Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-29 Thread Jane Lyons
, you might give it a try. Jane On Jan 27, 2008, at 7:25 AM, catatonya wrote: Hi Guys, I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper respiratory problem. He has been to the vet, has been on 2 rounds of different antibiotics, and had x-rays done to see if there was any type

Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-28 Thread catatonya
it up for months on end, but the latest trip to the vet brought it back. If you haven't used l-lycine or DMG, you might give it a try. Jane On Jan 27, 2008, at 7:25 AM, catatonya wrote: Hi Guys, I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper respiratory problem. He

Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-28 Thread catatonya
brought it back. If you haven't used l-lycine or DMG, you might give it a try. Jane On Jan 27, 2008, at 7:25 AM, catatonya wrote: Hi Guys, I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper respiratory problem. He has been to the vet, has been on 2 rounds of different

upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread catatonya
Hi Guys, I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper respiratory problem. He has been to the vet, has been on 2 rounds of different antibiotics, and had x-rays done to see if there was any type of mass (cancer, etc...) in his nasal cavities. We are finding nothing

Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread Pat Kachur
Any chance that it could be asthma or some type of allergy? - Original Message - From: catatonya To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:25 AM Subject: upper respiratory??? Hi Guys, I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper

Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread Sherry DeHaan
she is fiv+. Good luck I hope Sneaker gets better soon. Sherry catatonya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Guys, I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper respiratory problem. He has been to the vet, has been on 2 rounds of different antibiotics, and had x-rays done

Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread catatonya
I'm wondering about allergies. Pat Kachur [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Any chance that it could be asthma or some type of allergy? - Original Message - From: catatonya To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:25 AM Subject: upper respiratory

Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread Jane Lyons
, without success. We've been able to clear it up for months on end, but the latest trip to the vet brought it back. If you haven't used l-lycine or DMG, you might give it a try. Jane On Jan 27, 2008, at 7:25 AM, catatonya wrote: Hi Guys, I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper

Re: upper respiratory???

2008-01-27 Thread Marylyn
to the vet brought it back. If you haven't used l-lycine or DMG, you might give it a try. Jane On Jan 27, 2008, at 7:25 AM, catatonya wrote: Hi Guys, I have a semi-feral cat, Sneaker who has a chronic upper respiratory problem. He has been to the vet, has been on 2 rounds of different

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread PEC2851
Chandra~ When we have outbreaks of severe URI's at the shelter, we do use humidifiers/vaporizers in our Felv rooms. And it does seem to help. With one of my boys, who was prone to URI's, I would put him in my half bath with the steam vaporizer on. It really worked wonders for him, and having

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infections

2005-12-15 Thread TenHouseCats
i have never heard of any reason NOT to use a hudifier for a FeLV cat, nor for one with cancer--i'd think, speaking as a nonprofessional!, that having unobstructed airways could only be a benefit in any condition! what WAS suggested to me by a persian expert was to get a nebulizer rather than a

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread Lernermichelle
Immuno-regulin helped two of my cats with URI-- one of them had pneumonia. It is an immune booster, you can get it through Revival online, and there are articles about it on the felineleukemia.org web page. Chemo is often very helpful to cats with lymphoma, though they say that doing

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread chandra simms
I haven't tried a vaporizer yet. I did try taking him into the bathroom and letting it fill up with steam, but it didn't seem to help much. The vet gave me Euphorbium, which I have never heard of, but it seems to be a homeopathic nasal spray for humans. I was told to give him one squirt up

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread Lernermichelle
Are you sure that it is a cold and not lymphoma in his nasal passage? That is one of the places that they get lymphoma. One of my cats who died of lymphoma (I think, it was never definitively diagnosed) had a stuffy nose the whole time he was sick and nothing helped and I feel pretty sure at

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread chandra simms
It could be. My husband actually suggested that it might be caused by the cancer and not an infection, but I don't think our vet ever said for sure. Maybe that is why she said that it would either respond to the meds or not. I was a little out of it when we took him in yesterday. Between me

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread Lernermichelle
I am, unfortunately, very familiar with the feeling of only sleeping an hour or so due to checking constantly on a cat with cancer. I am sorry. It is horrible. Yes, I would think it would respond to the steroids too, but the steroids kept Buddy going for about 3 months and generally

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread TenHouseCats
with persians, stuffy noses are very often a problem--sometimes it's nothing more than their anatomy--if there was a tumor by his eyes, i'd almost expect sinus/nasal impingement that even with the tumor shrinking might persist. i'd go with the vaporizer, and nasal drops if, as michelle said, it

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infections

2005-12-15 Thread wendy
Hi Chandra, Thank you for sharing your story about Buddha. What a wonderful story. I hope that Buddha pulls through and will keep him in my prayers. I also live in the Dallas area-Rockwall. I looked up that clinic and have added the information to my favorites in case I need to take one of my

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread wendy
Chandra, I have a bottle of ImmunoRegulin that I ordered online in November. Cricket only had two doses of it before he passed and you are welcome to it if you want it. Let me know. :) Wendy --- [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Immuno-regulin helped two of my cats with URI-- one of them had

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infections

2005-12-15 Thread PEC2851
In a message dated 12/15/05 9:16:46 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: and if they're employed the sameway with cats as they are with humans, i'd think that'd be morestressful to a highly compromised cat I must agree. Nebulizers can be VERY stressful on

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread chandra simms
Wendy, Wow, that is so generous of you. You are so sweet. You know, I was just telling my husband last night that if Buddha has any meds left over when he passes, I would like to see if it is possible to donate them to someone else who is going through the same thing we are but who might not be

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread TenHouseCats
i always ask them if they're ready to go, and try really hard to listen to THEM, and not my own need to keep trying to help. i tell them to tell me when it's time; i pay great attention to whether they accept or fight treatment (fluids, force-feeding) i let them be by themselves if that's

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread Nina
Hello Chandra, As I was reading your post about Buddha's behavior, (responding to your husband better), I was thinking that he may be preparing himself for the transition, then when you said how uncharacteristic it is of him, and how his personality seems to have changed... My Grace did the

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread Lernermichelle
Chandra, What you and Buddha are going through is very common, unfortunately, with cancer. All my babies who had cancer got that way when they did not feel well. Sometimes they even hid. They went up and down, though. Simon got so he did not want to be touched at all, would not touch

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread TenHouseCats
nina, i know what you mean about them disconnecting--i've often felt that their spirits were gone before their bodies quite let go; i've also seen them go into what looks like a meditative state, as if they were making all their own preparations, regardless of their humans or other companions.

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread wendy
Hey Chandra, I am sorry that Buddha isn't doing well this afternoon. That really stinks. Yes, the ImmunoRegulin has to be injected into a vein. I was totally opposed to that at first, because Cricket was what they call fractious, which means he could really act crazy at the vet. lol. But

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infectio...

2005-12-15 Thread wendy
I so hope it's true that their spirits leave before their bodies give out. The thought of that makes me feel better about Cricket's passing. --- TenHouseCats [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: nina, i know what you mean about them disconnecting--i've often felt that their spirits were gone before

Re: Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infections

2005-12-15 Thread catatonya
It sounds like Buddha is a real fighter. I had success using a holistic vet to get one of my positives through upper respiratory problems as a young cat. I lost her at about 8 years old.The humidifier will help. Just don't put any kind of eucalyptus smelling stuff in it or anything like

Buddha's 14 success story and a Question about Upper Respiratory infections

2005-12-14 Thread chandra simms
for his upper respiratory infection and was told to take him home and wait for him to die. Probably within a week. This was exactly the reason I had avoided taking him to the vet for the past 8 years, which some people might see as irresponsible, however he was never sick, never went outdoors