[Felvtalk] FW: FeLV talk still active

Amani Oakley aoakley at oakleylegal.com
Mon Apr 3 16:43:26 CDT 2017


I am wondering if it might have been those annoying bounce-backs I get all the time. I just wrote to Bob now to let him know that my email and yours have come through, so I suggested he retry posting his.

I am heartbroken for him. His other cat – Jello – has apparently been diagnosed with a tumour in the lung. He told me over the weekend that he was bringing him home. He has a high white cell count (18,600), and his haematocrit has dropped from 42 to 22 in a few weeks, and he isn’t eating. Bob had sent me his lab results previously and even though the total WBC hadn’t been elevated then, I told him I thought there was a bacterial infection at play because the neutrophil percentage and actual count were both elevated. I think, but am not sure, that in the clinic, they had Jello on Bayatril. I suggested he try the Doxy and Winstrol. The Doxy is often effective in circumstances where other antibiotics are not effective and the Winstrol my assist getting his haematocrit to stabilize and improve appetite. I am not sure if Bob has had a chance to try this out yet, but he is despondent.


From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-bounces at felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Margo
Sent: April-03-17 5:36 PM
To: felvtalk at felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: FeLV talk still active

Crap. I'd assumed it was quiet because everyone was just kind of bumping along. I am so sorry, is there anything I can do to help?

I'll try a private email to him later, in case this doesn't get thru.


-----Original Message-----
From: Amani Oakley
Sent: Apr 3, 2017 5:24 PM
To: "felvtalk at felineleukemia.org<mailto:felvtalk at felineleukemia.org>"
Subject: [Felvtalk] FW: FeLV talk still active

Here is the exchange I have had with Bob.

Bob, I hope it is okay to post for you, since your emails haven’t gone through.


From: ROBERT CHAPEL [mailto:bchapel at optonline.net]
Sent: April-03-17 5:19 PM
To: Amani Oakley
Subject: RE: FeLV talk still active

No word from the moderator and no mail from the list... this is REALLY strange and happening at a really bad time...

I am SO damn heartbroken I don't have words...   Jelly is MY Zander...  a very special companion much more like a dog.  My shadow whenever I was home...  I am going to miss him SO damn much and I don't want him to suffer even a day....  But... I don't want to just put him down while he has a little quality of life..

Won't take up any more time....   I'm going to write to some of the other list members and see if they have been active....


On Sat, Apr 01, 2017 at 10:03 PM, Amani Oakley wrote:

I am incredibly and deeply upset and saddened by your news. Do try the Doxy and Winstrol to see if there might be some change. With that high white cell count, there is some sort of a bacterial infection going on, as I mentioned in my last email. The Doxy is often effective when other antibiotics don’t work.

I haven’t received any postings from the FeLV group. I find it odd that it would just stop functioning. Have you tried writing to the moderator to see if there is some sort of problem?


From: ROBERT CHAPEL [mailto:bchapel at optonline.net]
Sent: April-01-17 1:31 PM
To: Amani Oakley
Subject: FeLV talk still active

Sorry to interrupt you Amani but I've written a few times to the FeLV list and not seen my mail appear nor have I gotten anything from the list in many days....  Have you?  Do you know if it's still active.
My remaining cat ( and very special one) is definitely on his way out and I really liked having the support of the group during these times ( most of my friends are " understanding " but don't really "get" how important a pet is to some of us.....  I don't think I have much time left with him... 186000 WBC, a tumor near his lungs and he's not eating at all ( I have him on Pred, and Mirtazapine and when I pick him back up from the shelter today I'll start him on Doxy, and winstrol just in case it might help a bit....   HCT dropped from 42 to 20 in the past 5 weeks but don't have a reticulocyte reading as I only had 1000.00 to devote to the guy this month and the Xrays and other exams ate this up rapidly.....  Honestly.... if it is a lymphoma and he doesn't start eating on his own I don't think he'll last much longer..  his breathing is being affected as well...
BTW.... not asking for you to get involved... just wanted to tell SOMEONE who gets it....


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