He is forever beautiful. Thank you for taking care of him.
From: Frank Sue Koren fs...@roadrunner.com
Sent: Feb 4, 2011 8:05 PM
To: FeLV talk firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Tweeze is gone.
Tweezer lost his battle with this horrible disease this
Cc: Tracy Weese trwe...@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Lymphoma/Brain Inflammation, etc.
IS SHE A FIGHTER? YOU HAVE TO WATCH HER AND FIND OUT WHAT SHE WANTS. I AM SO
FORTUNATE THAT MY 2 FELV BABIES ARE STRONG AND HEALTHY. WHAT IS HER QUALITY
OF LIFE? IT IS SO HARD TO MAKE
I remember when you posted initially -- I responded that I, too, had a cat that
began experiencing rear leg weakness and then some head tremors. Her blood
work (a reg health screen) was great (but for FeLV) so they sent her home and
said watch her and see if it gets better, worse, etc. Well,
I, too have a FeLV+ cat that has been extremely healthy for her entire life
(10+ years) and just recently started limping (favoring her right hind leg) and
at times I would see her head bob or nod (it appears involuntary) -- took her
to vet and of course she refused to walk, just crouched down
Then I say...go for it. I understand being tired and wondering if you can do it (again) but something is pulling you to this cat.
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From: Sally Davis
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: Balance of puddy cats ~ new cat?
She is lovely!
I, too,just lost a cat (although not a FeLV+), but a cat I had for 13 years and
for the last two years, he was going through chemo for intestinal cancer. But
prior to his passing, I agreed to take a cat that tested positive for FeLV and
needed a home (I have had many FeLV+
How is his health overall? Is he healthy or already declining due to FeLV+? Has he been vetted otherwise (neutered, shots, etc)?
Where are you?
-Original Message- From: Rinn Siegrist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>Sent: Mar 14, 2008 8:15 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Need a
I'm sorry to read this. I have not posted about BooBoo but have read the
postings. You and Bob really put your heart into helping him. You will be
happy again --and it is not stupid, they do often let us know when they are
ready to go
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Here are the basics: Freckles was fine over the weekend and even until
Monday mid-day, then he starts throwing up (clear vomit, not yellow or
bloody, a little sticky like mucus) and does so about once every 4-8 hours,
through that night. Call vet Tuesday a.m., they could not fit us in and so
I am sorry to hear of Lovey and Perry's passing. These positives really seem
to get under our skins. Maybe it's because they know many folks wouldn't give
them a chance.
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I lost two of my FeLV+ cats in the last month, the most recent was today when I
put CW down. She was beginning to have difficulty breathing due to severe
anemia. I tried a transfusion (only raised the RBC from 6% to 10%) and Epogen,
but today my vet and I could see that she was becoming
I am so sorry..I was watching these threads to see how things went
with Olive bec. I am dealing something similar right now. But the fact
that you struggled and finally arrived at PTS simply says that you cared
enough to make the best decision and sometimes PTS is the best choice.
Olive was a beautiful little cat! The baby picture is great. Remember her
CW went to the vet today and got a B12 shot and she and two of her negative
buddies were typed to confirm they are compatible for transfusion (I have
at least two good donor cats). Since CW is eating great (without any
appetite stimulants) and not in any respiratory distress and her overall
Sorry to hear about Genevieve, sometimes it feels like this sorrow never
ends.until you allow yourself to remember all the joy they brought to your
In your message below, you talked about using epogen and prenisolone for
anemiaone of my other FeLV+ cat's RBC was last tested (2 weeks ago) to
be about 8%. CW is a very small cat, about 6-7 years old and has had FeLV+
since she was a kitten. She still acts pretty much the same as always
My giant (well, he used to be) ol' farm cat died this morning at home.
Sylvester came off a farm where I take care of a dwindling (thanks to TNR) cat
colony. He got very sick about 2 years ago and I took him to the vet...of
course it was more than being sick, he had FeLV+. So he came home
If they are otherwise health, DO NOT be forced to put them down simply because
they test positive for FeLV. Kittens/Cats can live several years and be
healthy even with FeLV. Obviously, all cats (pets, people) die so when
they get ill and in pain, that is the time to PTS, not when they
you did the right thing
he was ready to go
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From: Angela Lewis
Sent: 8/21/2007 2:22:27 PM
Subject: Re: Please talk to me
Boy was not good, at all, last night. He went down hill very fast. He was fine
last Thursday, then
I am very sorry for your loss of Sammy. It sounds like his passing was gentle
and that he was well loved.
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From: Taylor Scobie Humphrey
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED];firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: 8/10/2007 7:04:58 PM
Subject: My little Sammy went to Heaven
Michael Vick and his brother (I forget his name, but he, too is now playing pro
ball I think) are thugs. One or both had serious legal infractions while at VA
Tech (one had some type of statutory rape charge). And wasn't it Michael Vick
the player who used the alias Ron Mexico and infected
you know, I have found this to be pretty true, also. I have taken several
farm cats into my home bec. they got injured and were later determined to
be FELV+ or they were simply too sweet to part with. Most have been former
Toms (of course, they are immed. vetted/neutered, etc), but these cats
Please consider PTS as opposed to letting it just happen this difficulty
breathing is distressful and painful.
That is true, but respiratory distress in a cat should never ever be ignored.
This cat just sounds so compromised and ill that I would at least consider
that this might be irreversible and signaling the end. I certainly don't wish
that on anyone and not this poster or her cat, but having
I don't know you guys do bottle babiesthey must so be so very hard. I
am sorry this little one did not make it, but without you, he had no shot
From: Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: 5/1/2007 7:42:19 PM
Thanks for all the kinds words. I hadn't lost one in a while--and have been
fighting lymphoma with a negative for a year, so to lose Herbie (when he had
never been sick) was a little shocking. It's always so hard those first few
days...you find your self looking for them and calling their
Herbie was in a lot of distress at home and so I took him to the emergency
vet (also the place that just saw him on Friday), even after being
stabilized in oxygen, he continue to go down hill. His heart was enlarged
and we were very limited in what diagnostics could be done in light of the
Thursday. It initially appeared as URI like w/coughing/congestion sounds. But
after no improvement with meds over the weekend, he was checked again, nothing
in lungs but mystery spot on X-rays. We have consult with cancer vet and
ultra sound tomorrow.
Any input welcome.
an EXCELLENT time at
the oncologist tomorrow (except for the indignity of having a little bald tummy
for that ultrasound--ook)!
Taylor, Billi Bi, Lilibet Squeekietoy, Charlie, Teddy and especially, Sammy
Taylor Scobie Humphrey
On Apr 26, 2007, at 1:39 PM, Tracy Weese
I am just outside of DC, in the Eastern Panhandle of WV and have great vets
that have always supported me and my FeLV+ catssome have even done extra
research just for me. There is a lady I know in DC that might be able to help
you, too, I will try to contact her.
Subject: RE: FeLV Supportive Vets in DC Area?
THANK YOU! I'd probably even be willing to drive to WV...are you near
Martinsburg or...? My friend the vet tech who's here came from Charleston!
Tracy Weese [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I am just outside of DC, in the Eastern Panhandle
Put to Sleep
From: Debbie [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: 2/26/2007 1:50:12 PM
Subject: Re: Help needed
what does the pts stand for?
Definitely do not allow any pts.
From: wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED]
the main reason I don't like to vaccinate positives is I had one cat that was
very healthy despite the FeLV+ status and the vet accidently gave him the
vaccine, he went down hill immediately and then diedNOW, I doubt there was
a connection, but. it was my vets who said don't vaccinate
I'm sorry you lost Pepper
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From: Candace Doler
Sent: 11/26/2006 8:31:53 PM
Subject: Pepper died
I just wanted to let you know that Pepper died a few hours ago. He started
getting better with this current episode but was not
neutering would significantly address the issue. it's not just about
mating, it's about mating/territorial behavior which, as i understand it,
spraying is one such behaviors.
From: Stephanie E Caldwell [EMAIL PROTECTED]
no one will take this cat unless he is neutered. if you really want to
rescue him, not neutering him will make him unlikely to find a home. i
understand the heart murmur and FeLV+ issue, but is his health is otherwise
good and the vet is comfortable, neutering is the only way to really rescue
I have (currently) 4 FeLV+ cats and 6 negatives. I think it would be a great thing to do for many reasons: 1) it gives Crackers some playmates; and 2) it would save some poor FeLV+ kitten/cat since most folks/resuces don't allow them to live. I have never noticed that having more than one +
I can verify that Elspar is used for cancer treatments (Chemo). My
negative cat has lymphoma of the intestines and his chemo protocol includes
Elspar on varying weeks.
I am pleasantly surprised at the success of chemo for cats--right now may
cat has done very well and gained some weight. I know
I would also note that most local ords. re: stray/feral cats seem to indicate that if a person takes on the responsibility for feeding cats, then they can be held responsible for the cats and for getting the vaccinationsso, while folks want to imply that feral/strays belong to know one,
OK, I can't believe I made such a ridiculous spelling error! No one, not know one. Geez!
From: Tracy Weese
Sent: 9/10/2006 2:08:57 PM
Subject: Re: OTS..need suggestions
I would also note that most local ords. re: stray/feral cats seem
Since he is feeling better, would you consider having the fluid drawn off
his chest? If the dex shots slow things down, drawing off what is there,
might really help him feel better and eat and get stronger. He is your
kitty and you know him best, but I've had kittens who needed this done and
I hope Patches starts feeling better, cats are do diff. from dogs when it
comes to eating, etc. I hope Fancy Feast or one of the other things
mentioned works. Usually, when they go off their feed, it takes them a
little while before they really eat well again (assuming you can get him
i have a negative cat with lymphoma and keeping his weight up is vital. i've also been where you are with a FELV+ catright now, i'm having great luck with fancy feast--it's like crack for cats! well, it doesn't make them all skinny, but it appears to be very addictive. i, too, have tried
Don't wait, get her checked. One of my negative cats, Puddin'taine,started losing weight last year and I took him in to the vets' and we ran all kinds of tests and everything seemed to be finehe was almost ten and we thought maybe he was just losing a little as some cats dowell, then he
I'm not sure there is much chance of FeLV living on anything very long once
the disease has been exposed to air and dried BUT I AM no expert. I have
read from others that they typically do a thorough cleaning and either
throw out toys (or keep them for keepsakes, but not other cats). I
I'm sorry Bailey had to leave you11 years, that was a good run.
From: Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Date: 5/7/2006 12:54:22 AM
Subject: Bailey has gone home
Bailey left us at 6:20 this evening. He took a bad turn for the
I have + and - together, but I do try not to take a - negative kitten until
they can have all of their shots. BUT, I think keeping them separated
until then would probably be fine, too. People forget that sometimes a
slight risk is better than not taking in a cat/kitten that otherwise might
Sometime Siamese Rescue can help. They adopted 2 out to me (I'm in WV) but
others have found homes much closer, I think another list member also got
at least one cat/kitten from them (w/FeLV).
From: Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED]
eventually (w/i 7 mos) I PTS. Now, it could be a coincidence, but it made
me uneasy. I have heard what you are saying, but until there is more info,
I doubt I would intentionally do that. Maybe others have had a more
, his body wasn't making RBCs. The test sounds like "methyl...blue...something.
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Sent: 10/15/2005 9:44:06 AM
Subject: Anemia - My Cat Arlo has severe anemia - PLEASE HELP
I sorry Bramble had to leave. I'm glad you took him today and didn't wait. I never regret going a day too soon as much as a day too late.
Thanks for your offer. I don't need any medications rights now, but I, too, have "forwarded on" meds after one of mine has lost the fight. I think the pills will be ok for a while, the interferon will probably NOT be able to be mailed if it has already been reconstituted. If nobody has a
I am sorry Brissle had to go. Thank you for letting her go
peacefully--they do hang on for us and I know we often want to keep
I'm sorry Anakin lost his fightbut you are right, he will not be lonely--so many fur babies to welcome him home.
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Sent: 3/9/2005 10:29:57 PM
Subject: Anakin is gone
When I took him to the vet he could
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