Re: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread fsftb
Thank you for the wonderful news and congratulations to you both! It is so great to realise there is hope for our kittys! Sue [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just wanted to bring a positive note to you all. I took my FeLV girl Minstrel to the vet last week to check her mouth cos she was

Re: Joe Cool Please add to the CLS :(

2008-02-08 Thread Lance
Sherry, I'm sorry that Joe Cool has gone. The story of your meeting him for the first time is sweet. I can't imagine how hard it is to fall in love with these guys and then lose them, but I know it's also rewarding to take care of them and to give them the love they deserve. I appreciate all that

Re: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread Lance
Awesome! That is great news! Congratulations to you and to Minstrel. Lance On Fri, 08 Feb 2008 08:45:04 -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] said: Just wanted to bring a positive note to you all. I took my FeLV girl Minstrel to the vet last week to check her mouth cos she was showing dental signs. I'd

Re: Overjoyed

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RE: Joe Cool Please add to the CLS :(

2008-02-08 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Sherry, as always, gentle Bridge vibes to Joe Cool, and hugs to you and everybody there. He sounds like a great little guy. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Sherry DeHaan Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 7:31 AM To:

Re: Overjoyed ~ Qs for Michelle

2008-02-08 Thread laurieskatz
Fabulous news for you and Minstrel! Happy dance! I cannot even imagine how light your heart feels today!!! Do you mind sharing how old she was when she first tested negative; how old she is now and what test was used each time? That is, if you can come down from your cloud long enough to read

RE: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
What wonderful, and, sadly, rare good news! Long happy life to Minstrel and congratulatory hugs to you. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 7:45 AM To:

Re: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread Sherry DeHaan
WOW Michelle that is Great news!! It is nice to hear good news for once.I wish more ans more of them could retest neg. Sherry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just wanted to bring a positive note to you all. I took my FeLV girl Minstrel to the vet last week to check her mouth cos she was showing

Re: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread Sally Davis
Oh WOW... That is great news. Congratulations to Minstrel. Sally On Feb 8, 2008 8:45 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just wanted to bring a positive note to you all. I took my FeLV girl Minstrel to the vet last week to check her mouth cos she was showing dental signs. I'd had her checked at

Re: Please add to the Bridge List

2008-02-08 Thread Kelley Saveika
Gloria, I am so, so sorry for your losses. Please take care. Kelley On Feb 6, 2008 4:55 PM, Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am so sorry. Losing one is bad enough. Losing two??? On Feb 6, 2008, at 8:10 AM, Gloria Lane wrote: I've had 2 cats die in the last two months, I am so sad

Re: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread laurieskatz
Thanks! We had Isabella tested again yesterday. Awaiting results. L - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 11:51 AM Subject: Overjoyed Laurie Minstrel was in sanctuary with now Angel Buddy (FIV+)

Re: Please add to the Bridge List

2008-02-08 Thread MaryChristine
oh, honey, i'm so sorry. my gmail is messing up lately, and i didn't see your post until there had been responses to it.. all i can say is remind you of what i tell myself: that they come to us when they need us (and when we need them), and they stay exactly as long as we need them to be

Re: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
Wonderful news Michelle. I'm so happy for you and Minstrel. It is indeed good to hear some happy news for a change. Lynne - Original Message - From: Sally Davis To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:20 AM Subject: Re: Overjoyed Oh WOW...

RE: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Lynne: That's great that he came through it fine. He sounds very happy. Neutered males crack me up b/c they don't seem to miss a beat after their surgery! It's like nothing happened! Don't get depressed...it's not time for that. He sounds like he's doing really well. What else about

RE: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I'm glad BooBoo is home and doing well after his surgery. Sorry the vet didn't have better news on his bloodwork. Did he say what kind of anemia? Did he mention Epogen or food supplements or anything you can be doing proactively now, as opposed to in the future if needed? It's so important to

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Lynne dont get depressed,you are the BEST thing that happened to BooBoo(I love the name,I had a BooBoo kiyyt too) Those people are just down right awful. When My Maizee Grace was anemic I fed her Lysine and Felovite and I believe it helped her along.She was having chemo and steroids all at

RE: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Dear Lynne So glad BooBoo is back home safely. And, I'm so glad BooBoo found you and your husband. These people that had him are not good people. I hope they're out of your and BooBoo's life now. When I discovered 4 of my foster kittens had FeLV, I was in shock. I realized they now had to become

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread laurieskatz
Lynne, YAY re BooBoo's neuter. Don't despair re the anemia. Isabella had anemia, very high temps (107), enlarged spleen, still unexplained tremors and horrific pain and she kicked it all! She is doing GREAT. I was reading my old emails- we thought her time had come twice last summer. Several

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
Thank you Kerri. While still staring at the bloodwork and not believing what I was seeing, the vet did say something about immuno something, being given for 2 weeks at a time. He was going to contact a pharmacy and get the information for me. I suspect Dr. Gill isn't too terribly experienced

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Pat Kachur
I join the chorus of don't be depressed and don't give up. I agree with just about everything the others have said. It can't be stressed too much that BooBoo needs to eat and keep eating. My Mandy gets Wellness brand food from Whole Foods and she is 6+ years old and still no symptoms other

BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
BooBoo just came home from his neutering. He had no trouble whatsoever with the anesthesia, has eaten, had a drink and can't stop purring. He's really happy to be home. The vet went over his blood work with us and told us it didn't look good. He's already anemic. I was so hoping for some

RE: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Great that you have an enlightened vet that will work with you. My vet was in a similar situation---had very little experience with FeLV but was very willing to do whatever it took. Makes such a difference in every way. Kerry _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf

Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread lomaxturtle
Laurie Minstrel was in sanctuary with now Angel Buddy (FIV+) when they were first tested and from what i gather they were both tested around 6 months of age - obviously Buddy was FIV and Minstrel tested positive for FeLV - I assume they used the in house SNAP test at that point. From what I

Re: BooBoo is home!!Anemia ~ hemobart?

2008-02-08 Thread laurieskatz
Lynne, I am remembering we also tested/treated Isabella for Hemobartenella or something like that. It's a parasite that can cause anemia and is treatable. The med is kind of expensive but not bad. If my memory serves me correctly, we treated another cat for hemobartit seems like we didn't

RE: Brumley is gone

2008-02-08 Thread MarieG
Caroline, Im sorry to hear of your loss. I know it is hard to lose a wonderful friend. Marie MacKenzie, Kerry N. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: .hmmessage P { PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 0px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px; MARGIN: 0px; PADDING-TOP: 0px } BODY.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt;

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
Thank you Caroline for all this info. I certainly will give it some consideration. Lynne - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 4:45 PM Subject: RE: BooBoo is home!! Lynne: That's great that he came

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
Pat, BooBoo is a little pig cat. He would eat all day long if we'd feed him. He's eaten a whole can of tuna since he got home from the vet as well as some hard food and is still wanting more. Tuna in spring water seems to be his favorite. He also likes a bit of sardines for snack. I bought

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
I'm going to start reading more about supplements and medication Sherry. I'm quite ignorant about the whole matter. Thank god for this group and all the information available here. It certainly makes the journey easier. Lynne - Original Message - From: Sherry DeHaan To:

Re: Computer Help

2008-02-08 Thread fsftb
Thanks, Lance, Actually when I got to work this morning I found the ones that had not come through at home last night in my spam file. All the messages that come to work go into my spam file even though I have the FeLV talk e-mail set up in my contact list. I guess I will just have to play

Joe Cool Please add to the CLS :(

2008-02-08 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Dr. Jen was just telling us last night that she had him out to the clinic cause he was not feeling well and was running tests and such.Well she got a call from one of the girls from the clinic this morning and she said that he passed away during the night. Joe Cool lived up to his name.He was a

Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread lomaxturtle
Just wanted to bring a positive note to you all. I took my FeLV girl Minstrel to the vet last week to check her mouth cos she was showing dental signs. I'd had her checked at New Year just before Buddy (FIV+) passed away and her gums were a little inflammed but not severe.?Last Friday she had

Re: Computer Help

2008-02-08 Thread Lance
Hi Sue, Yes, when you reply to a message, it goes out to everyone. Usually, if you reply to the list from an email address different than the one you registered with, I don't believe the message goes through unless someone (James, maybe?) sees what's going on an manually puts it through. I've

Re: Computer Help

2008-02-08 Thread Gloria Lane
In your case, you're using the same email address from two different locations. I check my mail at 3 or 4 or 5 different locations, so sometimes it looks like G. Lane and sometimes Gloria and sometimes variations of that. So - Regarding the name - your name gets associated with your

RE: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
That would be Immuno-Regulin. You will be getting lots of testimonials from people on this list about it. Diane R. From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 4:04 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Jane Lyons
Lynne it is so great that BooBoo has a great appetite. That will help him enormously. There is a yahoo group called 'Raw Paws' that is devoted to natural diets for cats. There are very knowledgeable people on the list, as well as vets who think that a diet that is 'species appropriate' is

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
Ah, my Chuck used to sleep on my chest. Lennie, our present geriatric cat has become much more affectionate toward me since Boo has come. Len is a guys cat, has always been my husband's boy and when our son was at home, his boy. Now he actually wants to sleep on my lap. He still weighs 12

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread laurieskatz
- Original Message - From: Lynne To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 3:12 PM Subject: BooBoo is home!! BooBoo just came home from his neutering. He had no trouble whatsoever with the anesthesia, has eaten, had a drink and can't stop purring.

RE: spooked about vaccinations

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Marie: There's lost of info out there now about over-vaccination, so it's something to look into. You can google that term as it is related to cats and you will find a ton of info. If the cat is healthy, then generally vaccinations are safe. However, it's important to realize that a

Re: spooked about vaccinations

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
Marie, this is all new to me, but according to my vet, cats with feline leukemia do not get the same vaccinations as healthy cats, so it may very well have been what hastened your cat's demise. I'm not even going to have him vaccinated for anything at this point. Personally if an animal is

Boo Boo

2008-02-08 Thread Lomaxturtle
Good job Boo Boo came to you when he did. There's so much good information and experience from people here and I can't add to it cos I tend to ask questions when needed co sof the experience of people here. At least he is safe now and free from those dreadful ignorant previous owners who

Re: spooked about vaccinations

2008-02-08 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Marie I share your fear of unnecessary vaccinations. A vet I use, who is very enlightened, recommended a book entitled Vaccine Guide for Dogs and Cats by Catherine Diodati. http://books.google.com/books?id=brILCAAJdq=Catherine+JM

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Pat Kachur
Sounds like you need some time to digest all these suggestions.keep us up to date on BooBoo. - Original Message - From: Lynne To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 6:35 PM Subject: Re: BooBoo is home!! Ah, my Chuck used to sleep on my

Re: BooBoo is home!!

2008-02-08 Thread Pat Kachur
Mandy is also a little pig catshe is absolutely tiny (about 5 lbs.) but she eats constantly--and will eat just about anything. She, like your Chuck, prefers chicken--so I buy the Wellness chicken canned food. She is deaf but I swear somehow she knows when the refrigerator door

spooked about vaccinations

2008-02-08 Thread MarieG
Hello, I haven't been posting in a while. A year ago, I had a cat who died within several weeks of being dx with feline leukemia. Other than ocassionally sneezing, Cakooie seemed like a healthy kitty. He was my first cat, so there was a lot i didn't know about feline dieases. But he ate

Re: Diet and Nutrition links

2008-02-08 Thread Marylyn
Primal Raw is frozen in cubes and fairly widely available...in your area at Metzghers (forgive the spelling) in Simpsonville. Check out the website. I am vegetarian and have problems fixing canned food, much less raw for my friends.Obviously I manage but this makes it so much

Vaccines- To Marie

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Marie: Here's the info from the FIP site I promised. Dr Blake states his opinion and that of Dr Richard Pitcairn and others on his website at http://www.thepetwhisperer.com/Vaccinations.html He also lists a large number of links giving information about vaccinations for animals and your

Isabella update

2008-02-08 Thread laurieskatz
Well, Isabella's blood work came back mostly good. Her white blood count is below normal~ around where it was last summer. That was disappointing. Her FELV test from yesterday came back positive (this is her third positive test). Disappointing but not surprising. Her vet is having us stop

RE: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread Chris Behnke
This happened with one of my cats, so I know how you feel! It is great that someone else can experience this as well. Give Minstrel a special treat from all of usJ Chris From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rosenfeldt, Diane Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:41

Re: Isabella update

2008-02-08 Thread Jane Lyons
Considering where she was last summer Laurie, your news is hopeful. Hoping that she has a smooth transition from the pain meds. She is a trooper. Jane On Feb 8, 2008, at 7:10 PM, laurieskatz wrote: Well, Isabella's blood work came back mostly good. Her white blood count is below normal~

Re: Isabella update

2008-02-08 Thread Lynne
I'm sorry the news wasn't better Laurie. Did your vet give you a copy of Isabella's white blood count. If so what was it. BooBoo's was 9.9 today. How does that compare? Lynne - Original Message - From: laurieskatz To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, February 08,

Re: Isabella update

2008-02-08 Thread laurieskatz
Isabella's white blood count was 3,400 - normal is 3,700-20,500. Sounds like a different scale than yours, Lynne. I love this vet as we stay in touch by email so I snet her an email this evening asking what significance this reading is. I am disappointed that things aren't perfect but oh my,

Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-08 Thread Sally Davis
Hi As soon as Junior and Tiny tested positive and I was able to set up the injcetions at the vet's office both received it. Tiny was asymptomatic and Junior had been through a lot, including anemia, uvetis, a URI, and recurring fevers. Junior is still with me over a year later. I may put him back

Re: Overjoyed

2008-02-08 Thread Kelley Saveika
I'm so happy for you!!!:):) On Feb 8, 2008 7:45 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just wanted to bring a positive note to you all. I took my FeLV girl Minstrel to the vet last week to check her mouth cos she was showing dental signs. I'd had her checked at New Year just before Buddy (FIV+)

RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-08 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I don't know about the IR, but as far as the vaccs- it sounds like he handled them fine, so there's no need to stress yourself out about it now. Now you know better tho and can better protect him in the future by being better educated. And you are very to lucky to have found this site so

Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-08 Thread Sue Frank Koren
When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin? When they still have no symptoms? I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible disease. He seems so healthy and loves to play and has a great appetite. How often do the success stories like Minstrels come along? These postings have so

Re: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-08 Thread Gloria Lane
I would think you generally start now, before symptoms. When they start showing symptoms, it's too late. Gloria On Feb 8, 2008, at 8:32 PM, Sue Frank Koren wrote: When is the best time to start Immuno-Regulin? When they still have no symptoms? I can still hardly believe Buzz has this