Introduction

2007-06-14 Thread Laura Mostello
Hi all - My name is Laura and I'm new to this list. I'm also new to FeLV, since I've just adopted an infected cat. I work at an animal shelter here in Georgia, and one of my favorite cats tested positive last week. We had planned to take him to an adoption fair but had to run the test first. Well,

Re: looking for advice re kitty prozac

2008-06-22 Thread Laura Mostello
Just curious, can other drugs be made into creams to be used in the ear? I have a 24 pound foster cat with a bad URI, and he had to spend a week at the vet (at a cost of over $300) because I absolutely could not give him oral meds. Can this be done with Clavamox or Baytril? Laura --- On Sun,

Re: help please

2008-06-25 Thread Laura Mostello
One of my fosters was HORRIBLE for several days after spaying. She was a nice cat who became very aggressive and basically just stayed in a corner. Eventually she returned to normal. --- On Tue, 6/24/08, Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: help please To:

Re: [Felvtalk] Kiwi

2008-08-24 Thread Laura Mostello
One of my fosters (FeLV negative) is an older cat who always had diarrhea problems, no matter what food I used. Finally I put him on Wellness and he hasn't had diarrhea since. Laura --- On Sun, 8/24/08, Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: From: Gloria Lane [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re:

Re: [Felvtalk] Two kitties - names unknown - please add to CLS (non FELV)

2008-08-30 Thread Laura Mostello
Lack of communication, and people not caring about their jobs. We had a similar situation this week at the shelter where I work. A resident was missing a dog, but she saw him on Petfinder so she knew he was at the shelter. She called us on Monday to let us know that she'd be coming to pick up

[Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive....tested negative last year

2009-04-10 Thread Laura Mostello
I got some bad news at the vet today. I brought Charlotte in for a visit because she wasn't herself and had been losing weight. She's been with me for about a year, and, like all my cats, was combo-tested before she was put in with my other cats. So FeLV was the last thing I was worried about.

Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive....tested negative last year

2009-04-10 Thread Laura Mostello
doesn't work out some times. Sue - Original Message - From: Laura Mostello hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 10, 2009 4:34 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positivetested negative last year I got some bad news at the vet

Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is positive...

2009-04-11 Thread Laura Mostello
Thanks so much, everyone. I feel much, much better knowing that some of you have been through this and everything has been OK. I just got home from work and saw that Charlotte had eaten all of her food, both canned and dry, and she was ready to eat again. So her appetite seems to be coming

[Felvtalk] Update on Charlotte

2009-04-19 Thread Laura Mostello
I brought Charlotte back to the vet yesterday. She still wasn't doing well, just nibbling at her food and appearing very lethargic. Since I wasn't especially happy with my vet's response to her, I tried another clinic that I'd heard good things about, just to get a second opinion. Dr. Ray took

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Charlotte

2009-04-19 Thread Laura Mostello
...@windstream.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Charlotte To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Cc: Laura Mostello hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com Date: Sunday, April 19, 2009, 11:06 AM Laura, hang in there as long as you can and if they have Care Credit in your area, try it instead of Visa. you don't have

[Felvtalk] Charlotte is going back to the vet tommorrow

2009-04-23 Thread Laura Mostello
Charlotte has an appointment to see Dr. Ray again tomorrow. Her IFA test did come back positive - so Dr. Ray is not optimistic about the long-term outcome, especially since she's so young. But we'll see. He mentioned trying Epogen - anyone have any success with that? Overall, though, she is

Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is going back to the vet tommorrow

2009-04-23 Thread Laura Mostello
All 15 of my cats came from there, including Charlotte! So if I'm going to bring anything home I've probably done it already...and we've had outbreaks of parvo and both feline and canine distemper at work with no problems back at home. I do take off my shoes before coming into the house and I

Re: [Felvtalk] Charlotte is going back to the vet tommorrow

2009-04-24 Thread Laura Mostello
Yes, she is anemic. I'm not sure what her HCT is. She's been on doxy for about a week now. We don't know if it's Hemobart/Mycoplasma since that's an additional test, but I'd rather be safe than sorry since I did lose one to Hemobart last year. --- On Thu, 4/23/09, Belinda Sauro

[Felvtalk] Cautiously optimistic about Charlotte, plus a little venting

2009-04-24 Thread Laura Mostello
Charlotte returned to the vet today as scheduled. Her PCV is up to 19% versus 9% a week ago. The CBC should be back tomorrow. Both the vet and the vet tech noticed how much better she looks. She'll be back for a recheck in a couple of weeks. And if I may vent a little: we adopted out 2 cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Cautiously optimistic about Charlotte, plus a little venting

2009-04-24 Thread Laura Mostello
I work at a county shelter. We really can't do any true screening, nor can we ask the hard questions. The adoption application needs to be revised big time. I can't tell you how many times someone's walked out with a cat or dog and we look at each other and say, That animal's coming right

[Felvtalk] Please add Charlotte to the CLS

2009-05-05 Thread Laura Mostello
Charlotte has just passed away. I came home from work, went into her room and she was lying on her side, crying and breathing heavily. I ran and let my dogs out, came back to her and held her for what turned out to be about 4 hours. She gradually slowed down, but was responding to my voice for

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Charlotte to the CLS

2009-05-06 Thread Laura Mostello
This is what's so strange. I'm not a religious or even a spiritual person, at all. But after I felt that overwhelming peacefulness - and this is where it really gets weird - the air in front of me changed. The only way I can describe it is to say it sort of smoothed over, or glassed over. And

[Felvtalk] question about excessive salivation

2009-05-09 Thread Laura Mostello
I was wondering if any of you might know why Charlotte was drooling copiously when she passed away on Tuesday. I know it doesn't matter now since she's gone, but I'm just curious. She hadn't been doing this before at all, but while I held her on my lap for those last 4 hours, she was

Re: [Felvtalk] Zuckerman has crossed

2009-05-13 Thread Laura Mostello
I am so sorry. It's been a week since Charlotte passed and she's the first thing I think about when I get up in the morning and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night. --- On Tue, 5/12/09, Amy Dalgliesh ajdalgli...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Amy Dalgliesh ajdalgli...@yahoo.com