Thank you for telling me that. I was picturing taking him in to the vet several times a week and them putting an IV into his arm. I was even thinking they might have to put him to sleep to do it. Obviously I know nothing about it and will have to ask my vet what they do - if my vet even does it. I have had to give cats things before subq, so that would work out. Did the immuno-regulin work on Smokey's fevers?
----- Original Message ----- From: "cindy reasoner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and exercise

I used immuno-regulin on my cat Smokey.  He had a
problem with fevers.  It wasn't very expensive.  I
would give it to him subq and the vet would fix the
shots up for me.  I would keep them refrigerated.  At
first I did 2 a week.  I gradually gave him the shots
less and less.  Now he doesn't get them at all.  Just
thought I would let you know what my experience with
it has been.

Cindy Reasoner

--- laurieskatz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Me again. Mine don't eat if they have a cold, upset
stomach or diarrhea (I sound like that commercial).
Cats need to be able to smell their food. Coco won't
eat her normal food when she has a hairball she is
trying to get rid of. I usually find a hairball the
next day and she is back on track eating again. As
Lance suggested, watch carefully and make notes. I
quickly forget which days things happen unless I
make a note. I actually keep a notebook in the
kitchen now for notes.

----- Original Message ----- From: Lynne
  Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:36 PM
  Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and

  Sue, I so know how you feel.  I just posted about
our little guy coughing.  I didn't believe the
positive test at first and asked for more blood work
and it's worse than I thought.  Now every little
thing I think is unusual I panic about, like this
coughing.  I just don't know how none of this
concerned the previous owners.  He's also becoming a
ridiculously fussy eater.  I've tried many different
can foods and some hard foods and he just sticks his
nose up.  Fortunately our 19 year old pig-cat likes
it all so it isn't totally wasted.  It is all just
such a drain on one.

----- Original Message ----- From: Sue & Frank Koren
    Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 1:23 PM
    Subject: Re: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and

    Thank you for your advise.  Yes, he love to run
around and play like a maniac - after all he is only
8 - 10 months old and really still a kitten.  He
seems to get out of breath and his breathing is a
little raspy when he has been playing hard, but
maybe that is something that is normal for any cat.
Because of the FeLV I am just noticing things
differently with him.  Right now I have to decide
what will help him most and what I can afford.  I
have already switched him to an all canned Wellness
diet.  The Immuno-Regulin sounds pretty expensive.
I also have two boys in college that I have to think
of also.
    Do you know how many cats actually ever end up
eventually testing negative with this?  I guess
there is a part of me that is still in denial.  He
tested negative when my brother first rescued him,
then he tested positive when he had the in-office
test at the vet when I got him.  They then gave him
the blood test which was also positive.  I think
April is when I will test him again.  Meanwhile I
will spoil him as much as I possibly can when he has
to be stuck in one room. It's so nasty and snowy
today that there isn't even a good view out the
window from his chair.
----- Original Message ----- From: Caroline Kaufmann
      Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:56 PM
      Subject: [PHISH]RE: Immuno-Regullin and

      I don't know about the IR, but as far as the
vaccs- it sounds like he handled them fine, so
there's no need to stress yourself out about it now.
 Now you know better tho and can better protect him
in the future by being better educated.

      And you are very to lucky to have found this
site so early on.  I only got to it when Monkee was
in the throws of the illness and most hope was lost.
 And I felt horrible when I realized all the
knowledge and information that was out there on the
internet that I didn't think to take advantage of.
I just took Monkee's incredible health for granted
and thought if I kept him happy and not stressed,
his beefy body would beat the odds.  When I realized
I could have been more proactive with things- like
no vaccs, better diet, supplements, even meds to
ward off the disease, I felt horrible, but I didn't
have time or energy to cry over spilled milk at the
time b/c I was so desperate for immediate help with
Monkee's sick condition.  It's since his passing
that I realized the depth of what I allowed myself
to miss out on.  Could any of those things have made
a difference in Monkee's individual case?  I don't
know?  I never will.  But if I can help someone else
get to resources and better information SOONER than
I did, then my guilt is lessened.

      You should feel really happy that you are
taking full advantage of what is out there now-
early- while Buzz is healthy.  You have the chance
to do all you can for him early on.

      Don't worry about him playing- if he's happy
and healthy for now and he wants to run around like
a maniac and play toys, by all means, let him do it.
 It's important to not treat him like an invalid,
especially if he does not feel like one/doesn't know
he is one b/c he will pick up on that.  For most of
Monkee's illness my mom kept telling me to stop
crying around him and treating him like an invalid
because at that point (until the last 2 wks), he
didn't know he was sick- even when he was getting
chemo.  She didn't want Monkee to pick up on my cues
and then in turn, get depressed and get further
stressed.  Asymptomatic Felv cats don't know they
are sick, so allowing him to play and act like a
normal boy is all part of providing him a
stress-free environment which is really key for
Felv+ cats.


        From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
        Subject: Immuno-Regullin and exercise
        Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 21:32:52 -0500

        When is the best time to start
Immuno-Regulin?  When they still have no symptoms?
I can still hardly believe Buzz has this horrible
disease.  He seems so healthy and loves to play and
has a great appetite.  How often do the success
stories like Minstrels come along?  These postings
have so much new information and the internet sights
have so much conflicting information that it is hard
to know what to think.  I just know the little guy
cleaning himself in my lap right now deserves all I
can do for him.
        Does anyone know if a lot of playing
exercise is good for a FeLV + cat? He chases his
toys so hard that he gets out of breath sometimes.
        Buzz had some vaccinations about a month
ago, is he still in danger?
        I have always had cats but this is so new
and I feel so ignorant.  I am so glad for this site,
I have already learned more real information that
seems like it will actually help Buzz then from all
the reading I've done for the last several weeks
since I learned he was FeLV positive.
        Thank you everybody for all your advise.

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