Hi Katiemae! Thank you for you post and a big thank you for doing what you do for the kitties that many would never think to care for.
YOU ARE MY HERO !!!!!!
What is Scrip food? I am thinking it is a bit icky? What does it do? Maintain healthy ammume system etc?
Hi Momofmany - Yes, I am still very sad and miss Leo very much, every day to be exact. I asked my questions because chances are my other 3 cats will come down with it at some point. 2 Girls are Leo's sisters (who were all tested as babies, are indoor cats and Leo came down with it later anyway) and I have a tiger cat that was Leo's playmate, he is a "brother from another mother"
Leo got sick all in a 2 week span. Went to the vet every other day for 2 weeks, tons of anti-biotics, I even gave Bayrol (sp?) injections which I think eventually wore down his kidneys, out of no where he was extreamly animic, he turned yellow, started panting and crying, horrible really.
I wanted to hear other people's experiences because I cannot fathom going through it again. If their symptoms are all different that's one thing but if they all go through what Leo went through well then OMG, I don't know how Katie handles it.
It is comforting to know the older the cat the better chance of more of a "normal' life they will get when diagnosed.
I think I am using this topic as my own therapy/healing and what better place to do it then with a bunch of you here who love our cats all the same. I feel like if I knew he was positive from the start I would have done things differently for him as far as different foods etc.
He had BAD gingivitis which I occasionally would give him antibiotics for but when it cleared up I stopped and then started again in bad times. I was told by my vet that gingivitis is a sign of FL... but why didn't he tell me that the numerous times before?
I think I am just sad. Leo Gump was one of those cats you don't come across often. He was found with his sisters in an abandoned barn at 5 weeks old. I am thankful to have loved and lost then to never love at all. He would have been dead at 5 weeks old if I didn't trap him and his family.
Thanks everyone for listening!