Re: [Felvtalk] My Little Ruthie

2015-11-19 Thread Maya D'Alessio
> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA Director At-Large University of Waterloo __

Re: [Felvtalk] Lymph nodes

2015-11-17 Thread Maya D'Alessio
Merlot left us yesterday morning. Thank you to everyone for your support over the month, it has been incredible. On Nov 17, 2015 12:48 AM, wrote: > They sense our love and concern. I often bring a sick furbaby on my bed > and stay awake all night because I am afraid they

Re: [Felvtalk] Lymph nodes

2015-11-15 Thread Maya D'Alessio
k_felineleukemia.org > > > ___ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endo

Re: [Felvtalk] Lymph nodes

2015-11-14 Thread Maya D'Alessio
re really large, I would have them checked just for my own peace > of mind > > Maya D'Alessio <mde...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hello, > > > > Merlot has had an okay week and a half. He's eating on his own, not > > normal appetite, but at least we aren't force

Re: [Felvtalk] Lymph nodes

2015-11-14 Thread Maya D'Alessio
e > simpler just to do what I wanted and send me on my way. I still don't know > what caused it. > > He now has a chronic cough and congestion, but almost three years later, > is still with us. > > Margo > > > -Original Message- > From: Maya D'Alessio > Se

Re: [Felvtalk] Lymph nodes

2015-11-14 Thread Maya D'Alessio
ssarily FeLV – it could > be another infectious agent, but it is consistent with what you often see > with FeLV. > > > > Did you ever get him on the Winstrol? > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf

[Felvtalk] Lymph nodes

2015-11-11 Thread Maya D'Alessio
Hello, Merlot has had an okay week and a half. He's eating on his own, not normal appetite, but at least we aren't force feeding. He's happy and comfortable, so I'm just so relieved. I noticed last night that his lymph nodes in his neck are huge. Should I be worried, or is this a good sign?

[Felvtalk] Update on Merlot

2015-10-31 Thread Maya D'Alessio
him out of isolation, and he seems happy to be out, but it's going to be harder to monitor his eating now. We will have to see how things go I suppose. -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA Director At-Large University

Re: [Felvtalk] Bella

2015-10-28 Thread Maya D'Alessio
sweet little girl crossed over yesturday.she was 4 years old. So sad > > Sent from Samsung Mobile > > > ___ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-27 Thread Maya D'Alessio
talk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA Director At-Large University of Waterloo __

Re: [Felvtalk] Feline vaccines was/: Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-24 Thread Maya D'Alessio
e sure I don’t choke him and he might aspirate food into his lungs. For >> his comfort (and mind) I fold a heavy bath towel in half and put it around >> him the same way they do to us when we get our hair cut…then I clip it in >> back with a large office binder-clip. He doesn’t feel

Re: [Felvtalk] Coco update

2015-10-23 Thread Maya D'Alessio
hen let them in with the others. > > > > I'm going to try my best to ask again about Winstrol tomorrow. > > > > Kelley > > > ___ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/ma

Re: [Felvtalk] Coco update

2015-10-23 Thread Maya D'Alessio
sending (she was quite interested in the LTCI), but the other vet is not really interested in hearing me out On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 8:13 PM, Maya D'Alessio <mrdal...@uwaterloo.ca> wrote: > My vet seemed to really be influenced by the one study citing potential > liver issues. I get it, it

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-22 Thread Maya D'Alessio
He ate 1/4 cup of dry food on his own over night! I am so happy. I'll still be supplementing with force feeding, but such an improvement. Amani, my vet called yours yesterday and is just waiting to hear back. I am not interested in starting azt unless merlot gets worse, I share the same concerns

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-21 Thread Maya D'Alessio
be able to treat the FeLV itself, but we > CAN manage/treat the symptoms. > > Best to Merlot, and you, > > Margo > > -Original Message- > From: Maya D'Alessio > Sent: Oct 20, 2015 8:12 PM > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Stanozo

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlot status update

2015-10-20 Thread Maya D'Alessio
ikely future crisis, even if it appears > that you have achieved a bit of a reprieve now. > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Maya D'Alessio > *Sent:* October-19-15 11:19 PM > *To:* felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-20 Thread Maya D'Alessio
advice, and have been wonderful enough to admit when I am successful when > they had predicted nothing but failure. > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Maya D'Alessio > *Sent:* October-20-15 1:56

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlot status update

2015-10-20 Thread Maya D'Alessio
him on the rest > of the stuff anyway, and just add the Winstrol. My experience is that the > fever will dissipate with the improvement of his blood counts, etc. > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-20 Thread Maya D'Alessio
; ___ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA D

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-20 Thread Maya D'Alessio
no formula for > mosr people. I always read "you'll know", but I'm not sure that's true. > Sorry I can't be more help with that. > > Margo > > > -Original Message- > From: Maya D'Alessio > Sent: Oct 20, 2015 1:56 PM > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-20 Thread Maya D'Alessio
> have to stagger it, but my “country vet” had prescribed it that way, and we > stuck to it. > > AZT can cause serious blood abnormalities in cats. I don’t think it’s > often used in treating FeLV because of that. > > Lance > > On Oct 20, 2015, at 3:49 PM, Maya D'Alessio <mde.

Re: [Felvtalk] Stanozolol (Winstrol(R))

2015-10-20 Thread Maya D'Alessio
y provide support and help and > advice, and have been wonderful enough to admit when I am successful when > they had predicted nothing but failure. > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Maya D'Al

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlot

2015-10-19 Thread Maya D'Alessio
h him and come back in to the vets in 3 > days to re-test his blood. > > Any experience with low platelet count, what that means and if there is > any treatment? > > -- > Maya D'Alessio > PhD student > B1 377B, x32320 >

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlot

2015-10-19 Thread Maya D'Alessio
; > > Merlot may start having his liver enzymes rise. Resist the urge or the > advice of your vet to discontinue the Winstrol. The liver enzymes will very > likely drop after he is weaned off the Winstrol, and for the time being, > the more important thing is to deal with his failing bo

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlot

2015-10-19 Thread Maya D'Alessio
o a cat, but it is a fatal > >condition and positive cats always die. Sometimes it's months and > >other times years, but FelV is fatal. Vets try all kinds of things to > >save them, but have not found a cure. I'm not saying you are going > >to lose Merlot, but this i

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Merlot

2015-10-19 Thread Maya D'Alessio
f a positive effect. One of the Listserve members emailed me > recently to indicate she had gotten her cat on Winstrol after my > suggestions, and this turned him right around, so hopefully, others will > experience some of these good results too. > > > > Amani > > >

[Felvtalk] Merlot status update

2015-10-19 Thread Maya D'Alessio
, an anti-nauseant and she upped the prednisolone). -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA Director At-Large University of Waterloo ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlot

2015-10-19 Thread Maya D'Alessio
injected though I have never done that. If the > vet is able, starting with an injection might give Merlot a faster boost. > > > > Amani > > > > *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf > Of *Maya D'Alessio > *Sent:* October-19-15 12:04 PM > &

Re: [Felvtalk] Merlot

2015-10-18 Thread Maya D'Alessio
FeLV+, that's not so likely. > Platelet deficiency is called thrombocytopenia. > > Marsha > > > On 10/18/2015 1:54 PM, Maya D'Alessio wrote: > > Hey everyone, > > Merlot is my 3.5 year old cat. Last summer my other cat passed away from > FeLV (we had no idea she had i

[Felvtalk] Merlot

2015-10-18 Thread Maya D'Alessio
and if there is any treatment? -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA Director At-Large University of Waterloo ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http

Re: [Felvtalk] Please help! Anemic felv kitty, what can be done??

2015-02-27 Thread Maya D'Alessio
My cat Yang had a pcv of 13 and it does over night and she had a fever then her temp dropped below normal, she was jaundiced. she was dying and was felv + so we put her down while we held her. I hope yours has a better outcome. On Feb 27, 2015 3:42 PM, Belinda ma...@bemikitties.com wrote: PS.

Re: [Felvtalk] 5 leukemia positive kittens

2014-11-14 Thread Maya D'Alessio
My cat Yang who I lost this summer made it to 3 with feline leukemia. She had to have gotten it as a kitten, I adopted her at five months and she hadn't been exposed since entering my care. We didn't know she had it until she had to be put down. It was a terrible shock, but she lived an excellent

Re: [Felvtalk] Viralys maple flavored gel

2014-11-05 Thread Maya D'Alessio
it anyway, just for the immune boost. Marsha ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund

Re: [Felvtalk] Such a short little life

2014-10-22 Thread Maya D'Alessio
http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA Director At-Large University of Waterloo ___ Felvtalk mailing

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread Maya D'Alessio
The studies I read indicate that only 15% of adult cats challenged with felv will succumb to the disease and become long term positive. On Oct 22, 2014 2:24 PM, Grant, Mary A. mgr...@mofo.com wrote: Sandy, It is so good to hear some FeLV success stories. Thank you. We trapped our Sundae

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction

2014-10-22 Thread Maya D'Alessio
it in another article. On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:12 PM, Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net wrote: -Original Message- From: Maya D'Alessio Sent: Oct 22, 2014 3:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] introduction The studies I read indicate that only 15% of adult

Re: [Felvtalk] Light positive reading

2014-09-30 Thread Maya D'Alessio
://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA Director At-Large University of Waterloo ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Light positive reading

2014-09-28 Thread Maya D'Alessio
This is unrelated, but I just got really happy news. We did a full blood work up on my felv + guy, and his everything is perfect and normal! Very relieved On Sep 28, 2014 1:37 PM, Marsha mar...@lynxe.com wrote: Many years ago (early 80's I think), I had a cat that supposedly showed a faint

Re: [Felvtalk] Light positive reading

2014-09-28 Thread Maya D'Alessio
want to see what else we can do to keep her healthy. Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone. *From: *Maya D'Alessio *Sent: *Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:17 PM *To: *felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Reply To: *felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Subject: *Re: [Felvtalk] Light positive reading

Re: [Felvtalk] Harley has a new friend

2014-09-28 Thread Maya D'Alessio
Good luck! We just brought a new cat home to keep merlot company since yang died of felv in June. We are keeping them isolated, the first two days were some growls through the door at each other, but it's been two weeks now and they pay under the door. We're keeping the new girl, zoe, separate

Re: [Felvtalk] Harley has a new friend

2014-09-28 Thread Maya D'Alessio
/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund

Re: [Felvtalk] My Moe

2014-09-21 Thread Maya D'Alessio
I would definitely say go to another vet. We educate ourselves well, but we aren't vets, we can't know everything. On Sep 21, 2014 8:29 PM, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: Your post came through fine. Can you consult with another vet? I was reluctant to give any medicine (or supplement) to my

Re: [Felvtalk] need some help/advice

2014-09-14 Thread Maya D'Alessio
/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Studies Endowment Fund

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 5, Issue 6

2014-08-14 Thread Maya D'Alessio
hate to think of him being lonely! 3 Katherine On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Maya D'Alessio mde...@gmail.com wrote: So, my one cat Merlot is clearly lonely. He is used to being second in command to our cat Yang who passed away. I work with a cat rescue

Re: [Felvtalk] FELV contagious

2014-08-12 Thread Maya D'Alessio
On Monday, August 11, 2014 4:24 PM, Maya D'Alessio mde...@gmail.com wrote: So, my one cat Merlot is clearly lonely. He is used to being second in command to our cat Yang who passed away. I work with a cat rescue, and the cats there all live communally until they are adopted

[Felvtalk] FELV contagious

2014-08-11 Thread Maya D'Alessio
to put down. What do you guys think / what has your vet said to you about this? -- Maya D'Alessio PhD student B1 377B, x32320 Graduate Student Endowment Fund Coordinator Biology GSA Vice Chair GSA Director At-Large University of Waterloo ___ Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Coco has diarrhea

2014-07-29 Thread Maya D'Alessio
Sending you positive thoughts! On Jul 29, 2014 8:47 PM, Kelley moonv...@gmail.com wrote: I fear giardiasis. We're going to vet tomorrow Sent from my iPhone ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-26 Thread Maya D'Alessio
I know exactly what you mean by, 'cat of a lifetime'. My yang was absolutely that for me. I looked at pictures of her today without crying, but sometimes I hate the fact that I'll never get to see her again. On Jul 26, 2014 7:53 PM, Jennifer Lewis blonded...@mac.com wrote: First off, Thank you

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-26 Thread Maya D'Alessio
ever had. On Jul 26, 2014, at 8:33 PM, Maya D'Alessio mde...@gmail.com wrote: I know exactly what you mean by, 'cat of a lifetime'. My yang was absolutely that for me. I looked at pictures of her today without crying, but sometimes I hate the fact that I'll never get to see her again. On Jul

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-25 Thread Maya D'Alessio
about an hour ago. She contracted the virus from her feral mom, and came to us at 8 weeks after being trapped. We loved her dearly for 13 wonderful months until she left with my heart tonight. On Jul 24, 2014, at 6:12 PM, Maya D'Alessio wrote: I am a microbiologist, so the lack of research

[Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-24 Thread Maya D'Alessio
who have or have had a healthy FeLV cat, how long did they stay healthy for? -- Maya D'Alessio ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-24 Thread Maya D'Alessio
video and photos of the two of you together having fun. It's tough knowing they'll be gone too soon, but let that help you cherish the good times together. We aren't vets here, but we can offer you experience and support. Katherine On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM, Maya D'Alessio mde

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-24 Thread Maya D'Alessio
long did they live together? On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 4:52 PM, Maya D'Alessio mde...@gmail.com wrote: Thank you for all of the support everyone. Katherine - Yang was 3, Merlot is just two years old now. I don't know which cat had it and then gave it to the other. I feel terrible, I

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-24 Thread Maya D'Alessio
him healthy? Are probiotics helpful in this case? For those who have or have had a healthy FeLV cat, how long did they stay healthy for? -- Maya D'Alessio ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http

Re: [Felvtalk] Just tested positive

2014-07-24 Thread Maya D'Alessio
I am a microbiologist, so the lack of research really does frustrate me. I was asking the vet if we know if the viral load increases over time like in hiv. He said there was very limited funding for felv research. Very frustrating. ___ Felvtalk mailing