Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - rest in peace

2014-06-02 Thread Katherine K.
Lance, I'm so, so sorry to hear about sweet, beautiful Ember. Sounds similar to what my last 2 positive kittens had. I waited too long with the last one and wished I hadn't. You gave Ember a wonderful life and I am sure she was grateful for that. May the good times you shared together bring you

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - rest in peace

2014-06-02 Thread dlgegg
Lance, I understand what you are going through. I blame myself and the vet for not picking up on the dehydratio and how serious it was. I have learned, and the next time any cat exhibits those same symptoms I will act on my own and start water with a bit of sea salt to reestablish their

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember-blood work concerns

2013-09-16 Thread Lance
Thanks, Shelley. I'll talk to the vet about diet changes. I'm looking up Weruva right now. Lance On Sep 15, 2013, at 11:33 AM, Shelley Theye ve...@bellsouth.net wrote: Hi Lance, I just wanted to mention that my cat Jack, who does not have FeLV but does have heart disease and FLUTD,

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember-blood work concerns

2013-09-15 Thread Shelley Theye
Hi Lance, I just wanted to mention that my cat Jack, who does not have FeLV but does have heart disease and FLUTD, had high triglycerides a few years ago. That was when I was feeding grain free food with a high fat content. The vet wanted to do an abdominal ultrasound to check pancreas,

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember-blood work concerns

2013-09-13 Thread dlgegg
dsHavven' done it for my cats for this reason, but added Forti flora for Csey and Homey who have reoccuring bouts of bladder infections. It does help both of them. Casey is 16 and Homey is 8 going on 9. Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: It's been a little while since I've posted about

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-06-02 Thread Lance
Glad to hear that Gribble is doing well. It's amazing how easy it is to take normal for granted until we deal with FeLV, cancer, or any other problem. Then, normal becomes a victory and a treasure. I celebrate whenever Ember eats well. The surgeon thinks that Ember has a diaphragmatic hernia,

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-06-02 Thread Margo
and whiskers, as well. All the best to Ember, and to you. Margo -Original Message- From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm Sent: Jun 2, 2013 10:42 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam Glad to hear that Gribble is doing well. It's amazing how easy it is to take normal

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-06-02 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Thanks for the update, Lance Still holding a good thought for you and your little Ember! Bonnie -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lance Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2013 7:43 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-05-29 Thread Margo
much effect on this disease. Hoping everything goes wonderfully, we're crossing fingers, toes, paws and whiskers, Margo and the Kids -Original Message- From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm Sent: May 28, 2013 6:26 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-05-28 Thread Margo
Dear Lance, I hope that you will find something treatable. My Mako also has a mass, and we keep going back and forth with how to proceed. My thoughts will be with you and Ember, hoping for a good result. Please let us know how it goes... Margo, Mako and

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-05-28 Thread Amanda K. Payne
Lance, I'm definitely keeping you and Ember in my thoughts! I hope her procedure tomorrow goes well and you get some good news. Best, -Amanda On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 9:05 AM, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: We're taking Ember to a veterinary surgeon in another town tomorrow. The main

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-05-28 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Lance, you and Ember are in my thoughts and prayers. May all go well! Hugs Bonnie -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lance Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 9:06 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Ember exam We're

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-05-28 Thread Maryam Ulomi
You are all in my thoughts and prayers Sent from my iPhone. On May 28, 2013, at 13:51, Bonnie Hogue ho...@sonic.net wrote: Lance, you and Ember are in my thoughts and prayers. May all go well! Hugs Bonnie -Original Message- From: Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-05-28 Thread Beth
Good luck Lance. You Ember are in my thoughts. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:05 PM Subject: [Felvtalk] Ember

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember exam

2013-05-28 Thread Lance
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate them. Margo, it's so hard to know what to do. In Ember's case, I feel like the surgeon will probably want to go ahead with surgery, unless it's obvious that something (other than the lung mass) is very wrong. I've seen

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-14 Thread kellymachado
-pet Original Message - From: Margo lt;toomanykitti...@earthlink.netgt; To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sun, 12 May 2013 20:30:18 - (UTC) Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember I've seen it listed at Chewy.com; http://www.chewy.com/cat/wet-food-389/tiki-cat and at Wags; http://www.wag.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-14 Thread I-Chun C. C. Chang
...@earthlink.netgt; To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sun, 12 May 2013 20:30:18 - (UTC) Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember I've seen it listed at Chewy.com; http://www.chewy.com/cat/wet-food-389/tiki-cat and at Wags; http://www.wag.com/cat/p/tiki-cat-king-kamehameha-luau-variety-pack-146352 Pet

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-12 Thread dlgegg
Where do you get Tiki Cat? I have never seen it at Petsmart. Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: I may have discovered something that Ember likes even more than FF. Tiki Cat has two chicken formulas, and she adores both of those. I'm feeding her a 2.8 oz can a day, along with as much of

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-12 Thread Margo
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Where do you get Tiki Cat? I have never seen it at Petsmart. , Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: I may have discovered something that Ember likes even more than FF. Tiki Cat has two chicken formulas, and she adores both of those

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-12 Thread Lance
-variety-pack-146352 Too much fish for my FLUTD guys. ^..^ -Original Message- From: dlg...@windstream.net Sent: May 12, 2013 3:22 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Where do you get Tiki Cat? I have never seen it at Petsmart. , Lance lini

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-12 Thread cerwin
Smaller pet stores, not chain stores, tend to have it too. Chris C. From: Lance Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 3:44 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember http://wholepetsholistic.com/store/ I order from those folks. On May 12, 2013, at 3:30 PM, Margo toomanykitti

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-09 Thread Heather
Sending good thoughts to Ember and to you. My Shiiva (not felv+) is just turning 18 and I know we are at the end of her 2+ year battle with tracheal cancer--however, the past 2+ years have been a pure miracle since we initially nearly lost her to the cancer in November of 2013, and there is very

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-09 Thread Lance
Thank you, Heather. We need all the thoughts, prayers, good vibes, etc. that we can get. We're looking at possible metastasized cancer. Still monitoring a likely mass in her lungs, and her extreme anisocoria may be caused by a small tumor. That's an unknown right now. I'm glad that you've

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-09 Thread Beth
Glad to hear the update on Ember, Lance!   Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:16 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Thank you, Heather. We need all

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-09 Thread Maryam Ulomi
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:16 PM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Thank you, Heather. We need all the thoughts, prayers, good vibes, etc. that we can get. We're looking at possible metastasized cancer. Still monitoring a likely mass in her lungs, and her extreme

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-05-08 Thread Lance
I may have discovered something that Ember likes even more than FF. Tiki Cat has two chicken formulas, and she adores both of those. I'm feeding her a 2.8 oz can a day, along with as much of a can of a different brand of food as she'll eat. On Apr 23, 2013, at 11:07 AM, Christiane Biagi

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-23 Thread Lance
:35:42 -0500 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Thank you, Beth, Sharyl, and Bonnie for thinking about my girl. She has a vet visit tomorrow. We’ll see how the lung mass has changed, and we’ll get a new cbc. Ember isn’t eating as well as I would like, but she

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-23 Thread Lee Evans
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Thank you for thinking of Ember, Cheri and El.  She seems to be doing okay today. I got her to eat last night by feeding Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast. In another post, Christiane had suggested this as being like chocolate cake to cats, and Ember agrees

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-23 Thread Bonnie Hogue
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Thank you for thinking of Ember, Cheri and El. She seems to be doing okay today. I got her to eat last night by feeding Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast. In another post, Christiane had suggested this as being like chocolate cake

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-23 Thread Christiane Biagi
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Thank you for thinking of Ember, Cheri and El. She seems to be doing okay today. I got her to eat last night by feeding Fancy Feast Classic Chicken Feast. In another post, Christiane had suggested this as being like chocolate cake to cats, and Ember agrees

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-22 Thread Beth
Thinking of you Ember, Lance. Beth Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 8:59 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] Ember Please pray

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-22 Thread Sharyl
You both are in my thoughts and prayers Sharyl From: Lance lini...@fastmail.fm To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 8:59 AM Subject: [Felvtalk] Ember Please pray for or send good vibes to my sweet FeLV+

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-22 Thread Bonnie Hogue
You've got it, Lance! You and Ember are in loving/healing thoughts and prayers. Bonnie -Original Message- From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lance Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 5:59 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Ember Please

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-22 Thread Lance
Thank you, Beth, Sharyl, and Bonnie for thinking about my girl. She has a vet visit tomorrow. We’ll see how the lung mass has changed, and we’ll get a new cbc. Ember isn’t eating as well as I would like, but she sure loves her treats (Prescription Diet t/d – it could be worse). I've also caught

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-22 Thread designercats cats
Lance, you and Ember are in my thoughts and prayers. El From: lini...@fastmail.fm Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:35:42 -0500 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember Thank you, Beth, Sharyl, and Bonnie for thinking about my girl. She has a vet visit tomorrow. We’ll see

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember

2013-04-22 Thread Cheri Le
: [Felvtalk] Ember Thank you, Beth, Sharyl, and Bonnie for thinking about my girl. She has a vet visit tomorrow. We’ll see how the lung mass has changed, and we’ll get a new cbc. Ember isn’t eating as well as I would like, but she sure loves her treats (Prescription Diet t/d – it could

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-31 Thread Lance
We tested Ember again, and her wbc had gone back up to ~3.85, which is normal. Unfortunately, two other symptoms have manifested. Ember's left pupil, which has been abnormally large due to anisocoria likely caused by FeLV, is now fully open. We don't know why this is, but the vet thinks this

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-31 Thread designercats cats
: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc We tested Ember again, and her wbc had gone back up to ~3.85, which is normal. Unfortunately, two other symptoms have manifested. Ember's left pupil, which has been abnormally large due to anisocoria likely caused by FeLV, is now fully open. We don't know why

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-31 Thread Lance
Hi El, Thanks so much for your input. I really need to read up on lymphoma. I know that it happens not infrequently in FeLV+ cats. I will see if there's another way to get a biopsy. To get something from the mass in her lungs, they would have to open Ember up, and I'm very concerned about the

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread Lance
Thanks for relating your experience, Sally. That link might come in handy, too. I wish we had more to go on than anecdotes, though. It seems like there haven't been that many studies done to confirm what treatments work best. I'm considering: ImmunoRegulin Virbagen Omega LTCI Neupogen I don't

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread KG BarnCats
consider adding Agaricus blazeii for white cell stimulation, obtaining from atlasworldusa.com . It worked great for my felv- boy when he was going thru chemo for multi site lymphoma, the vets were astonished how great his bloodwork was. Normally the white count would drop dramatically but his

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread designercats cats
specifically to raise the wbc. I'll order this tomorrow and hopefully will get it quickly. How much did you give you cat undergoing chemo?Thank you so much again!El Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:13:36 -0500 From: kgbarnc...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread KG BarnCats
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc consider adding Agaricus blazeii for white cell stimulation, obtaining from atlasworldusa.com . It worked great for my felv- boy when he was going thru chemo for multi site lymphoma, the vets were astonished how great his

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread Maryam Ulomi
will get it quickly. How much did you give you cat undergoing chemo? Thank you so much again! El Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:13:36 -0500 From: kgbarnc...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc consider adding Agaricus blazeii for white cell

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread designercats cats
That's great news about Danny! I hope he continues to do well. It gives me hope. Thanks! El Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:50:18 -0500 From: kgbarnc...@gmail.com To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc I gave 1/2 agaricus blazeii human capsule twice a day, so he got

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-03 Thread Lance
Thanks for the info, KG. Agaricus blazeii looks very interesting. I might call the homeopathic vet we use to get her recommendation for using it. Ember has been given Transfer Factor on and off since she tested positive, and her most recent time on it has been for about two years now. It might

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread Lance
Hi Sally, Thank you for thinking of Ember and I. I'm so sorry to read that all your FeLV+ cats have gone. I remind myself that the time I've had with Ember has been wonderful, and that she may have more time. I want to have hope, but I'm feeling really down right now. I appreciate your

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread Christiane Biagi
, March 02, 2013 10:14 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc Hi Sally, Thank you for thinking of Ember and I. I'm so sorry to read that all your FeLV+ cats have gone. I remind myself that the time I've had with Ember has been wonderful, and that she may have

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread Lance
: Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc Hi Sally, Thank you for thinking of Ember and I. I'm so sorry to read that all your FeLV+ cats have gone. I remind myself that the time I've had with Ember has been wonderful, and that she may have more time. I want to have hope, but I'm feeling really

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread Sally Davis
That being said I have 7 cats that were all exposed that are still with me. And one that passed lat summer unrelated to FeLV she was 10. A long time ago before we knew much about Felv I had a can named Black Jack. He lived to be 11. He was always somewhat sickly. In the end he had a wound

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread dlgegg
Had you euthanized him when you first found out, he and you would hve missed all that love and happy memories Sally Davis putty...@gmail.com wrote: That being said I have 7 cats that were all exposed that are still with me. And one that passed lat summer unrelated to FeLV she was 10.

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread Lorrie
Hi Lance How fortunate you are that Ember has lived so long with FelV. You must be taking excellent care of her. Most of my FelV cats have died at less than a year old, but two of them are now five years old. Most of my FelV cats died of anemia with low red blood counts not low white count.

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread Lance
Hi Lorrie, I'm very grateful for the time I've had with Ember. Given the initial information I found, I expected her to be gone within months of the positive test. There have been a few minor illnesses that have concerned me, but they have passed. I'm hopeful that Ember's very low wbc will

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-02 Thread Sally Davis
Lance, Two of my cats got this. Junior went from being anemic to borderline low and his fevers which had been as high as 106.5 went away. Now As I am reading more I wish I had kept him on it. Tiny wasa asymptomatic but he was positive. He actually passed 4 mos after testing positive. The felv

Re: [Felvtalk] Ember - low wbc

2013-03-01 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Lance, I have thought of you recently. I remember you kindness when I was dealing with this awful disease. All infected cats are at the Rainbow's Bridge. I will keep Ember in my prayers. Sally On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 10:08 PM, Lance lini...@fastmail.fm wrote: Hi everyone, A few of you may