I think 1cc may be a little too much to try "squirting" in 
his mouth at a time, go very slow and let him taste it and decide if he may 
actually be hungry after all. Have a small plate ready to shove under 
his nose if he seems interested, he may just start eating on his own. 
Remember to breathe when you watch his response! I'd start with baby 
food because most cats like that and there's a better chance you'll pique 
his hunger. Instead of attempting the assist-feeding, see if you can 
gently finger or spoon a little food into his mouth to entice him to 
eat.If you are going to tempt him with cream, pick him up some 
goat's milk at the grocery store when you get the baby food. It's 
better for them than cow's milk, get the fresh instead of the canned if they 
have it. You might as well stock up on yummy things to temp him with 
while your there, so go ahead and get the cow's cream, sour cream, yogurt, 
fresh salmon, if he likes fish, a chick breast if he likes chicken etc., 
baby food, (meat flavors, no veggies or grains), and any other sort of human 
food you think he'll like. Dice the raw chicken/meat into very small 
pieces and pop a tablespoon into the microwave to just warm it, the edges 
will change color, but most of it will still be raw. Make sure it's 
not to hot and hopefully the aroma will get him eating. I hesitate to 
say it, but I have a very good feeling that your little trouble maker is 
going to be fine. P.S. I like most of what you've told 
us about your vet, but I don't care what he says about it being okay for 
Shakiti to not eat for a couple of days, do your best to get him eating 
again. Do you know how to test for dehydration? Lift the skin on 
his scruff and make sure it bounces back quickly, if it just holds the shape 
of your "pinch" you've got trouble.Nina
  
  


Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thank you Moonvine---have fwded on. I hadn't thought about the box numbers.
You guys are great!
- Original Message -
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 9:19 PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 She needs to have one litterbox per cat, plus one, which would be 3
 for 2 cats.  Basically she may have to wait since she could not do a
 slow introduction.

 I know some of my friends who do fostering have cats who are on meds
 for anxiety, which seems to help with this issue.  I have mixed
 feelings about cats being on anxiety meds.

 - Original Message -
 From: Kerry MacKenzie [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Date: Monday, June 19, 2006 9:08 pm
 Subject: o/t advice needed
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

  Hi all
  I'm just back in the country again after 5 weeks FML, and once
  again my
  condolences go to those of you who have lost beloved furkids,
  along with my
  heartfelt wishes to all the sick kitties for a speedy recovery.
  I've come back to discover a friend, B,  throwing her hands up in
  despairover her new kitty Danny. (Danny had to find a new home as
  his guardian, a
  neighbor of B's, entered a nursing home.) B already has one cat
  that she's
  had for 15 years and she was quite concerned about how the two
  would get
  along. B does not have the space to allow them to be introduced
  slowly so
  they were basically thrown together, and now Danny is peeing and
  sprayingeverywhere it seems.
  Any tips/advice, you wonderful people? I'm very concerned from
  what she's
  said that Danny will soon become homeless again, so I'll be very
  gratefulfor any advice I can fwd to her. (I would get on the
  archives and do my own
  research but I've come back to a plumbing disaster, a friend who I
  fear may
  be on the brink of suicide and now my front tooth has fallen out.)
  Thanks for all/any help. Love you all. hugs, Kerry
 
 





Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks Marylyn. Have passed on all yr great advice. Will let you all know
how things go. Yes, both cats are very very confused right now. But I feel
most for poor Danny.
It makes me so mad that nursing homes don't take pets. (I believe a rare few
do.)
- Original Message -
From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 1:47 AM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 My first thought is to try Feliway spray.  It helps a lot.  Then put
Rescue
 Remedy in their water.  Wash down every place Danny has peed with Odo Ban.
 He is just trying to claim some space for himself.  Can you imagine how
 awful and abandoned he feels?  How very alone?  He doesn't understand what
 has happened to his person and why he is in  this situation and whether it
 is a home for life or he will be thrown out again
He
 is very confused and very frightened.The Odo Ban is the only product I
 have found that really works on cat urine.  Make sure there are at least
two
 litter boxes.  Since Danny is spraying I would suggest getting 18 gallon
 Rubbermaid boxes and cutting a doorway in it so Danny has plenty of high
 walls to spray.  Don't put the lid on it though.  Make sure each cat is
 getting attention separately and has his own food bowl.  Given the stress
 this has to be putting on your friend and Danny's predicament I should
 seriously consider getting some valium from my vet for Danny and see it
that
 helps.  Danny needs a special place of his own to hide.  Again, if there
is
 little space, try a Rubbermaid container, this time with the lid on it.
Cut
 a cat size hole near the end of one long side and high.  The objective is
to
 give the cat as much dark, safe space inside the box as possible.  By
 cutting the hole about midway up the box and toward the end you maximize
 that space.  Put in hay, shredded newspaper...something Danny can bury in
 and feel safe in (again spray the box and contents with Feliway).  Other
 ideas are to consult an Animal Communicator and a holistic vet as well as
a
 regular vet.

 It is possible that all the stress Danny is under may have led to a UTI.
A
 vet checkup is not a bad idea.

 Make sure your friend remembers her original cat and the stress that cat
is
 under too.  Some of the above may help it.

 Good luck.  It sounds like you can use some.






  If you have men who will
 exclude any of God's creatures
  from the shelter of
 compassion and pity, you will have men who
  will deal likewise with
 their fellow man.
   St.
 Francis
 - Original Message -
 From: Kerry MacKenzie [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 8:55 PM
 Subject: o/t advice needed


  Hi all
  I'm just back in the country again after 5 weeks FML, and once again my
  condolences go to those of you who have lost beloved furkids, along with
  my
  heartfelt wishes to all the sick kitties for a speedy recovery.
  I've come back to discover a friend, B,  throwing her hands up in
despair
  over her new kitty Danny. (Danny had to find a new home as his guardian,
a
  neighbor of B's, entered a nursing home.) B already has one cat that
she's
  had for 15 years and she was quite concerned about how the two would get
  along. B does not have the space to allow them to be introduced slowly
so
  they were basically thrown together, and now Danny is peeing and
spraying
  everywhere it seems.
  Any tips/advice, you wonderful people? I'm very concerned from what
she's
  said that Danny will soon become homeless again, so I'll be very
grateful
  for any advice I can fwd to her. (I would get on the archives and do my
  own
  research but I've come back to a plumbing disaster, a friend who I fear
  may
  be on the brink of suicide and now my front tooth has fallen out.)
  Thanks for all/any help. Love you all. hugs, Kerry
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks Phaewryn--
The tooth was already a temporary one (put in 4 years ago) that had
decided to choose this weekend to make a break for it. The nerve had been
taken out 20 years ago so fortunately no pain. So plenty of empathy to spare
for poor Danny--it's time that's been the problem. Dentist did another temp
fix last night and further work tomorrow. Taking more time off work just
what I need (not) after 5 weeks off already!
 Yikes! Sounds like more than I could handle all own it's own, without
trying to help
 the neighbor's cat! Is the tooth falling out painful, and can it be
re-attached
 tomorrow at the dentists?

 Ever consider maybe your teeth are falling out from all the STRESS in your
daily life
 Kerry? ;-)


 Phaewryn

 PLEASE Adopt a cat from Little Cheetah Cat Rescue!!!
 http://ucat.us/adopt.html

 DONATE: We could really use a power saw (for construction), a digital
camera (for
 pictures) and HOMES for CATS!



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Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Another excellent idea that I'd not thought of. Thanks Kris!
- Original Message -
From: gwork [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 I agree also, especially about the stress on the cat and his need for
 attention and space of his own.  If it is possible, sometimes it helps to
 have the litter boxes separate from each other, so that one cat can more
so
 have his own box.

 Kris
 http://www.spazstory.zoomshare.com
 - Original Message -
 From: Kat [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 7:14 AM
 Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


  Hi Kerry,
 
  I agree with the advice from Marylyn, but want to add -
  If there is any way to get some of the bedding or clothes
  from Danny's original owner to put in the dark cubby, that
  may help him adjust and settle in too.
 
  Kat (Mew Jersey)
 
  PS
  I'm keeping you in my prayers too, and
  sending gentle, soothing, stress-free vibes.
 
 
  On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Marylyn wrote:
 
  Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 01:47:32 -0500
  From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: o/t advice needed
 
  My first thought is to try Feliway spray.  It helps a lot.  Then put
  Rescue
  Remedy in their water.  Wash down every place Danny has peed with Odo
  Ban.
  He is just trying to claim some space for himself.  Can you imagine how
  awful and abandoned he feels?  How very alone?  He doesn't understand
  what
  has happened to his person and why he is in  this situation and whether
  it
  is a home for life or he will be thrown out again
  He
  is very confused and very frightened.The Odo Ban is the only
product
  I
  have found that really works on cat urine.  Make sure there are at
least
  two
  litter boxes.  Since Danny is spraying I would suggest getting 18
gallon
  Rubbermaid boxes and cutting a doorway in it so Danny has plenty of
  high
  walls to spray.  Don't put the lid on it though.  Make sure each cat is
  getting attention separately and has his own food bowl.  Given the
stress
  this has to be putting on your friend and Danny's predicament I should
  seriously consider getting some valium from my vet for Danny and see it
  that
  helps.  Danny needs a special place of his own to hide.  Again, if
there
  is
  little space, try a Rubbermaid container, this time with the lid on it.
  Cut
  a cat size hole near the end of one long side and high.  The objective
is
  to
  give the cat as much dark, safe space inside the box as possible.  By
  cutting the hole about midway up the box and toward the end you
maximize
  that space.  Put in hay, shredded newspaper...something Danny can bury
in
  and feel safe in (again spray the box and contents with Feliway).
Other
  ideas are to consult an Animal Communicator and a holistic vet as well
as
  a
  regular vet.
 
  It is possible that all the stress Danny is under may have led to a
UTI.
  A
  vet checkup is not a bad idea.
 
  Make sure your friend remembers her original cat and the stress that
cat
  is
  under too.  Some of the above may help it.
 
  Good luck.  It sounds like you can use some.
 
 
 
 
 
 
   If you have men who
will
  exclude any of God's creatures
   from the shelter of
  compassion and pity, you will have men who
   will deal likewise
with
  their fellow man.
St.
  Francis
  - Original Message -
  From: Kerry MacKenzie [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 8:55 PM
  Subject: o/t advice needed
 
 
   Hi all
   I'm just back in the country again after 5 weeks FML, and once again
my
   condolences go to those of you who have lost beloved furkids, along
   with
   my
   heartfelt wishes to all the sick kitties for a speedy recovery.
   I've come back to discover a friend, B,  throwing her hands up in
   despair
   over her new kitty Danny. (Danny had to find a new home as his
   guardian, a
   neighbor of B's, entered a nursing home.) B already has one cat that
   she's
   had for 15 years and she was quite concerned about how the two would
   get
   along. B does not have the space to allow them to be introduced
slowly
   so
   they were basically thrown together, and now Danny is peeing and
   spraying
   everywhere it seems.
   Any tips/advice, you wonderful people? I'm very concerned from what
   she's
   said that Danny will soon become homeless again, so I'll be very
   grateful
   for any advice I can fwd to her. (I would get on the archives and do
my
   own
   research but I've come back to a plumbing disaster, a friend who I
fear
   may
   be on the brink of suicide and now my front tooth has fallen out.)
   Thanks

Re: Spraying problem

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Thanks Beth--have passed onto B. 
he is 
always very polite about coughing up the occassional hairball, only does that in 
the bathtub!)
PS Cd you please send Tigger here to give some charm lessons to my 
bunch!
Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Gary 
  Murphy 
  To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 10:47 
PM
  Subject: Spraying problem
  
  
  Hi Kerry,
  My brother had a problem with his big male, Tigger, pooping on one spot 
  of his carpet. He put2 sheets of tinfoil on the spot to discourage 
  him, but they separated and Tiggy went on the one tiny little strip of carpet 
  showing in between the sheets. I then bought him a bag of litter called 
  "Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract" that has something irresistible to cats in it, and 
  he hasn't had a problem since. Not sure if it would help with 
  territorial spray marking, but it's worth a shot. (Not sure why Tigger 
  decided to start going on the carpet to begin with, as he is always very 
  polite about coughing up the occassional hairball, only does that in the 
  bathtub!)
  
  Good Luck,
  Beth
  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  
  
  


Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Thanks for that Nina. I really hope she does/tries this. Will 
keep you all posted. 

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Nina 
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 12:05 
  PM
  Subject: Re: o/t advice needed
  Kerry,However small B's, dwelling space is, she 
  should have a bathroom. Tell her to make it comfortable for Danny's in 
  there, (the suggestion of a piece of clothing belonging to his former mistress 
  as bedding is a very good one). Keep food and water down, (as far away 
  from the litter box as she can). If she can rig the "high walled" litter 
  box, he might prefer it. She needs to give him a space of his own until 
  he can adjust to his new circumstances. She should visit him in there, 
  but not be pushy with him. Just go in with a book and sit on the floor 
  and read near him. Talk softly and convince him that he is welcome and 
  that none of this is his fault. He'll be much more likely to use the 
  litterbox, (and get used to using the litter box) if he feels safe and it's 
  convenient. Not to mention, it will be the most desirable place for him 
  to go in a small space. Lastly, she should reassure "her" cat that this 
  will in no way infringe on how she treats or feels about him. When 
  things calm down, she should shut her cat in the bedroom and allow Danny, 
  under supervision to make excursions into the rest of her apt. He may 
  not want to venture out at first, that's okay, just leave the door open for 
  him and let him take his time. After a while, put Danny back in the 
  bathroom with a treat and cuddle time, (if he wants it), and release the other 
  cat. She can also switch Danny to the bedroom and allow her other cat to 
  explore Danny's bathroom, (when he's not in it). This way they can get 
  used to each other's scent's and territory. I understand that some 
  people think this sort of thing is a bother, but it's so much better than 
  having your apt sprayed with urine, or having to find another home for poor 
  Danny. It won't go on forever and she'll be doing everyone a tremendous 
  favor by letting them take things in their own time and pace. Wish her 
  luck from me and tell her thank you for taking Danny in.I'll talk to 
  you soon about your hectic life! Nina B already has one 
  cat that she's had for 15 years and she was quite concerned about how the two 
  would get along. B does not have the space to allow them to be introduced 
  slowly so they were basically thrown together, and now Danny is peeing and 
  spraying everywhere it seems. 


Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Wonderful idea Kat-thankyou!
- Original Message -
From: Kat [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:14 AM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 Hi Kerry,

 I agree with the advice from Marylyn, but want to add -
 If there is any way to get some of the bedding or clothes
 from Danny's original owner to put in the dark cubby, that
 may help him adjust and settle in too.

 Kat (Mew Jersey)

 PS
 I'm keeping you in my prayers too, and
 sending gentle, soothing, stress-free vibes.


 On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Marylyn wrote:

  Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 01:47:32 -0500
  From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: o/t advice needed
 
  My first thought is to try Feliway spray.  It helps a lot.  Then put
Rescue
  Remedy in their water.  Wash down every place Danny has peed with Odo
Ban.
  He is just trying to claim some space for himself.  Can you imagine how
  awful and abandoned he feels?  How very alone?  He doesn't understand
what
  has happened to his person and why he is in  this situation and whether
it
  is a home for life or he will be thrown out again
He
  is very confused and very frightened.The Odo Ban is the only product
I
  have found that really works on cat urine.  Make sure there are at least
two
  litter boxes.  Since Danny is spraying I would suggest getting 18 gallon
  Rubbermaid boxes and cutting a doorway in it so Danny has plenty of
high
  walls to spray.  Don't put the lid on it though.  Make sure each cat is
  getting attention separately and has his own food bowl.  Given the
stress
  this has to be putting on your friend and Danny's predicament I should
  seriously consider getting some valium from my vet for Danny and see it
that
  helps.  Danny needs a special place of his own to hide.  Again, if there
is
  little space, try a Rubbermaid container, this time with the lid on it.
Cut
  a cat size hole near the end of one long side and high.  The objective
is to
  give the cat as much dark, safe space inside the box as possible.  By
  cutting the hole about midway up the box and toward the end you maximize
  that space.  Put in hay, shredded newspaper...something Danny can bury
in
  and feel safe in (again spray the box and contents with Feliway).  Other
  ideas are to consult an Animal Communicator and a holistic vet as well
as a
  regular vet.
 
  It is possible that all the stress Danny is under may have led to a UTI.
A
  vet checkup is not a bad idea.
 
  Make sure your friend remembers her original cat and the stress that cat
is
  under too.  Some of the above may help it.
 
  Good luck.  It sounds like you can use some.
 
 
 
 
 
 
   If you have men who
will
  exclude any of God's creatures
   from the shelter of
  compassion and pity, you will have men who
   will deal likewise with
  their fellow man.
St.
  Francis
  - Original Message -
  From: Kerry MacKenzie [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 8:55 PM
  Subject: o/t advice needed
 
 
   Hi all
   I'm just back in the country again after 5 weeks FML, and once again
my
   condolences go to those of you who have lost beloved furkids, along
with
   my
   heartfelt wishes to all the sick kitties for a speedy recovery.
   I've come back to discover a friend, B,  throwing her hands up in
despair
   over her new kitty Danny. (Danny had to find a new home as his
guardian, a
   neighbor of B's, entered a nursing home.) B already has one cat that
she's
   had for 15 years and she was quite concerned about how the two would
get
   along. B does not have the space to allow them to be introduced slowly
so
   they were basically thrown together, and now Danny is peeing and
spraying
   everywhere it seems.
   Any tips/advice, you wonderful people? I'm very concerned from what
she's
   said that Danny will soon become homeless again, so I'll be very
grateful
   for any advice I can fwd to her. (I would get on the archives and do
my
   own
   research but I've come back to a plumbing disaster, a friend who I
fear
   may
   be on the brink of suicide and now my front tooth has fallen out.)
   Thanks for all/any help. Love you all. hugs, Kerry
  
  
  
  
  
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Re: Need more prayers for my little babies..

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Sending healing vibes for your little ones Hideyo. 

best, Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Hideyo Yamamoto 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 12:47 
  PM
  Subject: Need more prayers for my little 
  babies..
  
  
  Hi, I know I ask you this a lot 
  but I need more prayers for my babies form you 
  guys..
  
  If you remember I rescued two day 
  old kitten about five weeks ago..she has been doing great 
  
  And also Waku, who was having a 
  difficult time putting weight.. and she has put some weight and been doing 
  great but now, both of them are running a very very high fever between 104 
  and 105.5 --- I usually dont freak out high fevers as I have lots of 
  experience with my babies in the past.. Low fever though I freak 
  out..
  
  Anyway,, Wakus third eye lid is 
  covering a half of her eyes (actually there is some viral thing going on in my 
  house.. about 6 or so of my adult kitties start showing third eye lid with no 
  other symptoms.. and goes away in a couple of months..).. and she looks very 
  very not feeling well. 
  
  Please please pray that these two 
  babies will fever will go down soon and they will go back to where they 
  usually are feeling.. thank you!!
  Hideyo


Re: Samantha's Prognosis

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Sending prayers for your dear Samantha, Julia. 
Kerry
- Original Message - 
From: Julia Hagstrom [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 3:37 PM
Subject: Samantha's Prognosis


 Hi, all :(
 
 Well, I have good news and bad news.  The good news is that Samantha 
 doesn't have FIV or FIP, just FelV.  The bad news is that the tumor in 
 her chest is definitely Mediastinal lymphoma, and it's in her lymph 
 nodes, unfortunately.  :(  I can give her chemo and radiation and 
 prolong her life for 3-4 months, or I can simply leave her be (they 
 gave her Prednisone, short-term chemo,  and something to keep her from 
 having an allergic reaction to the chemo, today).  She is better, and 
 they drained some more fluid out of her, to test it for lymphoma cells, 
 as my regular vet hadn't done that, yet; she wanted to see what I 
 wanted to do, first.  I now have to decide whether to spend almost 
 $1700.00 and get her the radiation and chemo that will prolong her life 
 for 3-4 months or just leave her be, and my inclination is to leave her 
 be, and keep her home until she is suffering too much to do anything 
 except let her go, with regular checkups from my regular vet, of 
 course.  I have meds to give her and they took her off the Lasix, as 
 her body is producing more fluid than the Lasix can help her get rid of 
 quickly, and all the other meds she was on except the antiobiotic, and 
 they have me giving her one pill, once a day (don't remember what it 
 is) and Children's Benadryl from the drugstore.  Please pray for us, 
 and any advice you care to offer is gratefully accepted.  I need all 
 the support and advice you care to give.  Thanks for all your support.
 
 Julia Hagstrom
 
 




Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Again thanks Nina---I wonder if she even has 2 water bowls. 
I'll mention this too.

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Nina 
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 3:43 
PM
  Subject: Re: o/t advice needed
  Good idea Marylyn. I wonder if the flower essences we 
  were discussing on the list would help too. I would try the RR, 
  "Emergency" and "Relationship". She could add them to the water, (use 
  either the RR or the "Emergency"), or dab a bit on the inside tip of Danny's 
  ears, (if he doesn't mind her touching him). Darla says that cats who 
  don't respond to one will sometimes respond to the other. I sent a link 
  for the Australian FEs to the list a while you were gone, if you can't find 
  it, I'll send it again. It's worth a try. I'd put the Relationship 
  in both the cat's water bowls.NinaMarylyn wrote:
  


Additional idea that has worked for me: 
Spray Feliway on her hands and clothes before she visits Danny. He 
will feel so much more at home with 
her.


Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Another great idea--thank you, thank you Marylyn!

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Marylyn 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 3:36 
PM
  Subject: Re: o/t advice needed
  
  Additional idea that has worked for me: 
  Spray Feliway on her hands and clothes before she visits Danny. He will 
  feel so much more at home with her.
  
  
  
  
  
   
  If you have men who will exclude any of God's 
  creatures 
  from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who 
   
  will deal likewise with their fellow 
  man. 
  St. Francis
  
- Original Message - 
From: 
Nina 

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 

Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 12:05 
PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed
Kerry,However small B's, dwelling space is, she 
should have a bathroom. Tell her to make it comfortable for Danny's in 
there, (the suggestion of a piece of clothing belonging to his former 
mistress as bedding is a very good one). Keep food and water down, (as 
far away from the litter box as she can). If she can rig the "high 
walled" litter box, he might prefer it. She needs to give him a space 
of his own until he can adjust to his new circumstances. She should 
visit him in there, but not be pushy with him. Just go in with a book 
and sit on the floor and read near him. Talk softly and convince him 
that he is welcome and that none of this is his fault. He'll be much 
more likely to use the litterbox, (and get used to using the litter box) if 
he feels safe and it's convenient. Not to mention, it will be the most 
desirable place for him to go in a small space. Lastly, she should 
reassure "her" cat that this will in no way infringe on how she treats or 
feels about him. When things calm down, she should shut her cat in the 
bedroom and allow Danny, under supervision to make excursions into the rest 
of her apt. He may not want to venture out at first, that's okay, just 
leave the door open for him and let him take his time. After a while, 
put Danny back in the bathroom with a treat and cuddle time, (if he wants 
it), and release the other cat. She can also switch Danny to the 
bedroom and allow her other cat to explore Danny's bathroom, (when he's not 
in it). This way they can get used to each other's scent's and 
territory. I understand that some people think this sort of thing is a 
bother, but it's so much better than having your apt sprayed with urine, or 
having to find another home for poor Danny. It won't go on forever and 
she'll be doing everyone a tremendous favor by letting them take things in 
their own time and pace. Wish her luck from me and tell her thank you 
for taking Danny in.I'll talk to you soon about your hectic 
life! Nina B already has one cat that she's had for 15 
years and she was quite concerned about how the two would get along. B does 
not have the space to allow them to be introduced slowly so they were 
basically thrown together, and now Danny is peeing and spraying everywhere 
it seems. 



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Re: Please pray for Bandy

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Sending prayers for Bandy, Kerry. I'm glad he's eating, and by 
himself, even if it's not a huge amount. (It's always so comforting, isn't 
it,when you know they're getting food inside them.) 
Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Kerry 
  Roach 
  To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 4:24 PM
  Subject: Re: Please pray for Bandy
  
  I guess he is holding his own right now..He did eat a few bites of dry 
  food this morning which is the first time in almost a week..I am feeding him 
  salmon with corn oil which he has always liked..He doesn't eat alot, but he is 
  doing it himself..That makes me feel better...He has gone to his box around 7 
  times since yesterday and made it back to his bed without my help..He does 
  this when I am away..so I guess he is drinking some water..He did receive 
  another 200cc of sub-q fluids on Sunday...I am going to take him to see the 
  doctor on Tues..as he still has something going on..He almost seems to have a 
  sore throat.. I am trying not to stress him out too much so I have been 
  spreading his treatments out more so he can have more time to rest..
  Thanks again for all of your prayers and support..
  Kerry and Bandy
  
  
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  Yahoo! Mail Beta.


Re: Cornell website and misinformation

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



I second that. It's shameful of Cornell to continue posting 
such outdated info. Should we ask Jamesif he would take it off this 
website? I remember being astonished at its inaccuracy years ago, and being 
bewildered as to why a body as supposedly authoritative as Cornell would post 
suchmisleading info.

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Nina 
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 1:14 PM
  Subject: Cornell website and 
  misinformation
  Belinda,Thank you for taking the time to dispel some of the 
  misinformation on the Cornell site. They aren't the only source of what 
  people would suspect to be reliable information that causes more harm than 
  good in the public's perception of felv. It think that many in the 
  veterinary community take the approach of "safety" first and they err on the 
  side of caution. Unfortunately that causes panic and hopelessness. 
  Every vet, (and guardian for that matter), that is enlightened is a victory 
  for all our special needs kids. Keep fighting the good fight 
  girl,NinaBelinda wrote:
  In my opinion and my opinion only, some of their info is outdated and incorrect, espeically when it comes to transmitting the virus and how long it survives in the enviornment.  Last time I was on their website looking up info the way they presented it in my opinion is by using scare tactics and for that reason many people going to their website for info along with a vet that doesn't know anything realistic about it will opt to take their vets advise and euthanize a positive cat.

I've had people call me and specifically quote stuff they read on Cornell's website and says they had seriously thought about euthanizing the positive they found and then thankfully looked around some more and atleast got enough conflicting info to reconsider.

From their website:
"FeLV doesn't survive long outside a cat's bodyprobably less than a few hours under normal household conditions."

Any vet I've EVER asked about this say's it doesn't live anywhere near this long, some think a minute or two, some think seconds, NOBODY thinks up to an hour under any circumstances.

"It is impossible to accurately predict the life expectancy of a cat infected with FeLV. With appropriate care and under ideal conditions, infected cats can remain in apparent good health for many months, although most succumb to a FeLV-related disease within two or three years after becoming infected. If your cat has already experienced one or more severe illnesses as a result of FeLV infection, or if persistent fever, weight loss, or cancer is present, a much shorter survival time can be expected."

Not necassarily true.  My Frankie was sick every single year with a URI, pretty bad ones, in December.  I finally let my vet test him at about 7 years of age.  He was positive, indoor only and I suspect born with it or got it shortly after birth (I got Frankie in a bar when he was about 3 weeks old, couldn't even eat real food yet).  He lived to be 9 years old still getting his usual URI in December and finally succumbed to anemia which my then vet had no idea how to treat other than with transfusions which she told me would only work for a while and he would suffer.  His HCT was at 6% when he finally displayed any sign to me that there was something wrong.  And really the only sign I got that told me something was wrong was that he wasn't staying in bed with me as he usually did every night all of his 9 years.  He still weighted 18 pounds, was eating fine, and not really sleeping more or lethargic.  He hid it so good by the time we did find it it was pretty much too 

late to do anything for him, I lost him the night we diagnosed him.

"Feline leukemia virus will not survive outside the cat for more than a few hours in most environments.
However, FeLV-infected cats are frequently infected with other hardier infectious agents, and these may pose some threat to a newcomer. Thoroughly clean and disinfect or replace food and water dishes, bedding, litter pans and toys. A dilute solution of household bleach (4 ounces of bleach in a gallon of water) makes an excellent disinfectant. Vacuum carpets and mop floors. Any new cats or kittens should be properly vaccinated before entering the household."

As I said before as far as I'm concerned "Feline leukemia virus will not survive outside the cat for more than a few hours in most environments."  is not true and almost all the FeLV positives that I'm aware if have died from anemia or some type of cancer and to my knowledge neither of these is contagious.  Very few FeLV positive cats in todays world die from URI's or something else similar that a healthy cat probably wouldn't even get.  It happens I'm sure though not to the extent that they try to make it sound like and therefore unnecessarily scare people.  Anyone who has an outbreak of Panleukemia or something else as contagious that is not limited to FeLV+'s as they are trying to make it look 

Re: Chester Not Eating

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Lisa,
Sending prayers for Chester, and Timmy.
Mine used to enjoy chicken broth (from Anitra Frazier's Natural Cat book)
when they were poorly. Will send the recipe from my work computer tomorrow.
Kerry
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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felv felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 8:55 AM
Subject: Chester Not Eating


 Good Morning,
 Hope you all had a good weekend.  Chester did not do good this weekend.
It
 was hot out in 90s.  I kept him in basement and kept putting wash rag
w/cold
 water on him.  Basement was very cool and his body should be able to
 regulate temp.  Was not moving around much-took his temp and I thought he
 might have fever but it was good 101.  Yesterday he did not eat or drink.
 Should I try Pedialyte?  Do they like the taste?  Tried everything-canned
 tuna, turkey lunch meat, and treats.  Has baby food worked?  Any ideas?
Has
 gone to the bathroom, eyes and gums look good, is responsive to our voices
 but no energy.  Is this just the heat?  We got a CVC Wed and results were
 very good-healty blood.  But bad news too-my other cat Timmy is also
 positive.  Scheduled retest in 8 weeks and praying for false positives.
 Thanks,
 Lisa

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Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
A big thankyou from my friend re Danny ( Kitty)follows below.
Also a rundown of what she's now doing (but before she got the latest tips
from you wonderful people).
D'you think she really *should* be putting each litterbox in a different
room. (It also sounds like she still has just the 2 boxes.)
Many thanks to everyone again.
Kerry


Hi Kerry,

Would you please send everyone my heartfelt THANKS for all the good advice?!
This is wonderful.

So far I've done
Separate litterboxes; Rescue Remedy in his water and a drop on his paw; 15
minutes of play time every night; sitting with him and reading or watching
TV; he is starting to respond to my calling his name.  He also knows when
he's NOT supposed to do something when I say his name, like jumping on the
dining table.  Danny has claimed the living room and has his own dark, quiet
corner between the couch and book shelf, lined with a catnip mat, where he
can cuddle and feel safe; he's VERY curious and has checked out every inch
of my apartment so far, likes to sit in the living room windows and watch
the birds.  He is starting to get a hang of our routine - meowing for food
when I get up in the morning, petting time when I do exercise in the living
room in the morning (this time is just for him).  Meowing for treats and
food when I get home from work.

Kitty gets lots of attention, sleeps with me and I make sure to talk to her
as much as possible. I try to keep as much of our old routine as possible.
She get holistic animal medical drops Jealousy in her water. She has
retreated into the bedroom 90% of the time and I make a point to bring her
into the kitchen with me for interaction, so I can spend more time with her.
She is very nervous and anxious and will absolutely not let Danny near her
(she has never allowed any other cat near her).  If Danny comes near, she
gets very aggressive, growls and the chases him away, screeching.  Danny is
confused by this.  He wants to make contact and, I think, play.  She is
afraid to use her litterbox because Danny is around.  I will not put her
litterbox and food in the bedroom because I don't want to separate
everything!  Kitty has NEVER wanted to go outside and now she constantly
tries to run out the back door when I'm going out to water the plants.
Seems like she does not want to be in the same place as Danny.

I will use the other tips and hope Danny will stop peeing and spraying.  He
also started to pee in the bathroom and now on the kitchen floor (just found
it yesterday).

Keep my fingers crossed that it will get better soon!
B






Re: Chester Not Eating

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Hi again Lisa,
How is Chester today?
Here's the chicken broth I mentioned. I made it loads of times for my Felv
kitties, and froze it. It's much easier than the length of the recipe
implies. You just need to make it when you're home for several hours as it
needs to simmer for 3-5 hrs.
Sending healing vibes for the little sweetheart. I hope he's eating today.
hugs, Kerry



(Everything between here and the end of recipe is Frazier's words.)

High Calcium Chicken Broth:
Your own homemade chicken broth will be full of calcium and nutrients.
Here's how to make it:
2 to 3lb chicken (I prefer thighs)
1 lb chicken necks and backs
water to cover
1/4 cup tomato juice (not V8 juice)

Put all chicken into a soup pot large enough so the chicken fills the pot
only halfway. Cover with water until water is one to two inches above
chicken. Cover the pot loosely  (tip the lid). Bring to a low simmer. Simmer
three to five hours, occasionally breaking up the chicken and adding more
water if necessary. During the last hour remove the lid and let the water
cook down until the chicken is barely covered. Broth is now deliciously
strong. Pour off broth, cool to room temperature, and then store in
refrigerator.
While the broth is cooling, pour enough cold water over the chicken left in
the pot to cover. Then let it cool some more until it's cool enough for you
to be able to touch. With your hands, knead, squeeze, and stir the chicken
around in the water to get all the good out of the meat and into the water.
The water will begin to look milky. Finally, take handfuls of chicken meat,
wring out the liquid into the pot, and throw the meat away. (The hours of
simmering have succeeded in transferring the usable nutrition from the meat
into the broth. What little nutrition is left in the meat at this point
would be largely indigestible.) Leave the bones and the broth behind in the
pot.
Pour this broth off and store it with the first batch of broth. Transfer the
bones into a smaller pot. Crack them up so they form a fairly compact mass
in the bottom of the pan. Cover the bones with water and add the one-fourth
cup tomato juice. Simmer one-half to one hour.
Pour off this broth, again combining it with the other broth. Throw the
bones away. Store about two cups of the broth in a jar in the refrigerator;
store the rest in the freezer in pint-size covered freezer containers to be
thawed as needed. To thaw, stand the container in a bowl of hot water.


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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felv felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 8:55 AM
Subject: Chester Not Eating






Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Are these lid-less, Marylyn? (She may feel safer with lids)
- Original Message -
From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 Please tell her the Rubbermaid or generic is a lot less expensive than
 regular litter boxes.






  If you have men who will
 exclude any of God's creatures
  from the shelter of
 compassion and pity, you will have men who
  will deal likewise with
 their fellow man.
   St.
 Francis
 - Original Message -
 From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:22 PM
 Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


  Hey Kerry,
  Thank you for keeping us posted on Danny's progress.   It does sound
like
  his new momma is a kind woman and willing to work with him and Kitty
in
  making the transition.  I think she's a bit crazy if she's still being
  stubborn about not wanting to separate the litter boxes though!  I'd go
  out and buy three more, (poor Miss Kitty, she shouldn't have to be
nervous
  about using her litterbox).  I've been known to strewn them all over the
  house.  I've found that if someone is having accidents, (territorially
  motivated or not), if I put a litterbox near the mishap, they end up
using
  it instead of the floor or wall.  Tell her to watch her geriatric Kitty
  very closely, what a terrible turn of events that would be if she dashed
  out the door and something happened to her before she adjusted to her
new
  brother.
  Hugs,
  Nina
 
  Kerry MacKenzie wrote:
 
 A big thankyou from my friend re Danny ( Kitty)follows below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
thank you thank you again Marylyn. A Q--

Kitty may not like her litter box in the same area as her litter box
unless this
has always been the setup

did you mean as Danny's litter box (Danny only arived a couple of weeks
ago)---just want to clarify before I fwd to B! thanks, Kerry




- Original Message -
From: Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 I would put the litter boxes as far away from each other as possible.
Kitty
 may not like her litter box in the same area as her litter box unless this
 has always been the setup.  I strongly urge the use of Feliway.  Some of
the
 larger stores carry it and a lot of vets do.  I have never had any luck
with
 the kind you plug in, just the spray on.








  If you have men who will
 exclude any of God's creatures
  from the shelter of
 compassion and pity, you will have men who
  will deal likewise with
 their fellow man.
   St.
 Francis
 - Original Message -
 From: Kerry MacKenzie [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:41 PM
 Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 A big thankyou from my friend re Danny ( Kitty)follows below.
  Also a rundown of what she's now doing (but before she got the latest
tips
  from you wonderful people).
  D'you think she really *should* be putting each litterbox in a different
  room. (It also sounds like she still has just the 2 boxes.)
  Many thanks to everyone again.
  Kerry
 
 
  Hi Kerry,
 
  Would you please send everyone my heartfelt THANKS for all the good
  advice?!
  This is wonderful.
 
  So far I've done
  Separate litterboxes; Rescue Remedy in his water and a drop on his paw;
15
  minutes of play time every night; sitting with him and reading or
watching
  TV; he is starting to respond to my calling his name.  He also knows
when
  he's NOT supposed to do something when I say his name, like jumping on
the
  dining table.  Danny has claimed the living room and has his own dark,
  quiet
  corner between the couch and book shelf, lined with a catnip mat, where
he
  can cuddle and feel safe; he's VERY curious and has checked out every
inch
  of my apartment so far, likes to sit in the living room windows and
watch
  the birds.  He is starting to get a hang of our routine - meowing for
food
  when I get up in the morning, petting time when I do exercise in the
  living
  room in the morning (this time is just for him).  Meowing for treats and
  food when I get home from work.
 
  Kitty gets lots of attention, sleeps with me and I make sure to talk to
  her
  as much as possible. I try to keep as much of our old routine as
possible.
  She get holistic animal medical drops Jealousy in her water. She has
  retreated into the bedroom 90% of the time and I make a point to bring
her
  into the kitchen with me for interaction, so I can spend more time with
  her.
  She is very nervous and anxious and will absolutely not let Danny near
her
  (she has never allowed any other cat near her).  If Danny comes near,
she
  gets very aggressive, growls and the chases him away, screeching.  Danny
  is
  confused by this.  He wants to make contact and, I think, play.  She is
  afraid to use her litterbox because Danny is around.  I will not put her
  litterbox and food in the bedroom because I don't want to separate
  everything!  Kitty has NEVER wanted to go outside and now she constantly
  tries to run out the back door when I'm going out to water the plants.
  Seems like she does not want to be in the same place as Danny.
 
  I will use the other tips and hope Danny will stop peeing and spraying.
  He
  also started to pee in the bathroom and now on the kitchen floor (just
  found
  it yesterday).
 
  Keep my fingers crossed that it will get better soon!
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks Nina!--that's what i wanted to hear before I give B my 2 cents worth
(re the boxes). Yes, she has always been very dedicated to Kitty, so i
really hope she perseveres with Danny. It was her mention of giving it a
month that sent shivers down my spine when i got back.  And lost me no time
in directing the prob to the wonderful list. I hope now that she feels she's
getting all this wonderful info and support she'll keep ploughing on. Kerry
- Original Message -
From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 Hey Kerry,
 Thank you for keeping us posted on Danny's progress.   It does sound
 like his new momma is a kind woman and willing to work with him and
 Kitty in making the transition.  I think she's a bit crazy if she's
 still being stubborn about not wanting to separate the litter boxes
 though!  I'd go out and buy three more, (poor Miss Kitty, she shouldn't
 have to be nervous about using her litterbox).  I've been known to
 strewn them all over the house.  I've found that if someone is having
 accidents, (territorially motivated or not), if I put a litterbox near
 the mishap, they end up using it instead of the floor or wall.  Tell her
 to watch her geriatric Kitty very closely, what a terrible turn of
 events that would be if she dashed out the door and something happened
 to her before she adjusted to her new brother.
 Hugs,
 Nina

 Kerry MacKenzie wrote:

 A big thankyou from my friend re Danny ( Kitty)follows below.
 
 






Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Hmm...I must try that myself (for Tiger--who still has his not infrequent
moments)!
- Original Message -
From: gwork [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 11:17 PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 Yes, my mother has also had good experience with placing a litter box near
 the mishap, as well.

 Kris
 http://www.spazstory.zoomshare.com
 - Original Message -
 From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 8:22 PM
 Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


  Hey Kerry,
  Thank you for keeping us posted on Danny's progress.   It does sound
like
  his new momma is a kind woman and willing to work with him and Kitty
in
  making the transition.  I think she's a bit crazy if she's still being
  stubborn about not wanting to separate the litter boxes though!  I'd go
  out and buy three more, (poor Miss Kitty, she shouldn't have to be
nervous
  about using her litterbox).  I've been known to strewn them all over the
  house.  I've found that if someone is having accidents, (territorially
  motivated or not), if I put a litterbox near the mishap, they end up
using
  it instead of the floor or wall.  Tell her to watch her geriatric Kitty
  very closely, what a terrible turn of events that would be if she dashed
  out the door and something happened to her before she adjusted to her
new
  brother.
  Hugs,
  Nina
 
  Kerry MacKenzie wrote:
 
 A big thankyou from my friend re Danny ( Kitty)follows below.
 
 
 
 






Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
You're right--great value. I bought one of these for Tiger but it was no
good for him--he just went to the end and continued to pee over the side!
Now, for him, I use the highest regular litter box I can get, with lid
(never been able to find *long* one with lid).
- Original Message -
From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 Kerry,
 It sounds like space is an issue for your friend, but I've bought those
 big tubs they sell at Home Depot for mixing small batches of cement to
 use as litterboxes when aversion is a problem.  They're really cheap and
 most cats like the added space they afford.
 Nina


 Marylyn wrote:

  Please tell her the Rubbermaid or generic is a lot less expensive than
  regular litter boxes.







Re: o/t advice needed

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Thanks Kris--B will also be much encouraged by your email--problem sounds
pretty similar!
- Original Message -
From: gwork [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 My house is divided into two parts because I have two cats that just will
 not get along.  To make a long story short, I finally realized that
whenever
 the other 4 cats were in our bedroom sleeping and I let Spaz or Gizmo into
 the other part of the house, Spaz was using their litter boxes.  Every
 single time this would happen, it would initiate a round of spraying from
 one or two of the others.  However, they did mostly limit their spraying
to
 the litter box area, so Danny's sounds different, but my opinion is it
 couldn't hurt, at least for the time being.  They can feel threatened if
 they have to share, especially when Kitty is reacting this way to Danny.
If
 she was more accepting, none of this would probably be happening.  It is
 very similar to what I went through with Gizmo and Motley. Oh, also, when
we
 were still trying to get those two to get along, it got so bad that Gizmo
 was terrified to go anywhere at all in the house, and would stay on top of
 the cupboard until she simply couldn't stand it any longer, go to the
 nearest rug, and relieve herself of diarrhea from waiting so long.  It
took
 me a little bit to figure out what was going on (I thought Spaz was having
 bowel problems at first), but obviously, after that, I knew I had to
 separate them.  At that time, though, I did not know about all these other
 helpful products, so that could've made a difference.  Anyway, I give your
 friend much credit for making this much of an effort and trying.  I hope
it
 will settle down soon.

 Kris
 http://www.spazstory.zoomshare.com
 - Original Message -
 From: Kerry MacKenzie [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:41 PM
 Subject: Re: o/t advice needed


 A big thankyou from my friend re Danny ( Kitty)follows below.
  Also a rundown of what she's now doing (but before she got the latest
tips
  from you wonderful people).
  D'you think she really *should* be putting each litterbox in a different
  room. (It also sounds like she still has just the 2 boxes.)
  Many thanks to everyone again.
  Kerry
 
 
  Hi Kerry,
 
  Would you please send everyone my heartfelt THANKS for all the good
  advice?!
  This is wonderful.
 
  So far I've done
  Separate litterboxes; Rescue Remedy in his water and a drop on his paw;
15
  minutes of play time every night; sitting with him and reading or
watching
  TV; he is starting to respond to my calling his name.  He also knows
when
  he's NOT supposed to do something when I say his name, like jumping on
the
  dining table.  Danny has claimed the living room and has his own dark,
  quiet
  corner between the couch and book shelf, lined with a catnip mat, where
he
  can cuddle and feel safe; he's VERY curious and has checked out every
inch
  of my apartment so far, likes to sit in the living room windows and
watch
  the birds.  He is starting to get a hang of our routine - meowing for
food
  when I get up in the morning, petting time when I do exercise in the
  living
  room in the morning (this time is just for him).  Meowing for treats and
  food when I get home from work.
 
  Kitty gets lots of attention, sleeps with me and I make sure to talk to
  her
  as much as possible. I try to keep as much of our old routine as
possible.
  She get holistic animal medical drops Jealousy in her water. She has
  retreated into the bedroom 90% of the time and I make a point to bring
her
  into the kitchen with me for interaction, so I can spend more time with
  her.
  She is very nervous and anxious and will absolutely not let Danny near
her
  (she has never allowed any other cat near her).  If Danny comes near,
she
  gets very aggressive, growls and the chases him away, screeching.  Danny
  is
  confused by this.  He wants to make contact and, I think, play.  She is
  afraid to use her litterbox because Danny is around.  I will not put her
  litterbox and food in the bedroom because I don't want to separate
  everything!  Kitty has NEVER wanted to go outside and now she constantly
  tries to run out the back door when I'm going out to water the plants.
  Seems like she does not want to be in the same place as Danny.
 
  I will use the other tips and hope Danny will stop peeing and spraying.
  He
  also started to pee in the bathroom and now on the kitchen floor (just
  found
  it yesterday).
 
  Keep my fingers crossed that it will get better soon!
  B
 
 
 
 
 






Re: Update: Need more prayers for my little babies..

2006-06-21 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



What a relief that Waku and Lizzy's temps have gone down, 
Hideyo107 is very scary indeed. Sending zillions of healing vibes for your 
babies. (I also just sent you a separate topic, 
off-listdirect email Hideyo--wd appreciate if you cdread when you 
have a spare moment.) Kerry

- Original Message - 

  From: 
  Hideyo Yamamoto 
  To: Hideyo Yamamoto ; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:46 
  PM
  Subject: RE: Update: Need more prayers 
  for my little babies..
  
  
  Thank you for all 
  your prayers for my little kittens --- Wakus temperature got almost to 107 
  yesterday and was scared for a while.. but today,, both Lizzys and Wakus 
  temperature were down to 102 to 103.. and am hoping that they will only 
  continue to be a normal temp.. again, thank so much for your 
  prayers..
  
  
  
  
  
  From: Hideyo 
  Yamamoto Sent: Tuesday, June 
  20, 2006 11:48 AMTo: 'felvtalk@felineleukemia.org'Subject: Need more prayers for my little 
  babies..
  
  Hi, I know I ask you this a lot 
  but I need more prayers for my babies form you 
  guys..
  
  If you remember I rescued two day 
  old kitten about five weeks ago..she has been doing great 
  
  And also Waku, who was having a 
  difficult time putting weight.. and she has put some weight and been doing 
  great but now, both of them are running a very very high fever between 104 
  and 105.5 --- I usually dont freak out high fevers as I have lots of 
  experience with my babies in the past.. Low fever though I freak 
  out..
  
  Anyway,, Wakus third eye lid is 
  covering a half of her eyes (actually there is some viral thing going on in my 
  house.. about 6 or so of my adult kitties start showing third eye lid with no 
  other symptoms.. and goes away in a couple of months..).. and she looks very 
  very not feeling well. 
  
  Please please pray that these two 
  babies will fever will go down soon and they will go back to where they 
  usually are feeling.. thank you!!
  Hideyo


o/t advice needed

2006-06-19 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
Hi all
I'm just back in the country again after 5 weeks FML, and once again my
condolences go to those of you who have lost beloved furkids, along with my
heartfelt wishes to all the sick kitties for a speedy recovery.
I've come back to discover a friend, B,  throwing her hands up in despair
over her new kitty Danny. (Danny had to find a new home as his guardian, a
neighbor of B's, entered a nursing home.) B already has one cat that she's
had for 15 years and she was quite concerned about how the two would get
along. B does not have the space to allow them to be introduced slowly so
they were basically thrown together, and now Danny is peeing and spraying
everywhere it seems.
Any tips/advice, you wonderful people? I'm very concerned from what she's
said that Danny will soon become homeless again, so I'll be very grateful
for any advice I can fwd to her. (I would get on the archives and do my own
research but I've come back to a plumbing disaster, a friend who I fear may
be on the brink of suicide and now my front tooth has fallen out.)
Thanks for all/any help. Love you all. hugs, Kerry




Re: A new story of Gurfunkle

2006-05-13 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



I'm crying with you Hideyo. But how comforting, and releasing, 
to know that you healed his emotional wounds and made him whole and trusting 
again, so he can continue on his journey and his mission. I know how painful the 
memories of your darling Garfunkle are for you. I hope your sister's revelations 
bring you some small comfort. much love and big hugs, Kerry

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Hideyo Yamamoto 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 3:24 PM
  Subject: A new story of Gurfunkle
  
  
  Some of you might remember about 
  my beloved Garfunkle who crossed the bridge in November which seems so hard to 
  believe.. it seems like just yesterday. I still miss and love him so very 
  much.
  
  My sister who lives in Japan is a 
  sort of psychic (I hate the term, but it speaks to the point  she sees and 
  feels things that no one might be able to) - since she is my sister, I 
  know that its true.. she has done and said some amazing things that she 
  wouldnt have known otherwise in the past..
  
  Anyway, she is planning to go to 
  one of the most spiritual shrine in Japan this weekend for spiritual 
  purifications and empowerment, and she had asked me to send her pictures of 
  all of my animals (the ones still live and ones crossed) so that their 
  soul/life can be further purified.
  
  Anyway she got the pictures in 
  the mailwhen she looked at all the pictures, she told me that she saw 
  something very powerful on the Garfukles picture he said that he was human 
  in his previous life and something bad happened, and he could no longer trust 
  human in his previous life and passed away, thats why he was sent back as a 
  cat so that he would meet someone whom he will be able to trust again.. that 
  was his life that we had together we bonded so strong and I love him so much 
  and he loves me so much.. he no longer did not have a doubt in trusting human 
  again (according to my sister) when he accomplished his mission, he was 
  supposed to cross the bridge rather with a short life so that now he can have 
  another journey - now he will be able to trust human again in his next life.. 
  and my sister told me that thats why he left this so soon as he had a very 
  specific assignment given to him for this life (I and Garfunkle spent only 
  three years together) and he is one of the friendliest feral kitties that I 
  have met from the very beginning I met him.. he was and is and will be so 
  special to me... and miss him so terribly still
  
  She told me that a soul even after 
  crossing the bridge can travel so far and so quickly and she told me that he 
  is always right there with me.. so not to be feeling too 
  lonely..
  I just wanted to share my 
  Garfunkle story with everyone. And am crying again missing my special 
  boy


Re: o/t help--injured bird!

2006-05-13 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



You're an angel NinaI called the hotline, and another 
angel answered. She's going to pick up little sparrow by 10 tomorrow---after 
she's finished her dawn downtown patrol for injured birds---and take him to the 
rehab where she works.
I've filed the number for future ref!
love and hugs, Kerry
PS--Why does this always happenemergencies right before I 
fly to UK?!

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  Nina 
  
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 7:46 
PM
  Subject: Re: o/t help--injured 
bird!
  Hey Kerry,Looking for rehabers in your area I came across 
  "Chicago Bird Collision Monitors". These folks have organized to help 
  migratory birds that become disoriented, crash into the glass buildings and 
  become injured. If they can't help, I'm betting they'll have numbers for 
  rehaber in your area. Their hotline number for folks that have found 
  injured birds is: 773-988-1867. They also list Flint Creek Wildlife 
  Rehab: 847-602-0628, and Willowbrook Wildlife Center: 630-942-6200. 
  NinaKerry MacKenzie wrote: 
  



Help--does anyone have any advice on helping injured 
sparrow I just found on my porch? Should I take it to emergency services? 
I leave town tomorrow morning so have no way to look 
afterhim/her after 
that.


Re: Can we please add this poor baby to the CLS? Better news

2006-05-11 Thread Kerry MacKenzie



Betternews--am forwarding Shana's reply!

Kerry,I am so very sorry for the late reply. Today is myfirst 
day off in a few weeks and I've been overwhelmedwith things I need to 
do.I really appreciate your concern about "Minnie." Itwarms my heart 
that there are so many caring peopleout there to turn to.Yes, Minnie 
is ok! The shelter reevaluated her. Theytested her with stairs and talked 
again to the fosterfamily. She may be starting to see some shadows 
andshe handled stairs well, so she is probably going tobe adoptable. 
She seems to have improved in the last few weeks, so Iam hoping she 
continues to improve.I have arranged for her to have a pro-bono 
ultrasoundof her heart, and bloodwork, so we can make sure sheis healthy 
before being placed in a home. If the shelter tries to adopt her and 
noone wants her, I will be sure to contact you to see ifyou can 
help.I really, really appreciate your offer.Thanks so 
much,Shana--- Kerry MacKenzie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 
PLEASE HIT REPLY TO ALL Shana, has anyone adopted this kitten yet? 
Or has she already been euthanized? What's happened to this poor 
kitten is heartbreaking. Kerry PLEASE HIT REPLY

  - Original Message - 
  From: 
  [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  
  Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 9:46 PM
  Subject: Re: Can we please add this poor 
  baby to the CLS?
  
  I'm not sure if he/she got rescued or killed. I'm not sure even if the 
  shelter he is at is a humane euth shelter, MANY of them still use gas 
  chambers, you know. I hope he was humanely euthed by now... or rescued and 
  given medical care, one of the two (though I think euth would be kinder). 
  
  
  I was hoping to get him/her on the CLS in the part where we pray for 
  healing and comfort to those that are still with us.
  
  I did get several people saying they emailed about him, but did not get a 
  reply yet. I sent a note to the purrever ranch, they are the ones who first 
  posted the message, maybe they have more contact info than was in the 
  post.
  Phaewryn (was Jenn, changed name)http://ucat.us http://ucat.us/domesticcatlinks.html 
  Adopt a cat from Little Cheetah (UCAT) Cat Rescue:http://ucat.us/adopt.html PLEASE 
  DONATE TO THE TANGLE FUND:Tangle is a cat in Greece that was severely 
  injured when someone wrapped wire around his neck to strangle him,Little 
  Cheetah Cat Rescue is raising funds to bring Tangle to Vermont to find him a 
  good home!http://ucat.us/tangle-fund.htmlDONATE: 
  We could really use a power saw (for construction), a digital camera (for 
  pictures), and more towels! 
  
  

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