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  • toomany_kittys
    Lisa, I know that there are critical ages with FeLV cats due to the immune system developing/maturity and cellular changes, but it never occurred to me that it
    Message 1 of 14 , Dec 29, 2010
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      Lisa,
      I know that there are critical ages with FeLV cats due to the immune system developing/maturity and cellular changes, but it never occurred to me that it was the same with heart disease.
      Hopefully Lilly will breeze through this critical period.
      El


      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "Westgold" <westgold@...> wrote:
      >
      > Please don't ever let anybody give you any kind of timeline!! When we visit
      > the cardiologist, we want a DIAGNOSIS, but not a PROGNOSIS. Nobody can tell
      > us how our little ones will do or how long we will have them around to love.
      > Each kitty is unique, nobody can generalize. Five is not the year of
      > problems, it is just another year in a wondeful life for this dear boy. My
      > Tigger is 6 1/2, and he has never had any serious problem. I assume he will
      > stay this way!! We should all assume that everything is good.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Lisa Clarizia Blueyes" <lclarizia@...>
      > To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:50 PM
      > Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Rescue Rainbow Bridge
      >
      >
      > > Happy was a lucky boy, and while your heart was broken it does mend --
      > > just
      > > not in the same form it was before. I know you wouldn't have missed the
      > > chance to be his person for the world.
      > >
      > > I was asked point blank if I'd lost my %^%$## mind when I deliberately
      > > adopted a cat that I knew had HCM and a ventricular septal defect, after
      > > what I went through with Baby Boy. I know it's extremely unlikely she'll
      > > live a normal lifespan. We're moving into the danger age of 5 with her,
      > > where her disease could so easily go from asymptomatic to very
      > > symptomatic,
      > > and it will hurt like anything when she goes. But we never know how much
      > > time we have with anyone we love, and while we're here, we -- and my Lilly
      > > and your Happy -- need love and caring, Bless you for loving him.
      > >
      > > Lisa
      > >
      > > On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Diana Anderson <f1yanks@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> As I sit here with tears streaming down my face I have to thank you for
      > >> that beautiful story..
      > >> I could see my beautiful boy Happy, old and sick from the day we brought
      > >> him home from the SPCA. I was basically his hospice care for the two
      > >> years
      > >> we had him. Unlike my other angel kitties we had for many, many years
      > >> (from
      > >> kitten hood) maybe that is why his death seems to hurt so much more.
      > >>
      > >> I was warned repeatedly by others not to adopt an old sick cat, that it
      > >> would break my heart.
      > >> Well they were right, my heart is broken, I dont know if it will ever
      > >> heal.
      > >> I miss that kind and gentle soul with the beautiful face, my beautiful
      > >> boy.
      > >>
      > >> Diana
      > >>
      > >>
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