(Fwd) A plea

James G. Wilson ( (no email) )
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 23:23:49 -0600

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From: "Russell, J. Michael" <jmrussell@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU>
To: "'felvtalk@MailingList.net'" <felvtalk@MailingList.net>
Subject: A plea
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 11:22:33 -0800

Hello Felvtalk list. I've just joined --- 10 minutes ago-- so forgive me if
I have no idea yet what's the protocol for submissions. But my wife and I
just learned this morning from our vet that our 1 1/2 beloved Oedipussy has
feline leukemia, and, of course, we are devastated, and immediately grasping
for straws. He seemed fine when we took him to the vet Wednesday, afraid
he'd eaten some mistletoe. He had his stomach pumped. We expected some
after-effects of this, but Thursday he was extremely sluggish, more-so on
Friday. Back to the vet. Tests came in this morning, positive, and with
serious liver damage. We don't know if there's any hope for any sort of
treatment. I'm sure you get these kinds of inquiries all the time, so
excuse my barging in. But can anyone offer advice or encouragement? I have
read James Wilson's FAQ page and learned that a stress situation can bring
on the underlying leukemia. And I've seen the page on ""Newer Methods For
Treating FeLV+ Cats. But I don't know about treatment for a cat (suddenly)
in such bad shape. We want to jump into action (today) if there's any
sensible action to be taken.


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