Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Sara Kasteleyn
Hi Julie.I hope you're feeling a little more upbeat this morning after the good advice from the list yesterday. We can certainly relate to your anxiety. We adopted a brother and sister at 12 weeks, and after overcoming some socialization issues, we took them to be spayed/neutered at 6

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Heather
Hi, I think you are referring to Toxoplasmosis, I too wondered if perhaps Julie was misinformed and that was what she was referring to as I know of no reasons that any human being around an FELV+ cat is a problem. For anecdoctal value, I am somewhat immune compromised and have cared for a Toxo+

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Heather
Oops, correction, people are often misinformed by their human doctors. My vet said she can't believe some of the things people tell her that their have doctors told them. On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Heather furrygi...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I think you are referring to Toxoplasmosis, I

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Julie Dalesio Gladnick
Thank you so much, Sarah and Heather- Everyone's posts have really helped me, though I am still so worried about both Max and Maggie. It seems like I'm hypervigilant to everything he does. He sneezed twice in 24 hours and I'm freaked out. It's amazing how attached we can get to these furry

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Tad Burnett
Next time a doc warns you of some possibility of an off the wall disease that you could get ask him if the risk is greater or less than the risk of you getting hurt in an automobile accident while driving to his office He probably won't give you an answer but watch the expression on his

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Gloria Lane
Good one! Sent from my iPhone On Jun 1, 2010, at 9:42 AM, Tad Burnett tadburn...@vermontel.net wrote: Next time a doc warns you of some possibility of an off the wall disease that you could get ask him if the risk is greater or less than the risk of you getting hurt in an automobile

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-06-01 Thread Julie Dalesio Gladnick
Hi everyone. Max has had really soft stool for the past 24 hours and Maggie had a little bit of diarrhea with blood on it this morning (she's the one who tested negative). They can't give Maggie the vaccination today bc of the diarhea but will test max with the ifa. I'm creaking out. I'm

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Kathi Clark
Julie, I, too, freaked out when I found out my new kitty was positive. She lives in a my household with 4 other cats and as far as I know, none of the others have been infected. I do get each one of them (except for the + one) FeLV boosted every year. She's now 4 years old and is a fun,

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Julie Dalesio Gladnick
Thank you so much, Kathi- I'm needing as much support as I can get. I love these two more than anything and can't stand thinking about them in pain. Yes, they have been playing and grooming each other for 7 weeks; I'm hoping that the test was faulty, because if not, it sounds like Maggie will

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Chris
You are definitely in the right place! You'll get lots of good ideas here... As someone owned by 3 FELV - 1 FELV+ cat, I can understand how frightening this all is. My Tucson is 8 + years old I've had her since she's a kitten. I never seperated them no one has turned pos in all these

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Chris
. Basically, FELV is not an automatic death sentence. I've had 2 who proved that. But again, any infection can take kittens... -Original Message- From: Julie Dalesio Gladnick juliegladn...@gmail.com Sent: May 31, 2010 11:10 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] needing

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Julie Dalesio Gladnick
Hi Chris, Again, thank you for your support and experience. I had cats all my life growing up, and this is my first experience with FELV, so I am certainly still learning. I certainly am waiting (and praying) for the IFA tomorrow. He's a tough little guy and I have to keep believing in him. Do

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Julie You have come to the right place... We all have a similar story to tell... Your story is exactly like mine.. Two black and white tux kittens.. Boy was pos and girl was neg... I didn't have room to separate them and the vet advised that she surely she had been exposed and she might be

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Julie Dalesio Gladnick
Hi Tad- Thank you so much for your supportive words. I am so sorry to hear about your girl kitty, but it certainly does bring some perspective and reality. I think I will take your advice and let them be together at least until the second test; they are so much happier. I guess my hesitancy is

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] needing support Hi Tad- Thank you so much for your supportive words. I am so sorry to hear about your girl kitty, but it certainly does bring some perspective and reality. I think I will take your advice and let them be together at least until the second test

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Tad Burnett
There is a disease that pregnant women can get from the litter box cleaning... It is very rare and I think you have to stick your fingers in your mouth after handling litter in order to get it... I don't think it has anything to do with FeLV It can cause brain damage to the fetus if you

Re: [Felvtalk] needing support

2010-05-31 Thread Julie Dalesio Gladnick
@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] needing support Hi Tad- Thank you so much for your supportive words. I am so sorry to hear about your girl kitty, but it certainly does bring some perspective and reality. I think I will take your advice and let them be together at least until