Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Lynda Wilson
Wow! I'm so very sorry the vet treated you and your kitty that way. I totally agree with your statement. He should have let you decide if you wanted to spend the money!! Are you thinking about taking her somewhere else next time she needs fluids, etc? I hope her fever does not return so she

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Beth
I'm so sorry you had this experience. My last 2 vets have treated my FeLV cats like any other. Treating the symptoms like they would any other cat, not writing everything off to FeLV. I guess I've been lucky. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org  

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Those are the kind of vets I love and respect. It's too bad they're not all like that. “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it,

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Oh no - I won't be going back to him. Too many other vets in the area. The humane society has several other vets that we use so I don't have to go back to him. He's not even the cheapest vet, although his clinic does give us a good discount. I've got some friends who are vet techs that

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Natalie
I responded to this last night, but forgot to erase all the mail attached and it was not deliverable - too large. The clot was more likely in the artery that branches to each hind leg, makes them unable to move them. I've had many cats with this condition, always happened at night, weekend, when

[Felvtalk] Virgil Please Add to the CLS :(

2012-05-03 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Last monday march 23,former Sids kid Virgil left this world. He had a home for a short time with one of our wonderful volunteers. He was a sweet character with a flat black face and always had something to say to usVirgy Wirgy you will be missed :( Sherry We who choose to surround

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread HIDEYO YAMAMOTO
One of my Felk kittens, Orphie has dry form of FIP and using the experimental drug PI - we are seeing some success treating dry from of FIP with this drug - pls let me know if I can do any to help. To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; felvtalk@felineleukemia.org From: molvey...@hotmail.com

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Heather
I hated to but was just about to reply suggesting that as a possibility as wellI am so sorry that you are dealing with FELV let alone having to consider FIP. We lost the kitty we consider our first real rescue (adopted out to a friend) to FIP, she was the happiest, healthiest seeming kitty

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
That's encouraging to hear. I'll get my PI tomorrow and will start her on it right away. I really hope it helps and buys her a little more time. If it doesn't at least I tried my best and that will help a little when it's time to let her go. It's still going to hurt though. She is the

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread Maureen Olvey
Thank you so much for your good thoughts. Several years ago I lost a feral that I fed to FIP. It was the wet form so it was easy to diagnose. It broke my heart then too and he didn't even live with me. But he got so weak that I was able to love on him and when they euthanized him I was

Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

2012-05-03 Thread dlgegg
Once again, I am so glad I have my vet. He tells me the different courses of treatment and then it is up to me to choose. Plus, he really cares about his patients. Maureen Olvey molvey...@hotmail.com wrote: Oh no - I won't be going back to him. Too many other vets in the area. The