Re: Ember and the Scary Mistake

2008-01-28 Thread Marylyn
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:34 AM Subject: Re: Ember and the Scary Mistake Computer error??? It sounds as though the vet made a 'scary mistake' and rather than honesty and responsibility, she is playing defense, which is equally scary. I would stop the Metronidazole

Re: Ember and the Scary Mistake

2008-01-26 Thread Jane Lyons
Computer error??? It sounds as though the vet made a 'scary mistake' and rather than honesty and responsibility, she is playing defense, which is equally scary. I would stop the Metronidazole. It seems that Ember had a violent reaction to the overdose and needs time to process that

Re: Ember and loose stools

2008-01-26 Thread catatonya
Lance, I hope this message finds Ember feeling better. Sometimes cats just get diarrhea from something they ate and it takes a while to get their system back on track. t Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone, Last Saturday night, I came home to find a very large, very odorous,

Re: Ember and the Scary Mistake

2008-01-26 Thread Lance
I had a call in to the same vet late yesterday afternoon, and she got back to me earlier this morning. I wanted to clarify the doses, after doing some reading that alarmed me about Metronidazole. I don't want to give Ember more than she needs (or any, if it can be helped). I'm mostly okay

Re: Ember and the Scary Mistake

2008-01-26 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Lance I am so happy to hear Ember ( I love her name) is feeling a bit better. My Tristan who is not felv+ had a problem with loose stool and he gets a fiber capsule every night and it is normal now.Dr. Jen said it it IBS irritable bowel syndrome.Take care of your baby girl and I will keep

RE: Ember

2008-01-25 Thread Lance
a fit. I know it seems that might be nice to have a vet in the family, but keep in mind that it depends on the vet! Since we weren't paying customers sometimes, horribly, we got ignored. Sigh). caroline From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Ember Date: Fri

Re: Ember

2008-01-25 Thread Jane Lyons
Subject: Re: Ember Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 07:43:42 -0600 Hi Jane, Thanks for thinking of us. Tests seemed to indicate that it's an issue of bacterial overgrowth in the GI tract. Vet prescribed 10 days of metronidazole for Ember. Ironically, Ember had a formed bowel movement only a few

RE: Ember

2008-01-25 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
cat. I threw a fit. I know it seems that might be nice to have a vet in the family, but keep in mind that it depends on the vet! Since we weren't paying customers sometimes, horribly, we got ignored. Sigh). caroline From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re

Re: Ember

2008-01-25 Thread Lance
Hi Jane, Thanks for thinking of us. Tests seemed to indicate that it's an issue of bacterial overgrowth in the GI tract. Vet prescribed 10 days of metronidazole for Ember. Ironically, Ember had a formed bowel movement only a few hours after we got home. I also discovered that Ember likes to

RE: Ember and (now) weight gain

2007-11-19 Thread Chris
I feed mine Wellness wet--- have two who just put on the pounds if they so much look at food. But I also have 3 who must have some dry food and I did try the Wellness dry. None of them really liked it--and I tried twice. I feed wet primarily but give them a bit of dry in the late evening.

RE: Ember and (now) weight gain

2007-11-19 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
I LOOOVE the Wellness! All my cats are on it- personal cats and fosters. I have some foster kittens under 1 year old, so they are on Wellness canned kitten (at night) and the Wellness chicken dry that is for kittens and adults. They love love love it. I have one cat that is 1 year

Re: Ember and (now) weight gain

2007-11-19 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Lance Glad that Ember is gaining weight ...that is really good news. The Whole Dog Journal does a yearly evaluation of commercial pet food and they always rate Wellness very highly. I discovered Petguard (wet) which is the Whole Foods label. It is the first food that MeMe really loves and it

Update Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-10-09 Thread Lance Linimon
Thank you Jane, MC, Marylyn, Caroline, Tonya, Belinda and Wendy for your thoughts and advice. I wanted to wait for a week or so in order to report back what I hoped would be a uptick in Ember's weight. Unfortunately, she's still hanging around the general 9 1/12 pounds area. Probably

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-10-06 Thread catatonya
Yes, if you go this route ask for a full thyroid panel. There is a 'basic' test. I don't remember which one.. which can come out negative when your cat really does have a thyroid problem. t wendy [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey Lance, Checking the thyroid is a good idea because cats

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-10-06 Thread Belinda
FreeT4 is the test you want to do if there is any possibility of the T4 being incorrect. Fred's T4 was normal but his FreeT4 showed he was in the early stages of hyperthyroid, so we caught it early and he only needed a very low dose of iodine when he had the treatment and I got to bring him

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-30 Thread wendy
Hey Lance, Checking the thyroid is a good idea because cats with thyroid issues often can't gain weight no matter how much they eat. Let us know how the test goes. The test is called a T4, and some vets also take a free T4. I don't know what else to tell you about the weight loss. Did your

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-28 Thread Belinda
What were his creatinine, BUN, phosphorus, potassium and HCT, those are the big numbers concerning CRF? What lab were they sent to? -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... Be-Mi-Kitties http://bemikitties.com Post Adoptable FeLV/FIV/FIP Cats/Kittens http://adopt.bemikitties.com

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-28 Thread catatonya
I don't know. I was floored recently to get two totally different reads on Bob's cbc's when I took him to a new vet. You might try going for a second opinion. My 'old' vet said cbc looked fine. My 'new' vet said the values showed the beginnings of crf and wants to start fluids and

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-28 Thread MaryChristine
there are a couple of websites you can find with just normal searches that explain what all the test values should be, so you can help evaluate your vet's evaluation. i think i found them through a, feline blood test results search. (i'm still not back on my main computer, so can't find half my

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-27 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Lance, Nina suggested I try feeding dry 'kitten' food (any decent brand) because the caloric value is much higher. I did, and MeMe has been eating it and steadily gaining weight. If Ember likes Sheba, I would bump it up. If she needs to gain weight I'd offer her anything (again, decent

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-27 Thread MaryChristine
i think that many of us have found, no matter what WE might have thought, that sometimes the best diet for a cat--especially one with an underlying problem--is whatever the heck they'll eat we all know 20-year-old cats who've never seen anything but meowmix, after all. sigh. wondering if you

RE: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
normal- non-Felv cats- will live to be 30! -Caroline Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 19:32:59 -0400From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Re: Ember and weight lossi think that many of us have found, no matter what WE might have thought, that sometimes the best diet for a cat--especially one

Re: Ember and weight loss

2007-09-27 Thread Marylyn
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 6:22 PM Subject: Re: Ember and weight loss Hi Lance, Nina suggested I try feeding dry 'kitten' food (any decent brand) because the caloric value is much higher. I did, and MeMe has been eating it and steadily gaining weight. If Ember likes Sheba

To Lance: Re: Ember update

2007-04-23 Thread wendy
Hi Lance, It sounds like you had some mixed news at the vets, some good, some bad. I think it's fantastic that Ember is not anemic. I would much rather be dealing with WBC issues than RBC issues, since low WBC could be so many different things, some easily corrected. I don't know of any vets

Re: Ember update

2007-04-20 Thread Nina
Lance, All my prayers and good wishes that whatever is causing Ember's weight loss and lowered wbc is transitory and that she continues to be her perfect little self in every way. I really respect my Internist and her office did help me get my VO, but I don't think I'd call them experts on

Re: Ember update: wbc back to normal

2006-11-24 Thread ETrent
Lance, Thank you for keeping us posted about Ember. It sounds like you are giving her the very best of care. I'm so glad she is better. Love and hugs to you both. elizabeth In a message dated 11/24/06 15:16:02 Central Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I've been meaning to write

Re: Ember and IR

2006-10-24 Thread cindy reasoner
This is just from my own experience so far with Smokey. The first CBC he had done with the old vet showed low wbc and platelets. This is when they decided to test him again for feline leukemia. I started him on the immuno-regulin and had another CBC done about a month 1/2 ago and all of his

Re: Ember and IR

2006-10-24 Thread Lance
Hi Nina and Cindy, Thanks for the info and anecdotal experience. I know that my vet uses IR with dogs. I'm assuming he uses it for the skin problem that is its on label purpose. I'm not sure if he'd go for IR with Ember, but if we don't see better results in a month, I'm going to press him

Re: Ember and Wellness DMG

2006-06-19 Thread Nina
Lance, Fabulous news about Ember feeling her old self again! Hooray! You didn't even have to cook her a turkey! I've heard about DMG, in fact I gave it to my positives for a while. I don't have any experience with Wellness WellDefense. I remember there was a precaution about an

Re: Ember and Wellness DMG

2006-06-18 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Lance I am so glad that Ember is feeling better and is her normal self. Sherry P.S. THANK YOU!!Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ember is back to her normal self. I'm not sure what caused her digestive problems. Lots of prayers and love undoubtedly brought her back to health. I did not give

Re: Ember, intestinal issues and flagyl

2006-06-12 Thread Lernermichelle
When my Lucy, who is positive, starting having loose stool, I was really scared it was intestinal lymphoma, which positives are prone to. But she has IBD. Which can turn into lymphoma if not controlled (or maybe even if it is controlled, I don't know). The only thing that has helped her is

Re: Ember and diarrhea

2006-06-05 Thread etrent
Lance, I'm so sorry Ember is still having problems. I don't know enough to give suggestions, but I certainly do understand the dilima about work. I've sat up all night with some of my 'children' beforeand I know it's so hard to break away and go to work when you must. The normal behavior must bea

Re: Ember and diarrhea

2006-06-05 Thread Nina
Hi Lance, I'm sorry Ember is still having some problems. If she has a delicate digestive system, the best first course of action is to put her on one type of quality canned food, (see if you can find a single protein) and take her off the dry, (it's harder to digest). Stay away from grains

Re: Ember

2006-03-29 Thread cindy reasoner
I know what you mean about having to isolate one of your cats. I found out my Smokey was felv+ after he had been around a few of my other cats. He had been hanging around our house and the neighbor's across the street. I just knew 1 day I would come home and find where he had been hit by a car.

Re: Ember

2006-03-28 Thread wendy
Hi Lance, I am sorry to hear that your precious Ember has tested FeLV positive, but it is not a death sentence. We have kitties here who live a long time with FeLV. I don't know how long you have been a member here, but I am assuming it's fairly recent because of the testing. I have put

Re: Ember

2006-03-28 Thread wendy
Lance, Your Ember looks just like my Cricket and the new kitten I just adopted yesterday! She's precious!!! Here are pics of my Cricket: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/stefffi_c/album?.dir=/78ab.src=ph.tok=phta56DBby6d5vYY :) Wendy __ Do You

Re: Ember

2006-03-28 Thread Lance
Thanks to all of you for your comforting words. I really appreciate them. I'm also glad you liked Ember's pictures. Our family has had several black cats over the years, but Ember was our first fluffy, black kitty. About a year after I adopted Ember in Madison, my parents took in Sidney,

Re: Ember

2006-03-27 Thread Lance
Sherry, Thank you for sharing, though it's a sad story. I hope you are doing better today. Thank you, also, for your prayers and thoughts for Ember and I. Lance -- Pictures of Ember: http://homepage.mac.com/linimon

Re: Ember

2006-03-27 Thread BONNIE J KALMBACH
Lance, Ember is really beautiful She looks like she has a dark brown undercoat. Bonnie - Original Message - From: Lance [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Monday, March 27, 2006 4:55 pm Subject: Re: Ember To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sherry, Thank you for sharing, though it's a sad story

Re: Ember

2006-03-27 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Lance,Ember is a beautiful cat!! SherryBONNIE J KALMBACH [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Lance,Ember is really beautiful She looks like she has a dark brown undercoat.Bonnie- Original Message -From: Lance <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>Date: Monday, March 27, 2006 4:55 pmSubject: Re: EmberTo:

Re: Ember

2006-03-27 Thread Nina
Lance wrote: Three weeks ago, my mom took her 2 year old cat, Sadie, to the vet. Sadie had not been eating as well as usual, was getting noticeably thinner, and was listless. This had only been going on for a week or so. She obviously didn't feel good. Sadie tested positive for feline

Re: Ember

2006-03-26 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Lance my prayers and thoughts are with you and Ember (pretty name).Felv is such a sad thing to go through,at least for me and Maizee it was.But I have heard stories on here of cats with felv living long happy lives.I hope Ember can be one of the lucky ones. When I found out Maizee was felv+ I was