Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-10 Thread Margo
-Original Message- From: Jennifer Ballew <balle...@gmail.com>Sent: Oct 9, 2013 9:40 PM To: felvtalk <FELVTALK@FELINELEUKEMIA.ORG>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( They took her temp yesterday and no fever. She's not showing any outward signs of infectio

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2013-10-10 Thread Lee Evans
will feel better, and that's critical, whatever course you elect to follow. All the best, Margo -Original Message- From: Jennifer Ballew Sent: Oct 9, 2013 9:40 PM To: felvtalk Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(  They took her temp yesterday

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2013-10-10 Thread Katherine K.
critical, whatever course you elect to follow. All the best, Margo -Original Message- From: Jennifer Ballew Sent: Oct 9, 2013 9:40 PM To: felvtalk Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( They took her temp yesterday and no fever. She's not showing any

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2013-10-10 Thread Avaykn
course you elect to follow. All the best, Margo -Original Message- From: Jennifer Ballew Sent: Oct 9, 2013 9:40 PM To: felvtalk Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( They took her temp yesterday and no fever. She's not showing any outward

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2013-10-10 Thread trustinhim13
Jennifer, My Pookie was diagnosed when he was 2 years old, and the virus showed up after I had him neutered. I took him to a vet who told me his blood count was 4.5, that it was in his bone marrow, and he would not live out the week. Unable to stand, I brought him home and nourished him the

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2013-10-10 Thread trustinhim13
And always use a syringe with a lot of liquid to the food. They will fight you, but anything you can get down is a plus. I used baby food mixed with non-flavored Pedialyte. Put her in her own room, on a bed away from the others. Go in every two hours to feed her some fluids. On Wed, Oct 9,

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2013-10-10 Thread cerwin
At the Shelter where I volunteer, they find that rehydrating a cat by giving sub-q usually perks up their appetite. Chris C. From: Margo Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:00 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( Hi

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2013-10-10 Thread katskat1
by giving sub-q usually perks up their appetite. Chris C. *From:* Margo toomanykitti...@earthlink.net *Sent:* Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:00 AM *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( Hi Jennifer

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2013-10-10 Thread Jennifer Ballew
@felineleukemia.org *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( Hi Jennifer, Well, I think she will need some help. I am surprised that a Vet allowed a dehydrated cat to leave without doing something about it, so I'd call and ask why. It's good

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2013-10-10 Thread Katherine K.
, or move. At least she will feel better, and that's critical, whatever course you elect to follow. All the best, Margo -Original Message- From: Jennifer Ballew ** Sent: Oct 9, 2013 9:40 PM To: felvtalk ** Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( They took

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2013-10-10 Thread Margo
wow. -Original Message- From: Jennifer Ballew <balle...@gmail.com>Sent: Oct 10, 2013 4:17 PM To: felvtalk <FELVTALK@FELINELEUKEMIA.ORG>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( Put Sasha down today. I think it was time. :-( On Oct 10,

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2013-10-09 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Jennifer, Sorry to hear about your kitty. Has she had the virus since she was a kitten? Are you assist feeding her? I nursed my 10 year old out of a slump this summer (when I first found out he was pos) with sub-q fluids, assist feeding, low dose of prednisone and t-cyte injections. Just do

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2013-10-09 Thread Jennifer Ballew
Her Hgb was 8.3 if I remember correctly, not too bad, but not great. I believe they said her WBCs were low, but I didn't get the exact number. So I just tried finger feeding her some pate food and when I put it on her tongue she seized up (seizure?) and practically become unresponsive for about

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2013-10-09 Thread Lauren Carlisle
Jennifer I'm literally going through the SAME thing. My 2.5 yo male was recently diagnosed as being FeLV+ and I was devastated. He was also diagnosed with a light heart murmur. He's on Prednisone .5 twice a day, 0.5 ml (50mg/ml) Doxycycline 2x day, Lysine (not so much bc he hates it), and 0.5

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2013-10-09 Thread Lauren Carlisle
Jen is there a college near you? What state are you in? I work at an animal rescue and if I were you I would call them and explain your situation. They may be able to get you at least a discount at the vet because they often have great relationships with them. Also there's a website with a list

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2013-10-09 Thread Sharyl
You have already gotten some good advise.  Assist feeding is critical if she is going to have the strength to fight through this slump.  Otherwise she'll starve to death.  Here is the link to the Yahoo assist feeding group. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/   Dehydrated

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2013-10-09 Thread katskat1
Good info Margo. You definitely have to hydrate and keep hydrating quickly Jennifer and force feed if necessary. Keep Amoxcillan (sp) on hand at the very least but I suggest talk to your vet and buy/keep several different types on hand with his/her help on determining which to start and when.

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2013-10-09 Thread katskat1
Rehydrate. Soon. On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Jennifer Ballew wrote: Well she is still drinking water for now, albeit not very much. So I guess that's something. Jennifer On Oct 9, 2013 6:07 PM, katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'katsk...@gmail.com'); wrote: Good

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2013-10-09 Thread moonsister22
Regular cats can also have those symptoms. The B12 shot is good. Does she have a fever? Many doctors completely neglect the simple task of taking the cat's temperature. An antibiotic injection might be of benefit. My hard and fast rule is to think simple first. My FIV positive cat had a lump on

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2013-10-09 Thread Jennifer Ballew
They took her temp yesterday and no fever. She's not showing any outward signs of infection, so that's good I guess. I'm just wondering if she's going to be able to pull out of this. :-( Jennifer On Oct 9, 2013 8:27 PM, moonsister22 moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: Regular cats can also have