Re: [Felvtalk] Cat in Ohio needs home

2012-10-29 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Where in Ohio?

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From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
Marcia
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 4:00 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Cat in Ohio needs home

Hi guys
Are any of you in Ohio or know anyone in Ohio that would take an abandoned
cat? My brother is at s campsite and a woman there took in a cat , made it
into a housecat and the left it there. She packed up and left for the
winter. He said its curled up on the porch on a towel in 20 degree wind
chill. I am pissed but I know that isn't helping this poor cat. Everyone
will be gone from that campground for the season. My brother is leaving
tomorrow. His dog would eat the cat so he can't take it. Shelters r full.
Anyone have any ideas??
Thanks
Marcia

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[Felvtalk] Picked up Orlandos ashes today

2012-05-21 Thread Frank Sue Koren
It has been one week since I took Orlando to the vets for the last time.
His tumor had gotten large enough to be causing him pain and he had stopped
eating.  He was such a wonderful cat, my loving flame point Siamese boy.
The first time I met him in the rescues FeLV room he reached up and gave me
a hug.  From then on he was my boy and I can't believe he is gone and I will
never see him again in this world.  He was about 10 when I adopted him and
that was four years ago.  He would come up and bite me in the butt for
attention when I was working on the computer.  If I got up at night to go to
the bathroom he would accompany me.  Always.  I guess that was how I knew it
was time.  On the last night he didn't do that.  He will be SO missed.  I
hate hate hate this disease.

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Re: [Felvtalk] testing the list again

2011-09-18 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Best wishes to you also, James.  Test e-mails received ok.

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of James G Wilson
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:18 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] testing the list again

Hello all, 

We seem to have had another glitch with the list. I hope 
that I have it fixed now. So, I am just sending out a test 
message to be sure. I hope everyone is doing well. Best 
wishes.

James G. Wilson - phaed...@charter.net
http://www.felineleukemia.org (FeLV Research  Support)
http://www.facebook.com/crambone
http://weather62025.com (Weather for Edwardsville, IL)

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[Felvtalk] Tweeze is gone.

2011-02-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Tweezer lost his battle with this horrible disease this afternoon.  He had
an aggressive lymphoma so there was no hope that he would get better or that
he could even be made more comfortable.  He crashed at the beginning of this
week and was having spasms that were making it very difficult for him to
eat, drink or even to stand.  He has been very unhappy and scared all week
long.  

When I took Tweezer in he was extremely malnourished and had worms, ear
mites, goopy eyes and an upper respiratory infection.  As his health
improved he became such a happy cat!  He was so happy to be alive, he always
wanted to play and be loved.  This is a you-tube link to a video I took of
him a few months ago.  He would come to me and ask me to come and play with
him and then lead me to the toys.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/katlover13100#p/a/u/2/xXvteShI_Ig

 

Rest in peace my darling Tweezer.  My heart is breaking but at least there
is no feline leukemia where you are now.

 

 

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[Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

2011-02-03 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Tweezer was to the vet yesterday.  His RBC is 17 and he has a secondary
infection.  He is also having spasms which is the worst because he is
frightened and it makes it harder for him to eat and drink.  He is on
Prednesolone and Clavamox for now.  What can I do to help him?

I hope this message gets through to the list because my last one didn't.  

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Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

2011-02-03 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I have an appointment with my favorite vet tomorrow to see what can be done
for Tweezer.  If he can still be made comfortable by anything I can do, then
I will do everything I can for him.  If there is nothing that can be done
then it will be time to let him go with dignity.  I can trust Dr. Tom to
advise me correctly.  Meanwhile I am a basket case.  If Tweezer must crosst
the bridge then a bright ray of sunshine will be leaving this world.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Natalie
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:50 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

I was giving her sub-q fluids for a while, which I assume helped her because
she never had any seizures again. FIV is so much more manageable than FeLV!
BTW - I sent the info to the dumb vet at the clinic so she would know for
the next time someone brings in a cat that was FIV+, not to immediately make
the diagnosis of the cat having grand mal seizures, DUH!

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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Koren
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 3:34 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

I think emergency clinics have more then their share of idiots
Maybe assist feeding would work for him. I will have to get a syringe.  Did
you do anything else besides feeding her to help her get rid of toxins?

Sent from my iPad

On Feb 3, 2011, at 3:18 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:

 Years ago, one of my FIV cats had seizures; we rushed her to an emergency
 clinic, and they told me you have a very sick kitty here, which made me
 livid, as if I were a total ignoramus.I later did some research and
 found out that cats with FeLV and FIV can build up toxins which can cause
 seizures.
 Maybe it would be a good idea to feed the cat with a syringeshould be
no
 problem!  Wrap in a towel, hold the head from underneath  the jaw, and
 gently insert the syringe on the side of the mouth, slowly releasing the
 food (small amounts, allowing the cat to swallow). Would it help if you
 placed food in front, and then helped steady the cat's head?
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Koren
 Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 2:41 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick
 
 The problem is more with the spasms he is having then not eating.  He is
 interested in food but is having a hard time eating it because of the
 shaking and jerking. They don't know what is causing it. They were
thinking
 maybe value would help but are afraid it might not be good because of his
 being weak and immune compromised.
 
 Sent from my iPad
 
 On Feb 3, 2011, at 2:07 PM, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote:
 
 Try ANYTHING - it's better than nothing.  Sometimes, when they have an
 infection, they can't smell the food (and that's very important to cats),
 try taking some of the food, maybe diluted, and use a syringe or an
 eyedropper to put some of it into their mouth on the side, just to get
the
 taste, they usually start eating!
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Katy Doyle
 Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 12:51 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick
 
 I'm so sorry that Tweezer isn't doing well. I don't really know what to
do
 to encourage him to eat - maybe try his favorite food, I sometimes use
 tuna or mackerel (supplemented with Nutri-Cal so the cat gets all their
 viatamins). For cats, the smellier the food, the better.
 
 I hope that helps!
 ---Katy
 
 On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Frank  Sue Koren
 fs...@roadrunner.comwrote:
 
 Tweezer was to the vet yesterday.  His RBC is 17 and he has a secondary
 infection.  He is also having spasms which is the worst because he is
 frightened and it makes it harder for him to eat and drink.  He is on
 Prednesolone and Clavamox for now.  What can I do to help him?
 
 I hope this message gets through to the list because my last one didn't.
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

2011-02-03 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Tweezer was the name the rescue group that had him gave him.  I liked the
name and it fit him so we kept it.  I don't know if links from the cat forum
I am part of will work here, but I will try.  This tells the story of how I
came to have him and of his first few weeks at home:

http://www.catforum.com/forum/36-cat-chat/117922-cat-cage.html

http://www.catforum.com/forum/36-cat-chat/119042-tweezer-after-5-1-2-weeks.h
tml

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Mike Finch
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 7:35 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] HELP! Tweezer is sick

Sue,

I'm praying for you and Tweezer.  Pllleeeaaassee tell me about that name! :D

Mike
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[Felvtalk] Is ther anything that can reverse the anemia?

2011-01-31 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I am worried that my 4 year old FeLV+ kitty Tweezer may be anemic.  I will
be taking him to the vet asap but am wondering if there is anything that can
reverse the anemia once is starts.  I have lost two positive kitties already
to anemia and I sure don't want to see it happen to Tweezer.  We bought
Buzzy a few months with Doxycycline and Prednelolone but it's never enough
time.  Does anyone know of anything that can reverse it?

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[Felvtalk] Blood in Tweezers stool

2010-12-07 Thread Frank Sue Koren
My 4 year old FeLV+ kitty, Tweezer has always had some digestive problems.
Nothing more then gas and a rumbly tummy though.  This morning he had a
runny stool with blood in it and it seemed painful for him to go.  Is this
still another thing that positive cats deal with?  Tweezer was just at the
vets a couple of weeks ago for a check up.  The vet said he looks healthy
and the CBC came back normal. When their office opens today I will be
calling but I wanted to ask the people on this list because you are the ones
that know the troubles of FeLV+ cats.   Any advice?

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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is gone.

2010-10-26 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I am so sorry to hear that Murphy lost his battle with this horrible
disease.  You made him come alive for everyone in this group with the
wonderful descriptions of him in your posts.  He was a very special cat and
was so lucky to have you to care for him.  You are an angel to have given
all of these cats so much of yourself.
Sue

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Alice Flowers
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 2:54 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is gone.

 Murphy has passed to the bridge tonight to join Buster, Oni, Jack and 
Schatzi-Rosie's 4 brothers that passed last year. He was 2 1/2. Glenn and I
saw 
in his eyes tonight that he was tired. He gave it all he had but in the end
FeLV 
took him too.We will miss him so much-he filled the house with his
incredible 
personality. He always ran to the door to greet everyone-he never knew a 
stranger. I will miss his big, poly-dactyl feet going clickity-click around
the 
house and how he could leap up the wall and turn the light switch off and on

when he chased the laser toy. Rosie will miss giving him vampire
kisses-she's a 
tough love kinda girl and she is the last Mohican of the 6 FeLV+ kitties we 
began this journey with. Thanks to all of you for your kindness and caring. 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Mixing

2010-10-13 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I had 6 negative cats when Buzzy came to me.  He tested positive in January
of 2008.  At that time Casper was about 4 years old.  I had all my positive
cats vaccinated and released Buzz into the general population in April of
2008.  In July I took in another positive and in September still another
positive. Buzzy died in November of anemia, a common FeLV problem.  I kept
all the negative cats up to date on their vaccines.  In December of 2009
Casper started sneezing quite a bit.  He went through a round of antibiotics
and got better for a while but then the sneezing came back and he was on
meds again.  Some time in February he just didn't seem like himself and I
took him to the vet again.  That was when they decided to test him for
feline leukemia.  He was positive, anemic and I lost him in April of 2010.
I am fairly sure he started out negative because whenever I bring another
cat into the household the first thing I do is take them to the vet to be
checked out.  Others here have said that in spite of that he was probably
positive when I brought him into my home, but he spent about two years with
me before he was ever exposed to a FeLV+ cat. I believe that if I had never
mixed my positives and negatives Casper would still be alive. 
I'm sorry to be the one with the bad news, but it is better to understand
that there is a risk and that feline leukemia is a horrible and dangerous
disease.

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Melinda Kerr
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:15 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Mixing

OK,  I know I am going to get some really strong opinions on this one.  
What I really want is positive feedback from people who have mixed positives
and negatives.  My Fuji contacted her FeLV from her mom and it didn't show
up on her initial test.  We did not know she was positive until a
mediastinal mass developed when she was almost a year old.  She now receives
chemo and is doing really well. Since her first treatment in July, she has
never shown any signs of being sick.  

Today, I rescued a stray that I thought for certain would be positive.
 However, the initial test was negative.  I have the cats separated and
intend to vaccinate as soon as one of my vets gets the vaccine in.  They
have been introduced to each other and seem as though they will get along
quite well.  Fuji is not a fighter and I cannot see her biting him.  Neither
of my vets seem to think that mixing them will be a problem.  

I read the old threads and saw that many of you have mixed with great
results.  I did not see any stories of mixing where a vaccinated negative
became positive.  I'm looking for stories of success or failure.  Please
share your stories!

Thanks,
Melinda, Fuji and Shadow
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Re: [Felvtalk] Anyone in Ohio?

2010-07-23 Thread Frank Sue Koren
My cousin lives in Canfield and is a cat lover.  I will forward your e-mail
to her and see if she knows anything about Angels for Animals.
Sue

-Original Message-
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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 4:05 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Anyone in Ohio?

I work with a Louisiana shelter that's desperately overrun with owner
surrenders following BP spill  unemployment.  A shelter from Ohio has
contacted them about helping  I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with
them.  It's the Angels for Animals in Canfield, OH.  

 

Christiane Biagi

Volunteer-Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOAS)

914-720-6888

ti...@mindspring.com 

 

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[Felvtalk] Epogen

2010-04-08 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello everyone,

I have most of a 1ML SDV vial of 10,000 U/ML Epogen and some syringes if anyone 
could use them.  I would be happy to overnight them to the first person to send 
me an address.  This stuff is too expensive to go in the trash and I only used 
two injections from it.
Sue
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[Felvtalk] Goodbye sweet Casper

2010-04-07 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I am heartbroken to say that this afternoon my sweet Casper lost his battle.  
He was one of the most sweet tempered cats I have ever known.  He never ever 
bit or clawed anyone in anger, not for any reason. 

 He used to come to bed and make bread in the middle of the night right into my 
stomach until I got in the habit of sleeping while holding his paws gently in 
my hands. 

 He loved nothing more then to be brushed with an old blue hairbrush.  In the 
middle of the night last night I was spending what I was pretty sure was my 
last few hours with him brushing him with it.  He was still pushing against it 
with the sides of his face and purring.  This morning when I left for work I 
told him goodbye and thanked him for coming to live with me and being such a 
special kitty.  My mother in law sat with him today and he passed around 2:30.  
She told me the rest of the cats in the house came and sat in a circle around 
him, almost like a vigil.  Orlando has slept near him for the last several days 
and through the night. 

I hope now Casper is in a place where there is no more feline leukemia and he 
can run free and watch the birds and chipmunks all he wants.  Whenever I lose 
one of these sweet kitties they take a piece of my heart.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead

2010-03-17 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I'm so sorry about Bridget.  We lost a cat that was being spayed once, the 
vet said it was her heart.
I am SO sure it was not your fault.  All of us that are responsible cat 
owners have our cats spayed and neutered. There is no other good choice, 
especially with a positive cat.  We all know that going into heat and 
everything to do with mating puts stress on a cat that is even worse for a 
positive cat.  Please do not blame yourself when you were just doing what 
you thought was best for her.

Sue
- Original Message - 
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Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:45 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Bridget is dead


Bridget is dead. I had her spayed today and apparently she died very 
quickly under anesthesia. She was my baby. I would have done anything for 
her and now she's dead. It has been a miserable few weeks with Frosty Paws 
and then Baby Girl but this has broken my heart. She was doing so well. 
Could it have been the LTCI? I have to know whether I'm responsible for 
killing her. Please, if anyone knows whether the LTCI could have had 
something to do with it, maybe made her more sensitive to being put under, 
please let me know, I have to know whether I killed my cat.

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[Felvtalk] Casper Epogen shot

2010-03-17 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I just gave Casper his first Epogen shot.  He is supposed to get .15 ml daily 
to start.  Hopefully things will get better for him.  Tomorrow I am supposed to 
pick up the Imulan and give him that shot. 
 I am shocked at how expensive all this stuff is.  The one vial of Epogen was 
about  $75.00 at Walgreens and it only has enough for three shots! the Imulan 
is going to be even more. Does anyone know of a kitty drug discount store?
Sue
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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl has passed

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I'm so sorry to hear about Baby Girl.  She must have waited for you to get 
home from work to be with her in her last moments. It is so hard to lose 
each and every one of them.  Hugs to you and Celery.

Sue
- Original Message - 
From: LauraM hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 8:28 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Baby Girl has passed


Baby Girl died tonight around 7:30. It feels so strange to write that; I've 
had her for two years, she's been symptom-free for two yearsand then it 
happened. She declined quickly. I knew she was not going to make it, so we 
had a vet appointment for tomorrow morning for her to be PTS. Even a couple 
of days ago she was purring a bit and looking for chin scratches and head 
rubs, but by the time I left for work this morning I think she hardly knew I 
was there. When I arrived home this evening she was lying on her side, 
barely breathing. I held her on my lap for about 45 minutes, just waiting, 
then she shuddered, my lights flickered and she was gone. She will join 
Duncan, Charlotte, Chutney and Frosty Paws at the bridge. Now Celery is the 
last remaining cat of my original FeLV group.

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[Felvtalk] List working?

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello everyone, is the list working?  I have not been able to send or receive 
today.
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[Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello all;
Casper is my symptomatic cat that became positive because I mixed my positives 
and negatives.  I wondered if somehow I had missed his vaccinataion last year.  
I asked the vet to double check and as I thought he was not even due for his 
next vaccination until April.  Anyway, he is now anemic and we are trying to 
deal with that.  He has been getting Prednosolone and Doxycycline for about a 
week and a half without improvement.  His count was 19 when he was tested two 
weeks ago.  I took him today for a PCV and don't have the results yet. He also 
got an iron shot.  I asked about Epogen.  My vet calls it Arithro proeatin (I 
know I botched the spelling of that.) He is also looking into Interferon.  Has 
anyone had experience with these with an anemic positive cat? 
Now that my decision to mix has make Casper become positive I want to do 
whatever I can for him.
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Re: [Felvtalk] Epogen? Interfuron?

2010-03-16 Thread Frank Sue Koren
I can't remember now what the time frame was. He was tested at his first vet 
visit after I adopted him but I don't remember how long that was after I 
brought him home.  Normally I take a newly adopted cat right in to be 
checked but it has been about four years...
Today I called my vet back and told him I wanted the Epogen because I wasn't 
going to just sit back and watch him die.  He called a prescription in to 
Walgreens and they had to order it.  I will pick it up after work tomorrow 
along with the syringes and give him his first injection tomorrow evening. 
My vet also contacted another vet he knows who had Imulan in stock and I am 
going to pick that up Thursday after work.  I didn't realise that Epogen and 
Imulan could be given concurrently.  Who knows, maybe there is some hope for 
my beautiful white fluffy boy after all.

Sue
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sue, was casper ever double tested to make sure he was actually negative? 
a
single negative test means no more than a single positive test does: 
unless
we know for sure when the last possible date of exposure was, and do a 
final
test 90-120 days after that, we cannot know that any cat is truly 
negative.

this is how my cats all become exposed back in 2000--my housemate, the
shelter director, brought in a beautiful little girl who'd tested 
negative.
we didn't know to retest back then, and didn't. she became symptomatic 
less

than a year later.

as far as i know, there are no cases of an actually negative cat (tested
twice) who has been vaccinated ever becoming positive from living with
positives. don't blame yourself for something that you probably DIDN'T do.

MC

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Re: [Felvtalk] MeMe 2006-3-32010

2010-03-05 Thread Frank Sue Koren

Jane,
Your MeMe sounds like such a very special cat.  She was beautiful and had 
such astonishing golden eyes.  It seems that MeMe was one of those few truly 
extrordinary cats that we are privledged to know in our lifetimes.  I am so 
sorry you lost her too soon.

Sue
- Original Message - 
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Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:11 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] MeMe 2006-3-32010



I sent this message yesterday with a photo of MeMe but it did not go
through the list.
There are two photos of her on my photo webpage. The one on the
bottom right is the best of the two (if anyone wants to see her face)
Say two of the grieving process is not any better.
Jane

photos
http://digitalimagecafe.com/member_profile.asp?member=memex2






Last night the vet came at 10:00 to put MeMe to sleep. I had her for
three years and two
days and I am grateful for each and everyone of those days. She was
an extraordinary cat.

She was highly symptomatic with Felv  when we adopted her but we
managed to
get her to a place of almost normalcy for almost three years and up
until the last few months
she lived a full and happy life.

She had been in steady decline since mid December and the quality of
her life had diminished
drastically. She stopped eating three days ago and yesterday morning
she could not jump
down from the kitchen countertop. It was at that moment that I knew I
had to make the call.

Four weeks ago she had a complete blood work up which turned out to
be completely normal.
The vet was astonished when he called me with her report. He said he
had been afraid to read it
because he didn't want to call me with , what he was sure, would be a
bad report. I knew, despite
the numbers that she was not well. We had given her a round of
Clavamox to help her stomatitis
and she developed diarrhea that I could not get rid of despite
homeopathy and Forti-Flora that
had worked before.
We did an ultra sound of her digestive tract which proved to be
inconclusive'' and yet she continued
to get sicker. Yesterday my husband found a mass behind her right ear
that was enormous. It had not
been there a few weeks ago but I suspect her lymphatic system has
been under assault since mid December
when I began to see changes in her coat and her energy and then her
behavior. Through it all, she continued
to seek us out to sit in our laps and to sleep in our bed. She never
hid or indicated that she wanted to be alone.

This weekend I walked into the front hall to find her lying between
our two Scotties in a pool of sunlight.
As sick and as vulnerable as she was, she trusted them and us. She
was a strong and trusting and courageous
animal who could scale 40' trees with more agility than a squirrel.
She was fearless and when we discovered that
she was positive and could not go out she adapted to her cat jacket
and spent all her days outside or going for
walks with the dogs. She led the pack with her tail straight up and
an occasional detour to climb a tree (with her
20' retractable leash).

I could go on forever. She was just too wonderful.

I have one positive thing to report. She had stomatitis (inflamed and
sore gums) which we treated with antibiotics
and homeopathy and a topical spray. Nothing worked for long. I
discovered over this past month that the pro-biotic
I was using for her diarrhea helped her mouth enormously. I was
mixing Forti-Flora in her food twice a day for weeks
and last week I noticed that her mouth was almost normal. For anyone
dealing with stomatitis you might try a probiotic.

So dear friends I think that all of us who are loving these
endearing, loving creatures can learn a lot from their nobility and
grace.
MeMe was a gift and a life lesson to me. She has taught me so much
and while she is not sitting in my lap as I type (and cry) she is
deeply imbedded in
my heart and will always be.

Bless all of you who are living and learning from these very special
beings

love
Jane


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[Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have 
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and Prednosolone.  
Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Our negative cats are due for their vaccinations this month.  I let Buzz out 
of his quaranteen room the first part of April of 2008.  The others were 
vaccinated through the month of March. Then again last year.  Now I am 
wondering if the vaccinations did any good at all.


You have a very interesting history.  Thank God for people like you who take 
care of the ones who most need it.
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive and our Introduction



Hi,

I am rather new to this list, but wanted to ask Sue how long ago was it 
that

sweet Casper was vacinated for Feline Leukemia before she tested positive?
I am just curious as I am learning so much about this horrible disease. 
I

have been reading many posts since I joined in January and I just want to
say thank you to all of you out there who care for these positive furballs
like a do.   I can't believe how much I have learned.   I also would like 
to

share my story with you.

My daughter and I foster for a small rescue in PA (bottle babies is our
specialty) and we have just recently became a positive house.   Prior to
January, we had a negative cat, Polly (our own) which we adopted in 2006 
and

Chessie, adopted in September 2008.   In December of 2008, we took in a
foster cat from a vet that had a hip injury and the original owners were
going to have her put to sleep due to lack of finances.   The vet felt 
that

Jasmine (1-2 years old) had such a sweet personality and deserved better.
She contacted the rescue and asked if we would be willing to take her.
Before we brought her home, she was tested at the vets for Feline Leukemia
and it came back negative.   She had her surgery, spayed, etc. and healed
fine.   Anyway, Chessie became sick right around Christmas and when he
stopped eating, I took him to the vet and he tested positive.   He
progressed very fast and passed away in January.   After having the other
two cats tested, Polly was negative (has since died due to tumor), and
Jasmine tested positive.

This caused a big stir in our house and the lady we foster for as that 
meant

several cats needed to be tested.  In January we also lost 2 other kittens
who were adopted out which were exposed to my Positive cats while they 
were
kittens (and later, since one of them wasn't adopted right away, the one 
was

exposed to the cats from the lady we rescue from).  After much testing
between the lady who we rescue cats for and our house, we have determined
that Jasmine seems to be the one who has spread it.   We are assuming that
she is a carrier.   She is a very healthy cat.Since one of the other
cats at our rescue (in another house) tested positive, we took her in. 
We

have many more cats there that have tested negative, but are getting
retested in a couple of months.

Today we just added a beautiful, positive Snow Shoe girl to our family. 
We

have named her Tootsie.  She was found 3 weeks ago by a friend of mine and
was neglected/abused.   My friend took her in and has saved her (had an
exposed trachea and gangerine) and didn't think she would find anyone with 
a

positive cat(s).   Surprise!   My friend has dealt with a lot of
trauma/wounds, but has never seen anything like this.   We look forward to
providing for her and giving her the best care she could have.  Thanks for
letting me share.

Lisa

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Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 7:47 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive



My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and
Prednosolone.  Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living
longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Casper's anemia is slightly regenerative according to the vet..  What kind 
of meds is Wolfie on?


- Original Message - 
From: Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive


So sorry to hear about Casper.  I have one cat with leukemia that became 
anemic in September of last year.  He is still holding his own.  He does 
have non-regenerative anemia so I asked how it is that his HCT isn't 
dropping if he's not making more red blood cells.  I guess the spleen and 
another organ can make some red blood cells too.  Do you know if Casper has 
regenerative or non-regenerative anemia?  Either way I hope you have lots of 
time left.  I think it totally depends on what's causing the anemia to begin 
with.  I asked the internist if non-regenerative anemia is a definite death 
sentence.  She said there is no way to tell how long Wolfie will continue to 
hold his own but she hopes he lives until he's 20.  I know that's not going 
to happen but it never hurts to hope.  We know his odds aren't good now that 
the leukemia is in his bone marrow but his odds of living this long weren't 
good either and he did.  Hoping for the best for Casper.


Amy


My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.
So by making the decision to mix I have condemned him.
He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and
Prednosolone. Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has
anemia living longer then a few months?
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Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

2010-03-04 Thread Frank Sue Koren
How did you get the anemia turned around in the positive cat that is 13 
pounds now?


- Original Message - 
From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive



I am so sorry to hear about Casper. I do think sometimes the ones we think
become FeLV+ were already positive (like my kitty who the vet said 
probably

carried it in his bone marrow).
YES re the anemia! My niece rescued a FeLV+ adult cat almost 3 years ago.
She is a happy and healthy 13 lb girl!
We also rescued a kitten who was a suspected victim of the food recall. He
was also very sick with anemia and is still alive ...3? or 4 years later.
L

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Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 7:48 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive

I'm so sorry to hear this. I've always mixed mine with no transmission. 
But

that was a personal choice.
I know some people on this list have successfully treated anemia. It 
depends
on what is the underlying cause. They give Doxy in the hopes it is 
Hemobart.

I hope for the best for you and Casper.
Beth
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Subject: [Felvtalk] Casper is positive
Sent: Mar 4, 2010 7:47 PM

My poor sweet Casper is FeLV+.  So by making the decision to mix I have
condemned him.  He is anemic and he is going on Doxycyclne and 
Prednosolone.

Has anyone ever heard of a cat that has anemia living longer then a few
months?
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[Felvtalk] Casper is sick

2010-03-03 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello everyone, it's been a while since I posted to this list but I read 
everything that's going on.
I now have two FeLV+ cats.  I lost my first positive cat to anemia in November 
of 2008.  When he came into my home and tested positive I finally decided to 
mix my positives and negatives.  Before I lost Buzz, the two positive cats I 
have now came into my life.  I also have 1 FIV+ and 5 negatives in the 
household.  My negatives are all vaccinaated.  
Now Casper, who I thought was negative is acting an awful lot like Buzzy did 
when he became anemic.  I took him to the vet Monday and they did a CBC.  The 
vet was supposed to call yesterday with the results but did not.  : (
They also requested a re-test for FeLV.  I wish now that I had just asked them 
to do the snap test at the office, at least I would know.  If Casper has turned 
positive I will never forgive myself.
Sue
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Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

2009-12-09 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Is 10th life the sanctuary that was supposedly researching snake venom about 
two years ago?

Sue
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries




I couldn't agree more...having just found out that the 'sanctuary' one of 
my feral fosters was taken to has been closed down by law enforcement...I 
drove down there the day after Thanksgiving to find her and bring her 
backlet me just add that this place looked great onlinebut I saw 
with my own eyes that there ARE 'fates worse than death'.please be 
cautious

Debbie (COL)
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle  Philo




Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 13:33:09 -0800
From: susan_hoff...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

Agreed.

Also, be very careful about so-called sanctuaries. You really need to 
visit them personally to be sure they are decent places. So many seem to 
crash and burn amid allegations of abuse and neglect.


--- On Wed, 12/9/09, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote:

 From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 1:28 PM
 We have trapped two large groups. In
 each group one was FeLV+. None of the
 others were. The asymptomatic FeLV was returned to the
 colony. The other guy
 was very sick so he was euthanized. Someone on this list
 had a negative
 living with a group of positives for about 6 years. He
 never tested
 positive.
 Lie to the vet. Tell the vet you will keep the cats inside
 and separate. Not
 the vet's decision. Yours.
 L

 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman
 Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 2:59 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries

 Have all the other outside cats been tested?  How long
 have they been living
 with that group of cats?

 We have an feLV+ cat who has lived outside at our house for
 at least 4 years
 now.  She and a small feral colony came with the
 house.  Last year I tested
 her best buddy because I thought I might have a home for
 him and he was
 negative.  So it really isn't that transmissible
 within a healthy adult
 population.

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  From: Crystal Proper crystal_pro...@yahoo.com
  Subject: [Felvtalk] PA or OH FeLV+ Cat Sanctuaries
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 12:52 PM
  Hi everyone.  Anyone know of any cat
  sanctuaries in PA or OH for FeLV+ cats.  The mother
 and
  father cats of my kittens are semi-feral and not
 fixed.  I
  went to the vet today to make appointments to get them
 fixed
  and they want me to euthanize them instead to protect
 other
  cats.  However, I don't think I can do that because
 they
  aren't but I don't want any other outside cats to get
  sick.  Any info would be appreciated!  Thanks -
 Crystal
 
 
 
 
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[Felvtalk] LTCI article in Cat Fancy

2009-09-21 Thread Frank Sue Koren
Hello everyone,
Has anybody else seen the article in this months Cat Fancy about Lymphocyte 
T-Cell Immunomodulator?  Although the article does not go into any detail or 
get at all scientific, it seems that it might give this stuff some credibility.
Sue
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Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-12 Thread Frank and Sue Koren

MaryChristine,
Thank you for your kind words.  I think it makes it easier to know that 
others do not judge you, even when you can't quite get past judging 
yourself.
I know I have learned so much over the years and always hope to improve the 
way I take care of my kitties.  There were cats I had years ago that would 
have lived longer and healthier lives if I had known then what I do now. 
But I guess that goes for any of us that are ever so much more then 
twenty.

Again, thank you.
Sue
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision


sue, i think that we learn those hard, hard lessons that way specifically 
so

that we do NOT make the same choice again. you did the best you could with
the information you had at the moment--buzz' last lesson to you may well
have been to teach you to listen to your heart from now on. i thank 
the

universe that these bits of light wrapped in fur are so forgiving of our
human frailty, and understand so much better than we do, that doing our 
best

IS the best we can do the folks on lists like this do NOT make choices
that intentionally hurt our charges--and they know that.

MC

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(www.purebredcats.org)

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Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Frank and Sue Koren

Lorrie,
I am so sorry to hear about your little kitty.  I was in the same position 
about a year ago.  My darling FeLV+ kitty Buzz was anemic and slowly going 
down hill.  He had stopped eating and I was carrying him to his litter box 
and upstairs to sleep next to me every night.  One morning when I carried 
him down to his litter box he just sat there and swayed.  I decided that it 
was probably time and made the appointment to put him to sleep. When the 
time came to go to the vets he used the last bit of strength he had to fight 
going into the carrier.  That horrible moment will live with me forever.  I 
so wish that I had stopped right there and canceled the appointment.  Poor 
Buzzy hated going to the vets as most cats do and I made his last moments 
miserable.  Even though I held him close while they did it, it will never 
make up for his fear.  If ever I am in that position again I will wait and 
not chose to euthanize unless I know for sure the cat is in pain.

Sue

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Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:02 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision



Dear Friends,  I have a difficult decision to make, and I hope you
can help...  I have several FelV cats at a shelter I have in
town. Most remain in good health by all appearances, however one 8
year old female has been steadily losing weight, she is now very
anemic; extremely emaciatedm and she stopped eating two days ago. She
will still lick a bit of baby food from my fingers, and she is still
drinking water, but this is all. I know she is probably going to die
soon, but I want her to die in familiar surroundings where she is
loved, rather than having to make a trip to the vet which is always
terrifying for cats. The vets here will not come out to see or
euthanize a sick cat.

This cat does not appear to be in any pain. She has no tumors, nor
neurogical symptoms, but I know she will soon die from the anemia.
I do not believe in extending the life of a cat who has a terminal
illness, therefore I will not put her through transfusions or heroic
measures.  If I had a terminal illness I would not wish this for
myself!

What I'm asking is this I'm sure some of you have had anemic
FelV cats and I want to know if dying from anemia is painful.  If so
I will have her put to sleep. Even though I know the trip to the vet
will be frightening for her... I do not want her to suffer.

Thank you for your help,

Lorrie

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Re: [Felvtalk] Adopted an FIV+

2009-07-04 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
Thanks for the links everybody!  I intend to read up and join some groups. 
Also,  thank you to Belinda for passing on my questions.  I don't know why 
the list is bumping some of my e-mails lately. Maybe I've got cooties!  ; )

Thanks,
Sue

- Original Message - 
From: Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 10:18 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Adopted an FIV+


  This message is from Sue (address below), for some reason it got cut so 
I am forwarding it.  Not sure if this is Sue's list email so if you reply 
you may want to CC her on it [fs...@roadrunner.com] to make sure she gets 
your reply.



Subject:
Adopted an FIV+
From:
Frank and Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.com
Date:
Fri, 3 Jul 2009 21:04:00 -0400

To:
felvtalk@felineleukemia.org



 Today I brought a new 15 year old cat home from the shelter.  He is a 
very sweet flame point  FIV positive.  I know next to nothing about FIV 
except that it is not supposed to be as easy to transmit as feline 
leukemia.  Does anyone have any information or links for FIV?  He seems 
very healty except for goopy eyes.  He is going to get Wellness food with 
lysine mixed into it.

Thanks for any advise!
Sue

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Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing

2009-06-17 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
Amy, I am so sorry about your Maverick.   He sounds like he was a wonderful 
kitty.  The things you say about him remind me so much of one of my 
positives, Tweezer.  He was also in horrible shape when we got him and has 
quite the personality now. You are so lucky to have such a sympathetic vet. 
These kitties are so often too young when we lose them.  Last November I 
lost my Buzzy and he was only two.  There have been so many wonderful cats 
that people on this list have lost in the last few weeks and every one takes 
a piece of my heart.  Some of them beat the odds, though.  My oldest 
positive is 11, and at the shelter where I volunteer there is a sweet 21 
year old boy named Alex who lives in our positive room.
It sounds like you do so much for your kitties.  I hope you do not lose any 
more for a very, very long time.  Hugs to you and a pleasent journey to the 
bridge for Maverick.


- Original Message - 
From: Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing



He was white with a few orange spots and an orange tail.  When we got him, 
he was so run down.  Within no time at all, I thought he was the coolest 
looking cat I ever saw.  He was all personality.  He's the one that would 
stick his paws out from under the chair or couch to get me as I walked by. 
He loved life and would sit in the windows and make all sorts of crazy 
noises at my birds and squirrels, ones I've never heard a cat make.


He was really one of a kind.  I'll never forget how much he touched our 
lives.  I got him the minute I returned home from my honeymoon in August of 
05.  I took one cat (possibly his sister or relative) with FIV right before 
we left and when I got home from my honeymoon, there was a message that he 
was waiting to see if I would give him a home.  My husband let me make a 
special allowance for him (I had promised to keep my number to five since we 
spend so much money on them) and take him as my 6th cat for an early 
birthday present.


I've rescued several leuk positive and for us the ones that got it as 
kittens never seemed to do as well in the long run.  I have 5 (til today) 
and this is the longest stretch we've ever had without losing one.  We were 
hoping maybe all these cats got leukemia as adults and would be around for a 
long time.  Maverick was way too young, probably only 4 or 5 years old :(


Thanks for thinking about us.

Amy


Amy, what color was Maverick? I
picture him as black and white...and want to
get the right picture of him in my mind.
He is lucky to have had you. Your vet sounds wonderful!
How long did you have Maverick?
Take care and let your other kitties comfort you.
Btw - a note of hope- I had one FeLV cat (Squeaky) live to
22 and another
(Stripes) live to 16.
L

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
On Behalf Of Amy
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 3:07 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing


All,

Thank you to everybody that has responded. This
passing has been extremely
sad for us. They all are. No matter how many
times I see this disease take
one away, it never gets any easier. This guy came to
me so sick. He was
full of worms and stuff bursting out from under his
eyes. I honestly didn't
think he'd make it a year. He totally thrived and
proved me wrong and he
was such a character, such a presence. We miss him
deeply already and the
house is not the same. It is just empty in a way I
can't express. It helps
to hear from all of you that can understand because you've
been there.

Amy

 Amy, lighting a candle for a peaceful passage for
 Maverick. We love them. care for them and in the
end
 let them go.
 Sharyl

 --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
 wrote:

  From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 1:27 PM
 
 
  -Original Message-
  From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
  [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
  On Behalf Of Amy
  Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:09 AM
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing
 
 
  His name is Maverick.
 
  He woke up this morning with a yellow color and
has
 let us
  know he's had
  enough. We just returned from the vet and he
had a
  peaceful passing.
 
  Amy
 
  --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
  wrote:
 
   From: Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com
   Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing
   To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
   Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 9:45 AM Poor
guy.
 What
  is his name?
   Please keep us posted.
   Laurie
  
   -Original Message-
   From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
   [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
   On Behalf Of Amy
   Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:22 AM
   To: 

Re: [Felvtalk] Pixie is a fluffy orange angel

2009-05-15 Thread Frank and Sue Koren

Giselle,
I am so sorry to hear of your sweet Pixie's passing.  It is such a 
heartbreak and many of us on this list have been through it more then once 
and completely understand how hard it is. There is nothing so empty as their 
favorite places after they are gone.
Most of all please do not feel guilty for the time you were traveling.  It 
is so easy to second guess yourself and keep saying what if. You obviously 
took wonderful care of Pixie and gave her a great life. This is a horrible, 
evil disease and nothing you could have done can change that.

Peace and kitty blessings to you and your angel Pixie.
Sue
- Original Message - 
From: G D gisell...@hotmail.com

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 12:43 PM
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] Please add Houdini to the next CLS

2009-04-24 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
Sharyl, I am so sorry to hear about your little Houdini.  She sounds like a 
very sweet cat.  It is always so hard to lose our little cats, especially 
when they are so young.  It has been five months since I lost my sweet Buzz 
and I still miss him so much.  Hugs to you and gentle bridge vibes to 
Houdini.

Sue
- Original Message - 
From: Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com

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Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 7:51 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please add Houdini to the next CLS




My dear sweet little girl Houdini died today.  She was just 10 months old. 
Test positive twice but never had any symptoms.  For the last couple of 
days she meowed when I picked her up.  This little girl loved to be held 
and petted.  Since I have 8 house cats, I thought perhaps a bite or sprain 
but could find any evidence of an injury.   Yesterday she started 
breathing kind of heavy so today we headed to the vet, a 45 minute drive. 
She stopped meowing a couple of miles away from the vet's office.  I 
thought she had finally gotten used to the ride.  Didn't know she was dead 
until I got into the vets office.


I'm still in shock.  Bright Eyes had failed over several weeks.  I just 
didn't think I wouldn't be coming home with her.


She loved to sit on the desk beside the computer while I was on line. 
When I sat down on the sofa she immediately got in my lap.  She just loved 
to be loved.  I will sorely miss her.  I am just grateful I was able to 
have her love for as long as I did.  I rescued her and her litter mates 
from a dumpster site when she was 4 weeks old.  She earned her name 
because she was the only one of the 4 that could escape from the crate I 
had them in.


Please add her to the next CLS.
Sharyl Sissy Rocket CJ Mattie and all my Angels




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Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is going back to the vet tommorrow

2009-04-23 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
I do the same thing when I come home from the shelter where I volunteer.  I 
even have a special pair of shoes that I only wear at the shelter and I keep 
them in a plastic bag in the garage when I am not at the shelter.  I would 
rather be safe then sorry.



- Original Message - 
From: souther...@aol.com

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Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is going back to the vet tommorrow



I'm certainly not a vet, so maybe this is overkill,  but I'm very cautious
about carrying disease/germs etc. when I come back from the shelter (I
volunteer there)  I am afraid, not that I'll infect anyone there, but that 
my
FeLV+ boy will pick up some germ from there.  So I don't take him there 
and I

literally take off my shoes at the door of my house, and immediately go to
the bathroom and take off all my clothes and take a shower when I come in 
the

door just in case I have anything on me that he might get.  I then spray
down my shoes with lysol before I bring them in. I put the clothes in the
hamper and wash them before I wear them again.  I'm a regular volunteer.

I may be carrying it too far but i am scared that I'll bring something 
home

to either the cat or the dog who has chronic erlichiosis.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive....tested negative last year

2009-04-10 Thread Frank and Sue Koren

Laura,
My vet has said that he has seen research that says vaccination every three 
years is ok,  so don't beat yourself up over being late for the yearly.  My 
Casper and Scottie are going tomorrow for theirs and they are a few months 
late.  Time and expense - it just doesn't work out some times.

Sue
- Original Message - 
From: Laura Mostello hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com

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Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 4:34 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positivetested negative last year




I got some bad news at the vet today. I brought Charlotte in for a visit 
because she wasn't herself and had been losing weight. She's been with me 
for about a year, and, like all my cats, was combo-tested before she was 
put in with my other cats. So FeLV was the last thing I was worried about. 
But they re-tested her when they did the bloodwork, and guess what, she's 
positive. We have started her on interferon.
I'm really worried about my other cats. They're 100% indoor cats and have 
no contact with my FeLV+/FIV+ crew, and I hate to admit it, but their 
yearly vaccinations don't always get done quite on schedule. My vet said 
he really wasn't that concerned about it since they've always been 
vaccinated, but maybe he was just trying to make me feel better. I'm going 
to get all 15 of them re-tested and if anyone turns up positive, well, we 
will just have to deal with it.
I did lose Duncan, one of my FeLV cats, last July, but the others have 
been stable and look great.

I'm going to give Charlotte lysine, too. Any other suggestions?
Thanks,
Laura

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Re: [Felvtalk] 2 Positive FELV togehter with 1 Negative NEED HELP FROMGREECE PLEASE

2009-03-31 Thread Frank and Sue Koren

Marcel,
Hello and welcome to the list.  I am katlover 13 on the forum.  I hope you 
will find some information that will help you here.  Nearly everybody in 
this group has or has had positive cats and there is a great deal of good 
advise here. Best wishes for all of your cats.

Sue

- Original Message - 
From: Marcel Wallat marcelwal...@yahoo.gr

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:22 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] 2 Positive FELV togehter with 1 Negative NEED HELP 
FROMGREECE PLEASE




Hello and Greetings from Greece,
We need help from the experts, pls.

Before 2 weeks we've found out that 2 of our cats are FELV +
It was an ELISA bloodtest (this are the only ones here in Greece)
Now we wrote and talked with so many people but this made us more 
confused, because we have one tomcat here (so 3 cats in the home) which is 
9 years old and he was tested Negative.
Everyone tells us something different , one time they say that we shouldnt 
give our negative tomcat a vaccency-injection for the FELV because it can 
be dangerous in his age and that he will not get FELV now and another one 
tells that we should go asap to give him the injection.


To explain it:
We took a stray cat before one year in our house, he was sleeping 
sometimes inside and had contact with our both cats. One our little cat 
girl got FELV but the older tomcat not.
We want to help them but dont know what is now the best to protect at 
first the old tomcat and what we can do with the both infected cats ? 
Because here you cant get INTERFERON etc. also you get here only the 
standard cat food like whiskas, Felix, Gourmet.


Please can help some expert here, what we should do now with our lovely 
old tomcat that he gets not infected and what we can do that we help the 
both infected cats?/

Thank you very much

Marcel




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Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Bob to the bridge list

2009-03-25 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
I'm so sorry to hear about poor Bob.  He sounds like a very sweet little guy 
who had a hard life until you had him.  Gentle bridge vibe to him.

God help us find a cure for this miserable disease!

- Original Message - 
From: Gloria B. Lane gbl...@aristotle.net

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 4:43 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Please add Bob to the bridge list


Bob was a wonderful little gray tabby FELV boy that I took in from a 
couple here who rescue cats.  He was found at a truck stop on the 
highway, all alone, last November, and such a sweetie!  But then he 
tested positive for FELV. The folks who brought him to me were just 
devastated, just loved him so much, as I did.They thought he was  not 
quite a year old, and we were all hoping he'd make it longer.


Bob was fine  - eating heartily, playful - until March.  He became 
lethargic and the vet said he was severely anemic.  He got a blood 
transfusion, and was on prednisone, pettinic, etc.  But just couldn't 
make it back from his sickness.  He died the early morning of March  17, 
2009, and with St Patrick's help went to the Rainbow Bridge where  he was 
greeted by all our other sweet feline kitties.  Sleep soft  sweet Bob.


Gentle thoughts to all of you who have lost little ones, it helps so  much 
having others out there.


Gloria

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Re: [Felvtalk] Bridge Addition- Shaft

2009-03-08 Thread Frank and Sue Koren

Tonya,
I'm sorry to hear about Shaft.  It sounds like he was a lucky kitty that you 
had 15 years together, you must miss him so much.

Gentle bridge vibes to him and comfort to you.
Sue
- Original Message - 
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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2009 11:45 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Bridge Addition- Shaft


Hello Everyone,

I know I haven't been online much lately. I've had 2 very sick (felv -) 
kitties. On Tuesday I had to have my big boy Shaft euthanized. He had 
hyperthyroid, lymphoma, etc... He lived 15 years with me and I don't know 
how old he was when I pulled him from the shelter, but he was old. My other 
sick cat (Bob) is doing well with his crf for now. It seems like my positive 
cat (knock on wood) is my healthiest cat. lol. It just goes to show you what 
a shame it is that people put down cats for being positive.


I'm sorry for any losses I've not responded to. I know how you feel. :(

tonya



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Re: [Felvtalk] forms of lysine

2009-03-07 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
I purchase the lysine that the shelter I volunteer for uses from 
Purebulk.com
If you key in Pet Rescue when you are ordering from them you get a 20% 
discount.

Sue

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Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 9:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] forms of lysine



The one I use is a powder, bought from my vet, that I sprinkle on food.

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Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
Viky, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Mickey.  So many of us have 
been through this and it is always heartbreaking.  I am glad you had those 
last moments of special time with him.

Sue
- Original Message - 
From: Viky Digangi vdiga...@dss.state.la.us

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Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:50 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] My Mickey


In October I joined the group requesting information on hemangio sarcoma 
which my felv cat was diagnosed with.  Everything I read was bad.  He had 
the first tumor removed on 10-13-08.  It came back this time two tumors 
and they were removed on 1-6-09. This surgery was very, very difficult on 
him to get over.  Then on 2-13-09 the vet discovered it had come back even 
more rapidly than the first time.  x-rays showed nothing in the lungs or 
spleen but the liver was hard to see though not enlarged.  This past 
Monday he stopped eating and drinking and I knew it was time.  The next 
morning  I took my heart disguised as a little 7 pound black and white 
angel to the vet for the final time.  The night before I laid him on the 
bed next to me and he stared into my face purring for hours.  The cancer 
had spread to his liver and I knew I could not stand for him be in pain. 
Before I took him to the vet I wrapped him in his cat blanket and walked 
him all over the yard so he could see his ducks and feel the air on his 
face.  He loved to be outside.   So from start to finish he lived 19 weeks 
from diagnosis.  This is a deadly, aggressive cancer and I hope none of 
you experience it with your babies.   I had my little man for 8 years and 
7 months and they were worth every minute.




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Re: [Felvtalk] Assisted Feeding

2009-02-17 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
We bought our Buzz a few more months when he was anemic by giving him 
Doxycycline and Prednesolone.  It all depends on if you are talking about 
anemia and why she is anemic. Whatever you do it needs to be fast.  Anemia 
doesn't give you much time.
- Original Message - 
From: gary gcru...@centurytel.net

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Assisted Feeding


You didn't say exactly what was bad in the blood work but I'm going to 
guess

she was very anemic.  If that is the case, you need more than assisted
feeding.  Depending on what the numbers are, she might need an immediate
transfusion just to give you a little time to try some things and there is
no guarantee.  It is really hard to win against a fast moving anemia.

Gary

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
mdgallo...@aol.com

Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 3:04 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Assisted Feeding

My Macy is only 10 1/2 mos. and I took her to the vet yesterday because 
she

had become lethargic and wasn't playing. My son is one of the vet techs so
they know us and have been with Macy since we got her at 10 wks old. She 
was

a feral cat in the neighborhood. We even tried catnip on her favorite toy,
Mr. Lion. After an exam, urinalysis and blood work, the vet came in and 
just
stood there, too upset to talk. Macy's blood count is so bad they don't 
know

how she's even walking, although she still jumps up on furniture but not
with much energy. They said she only has a few days.

I've read about assisted feeding but don't recall anyone saying what 
they're

feeding the cat. She is still eating a very small amount but if more is
going to help her, we're willing to try anything. I'd appreciate any 
advice

or suggestions.

Dawn
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Re: [Felvtalk] testing the list

2009-02-03 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
I'm also here with my positives, Tweezer and Orlando, and 5 negatatives. 
Tweez is doing a round of Doxy for a URI, but otherwise all healthy!  Hope 
everyone else is well.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 3:48 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] testing the list



Hey all,

Just testing the list since there's been no activity since
Saturday. Here's hoping that everyone is doing well.
Best wishes to all.

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[Felvtalk] Good News!

2008-09-02 Thread Sue Koren
Some of you may remember my FeLV+ kitty, Buzz, had  anemia a couple of months 
ago.  His red blood cell level was down to 8% and the replacement vet gave him 
two days to live.  Because of the advise of people from this list I demanded he 
be put on Doxycycline, and when my regular vet came back he also put him on 
prednesone.  His blood levels have been steadily rising since then.  He 
finished the Doxy and two weeks ago we started to back off on the Prednesone 
when his red blood level was at 32%.  He was just tested again and his level is 
at 
38%.  I feel like he is a miracle kitty!  We hear so many of the very sad 
stories on this list that it feels good to report something happy.  Thank you 
all so much for your help and support.

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Re: [Felvtalk] Cole's last fight

2008-08-26 Thread Sue Koren
Kim,
I am so sorry to hear about your Cole. We fight so many battles with these 
little ones and I am glad you had him for 6 1/2 years.  I know you gave him 
all the love and care you could in your time together.  Rest peacefully sweet 
Cole.
Sue
 Kim Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=

It is with great sadness that I have to say that my Cole has lost his fight. 
The last 2 weeks he has been recieving epogen shots two times a week and we 
found out today that the shots have not improved his anemia. He in fact got 
worse and his hemoglobin went down to 9% from 11% 2 weeks ago. He has also lost 
an addition 1lb in 3 days because he would not eat. It was the hardest thing 
ever to have to make the call in putting him to sleep or not, but he has been 
so lethargic and down the last couple days, I had no choice. He was not in good 
enough shape to even attempt any other treatment at this point. I wish I would 
have caught this earlier and maybe treatment would have been better. He had 
been living with Feline Leukemia since birth and he lived to be almost 7, so at 
least I was blessed with that time with him. Right now the hardest thing is to 
come home and not have him waiting at the door for me. I am praying that I made 
the right decision and didnt jump the gun on putting him to sleep, but I just 
could not take it if I knew that I was prolonging his suffering. I am having 
him cremated and we are having a special urn made for him with his picture. All 
I can say is that having Cole for a short 6 1/2 years was worth the heartache I 
have now, he was my rock and was there for me when I needed him and now it is 
my turn to be there for him. Thank you all for your support and words of 
advice, it helped me make it through the 2 toughest weeks of my life. I love 
you Cole.
Kim
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[Felvtalk] Sweet Buzz

2008-08-05 Thread Sue Koren
Hi Judie,
I just wanted to let you know that Buzz is expected to make a full recovery.  
My husband just told me yesterday that the vet had only given him two days to 
live.  You would never think that to see him now!  His red count level is up to 
18.  Dr. Tom thinks he will eventually not even need any medication, but his 
levels have a way to go before that happens.  
Now that the crisis is over I would like to start volunteering.  How is Chance 
doing?
Take Care,
Sue

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[Felvtalk] Sorry!

2008-08-05 Thread Sue Koren
Sorry everyone! I keyed in the wrong e-mail address!

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[Felvtalk] Thank you to everyone on this list.

2008-08-04 Thread Sue Koren
I just spoke with Dr. Tom about Buzzy's latest bloodwork.  He has gone from 8 
when he was first diagnosed to 11 last Tuesday and Saturday he was 18.  It is 
because of the advise of the people on this list that I demanded the 
Doxycycline from the vet. The Doxycycline in combination with the prednesone 
that Dr. Tom put him on has ment that Buzz still has his life.  He will be 
loved and spoiled for as much time as he has, and here's hoping it is years!  
Thank you everyone!

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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank you to everyone on this list.

2008-08-04 Thread Sue Koren
His energy level continues to improve.  If I were to look at him now not 
knowing what he had been through I would not know that he was sick. He still 
doesn't play like the kitten he still is (a little over a year old).  I just 
love to watch him eat.  He is back to following me around.
Did you ever decide what to do about BooBoo's son?  Or are you just trying to 
get through all you are going through with Lennie right now?

 Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

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Wonderful news Sue.  I so hope he continues to improve and fight this along 
with you.  How is he feeling by the way?

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[Felvtalk] The difference in vets

2008-07-30 Thread Sue Koren

Hello everyone - Last Friday when Buzz sick I had to settle for one of the vets 
who works in the practice to check him because the husband and wife team I 
normaly go to were on vacation.  She pretty much said Buzz was anemic and there 
was no hope for him.  She gave him a cortizone shot and sent him home saying to 
give a call when it was time to euthanize.  Thanks to the advise of some of the 
people on this list I called back and demanded Dolycycline.
Yesterday Dr. Tom was back.  I had Buzzy re-tested in the morning (his level 
had gone from 8 to 11) and had a conference with Dr. Tom at 5:00 yesterday.  He 
spent an hour talking with me about all the possible options and explaining how 
each one worked and what the benefits and drawbacks were of each plan.  He was 
very happy that Buzz was on Doxycycline.  When I left the office he had 
promised to look into some of the options and get back to me.  Two hours later 
I received a call from him.  He had spent all that time researching some of the 
options we had talked about, including prednisone, and Epogen, B vitamins and 
Niacinamide.  Now Buzz is still on the Doxycycline and has started with 
prednisone.  Dr. Tom is going to order the Epogen and find out about the 
availability of Niacinamide.
It is so great to have such a wonderful person and doctor available who cares 
so much and takes the time to explain things. The only thing I can't figure out 
is why he keeps that other vet in his practice.  
This morning Buzz was still pretty tired but he ate a lot of the tuna I mixed 
up for him with the multi-vitamin in it.  My mother-in-law lives with us and 
she will continue to offer him food every couple of hours until I get home from 
work to spoil him.  Every evening we have been going out on the deck where I 
cuddle him and give him Reiki treatments.  Even if things don't work out, now I 
know that at least he is getting a fighting chance.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Pictures of our kitties

2008-07-30 Thread Sue Koren
Jennifer -
I belong to an on-line chat where everyone posts their cat pictures callet the 
cat forum. It is fun to see pictures of the cats we are talking about.
Sue
 Jennifer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

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Is there a website where we can post pictures of cats?  It would be nice to 
share pics of the cats we talk about.

 Jennifer 
        ~ loving mama to ~
            Morrison (born Oct. 10, 2000)
            Isobel aka Fat Girl (born Feb. 7, 2007)
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[Felvtalk] Conference with vet

2008-07-29 Thread Sue Koren
Today at 5:00 I have an appointment with Dr. Tom about Buzz.  He is the one I 
respect and I know he will do something to help Buzz if possible.  I just hope 
I will know the right questions to ask.

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[Felvtalk] Buzz might be sick

2008-07-25 Thread Sue Koren
Good morning everyone,
Buzz, my 1 year old FeLV+ has been lethargic for a couple of days. He normaly 
eats like a pig, but yesterday was only picking.  He finally ate something when 
I offered him tuna.  He doesn't want to do anything that requires any effort - 
not even go up or down stairs.   I am waiting for the vet's office to open to 
make him an appointment.  I imaging they will have bloodwork done, but does 
anyone have any other suggestions of what I should ask them? 
Thanks,
Sue

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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzz might be sick

2008-07-25 Thread Sue Koren
Thanks, Sally,
Buzz seems to be breathing fast, but I am not sure how he usually breaths.  
Like you said, panic mode.  My husband is taking him at 10:40 am today because 
I am working.  I want to be there so badly!  
Sue
 Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
HI Sue

I am sorry Buzz is not well. I am not sure what to tell you to ask the vet.
There are so many things I should have asked, but i was clueless. Sometimes
I think I tortured Junior needlessly because I was in panic mode.  Be calm
and listen his life depends on you. You can check his gums to see if they
are pale. Anemia is common. As my vet told me b4 Junior was dx with Felv,
hemabartenella can be caused by just one flea. It is treatable. How is his
breathing?

I will keep you and Buzz in my prayers.

Hugs

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[Felvtalk] Buzzy is Anemic

2008-07-25 Thread Sue Koren
Buzz has a red blood count of 8, the vet says it should be 30.  She gave him a 
steriod shot.  She says we could choose to give him a transfusion but that 
would only be a temporary fix and very expensive.  He also has a bad heart 
murmer.  Right now I am just trying to by time to look into optiions.  I am 
very much against making a cat go through a lot of painful procedures just to 
buy a month or two.  They just don't understand why you are doing it to them.  
Why can't cats take iron pills like anemic humans do?  So many questions...
Thanks,
Sue

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Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy is Anemic

2008-07-25 Thread Sue Koren


Please forgive my ignorance, but I thought it was just something that happens 
with FeLV+ kitties.  Isn't the FeLV the reason?
Sue

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Re: [Felvtalk] Admin: New website design

2008-07-17 Thread Sue Koren
James and Belinda
Really great job on the website!  Everything is so clear and easy!
Sue
 James G Wilson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

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Hey all,

I've finally gotten around to updating our FeLV website 
(with Belinda's help). You can check it out at: 
http://www.felineleukemia.org  
I hope that it is easier to read and loads a bit faster. If 
anyone wishes to help update the content of the site, 
please let me and/or Belinda know privately. Reluctantly, 
I've added a donations page to the site to help offset my 
out-of-pocket costs for maintaining the site. Best wishes.

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Re: I must be nuts!

2008-06-26 Thread Sue Koren
To tell the real truth, I don't feel nuts at all, I am just so happy to have 
him!  He is such a gentleman and such an armful! (16#) I have never had a 
siamese before and never heard of flame point siamese.  I can tell that he has 
never had a real home before.  There are things he is afraid of that any cat 
that had had a home would know about.  I can't wait to see what his personality 
is like in 6 months or so when he has had a good chance to settle in.  If I 
have this boy for weeks or years the time will be so worth it because he is so 
very special!
 Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

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AMEN
On Jun 24, 2008, at 10:44 AM, Barb Moermond wrote:

 I'm so happy for you two!  We never know how long our little friends  
 are going to be with us, so I don't think you're nuts.

 Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito


 My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely  
 living his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile.
 - Anonymous


 - Original Message 
 From: Sue Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 To: FeLV Talk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:06:59 AM
 Subject: I must be nuts!

 Hi Everyone!
 Saturday I went to a local cat rescue home and adopted a beautiful  
 16lb. flame point siamese boy.  He is 10 years old and FeLV+.
 I have been missing my cuddler, Tucker, so much that I just wanted  
 another loveable lap cat kitty.  There were over 200 cats in that  
 home but when I picked up Orlando it was all over.  He just snuggled  
 right in.  His previous owner passed away in January.  She had a lot  
 of acreage, a couple of barns and a shop where she made signs.  She  
 had 17 cats who roamed the place and were never let inside or given  
 vet care.  When she passed away her husband brought all the cats to  
 this rescue and several were FeLV+.  Ironically, that was about the  
 time Buzz was diagnosed and I was still trying to find a home for  
 him.  When I called this rescue they told me that they had just  
 taken in several positives and did not have room.  If someone had  
 told me then that I would be taking one of the positives I never  
 would have believed them.
 Anyway, Orlando is a very special sweetheart of a cat.  He is even  
 getting along fairly well with the other 5.  Yesterday I had him to  
 the vets and they found that he had once had a broken leg that was  
 never taken care of and healed wrong. (I knew his back right leg was  
 stiff).  Time will tell if that is something to take care of now or  
 not.  They also re-confirmed the FeLV+.  Anyway I am getting way too  
 long winded.
 Thanks for listening to me ramble,
 Sue

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Re: I must be nuts!

2008-06-26 Thread Sue Koren
  He certainly is a beautiful beastie - creamy coat with pastel blue eyes ... 
(Sigh!) 

 MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

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hip hip meow!

you know, sometimes i think that NOT knowing they're FeLV is better for
everyone.. no one sat around expecting him to get sick, so he didn't

i, too, have a thing for flamepoints--beautfiul little beasties, tho no one
will be surprised that i go for the himmie version.

i'm so glad you found each other, as clearly you were meant to.

MC

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Sue Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi Everyone!
 Saturday I went to a local cat rescue home and adopted a beautiful 16lb.
 flame point siamese boy.  He is 10 years old and FeLV+.
 I have been missing my cuddler, Tucker, so much that I just wanted another
 loveable lap cat kitty.  There were over 200 cats in that home but when I
 picked up Orlando it was all over.  He just snuggled right in.  His previous
 owner passed away in January.  She had a lot of acreage, a couple of barns
 and a shop where she made signs.  She had 17 cats who roamed the place and
 were never let inside or given vet care.  When she passed away her husband
 brought all the cats to this rescue and several were FeLV+.  Ironically,
 that was about the time Buzz was diagnosed and I was still trying to find a
 home for him.  When I called this rescue they told me that they had just
 taken in several positives and did not have room.  If someone had told me
 then that I would be taking one of the positives I never would have believed
 them.
 Anyway, Orlando is a very special sweetheart of a cat.  He is even getting
 along fairly well with the other 5.  Yesterday I had him to the vets and
 they found that he had once had a broken leg that was never taken care of
 and healed wrong. (I knew his back right leg was stiff).  Time will tell if
 that is something to take care of now or not.  They also re-confirmed the
 FeLV+.  Anyway I am getting way too long winded.
 Thanks for listening to me ramble,
 Sue

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Re: I must be nuts!

2008-06-26 Thread Sue Koren
Beth,
What are some of the things that make siamese unique?  All I have ever heard is 
that they are vocal.  
Sue

 Beth Gouldin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

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Sue -I adore Siamese - there is something very different about them then any
other cat I've had (I'm sure that people would say that about alot of
different breeds but I really do think Meezers are special!)  We are on
our second (we lost our first one to FeLV - he's basically why we got the
second one) and there are traits that they have both shared, but they have
so much personality it's incredible!!!
Enjoy every minute you have!!

 Beth

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:31 AM, Sue Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 To tell the real truth, I don't feel nuts at all, I am just so happy to
 have him!  He is such a gentleman and such an armful! (16#) I have never had
 a siamese before and never heard of flame point siamese.  I can tell that he
 has never had a real home before.  There are things he is afraid of that any
 cat that had had a home would know about.  I can't wait to see what his
 personality is like in 6 months or so when he has had a good chance to
 settle in.  If I have this boy for weeks or years the time will be so worth
 it because he is so very special!
  Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 =
 AMEN
 On Jun 24, 2008, at 10:44 AM, Barb Moermond wrote:

  I'm so happy for you two!  We never know how long our little friends
  are going to be with us, so I don't think you're nuts.
 
  Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito
 
 
  My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely
  living his life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile.
  - Anonymous
 
 
  - Original Message 
  From: Sue Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  To: FeLV Talk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 8:06:59 AM
  Subject: I must be nuts!
 
  Hi Everyone!
  Saturday I went to a local cat rescue home and adopted a beautiful
  16lb. flame point siamese boy.  He is 10 years old and FeLV+.
  I have been missing my cuddler, Tucker, so much that I just wanted
  another loveable lap cat kitty.  There were over 200 cats in that
  home but when I picked up Orlando it was all over.  He just snuggled
  right in.  His previous owner passed away in January.  She had a lot
  of acreage, a couple of barns and a shop where she made signs.  She
  had 17 cats who roamed the place and were never let inside or given
  vet care.  When she passed away her husband brought all the cats to
  this rescue and several were FeLV+.  Ironically, that was about the
  time Buzz was diagnosed and I was still trying to find a home for
  him.  When I called this rescue they told me that they had just
  taken in several positives and did not have room.  If someone had
  told me then that I would be taking one of the positives I never
  would have believed them.
  Anyway, Orlando is a very special sweetheart of a cat.  He is even
  getting along fairly well with the other 5.  Yesterday I had him to
  the vets and they found that he had once had a broken leg that was
  never taken care of and healed wrong. (I knew his back right leg was
  stiff).  Time will tell if that is something to take care of now or
  not.  They also re-confirmed the FeLV+.  Anyway I am getting way too
  long winded.
  Thanks for listening to me ramble,
  Sue
 
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New server?

2008-06-25 Thread Sue Koren
Hello everyone - 
I went to the archives today and found that I am only getting about half of the 
messages.  Earlier this month it was suggested that we all chip in if a new 
server is needed.  The support of this group has meant a great deal to me and I 
would be very happy to help in some way.  Is it feasible to make this new 
server idea happen?
Sue


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I must be nuts!

2008-06-24 Thread Sue Koren
Hi Everyone!
Saturday I went to a local cat rescue home and adopted a beautiful 16lb. flame 
point siamese boy.  He is 10 years old and FeLV+.  
I have been missing my cuddler, Tucker, so much that I just wanted another 
loveable lap cat kitty.  There were over 200 cats in that home but when I 
picked up Orlando it was all over.  He just snuggled right in.  His previous 
owner passed away in January.  She had a lot of acreage, a couple of barns and 
a shop where she made signs.  She had 17 cats who roamed the place and were 
never let inside or given vet care.  When she passed away her husband brought 
all the cats to this rescue and several were FeLV+.  Ironically, that was about 
the time Buzz was diagnosed and I was still trying to find a home for him.  
When I called this rescue they told me that they had just taken in several 
positives and did not have room.  If someone had told me then that I would be 
taking one of the positives I never would have believed them. 
Anyway, Orlando is a very special sweetheart of a cat.  He is even getting 
along fairly well with the other 5.  Yesterday I had him to the vets and they 
found that he had once had a broken leg that was never taken care of and healed 
wrong. (I knew his back right leg was stiff).  Time will tell if that is 
something to take care of now or not.  They also re-confirmed the FeLV+.  
Anyway I am getting way too long winded.  
Thanks for listening to me ramble,
Sue

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Re: Hi again :)

2008-06-03 Thread Sue Koren
Does anyone know if a positive cat who stays positive but not sick for a 
certain length of time, if the chances are that they will not become sick?  Or 
could the sickness just come on them at any time regardless of how long they 
have harbored the virus and remained healthy? (I hope that made some kind of 
sense)
Sue

 MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
yes, cats can retest negative on IFAs if enough time has passed so
that the virus can work itself out of the system. just as with initial
exposure, the time period given varies from 60 to 120 days, depending
on who/what you read--i go for the 120 days or longer, so i don't
always wonder.. tho it's not mentioned in the current on-line
merck manual, and i never thought to keep the reference back when i
first read it in 2003 or so, it used to refer to a case where it took
a cat seven or nine (my memory is going) for a cat to revert to
negative on an IFA.

generally, however, if 120 days or so has passed since last possible
exposure, i figure they're not gonna seroconvert--but until/if the
virus gets activated, they're just positive, not sick.

my little pastel calico, lorelei, who came to me last summer solstice,
just retested positive on the IFA when she was spayed, so i'd say that
it's pretty definite that she's gonna stay positive. but it didn't
really matter, because it wasn't going to change anything one way or
another, so there was no rush here to retest

and for those who don't know, all my others are either vaccinated, or
were inadvertently exposed almost eight years ago, so she's no threat
to anything other than my peace of mind--calico, after all.

MC
On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Laura B [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 A few weeks ago I joined this list but couldn't post, so Belinda very kindly
 posted an introduction for myself and my FeLV+ kitty, Laura.  Thank so much
 for the replies we got, we read them all.

 I wanted to send in a little update on Laura (still don't have a new name
 for her), she is doing very well.  Most of her fur is growing back (she had
 bald patches) and since being on the l-lysine she is not drooling nearly as
 much (she had herpes lesions in her mouth).  She seems to be settling in and
 loves her room with a view.  I spend as much time with her as possible, and
 my nieghbor (another cat person) comes over daily to give her a snack and
 some lovin.

 I think she has also put on a little weight, which is good because she
 is quite thin, other than that she is doing well.  My vet just had me bring
 her in and restest her, (IFA), she came back positive again.  Do cats ever
 test neg on an IFA after testing positive?  Vet also retested the three cats
 in her care that were positive on snap tests a month ago when she discovered
 Laura's status.  Out of the three only one retested pos on an IFA test.

 Anyway, just wanted to pop in and thank you all, also give a little update
 on my sweet girl.

 Best regards,

 Human Laura and furry Laura

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List

2008-05-21 Thread Sue Koren
Is the list working and am I still signed up?
Sue

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Buzz test

2008-05-07 Thread Sue Koren
Hello everyone...
Buzz finally had his test yesterday and it was positive again.  My vet tells me 
it is very rare for a cat to become negative after the second test after three 
months has come back positive.  Is that what everyones experience has been?  
The vet also said he seems to be very healthy, so we will count our blessings.  
I tried to put this vets name on the vet list that MaryChristine gave a link to 
recently but the site will not let me do anything.  This vet has been very 
supportive and is willing to learn more about FeLV+ options.
Thank you to everybody here for all the help and advise you put on this list.  
I am pretty new and not very knowledgeable so I don't participate that much, 
but I read everything and it helps a lot. 
Sue




Re: spaying

2008-04-25 Thread Sue Koren
Hi, Lynn,
Anyone who knows from this list all that you did for BooBoo also knows that 
Snowy is a lucky kitty to have you.  I'm so glad to hear things are going well 
for her and you.  Is she ending up being your cat?
Best wishes for her next Thursday.  So many cats get spayed all the time with 
no problems.  I'm sure she will come through with flying colors.
Sue
 Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
Hi all,

I haven't posted in a while but have been reading all the emails.  I guess this 
is a little off topic but I need some reassurance.  This coming Thursday we are 
taking our Snowy in to be spayed.  It was part of the contract I signed when we 
adopted her from the foster mom. She's the rescued girl we got after BooBoo 
died.  She's a 3 year old persian and I am scared to death about doing this.  
We've had her for about a month and the vet thought it a good idea that we wait 
til she adjusted to us, which took about a day.  She had been neglected in the 
past and had basically lived in a cage until she was rescued.  She had feline 
herpes and a respiratory infection when she was taken but recovered nicely and 
was immunized when we got her.  I just keep thinking that if we had not had 
BooBoo neutered he may have fared better.  I truly believe that it hastened his 
demise.  I hope I'm wrong about this and even though we have always had our 
cats neutered, I realize spaying is a little more complicated.  The vet assured 
us she would be fine but if we lost her I don't think we'd ever recover.  She 
is an amazing precious little girl.  We haven't had a younger cat in the house 
for a long time and she is so playful and comes to bed with me every night when 
I go upstairs.  She talks to us all the time in these little meows and you can 
tell she is really happy.

The field worker who investigated BooBoo's previous owners came by last week to 
meet her and see how she was doing and was amazed at her too.  He commented 
that we were lucky to get her because hundreds of people applied.  She's kind 
of a poster child in this area for abused animals.  He also said she was very 
lucky to have got us, which was very nice of him.

Lynne




Today is test day

2008-04-24 Thread Sue Koren
Hello everybody,
Today after work I will take Buzz to have his first re-test since he was 
diagnosed positive for FeLV.  I am trying not to hope too much, but there is a 
bottle of champagne in the fridge if he turns out negative.  Tuna for Buzz - I 
don't think he likes champagne.
Meanwhile he has been released from his room and is socializing with the other 
cats.  I did some of the things the people in this group recommended and that 
probably helped. All went well until a couple of days ago when some 
electricians came to our house.  He really freaked!  He hid for 8 hours after 
they were gone.  His fear probably had something to do with the abuse he 
received as a kitten.
Anyway, if anyone would care to say a prayer for my little kitty it sure would 
be appreciated.
Sue



Re: Today is test day

2008-04-24 Thread Sue Koren
 The first test Buzz had was negative, when my brother still had him.  That was 
last fall.  When my vet re-tested him in January he was positive. (They did 
both the in-office test and a blood test afterwards.)  If he tests positive 
tonight I will not re-test him until just before the other cats get their 
boosters next year.

 MaryChristine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
sending GLOW that buzz tests negative, of course!

sharyl, i have learned never to retest until it's been 120-days, the
generally-considered time for the virus to work itself out of a kitty's body
(tho there used to be a reference in the merck to one cat that stayed
positive on the ifa for seven or eight months before converting--i never
kept the citation, and it hasn't been in the current pages for awhile
now.)--if i do it before that time, it just means i'm gonna retest at the
designated time anyway, just to be sure--and it saves money to wait,
too. (first time i had to test everyone in the house, after a cat who'd
tested negative on a shelter saliva test--oy, was I young and innocent then
died from complications of FeLV, i did it like at 90 days. and then
found out it might have been too early. if my vet hadn't gently
suggested that i not worry, and just wait to see if anyone became syptomatic
and THEN test, i would have repeated it for all the furkids in a month.
as i've said before, that was 8 years in july, and i'm still waiting for
symptoms to show up.

MC

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Sharyl [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Sue,
 Fingers and toes crossed for Buzz today.

 I had Rocket retested Tuesday when I took her in to be spayed.  Still
 positive after 8 weeks on lactoferrin and DMG.  We just started the Mega C
 Plus and will test again in a few months.  Wish the darn test didn't cost
 $46.  Since Rocket was still positive I didn't waste my money testing
 Sissy.

 If Buzz has given the electrician a paws down I'd listen to him.
 Saying a prayer for you and Buzz.
 Sharyl Sissy and Rocket

 *Sue Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED]* wrote:

 Hello everybody,
 Today after work I will take Buzz to have his first re-test since he was
 diagnosed positive for FeLV. I am trying not to hope too much, but there is
 a bottle of champagne in the fridge if he turns out negative. Tuna for Buzz
 - I don't think he likes champagne.
 Meanwhile he has been released from his room and is socializing with the
 other cats. I did some of the things the people in this group recommended
 and that probably helped. All went well until a couple of days ago when some
 electricians came to our house. He really freaked! He hid for 8 hours after
 they were gone. His fear probably had something to do with the abuse he
 received as a kitten.
 Anyway, if anyone would care to say a prayer for my little kitty it sure
 would be appreciated.
 Sue


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RE: Buzz emancipated

2008-04-10 Thread Sue Koren
Carmen, He sounds like a sweetheart. Was he a negative?  Charlie also has 
asthma and has had problems with his eyes.  I think I'll start putting lysine 
in their food before the mix happens.  
Sue
 Carmen Conklin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=

Hi Sue, Our Saffron kitty was a HUGE washer and lover of everyone. He slept 
with four in a kitty bed and they'd sneeze on him and everything. And I 
wouldn't say that he had the greatest immune system in the world either. I do 
believe that many cats simply build up resistance to the FeLV virus and are 
more immune to it. Saffron washed everyone and they washed him. We miss him. He 
had several ear surgeries for polyps but he lived to be over 19. Carmen


From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Re: Buzz emancipatedDate: Wed, 9 
Apr 2008 20:30:05 -0400



Hi,Carmen.  It's good to hear of the success stories.  My other cats chase each 
other a lot but I don't think they do much biting.  Charllie is the loveable 
one who thinks it is his job to wash everybody, though.  He is the one I am 
most worried about.

- Original Message - 
From: Carmen Conklin 
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 9:20 AM
Subject: RE: Buzz emancipated
Hi Sue, Glad to hear you are letting Buzz out into the general population. We 
have had good success with mixing our FeLV kits with non positive cats. We have 
had 4 different felines who lived in close association with the other felines 
and they did NOT have a FeLV vaccination either. They never got it. One lived 
with the FeLV's for over 3 years and then we moved him to another home. Another 
lived to be very old. They never fought, or bit, so never got it and the FeLV 
virus dies pretty quickly if a cat sneezes, etc..We put interferon in the water 
daily to boost all of them, but we have had a good success rate for mixing. And 
Buzz will be happier I am sure. Carmen (mostly a lurker, but have posted a few 
times)! Have a great day. Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 08:39:13 -0400 From: [EMAIL 
PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Buzz emancipated  
Hello, everyone, This coming Friday the last of my 5 FeLV- cats will get his 
booster. Then I will wait the appropriate amount of time and release Buzz from 
his prison room into the general population. I am scared to death. I would 
rather continue to keep them seperate but Buzz is crazy to escape his room 
every time we open the door and the time I spend behind the closed door with 
him is taking away from my family, not to mention the other cats. My question 
is this; is there anything anyone knows of besides the vaccinations that I can 
do for my other cats that may help to protect them? They are all being fed the 
Wellness canned food. Buzz will soon be getting a vitamin suppliment that is 
supposed to boost the immune systems of FeLV+ cats that my vet found, but I 
doubt if it does anything to stop the virus from shedding. Any advise would be 
appreciated. Thanks, Sue 

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Buzz emancipated

2008-04-09 Thread Sue Koren
Hello, everyone,
This coming Friday the last of my 5 FeLV- cats will get his booster.  Then I 
will wait the appropriate amount of time and release Buzz from his prison room 
into the general population.  I am scared to death.  I would rather continue to 
keep them seperate but Buzz is crazy to escape his room every time we open the 
door and the time I spend behind the closed door with him is taking away from 
my family, not to mention the other cats.   My question is this;  is there 
anything anyone knows of besides the vaccinations that I can do for my other 
cats that may help to protect them?  They are all being fed the Wellness canned 
food.  Buzz will soon be getting a vitamin suppliment that is supposed to boost 
the immune systems of FeLV+ cats  that my vet found, but I doubt if it does 
anything to stop the virus from shedding.  Any advise would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Sue



Re: Update on New Positive

2008-04-09 Thread Sue Koren
Wow!  What great news!  Congratulations!  Buzz is goint to be re-tested on 
April 24th and I have a bottle of Champagne in the fridge in hopes of a 
negative test.
Sue
 Kenzie Kanne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

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This is how our household situation is-  I began bottle feeding kittens in May- 
they were found in a burn barrell.  In July, new to my kitty care, I took in a 
kitten they thought needed feeding but turned out he was very sick and near 
death when I got him.  Worm infested and dehydrated and cold to the touch, I 
took him to the vet who thought I was crazy because he was so near death but we 
wormed him and gave him fluids-  The next day was a huge turn around and the 
weeks and months that followed even more so.  We did go through a bout of 
ringworm but the girls never got it just him.  In August, they got their vet 
work done before working on new homes for them and all three came back FELV 
positive.  
 
I was devastated but ignored the advice of euthanasia and kept them for myself. 
 We ordered Mega C Plus and another supplement and began that.  They had a life 
and were healthy and happy!  In late September Frankie, the male, had another 
bout w/ vomiting and weight loss, the girls never had it.  We separated him and 
went through weeks of antibiotic and he eventually began eating and turn around 
and rejoined the house.  He didn't play as often, just sat quietly but he was 
eating drinking and using the litter box.  NO fevers or any other signs of 
illness except his quietness.  
 
In October, things gradually went down hill for Frankie and we put him down in 
November.  I truely believe Frankie was the carrier giving the girls the 
exposure. The girls were still happy and healthy.  I volunteer for rescue and 
as in the previous emails, my spare room has been used for extras w/out homes.  
As you know, we had that light positive and the mom and brother weren't and 
they have been separate from my girls.  
 
Yesterday, we retested the rescue, Jill, and my girls Maggie and MitzyTHEY 
ARE ALL NEGATIVE!!   The vet asked lots of questions because they are 
unfamiliar w/ FELV and don't usually actively treat it.  We are so happy for 
this.  Jill gets to go to her new home and my girls get to celebrate their 
first birthday in May.  We are aware that this result can turn around under 
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Re: Is Cheesecake On The Horizan?!

2008-03-19 Thread Sue Koren
This may sound really stupid but what makes them think that Cobra-Venom will 
cure Feline Leukemia?  Hurrah if it does!
Sue
 Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
   Just received this from *www.10thlife.org *newsletter, dare we hope???*
*

 *Pilot Study Will Help Determine If New Cobra-Venom Drug Cures Feline 
 Leukemia*

 For more than a year we’ve been waiting for the federal government to 
 approve a license application to use a new cobra-venom based drug in a 
 large placebo controlled double blind research study that will 
 scientifically determine if the new drug cures feline leukemia (FeLV). 
 The manufacturer has already received approval from the State of 
 Florida to proceed, but – if the drug cures the disease – sales would 
 be limited to Florida veterinarians and Florida cat owners. Federal 
 approval would allow sales anywhere.

   Because of the federal delay, Dr. Julie Levy of the University 
 of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine suggested we conduct a 
 smaller 18-30 cat, four month, placebo controlled double blind “pilot 
 study” using the Florida license. The pilot study will follow the same 
 procedures and be conducted in the same manner as a larger follow-up 
 study using 100+ FeLV positive cats. The larger study will be 
 conducted if the pilot study shows good results. Good results from the 
 pilot study could expedite federal approval for a larger study – which 
 Dr. Levy would supervise. The larger 100+ cat study will prove 
 conclusively that the drug cures, or does not cure, FeLV.

   The drug’s manufacturer will supply the drug to us for both 
 studies (at no charge) and will supervise the pilot study (with the 
 results forwarded to Dr. Levy).

   No harm will come to the cats. The drug is safe and there are no 
 known side effects.

   For the last two weeks I’ve been looking for a location to 
 conduct the pilot study (we can’t do it at the sanctuary). Once we 
 find a place, I can put a final budget together.

   We will need to raise money for the pilot study and if we 
 proceed to the bigger study, we’ll have to raise money for that, too. 
 Donors to either study will receive a tax deduction. If the drug does 
 cure FeLV, /10th Life /will receive a royalty on each sale of the drug 
 because (1) we are raising the necessary research funds (the 
 manufacturer’s research budget is for human - not animal – trials), 
 and (2) we will be supplying the FeLV+ cats.

   We will probably need more FeLV+ cats. In a few days I’ll know 
 if we need more FeLV+ cats and will ask you, then, if you have, or 
 know someone who has, FeLV+ cats that could participate in the pilot 
 study. Most FeLV+ cats are routinely put down by their owners... this 
 research is necessary because, if the drug cures FeLV, many lives will 
 be saved.

   In the meantime, please continue to support us with a 
 donation... I spend most of my time raising operating funds and now 
 that I’m spending a lot of time trying to get this study underway, I 
 am not out there raising operating funds. Please, we need every 
 donation to continue providing for our 1,200+ sanctuary cats and for 
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Cat Dancer

2008-03-18 Thread Sue Koren
Lance, I believe you were the one who recommended the cat dancer toy for Buzz.  
Well I found one over the weekend and put it up this morning.  When I left for 
work he was happily bouncing it all over the place.  Thanks for the tip!
Sue



RE: more questions and thankyou

2008-02-28 Thread Sue Koren
Now I am worried.  I have been taking good care of Buzz's dishes and washing my 
hands after I leave his room.  If this virus lasts on clothing then I have put 
my other cats at risk every time I pick them up in spite of the precautions.
Sue


 Dorothy Noble [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

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Apparently the virus CAN live for a while.  I have read in several places that 
you need to clean any area with a bleach/water cleaner if a + cat has been 
where a negative one will be staying.  It is said that you should wait 30 days 
after your + cat is gone before you should introduce a new negative cat into 
the household.
   
  Armond (my 9 yr old + kitty) was infected by a stray we brought in (and 
sadfully neglected to have tested.)  Armond was always super healthy and had 
ALWAYS been vaccinated.  My more fragile diabetic did NOT test positive - Go 
figure!  I had them all retested after 12 weeks and those tests were consistent 
with the first one!
   
  When we brought Preston home, he seemed to have diarrhea for a long time.  (I 
am sure that part of it was due to the changing of his food, even though it was 
done gradually).  I just kept mixing his wet food with lots of water to make 
sure that he got plenty of fluids and he is so much better now.  He has only 
been with us for about 6 weeks and he came from a HUGE shelter so I am not sure 
how long he had the diarrhea.  
   
  I know it IS overwhelming...still learning about it too.  We just went 
through our first sickness when Armond got calicivirus.  (A respiratory thing 
that settled in his mouth as nasty sores.)  That lasted 5 weeks!  
   
  Good luck with your friends!

whocares whocares [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
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FONT-SIZE: 10pt;  FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma  }Hi,
Firstly, thankyou to everyone who responded and for the advice thusfar. Milli's 
diahrea is getting better with Neorase and probiotics, etc..
I've gotten 5 of the 7 new ones tested and they've all come back FeLV+. 5 are 
housed together and the other 2 are each in their own rooms. I have 8 immune 
challenged cats of my own (some of which are permanent fosters) and am a little 
worried now. 
What precautions do I have to take? Is FeLV extremely contagious? My dishwasher 
has a sani cycle which I've been using. Does sanitizing kill the virus? Is it 
easily spread on clothes? How close does the contact have to be between cats? 
How long does the virus live outside the body?
Lance, how much DMG do you give? I have some for my HCM kitty. 
I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Does anyone know where I can get Transfer 
Factor? No naturpath, etc. here seems to have heard of it.
I'm way over my head here. Please give me as much advice (even if it sounds 
simple) as you can.
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Re: update: Athena

2008-02-26 Thread Sue Koren

Beth,
I can understand how dissapointed you must feel that Athena re-tested positive. 
 I was so bummed when Buzz tested positive.  He will re-test in April and I am 
afraid I am just hopeing too much for him to test negative, if the outcome is 
not what I am praying for it will really be hard.  I have five other cats and 
he is living in a room all by himself. He hates being shut away from all that 
is going on in the rest of the house but the risk to the others is just too 
great.  I agree with you about not getting another one.  It just seems like it 
could become a viscous cycle.  What do you do if you lose one, keep 
replaceing them?  It is all so heartbreaking.  So my Buzz will live out his 
life in a room away from the others unless he receives the miracle of a 
negative test.  He is treated like a king in that room, though.  I just got him 
a cat condo this past weekend and he LOVES it.  I also spend as much time as I 
can with him.  At first I was even trying to find another home for him but I 
really can't imagine ever giving him up.  He is such a great cat, but if a 
situation ever came up where he would have a really great home, I would let him 
go for his happieness.  Good luck to you no matter what you decide to do.
Sue

 Beth Gouldin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
Hi all
So Athena just re-tested on ELISA a weak positive. This is 9 weeks from the
first testing that we did when we lost Orion to FeLV.  I guess I'm just
disheartened... I had REALLY hoped (for her sake) that she would be negative
- she seems so healthy...no major problems or anything... and we really
wanted to get another cat for a companion for her.  My husband and I have
talked and we just can't bring closure to ourselves to intentionally get
another FeLV + cat... which means pretty much she's gonna stay a single cat.

I don't know, in my mind it just seems that it would be a perpetually bleak
cycle (and I know that it's not true simply because of the joy they
bring..but this is my bummed out- ness coming through) to have 'sick' cats
that can just die any time.
Do any of you have experiences bringing in another cat?  Do you always elect
to get another FeLV +? How do kittens generally fare? Our vet suggested
bringing in a FeLV negative vaccinated adult...but I don't want even the
SLIGHTEST risk of exposing another cat to this.
Any feedback would help me out...I'm so frustrated with this whole thing.
Thanks for listening :}

-- 
Beth Gouldin
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God Bless!!!




E-Mail Help

2008-02-22 Thread Sue Koren
Hello everyone - 
I think my computer is blocking out the e-mails from this site.  Yesterday I 
got nothing that I could read, but there were some e-mails coming through with 
nothing in the from column and no subject in the subject column.  Those 
were coming with the same frequency as the FeLV e-mails usually come, and they 
just started yesterday. I have never gotten that type of thing before the FeLV 
e-mails stopped coming. I don't think I did anything different on my computer.  
Also, today some old FeLV messages came through, ones from last week judging 
from the subjects being discussed, that I had not gotten then.
I would really like to get this working again, the advise from this group helps 
so much.  If anyone has any suggestions, please e-mail me direct.  [EMAIL 
PROTECTED]
Thank you,
Sue



Holistic Vets

2008-02-20 Thread Sue Koren
Hi, All -
First off, Lynn, I am so glad to hear Boo Boo is doing better.  I had a cat who 
had fluid removed and she did not do anywhere near so well afterwards.  Don't 
give up on that little fighter any time soon!
I am thinking about taking Buzz to a Holistic Vet.  When I questioned my 
regular vet about Immuno-Regulin and Interferon she said she had not heard of 
much success with those things and said I might want to consider a Holistic 
Vet.  I e-mailed one and asked if they could do anything for a FeLV+ cat that 
would be peventative and might help them throw the virus.  It is quite a 
distance from my home and I don't want to put Buzz through the stress of the 
trip if it won't do him any good.
Sue



Re: Holistic Vets

2008-02-20 Thread Sue Koren
Lynne, I know what you mean about the vets - my vet acted like she thinks I'm a 
pain for even asking about preventative measures. And it has always seemed like 
they considered dogs to be more importent.  WE know better.
What is the Factor One and what is it suppose to do? Buzz is still pretty 
healthy and I would sure like to keep him that way.  He worries me when he 
pants when he plays, though.
Sue 

 Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
Sue, I spoke with Karen at length last night and she recommended something
called Factor One.  I'm gonna call the supplier today.  My vet has now told
me that interferon will not help BooBoo as it is too late.  I've decided
that I will do what I can within reason to help BooBoo keep comfortable.
I've had to stop the Doxycycline because it is too stressful for him.
Perhaps we can restart it next week if he's better or if the culture comes
back suggesting another antibiotic I'll try that.  Our vet is a really nice
guy but is not encouraging and it seems like now he does not want to do
anything unless we tell him what to do.  He's concerned I suppose about the
expense of all this treatment and the inevitable results.

Good luck with the Holistic vet.  Around here this disease seems like
something that has not interested a lot of vets and they just euthanize,
which is shameful.  Also, a lot of vets seem to be more interested in dogs
than cats, probably because there are so many feral cats around and they are
causing problems.

Lynne
- Original Message -
From: Sue Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: FeLV Talk felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:25 AM
Subject: Holistic Vets


 Hi, All -
 First off, Lynn, I am so glad to hear Boo Boo is doing better.  I had a
cat who had fluid removed and she did not do anywhere near so well
afterwards.  Don't give up on that little fighter any time soon!
 I am thinking about taking Buzz to a Holistic Vet.  When I questioned my
regular vet about Immuno-Regulin and Interferon she said she had not heard
of much success with those things and said I might want to consider a
Holistic Vet.  I e-mailed one and asked if they could do anything for a
FeLV+ cat that would be peventative and might help them throw the virus.  It
is quite a distance from my home and I don't want to put Buzz through the
stress of the trip if it won't do him any good.
 Sue







Re: breathing

2008-02-19 Thread Sue Koren
My prayers are with you and BooBoo.
Sue

 Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
BooBoo is getting worse.  I called the vet this morning and he answered the 
phone and told us to bring him in.  He told me he felt it was the anemia 
getting worse and sadly this sounds like he's at the end stage of this disease. 
 I have to go to work so I just spent some time with him.  He's still gasping 
for air, mouth breathing but was purring and rolled over to be petted.  Bob has 
to take him to the vet and I've instructed him to tell Dr. Gill to treat this 
if at all possible.  I don't care what he has to do.  If there is at all a 
chance he can recover from this setback I want measures taken.  I absolutely 
hate the fact that I can't be home today.

Lynne




Re: + - cats together

2008-02-18 Thread Sue Koren
Thanks for the ideas!  I googled the cat dancer and it is very similar to 
Buzz's favorite toy which is a wand with a long leather string tied to a mouse 
with feathers.  He plays so hard with that toy that he ends up panting.  While 
on that website I found something called Mouse in the House that looks like 
it will be good for the long times when he is alone.  We have to keep his room 
locked because one of our other cats, Scottie,  is very good at opening closed 
doors.  Every time I visit him I have to pick the lock from the outside.  I say 
goodbye to him before I leave for work, and check on him for a few minutes when 
I come home.  Then I have to fix dinner and after it is cleaned up I try to 
bring him out to the family room on my lap for a little bit, but he doesn't 
want to be held out there.  I end up going back in his room with him for the 
rest of the evening.  
The idea about a bird feeder will work and I think grass in tubs would be good 
also.  I assume cat grass is OK for FeLV + ?  The other cats would enjoy the 
grass, also.  All of them are indoor cats.  Can't play favorites.  Maybe after 
some time goes by Buzz will get used to living in one room and not cry so.
Sue

 Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
Try bird feeders near the window and a window perch.  Cats can bat  
balls and toys even on carpet.  A nice box to hide in would be great.   
I had two cats who loved the Catnip (I think that is the title) tape  
(birds, squirrels etc) even though they had a 12x6x6 covered kennel  
with 24/7 access.  Lots of personal time with you too.maybe a tv  
or radio to listen to part of the time (not all of the time--it  
becomes noise then).  Dixie has three pans (goat food size rubber  
pans) on dollies with grass and capnip growing in them.  She can get  
into the pans and roll in the grass and catnip and have a ball (she  
has three because she wears them down and they need time to refresh).   
A warm place to snuggle, maybe with a snuggle safe.

Ideas.take what works for you and for Amond.
On Feb 17, 2008, at 9:18 PM, Lance wrote:

 I think most cats play best with interactive toys. Ember loves the  
 Cat Charmer, and while we haven't played with it in awhile, she   
 liked the Cat Dancer, too. I also have a few pieces of elastic  
 material that my mom gave me, and those work.

 A cat condo with a view is a great idea.

 Lance

 On Feb 17, 2008, at 5:10 PM, Sue  Frank Koren wrote:

 Dorothy,
 Thank you for telling about Armond.  I guess that answers my  
 question - they can be infected even with the vaccination.  That is  
 too much risk for me and my original cats.  If one of them got sick  
 I would feel horrible!
  I don't want to get another FeLV+ cat, it seems like that would  
 just double the trouble, and both of them in this small room.  The  
 best I can do is make this as   a place as possible for him.  I  
 already have one of those donuts with a ball inside, a soft square  
 he can hide in and various other cat toys.  I think I will replace  
 the chair by the window with a cat condo.  Any suggestions for  
 making room sweet room a fun place for Buzz to be?  The floor is  
 carpeted, so things that roll across the floor don't work.
 Sue
 - Original Message -
 From: Dorothy Noble
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 1:34 PM
 Subject: +  - cats together

 To Sue  Frank ~
 I absolutely understand about you wanting Buzz to be with the  
 others.  It is so tough to have them separated.  We brought in a  
 stray a year ago and did not have her tested (but we did have her  
 vaccinated).  Anyway, she was positive and exposed our others.   
 Armond caught the virus but my other cat did not.  All of my  
 animals were always vaccinated.  Based on my experience, I would  
 not mix them.  I have had Armond since he was 4 weeks old, he has  
 had all of his shots and he still tested positive from being with  
 the other positive cat.
 We just adopted another FeLV positive cat so Armond could have a  
 friend and we had a special house built for them.  It works out  
 great.
 Dorothy

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Re: breathing difficulties

2008-02-18 Thread Sue Koren
Lynne -
You must have been scared to death!  I know I would have been.  Maybe the shots 
will be easier on him then trying to get things down his throat.
I purchase something on e-bay, I think it is called a kitty cuddler that is 
made to wrap a cat in to give medications.  Maybe something like that would 
make it less stressful for BooBoo.  I bought it for my Tucker because he is 
AWFUL with any oral meds. - gentle sweet kitty turns into evil clawing tiger.  
I was afraid he would hurt himself because he fights so hard, and I know he 
clawed me pretty well a few times.  Fortunatly I have not had to give him 
anything since I purchased it and I do not know how well it works yet.
Sue
 Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
I had a frightening event with BooBoo this morning.  He hates being given this 
Doxy and fights me.  I gave him some water via syringe after it as well.  
Suddenly he started gasping for air, breathing through his mouth for about 10 
minutes.  He is anemic and breathes heavily under normal circumstances.  I 
can't imagine what kind of stress the Interferon shots are going to cause him.  
Should I try mixing this Doxy with his wet food?  It's doubtful he would get 
the appropriate dosage if I did because he is a light eater.  I'm beginning to 
think that I'm fighting a losing battle here and perhaps it would be best to 
just let nature take its course without intervention.  I hate this.  One minute 
he seems perky and now he's just exhausted.  I spent the time with him while he 
was having problems breathing comforting him, just to get him settled down and 
even his purring was excessively loud.  I don't know how much more this little 
guy can tolerate.

Lynne




Re: o/t cat facial expressions

2008-02-18 Thread Sue Koren
Oh, they DEFINITLY have expressions!  Whenever I try to brush my Tucker (Which 
he HATES) or stop him from jumping on one of the other cats he glares takes out 
his frustration on the cat scratcher.  He really ATTACKS it!  At least it's not 
the furnature!


 MacKenzie wrote: 

=
I'm just wondering, what do y'all think--do we imagine facial
expressions on our cats -- and put our own interpretation on them -- or
do they actually reflect a real mood?!
Lynne's mention of BooBoo scowling makes me think of one of my ferals
who I swear looks, in turn, frequently pissed off at me (when I won't
let him mix without supervision -- he sprays), guilty (when he gets the
better of me, and sprays), and disdainful (when I bring one of my tame
cats to see him and his Buddy). One of my tame cats, Katyis, also has a
marvellous indignant expression that he pulls on me following (to my
mind) imagined slights. 
Kerry



From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 8:29 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: breathing difficulties


No, he didn't aspirate.  I gave the water immediately after the doxy so
I don't know which caused it.  I think he was hyperventilating.  I
stayed with him til he calmed down and went to sleep, and honestly I'm
afraid to go upstairs.  I'm sure he does sense my anxiety.  He does not
like to be held or confined in any manner.  What bugs me though is when
we go to the vet, the vet can do anything to him, give him pills, take
his temp and BooBoo will just go limp, won't argue, fight, nothing, just
scowel.  
 
Better go upstairs and make sure he's just sleeping.
 
Lynne

- Original Message - 
From: laurieskatz mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: breathing difficulties

Did he aspirate? Was the problem after the water or after the
doxy? Maybe the water isn't working with him. I would call the vet and
ask about this. Our vet told us we had to give the doxy directly (not
mixed in food). Midas hated it too. 
 
It's really important thing is for YOU to be calm before you
give him the meds and don't think about it before you actually do it.
This is how I got Frankie, a formerly feral kitten, to take inhaled
meds. I had to calm my own mind. I also think they can sense if we are
going to give them a med so I didn't think about it before I sat down to
do it. It did help. Our cats sense our mood...I hope this makes sense.
I just got up.
L

- Original Message - 
From: Lynne mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]  
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 7:53 AM
Subject: breathing difficulties

I had a frightening event with BooBoo this morning.  He
hates being given this Doxy and fights me.  I gave him some water via
syringe after it as well.  Suddenly he started gasping for air,
breathing through his mouth for about 10 minutes.  He is anemic and
breathes heavily under normal circumstances.  I can't imagine what kind
of stress the Interferon shots are going to cause him.  Should I try
mixing this Doxy with his wet food?  It's doubtful he would get the
appropriate dosage if I did because he is a light eater.  I'm beginning
to think that I'm fighting a losing battle here and perhaps it would be
best to just let nature take its course without intervention.  I hate
this.  One minute he seems perky and now he's just exhausted.  I spent
the time with him while he was having problems breathing comforting him,
just to get him settled down and even his purring was excessively loud.
I don't know how much more this little guy can tolerate.
 
Lynne
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Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Sue Koren
Lynne - NO WAY could BooBoo be depressed about leaving his last owners!  It 
sounds to be like he chose you to be his people long before any money changed 
hands!  
The people on this site are so full of hope for these kittys.  I think your 
BooBoo has as good a chance as any of them, especially if you are proactive and 
get him the right kind of veterinary attention asap.  Best wishes to you both.
Sue

 Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
Thank you Wendy.

I will call my vet today about the Doxycycline and Hemobartanella.

Here are the results of BooBoo's blood work.  This is a Canadian lab so I don't 
know if the values are the same as in the US.

WBC9.9MCV57   WBC FLAGEOS 
(8.9)
RBC3.95   MCH20.0  % LYM29.1
LYM2.8
HGB7.9 MCHC  35.2 % MON6.5  
   MONO  .6
HCT22.4RDW17.5 % GRA64.4
6.5
PLT81MPV11.0

He wasn't doing very well last night, extremely fatigued.  I did hear him 
eating some crunchy food this morning, drink either the water or milk I put 
down for him last night.  I know you aren't supposed to give cats milk but I'm 
desparate here to get some fluids into him.  He did wake me up by jumping on 
the bed this morning and purring in my face.  My husband thought he felt really 
warm last night and actually I did too.  He's cool this momrning.  What I have 
noticed that kind of concerns me is that when he's sleeping his chest seems to 
rise unusually high with each breath, like he has to try extra hard to breath.  
This could be the anemia right?  He does have a bit of a runny nose too.  
Calling the vet today.  I did manage to get the previous owners to give me his 
birthday.  He will be 5 in July.  This makes me think that he got infected by a 
neighborhood cat when he was allowed to roam.  If that's the case, 
statistically he's on his last leg.  I was also wondering if he could be 
depressed.  As bad as his previous environment was, maybe he misses those 
people and his original home.  Could hormonal changes after his neutering be a 
reason for his lack of interest in anything?  He was just neutered last Friday.

Gotta get moving here and go to work, although BooBoo is my real full time job 
these days.

Lynne
  - Original Message - 
  From: Tad Burnett 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:26 AM
  Subject: Re: CLS


  Hill's A/D is a good tasting recovery food loaded with vitamins
  and minerals... I buy it by the case for my guys... You probably
  have to buy it from your vet but it could help...
  In the archives or files for this group there are directions for liver
  shake which is about the same thing...
  Tad

  Marylyn wrote:

Something that may have already been addressed:  Feed the absolute best you 
can...no grains if possible.  Dixie eats organic and Primal Raw + finely 
chopped carrots, spinach etc.  One of my holistic vets recommends vitamin C.  
There are lots of good supplements.  Dr. Susan Maier at the Horizon Vet 
Services in Simpsonville Ky does phone consultations and has had good luck with 
FELV+.  Dr. E A Boswell in Louisville Ky has also had good luck.  I see both of 
them and think the world of them.  They compliment and do not replace my 
regular vets.  If you decide you need phone consultations I'll get you phone 
numbers or you can Google them.

On Feb 13, 2008, at 9:14 PM, wendy wrote:


  Hey Lynne,

  My name is Wendy.  I've been active on this site for over 2 years now, 
although not as active lately.  There are lots of good people here and it looks 
like you've been given some great advice.  I just wanted to say a few things 
that came to mind as I read the posts regarding Boo Boo, some of which might 
have already been touched on.  First, if you don't find a vet that will work to 
save Boo Boo, find one who will.  It means all the difference in you and Boo 
Boo being supported at this trying time.  Second, absolutely get the prescrip 
for doxycycline and treat for hemobartaenella regardless of the test.  It's 
extremely difficult to see the parasites on a slide; one minute they're there, 
the next they're not.  The treatment is three weeks minimum.  Third, prednisone 
(or prednisolone) is a good treatment for anemia.  Also, depending on how dire 
the anemia is, Epogen might also be good.  There is lots of information on both 
of these treatments in the archives.  Fourth, what is the anemia diagnosis?  Is 
it regenerative or non-regenerative anemia?  What is Boo Boo's HCT/RBC/PCV 
count exactly?  If you don't have a copy of his bloodwork, call the vet and get 
it so that you know exactly what you're dealing with.  You can post those 
numbers here and there will be people who know what they mean who can help you 
and Boo 

Re: CLS

2008-02-13 Thread Sue Koren

 Lynn, this is the story of the Rainbow Bridge:

RainbowsBridge.com
 Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. 
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet 
goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special 
friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and 
sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
 
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. 
Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we 
remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy 
and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to 
them, who had to be left behind. 
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and 
looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. 
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs 
carrying him faster and faster. 

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you 
cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses 
rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look 
once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but 
never absent from your heart. 

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together  

Author unknown...
 
Hope that answers your question about the Bridge.
Sue

 Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 

=
I'm sorry for not being knowledgeable of this, but what is CLS and the bridge 
you folks refer to?  

I've been busy trying to find some ray of hope for my BooBoo.  I showed his 
blood work to the doc next door at work, who is a dog lover, not a cat but he 
interpreted it as being pretty bad.  He said he has no platelets.  He then got 
on the phone to a Vet friend who takes care of his dogs and gave him a brief 
history of Boo and his blood work.  The vet said there was nothing I could do 
about the situation and that most cats after being diagnosed lived for 2 years 
at a max.  I don't even know when BooBoo contracted the disease so who knows 
how long he has.  This vet though kept saying, it doesn't mean he's going to 
die, whatever the H that means.  I also have a pharmacist friend who is meeting 
with a vet friend of his in Detroit tomorrow and he too is running Boo's 
history by him to see if there is anything at all to help him.  Apparently 
Immuno Regulin is not available here in Canada so he's going to talk to this 
man about it tomorrow.  People have been very kind and honest but I just am 
finding this impossible to accept.  I can't wait to get home from work to see 
him and almost start bawling when I am with him.  I totally hate this.  I just 
hope he isn't feeling any pain.  He mostly sleeps but does purr a lot and seems 
to love having us around him.  I just don't know what else to do.

Lynne