Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-25 Thread dlgegg
thank you Jenny. not even my vet explained it this wel to me. dorlis jb...@tds.net wrote: Steven, It is a difficult diagnosis to hear, so first, I am sorry. Second, Felv+ is not an immediate death sentence for all felines in a household. I agree with what has already been said,

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-22 Thread Sharyl
and at the specialist next Tuesday. Sharyl --- On Sat, 3/21/09, spertus...@aol.com spertus...@aol.com wrote: From: spertus...@aol.com spertus...@aol.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: spertus

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-22 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Steven, Sorry to hear about Samauri, sending lots of positive, healing energy. My Bailey was 5 months old and positive when I found him, he lived together with his 8 vaccinated house mates for almost 11 years before I lost him to undiagnosed pancreatic cancer (none of the tests we did

[Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread Spertusati
Hello everyone, My name is Steven with a long history of feline stewardship; will not say owner because who owns who is always in question! :) Sorry for a long post. I am confused and wanting to make sure I get the most efficient and best treatment possible for a recent diagnosis: I

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread C PQ
@felineleukemia.org CC: spertus...@aol.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household Hello everyone, My name is Steven with a long history of feline stewardship; will not say owner because who owns who is always in question! :) Sorry for a long

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread Tracey Shrout
Steven, how long has Sammy lived with all the others? On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM, spertus...@aol.com wrote: Hello everyone, My name is Steven with a long history of feline stewardship; will not say owner because who owns who is always in question! :) Sorry for a long post. I am

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread Amy Ackerman
Steven, I'm not sure why your vet would assume that the others will test positive. It's certainly possible, but I wouldn't be quite so quick to assume. There seems to be a lot of debate about just how communicable the FeLV is; however it's seems widely held that it doesn't really become

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread gary
Subject: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household Hello everyone, My name is Steven with a long history of feline stewardship; will not say owner because who owns who is always in question! :) Sorry for a long post. I am confused and wanting to make

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread dlgegg
...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of spertus...@aol.com Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 1:04 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: spertus...@aol.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household Hello everyone, My name is Steven with a long

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread dlgegg
who owns who , that is the question. i believe that it is our cats who own us. as to lymphoma, it can be beaten, i did it and am in remission 6 years as of this February. don't give up hope. as for treatment, it seems chemo is the only route as radiation would do far more harm than good.

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat...

2009-03-21 Thread Southernes
In a message dated 3/21/2009 3:45:46 PM Central Daylight Time, dlg...@windstream.net writes: i believe that it is our cats who own us I never had a cat until the General came to live with me. I named him for a cat in the John Wayne movie True Grit. Mattie Ross says to Rooster Cogburn You

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread Laurieskatz
Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of gary Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 3:20 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household Hi Steven

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread jbero
Steven, It is a difficult diagnosis to hear, so first, I am sorry. Second, Felv+ is not an immediate death sentence for all felines in a household. I agree with what has already been said, in that separating him may only cause stress, and this is a huge factor for felv+ cats. It can push

Re: New Diagnosis

2007-08-22 Thread glenda Goodman
Michael, Good job! You are what this website is all about! The very best to you and your cats! Glenda --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks guys. I stopped on my way home from work and picked up some Lysine and Echinacea, I'm going to start putting it in their food. I also got some

New Diagnosis

2007-08-21 Thread ofalegend
Hello Everyone, My name is Michael Roberts.? I just received word a few hours ago about one of my babies being diagnosed, so bear with me if this takes me a while to get out. First of all, a bit of background information.? I currently have three cats, all Siamese and all from rescues.? The

Re: New Diagnosis

2007-08-21 Thread Kelley Saveika
Hi Michael and welcome On 8/21/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello Everyone, My name is Michael Roberts. I just received word a few hours ago about one of my babies being diagnosed, so bear with me if this takes me a while to get out. Ok, first of all, you don't have a

Re: New Diagnosis

2007-08-21 Thread Susan Dubose
, Ever guarding with sharpened claws. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:08 PM Subject: New Diagnosis Hello Everyone, My

Re: New Diagnosis

2007-08-21 Thread Angela Lewis
Dear Michael, I am new to this issue too. I just lost my kitty last ngiht to FelV, which I didn't even know he had. I have two other kitties that are to be tested today at 4pm. I can't help you because you and I are in the same boat, I don't know my next steps either. I can tell you that

Re: New Diagnosis

2007-08-21 Thread Susan Dubose
with sharpened claws. Trajan Tennent - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 2:52 PM Subject: Re: New Diagnosis Here's the information on the stages and such, from

Re: New Diagnosis

2007-08-21 Thread Marylyn
will deal likewise with their fellow man. St. Francis - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:08 PM Subject: New Diagnosis

Re: New Diagnosis

2007-08-21 Thread OfALegend
Thanks guys. I stopped on my way home from work and picked up some Lysine and Echinacea, I'm going to start putting it in their food. I also got some high protein purina naturals food to replace their cat chow indoor formula, and I'll step up to proplan or iams or something if I need to.

Re: New Diagnosis

2007-08-21 Thread Kelly L
At 11:08 AM 8/21/2007, you wrote: If it were me I would make sure the negative cats have their FELv vaccinations,,,2 of them and then allow them each others company,,, I have an FELV cat that hangs out with other cats,,Very hard to transmit to an adult,,,so give then negative kitties their

Re: new diagnosis

2007-06-02 Thread catatonya
Hi, It sounds like you are doing all the right things. The only thing I can think that I would do right now is giver lysine. Welcome to the list. tonya Jane Lyons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello everyone I just joined this group as I have just had two FeLV positive test results

Re: new diagnosis

2007-05-28 Thread Taylor Scobie Humphrey
I raised three little foundlings--The 3 Orange Boyz--and they tested FeLV-. Then at nine months one of them, Sammy, tested not only FeLV+ but with mediastinal lymphoma. He is now in the Wisconsin/Madison chemotherapy protocol and is doing just wonderfully and after four treatments he is

Re: new diagnosis

2007-05-28 Thread wendy
Jane, You are so right about the overwhelming amount of FeLV info. on the Internet-some of it odd. Take a deep breath. You will successfully wade through it all. Just give yourself time to ingest it all and cyphon back out what you don't need. :) Wendy --- Jane Lyons [EMAIL PROTECTED]

new diagnosis

2007-05-27 Thread Jane Lyons
Hello everyone I just joined this group as I have just had two FeLV positive test results on my year old kitten. I adopted her from a cat shelter two months ago with many health issues (upper respiratory, diarrhea giardia, stomatits). I was told that she was FeLV negative and figured I could

Re: new diagnosis

2007-05-27 Thread Kelly L
At 10:24 AM 5/27/2007, you wrote: Welcome..and THANK YOU No it is not a death sentence as you will see here. i just returned from Best friends where I met Many old,,,15-22 year old cats .. Unfortunately when kittens get it they seem to have a shorter life span, My guy is a year and a half,

Re: new diagnosis

2007-05-27 Thread Nina
Hello Jane and welcome. Every one of us on this list has lived through the fear and confusion you are facing. This list has been a haven for me and so many others, I'm so very glad you've found us. It sounds like you have a wonderful vet and that MeMe, (very cute name, I can just picture

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-24 Thread Gina WN
(canned)...and more of the cat milk. Got a crushed up pill in her. Dianne - Original Message - From: Kelley Saveika To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 9:43 AM Subject: Re: new diagnosis Did the vet recommend euthanization based on her

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-24 Thread Dianne K Perry, Ph.D.
Wendy, Thanks for all the tips. Just a note: I live in Bradenton, use to live in Ft. Myers briefly. Originally from Michigan Dianne - Original Message - From: wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006 12:54 AM Subject: Re: new

new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Dianne K Perry, Ph.D.
Hi, I just joined this list today, Thanksgiving Day. Yesterday my kitty was diagnosed with feline leukemia, she is just barely one year old and I have had her less than a year (by a few weeks). She has not been her usual self, not getting into everything, not eating, lethargic, breathing

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Kelley Saveika
Did the vet recommend euthanization based on her diagnosis alone? If so I would find another vet. No matter what I would get a second opinion. There are too many vets out there who don't understand this disease. If no one out there has a recommendation for a vet in your area, I would try one

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread FORGETMENOTPETS
Dianne, You have come to the right place. Please do not euthanize ! Feline Leukemia is not always a immediate death sentence. Get her on some strong immune system boosters excellent quality cat food and interferon and she could live a very long happy life. You find this list supportive and

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread ETrent
Dianne, First of all -- welcome! You won't find a nicer, smarter group of people anywhere. We're glad you are here! Second - take a deep breath. FeVL+ is not always a death sentence. Euthanasia is standard operating procedures in some vet circles. Same thing happened to me last May when

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Kelley Saveika
her home with lasix. She just ate some white chicken (canned)...and more of the cat milk. Got a crushed up pill in her. Dianne - Original Message - *From:* Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Sent:* Thursday, November 23, 2006 9:43 AM *Subject:* Re: new

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Dianne K Perry, Ph.D.
Kitty with new diagnosis is Asia, she is a beautiful blue gray cat, she was adopted from a local rescue group last Dec., she was born the end of Sept or first of Oct.I selected Sept. 29 for her birthdate as that is also my son's birthday. So she is 14 months old and she has been with me

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Lernermichelle
Diane, Definitely do not euthanize! If you can, take her to a board-certified internist, usually you can fine one at a big veterinary hospital, a vet school hospital, or a veterinary referral center. They are more skilled at diagnosis. All the feline leukemia virus means is that her

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Lernermichelle
If he gave her lasix, then he thinks she has fluid in her lungs and that is not pneumonia. You need to find out if he knows for sure it is not pneumonia, or get a second opinion. My positive Patches had pneumonia a few years ago, and recovered with Baytril and Immuno-Regulin shots.

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Hi Dianne, sorry you had to find us, but I am glad you did! Yes, you do need to find a more sympathetic vet! First off, JUST doing a FELV test is NOT really good enough to make such a drastic decision on. Your vet needs to pull a CBC (that's a full blood testing panel), or at least check her

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn
Some members here use both Transfer Factor AND Rescue Remedy, both of which are flower essence derived products, I believe. I know many here use L-Lysine, Vitamin C, Co-enzyme-Q-10, and Pet-tinic or another vitamin/mineral supplement. I personally swear by Nutri-Cal gel, Lixo-Tinic (the HORSE

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Peggy Ankney
Dianne, I'm sorry you had to find the list in this way, but I guess that's how we all came here. Is Asia drinking enough? My Scooter (11 months old) was dehydrated when I took him to the vet, and he wasn't eating and was also lethargic. His blood work looked good but he had a tissue mass

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Dianne K Perry, Ph.D.
no further. Dianne - Original Message - From: Jennifer Phaewryn O'Gwynn To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 4:29 PM Subject: Re: new diagnosis Hi Dianne, sorry you had to find us, but I am glad you did! Yes, you do need to find a more

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread cindy reasoner
her home with lasix. She just ate some white chicken (canned)...and more of the cat milk. Got a crushed up pill in her. Dianne - Original Message - From: Kelley Saveika To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 9:43 AM Subject: Re: new

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Lernermichelle
There is a window when they can test negative but be positive, like with humans and HIV. So she may have been exposed and harboring it while in the shelter, without yet testing positive. Michelle In a message dated 11/23/2006 6:39:44 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread Lernermichelle
actually, hematocrit has to do with the concentration of the blood cells, I believe, not the iron levels per se. Michelle In a message dated 11/23/2006 4:50:26 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: hemocrit (that's the amount of iron in the blood) and see if she's anemic.

Re: new diagnosis

2006-11-23 Thread wendy
Hi Dianne, Welcome to the FeLV group, and although I'm sorry Asia has tested positive for FeLV, you have found the best place to be while dealing with this unpredictable disease. I was surprised to read that Asia tested negative for FeLV last December. It's possible it was a false negative;

Re: new diagnosis (sub-q links)

2006-05-09 Thread Jennifer Ross
Thanks for the helpful websites. I am actually a nurse, so could probably get the supplies needed from work and this makes me more comfortable even considering doing the procedure, but our four-legged friends are very different than humans! So I appreciate seeing how easy (if Allie would stay

Re: new diagnosis (Sub-Q)

2006-05-07 Thread Kerry MacKenzie
6:28 PM Subject: Re: new diagnosis (Sub-Q) As someone with a needle phobia let me assure you that Sub-Q is easy. You can learn to do this yourself. Don't worry about the size of the needle (18 gauge). The purpose of the large needle is so that the fluids flow in quickly. With a small

Re: new diagnosis (sub-q links)

2006-05-07 Thread felv
Sub-Q fluids. That's the user friendly terminology for subcutaneousfluids. They use a big needle attached to an IV type bag, they just give the fluidunder the skin rather than in a vein. You can use either lactated ringers solution,or saline solution, personally, I would go with saline, as

Re: new diagnosis

2006-05-06 Thread felv
Hi Jen, you might consider having you vet show you how to give her Sub-Q fluids at home, this will save you quite a few vet visits for fever/fluids. You vet needs to show you and give you the supplies, but if you still need advise and reassurance, I have several website links on how to do it

Re: new diagnosis (Sub-Q)

2006-05-06 Thread Susan Hoffman
As someone with a needle phobia let me assure you that Sub-Q is easy. You can learn to do this yourself. Don't worry about the size of the needle (18 gauge). The purpose of the large needle is so that the fluids flow in quickly. With a small needle it is actually more stressful for the cat and for

Re: new diagnosis

2006-05-05 Thread Jennifer Ross
Thanks for your advice and support. It's so nice not to be going through this alone! And all of you who have experienced this are the best sources of knowledge available. Hearing how many kitties are still thriving is reassuring, though my heart goes out to those that are suffering or have left

new diagnosis

2006-05-04 Thread Jennifer Ross
My 10 year old domestic short hair just got diagnosed with FIV and FELV last week. She was lethargic, not eating and drinking, etc which is why I brought her in and how we found out the diagnosis. She ended up with a 105.9 fever and was hospitalized for several days with IV fluids and antibiotics.

Re: new diagnosis

2006-05-04 Thread Lernermichelle
Jen, A few members on this list have experienced the same thing. What seems to work best to get them over this round of fevers is Immuno-Regulan, also known as Equistim. There are articles about it on this group's web page (www.felineluekemia.org) and you can do a search of the archived

Re: new diagnosis

2006-05-04 Thread Lernermichelle
Jen, Here are some old emails from this list: 1. I started Smokey on immuno-regulan last Wednesday. Herecieved shots for 4 days and then 2 shots per week. His problem was a recurring fever. So far he is feverfree. He has been eating good and playing. He isalso taking Baytril and Clavamox