Hello everyone, With a heavy heart I have come to tell you that our beloved 1
1/2 year old FeLV/ lymphoma cat has died.
He died peacefull at home last night... He was put on steriods 3 months ago to
help him be able to eat because of the big lymphoma in his chest,, he did well
for 2 months..
We have our 2nd check up and blood draw to see how they are doing on the
Imulan. Rosie had a low platelet count 2 weeks ago-her baseline CBC right
before she got her first shot. We'll have to find out what it means. I still
have them on the Interferon twice a day. They have much more energy
Amanda, I am so sorry that Tora has left you. It sounds like you gave him
lots of peace and love during his final days. Gentle Bridge vibes to him and
to his father. I'm sure they're grateful for each other's company now. Hugs
Amanda, I was saddened to read that Tora has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. You
loved him, cared for him and in the end let him go. He had a peaceful passing
and that is the most we can hope for.
--- On Fri, 10/2/09, amanda white-dai...@lapis.plala.or.jp wrote:
I'm with you on that one Ignorance is bliss. I still feel
guilty over a cat I PTS years ago, just because I tested him and he
was FelV pos. This was what was recommended then, but I'd have never
known he was positive otherwise. I had 4 other cats at the time and
he'd been with them for
Lorrie, I had that very same experience a few years agoand I still feel
guilt to this very dayat least I know I am not alone. Never again!
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle Philo
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 07:03:39 -0400
I'm so sorry to hear about Tora.
I've have read your postings about him even though at the time I wasn't able to respond to due computer problems. Now I'm able too.
Yes, he was blessed to be in a loving home and died without you beingpresent.
My experience is cats will do this.
I am so sorry for your loss.
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I am so sorry for your loss-Tora knew he was loved so very much. Lymphoma is
one of my biggest fears. Tora was so young-I am glad he has his father to go
with him over the bridge. This is the worst disease-stealing our young
furbabies from us. Hugs Alice - Murphy and Rosie
Hi Michael of Second Chance Meows...
Just a note to let you know I agree with what you wrote. I have
seen people put their cats through all sorts of painful, invasive
proceedures, and use numerous powerful drugs which make the cats
sicker than they are already, when there is no hope for
On 10-02, Stray Cat Alliance wrote:
Here here! I wish we would no longer test at all. If a cat is
sick, they are sick. Treat that.
It just seems like cats always get the short end of every stick -
while I love dogs - they are much higher up the totem pole than
cats, who are way down at
i am SO grateful that i never had a cat i was about to adopt test
positive--all i know, until about 2002, was that you SHOULD get them
like the vast majority of folks, i would have followed the vet's
recommendation and euthed the kitty. i know of many in the shelter where i
I was directed to this site because of the Mission Statement being one of
progressive treatments. I don't understand the negativity towards people who
opt to treat their cats with newer treatments. If you don't want to treat,
that's fine-it's just really mean to knock the people who are
Alice, I understand that some of the recent posts could be construed as
negative in tone for treating our FeLV+ babies. We each have our own approach
and resources for dealing with the various stages of FeLV. I have limited
I do the best I can for my positives with OTC
Finally a voice of reason and kindness...Can I afford to treat this way? No-I
could have paid my 5 yr old car off in the last year's vet bills and I wouldn't
be behind in my mortgage. Maybe it's menopause or empty nest syndrome...But I
had a few yard sales, bought enough hay for my old horses
Thank you for asking people in the group to look into their hearts
to see if these treatments are for the cat or for themselves because
they want to keep the cat alive no matter what it has to endure.
This is an unkind and sanctimonious remark, Lorrie. I hope you are
We all have different ways of dealing with these problems, but we care.
Interferon, as I understand, isn't so much a 'drug' - it's a
naturally occurring protein substance in the body. Overdosing on it
is similar to OD'ing on a nutrient such as Vitamin A (or something
like that). In
Our vet just called-the blood tests results from this morning are back and they
are both improving! Rosie's platelets are in the normal range too! She said
there is a buzz in the office and they have been telling their other patients
about this product and how it appears promising. We will
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Alice Flowers
Sent: Friday, October 02, 2009 6:53 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Whoo Hooo!! CBCs are in-Rosie and Murphy
That is great news, Alice. It is wonderful that they are improving
and that their blood work reflects
the playfulness and energy they now have. Being proactive, rather
than resigned to their slow and
painful demise is real care in my estimation. I am following your
results with a lot of
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