Re: Day 3

2007-10-17 Thread catatonya
Great news!  If Whitey/Blanco (lol) was in such bad shape I wouldn't involve 
the owners either!
   
  tonya

[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Ok, guys, here's the update for the day. First of all, I am even more 
convinced now, and I stand by my decision to not contact his previous owners. 
I just can't imagine anything good coming out of it.  This boy is too special 
to have to go back to that mess, and I'm afraid if I did let him go or call 
them,they'd snatch him up and stick him in a cage or something, and I'm just 
not willing to risk that.  He would come to my house for days at a time anyway, 
and they never once looked for him, and they still haven't since he 
disappeared two days ago. Because I know for a fact he hasn't been home 
because he's been in my sunroom.  This is a unique situation in that I KNOW he 
didn't just get away from his owners and get in this shape.  I've seen him 
for the last two years in the neighborhood, and the last six months he's been 
coming to my house every morning and every night.  This was just blatant 
neglect.  My heart is too heavy to even think of letting him get back in
 that shape again.  I really do have such feelings for these guys.  Someone has 
to be a voice for them.  I used to feel bad about volunteering and putting so 
much energy into animals when there are so many horrible conditions and 
diseases afflicting our fellow human beings, but the last few days I've come to 
an important realization, and that is someone has to look out for our 
companions, too!  There are lots of people who work on human charities and 
advocate for research and development (and I don't think you'll ever see a huge 
difference in modern disease treatment/management until you see a fundamental 
shift in Washington and the drug companies and HMOs lose significant control 
over research and development, but I digress, that's another topic altogther.)  
But animals, who will be their voice?  Someone needs to fight for them, and my 
extreme sensitivity makes me suitable for that.  I swear, I can't even bear the 
thought of killing a mouse.  I have no-kill traps.  This
 may sound corny, but I even avoid squishing bugs if I can.  I'll generally 
scoop them up and take them outside.  I just believe in the inherent sanctity 
of life...all life, regardless of its form, is precious, and should be 
preserved.

As for King Blanco the Mighty Whitey (lol, I can't decide!  Jeff still says he 
is a she and her name is Whitey!) and his condition, he's continuing to do 
well.  

He pooped last night.  I was so excited. :)

His Baytril dose is half of a 22.7mg tablet daily for 14 days.  No diarrhea or 
other problems yet, but I'll keep an eye out for sure, and I'll look into the 
probiotics.  His eyes/pupils are fine, I'm keeping a close watch on him for the 
dilation concerns mentioned.  His balance seems to be getting a little better, 
but he still has a long way to go.  Jeff set up his tent in the sunroom last 
night, and put a heating pad in it.  He's quite cozy.  He's been on it all 
night and day.  I have the webcam set up where I can keep an eye on him from 
work.  I'm gonna include a link to it and post instructions at the bottom for 
anyone who's interested :)  We're expecting the lab results in tomorrow.  I'll 
be sure to let you all know as soon as I hear about them. Oh, and by the way, I 
misunderstood Jeff.  Dr. Dolen has not actually diagnosed Hyperthyroidism, he 
just said it was likely with the thyroid tumor. We should know about that by 
Friday.  We'll also know more about the heart
 murmur. The vet didn't do any vaccinations because he wanted to wait on the 
bloodwork (probably to check for heart disease, as someone here mentioned.)  
Anyway, here's the webcam and instructions if anyone wants to peek at Whitey. 
 Look in the tent on the right side of the screen, that white dot inside is 
my boy :)  Like I said, it really is a storage room right now, so please look 
over and excuse the mess :(  I'm gonna work on getting it cleaned up this 
weekend I hope.


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Re: Day 3

2007-10-16 Thread wendy
I pick up bugs and put them outside too.  Ants don't count though b/c they 
always bite me...lol.  Your webcam is cool  Didn't see Whitey though.  I 
will check later, in the daytime.

:)
Wendy
 
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- Original Message 
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:18:38 PM
Subject: Day 3

Ok, guys, here's the update for the day. First of all, I am even more convinced 
now, and I stand by my decision to not contact his previous owners. I just 
can't imagine anything good coming out of it.  This boy is too special to have 
to go back to that mess, and I'm afraid if I did let him go or call them,they'd 
snatch him up and stick him in a cage or something, and I'm just not willing to 
risk that.  He would come to my house for days at a time anyway, and they never 
once looked for him, and they still haven't since he disappeared two days 
ago. Because I know for a fact he hasn't been home because he's been in my 
sunroom.  This is a unique situation in that I KNOW he didn't just get away 
from his owners and get in this shape.  I've seen him for the last two years in 
the neighborhood, and the last six months he's been coming to my house every 
morning and every night.  This was just blatant neglect.  My heart is too heavy 
to even think of letting
 him get back in that shape again.  I really do have such feelings for these 
guys.  Someone has to be a voice for them.  I used to feel bad about 
volunteering and putting so much energy into animals when there are so many 
horrible conditions and diseases afflicting our fellow human beings, but the 
last few days I've come to an important realization, and that is someone has to 
look out for our companions, too!  There are lots of people who work on human 
charities and advocate for research and development (and I don't think you'll 
ever see a huge difference in modern disease treatment/management until you see 
a fundamental shift in Washington and the drug companies and HMOs lose 
significant control over research and development, but I digress, that's 
another topic altogther.)  But animals, who will be their voice?  Someone needs 
to fight for them, and my extreme sensitivity makes me suitable for that.  I 
swear, I can't even bear the thought of killing a
 mouse.  I have no-kill traps.  This may sound corny, but I even avoid 
squishing bugs if I can.  I'll generally scoop them up and take them outside.  
I just believe in the inherent sanctity of life...all life, regardless of its 
form, is precious, and should be preserved.

As for King Blanco the Mighty Whitey (lol, I can't decide!  Jeff still says he 
is a she and her name is Whitey!) and his condition, he's continuing to do 
well.  

He pooped last night.  I was so excited. :)

His Baytril dose is half of a 22.7mg tablet daily for 14 days.  No diarrhea or 
other problems yet, but I'll keep an eye out for sure, and I'll look into the 
probiotics.  His eyes/pupils are fine, I'm keeping a close watch on him for the 
dilation concerns mentioned.  His balance seems to be getting a little better, 
but he still has a long way to go.  Jeff set up his tent in the sunroom last 
night, and put a heating pad in it.  He's quite cozy.  He's been on it all 
night and day.  I have the webcam set up where I can keep an eye on him from 
work.  I'm gonna include a link to it and post instructions at the bottom for 
anyone who's interested :)  We're expecting the lab results in tomorrow.  I'll 
be sure to let you all know as soon as I hear about them. Oh, and by the way, I 
misunderstood Jeff.  Dr. Dolen has not actually diagnosed Hyperthyroidism, he 
just said it was likely with the thyroid tumor. We should know about that by 
Friday.  We'll also know more
 about the heart murmur. The vet didn't do any vaccinations because he wanted 
to wait on the bloodwork (probably to check for heart disease, as someone here 
mentioned.)  Anyway, here's the webcam and instructions if anyone wants to 
peek at Whitey.  Look in the tent on the right side of the screen, that 
white dot inside is my boy :)  Like I said, it really is a storage room right 
now, so please look over and excuse the mess :(  I'm gonna work on getting it 
cleaned up this weekend I hope.



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you click View Video, an ActiveXcomponent (OCX file) will need to be 
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here to Install ActiveX Control  You'll 

Re: Day 3

2007-10-11 Thread laurieskatz
Hi Michael,
my sentiments exactly (re caring for animals).
Take care and keep us posted on Mighty Whitey.or King Blanco!
Laurie
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  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:18 PM
  Subject: Day 3


  Ok, guys, here's the update for the day. First of all, I am even more 
convinced now, and I stand by my decision to not contact his previous owners. 
I just can't imagine anything good coming out of it.  This boy is too special 
to have to go back to that mess, and I'm afraid if I did let him go or call 
them,they'd snatch him up and stick him in a cage or something, and I'm just 
not willing to risk that.  He would come to my house for days at a time anyway, 
and they never once looked for him, and they still haven't since he 
disappeared two days ago. Because I know for a fact he hasn't been home 
because he's been in my sunroom.  This is a unique situation in that I KNOW he 
didn't just get away from his owners and get in this shape.  I've seen him 
for the last two years in the neighborhood, and the last six months he's been 
coming to my house every morning and every night.  This was just blatant 
neglect.  My heart is too heavy to even think of letting him get back in that 
shape again.  I really do have such feelings for these guys.  Someone has to be 
a voice for them.  I used to feel bad about volunteering and putting so much 
energy into animals when there are so many horrible conditions and diseases 
afflicting our fellow human beings, but the last few days I've come to an 
important realization, and that is someone has to look out for our companions, 
too!  There are lots of people who work on human charities and advocate for 
research and development (and I don't think you'll ever see a huge difference 
in modern disease treatment/management until you see a fundamental shift in 
Washington and the drug companies and HMOs lose significant control over 
research and development, but I digress, that's another topic altogther.)  But 
animals, who will be their voice?  Someone needs to fight for them, and my 
extreme sensitivity makes me suitable for that.  I swear, I can't even bear the 
thought of killing a mouse.  I have no-kill traps.  This may sound corny, but I 
even avoid squishing bugs if I can.  I'll generally scoop them up and take them 
outside.  I just believe in the inherent sanctity of life...all life, 
regardless of its form, is precious, and should be preserved.

  As for King Blanco the Mighty Whitey (lol, I can't decide!  Jeff still says 
he is a she and her name is Whitey!) and his condition, he's continuing to 
do well.  

  He pooped last night.  I was so excited. :)

  His Baytril dose is half of a 22.7mg tablet daily for 14 days.  No diarrhea 
or other problems yet, but I'll keep an eye out for sure, and I'll look into 
the probiotics.  His eyes/pupils are fine, I'm keeping a close watch on him for 
the dilation concerns mentioned.  His balance seems to be getting a little 
better, but he still has a long way to go.  Jeff set up his tent in the 
sunroom last night, and put a heating pad in it.  He's quite cozy.  He's been 
on it all night and day.  I have the webcam set up where I can keep an eye on 
him from work.  I'm gonna include a link to it and post instructions at the 
bottom for anyone who's interested :)  We're expecting the lab results in 
tomorrow.  I'll be sure to let you all know as soon as I hear about them. Oh, 
and by the way, I misunderstood Jeff.  Dr. Dolen has not actually diagnosed 
Hyperthyroidism, he just said it was likely with the thyroid tumor. We should 
know about that by Friday.  We'll also know more about the heart murmur. The 
vet didn't do any vaccinations because he wanted to wait on the bloodwork 
(probably to check for heart disease, as someone here mentioned.)  Anyway, 
here's the webcam and instructions if anyone wants to peek at Whitey.  Look 
in the tent on the right side of the screen, that white dot inside is my boy 
:)  Like I said, it really is a storage room right now, so please look over 
and excuse the mess :(  I'm gonna work on getting it cleaned up this weekend I 
hope.



  Camera Internet address:

  http://camera.115cr339.ourlinksys.com


  Web Browser - You can View Video using Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.  When 
you click View Video, an ActiveXcomponent (OCX file) will need to be 
downloaded and installed on your PC. You will be prompted to install this OCX 
file if this file is not present in your system.  


  You'll see one of those yellow bars across the top of the window, right below 
the address bar (or tab bar if you're on internet Explorer 7 that says Click 
here to Install ActiveX Control  You'll need to click on it, and then when 
the other window pops up that asks about installing it, click on the Install 
button.
   
  Note: The Wireless-B Internet Video Camera supports a maximum of 4 users 
simultaneously. I 

Re: Day 3

2007-10-11 Thread Sally Davis
HI Michael

Actually as I look at Junior's bottle of baytril and his his dose is the
same. The tablets are 22.7 mg and he gets half. He has gotten diarrhea with
Baytril, so I would keep an eye out for that. Sounds like Whitey has a good
home with you. If your cat likes yogurt that will work to add back good
bacteria. Junior doesn't care for it.

I remember my cat , Ling Ling, disappeared many years ago after he had a
little skirmish with the wannabe dominant cat of the household. I let him
out as usual to do his business and he never came back. I like to think he
was pissed and someone gave him a good home. The other cat eventually became
my soul kitty he died a little over a year ago. I miss them all.


Bless you for caring for all creatures.

Sally