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2008-02-28 Thread Pat Kachur
PM Subject: Re: more bad news I've been doing a lot of reading tonight Pat and it would appear that a diagnosis of FIP is one of those differential diagnoses, the vet goes by a collection of symptoms and makes the call. I'm wondering at this point if it even matters. I don't plan

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2008-02-28 Thread Lynne
today and mention the Spironolactone and pretend to know what I'm talking about. Thanks for your advice Belinda. Lynne - Original Message - From: Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:50 PM Subject: Re: more bad news Lynne

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2008-02-28 Thread Belinda Sauro
Lynne, Still waiting for answers on the vet list. Some vets are afraid to use spiro and lasix togehter but I know many cats on the heart list who didn't benefit from lasix alone and are doing well being on both. Many advanced heart kitties have fluid biuld up and the spiro and lasix are

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2008-02-28 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
Dear Lynne I can well imagine how you felt when you were given this news. I know almost nothing about FIP myself including how reliable such a diagnosis is but I see many of the good folks on this list who are informed have given you lots of good feedback. I know how very difficult

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2008-02-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:42 PM Subject: Re: more bad news Any vet that tells you this is a quack ... period he has FIPFIP can ONLY be diagnosed with an autopsy so Boo will not get treated now for what he really has, I hate vets that tell people that. There are many things

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2008-02-27 Thread Kelley Saveika
Wait, wait. What test did the vet use to test for FIP? There *is* an FIP test which is fairly accurate, but most vets don't even know about it. It is called Rivalta's test: This is a test with which few veterinarians are familiar but it can be very helpful in the diagnosis of FIP. A test

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2008-02-27 Thread Lynne
, February 27, 2008 3:55 PM Subject: Re: more bad news Wait, wait. What test did the vet use to test for FIP? There *is* an FIP test which is fairly accurate, but most vets don't even know about it. It is called Rivalta's test: This is a test with which few veterinarians are familiar

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2008-02-27 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
, February 27, 2008 3:05 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: more bad news I don't know Kelly. He sent it off to a lab and specifically tested for it along with culturing the fluid. I have to assume if he tested positive and all the symptoms he has are those of an infected animal that he

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2008-02-27 Thread laurieskatz
I am so sorry. I was afraid it was FIP. My friend did this for her kitty (lung drain). He went along for awhile. His littermate never got FIP. Pls also check into animal cruelty laws to see if they have violated any of those. Wonder if the other cats are sick, too. REMEMBER~ there is a reason

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2008-02-27 Thread laurieskatz
right right. I forgot this. Ask your vet? - Original Message - From: Rosenfeldt, Diane To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 3:27 PM Subject: RE: more bad news Lynne, I know how sad and disheartened you are, but please be aware, as Kelley says

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2008-02-27 Thread MaryChristine
:* RE: more bad news Lynne, I know how sad and disheartened you are, but please be aware, as Kelley says, that all FIP tests are not created equal. Most of the tests only show the *presence* of the coronavirus, which actually is present in huge numbers of cats without ever turning into FIP

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2008-02-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Lynne: Join [EMAIL PROTECTED] now. This is most likely what my Brumley died from, if you want to go back and read my posts from the archives. FIP is complicated and very very very difficult for, shall I say, run-of-the-mill vets to diagnose. So you need this group's support and expertise

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2008-02-27 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Lynne I am so sorry to hear about BooBoo having FIP.Poor boy.I am so glad he has the two of you to love him.If I were you I would definitely sue those CRIMINALS! And try to get them for the vet bills too.Good luck to you and Boo.give him kisses from me. Sherry Lynne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

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2008-02-27 Thread dede hicken
Lynne, I am truly so sorry for things being as they are. Those who responded to your post are more than correct. There is no test for FIP. (except the one Kelly talked about...I dunno) Vets use a titre, and they add up all the clinical symptoms and guess. Almost all cats will test + for the

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2008-02-27 Thread Pat Kachur
27, 2008 4:04 PM Subject: Re: more bad news I don't know Kelly. He sent it off to a lab and specifically tested for it along with culturing the fluid. I have to assume if he tested positive and all the symptoms he has are those of an infected animal that he has it. Don't I wish

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2008-02-27 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Subject: Re: more bad news I don't know Kelly. He sent it off to a lab and specifically tested for it along with culturing the fluid. I have to assume if he tested positive and all the symptoms he has are those of an infected animal that he has it. Don't I wish there could have been an error

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2008-02-27 Thread Lynne
I just joined Caroline. Thank you Lynne - Original Message - From: Caroline Kaufmann To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:22 PM Subject: RE: more bad news Lynne: Definitely join the Yahoo FIP Group- link I sent already. You will learn

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2008-02-27 Thread Gloria Lane
I'm so sorry. BooBoo's lucky to have you, but you must be so very awfully sad.. Hope the Transfer Factor makes it soon. Gloria On Feb 27, 2008, at 2:45 PM, Lynne wrote: Well just when you think it can't get any worse it does. BooBoo's cytology came back today and he has FIP as well as

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2008-02-27 Thread Lynne
Thank you Gloria. It's been a bad day, that's all. Lynne - Original Message - From: Gloria Lane To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:13 PM Subject: Re: more bad news I'm so sorry. BooBoo's lucky to have you, but you must be so very awfully

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2008-02-27 Thread Lynne
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:12 PM Subject: Re: more bad news Lynne, I am truly so sorry for things being as they are. Those who responded to your post are more than correct. There is no test for FIP. (except the one Kelly talked about...I dunno) Vets use a titre

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2008-02-27 Thread Lynne
: laurieskatz To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:37 PM Subject: Re: more bad news I am so sorry. I was afraid it was FIP. My friend did this for her kitty (lung drain). He went along for awhile. His littermate never got FIP. Pls also check into animal

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2008-02-27 Thread Lynne
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:04 PM Subject: Re: more bad news Lynne I am so sorry to hear about BooBoo having FIP.Poor boy.I am so glad he has the two of you to love him.If I were you I would definitely sue those CRIMINALS! And try to get them

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2008-02-27 Thread Belinda Sauro
Any vet that tells you this is a quack ... period he has FIP FIP can ONLY be diagnosed with an autopsy so Boo will not get treated now for what he really has, I hate vets that tell people that. There are many things that mimic FIP, but once the dreaded FIP word is mentioned the cat is

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2008-02-27 Thread Lynne
also can't be putting this poor animal through weekly lung aspirations forever. I can see complications arising from that as well. Lynne - Original Message - From: Belinda Sauro To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:42 PM Subject: Re: more bad

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2008-02-27 Thread Belinda Sauro
Lynne, What is his lasix dose? Have you asked about being on spiro, darn I can't think of the name but it is used with lasix if lasix isn't doing the trick. I belong to a feline heart group and many cats are on it with lasix, it worked when lasix alone didn't. Is the fluid in his