Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-09-02 Thread catatonya
Hi Lorrie,   This response is very late I know.  My vets won't come to my home to euthanize, but if you look in the phone book you can possibly find a 'mobile vet' who will.  I'm sorry you are going through this.  It is so hard. tonya --- On Tue, 8/11/09, Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote:

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-14 Thread POTT, BEVERLY
[mailto:felineres...@kvinet.com] Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:53 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision Yes, watching them struggle or gasp for breath is just unbearable. I've used Klonopin to ease the fear or struggle when a cat is dying. It really

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-14 Thread MaryChristine
oh, yes, i've had that happen, too! tell me when it's time for me to help you she meows, this a cat who maybe meowed a dozen times in her entire life--so i get her into the carrier, tears streaming down my face, lock myself out, have to break into the house to get the car keys, take her to

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-13 Thread POTT, BEVERLY
I have given cats ace promazine in situations like that, before I take them to the vet to be put to sleep. That way, they aren't stressed out from going there, and don't end up wasting away for days or weeks on end. I've often wished that a cat would pass away in his/ her sleep, so that I wouldn't

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-13 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I personally have never seen anemia as a painful death. But The ace sounds like a good option. Gloria On Aug 13, 2009, at 8:13 AM, POTT, BEVERLY wrote: I have given cats ace promazine in situations like that, before I take them to the vet to be put to sleep. That way, they aren't

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-13 Thread Lorrie
Yes, watching them struggle or gasp for breath is just unbearable. I've used Klonopin to ease the fear or struggle when a cat is dying. It really helps and it is used for cats because I checked with my vet. It's like Valium. Have any of you used this for dying cats? I have a prescription for

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-13 Thread MaryChristine
i don't know about klonopin, but i DO know that valium can have a paradoxical effect in cats, and make them very agitated, which is clearly NOT the intended effect. i've worried about that ever since i heard a number of folks, including vets, mention it. i would think, tho, that if you've got

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-13 Thread Susan Hoffman
...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 5:01 PM i don't know about klonopin, but i DO know that valium can have a paradoxical effect in cats, and make them very agitated, which is clearly NOT the intended effect. i've

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-13 Thread Reyna Castano
Susan,   Do you work at a sanctuary? --- On Thu, 8/13/09, Susan Hoffman susan_hoff...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Susan Hoffman susan_hoff...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 6:10 PM We just PTS one of our

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-13 Thread Susan Hoffman
to forget her former life that had left her in such bad straits by the time she found us. --- On Thu, 8/13/09, Reyna Castano rcpin...@yahoo.com wrote: From: Reyna Castano rcpin...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Thursday, August 13

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-12 Thread MaryChristine
sue, i think that we learn those hard, hard lessons that way specifically so that we do NOT make the same choice again. you did the best you could with the information you had at the moment--buzz' last lesson to you may well have been to teach you to listen to your heart from now on. i thank

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-12 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:26 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision sue, i think that we learn those hard, hard lessons that way specifically so that we do NOT make the same choice again. you did the best you could with the information you had at the moment--buzz' last

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Christy Buchin
Lorrie, I am so sorry for your heart ache. Is there any time for a blood transfusion? When I had asked my family vet about anemia, (my cat was down to a HCT of 9 at one point), he said they become very lethargic and just get tired and weak and eventually pass. I wish you the very best!! I

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Lorrie, I am so sorry. I have been in your situation one three occasions. The first time I did nothing. I let her stop eating, as force feeding in this situation seems only to bother them and prolong their suffering. She lived for approximately two weeks after she stopped eating. She

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread MaryChristine
it sounds as if your little one is doing what so many FeLVs do, just fading away. often they seem to be alert and aware of their surroundings, and in no distress, nor in any great hurry to leave--they just slowly sort of disappear it's usually a quiet, gentle passage, and whenever possible

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Cougar Clan
Both the Royal Princess Kitty Katt and Dixie Louise Doodle Katt, JP left this world on their own. If I ever have the opportunity to let one leave this way I will. I will not let one suffer but I will (try) not to impose my own pian on their bodies. Put yourself in the little one's place

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Sharyl
Lorrie, I'm so sorry she has reached this stage. Of the three positives I've lost this yr. one was from anemia. CJ was in distress that last day and I did take him to the vet to have him PTS. Each kitty is unique so don't know if my experience is relevant to your situation. I'm in the

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread Frank and Sue Koren
Lorrie, I am so sorry to hear about your little kitty. I was in the same position about a year ago. My darling FeLV+ kitty Buzz was anemic and slowly going down hill. He had stopped eating and I was carrying him to his litter box and upstairs to sleep next to me every night. One morning

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread CATHERINE DIDONNA
-county.com Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 5:46 PM Both the Royal Princess Kitty Katt and Dixie Louise Doodle Katt, JP left this world on their own.  If I ever have the opportunity to let one leave this way I will.  I