Dear Angela It's wonderful that Sonny has such a great and caring mom. I'm coming in late as I've been on vacation, but wanted to add my 2 cents worth----my beloved FeLV Flavia had a transfusion when her PCV (packed cell volume) count plummeted to 7.5. The transfusion raised the count to 21, but it plummeted again some days later. Flavia had non-regenerative anemia and the transfusion simply bought some more time. I couldn't put her through another transfusion and she was euthanized. The good news is that of my original family of 6 rescue kitts, 5 of whom were FeLV pos, one never contracted the virus even tho she lived with them, and another threw it off. Sending good wishes for a long and happy life for all your furballs! Kerry _____
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Angela B. Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:21 PM To: email@example.com Subject: blood transfusion Thank-you for the replies. My cat Sunny had follow-up bloodwork on Tuesday and has had modest improvement, which makes me very happy. He was diagnosed with feline leukemia just a week before. Neutered, fully vaccinated and before this completely healthy. I noticed his gums were pale and he lost a pound or two but I didn't think it was anything serious. I think I'm over the initial shock and just focusing on keeping him happy. He's on prednisone and interferon now. I hate being faced with unpredictability. The reason I asked about the transfusions was because the only other person I know who has a feline leukemia cat has had two years of good health after a transfusion. I'm realizing though that although the transfusion probably helped, that particular cat may have made it anyways. My Sunny is a shy guy, and before I subject him to the stress, I wanted to know if I'm really helping him. My vet said it's hard on their liver and suggested against it at this point. I have 4 other cats, who of course have now all been exposed, so I'm learning as much as I can and hoping for the best. Thank-you for your help. Sincerely, Angela _____ Be smarter than spam. See how smart SpamGuard is at giving junk email the boot with the All-new Yahoo! Mail <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=40705/*http://mrd.mail.yahoo.com/try_beta?.i ntl=ca> _____________________________________________________________________________ Effective September 1, 2007, we have changed our name to Mayer Brown LLP. IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE. Any advice expressed above as to tax matters was neither written nor intended by the sender or Mayer Brown LLP to be used and cannot be used by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed under U.S. tax law. If any person uses or refers to any such tax advice in promoting, marketing or recommending a partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement to any taxpayer, then (i) the advice was written to support the promotion or marketing (by a person other than Mayer Brown LLP) of that transaction or matter, and (ii) such taxpayers should seek advice based on the taxpayers particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.