[Felvtalk] New to the FELV+ kitty group

2010-04-13 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: We are new to the group. My (approximately) 13 year old male kitty has been diagnosed with FELV via a SNAP test.  I found him as a stray when he was about age 1-2 and I did have him tested then. The test came back negative and I proceeded to vaccinate him for FELV with yearly boosters as

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 23, Issue 11

2010-05-12 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: I just wanted to say I am so very for the recent losses of your kitties.  We will say purrayers for all of them and light a candle. Thank you all for all the wonderful information I've received on this board. I found a great vet who does some alternative therapies such as chinese herbs

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 23, Issue 11

2010-05-12 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: I had another 2 questions for list members: Does anyone use Slippery Elm bark capsules/powder/tincture for their kitties (Spanky has horrible constipation) and if so - what dosage? Does anyone use transfactor plus at all for their kitties to stimulate the immune system? If so, where do you

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 23, Issue 10

2010-05-12 Thread Stacy Zacher
Sorry, correction.I meant Transfer Factor to stimulate the immune system. Thanks Stacy and Spanky ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 24, Issue 5

2010-06-04 Thread Stacy Zacher
I am sorry to repeat myselfcould someone please send me the link for the transfactor plus site - or where you order it from? Thanks again Stacy and Spanky ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] interferon storage/dilution

2010-06-15 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: My vet looked into getting interferon omega from Europe for Spanky. It turns out that it would be about $1000-$2000 and would take 6-8 weeks AND that doesn't even mean it would be shipped so that we can be sure it remains stable (it cannot be warm at all).  Thus, we are going to go with

[Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-06-27 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: I received a bottle of interferon from my vet. He told me it was a 90 day supply but it says discard after 30 days on the bottle. I know many posts have said that you draw it up into syringes and then freeze and I know it doesn't last long.  I'm guessing I need to do that but my vet told

[Felvtalk] interferon

2010-06-28 Thread Stacy Zacher
as oral syringes will not accept a needle, so they are not dual purpose. Gary -- From: Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:13 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon Hi: I received

[Felvtalk] Subject: Maggie

2010-07-08 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi Tanya: I am so sorry about your Maggie.  My FELV+ kitty was diagnosed with Early HCM years ago but it never really progressed much beyond a certain thickness on one side. He also was diagnosed with a perfect valentine shaped heart - misshapen.  I used to give

[Felvtalk] Beltza 2009-2010

2010-07-09 Thread Stacy Zacher
Dear Ana: We are so very sorry for your loss. Beltza was truly blessed to have found you as you were to have found her.  We will light a candle for her here in Wisconsin and say purrayers for her journey across the rainbow bridge. Our best to you, purrs and hugs, Stacy and Spanky Message: 4

[Felvtalk] coq10

2010-07-09 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi Natalie: Thanks for the info. I was thinking about adding it back. I just felt like I was constantly assaulting him with meds but if it is okay to put the coq10 and lysine and his immune support meds all in the canned food at once, then I should continue.  I just wasn't sure about mixing it

[Felvtalk] Cyst

2010-07-28 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi:   Thanks for the news on Acemannan Gary. That is really too bad about it being off the market now.    I have a question on Spanky. We have a vet appt on Saturday for his 2nd LTCI Imulan injection. Now his cyst in his whiskers seems to be getting larger. Yesterday he scratched it and kept

[Felvtalk] Subject: Murphy is improving!!

2010-08-16 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi Alice: That is just absolutely pawsome news! We are so happy Murphy is feeling better and has his energy back. Just when you think they worst, they surprise us don't they?! We will continue sending purrayers. Purrs, Stacy and Spanky Message: 1 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 20:14:52 -0700 (PDT)

[Felvtalk] Subject: Help- need advice on fleas

2010-10-12 Thread Stacy Zacher
Thanks to everyone for the ideas, I will run them past my vet today and confirm if he does have fleas or not.  He eats from only stainless steel or ceramic bowls but could have been bitten by something to cause the lump under his chin.  So far I've found natural flea products with neem oil,

[Felvtalk] No fleas

2010-10-13 Thread Stacy Zacher
(PDT) From: Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Subject:  Help- need advice on fleas Message-ID: 935259.94530...@web62407.mail.re1.yahoo.com Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Thanks to everyone for the ideas, I will run them past my vet

[Felvtalk] fleas

2010-10-14 Thread Stacy Zacher
Message-ID: 6af0b8e313544a64ae729fd4c49e6...@bonnietkude96r Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed; charset=iso-8859-1;     reply-type=original Stacy what part of the country do you live in? - Original Message - From: Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] how do you search the felv archives?

2010-11-01 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: I'm trying to figure out how to search the felvtalk archives but I just get a list and no search box. Is there some way to search all of them at once? http://felineleukemia.org/pipermail/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org/ Spanky's gum around his fang seems slightly inflamed. Someone on this

[Felvtalk] Subject: RE: how do you search the felv archives?

2010-11-02 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi Natalie: Thanks for your help. I used to give him CoQ10, I will have to start up again.  I will ask the vet about the Novaldent and then the periactin liquid as well. Long ago, I tried valium for one of my cats to try to get her to stop eating all her fur off her legs and stomach, and she

[Felvtalk] periactin/cyproheptadine

2010-11-02 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi My vet just prescribed Spanky with this for an appetite stimulant.  He said the recommended dosage is 1/2 tablet 1-3x a day. Others have said they gave 1/4 of a tablet every few days.  I'm just wondering about side effects (drowsiness) and what others have given as a dosage or their

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: periactin/cyproheptadine

2010-11-03 Thread Stacy Zacher
.   There is another, Mirtazapine, that I think usually is used every 3 days. Good luck! On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com wrote: Hi My vet just prescribed Spanky with this for an appetite stimulant.  He said the recommended dosage is 1/2 tablet 1-3x a day. Others have

[Felvtalk] Eosinophilic granuloma in Spanky's nasal passage

2010-11-05 Thread Stacy Zacher
 This week I noticed Spanky's nasal passage looked swollen and red. At  first I thought it was bleeding. It seemed that it just happened overnight!  I took Spanky to the vet on Wed morning  and she said it looks like he now has an the eosinophilic granuloma in  his nose and it is swollen and

Re: [Felvtalk] Eosinophilic granuloma in Spanky's nasal passage

2010-11-07 Thread Stacy Zacher
- From: Stacy Zacher Sent: 11/5/2010 3:59:05 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Eosinophilic granuloma in Spanky's nasal passage This week I noticed Spanky's nasal passage looked swollen and red. At  first I thought it was bleeding. It seemed that it just happened overnight

Re: [Felvtalk] Eosinophilic granuloma in Spanky's nasal passage

2010-11-07 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi Natalie: Thank you for the suggestion. My vet actually told me about the black salve (neoplasene from buck mountain I believe) but his cytology report came back sort of inconclusive and consistent with feline eosinophilic granuloma complex).  So I'm not sure if those remedies/treatments

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Eosinophilic granuloma in Spanky's nasal passage

2010-11-08 Thread Stacy Zacher
diabetes. My can Tabby got diabetes after getting one depo shot for an asthma attack. -Original Message- From: Stacy Zacher Sent: 11/7/2010 4:11:49 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Hi: I have been giving him unscented salmon oil daily to see if it helps.  I am trying to get him

Re: [Felvtalk] Eosinophilic granuloma in Spanky's nasal

2010-11-08 Thread Stacy Zacher
Thank you. I will check into the group.  Did you have success with the neoplasene?  Stacy Message: 4 Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 15:15:01 -0800 From: designercats designerc...@hotmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Eosinophilic granuloma in Spanky's nasal     passage

[Felvtalk] Spanky's vet visit yesterday

2010-11-10 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: Just an update on Spanky's suspected Eosinphilic Granuloma COmplex (EGC).  I took him to the dermatologist at our ER center yesterday. We were there for two hours and he had to be held in isolation.  He was very stressed out and my nerves were shot by the time we left.  Basically she said

[Felvtalk] Spanky's EGC

2010-11-12 Thread Stacy Zacher
Thanks so much for your purrayers Mike. Message: 2 Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:41:35 -0800 (PST) From: Mike Finch jpact...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Spanky's vet visit yesterday Message-ID: 693837.20567...@web65613.mail.ac4.yahoo.com Content-Type:

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Spanky's vet visit yesterday

2010-11-12 Thread Stacy Zacher
/anguish is magnified in me.  But we have to try to stay calm for them, and do the best we can.  And that is what you are doing. Hope Spanky feels better soon -- and you too! ~Bonnie - Original Message - From: Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent

Re: [Felvtalk] Felvtalk Digest, Vol 29, Issue 14

2010-11-14 Thread Stacy Zacher
Athanks so much Alice, Rosie and family.  Spanky is holding his own right now. We have another vet appt tomorrow for the vet to look at the growths after the treatments.  One looks like it is working, the nasal passage one is also smaller but the other 2 look about the same.  We miss

[Felvtalk] question on antibiotic

2010-11-20 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: Spanky has not been doing well this week. He's very low energy more than normal, weak and won't get out of bed unless I pick him up and make him get up and walk around. He's been eating fair with an appetite stimulant and using his litter box  - again when I get him up and take him near

Re: [Felvtalk] question on antibiotic

2010-11-21 Thread Stacy Zacher
, Nov 20, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.comwrote: Hi: Spanky has not been doing well this week. He's very low energy more than normal, weak and won't get out of bed unless I pick him up and make him get up and walk around. He's been eating fair with an appetite stimulant

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: question on antibiotic

2010-11-22 Thread Stacy Zacher
getting something into  the belly helps. Good luck - sending good vibes for Spanky. Gloria On Nov 21, 2010, at 11:03 AM, Stacy Zacher wrote: Hi Tracey: Thanks for your reply. I actually do trust my main vet, he is very  open minded and looks at all my research and does research as well

[Felvtalk] Spanky - fluid in chest

2010-11-23 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: I am crossposting this message also. I urgently need advice on my kitty, Spanky (FELV+, early Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).  I noticed over the weekend and week he started feeling worse and that his respiration rate  seemed to be higher than normal (he is usually about 18 breaths a minute

[Felvtalk] Spanky's chest cavity fluid - rutin?

2010-11-23 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: Regarding my previous post about Spanky's fluid in his chest cavity - I seem to recall someone was using rutin for fluid - Alice for her Murphy maybe? Please let me know if anyone has used it, dosage, where to buy it and if it would help at all and provide him some relief without a chest

Re: [Felvtalk] Spanky Fluid in chest

2010-11-23 Thread Stacy Zacher
There is a pill/med that will cause the body to absorb some of the fluid... It may help give a few days of good life. Tad Stacy Zacher wrote: Hi: I am crossposting this message also. I urgently need advice on my kitty, Spanky (FELV+, early Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). I noticed over the weekend

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Spanky Fluid in chest

2010-11-24 Thread Stacy Zacher
these over conventional medicine, but it would help to have an alternative doc to guide you.  Hope this helps. Jenny On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 10:33 PM, Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.comwrote: stacy_zac...@yahoo.com ___ Felvtalk mailing

[Felvtalk] update on Spanky - chest fluid

2010-11-24 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi everyone: I was able to get Spanky in to the internal med specialist/oncologist this morning. She reviewed his xrays and did an ultrasound and said Spanky has a  mediastinal 3cm mass in front of his heart.  This is what is causing the fluid. She said there isn't that much fluid actually it is

Re: [Felvtalk] Spanky - fluid in chest

2010-11-26 Thread Stacy Zacher
any Lasix?  It does help reduce the fluid.  My sweet Albert went into CHF and was dx with severe HCM. When he went into CHF the vet gave him days/wks to live.   He was lasix for 1 1/2 yrs before his little heart gave out.  It is something to try. Sharyl --- On Tue, 11/23/10, Stacy Zacher stacy_zac

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Spanky - fluid in chest - mediastinal tumor in chest

2010-11-27 Thread Stacy Zacher
and VooDoo On Nov 27, 2010, at 11:35 AM, Stacy Zacher wrote: Hi Sharyl: Thanks to  you and everyone on this list for your replies and purrayers. . I'm so sorry about your sweet Albert but glad you had the 1.5 years with him.  It's been quite a week for us - Spanky went to his vet

[Felvtalk] Spanky - blood test/ultrasound possible biopsy tomorrow

2010-11-29 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi everyone: The specialist we saw last week called today to discuss Spanky's case/next steps after our visit last week. I told her how improved he was taking the prednisolone (running up the steps a lot and trying to run outside as well). I told her I was interested in further

[Felvtalk] waiting for Spanky's biopsy results

2010-12-01 Thread Stacy Zacher
Thanks to everyone for all the purrayers and sending healing thoughts for Spanky. I'm still waiting for the vet to get his biopsy results back and call me. She said it could be today or tomorrow. We got there at 9:30am yesterday, they did a blood panel, quick ultrasound to see if the mass was

[Felvtalk] Spanky has large cell lymphoma

2010-12-02 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi everyone: (cross posting on the lists we belong to). Just a follow-up to the biopsy and post yesterday.  I want to thank everyone for all the help and support during this time.  It means more than you know.   The vet called last night and the pathologist's analysis confirmed what she

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Spanky has large cell lymphoma

2010-12-03 Thread Stacy Zacher
Thank you for your replies Belinda. We are on the lymphoma list - this is kind of what convinced me to take him to the oncologist today to see what she thought.  She basically said that given his status, chemo (various protocols) could buy him 2-3 more months on average and that 50% of cats

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Spanky has large cell lymphoma

2010-12-03 Thread Stacy Zacher
Thank you so much Bonnie. We will definitely try to keep positive! Stacy Message: 2 Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 12:28:57 -0800 From: Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Message-ID: 7054d177eace44d48271050dd0f23...@bonnietkude96r Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed;

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Spanky has large cell lymphoma

2010-12-03 Thread Stacy Zacher
Oh Dawn I am so sorry about your little Buddy Cat (I actually call Spanky little Buddy!) Your poor baby was too young to go through all of that  - I'll never understand the rhyme or reason for things like this to happen.    It sounds like your little Buddy was so lucky to have found you.  I am

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Spanky has large cell lymphoma

2010-12-03 Thread Stacy Zacher
are in our thoughts and prayers Sharyl --- On Thu, 12/2/10, Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Stacy Zacher stacy_zac...@yahoo.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Spanky has large cell lymphoma To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010, 11:31 AM Hi everyone

[Felvtalk] Subject: Re: Spanky has large cell lymphoma

2010-12-03 Thread Stacy Zacher
Thanks Melinda, I appreciate your feedback.  Yes, I feel like what have I got to lose at this point...(besides my $ which doesn't mean anything compared to him). I am very lucky to live near the ER vet clinic which has specialists and the oncologist just started last week replacing one who

[Felvtalk] Spanky - first IV chemo today

2010-12-06 Thread Stacy Zacher
Hi: PLease send some healing thoughts and purrayers for Spanky today - he has his first chemo - vincristine.  Paws crossed everything goes well. He's FELV+, age 13, mediastinal cranial mass - lymphoblastic large cell lymphoma dx'ed recently with the mass.  I am worried about all the odds, side