Something that may have already been addressed: Feed the absolute
best you can.......no grains if possible. Dixie eats organic and
Primal Raw + finely chopped carrots, spinach etc. One of my holistic
vets recommends vitamin C. There are lots of good supplements. Dr.
Susan Maier at the Horizon Vet Services in Simpsonville Ky does phone
consultations and has had good luck with FELV+. Dr. E A Boswell in
Louisville Ky has also had good luck. I see both of them and think
the world of them. They compliment and do not replace my regular
vets. If you decide you need phone consultations I'll get you phone
numbers or you can Google them.
On Feb 13, 2008, at 9:14 PM, wendy wrote:
My name is Wendy. I've been active on this site for over 2 years
now, although not as active lately. There are lots of good people
here and it looks like you've been given some great advice. I just
wanted to say a few things that came to mind as I read the posts
regarding Boo Boo, some of which might have already been touched
on. First, if you don't find a vet that will work to save Boo Boo,
find one who will. It means all the difference in you and Boo Boo
being supported at this trying time. Second, absolutely get the
prescrip for doxycycline and treat for hemobartaenella regardless of
the test. It's extremely difficult to see the parasites on a slide;
one minute they're there, the next they're not. The treatment is
three weeks minimum. Third, prednisone (or prednisolone) is a good
treatment for anemia. Also, depending on how dire the anemia is,
Epogen might also be good. There is lots of information on both of
these treatments in the archives. Fourth, what is the anemia
diagnosis? Is it regenerative or non-regenerative anemia? What is
Boo Boo's HCT/RBC/PCV count exactly? If you don't have a copy of
his bloodwork, call the vet and get it so that you know exactly what
you're dealing with. You can post those numbers here and there will
be people who know what they mean who can help you and Boo Boo.
Please keep us posted on Boo Boo's progress and if you need anything
at all, just ask!
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----- Original Message ----
From: Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:00:58 PM
I'm sorry for not being knowledgeable of this, but what is CLS and
the bridge you folks refer to?
I've been busy trying to find some ray of hope for my BooBoo. I
showed his blood work to the doc next door at work, who is a dog
lover, not a cat but he interpreted it as being pretty bad. He said
he has no platelets. He then got on the phone to a Vet friend who
takes care of his dogs and gave him a brief history of Boo and his
blood work. The vet said there was nothing I could do about the
situation and that most cats after being diagnosed lived for 2 years
at a max. I don't even know when BooBoo contracted the disease so
who knows how long he has. This vet though kept saying, it doesn't
mean he's going to die, whatever the H that means. I also have a
pharmacist friend who is meeting with a vet friend of his in Detroit
tomorrow and he too is running Boo's history by him to see if there
is anything at all to help him. Apparently Immuno Regulin is not
available here in Canada so he's going to talk to this man about it
tomorrow. People have been very kind and honest but I just am
finding this impossible to accept. I can't wait to get home from
work to see him and almost start bawling when I am with him. I
totally hate this. I just hope he isn't feeling any pain. He
mostly sleeps but does purr a lot and seems to love having us around
him. I just don't know what else to do.
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