Re: help please

2008-06-25 Thread dede hicken
Lynne, I didn't read your message until now. I hope Snowy feels better this AM. It has been my experience that the older they are, the more misserable they feel. The pain meds should help. As long as she is eating and drinking, I would not worry too much. I am glad this ordeal is over for

Re: spaying

2008-06-22 Thread dede hicken
Lynne, I can undrstand your feelings, especially with what you have gone through. Kelley is right about all she says. I just finished working at a spay/neuter clinic today...35 cats done successfully. If you use a really safe anesthesia, and the cat is monitored. You should really be OK.

Re: Taking My Deceased Wife's Name Off the Felvtal List:

2008-06-18 Thread dede hicken
David, so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathy. God be with you and your furkids, Dede When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God Mosiah 2:17 --- On Wed, 6/18/08, Sharon Siders [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From:

Re: Hobbs, May 4, 2008

2008-05-07 Thread dede hicken
What a beautiful tribute to you all. May Hobbs rest in peace. I know he loves you all, and thanks you for a chance at life. Dede When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God Mosiah 2:17 --- On Tue, 5/6/08, catatonya [EMAIL

Re: my poor snowy

2008-04-26 Thread dede hicken
Well, they say things happen for a reason. An infected paw wouldn't help anything heal. Glad you found it. I have a cat who has that happen all the time. He is semi feral, and the vet has to clip his hails. He is diabetic, and i don't mess with that. Give her extra loves...as if I had to

Re: spaying

2008-04-25 Thread dede hicken
Lynne, I know how you feel. Your new little one is healthy. If you go to a capable vet that uses iso for anesthesis, and does monitoring, she'll be fine. I have seen the proceedure done many times. We waited almost a year to do our Dusty because she has a hypoplastic trachia, and asthma.

Re: Please add Inky to CLS

2008-04-24 Thread dede hicken
Kerry, I have been so busy with work etc, that i haven't been reading all my mail. I am truly sorry for your loss. I personally know how hard it is. Time will heal, but you will never forget. Be blessed, all of you. Dede When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in

Re: ournewbaby

2008-03-22 Thread dede hicken
It's hard to be patient, isn't it? You jus' want to grab 'em and love em' You are handling it correctly, though. Congrats to all of you. Dede --- Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We met the foster mom of the cat we adopted at the vets this morning and now have our new little girl home.

Re: newgirlexpected

2008-03-19 Thread dede hicken
Lynne, Am so happy for you and you new little one. When I was living in Fl, the rescue groups combined to take in over 50 persians this woman had. They were all sick. It was an awful battle. God bless you and Snowball. It WILL make a difference for you, and it already has for her. Dede

Re: Smokey

2008-03-12 Thread dede hicken
Thanks, Tonya. I have a lot of cats...have lost 4 this year. It's never easy. There are some though, that you have a very special place in your heart for. Smokey was one of these. A short time after Smokey died, my husband's favorite friend, Moon died unexpectedly from a pancreatic tumor.

Re: update: Athena

2008-03-06 Thread dede hicken
When we adopted Ki, his mother and all sibs were neg. It wasn't until he developed swollen nodes un his neck that we had him tested. He was always a weak pos. We then vaccinated all of our other cats. I did a lot of research and it seems as though the healthy vaccinated adult cats are the

Re: BooBoo left us

2008-03-03 Thread dede hicken
Lynn and Bob, I am so very very sorry for your loss. Even though you know it is probably coming, there is still a part of you that hopes for the impossible. I told you a bit about Smokey. The morning he died, he woke me up as usual nuzling my ear and purring. I will never forget that, ever.

Re: new hope for Boo

2008-02-29 Thread dede hicken
I came in a little late to all this that BooBoo has been going through, and I missed something...obviously. You got this cat from a Breeder And they did NOT give you your money back??? (Not that it would have helped Boo, but the gesture would have been nice) I hope you fry their ( ).

Re: new hope for Boo

2008-02-29 Thread dede hicken
true to get him and now this. Lynne - Original Message - From: dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 3:57 PM Subject: Re: new hope for Boo I came in a little late to all this that BooBoo has been going through, and I

Re: more bad news

2008-02-27 Thread dede hicken
Lynne, I am truly so sorry for things being as they are. Those who responded to your post are more than correct. There is no test for FIP. (except the one Kelly talked about...I dunno) Vets use a titre, and they add up all the clinical symptoms and guess. Almost all cats will test + for the

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-22 Thread dede hicken
Lynn, I am so happy BooBoo is doing OK. My little Ki who died in June came from the same kind of place. I only had him for a yr, but it was a good year, and he knew what it was to be loved and wanted. Forget the past. I know there are many people who can help you on this list. I was a novice

Re: my baby

2008-02-22 Thread dede hicken
Yeah, they sure know when they've got a good thing going. I had one that wanted his head petted lightly while eating. He did finally recover after he had sucked me dry time-wise. Oh, the things we do for love !!! Dede --- Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have to tell you guys about

Re: BooBoo today

2008-02-19 Thread dede hicken
Lynn, I am following each post. my prayers go out to all of you. The cat I had fluid removed from his chest...he never did that well. It has got to be a good sign that he is so active. Dede --- Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, BooBoo is still with us for the time being anyway. My

Re: breathing difficulties

2008-02-18 Thread dede hicken
Lynn, we had to give doxy to one of our cats last year. It can be compounded by a pharmacy to taste better. It's not cheap, and there is a short shelf life. Might be worth a try. I feel what you are going through. My thoughts are with you. Dede --- Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thank

Re: Please Add Buddy to Candlelight Service

2008-01-14 Thread dede hicken
May you find peace, Michelle. Dede --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Buddy has gone to rainbow bridge to collect her angel wings tonight. She is on her bed at the moment looking peaceful and I will take her to the pet crematorium tomorrow then bring her ashes home. Infection

Re: Julie has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge

2007-12-07 Thread dede hicken
So very sorry, Wendy. I understand your pain. Have had enough of it lately with the cats. Julie was blessed to have you for a mom Dede --- wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello everyone, It is with sadness I tell you that Julie's doctor and I helped Julie cross over the Rainbow Bridge

Re: Louisa Please add to the CLS :(

2007-12-05 Thread dede hicken
So sorry, Sherry. She ws lucky to have found you. dede --- Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Louisa was one of our Hurricane Katrina kitties.Sadly we lost her yesterday.She will be missed. Sherry - Be a better friend, newshound, and

Re: Whitey

2007-11-06 Thread dede hicken
Did they ever clean his ears? If so, that can cause the tilting. It can take as much as 3 mo. to go away. Went through this last year. Cat is fine now. Dede --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey guys. Whitey is still having some issues and I was hoping some of the more experienced

Gemini is Home!! OT

2007-09-30 Thread dede hicken
David got here about 8 PM last night. Gemmi was fine. I let her go in my closet...thought she'd be a basket case. She wanted out right away. Had a few nose to nose altercations, but meowed and scampered around. She even made biscuits on the bed. She is a lot quieter today, but will come to

Gemini is coming home! OT

2007-09-29 Thread dede hicken
I don't know if anyone remembers or not, but when we moved to NY from FL in April, our little black long haired yellow eyed Gemini was left behind. My friend who ran the rescue group I worked with took her back to the shelter. Unfortunately, the shelter changed hands, and they have some

Re: Lovey is gone

2007-09-22 Thread dede hicken
So sorry, Brenda. My heart aches for you. At least he got a chance for a good life with you. Dede --- Brenda Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello All, Thank you for your help the other day. Lovey was in liver and kidney failure. His liver was 10 times smaller than normal and my vet

Re: The March of Dimes...

2007-09-19 Thread dede hicken
I just have to add my 2 cents to this one. In the beginning the M of D was wonderful, but now they are another over paid administrative staff charity...just like the MDA and others. We adopted special needs children, and worked with many advocacy groups in the process. The M of D was a Nasty

Re: Kaylee is gone

2007-09-11 Thread dede hicken
So sorry, Chris. My heart aches for you. I know your baby knows how much you love her. Dede --- Chris Behnke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just came back from the vets after saying goodbye to my girl. The tumor had eaten away too much at her eye and nose area that there was no hope. I

Re: Slightly OT: Thanks; new kitty

2007-09-07 Thread dede hicken
Megan, I am very sorry for your loss of Olive. I haven't been on the computer as much, and i missed her passing. My beautiful long haired orange boy, Jim had cancer, and we PTS 2 wks ago...I know how you feel. About the new kitty. In doing rescue work, we HAVE soon adult cats that look like 6

RE: Slightly OT: Thanks; new kitty

2007-09-07 Thread dede hicken
is happily playing at the Bridge. Diane R. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of dede hicken Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 6:42 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Slightly OT: Thanks; new kitty Megan, I am very sorry

Re: Genevieve My precious baby is gone

2007-08-28 Thread dede hicken
I am so very sorry, Sherry. Dede --- Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jen just called and it was worse then she thought,she was very anemic and septic,the felv destroyed her white blood cells and she had nothing to fight with.Jen gave her 12 hours of feeling better.I had a wonderful

Anyone have any FeLV cats ...NY area

2007-08-25 Thread dede hicken
Since i have moved here in April, I have been at a sanctuary in Franklin, NY It is run by a judge and her husband from NYC...wonderful place. They had 2 + cats. One died. She is looking for a couple more to keep the one remaining one happy. Anyone know of any friendly cats? They have a vet

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2007-08-25 Thread dede hicken
- From: dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2007 7:42 AM Subject: Anyone have any FeLV cats ...NY area Since i have moved here in April, I have been at a sanctuary in Franklin, NY It is run by a judge and her husband from NYC

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread dede hicken
Dear Becky, I certainly do not have all the answers, but I can draw from my experiences over the years. It is usually true that when a cat stops eating, it can mean they are near the end. BUT, something happened to me last year that made me think twice. Whiskers stopped eating. She is CRF, and

Re: OT: oh Lordy!

2007-08-12 Thread dede hicken
Thanks Susan, I needed a good laugh. LOL!!! Dede --- Susan Dubose [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My cats are devils in fur. Gattos diablos... :) Their FAVORITE toy in the world? Detached barbie doll heads. Flowing in their water bowls, face down. And the funny part? I

Re: OT: Petition for Burned kitten in CA (Adam, he survived and so far is doing well)

2007-07-28 Thread dede hicken
Belinda, do you have to be living in California to sign? Dede --- Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Petition page, please sign this and pass it on, they need 5000 sigs and only have 034 as of now. It is the one that has been in the news, the two girls that burned the trapped kitten,

Re: Monkee is gone

2007-07-16 Thread dede hicken
Caroline, I am truly sorry the way things worked out, but at least Monkee is at peace now. You perservered with him through impossible odds. He was loved, and he knew it. What a gift you gave him. Blessings, Dede --- Caroline Kaufmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: Wallace with the angels now

2007-07-11 Thread dede hicken
Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. And a deep loss it is. I am tearing up just reading your touching story. My little Ki left me on June 30th. He was only 14 mo old. His brother, Chi has started coming into the bedroom with us. Chi looks a lot like Wallace. He is a pistol like Ki, and is

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-07-09 Thread dede hicken
Thank you, Tonys, I appreciate it. It never gets any easier, does it? Dede --- catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dede, I'm so sorry to read about Ki. You certainly did everything you could. Take care of yourself. tonya dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-07-05 Thread dede hicken
Thank you Cindy. It means a lot. Dede --- cindy reasoner [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dede, I am so so sorry to hear about Ki. You are in my thoughts. Cindy Reasoner --- dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I wish I could say I deliberately did this. I swore I never would

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-07-03 Thread dede hicken
Thank you for the thoughts Gloria. It means a lot. Dede --- Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dede, I am So.o.o sorry that you're baby has gone on to the Bridge. I know he's still with you in many ways, what a blessing. My thoughts are with you and Ki. Gloria It is with the

RE: Fw: Re:TO CAROLINE RE MONKEE: Re: Anemia Issues

2007-07-02 Thread dede hicken
Caroline, I hate that you are going through this emotional abuse. It's hard enough to be so concerned about Monkee (love the spelling BTW), and have people acting like they don't give a *%$. It is so very hard to make these decisions, but like you said, Not until he's ready Stick with your gut

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-07-02 Thread dede hicken
for. You fought for him until the very end, and he knew that. His angels are with you. Jane On Jun 30, 2007, at 1:09 PM, dede hicken wrote: It is with the heaviest of hearts that I let you know Ki left this world at 10 this AM. It was sooo hard for me. I noticed

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-07-01 Thread dede hicken
Chi and give him a big hug from Auntie beth :0) more hugs and love to you, elizabeth in alabama, phelix, tori, tiffany, othello, antonio, lexie, and shakiti On 6/30/07, dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks Cassandra. No problem with the crying. I let Ki's brother Chi out

Re: goodbye.

2007-07-01 Thread dede hicken
What is going on here? I didn't even know there were 2 lists. So many hot headed folks lately. I know I am fairly new, but You all helped me an awful lot with KI. Just the support alone meant so much. Gloria, I am pretty good with the mouth thing...have a diabetic, too, unless you are

Re: OT: Re: mouth and diabetes -Dede - (was goodbye.)

2007-07-01 Thread dede hicken
OK, this is NOT about FELV, so I will respond to Gloria privately. Dede --- Gloria B. Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Nope - I've a little exp with diabetic, but not must. For the mouth - one got a dex shot (19 yr old siamese) as depo can be hard on the kidneys. I'm going to find my

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-07-01 Thread dede hicken
a plan, you have to know that all happens as it is meant to--even when our hearts feel broken by the fulfillment. love one another. for ki, you made that real. that's all that really matters. GLOW to guide his way home, and to heal your hearts. MC On 6/30/07, dede hicken [EMAIL

Ki

2007-06-30 Thread dede hicken
---I think we are really in trouble here. His whole breathing patern has changed. I've never seen it before, but I think he has fluid in his belly. I am scared to death. It is Sat, and we are in such a rural area. If I have to sit here tomorrow and watch him die, it would kill me. I am just

Re: Ki

2007-06-30 Thread dede hicken
of getting him to a vet? He may have fluid in his chest that could be drawn off with a needle. It makes them more comfortable. just a possibility, but something I always check into when my FELV kitties have breathing problems. Gloria On Jun 30, 2007, at 6:54 AM, dede

Ki is an Angel

2007-06-30 Thread dede hicken
It is with the heaviest of hearts that I let you know Ki left this world at 10 this AM. It was sooo hard for me. I noticed last night that his belly looked really full. The way he was breathing was weird also. You could see his head and chest moving. His eyes had brightened up though, and

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-06-30 Thread dede hicken
. St. Francis - Original Message - From: dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:09 PM Subject: Ki is an Angel It is with the heaviest of hearts that I

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-06-30 Thread dede hicken
. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:09 PM Subject: Ki is an Angel It is with the heaviest of hearts that I let you know Ki left this world at 10 this AM

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-06-30 Thread dede hicken
, but that is sure a crazy coincidence if that's all it was. Maybe Tomi and Ki are introducing themselves to each other right now, and telling each other all about us. Cassandra - Original Message - From: dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-06-30 Thread dede hicken
Thanks Wendy. It means a lot to have you say that. Dede --- wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Dede, I am so sorry about Ki. You were wonderful to him; don't regret one minute the things you did for him out of love. He knows you loved him dearly. :) Wendy Never doubt that a

Re: Ki is an Angel

2007-06-30 Thread dede hicken
- Original Message - From: dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:53 PM Subject: Re: Ki is an Angel Thanks Susan. I know you are right. One can only take so much exposure to Corona when your immune system is not so great. I just don't

Re: new here ~ feleuk+ cat with high temp

2007-06-29 Thread dede hicken
Laurie, I am facing the exact same thing as you are at the moment except Ki won't eat. The metacam worked for us, but the minute he was off it, the fever started again. The bloodwork should come back today, but i know he is amemic. We tried Clavamox, clindrops, and baytril. We are now on a new

Re: new here ~ feleuk+ cat with high temp

2007-06-29 Thread dede hicken
Sally, what is manapol, what kind of fish oil, and where do you order the Transfactor Factor? Geez, I have 2 cats with stomatitis. Wonder how the IR would do with those? Thanks, Dede --- Sally Davis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Junior went through this last fall. In addition to

IR issues

2007-06-29 Thread dede hicken
Just got my order of IR, and my vet just confirmed the dose. On their package it says to give once a week for 2 weeks, and then once a month for 20 months or until the IFA or ELISA comes back negative??? That is quite a claim. Anyway the tech said i could do IM as well as subQ. Any of you IR

Re: Suzie, for visualization

2007-06-28 Thread dede hicken
Kelly, she is so regal! She looks likemy Gemini. She is the one I accidently left in Fl. My daughters will fly up with her this fall. I am sorry you are going through all this. With all the cats I have , I know how you feel. Things cn change in a minute. We love them so much, and the pain is

Re: Suzie crossed the bridge

2007-06-28 Thread dede hicken
Kelly, I am so sorry. I wish I could say something profound to take away your pain. May God bless you, and Suzie...who is free and happy at this moment. Dede and Ki --- Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: She was a sweet girl who liked to sit in laps, but didn't like other cats much.

Re: Suzie crossed the bridge

2007-06-28 Thread dede hicken
Kelly, You are right about the stress. We had an owner surrender at our shelter in Fl. He was 5 yrs old, and had never known anyone else. He just sat on top of a cabinet and literally tried to starve. We took him home, and he is OK except for severe stomatitis. Clearly, it can affect the

Re: need advice quick

2007-06-28 Thread dede hicken
think you have to get Epogen through your vet, but not sure on that. It goes under several names (Procrit, etc.) :) Wendy --- dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just got back from the vet. She put him on Delta Albaplex. It has several antibiotics and prednisolone. We are to use

Re: IR-sub Q???

2007-06-28 Thread dede hicken
fevers. I have a good feeling, after witnessing Smokey's situation via Cindy, which was very touch-and-go, that things will be good for Ki too! :) Wendy --- dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thank you, Wendy. His fever keeps going up and down, but not down enough. The IR should

Ki's fever is up again

2007-06-27 Thread dede hicken
I am so frustrated. I can only give the metacan 3x's a week, and the stuff makes me jittery anyway. His fever goes up and down. I have him laying next to a cold pack right now, and i have sponged him off. His temp is 105.3...again. We have been out of that range for a few days. He won't

Re: Ki's fever is up again

2007-06-27 Thread dede hicken
? :) Wendy --- dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am so frustrated. I can only give the metacan 3x's a week, and the stuff makes me jittery anyway. His fever goes up and down. I have him laying next to a cold pack right now, and i have sponged him off. His temp is 105.3

Re: Ki's fever is up again

2007-06-27 Thread dede hicken
it says IV but subq has worked so far with him. Cindy Reasoner --- dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am so frustrated. I can only give the metacan 3x's a week, and the stuff makes me jittery anyway. His fever goes up and down. I have him laying next to a cold pack right

Re: Ki's fever is up again

2007-06-27 Thread dede hicken
better and to feel like eating. He only got the Winstrol injections every 2 weeks about 3 times. When Smokey first started on the IR he had a fever. We gave him 2 injections per week for about a month and gradually decreased it. Cindy Reasoner --- dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

need advice quick

2007-06-27 Thread dede hicken
Just got back from the vet. She put him on Delta Albaplex. It has several antibiotics and prednisolone. We are to use it for 5 days. Took blood. She said it looked thin. His gums are OK, but it looks like he is amemic. I called Revival. The IR is only 5ml. How much do you use at a time?

Ki update

2007-06-25 Thread dede hicken
Ki seems to be a bit better. He is snacking on dry food. Won't eat wet unless it's raw chicken. Fever got down to 102.8 yesterday, and is back up to 103 this AM. At least he is out of the 104 range. I dunno. He could be a lot worse off as we all know. Dede When you are in the service of

Re: Tomi has joined Kisa and Koda

2007-06-25 Thread dede hicken
What sweet and beautiful pictures. They are so close. I am certain they are happy together now. Dede --- Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Cassandra, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Kelley On 6/25/07, C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thank you all so much for your thoughts

Re: Tomi has joined Kisa and Koda

2007-06-24 Thread dede hicken
Cassandra, My heart is broken for your losses. I can't imagine your grief. How blessed these special babies were to have had you to love them. I wiah I could say something to help. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dede --- C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've just lost my closest

Re: Ki just got back from vet

2007-06-22 Thread dede hicken
Thanks. I have used Metacam before..know it is VERY important to watch the dose. She thought it would help bring his fever down. He is on Baytril, clin. and an immune booster made by standard process. Not eating well, and still has the fever. Dede --- Belinda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: Ki just got back from vet

2007-06-22 Thread dede hicken
the Baytril works. How is his tail? Jane On Jun 22, 2007, at 4:13 PM, cindy reasoner wrote: Dede, I would try the immuno regulin. It helped Smokey with his fevers. Cindy Reasoner --- dede hicken [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks. I have used Metacam before..know it is VERY

Re: Ki still has a fever

2007-06-21 Thread dede hicken
Thank you Belinda. I am off to the vet with Ki this AM. He still has a fever of 104.5 He did eat a little last nite and this AM, though. So, I am hoping that it it not a big deal. The last time, I had to add clin. to the baytril. So, i gave him a dose last nite. I will hold off on anything

Ki just got back from vet

2007-06-21 Thread dede hicken
-OK, the vet DID have FortiFlora. The girl at the desk is not too smart. She also told me to continue the clin. with the baytril. The other product she sold me was called Feline immune system support by Standard Process. I had asked her about the IR and she said to try something homeopathic

Re: Please add Tsunade to CLS

2007-06-21 Thread dede hicken
Chelsea, Others on the list can advise you on spreading FeLV, but I just wanted to say how sorry I was for your loss. I remember you when I joined. You will be able to open your heart to another furkid. There are so many waiting to be loved by someone just like you. Dede --- [EMAIL

Ki still has a fever

2007-06-20 Thread dede hicken
Well, the vet is out for the day. This is only the 2nd day of baytril. His fever is 104, and he won't eat. Seems to be drinking, though. He is a stinker to feed. The vet doesn't carry any probiotics. Where cn i get the fortiflora (sp)?.. Any ideas on how to bring the fever down? I have a

Ki

2007-06-19 Thread dede hicken
Remember i told you all that Ki had a fever last week? They couldn't find a reason why at this time, and put him on Clavamox. He still has his 3rd eyelid showing a bit, and just doesn't seem right. He isn't eating well either. I have called the vet and asked for advice. The fever is still low

Re: Ki

2007-06-19 Thread dede hicken
No idea. The vet changed him to baytril. I looked up his records, and saw that he was on that the last time he did this, which ws in Nov of 06. He seemed to have a sore tail then, and we figured someone bit him. He won't eat, but I will give him some more AD, and do fluids. Hopefully the

How is Tomi?

2007-06-17 Thread dede hicken
Cassandra, Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you and Tomi. Hope things are going better for you. You are in my thoughts. Dede When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God Mosiah 2:17

Re: Kisa is gone, thank you all

2007-06-16 Thread dede hicken
Kelly, I have never heard anyone admit that before, but i agree with you. I had a really bad time when my mom died, but that hasn't been the case with the rest of my relatives. When Smokey died last summer...I could have died. We were so close, and it hurt so very much. In 2005, when our big

Ki

2007-06-14 Thread dede hicken
Just when you are feeling smug...I looked at Ki yesterday, and he just didn't look quite right. Picked him up and he yowled, and tried to bite me. Not like him at all. Took his temp (have 2 bites on my hand to prove it) and it was 106. I couldn't believe it. Gave him some fluids. Another

Re: Thanks for info (was Re: Wallace not eating or drinking either

2007-06-14 Thread dede hicken
I am sorry you are both going through this right now.. When Smokey had this disease, I cried a lot. I talked to him all the time so he would know how much i loved him, and how special he was. I think they know. Just as they sense stress, they sense love. You will know through the guidance of

Re: Kisa is gone :(

2007-06-12 Thread dede hicken
I am so very sorry. You read these posts, and hope against all hope that this one will beat the odds. You did all the right things with her, and i know she knew how much she was loved. Peace and blessings to you, Dede --- C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Kisa passed away this morning while I

RE: OT - animal communication - please just delete without reading.

2007-06-10 Thread dede hicken
Wow!! Now THAT was a vent!!! That said i agree with Debbie, but there is something more important at stake here. I personally have found this list to be one of the most caring ones around. You guys were supportive of me during our move, and even offered suggestions. Not one other list was as

Re: How is Miss Kisa doing today?

2007-06-05 Thread dede hicken
I had a very wise vet in Fl who said, Never give up until you try steroids. Fact is, they don't always know what is wrong,even with people. My vet here said she put a cat on methylprednisolone as a last ditch effort, and the cat made it. Who knows why it works, only that it does, and i am sooo

Re: Caroline still not eating or drinking

2007-06-05 Thread dede hicken
Kelly, I went through this with 2 cats this winter. Both had infections. i force fed them with AD, and softened dry food. The vet said that would give them fiber. I can't tell you why they started eating...they just did. it was almost a month of forcing them. It was hell there for awhile. I

Re: Update on Kisa

2007-06-04 Thread dede hicken
Cassandra, my vet gave me liquid doxy for one of my cats. It ws the 1st time I had ever seen it. The problem is that it has a very short shelf life. dede --- C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: These pills come in a gelcap already. The problem is, she squirms and moves her tongue around like

Re: Skidboot video

2007-06-03 Thread dede hicken
Thanks, Nina. What a beautiful story. It makes you relize how special God's creatures are. People think they are just animals but they are so much more. I think of Kisa and how hard she is trying to live, and the people helping her... It is just special. I think animals realize more about

Re: outdoor enclosures

2007-06-03 Thread dede hicken
Jane, please email me off line, and maybe we can exchange #'s. We are building another enclosure again since this move. We have gotten pretty good at it, and can help you do it yourself, or direct a fence man on how to help you. Dede --- Jane Lyons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm sorry to be

Re: outdoor enclosures

2007-06-03 Thread dede hicken
Yeah, the mesh was great in Fl. I even brought some with me. Guess what? It doesn't work in NY...sigh. We were told by a large cat sanctuary (Peace Plantation) to use 1x2 galvanized welded rabbit wire. He showed us what 2 winters did to the mesh. They had spent $6,500 on it and it bombed.

Re: outdoor enclosures

2007-06-03 Thread dede hicken
coated wire mesh works fine in Wisconsin fine in Utah. I don't see why it wouldn't work in NY! It's very strong, 4x4 coated wire. Pam dede hicken wrote: Yeah, the mesh was great in Fl. I even brought some with me. Guess what? It doesn't work in NY...sigh. We were told by a large

Re: Please add Scamper to the CLS list

2007-05-29 Thread dede hicken
So very sorry for your loss. It hurts way too much. Dede --- Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sam and Marcia,I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Scamper.Hugs to you both. Sherry [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Please add our cat Scamper of 18 years to the CLS

Re: Kelley, how is Caroline doing?

2007-05-29 Thread dede hicken
Oh Kelly, I did the same thing. It was like it can't hurt now he is testing + for hemobart and is on doxy. We can only do what we think is best, and hope for the best. God bless you both, Dede --- Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: THey can treat toxo. It is treated with clindamycin

Re: Toxo- contagious or no?

2007-05-28 Thread dede hicken
Kelly, When Spud was treated, the vet never said anything about transmission to us. Actually, She wasn't certain that is what he had, she just saw some funky cells on a smear that looked like it. We figured that we didn't have anything to lose by treating him with the HCT so low, and the blood

I've Thought of killing them...LOL

2007-05-28 Thread dede hicken
I'd probably saved myself a lot of money during this move if I'd divided the ones who pee on things...actually ANYTHING...with the ones who don't. Nina, at least you were smart enough to look in the frying pan. I didn't, and threw the butter and eggs in there. How stupid can one be. Ane then

Thinking of Caroline

2007-05-27 Thread dede hicken
Just wanted you to know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers this AM. I hope you find positive solutions to Caroline's illness. God bless, Dede When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God Mosiah 2:17

Re: To Cassandra Re: Kisa

2007-05-27 Thread dede hicken
I can feel your pain and anxiety. I pray they can pull her through this. Just know you have a lot of us who sincerely care. Dede --- C J [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: They are just putting her on IV for the night. I'm going to get the previous blood test results and urinalysis from the other

Re: Please add Trinket to the CLS

2007-05-16 Thread dede hicken
So sorry, Gloria. You did a great thing tking her in. Dede --- Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Trinket was a white with black kitty, about 16 yrs, and died quietly last night of kidney failure. When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your

We made it!!!

2007-05-12 Thread dede hicken
We made it to NY. It has taken this long to iron out all the bugs in my ISP. Getting ready for the trip was the hardest thing I have ever done, but the trip itself was great...well almost. You might know it, but Ki, my FeLV guy got really sick. Couldn't find a vet when i needed one. I really

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