[Felvtalk] My cat

2009-02-26 Thread Molly Mitchell
Hello. Yesterday, one of my four cats was diagnosed through the ELIZA test with FeLV, and I am just devastated. He's always been healthy; he's 3 y.o. and I'd had him since he was a kitten, until last year when he escaped while we were moving. He was on the streets for almost four months, then

Re: [Felvtalk] My cat

2009-02-26 Thread Sharyl
Molly, have you vaccinated your three negative cats? I have a mixed household but my negative kitties were vaccinated. Sharyl --- On Thu, 2/26/09, Molly Mitchell molly.kathleen.mitch...@gmail.com wrote: From: Molly Mitchell molly.kathleen.mitch...@gmail.com Subject: [Felvtalk] My cat To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-26 Thread jbero
Mike, That is fantastic of you to take in a stray. I actually have a felv+ cat. She is about a year old, in good health and I have her separate from the other animals in the house. I am looking for a companion for her. There are two rooms I have her confined to. One with a big window and

Re: [Felvtalk] My cat

2009-02-26 Thread jbero
Hey, That's a common forum of debate in this circle. The best data that I have seen suggests that approximately 70% of cats exposed to the virus will be able to mount an immune response capable of irradicating the virus. If the cats are vaccinated, this number jumps about 85-90%. It is not

Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-26 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Jenny That is so great of you to offer. I hope Mike gets back to you. I actually mixed my positive and negative after a short period apart. The negatives were vaccinated. There had already been exposure in my case. It was less stressful for all the cats. I have 11 now. I think I had 9 then but

[Felvtalk] My cat

2009-02-26 Thread Molly Mitchell
Sharyl, i haven't gotten that far--we will immunize them and let them interact, I think, but it's been less than 24 hours since diagnosis and we're still reeling. I have to talk to the vet, still,and we may try to keep them separate until the IRV? IRA? results come back, or even until after

Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-26 Thread JENI RECA
Hi, There is a male felv positive cat (tested positive on IFA and elisa) that needs a home. I work for a shelter and they do not adopt out felv positive cats and give me a week to find a home or place for them. I am currently away in france until the 7th but asked if the vet if he could stay

Re: [Felvtalk] My cat

2009-02-26 Thread Laurieskatz
When the vet suspected one of my seven was FeLV+ he reassured me by telling me my others had already been exposed, so no need to isolate him. L -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of wendy Sent: Thursday,

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Debbie Harrison
Viky, we mourn with you for the loss of your sweet baby! Debbie (COL) The time is always right to do what is right - Martin Luther King Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:50:43 -0600 From: vdiga...@dss.state.la.us To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] My Mickey In October I

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
I'm so very sorry, Viky. It is so, so hard when we lose our furbabes, and especially when they suffer in this way. I'm glad Mickey found you and was so loved and cared for those during his 8 years with you. Know you're in my thoughts, Big hugs Kerry M. -Original Message- From:

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Cougar Clan
Bless you. You loved a wonderful cat who loved you even more. On Feb 26, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Viky Digangi wrote: In October I joined the group requesting information on hemangio sarcoma which my felv cat was diagnosed with. Everything I read was bad. He had the first tumor removed on

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Sharyl
Viky, your little guy sounds like a wonderful companion. So glad you were able to take him around the yard to visit his favorite places before that final journey. Eight yrs just isn't long enough for someone as special as your Mickey. All our angels will be at the Bridge to welcome him.

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
Viky, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Mickey. So many of us have been through this and it is always heartbreaking. I am glad you had those last moments of special time with him. Sue - Original Message - From: Viky Digangi vdiga...@dss.state.la.us To:

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Jane Lyons
Dear Vicky What a heartbrake. I went through a hermangio sarcoma tsunami with a friend whose Scottie was diagnosed with it. It is the most dreadful and aggressive cancer and I can imagine how stressful the past 19 weeks have been for you and Mickey. I know what loosing a beloved cat feels

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Viky Digangi
Thank you Jane. I have two other cats that I love but they are pets. Mickey was my heart. Why do you have to lose the ones you love the most. In the 17 months that he was receiving the equi-stem shots for im-regulen he was at the vet 57 times. He was such a sweet little guy and endured it

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-26 Thread Sally Davis
Viky I am so very sorry. You are such a good mommy. He is free of his pain. Sally On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Viky Digangi vdiga...@dss.state.la.uswrote: In October I joined the group requesting information on hemangio sarcoma which my felv cat was diagnosed with. Everything I read