Hi Heather, I am thinking of you all, I know all about lymphoma, and I wouldn't
put anorther cat of mine through chemo, both my cats got worst after chemo, so
I personally think you choose the kindest thing for Bashful, hugs and special
prayers for you all, Amanda and Tora (FeLV) Tabby and Nora
I also had my cat, Trudi, diagnosed with FeLV only recently, and she is almost
9. She was not tested as kitten, but she was alway vaccinated.
I too don't know if she were positive as a kitten or what.
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Thank you Amanda, your kind thoughts and sharing of your own experiences is
definitely a comfort. Right now Bashful's former caegiver is too sad for me
to share the messages with, but she's asked me to save them and I know these
comments will be very meaningful.
Best to you yours-
Hello again all-Just an update- I took my other two in yesterday morning to be
tested vaccinated and picked Grrr up at the same time. He seemed to be doing
OK, and my vet was optimistic that the cortisol would help him be comfortable
for a while. I brought all three home, got the other two
Hi Amy, I'm so sorry to hear about Grrr. I was just wondering about
the cortisol shot - what's the rationale behind that?
Thanks and best of luck,
On Mar 2, 2009, at 10:08 PM, Amy Ackerman wrote:
Thanks for the welcome kind words, Gary Laurie. My vet
18 months ago I brought Winston (FeLV-) home from the vet after a dental
cleaning. He could not use his back legs correctly. He acted like he was in
pain when he would try to use his legs. I took him to a specialist and she
suspected he had been injured (back twisted) while under anesthesia.
I totally missed the injection info. Have you researched cortisol? Wonder if
they hit a nerve when they vaccinated him. Did they give the injection in
his scruff? I strongly suspect something happened at the vet's officeI
do not mean to alarm you as he may very well recover and be fine but I
I've never heard of giving cortisol shots, just cortisone. I've read
that too much cortisol in the system is not a good thing, but don't
know much about it, just wondering. Below is something I found when I
did a Yahoo search for cortisol shot feline (at cats.lovetoknow.com):
I appreciate everyones concern thoughts. Looking back at what I've written
so far, I can see that I haven't been very clear about what was/is going on
with Grrr. I've been a little emotional these last few days! I took him in
monday morning because he had been having a very difficult time
Coco lost weight, couldn't jump up, her tongue would come out of her mouth
and her legs weren't working right. Not FeLV+but she was diagnosed with
myonecrosis. A change in food (from dry to canned) reversed her issues. The
vets tested for all the usual causes and she was negative so they assumed
Wow, Laurie, I had never heard of that So I'm guessing that dry food
should be kept, say, in its bag with the top rolled so there's no extra
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
Yes. They told me that moisture or oxygen will deplete dry food of those
vitamins. Another person took their cat in when I took Coco (we went over to
Ames teaching school). Her cat could not walk at all and did not survive.
It's a rare condition and can also be caused by toxins or the disease
Never mind, I'm apparently an idiot who cannot read or write. Grrr was given
vetalog. Must work on having my facts straight before typing.
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My last post today, I promise! Thanks for that info, Laurie. I'm researching
that now- would it seem likely that one cat would contract myonecrosis not
others who were eating the same food? That's a new one on me as well, never
heard of it. All three get canned wellness 2-3x a week, dry
I had 6 cats and only Coco got myonecrosis. At least 2 others also ate the
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amy Ackerman
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 4:00 PM
To: Felv talk
Ok, not to worry. I think Vetalog is a kind of anti-inflammatory, so
makes sense. You've certainly been thru a lot, so you're entitled. I
sure hope Grrr is doing better - love the name.
On Mar 4, 2009, at 3:04 PM, Amy Ackerman wrote:
Never mind, I'm apparently an idiot who
Vetalog is a steroid. I found a comprehensive discussion here:
Although other compounds could be listed, over 98 percent of all steroids
used in pets are either hydrocortisone, prednisone, prednisolone,
I feel for you. It has been a week since I had to have my Mickey put down and
I can't stop crying. He loved to be outside and the weather is finally turning
warmer and all I can think about is how much he would have enjoyed being out in
the warm sun. I know it takes time to get over
Viky YES you will be sent another to love that needs you.The only thing that
keeps me volunteering is knowing that there is yet another that needs my love
and care.Actually there are MANY that need my love and the reward is getting
the chance to give and receive that love.
We who choose to
You are going to have SO many babies waiting for you at the bridge and it
will be such a joyous reunionI so admire you for your work...
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 10:03 PM, Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote:
Viky YES you will be sent another to love that needs you.The
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