Re: ear hematoma

2006-12-06 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Linda! One of my FeLV guys just recently had surgery (under anesthesia) for an ear hematoma and now has cauliflower ear, but this is only because the doctor didn't set the ear properly while he was under. Marvin now has one wrinkly ear that kinda lays close to his head...but I don't

Re: Sally - pain meds (was Uveitis)--ketoprofen in dogs

2006-12-03 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Nina! I just wanted to caution the use of ketoprofen in dogs...it's rare, but severe ulceration of the GI tract can occur as a side effect of the drug...we actually had it happen at the clinic. A young dog died as a result of a severe allergic reaction to ketoprofen...hence we've trashed

Could you add Chatty to the CLS?

2006-11-03 Thread jenmeyer
We made the decision to say good-bye last night...Chemo was no longer providing the quality of life that we had all hoped for. I just couldn't put him through anything else. :( This just never gets any easier, does it? :( Chatty was arguably the best cat in the world! Just so laid back

Re: Vet Records

2006-10-31 Thread jenmeyer
According to the AVMA website, Veterinarians are obligated to provide copies or summaries of medical records when requested by the client. Veterinarians should secure a written release to document that request. Perhaps you could contact your state board?

Re: Please add Spencer to the CLS

2006-10-12 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Nina! I wish I had the words to express my thoughts more poetically than, I know exactly how you feel! But it's just as simple as that, I guess...You were there for me when my special guy, Fuss-fuss passed away...and Spence sounds like he was to you what Fuss was to me. You're right,

Re: dental work

2006-10-10 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Kayte! I do alot of the teeth cleanings at my clinic, so I can tell you how we do them and what to ask your vet if that will help! A regular dental does involve your pet being sedated and intubated...ask your vet what type of anesthetic will be used (we use isofluorane--an inhalant

Re: My precious Tsubomi has now become free --

2006-10-10 Thread jenmeyer
Sleep soundly little one, for your brand new journey has just begun. Please take care of yourself, Hideyo, and let us know if you need anything at all! Jen But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all

Re: Hideyo's Tsubomi is in trouble - prayers and advice please

2006-10-06 Thread jenmeyer
Positive thougts are on their way to Hideyo and her crew!! Please keep us updated! And Oh oh ought to be able to donate as long as Tsubomi has never had a transfusion before...crazy little fact, but for some reason, a cat can be given any blood type for its first transfusion...after that,

OT: Diabetic dog groups and life!

2006-07-30 Thread jenmeyer
Hi All! I'm so sorry I haven't been able to keep up with the list very well these past several weeks...as always, you guys aren't far from my thoughts...I consider ya'll a little piece of family and always try to check subject headers in what little time I've had to get on the computer! My

Re: Ceasar is no longer in pain (please add him to the CLS)

2006-07-07 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Nina! I'm so sorry...Please don't blame yourself, it sounds like Ceasar knew what he was doing and just who to go to for the relief he so desperately needed. He obviously trusted you...what a blessing that he knew he could come to you! Please take care of yourself...Ceasar is no longer

Re: How is Shakiti today?--Petfooddirect.com

2006-06-25 Thread jenmeyer
Not sure how long you've been ordering from petfooddirect.com...so this may be old news to ya... ;) But if you sign up for emails to be sent to you, they often contain coupons for up to 22% off your order! I usually wait to get a 20% or 22% off coupon as it usually just about covers shipping

Re: Miss Kitty has gone to Rainbow Bridge

2006-06-24 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Brenda! It's wonderful to hear from you despite the sad circumstances... :( I'm sure Miss Kitty is receiving a fine homecoming from her babies! That is my only consolation when Sleepypants must leave us...that he will be reunited with his mom and brothers and the family will be whole again!

Re: Chatty update

2006-06-23 Thread jenmeyer
Thanks, Michelle! That's good to know...I thought I heard the vet tech read off something about finding squamous cells in the culture they took from his nose...but I guess I have to wait until Monday to get the final results as the culture has to be sent off to a lab. Chatty just finished his

Re: FIV infected Kitten

2006-06-22 Thread jenmeyer
Hello! From what I've read about FIV, it's very rare for a mother to pass on the virus directly to her kittens (unlike FeLV). I would definitely have her retested in a few months and wouldn't be surprised if she turned up negative. But FIV is not like FeLV in that cats with FIV usually live

Positive thoughts for Chit-Chat...

2006-06-22 Thread jenmeyer
Our FIV+ guy, Chatty, is at the vet's right now having an x-ray of his sinuses done...His congestion isn't getting any better and the mucous on one side of his nostril is becoming tinged with blood. We're fearing the worst (a tumor) but still hoping for the best. Please keep this sweet teddybear

Chatty update

2006-06-22 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Guys! Well, the jury is still out after his initial visit with the vet! They snapped several x-rays, but couldn't see any distinct tumor. Whatever it is is only affecting one side and when the vet went to swab inside his nasal cavity, blood just poured out of that one side. She took a look

Re: Safety first? - On my soapbox again--Rabies

2006-06-21 Thread jenmeyer
We just had an incident here in Houston where a highschooler was bitten by a rabid bat...unfortunately, his family caught the signs too late and no one could do anything for him...he died a few weeks ago. It's been a nutty year...another woman was bitten by a bat last week and the news station

Re: raw food

2006-06-20 Thread jenmeyer
I've also fed raw in the past...Nature's Variety frozen raw chicken and turkey patties...just thaw and serve! I never had a problem with anyone getting sick, etc., but I probably only fed it consistently for 3 or 4 months. One of my boys really dug the stuff and would eat it whenever it was

Re: raw diets

2006-06-20 Thread jenmeyer
I think a list member, Julie (has anyone heard from her?? :-( ), tried the freeze dried Nature's Variety with her crew...if I recall, they didn't think too highly of it (I wish cats were as easy to please in the food department as dogs...)...but, again, it's just up to the individual cat!

Re: Testing saliva for FeLV (was 'interesting')

2006-06-20 Thread jenmeyer
It's been awhile since I've researched the mechanics of FeLV...but I was under the impression (and correct me if I'm wrong) that the virus wasn't constantly being shed in the saliva? Ie. a cat that may have been able to sequester the virus would not necessarily be shedding it in the saliva...but

Re: Severe congestion?--Thanks!

2006-06-19 Thread jenmeyer
Thanks, guys, for all your help! Unfortunately, the local grocery didn't have the Little Noses with Phenylephrine...so I just picked up the saline drops and have been giving those a go! Not a whole lot of improvement...he's a little less beow-y, but still sounds very much like Darth Vadar...He's

Re: Samantha's Prognosis

2006-06-19 Thread jenmeyer
You guys will certainly be in my thoughts! I've gone through chemo with a couple of guys now and, honestly, I'm torn as to whether or not I'd do it again. The treatment gave us about 4 more months with our Ewok...I felt it was right at the time as he was very agreeable to the treatments and the

Re: Severe congestion?--Michelle

2006-06-19 Thread jenmeyer
Thanks for that, Michelle! I'm willing to try anything at this point to give him a little relief...he hasn't eaten much today and I don't want him to go on much longer w/ a poor appetite! So there's only one orange in the children's variety?

Severe congestion?

2006-06-18 Thread jenmeyer
I think this topic may have been covered recently...but was there any consensus on a good decongestant for cats? Long story short, we think the herpes virus is wreaking havoc on poor Chatty (FIV+)...he was given a steriod to help reduce the inflammation in his gums due to stomatitis, and that was

Re: Mama Kitty

2006-06-17 Thread jenmeyer
ADORABLE!!! :) I'm so happy to hear she's doing great! But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world; You become responsible, forever, for what you

Re: Hello, new to Felvtalk

2006-06-17 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Gina! What a little sweetheart!! I'd certainly retest her in a few months as there's a possibility that she may test negative next time around...in the meantime, I'd make sure everybody's immune systems are good and strong with an excellent quality food! Such a cutie...Love the name! We

Re: Need prayers for my Hannibal -getting blind

2006-06-14 Thread jenmeyer
Well said, Michelle! But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world; You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed... --Antoine de

Re: Diagnosed Today

2006-06-13 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Lisa! You're certainly not alone here! :) That's wonderful that he's still eating! When Feleuk guys get sick, they often go off their food and it can be a struggle just to get food into them, let alone address what's going on illness-wise! Might I suggest adding some L-lysine to his food?

Re: Diagnosed Today-lysine powder

2006-06-13 Thread jenmeyer
This is the brand I've been able to find at a local health food store...but the online price is pretty sweet...I pay twice that, but if you don't buy anything else from iHerb, then shipping will probably even everything out... ;)

Re: Diagnosed Today-lysine powder

2006-06-13 Thread jenmeyer
Nice! I may go ahead and place an order then...my last batch from the health food store cost $19! I love 'em, but I need to save all the cash I can right now! ;) But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique

Re: Need prayers for my Hannibal -getting blind

2006-06-13 Thread jenmeyer
You guys are certainly in my thoughts! But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world; You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed...

Re: Treatment

2006-06-11 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Julia! I would get her to an oncologist as soon as you can...mediastinal lymphoma (tumor in the chest cavity) is very responsive to chemo. If you can find an emergency vet that has vincristine in stock (one of the chemo drugs), see if they will administer that to her...the longer her chest

Re: Test results and an OT question

2006-06-11 Thread jenmeyer
Awesome news! Though I have to say I'm not surprised she retested negative! ;) I found it a little odd that her littermate was negative as kittens are very susceptible to the virus...I suspected a false positive, like Nina, but didn't want to put the cart before the horse, so-to-speak! I'm so

Re: Light positive? Help!

2006-06-09 Thread jenmeyer
Please understand that FeLV is not like the flu or even a cold...it can't be spread via the air...direct, prolonged contact is needed, and, even then, it is still very hard for a healthy adult (over 6 months old) to become infected. I've personally mixed my positive and negative cats for nearly 4

Re: MK Update

2006-06-09 Thread jenmeyer
Awesome news, Elizabeth!! But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world; You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed... --Antoine de

Re: For those who mix positive/negative

2006-06-07 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Noelle! We had to make a similar decision when we found out our kittens tested positive! We just didn't have the heart to separate their adoptive dad (he was negative) who had grown very attached to the babies! So we got him the FeLV booster and continue to do so every year (although I don't

Re: FIV resources

2006-06-02 Thread jenmeyer
We've got an FIV guy here...the sweetest, most laid back little dude I've ever met! I didn't know much about FIV other than it was pretty hard to spread it and that cats can live relatively normal lives with the virus. But what really set me straight was the attitude of my vet who basically

Allergic-type reaction to EVO?

2006-06-01 Thread jenmeyer
Hi All! As the title suggests, I'm wondering if anyone who uses Innova EVO dry has noticed any type of allergic-type reactions in their cats? I've been desperately trying to figure out what it is that is making Sleepypants so sneezy/watery-eyed/unable to breathe propery, etc.! I pretty much had

Re: Allergic-type reaction to EVO?

2006-06-01 Thread jenmeyer
Yeah, the vet and I had chalked it up to seasonal allergies...but after seeing the improvement in SP's coat, I have to think that there's at least a food link there...litter dust could be another factor that I hadn't considered with Lola as I just switched litters, I think, just before I noticed

Re: Allergic-type reaction to EVO?--Nina

2006-06-01 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Nina! I certainly don't want to dog EVO as, I believe, it's a step in the right direction...but I will tell you, and please forgive my highly scientific opinion... ;) but when I opened the bag of Solid Gold, the thing that really stuck in my mind was the smell...it just smelled *good!* EVO

Re: New to group/ Conflicting information

2006-05-23 Thread jenmeyer
Awww, what a sweetheart! :) I wonder if the spasms she's experiencing aren't just a part of the healing process? We have a girl, Maggie, who showed up at my office emaciated and with an obvious injury to her spine near her pelvis. She could walk okay but climbing was out of the question! She

Re: Subject: OT - Flower Essences (diatomaceous earth for flea control)

2006-05-19 Thread jenmeyer
You really don't want to inhale much of it, but I've used it before on carpets, etc. to kill fleas. Farmers often give the food-grade DE to cattle to kill any intestinal parasites...also works well on fire ants! ;) But if you tame me, then

Re: Subject: OT - Flower Essences (diatomaceous earth for flea control)

2006-05-19 Thread jenmeyer
I think that precaution only applies to when you are actually applying the stuff! It's dusty, but quickly settles...heck, I've even doused a few cats with it with no ill effect...as long as you get the agricultural grade (not swimming pool grade) DE, it's okay for the cats to ingest it!

Re: Subject: OT - Flower Essences (diatomaceous earth forflea control)

2006-05-19 Thread jenmeyer
Who can say? :) There hasn't been much scientific research in the area of internal parasite control...my guess is that it may work (if it does in fact work) by piercing the waxy protective surface of the parasite much as it does to external parasites (the microscopic shards of DE wouldn't seem

Re: o/t help--injured bird!

2006-05-13 Thread jenmeyer
You may want to check for wildlife rehabilitators in your area! I found one in our area online after we found a sick young bird in our back yard... But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the

Re: OT: sedative before flying (ACE)

2006-05-11 Thread jenmeyer
Heh, I'd be more inclined to take the sedative myself and let the little one be! ;) In all seriousness, the little guy should be okay without it...I picked up our Marvin (FeLV+ Siamese) in New Jersey and flew him back to Houston with me in the cabin...other than the strange looks from passengers

Re: Mixing FeLVs and FIVs?

2006-04-27 Thread jenmeyer
No, you got it right! :) I know that there is sometimes a little confusion with the two Jens on the list! :) I just have the one n whereas Jenn has two which I'm attributing to the double duty and then some that she does for Rescue! Jenn never ceases to amaze me in what she does for our furry

Mixing FeLVs and FIVs?

2006-04-26 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Guys! I'm so sorry I haven't been able to keep up with list as much as I would like...seems I can't get a break lately! I just have a quick question for those who care for both FeLVs and FIVs...I just found out that a stray guy that we took in a bit ago is FIV+! This actually wasn't

Re: OT: New journey-laying tile!!!

2006-04-03 Thread jenmeyer
Hey Wendy! Tiling isn't all that difficult, just a little time-consuming! :) We've done our kitchen and 2 bathrooms ourselves...first thing that comes to mind: invest in those knee-pad thingys they sell at Home Depot or Lowes! It's alot of hard-work on the knees! And I think I just picked up

Re: OT: New journey-laying tile!!!

2006-04-03 Thread jenmeyer
Almost forgot! I would also invest in a good tile cutter! You can rent them from Home Depot for around $30-$50 a day...but since you're going to be doing alot of tiling, I think you can buy one for about $150...trust me, they're worth it! They save *alot* of time! I originally bought just a

Re: Jen: OT: New journey-laying tile!!!

2006-04-03 Thread jenmeyer
Hee, hee! I know what you mean about doing it yourself! With internet access, I have just enough do-it-yourself knowledge to make me dangerous... ;) I, too, embarked on a toilet fixer-uper...basically, the toilet was rocking so I figured, How hard can it be to fix? BTW, you can replace the fix

Re: Jen: OT: New journey-laying tile!!!

2006-04-03 Thread jenmeyer
Oh! One more tip! When you start laying tile, I'd start in a bathroom or hallway...you know, some place small and out of the way! It's not easy to screw up tile...you've got all kinds of time to fix it until the mortar sets, but best to get the feel for it somewhere where it won't be noticable!

Re: Jen: OT: New journey-laying tile!!!

2006-04-03 Thread jenmeyer
With the vinyl, we just pulled the top layer off and left the bottom layer with the glue attached to the floor. I was afraid the mortar wouldn't stick to the glossy surface of the vinyl. It should separate pretty easily and it's alot faster than trying to scrape all the glue off the floor!

Re: New arrival--Moon Pie

2006-03-29 Thread jenmeyer
Karen--please, please, please let me know if you need transport for Moon Pie! I haven't heard anything and am beginning to worry! :( Jen But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I

Re: Maizee Grace

2006-03-27 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Sherry...I'm right there with ya... :( I've had several missing my baby boy cries since Ewok passed. Just when I think I'm doing okay, I'll suddenly miss him like he had just died 2 hours ago. I've never mourned like this before...like someone else said, Time heals all wounds, but I'm not

Re: TESTING--Jen--water garden!

2006-03-23 Thread jenmeyer
Heehee! The little pond actually started out as just a fountain with a couple of fake flowers...I was getting tired of cleaning it out every week because of the algae growth (and couldn't use an algae killer because a couple of the neighborhood cats like to use the fountain as their own personal

Re: TESTING

2006-03-22 Thread jenmeyer
Hey guys! I believe the list has just been slow these past few days! Hopefully, no news is good news! How is everyone doing? I just finished setting up a goldfish pond in a half whiskey barrel outside my front window...the cats love it and, so far, all fish have been accounted for each

Re: TESTING--Wendy

2006-03-22 Thread jenmeyer
Congrats on the new addition!! I know what you mean about a companion! We felt so bad for our dog, Oscar, as he was getting a little older (from puppyhood) and had no one to play with! He tried playing with the cats...but large, floppy puppy feet weren't the cats' idea of a good time. So we

Re: IN Houston - Bengal cat 'Moon Pie' FELV

2006-03-22 Thread jenmeyer
God, I wish I could...we've just taken in another guy and yet another may be on the way...I'd be more than happy to help out with any kind of transport, though!! Jen, wishing she had a bigger home... :( But if you tame me, then we shall need

Re: IN Houston - Bengal cat 'Moon Pie' FELV--transport

2006-03-22 Thread jenmeyer
Please let me know if you work anything out as I would be thrilled to bring him to you! Jen But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world; You become

Re: Lucy is bored

2006-03-10 Thread jenmeyer
I know what ya mean...Sleepypants hasn't quite been himself since his brother, Ewok, died! He's beginning to come around, but for several weeks I seriously thought he was hiding out waiting for death to take him! I distracted him by taking him outside on his harness to have a look around...he

Re: Lucy is bored

2006-03-10 Thread jenmeyer
OMG! Yes!! I'm so sorry, I thought I had cc-ed you in the email I wrote! I took SP to the specialist on Monday for an ultrasound...and she couldn't find a thing wrong with his chest cavity!!! His heart looked good and no suspicious masses...So we're going with feline asthma for now...I'm going

Re: Lucy is bored

2006-03-10 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, dear!...might have to check my email settings! Looks like several people haven't gotten messages from me...:( I wonder if something is going on with my server? Or I just neglected to push send...I have been known to do that on occasion! Let me check to see if I still have the message! I'm

Re: Angel Paassht

2006-03-01 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Becca...I'm so sorry to hear about Paassht...I know exactly what you mean about the photos...I busted out the video camera a few days before Ewok died. And while I got the moments that I had hoped for (he liked to do laps in the water bowl...swish his paw around and lap up the water off of

Re: Paassht

2006-02-27 Thread jenmeyer
Becca, did they do bloodwork on Paassht (love that name, by the way!) to rule out anemia, as well? How's her breathing? Rapid or normal? Are her gums pale? If there is, in fact, cancer within her intestinal walls, she will have a difficult time absorbing nutrients and water (which would account

Re: Paassht

2006-02-27 Thread jenmeyer
Hee, hee! I love talkative cats! We've got a couple who talk in a kinda sing-songy voice...you can almost hear words in their voices, like, What are you doing? or I'm here! I'm here! or Hello? Where is everybody? :) Becca, I'd almost place money on intestinal lymphoma...but I'm sure that's

Re: Ginger is gone

2006-02-22 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Michelle...I have no words...I am so sorry to hear about Ginger! I tracked down the email that my dad sent me shortly after Ewok died...Again, I don't consider myself much of a Christian, but his words gave me alot of comfort...it's what I believe in my heart whether you're Christian,

Re: Bailey Update

2006-02-03 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Belinda...my heart is breaking all over again! :( Could Baily have cancer in his bowels? I'm no vet, but Ewok's situation is fresh on my mind...I will certainly keep you two in my thoughts... Jen But if you tame me, then we shall need

Re: Belinda--Elspar

2006-02-03 Thread jenmeyer
I think Elspar is the one Michelle is thinking of! Ewok did well on that one and Ceenu or CCNU when the other chemo drugs stopped working. But I believe the oncologist started him on Elspar first thing just to get the tumor to shrink and then we started the regular protocol. You'll know pretty

Re: Here's the Poem I wrote after losing Tidge for those who wanted to see it.

2006-01-17 Thread jenmeyer
Thank you Michelle! What a wonderful poem...you've certainly got a gift! I tried to tell myself that I wouldn't cry before reading it...but by the time I got to the end, my lap was full of kleenex! Thank you, again...you've expressed so well what I feel in my heart! Jen

Re: We said good-bye to Ewok this morning

2006-01-13 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Nina...I was holding it together fairly well until I read your email! :) Thank you so much for all of your support for the past few months...it means the world to me, I only wish you were closer so that I could give you a big hug! I rather enjoyed working from home up until now... ;) The

Re: Feeling of family ongroup--Thank You!

2006-01-13 Thread jenmeyer
I just wanted to thank each and everyone of you...Joan, Susan, Terrie, Michelle, Michelle L., Kerry, MC, Sherry, Wendy Carla, Hideyo, Kerry R., Del, Marylyn, Tonya, Gloria, Patti and Nina (oh, I hope I didn't miss anyone!!) for your thoughts and prayers...I don't know what I would've done without

Re: Ducky Sweet Angel Sam Ewok

2006-01-13 Thread jenmeyer
Please, Michelle...I would love to read your poem!! I have a feeling I will have to bust out a new box of Kleenex...so many losses...I wish I knew why so many little angels are being called home? :( But if you tame me, then we shall need

What to do next for Ewok

2006-01-10 Thread jenmeyer
Well, we had a few good hours last night just after he came home from the vet's (that's when I took that picture of him). The vet had given him cypro and I believe this may have affected him negatively as he became restless as the evening went on. This morning he is up and about, but his walk is

Re: What to do next for Ewok

2006-01-10 Thread jenmeyer
Thanks, Michelle...I had the same reservations about the cypro as I haven't had much luck with it in the past...I, too, thought that steroids would be enough to stimulate his appetite (and they did, he ate well before the cypro kicked in)! Okay...I'll give my vet a call and ask for the combo shot

Michelle--Should I give Ewok pred?

2006-01-10 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! Hopefully you're online! I forgot to ask my vet this...but should I give Ewok pred tonight (he did get the combo shot this afternoon)? I'm guessing no as I think I recall you saying that the depo replaces pred...but I just wanted to be sure! Thanks, Jen

Re: Michelle--Should I give Ewok pred?

2006-01-10 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! Thanks for that...so far, so good...I actually took him to the vet's office for the shot and fluids only because he still had the catheter in (fortunately, we live just around the corner from the vet...literally 2 minutes away...and he is as comfortable as he can be there. Everybody

Re: Thoughts for Ewok

2006-01-09 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Belinda! Elspar was actually what he got on Friday (it was the second time he'd gotten it)...and the tumor is no longer responding to it... :( He also did great with CCNU, but the effects were also only temporary. I'm starting to look into holistic options to keep him comfortable...do you

Re: Thoughts for Ewok--Michelle

2006-01-09 Thread jenmeyer
Agreed! He's home now and already feeling much better (even ate some deli turkey!). I'll have to check the receipt, but I think he only got dex today...so I'm tempted to give him pred tonight? I gave him some fish oil (heard that Omega 3 helps slow growth in some tumors) and will basically look

Re: Thoughts for Ewok--pic!

2006-01-09 Thread jenmeyer
Sorry, forgot to mention that there is a picture of Ewok that I just took with my webcam in that last email I addressed to Michelle if anyone wants to put a face with the name! :) Thanks to everyone who replied to my email so quickly! Your love and support means the world to me (and Ewok!)...I

Re: Jen-- How is Ewok?

2006-01-06 Thread jenmeyer
Thanks, Michelle! Yep, Ewok is on daily pred...I actually took him to the oncologist this morning (his next appointment wasn't until next week) because he wasn't feeling well and (I believe) vomited last night... :( The tumor in his belly is crazy aggressive...the oncologist gave him a round of

Re: Jen and Michelle

2006-01-06 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, dear! How did you hurt your back, Nina? These days I'm injuring myself just getting out of bed in the morning...Take care of yourself and thanks for the email! Jen But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be

Re: Chandra-- how is Buddha doing?

2006-01-06 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Chandra...I'm so sorry to hear about Buddha! We're battling lymphoma here, too, and the emotional roller-coaster is really starting to take its toll. I'm ecstatic beyond belief one moment when I can see his old inquisitive, mischievious self in his eyes...and bawling the next when I imagine

Re: Bailey is anemic

2006-01-05 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Belinda! I'm trying to catch up with the list and just wanted to let you know that you and Bailey are in my thoughts!! Bailey has always been my kitty role model, too...knowing that he has beaten the odds has always given me hope when there's so little of it to go around with this virus,

Re: Jen-- How is Ewok?

2006-01-05 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! So far, so good...the CCNU seems to be working! His appetite is up (although he's still not eating as much as I'd like to see him eat...he's put on a little weight, but he's still probably only around 9 lbs--he weighed around 14 before this all started) and his energy level or

Re: Need your help with Stretch

2006-01-04 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Wendy! I'm trying to catch up on posts (I read everything I can...just haven't had much time to post!)...I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that I hear ya about the financial situation!! I've already broken down and used those damn checks that credit card companies send

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?

2005-12-21 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! Thanks for the email! The last few days have been a whirlwind...I'm not sure when I updated last, but Ewok got a shot of Elspar last Friday and actually ate a few bites of food on his own later on that evening! The next day, I took him into our regular vet's with your email

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?--Patti

2005-12-17 Thread jenmeyer
Thanks, Patti! I hope so too! But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world; You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed... --Antoine de

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?--Update

2005-12-17 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle (and All)! Well, Ewok is at the vet's right now...Michelle, our vet is going to try the steroid protocol that you suggested. There was a small glimmer of hope last night...Ewok at a couple of tablespoons of baby food on his own (and kept it down)! Unfortunately, he didn't want

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! Yes, Ewok was supposed to get another round of chemo this weekend (Cytoxen), but when I asked my vet about it, her eyes got really big and she shook her head vigorously, NO. :) And he still on the Reglan (it's part of his daily i.v. drip)...but as for keeping his food down, we

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! Our vet is *fairly* confident it's a reaction to the chemo (I think it started with the adriamycin...then the nail-in-the-coffin, so-to- speak, was the vincristine). Fortunately, Ewok's oncologist is in town today, so my vet will be getting ahold of him to get any suggestions.

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
Oh, Michelle, No! Please don't feel guilty, you have no reason to!! At the very least, the chemo has given me 3 more wonderful months with my boy! If I had it to do all over again, I would make the same decision! I just wish I could understand what's going on...you have echoed the

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
You're right...I guess I think of non-regenetive anemia when I think about activating the virus! Anyhoo, Ewok is still at the oncologist's (I'm at home)...the oncologist thinks it could be one of two things: either a reaction to the chemo (in which case, we keep supporting him), or, at worst, a

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?--Wendy

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
Thanks, Wendy...I appreciate that! I'm hoping, too, that he can make a turn-around...but I still have an awful feeling that it's a tumor that's causing the problems. I guess I'll have to wait and see what the oncologist suggests, but we didn't have much luck with Ewok's brother's (Pips')

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?--Another tumor

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
Damn! I should have checked my email before I left...thanks for that, Michelle...I'm going to keep that one in mind! Ewok and I just got back from the oncologist's and it's as we all pretty much expected: a mass in his intestines (a lymph node I believe, but I'm so tired I can't think straight

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?--Another tumor

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! Thanks, again, for all of your sage advice and encouragment! My regular vet is going to call me back, I will ask her about the stronger steroids...what are their full names and how were they administered and how often? But if you

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?--Another tumor

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! Thanks so much...I'm going to be taking Ewok into his regular vet tomorrow morning for fluids and to pull the catheter that's been in his arm since Monday...I spoke with our vet just a few minutes ago and mentioned the combo shot...she hadn't heard of the two being used in combo, but

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?--Nina

2005-12-16 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Nina! Thanks so much for your email...it truly makes a huge difference knowing there are others out there who know exactly what you're going through! Right now, I have half a mind (which half? I don't know...it's hard to tell the sane half from the not-so-sane half right now... ;) ) to march

Re: Jen-- how is Ewok doing?

2005-12-15 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Michelle! Unfortunately, not much improvement...he stays a the vet's office during the day for fluids and supportive therapy...his appetite is still close to nil and now he is combating severe diarrhea! The vet is trying everything she can think of and Ewok is being such a little

Re: was intro now is health issues

2005-11-03 Thread jenmeyer
Hi Sandy! Keep asking away! That's what this group is for! :) I can try to give you a little advice about #2 and #3 (and #4, if I remember!)...As for diet, try to stick with foods made with human grade ingredients with meat being listed as the first ingredient (alot of commercial foods have

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