Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 3

2013-08-10 Thread Marci Greer
Hi Everyone, My kitty Charles (felv positive) has not been feeling to well, 2 days now almost everytime he eats he throws some of it up he is laying around a lot too, it appears his lymph nodes(in this neck) are swollen as well. Its about 9:20 a.m. this morning, my vet has an opening at

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 3

2013-08-10 Thread Maryam Ulomi
Hi, I'm very sorry Charles is not feeling well. Make sure they do a complete blood work when you go this morning. Best of luck, Mally Sent from my iPhone. On Aug 10, 2013, at 9:26, Marci Greer frecklescras...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi Everyone, My kitty Charles (felv positive) has not

Re: [Felvtalk] Rehoming positive kittens

2013-08-10 Thread Lorrie
Hi Katherine, I have had no luck rehoming FelV kittens other than ONE wonderful couple who took a kitten knowing he might die. They spent over $1,000 trying to save his life, but he died at 1 1/2 years old. I have my own no kill, cageless sanctuary, and most of the FelV kittens there have died

Re: [Felvtalk] Desperate Rescuer

2013-08-10 Thread Lorrie
Lee, if I knew Karen's physical address I could have PetFlow or another Petfood company deliver several large bags of cat food to her. I wish I could do more, but I have 30 cats of my own and a very expensive no kill, cageless cat sanctuary building to keep up. PLease keep us updated about

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 6

2013-08-10 Thread Marci Greer
Hi everyone,We took Charles (felv+) to the vet this morning and they did an xray of his chest, their is a lot of fluid in his chest cavity, she said it could possibly be a tumor. She gave him a shot of cortisone and a shot of Lasix, sent us home with Lasix pills as well. I am hoping that

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 6

2013-08-10 Thread Maryam Ulomi
I'll be praying for Charles! Lets hope he is back healthy very soon! Sent from my iPhone. On Aug 10, 2013, at 14:40, Marci Greer frecklescras...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi everyone, We took Charles (felv+) to the vet this morning and they did an xray of his chest, their is a lot of fluid in

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 6

2013-08-10 Thread KG BarnCats
I am sorry to say wet FIP is another possible cause of fluid in the chest. There is no definitive test but there are suggestive bloodwork results, also if fluid can be tapped off, it can be examined. FIP fluid is typically yellowish and sticky. A Rivalta test can also be done on the fluid.

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 6

2013-08-10 Thread Margo
Hi Marcy, Sorry to hear Charles is having problems. In an FeLV positive boy, my first thought is lymphoma. While it isnt always FeLV related, the possiblity is there. I'd suggest joining the feline lymphoma list http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feline_lymphoma/ and getting familiar with

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 6

2013-08-10 Thread Margo
With fluid only in Charles' chest I'd think FIP less likely, but this should help with evaluating what kind of testing might be in order. http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=681Imagine I have been given an "FIP diagnosis" more times than I care to remember, and it was never found

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 25, Issue 6

2013-08-10 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Marcy, I didn't get your original email, but did see Margo's response. I seem to be having problems with only receiving some emails since recently joining this list. I don't have much experience with FeLV related illnesses yet, but I just wanted to ask if they ruled out something like