Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-03-06 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
When my mom was in her seventies she got scammed by some guy selling securities -- he told her she wouldn't lose money, and she ended up losing like $5,000. She felt so foolish on top of losing the money, which on a fixed income was not going to replenish itself, and of course I felt bad that she

Re: [Felvtalk] Flanagan Please add to the CLS

2009-03-05 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Awww. Sweetest of Bridge vibes to Flanagan, and hugs to y'all at Sids. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 7:46 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk]

Re: [Felvtalk] Hello- new to the list

2009-03-04 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Wow, Laurie, I had never heard of that So I'm guessing that dry food should be kept, say, in its bag with the top rolled so there's no extra air? Wacky! Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] hello- new to the list.

2009-03-03 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Amy -- I'm sorry your baby isn't doing well, and I'm even sorrier that diagnosis and treatment need to be ruled by, as you say, your credit line. We've all been at this point, I think. Part of the nastiness of this disease is that it's expensive all around, from the frequent vet visits to

Re: [Felvtalk] Bashful to cross at 2:15 today (EST) Tampa, FL

2009-03-02 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I'm so sorry, Heather. It sounds like you are doing the exact right thing for Bashful now. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to her, and hopes for a passing free from fear and full of the knowledge that she was loved. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] add Hambone to the bridge list(not FELV)

2009-02-27 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sometimes they just plain run out of steam. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to good old Hambone, and hugs to you. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 9:39

Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-25 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Mike -- Can you have your negative cat vaccinated? Lots of success on this list intermingling. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MIKE JANUS Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 3:03 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Assisted Feeding

2009-02-17 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Oh, I'm so sorry. She's just so young! You'll get more good advice here, but quickly, you should get some A/D from your vet. It's stinky in a way cats love, and it's a paste. You can try syringing it right from the can, or you can water it down and blend it and squirt it down the throat. It's

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

2009-02-16 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sherry, I'm so sorry that Jazzman and Valentino left you -- gentle Bridge vibes to them, and hugs to those at Sids who cared about them. Vibes for Oscar and Flanagan, and also gentle Bridge vibes for the other kitty you lost. What a sad few days! Diane R. -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] Trudi (was: PCR test reliability)

2009-02-16 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I wonder if maybe the Retopix tingles or stings a little or maybe feels unexpectedly cool or warm on the skin. Or maybe since the lesions seem to be healing, Trudi is feeling itchy and the medicine makes it worse? Glad you got good news about your other two girls! Diane R. -Original

Re: [Felvtalk] Elevated liver enzymes

2009-02-11 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I was about to mention this myself, thanks for saving me the time. I'd add that hepatic lipidosis in itself does not constitute permanent liver failure, and can be treated by feeding high-protein, low-fat food, by force or esophageal tube if necessary if the cat isn't eating enough on its own.

Re: [Felvtalk] Elevated liver enzymes

2009-02-11 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
The first thing that leaps to my mind, from experience, is hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) which generally happens when a cat isn't eating enough to sustain it, its body tries to use its fat reserve for nourishment, and the liver gets overloaded with fat. The causes for the cat not eating

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-02-10 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Stef -- Sorry you're having all this trouble and worry right now. About FIV, you are right and your vet is wrong. It is VERY hard to transmit other than through fighting (deep bites) and sex. It's much less contagious than FeLV, and even FeLV appears to be not as contagious as originally

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

2009-02-09 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sherry, I'm so sorry Juno left you. Hugs to all who cared about her. Diane R. This electronic mail transmission and any attachments are confidential and may be privileged. They should be read or retained only by the intended recipient. If you have received this transmission in error,

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: My Mother went to the Rainbow Bridge

2009-01-29 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Terrie, my deepest condolences on your mother's passing. I know how hard that is. She sounds like a lovely person, and I'm glad she was able to get her kitty fix at your place even while living at the convalescent home. I'm sure she's happily cuddling all our Bridge babies now. Thank you for

Re: [Felvtalk] Further update on Tofu cont'd

2009-01-27 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Emily, congrats to you and Tofu for having found each other, and to Kelley for babysitting until you did! Here's vibes that you have a long and happy life with each other. FIV is much less problematic than FeLV; often an FIV+ cat can live out its full lifespan asymptomatically, and since FIV is

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Puppy Mills in WA.

2009-01-23 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I had not heard about this, Terrie, but I rejoice with you, and mourn the dogs who couldn't be helped. Puppy mills are a national disgrace. I think the tide is turning, though, although too slowly. Congratulations to the agencies performing the raids and caring for the poor animals afterward.

Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl please add CLS

2009-01-15 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sally, truly a bummer about your workplace, I believe the attitude out there right now is be thankful you have a job -- never mind that you can't make ends meet on what they pay you. Hopefully things will get better in the coming year or so. I hope we can all at least hang on to what we've got

Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl please add CLS

2009-01-15 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sally -- my housemate took the medical coding class, online, a few years ago, at which point the bottom apparently dropped out of the medical coding biz, at least around here. So she puts stickers on at In-Sink-Erator. Her furlough days are usually only 1 day at a time, and she can still get

Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl please add CLS

2009-01-13 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sally, I'm sorry you lost Baby Girl just as she was getting friendly. I'm glad you were there to help her at the end. Gentle Bridge vibes to her and hugs to you, Pat and everyone else who looked after her. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI by Imulan

2009-01-12 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Jennifer, have you consulted a vet who knows more about FeLV? That could be crucial in Mr. Darcy's treatment. You can just call vets in your local area and ask if they are knowledgeable about FeLV, and if so make an appointment with one of them and get him checked out. If nothing else, you'd be

Re: [Felvtalk] Sick FelV kitten

2008-12-17 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Lorrie and Gary -- I have no practical advice here, just vibes coming for both these babies. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of gary Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:39 AM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Question re: keeping them healthy-article

2008-12-12 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Argh! My mother got C. diff when she was in a nursing home, and it was a horrible horrible thing. It didn't kill her, but it took months to clear up. She had fallen and broken a hip and a wrist, and the constant diarrhea made everything much much harder for her and her caretakers. I'm sort of

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Woodgie and Grey to the candlelightingceremony

2008-12-09 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Gentle Bridge vibes to Woodgie. That's way too young, but if as you say there's a history of heart trouble in her family, it's probably a good age for her. Sorry it was so sudden though, it must have been so horrible for you. Hugs. Never too late to acknowledge Grey. He's probably welcoming

Re: [Felvtalk] B. B. died - please add to the Candlelight service (dowe still have one?)

2008-12-03 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
B.B. sounds like a great little soul. It's so hard when some seemingly inconsequential thing becomes life-or-death. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to B.B. and hugs to you for your love and care. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] LTIC/Imulan Losing kitties

2008-11-25 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Amber Welcome to the list, and condolences on losing Parker. People can be so very stupid. Of course you're sad about Parker, and will be sad when it's Neo's time. But unless you keep only, like, elephants or gorillas or parrots for pets, chances are good that you'll outlive even a healthy

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone

2008-11-21 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sue, I'm so very sorry. Gentle rest to your little guy. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sue Frank Koren Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 3:20 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [Felvtalk] Buzz is gone Today I had to have my

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

2008-11-18 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sherry, I'm so sorry you lost Trish. That happened to one of the kitties at the Katrina shelter I volunteered at for a few months. Frenzy had just gotten adopted, and then they found out she was full of cancer. It seemed so unfair that she had been through so much already, and then that. Gentle

Re: [Felvtalk] So now what?

2008-11-17 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Lisa -- I think what Chris suggests below is very important. Your baby needs a vet whose choices aren't limited to euthanize or isolate. Best of luck in finding a great, FeLV-knowledgeable vet. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Romeo's story...

2008-11-11 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I think it's important to share a kitty's story when he or she passes -- at other times too, of course, but particularly then. It gives the bereaved some closure, it celebrates the kitty's life and tells people just how unique that one little furball really was. The listmom on another list --

Re: [Felvtalk] Romeo is gone....

2008-11-10 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Chris, thank you for telling us Romeo's story. He's surely telling all the Bridge kitties a similar story, but it's all about how great YOU are and how he trained you into a loving mommy. Hugs to you. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Re: [Felvtalk] Murdoch,Cody,Bijou and London

2008-11-03 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sherry, this is good news indeed. May they all continue to prosper. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 7:31 AM To: Felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] Murdoch,Cody,Bijou and London Hi all,as

Re: [Felvtalk] tests

2008-10-29 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Welcome, Sally. I'm glad you got so many good answers so quickly -- we've all been through what you're going through now, some many times over. It's great that you and your vet are working together on this and that you already have a plan. Best of luck to you and the kitties. Nobody can

Re: [Felvtalk] Stray Kitty I took in tests positive

2008-10-29 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Welcome, Brenda! Sorry Spazzy is so ill, but you've come to the right place for info. You will be getting a lot of it in a very short time, but just to start out, your vet is way wrong about the bone marrow biopsy. Yikes! What you need to get is an IFA test. It's much more accurate than

Re: [Felvtalk] ALL KITTENS NEGATIVE !!!! YIPPE !!!!!!!!!

2008-10-28 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I'm so happy for your good news!! The kittens are precious (as all kittens are) and the pic of THE PILE makes me want to join them in the cage. Here are vibes that they all find just the right homes! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

Re: [Felvtalk] update on Mickey

2008-10-21 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Viky, I'm sorry the news wasn't better. I don't know anything about this, but I'm wondering if there's a way to do chemo now that would prevent reoccurrence later? I know chemo is never an easy thing. Hugs to both of you. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [Felvtalk] Grumpy Gus is gone

2008-10-17 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sam, I'm so sorry you lost Grumpy Gus. I'm glad you were there for him. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 10:19 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Grumpy Gus

Re: [Felvtalk] Bijou,Cody,Murdoch and London

2008-10-17 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hope they all pull through. Vibes coming. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 9:05 PM To: Felvtalk; Felvot groups Subject: [Felvtalk] Bijou,Cody,Murdoch and London Hi all could you

Re: [Felvtalk] Piggee Piggee is gone

2008-10-14 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Carolyn, I'm so sorry. I'm glad Piggee was happy at the vet's. That's so rare! Gentle Bridge vibes and rest to him. He's telling everykitty up there about his great mommy and his great vet. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

Re: [Felvtalk] Kiwi

2008-10-07 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Robin, I'm so sorry you lost Kiwi. He knows you did everything within your power. Gentlest of Bridge vibes to him, and hugs to you. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 9:04 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] So Happy!

2008-09-23 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Great news, Sue! Way to go, Tweezer! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 2:48 PM To: FeLV Talk Subject: [Felvtalk] So Happy! Hello everyone! Tweezers tests came back and it is

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

2008-09-23 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Oh, damn. Gentle Bridge vibes to Sharkey. He knew he was loved. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 3:55 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] Sharkey Please add to the CLS :( Well he

Re: [Felvtalk] New member

2008-09-19 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Lorrie -- Glad you found this group. You'll get lots of great advice here. Firstly, don't beat yourself up too much -- it's too bad about the kitties you put to sleep, but nobody knew much about FeLV back then, it would have been universally considered to be a death sentence anyway. Now,

Re: [Felvtalk] Letter from new member

2008-09-19 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
. I'm working on finding more space where all FelV cats can be separated. Thanks for writing. Lorrie in WV On 09-19, Rosenfeldt, Diane wrote: Hi, Lorrie -- Glad you found this group. You'll get lots of great advice here. Firstly, don't beat yourself up too much -- it's too bad about

Re: [Felvtalk] OT- Friday Night Lights Kitty Rescue

2008-09-18 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
They are so beautiful! Great job with the TNR and rescue!! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 12:56 AM To: felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] OT- Friday Night Lights Kitty Rescue I was

[Felvtalk] Gracie (was RE: worried Mom seeking info)

2008-09-16 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Janine, I'm so sorry Gracie had to leave you. I'm so glad you were there to help her go in peace and comfort. Gentle Bridge vibes to this feisty old girl. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of janine paton Sent: Monday, September 15,

Re: [Felvtalk] Michelle's Patches is an angel

2008-09-10 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Oh, damn. Gentlest of Bridge journeys to Patches, and hugs to Michelle and everyone who loved Patches. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 11:30 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] New Kitten is FeLV+

2008-09-09 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Jody -- Sounds like you're doing great already with your others! Brava! Since you're experience in FeLV, you've probably already heard some of the suggestions. You're already doing good food -- can't hurt to supplement with L-lysine, the pure kind from the health food store rather than the

Re: [Felvtalk] Can you please pray for Michelle's Patches

2008-09-08 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Here are wishes and vibes that Patches rallies once again, and hugs to her and to Michelle. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MacKenzie, Kerry N. Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 5:38 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] Natasha

2008-09-02 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Here's hoping Natasha bounces back from her URI with no lasting harm done. Welcome and Gesundheit, Natasha! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 8:51 AM To: Felvtalk; Felvot groups

Re: [Felvtalk] Good News!

2008-09-02 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
This is great, Sue! Happy hugs to you and Miracle Buzz! Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sue Koren Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 10:27 AM To: FeLV Talk Subject: [Felvtalk] Good News! Some of you may remember my FeLV+ kitty,

Re: [Felvtalk] Cole's last fight

2008-08-26 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I'm so sorry, Kim. I know it's not a lot of consolation that you had him with you for 6-1/2 years when a healthy cat can live 3 times that long, but it *is* an extraordinary age for a FeLV+ kitty and both of you fought the good fight and loved each other fiercely for all that time. Don't try to

Re: [Felvtalk] chemotherapy?

2008-08-21 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Hi, Adrienne. I'm sorry Emma is ill. There are lots of people on this list who will give you some really good pointers. I don't have any personal experience with chemo for FeLV+ cats; by the time my Patches turned up on my doorstep and was diagnosed, it was really too late to consider

Re: [Felvtalk] Duncan is gone

2008-08-20 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Laura, I am so sorry for both your losses. Hugs to you and gentle Bridge journey to Duncan and your other kitty -- what was his/her name? Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Laura Mostello Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:32 PM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Patches update

2008-08-19 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Here's vibes that Patches rallies through this. She has so much going on, poor baby. Hugs to her and to Michelle. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MacKenzie, Kerry N. Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:14 AM To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Seizures continued

2008-08-15 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Caroline, Bless you for caring so much about this little problem child! While I hate to hope that an animal was abused, I do hope that his problems, whatever they turn out to be, ARE finite and treatable. You know, if these folks are really old, maybe they just aren't up on current thinking on

Re: [Felvtalk] I think my girl kitty is pregnant...will the kittensbeFeLV+??

2008-08-12 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Jennifer, I know how bad you must be feeling now, and I know what it's like to not have enough money to go around, and I know what it's like to make a bad judgment call. Obviously you should have made it a priority to have *somebody* fixed since unfixed cats living together WILL do what comes

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz might be sick

2008-07-25 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sally, here's hoping the vet finds nothing major. I know you'll be going crazy until you find out. Hugs to you all. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sue Koren Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 9:09 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2008-07-25 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Unfortunately, not all vets are current on the latest thinking on such death sentence diseases as FeLV and FIV. It's so important to find one who is knowledgeable and willing to work with a kitty through its various issues. There are many knowledgeable and supportive vets out there, and often

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy is Anemic

2008-07-25 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I'm so sorry, Sue. I know cats have come back from bouts of anemia but you do have to weigh the options. Hope he feels better in the meantime with the shot. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sue Koren Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008

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

2008-07-24 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Oh, damn. Condolences to all of you, and a gentle journey to Hennessey. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 7:17 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: [Felvtalk] Hennessey Please add to the

Re: [Felvtalk] Hennessey

2008-07-23 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Vibes coming. Hennessey is in good hands but there's only so much even good hands can do. Hope he pulls through. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:53 PM To: Felvtalk Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing Daisy's Babies

2008-07-16 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sharyl -- Best wishes to you and to all these babies. Whatever future they have is already brighter with you taking such good care of them. About Daisy, I guess I would say that if in the future she looks like she's actively sick, bring her in and, if you can't afford to keep her, do the kind

[Felvtalk] Smokey (was RE: Melina Please add to the CLS :(

2008-07-15 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Kathryn, I am so sorry about Smokey. I know how much you wanted him to make it. Don't reproach yourself too much (I know you have to a little, 20-20 hindsight is what we humans do best) for causing him pain trying to take care of the mouth sores. You were doing what you could to be a good mom,

Re: [Felvtalk] crf-Belinda

2008-07-15 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Tonya -- re the cosequin, we've been giving it to our senior guy Luc for several months now -- we get the capsules and sprinkle it into his wet food. He goes for the juicy part first so we try to get the cosequin powder mostly into the juice. He sucks it right up. ;-) Diane R.

RE: Smokey update

2008-07-07 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Any responsible vet will treat an FeLV+ kitty. One of the first things to know about this virus is that it isn't nearly as casually contagious as was first thought, though it is more readily transmittable than the other bugaboo, FIV. Unless the cat is in a position to bite other cats, or is

RE: Prayers needed AGAIN

2008-07-03 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I hope Melina is hanging in there this morning and is feeling better. Big vibes to her. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 3:56 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: Prayers needed AGAIN

RE: Add to CLS - Muffin - (non FELV)

2008-07-01 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I'm so sorry, Kelley. Gentle Bridge vibes to Muffin. What is her (his?) story? I always think it's good to tell their stories when they pass. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008

RE: Sissy has joined Hobbs, 6/27/08

2008-06-27 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Heather, I'm so sorry for all your losses, and Jann's and Kate's. I'm sure all these sweet babies are at the Bridge bragging up all the VERY special people who cared so much about them. I don't know of anybody on this list who hasn't at some point beaten themselves up about what they shoulda

RE: Little Man Please add to CLS :(

2008-06-03 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I'm so sorry Little Man didn't make it, Sherry. Hugs to Dr. Jen and all of you. Little Man has gone through orientation by now and is telling all his new friends about his wonderful old friends. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On

RE: Kissinger and Zin Please add to the CLS :( :(

2008-05-30 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Kissinger and Zin will surely find lots of old friends at the Bridge. :-( Condolences to Zin's hoomin and all at Sids. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:39 PM To: Felvtalk

RE: Sebastian Please add to the CLS :(

2008-05-27 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sorry, Sherry and all. Gentle Bridge vibes to Sebastian. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 7:54 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: Sebastian Please add to the CLS :( I am saddened to say

RE: Hobbs, May 4, 2008

2008-05-05 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Heather, I am so very sorry to hear of Hobbs' passing. Blessings to you and Jann for caring so deeply for him, and thank you for sharing his story. Hugs to you all and skritches to Sissy. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

RE: Hobbs, May 4, 2008

2008-05-05 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Laurie, condolences to your friends as well. What a hard weekend this has been. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of laurieskatz Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 4:14 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Hobbs, May 4,

RE: Update on Hobbs

2008-05-01 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Here are big hang in there vibes to Hobbs and his human, and some hugs and skritches thrown in too! I know we're all rooting for him. Thanks for the update, Heather. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Heather Wienker

RE: Hobbs, more info--Liver

2008-04-29 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
If the bilirubin is high, could this be fatty liver disease (hepatic lipidosis)? I've been through this with my Luc and it is very reversible with proper treatment. The treatment is simple -- feed, feed, feed, and quick, quick, quick! The problem is that the cat may not feel like eating, in

RE: Today is test day

2008-04-24 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Best of luck to you and Buzz today. Hugs and good vibes to both of you. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sue Koren Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:25 AM To: FeLV Talk Subject: Today is test day Hello everybody, Today after

RE: test

2008-04-22 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Me too, Tonya, both at home and at work. When I saw the one at home, I thought maybe it was because my inbox was nearly full -- but at work I usually have a maximum of 100 items. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of

RE: Fw: Please add Inky to CLS

2008-04-22 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Kerry, this is very late, but please accept my deepest condolences on Inky's passing. What a great long time you had together! Diane R. On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 4:54 AM, Kerry Roach [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I didn't see this posted at the group so I thought I would re-send it. I guess there

RE: I really need some advice

2008-04-02 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
If you would rather keep this baby than adopt her out, I say go ahead and have Velvet vaccinated (unless s/he is sickly) and let Binxy out of that bathroom. The only thing might be to introduce them gradually, like with Binxy in a cage for a few days, to see if they're going to be aggressive. Of

RE: I really need some advice

2008-04-02 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I forgot to mention, even though your vet may have administered the in-house test correctly, that test sometimes shows false positives (and negatives). You should have Binxy retested using the Western Blot, which is more accurate. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: I really need some advice

2008-04-02 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
apart so, the vaccine is not fully effective for about 4 weeks. Gary - Original Message - From: Rosenfeldt, Diane [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 8:34 AM Subject: RE: I really need some advice I forgot to mention, even though your vet

RE: A few more facts

2008-04-02 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Caroline -- Of course you are making the right decision for both you and Binxy. While money shouldn't have to be an object in pet care, it ALWAYS is, and between the high-quality food, the supplements and the vet visits, Binxy's care could eventually get costly, even if she's healthy now. My

RE: Zeus Please add to the CLS :(

2008-03-27 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sorry, Sherry. He sounds like a feisty little guy. Hugs to all and gentle Bridge vibes to Zeus. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 8:24 PM To: Felvtalk Subject: Zeus Please add

RE: please add Slinky to the CLS

2008-03-20 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
What a shame. Gentle Bridge journey to Slinky and hugs to Laura. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sally Davis Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 8:30 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: please add Slinky to the CLS

RE: Is Cheesecake On The Horizan?!

2008-03-19 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Tator, if this works I will join you in choking down a cheesecake (I never *got* it -- why would you want CHEESE in a CAKE?? Cakes are for chocolate and yummy cloyingly sweet icing!) If this works, so much future heartache will be averted. I suppose it's too much to hope that it will come

RE: Is Cheesecake On The Horizan?!

2008-03-19 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Yes, it's small, but hopefully enough to at least show a trend one way or the other. And if this small a sample means it can get under way quickly, I think it's worth a shot. The results might nudge interest in a larger study at the very least. LOL, I can see a huge black market in cobra-venom

RE: Is Cheesecake On The Horizan?!

2008-03-19 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
AM, Rosenfeldt, Diane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes, it's small, but hopefully enough to at least show a trend one way or the other. And if this small a sample means it can get under way quickly, I think it's worth a shot. The results might nudge interest in a larger study at the very

RE: Marley Please add to the CLS :(

2008-03-17 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Gosh, Sherry, I'm so sorry. Marley sounds like a very special little guy indeed. As always, hugs to you all. I know Marley is telling everybody at the Bridge the same kind of wonderful things about you guys, including the slow dancing. Diane R. From: [EMAIL

RE: Mr. Kennedy Please add to the CLS :(

2008-03-10 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I'm sorry he didn't make it, Sherry. I'm sure he's at the Bridge bragging you all up. Hugs. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 5:53 AM To: Felvtalk Subject: Mr. Kennedy Please add

RE: OT - CLS addition....... my Bandit

2008-03-07 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sorry, Barb. Sweet Bridge vibes to Bandit, and hugs to you and Smoky. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Barb Moermond Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 2:09 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: OT - CLS addition...

RE: Autumn's Eye

2008-03-05 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
She sounds like a funny little girl -- I mean as in amusing rather than peculiar, but probably both apply. ;-) I'm glad she's doing better. Here's vibes that her eye clears up okay. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Susan

RE: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Lynne, I am so sorry you lost BooBoo. My heart truly goes out to you and Bob. Most of us on this list are all too familiar with the frustration and desperation you've felt these past weeks, when you try everything, hope for anything, and end up losing them anyway. My experience with Patches was

RE: OT - Cat enclosures

2008-02-28 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
OMG!! Cats, schmats, *I* want to live there! Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kelley Saveika Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:30 PM To: felvtalk Subject: OT - Cat enclosures Boy, am I jealous of these people! One

RE: more questions and thankyou

2008-02-28 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Obviously, Dorothy, treat your cats the way you're comfortable with, but as someone else has stated, the Cornell info *is* outdated. If FeLV were as hugely contagious as stated, I would now have 4 cats dead of it, since our Patches escaped our quarantine the first night he was with us, and

RE: FIV

2008-02-28 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I believe everything you've said is correct. The kind of intermingling of bodily fluids that comes only with deep bite wounds (or intercourse) is the way FIV is transmitted. In this way FIV is similar to HIV, but its manifestations and treatment are not. It's basically the good-food and

RE: more bad news

2008-02-27 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Lynne, I know how sad and disheartened you are, but please be aware, as Kelley says, that all FIP tests are not created equal. Most of the tests only show the *presence* of the coronavirus, which actually is present in huge numbers of cats without ever turning into FIP. It has to mutate to

RE: Finlay Please add to the CLS :(

2008-02-20 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sherry, sorry about feisty little Finlay. I know you guys made his little life with you a great one. Gentle Bridge vibes to him, and hugs to you all. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Wednesday,

RE: Melina

2008-02-15 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
That's good news, Sherry. Big vibes for a long, happy life for Melina. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 5:05 AM To: Felvtalk Subject: Melina I just wanted to report to you

RE: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-15 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Lynne, I don't think you're alone in reacting the way you did at your mom's death. I'm sorry that she, and you, had to go through 5 years of that kind of hell. My mother died a few years ago, after 3 years in a nursing home, and at the end was so far from what she had been a few years before

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