Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Thank you Wendy. I will call my vet today about the Doxycycline and Hemobartanella. Here are the results of BooBoo's blood work. This is a Canadian lab so I don't know if the values are the same as in the US. WBC9.9MCV57 WBC FLAGEOS (8.9)

Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
I found it Sally. Thanks Lynne - Original Message - From: Sally Davis To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:34 PM Subject: Re: CLS Hi Lynne I thought I sent you a couple links to check with for the IR one was in Canada. I think it

Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Wendy, if it isn't already too late with the anemia he has I will do everything I can to get a vet to either find this stuff for me or interferon, which may be a little easier to get hold of here. Lynne - Original Message - From: wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Sally Davis
you need to treat the anemia. yes the breathing could be related. I don't have time to elaborate. Sally On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 8:03 AM, Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thank you Wendy. I will call my vet today about the Doxycycline and Hemobartanella. Here are the results of BooBoo's

Re: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Sue Koren
Lynne - NO WAY could BooBoo be depressed about leaving his last owners! It sounds to be like he chose you to be his people long before any money changed hands! The people on this site are so full of hope for these kittys. I think your BooBoo has as good a chance as any of them, especially

RE: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Lynne, when my Flavia's transfusion raised her HCT from a perilous 7.5 to 21 the vet and I were thrilled. BooBoo's is 22.4. A normal HCT would be 29--45. (My negative cat is 34.) Jumping on your bed and purring in your face?! BooBoo is a happy cat, making the most of all the love and attention he

RE: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Congrats to Dooley, Sheila!! Fabulous fabulous news! Kerry M _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:21 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: CLS Hello everyone I haven't posted in a while

Re: for Lynne - good stories ~ Kerry, please add mine?

2008-02-14 Thread laurieskatz
Please add mine, too. Squeaky and Stripes lived to ages 22 and 16, respectively. I adopted them at ages 9 and 7 years. Their prior owner was going to EU them because her new stepdaughter was allergic. They were FeLV positive. Stripes was symptomatic on and off and Squeaky was healthy until his

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Sheila208
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Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread TatorBunz
Kerry, Thanks for adding the stories as I remember them when I joined many moons ago. It is refreshing to see this again. Still say that when the cure or vaccine to help the kitties I will eat a piece of Cheesecake as part of celebrating. (I can't stand the stuff...yuck) But will do it for

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons
Thank you Kerry. This is a Valentine's Day present. I tried to reply to you, but my message was held by the moderator for being too long. Could I send this to the 'other' FeLV list? It is a wonderful message for all people who are in love with FeLV kitties. Thanks Jane On Feb 14,

RE: CLS

2008-02-14 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
I know. I once knew a 25-year-old cat and thought that was really something. If this one was really 30 *and* positive all that time this guy should be calling Ripley. As it is, my dearly beloved (negative, but with thyroid problems) Luc is 16 now and I am hoping for 25 Diane R.

Re: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the fridge. I know how important it is for him to eat. I've warned him he'll have a feeding tube put in if he doesn't smarten up. To make it worse, he only wants my husband or Mister to feed him. Boo and I will be sitting on the

RE: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Your vet sounds a goodie, Lynne. We're all pulling for BooBoo and you. Keep us posted when you have a moment. Kerry _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lynne Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: the good stories

RE: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
That's just so wonderful Gloria! Congrats to your furballs! I figure they're pretty happy and stress-free living with mom. Kerry _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Gloria Lane Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:51 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject:

Re: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

2008-02-14 Thread Gloria Lane
Some of mine are living long, not because anything I've done - Oliver and Chloe are 13 or 14. B.B. is only 4 or 5 - I'll have to check and see which. But he made it past the 2.5 to 3 yr mark! Gloria On Feb 13, 2008, at 7:00 PM, laurieskatz wrote: ok time for me to chime in again.

RE: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Have you tried assist-feeding him Lynne? My vet showed me how when I arrived her clinic in floods of tears with Flavia one day thinking i was going to lose her. It's easy: Just put BooBoo on your lap, put a little food on your finger, open his mouth and smear the food on his tongue, or wherever

Re: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

2008-02-14 Thread Gloria Lane
They're doing pretty darn good - I never expected them to live this long. Have had so many die at 2.5 - 3 yrs old...it's nothing I've done for them (except love and stability and food). Gloria On Feb 14, 2008, at 4:03 PM, MacKenzie, Kerry N. wrote: That's just so wonderful Gloria!

Re: CLS ~ my cats lived LONG lives with FeLV

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons
That's great news Gloria. Have any of them had symptoms? I am hoping we can make it over the 2.5 - 3 year mark Thanks , Jane On Feb 14, 2008, at 5:08 PM, Gloria Lane wrote:

Re: the good stories~food idea for BooBoo

2008-02-14 Thread laurieskatz
Try Solid Gold canned tuna (cat food) if you can find it. It's my secret weapon. - Original Message - From: Lynne To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:53 PM Subject: the good stories Thank you all for sharing these uplifting stories. I'm

RE: Boo's vet adventure

2008-02-14 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Gosh Lynne, a lot of good things did happen today...your vet sounds such a sweetie. And, the new babe you met. I wonder if your vet encouraged them to keep her, and get educated, given that he's one of the enlightened ones? Wow.keep us posted. Kerry _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Boo's vet adventure

2008-02-14 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Plus, since she's a kitten, she needs to be retested in 6 months anyway b/c of the false positives and the possible throwing of the virus I feel like terror/sadness/decision-making needs to definitely be reserved (for later if need be) when it's a kitten that tests Felv+...there is always

Re: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Marylyn
Have his throat and teeth checked. And try a good, organic yogurtfull fat, plain. Dixie had some gum/teeth issues that have cleared up.the doxy should help if that is an issue. On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:22 PM, Lynne wrote: Diane, my husband slightly warms his food since it's kept in the

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons
I've just printed out a bunch of copies of the good stories. I'm going to give them to my vet when I stop in to get DMG tomorrow. Vets should have hopeful stories to share with clients who were as devastated as we all were. Thanks again, Kerry. It was so good of you to put these together.

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Lynne
Jane, I think that's a wonderful idea. I was telling our vet about the good stories tonight and he was very interested. We've determined this is a really terrific guy we've found. He's attempting to adopt out a just diagnosed FelV cat because as he confided to us tonight, he just loves this

Re: the good stories ~ warming food

2008-02-14 Thread laurieskatz
Also, our vet recommended against warming food in microwave as it changes consistency and smell of it. Vet suggested I mix food with warm (or hot) water to bring it to room temp. L - Original Message - From: Lynne To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, February 14,

Re: for Lynne - good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Jane Lyons
Great Lynne ...that would be wonderful. You've found a good vet! Not too long ago, when I was as 'shell shocked' as you are now, a woman (Nina) who was on this list told me that it is her belief that these Felv kitties are often 'sent' to us to teach us how to let go of our fear of loss, and

Re: the good stories ~ warming food

2008-02-14 Thread Marylyn
Get a bowl of pretty hot water. Put the bowl of food in the hot water. It will take a few minutes but the heat will transfer and you will not dilute the food. If you want to mix a liquid in it try a broth (chicken, beef etc). Again, you will be adding to the food. On Feb 14, 2008, at

Re: the good stories

2008-02-14 Thread Marylyn
If he doesn't eat it immediately let it warm (naturally) to room temperature then put a small amount on a paw...don't force it into his mouth. Dixie prefers sheep or goat yogurt but it is difficult to get here. I don't know what options you have. On Feb 14, 2008, at 6:07 PM, Lynne wrote:

Re: new cat

2008-02-14 Thread catatonya
My positive is 9 years old! Welcome to the list. tonya Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all. I just joined this list after doing all the reading I possibly could find on feline leukemia. I recently acquired a Himalayan male cat around 5 to 6 years of age from a rather

Re: Sweet Buzz

2008-02-14 Thread catatonya
I have mixed positives with negatives going on 15 years now. My negatives were vaccinated when they were younger. No one has ever caught the leukemia from one of my positives. tonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello to All... I recently took a cat my brother had rescued from some

Re: Please add to the Bridge List

2008-02-14 Thread catatonya
I'm sorry Gloria. take care, tonya Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've had 2 cats die in the last two months, I am so sad to say. Please add to the bridge list. They were not FELV. Angel Moon was a 5-6 year old siamese girl, died Dec 14. She was a shy, scaredy cat - would come out