Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

2009-07-15 Thread dlgegg
glad you stopped going to that vet.  it is not for him to decide if the 
burden of caring for them is too much for anyone.  that is up to you.  now to 
your little boy.  Love him a lot, keep on doing what yo are doing and if the 
others are all vacinnated, let him join the group.  i have 2 felv pos kitties.  
we know Annie is 4 years old and Nit Noy is around 1 year.  she showed up at 
the house one night.  something had bitten off most of her tail.  probably a 
coyote trying to catch her altho an old timer wise to the ways of the woods, 
etc.  said could have been wild mink or weasel since she is so small 5lbs, 5 
ounces then.  when she got to 6 lbs and went out of heat, got her spayed and 
started shots for rabies, distemper, etc.  she and Bob have a love/hate 
relationship, always fussing at each other, but no serious biting.  everyone si 
healthy outside of 2 with candida in their ears, but we started treating that  
and it has improved.  the key is to head to the vet at the first sign of 
something not normal behavior, you can nip it in the bud before it becomes a 
full blown problem.  dorlis
 Sherry DeHaan sherryd...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 Sarai,I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Bella.Felv is such a 
 heartbreaking disease.I volunteer at a sanctuary for fiv+ and felv+ cats and 
 I have seen many last for several years with felv.Good thought to you and 
 Bellas brother to get through this sad time.Hugs to you.
 Sherry
 
 
 We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
 than our own,
 Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
 Unable to accept its awful gaps.
 We still would have it no other way
 
 --- On Tue, 7/14/09, Orth, Sarai orth...@dshs.wa.gov wrote:
 
 
 From: Orth, Sarai orth...@dshs.wa.gov
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 2:41 PM
 
 
 I subscribed to this mailing just a few weeks ago when I found out that
 my 2 kittens were FeLV positive. I committed to caring for them though
 the first vet (who since I have since stopped going to) told me to have
 them put down and spare myself the agony and financial burden. 
 
 
 
 My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes infection
 with a fever of 105 for over two weeks. She stopped eating her hard food
 and I so I was spoon feeding her baby food to try to get her to gain
 weight. She was also on antibiotics- She had good days and bad days, it
 was quite the roller coaster for those weeks.  She seemed to be doing
 better this past week- interacting more, eating lots, etc.  Then all of
 a sudden, in the middle of the night on Wednesday, her neurological
 system went haywire. She began biting herself uncontrollably, running
 into walls, stumbling around and she lost most of her vision. Within 6
 hours of the symptoms beginning, we were forced to love enough to let
 her go. Our new vet was wonderful and helped us through the whole
 process with kindness. He thinks that the leukemia went systemic and
 settled in her brain. It feels like it happened so fast. While we are
 still grieving our loss, we are also very worried about our other
 kitten. While he is FeLV positive, he has not had any clinical issues.
 He seems perfectly normal, loving and active. 
 
 
 
 I am wondering if there are others out there with a not sick FELV
 kitty and if so, what kind of measures are you taking to help increase
 their chance of making it through this? Our vet said that if he makes it
 to 6 months old, we may be able to re-test to see if he has suppressed
 the virus. He is just over 4 months old now and has lost his sister,
 which has been very stressful on him. He is an indoors only kitty. We
 also have him taking Lysine (to keep herpes symptoms at bay) and
 Pet-tinic (vitamins). 
 
 
 
 ~Sarai 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

2009-07-14 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Oh, Sarai, I am so sorry.  What a terrible experience for all of you. I'm
glad you stuck with her all the way and were able to do the kind thing when
it was time.  Gentle Bridge vibes to little Bella. I like to think that when
they go so young they get another chance, and I hope she finds you again.
Hugs to you and the other kitty, and I hope he stays asymptomatic.   

Diane R.

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Subject: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

I subscribed to this mailing just a few weeks ago when I found out that my 2
kittens were FeLV positive. I committed to caring for them though the first
vet (who since I have since stopped going to) told me to have them put down
and spare myself the agony and financial burden. 

 

My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes infection with a
fever of 105 for over two weeks. She stopped eating her hard food and I so I
was spoon feeding her baby food to try to get her to gain weight. She was
also on antibiotics- She had good days and bad days, it was quite the roller
coaster for those weeks.  She seemed to be doing better this past week-
interacting more, eating lots, etc.  Then all of a sudden, in the middle of
the night on Wednesday, her neurological system went haywire. She began
biting herself uncontrollably, running into walls, stumbling around and she
lost most of her vision. Within 6 hours of the symptoms beginning, we were
forced to love enough to let her go. Our new vet was wonderful and helped us
through the whole process with kindness. He thinks that the leukemia went
systemic and settled in her brain. It feels like it happened so fast. While
we are still grieving our loss, we are also very worried about our other
kitten. While he is FeLV positive, he has not had any clinical issues.
He seems perfectly normal, loving and active. 

 

I am wondering if there are others out there with a not sick FELV kitty
and if so, what kind of measures are you taking to help increase their
chance of making it through this? Our vet said that if he makes it to 6
months old, we may be able to re-test to see if he has suppressed the virus.
He is just over 4 months old now and has lost his sister, which has been
very stressful on him. He is an indoors only kitty. We also have him taking
Lysine (to keep herpes symptoms at bay) and Pet-tinic (vitamins). 

 

~Sarai 

 

 

 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

2009-07-14 Thread LauraM
I have two that have tested positive but are asymptomatic. They are both around 
3-4 years old. Both big and fat. HoweverI have been through this before and 
know it could change at any time. I'm not doing anything special, just keeping 
them on a good diet and keeping a close eye on them.
So sorry about Bella, I just lost Charlotte a couple of months back and she 
went from healthy to dead in a month.



 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

2009-07-14 Thread Sandra Brunner
I'd be interested in getting this advice as well!
I have a 7month old FeLV positive kitten.  No symptoms or illness. And
if she doesn't find a loving home by August (not likely - given the
deluge of cats out there!), I'm going to integrate her with my non
FeLV cat (7 years old and healthy).
What can I do to keep them both as healthy and as safe as possible?
Also, the 7 year old has never had a FeLV vaccination before. The vet
recommends it... but I've heard there are also issues with the
vaccine... help?
Feel free to email me directly - gopila...@gmail.com with suggestions/advice!
Sandra


On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Orth, Saraiorth...@dshs.wa.gov wrote:
 I subscribed to this mailing just a few weeks ago when I found out that
 my 2 kittens were FeLV positive. I committed to caring for them though
 the first vet (who since I have since stopped going to) told me to have
 them put down and spare myself the agony and financial burden.



 My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes infection
 with a fever of 105 for over two weeks. She stopped eating her hard food
 and I so I was spoon feeding her baby food to try to get her to gain
 weight. She was also on antibiotics- She had good days and bad days, it
 was quite the roller coaster for those weeks.  She seemed to be doing
 better this past week- interacting more, eating lots, etc.  Then all of
 a sudden, in the middle of the night on Wednesday, her neurological
 system went haywire. She began biting herself uncontrollably, running
 into walls, stumbling around and she lost most of her vision. Within 6
 hours of the symptoms beginning, we were forced to love enough to let
 her go. Our new vet was wonderful and helped us through the whole
 process with kindness. He thinks that the leukemia went systemic and
 settled in her brain. It feels like it happened so fast. While we are
 still grieving our loss, we are also very worried about our other
 kitten. While he is FeLV positive, he has not had any clinical issues.
 He seems perfectly normal, loving and active.



 I am wondering if there are others out there with a not sick FELV
 kitty and if so, what kind of measures are you taking to help increase
 their chance of making it through this? Our vet said that if he makes it
 to 6 months old, we may be able to re-test to see if he has suppressed
 the virus. He is just over 4 months old now and has lost his sister,
 which has been very stressful on him. He is an indoors only kitty. We
 also have him taking Lysine (to keep herpes symptoms at bay) and
 Pet-tinic (vitamins).



 ~Sarai







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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

2009-07-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Sarai,I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Bella.Felv is such a heartbreaking 
disease.I volunteer at a sanctuary for fiv+ and felv+ cats and I have seen many 
last for several years with felv.Good thought to you and Bellas brother to get 
through this sad time.Hugs to you.
Sherry


We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way

--- On Tue, 7/14/09, Orth, Sarai orth...@dshs.wa.gov wrote:


From: Orth, Sarai orth...@dshs.wa.gov
Subject: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 2:41 PM


I subscribed to this mailing just a few weeks ago when I found out that
my 2 kittens were FeLV positive. I committed to caring for them though
the first vet (who since I have since stopped going to) told me to have
them put down and spare myself the agony and financial burden. 



My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes infection
with a fever of 105 for over two weeks. She stopped eating her hard food
and I so I was spoon feeding her baby food to try to get her to gain
weight. She was also on antibiotics- She had good days and bad days, it
was quite the roller coaster for those weeks.  She seemed to be doing
better this past week- interacting more, eating lots, etc.  Then all of
a sudden, in the middle of the night on Wednesday, her neurological
system went haywire. She began biting herself uncontrollably, running
into walls, stumbling around and she lost most of her vision. Within 6
hours of the symptoms beginning, we were forced to love enough to let
her go. Our new vet was wonderful and helped us through the whole
process with kindness. He thinks that the leukemia went systemic and
settled in her brain. It feels like it happened so fast. While we are
still grieving our loss, we are also very worried about our other
kitten. While he is FeLV positive, he has not had any clinical issues.
He seems perfectly normal, loving and active. 



I am wondering if there are others out there with a not sick FELV
kitty and if so, what kind of measures are you taking to help increase
their chance of making it through this? Our vet said that if he makes it
to 6 months old, we may be able to re-test to see if he has suppressed
the virus. He is just over 4 months old now and has lost his sister,
which has been very stressful on him. He is an indoors only kitty. We
also have him taking Lysine (to keep herpes symptoms at bay) and
Pet-tinic (vitamins). 



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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

2009-07-14 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Sandra I would go with the felv vaccine for your other cat.Better to give them 
that defense than risk getting the disease.
Sherry


We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps.
We still would have it no other way

--- On Tue, 7/14/09, Sandra Brunner gopila...@gmail.com wrote:


From: Sandra Brunner gopila...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 8:29 PM


I'd be interested in getting this advice as well!
I have a 7month old FeLV positive kitten.  No symptoms or illness. And
if she doesn't find a loving home by August (not likely - given the
deluge of cats out there!), I'm going to integrate her with my non
FeLV cat (7 years old and healthy).
What can I do to keep them both as healthy and as safe as possible?
Also, the 7 year old has never had a FeLV vaccination before. The vet
recommends it... but I've heard there are also issues with the
vaccine... help?
Feel free to email me directly - gopila...@gmail.com with suggestions/advice!
Sandra


On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Orth, Saraiorth...@dshs.wa.gov wrote:
 I subscribed to this mailing just a few weeks ago when I found out that
 my 2 kittens were FeLV positive. I committed to caring for them though
 the first vet (who since I have since stopped going to) told me to have
 them put down and spare myself the agony and financial burden.



 My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes infection
 with a fever of 105 for over two weeks. She stopped eating her hard food
 and I so I was spoon feeding her baby food to try to get her to gain
 weight. She was also on antibiotics- She had good days and bad days, it
 was quite the roller coaster for those weeks.  She seemed to be doing
 better this past week- interacting more, eating lots, etc.  Then all of
 a sudden, in the middle of the night on Wednesday, her neurological
 system went haywire. She began biting herself uncontrollably, running
 into walls, stumbling around and she lost most of her vision. Within 6
 hours of the symptoms beginning, we were forced to love enough to let
 her go. Our new vet was wonderful and helped us through the whole
 process with kindness. He thinks that the leukemia went systemic and
 settled in her brain. It feels like it happened so fast. While we are
 still grieving our loss, we are also very worried about our other
 kitten. While he is FeLV positive, he has not had any clinical issues.
 He seems perfectly normal, loving and active.



 I am wondering if there are others out there with a not sick FELV
 kitty and if so, what kind of measures are you taking to help increase
 their chance of making it through this? Our vet said that if he makes it
 to 6 months old, we may be able to re-test to see if he has suppressed
 the virus. He is just over 4 months old now and has lost his sister,
 which has been very stressful on him. He is an indoors only kitty. We
 also have him taking Lysine (to keep herpes symptoms at bay) and
 Pet-tinic (vitamins).



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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

2009-07-14 Thread Amy

Sarai,

I'm so sorry about Bella.  I only ever had one leuk pos kitty that seemed to 
have neurological symptoms.  She lost the use of her back legs and it was very 
difficult to watch.  Bella is so lucky to have found you.  I've had probably 15 
or so leuk positives (have four now) and every one has been so different.  Most 
of mine have led very happy, healthy lives until cancer or anemia has taken 
them from me.  I've had some live months and some that have lived several 
years.  Hang in there and best of luck to you.  I'm glad the other kitty has 
you.  No real advice how to care for them.  I give mine lots of love and treat 
them like any other cat.  I just give them a good diet, minimize stress, keep 
them indoors and take them for routine check-ups.  Good luck and welcome to the 
list.

Amy



  

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Re: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09

2009-07-14 Thread Sharyl

Sarai, I was saddened to read that Bella has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  I 
know how heart breaking it is to lose a little one. 

Like others that have responded, I feed mine the best food they will eat, love 
them, and keep stress to a minimum.  So far I have rescued 6 positive kitties.  
All were born with FeLV.  The first 2 rescues are now 2 yrs old and 
asymptomatic.  The next four were 4 week old when I rescued them last July.  I 
only have Mattie, who is blind, left.  No idea why Bright Eyes, Houdini and CJ 
succumbed and the others haven't.  

Give your little boy a hug from us.
Sharyl

--- On Tue, 7/14/09, Orth, Sarai orth...@dshs.wa.gov wrote:

 From: Orth, Sarai orth...@dshs.wa.gov
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Baby Bella 3/4/09-7/9/09
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 2:41 PM
 I subscribed to this mailing just a
 few weeks ago when I found out that
 my 2 kittens were FeLV positive. I committed to caring for
 them though
 the first vet (who since I have since stopped going to)
 told me to have
 them put down and spare myself the agony and financial
 burden. 
 
  
 
 My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes
 infection
 with a fever of 105 for over two weeks. She stopped eating
 her hard food
 and I so I was spoon feeding her baby food to try to get
 her to gain
 weight. She was also on antibiotics- She had good days and
 bad days, it
 was quite the roller coaster for those weeks.  She
 seemed to be doing
 better this past week- interacting more, eating lots,
 etc.  Then all of
 a sudden, in the middle of the night on Wednesday, her
 neurological
 system went haywire. She began biting herself
 uncontrollably, running
 into walls, stumbling around and she lost most of her
 vision. Within 6
 hours of the symptoms beginning, we were forced to love
 enough to let
 her go. Our new vet was wonderful and helped us through the
 whole
 process with kindness. He thinks that the leukemia went
 systemic and
 settled in her brain. It feels like it happened so fast.
 While we are
 still grieving our loss, we are also very worried about our
 other
 kitten. While he is FeLV positive, he has not had any
 clinical issues.
 He seems perfectly normal, loving and active. 
 
  
 
 I am wondering if there are others out there with a not
 sick FELV
 kitty and if so, what kind of measures are you taking to
 help increase
 their chance of making it through this? Our vet said that
 if he makes it
 to 6 months old, we may be able to re-test to see if he has
 suppressed
 the virus. He is just over 4 months old now and has lost
 his sister,
 which has been very stressful on him. He is an indoors only
 kitty. We
 also have him taking Lysine (to keep herpes symptoms at
 bay) and
 Pet-tinic (vitamins). 
 
  
 
 ~Sarai 
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
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