El, I am too new to this to give advice  but I am sure you will be receiving 
many replies shortly by many knowledgeable people on this group.  It sounds to 
me that you are doing every thing possible for these animals that can benefit 
them.  The fact that your girl is around 8 years old may be an encouraging 
sign.  Maybe the antibiotics are contributing to her diarrhea? and it is a 
temporary thing?  I can't imagine what more you can do for her.  She obviously 
seems happy which is a really important thing and of course it is necessary to 
keep yours isolated from the others.  You'll need to ask your vet about the 
interferon.  It could be useful.  Apparently it has shown some favorable 
results.  If I had that option now I would definitely try it but it's too late 
for my boy according to the vet.  Sorry I can't be of help, I so admire you for 
what you have done for these animals.  I'm sure others will come forward as 
soon as they see your email.

Best of luck
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: whocares whocares 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:05 PM
  Subject: new member with FeLV+ foster kitty Milli

        To:  felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 

  This is my first post so please bear with me. I'm posting this through email. 
If there's a more efficient way please let me know. 2 weeks ago I took in 7 
filthy, reeking, matted, very, very ill cats from a horrific shelter in the 
area. All were emaciated, dehydrated, infected eyes, URI's, ear 
mites/infections, severe diahrea, etc.. My vet didn't think they'd make it 
through the first night but here they are getting healthier by the day. Some 
still need injectable antibiotic combos daily but they are improving.
  One of these had severe gingivitis - very infected teeth that had to be dealt 
quickly. She survived the anaesthetic and had all except 4 teeth removed (her 
canines were sticking sideways out of her mouth they were so infected).
  She had a blood panel done and she tested positive for FeLV. Her other levels 
correlate with the positive diagnosis. She may be up to 8 yrs old? She has a 
severe URI which is improving. However, she has terrible diahrea. She is on a 
daily injectable antibiotic combo and also gets injectable B12 and injectable B 
complex. I have her on probiotics and Standard Process Whole Body Support. I 
have Collostrum. Do you recommend it and how much should I give her? She's tiny 
and fragile - 4 - 5 lbs now. Do you recommend Interferon? What else can I give 
her? She is isolated in a very large sunny warm bathroom and very happy and 
very active (even a bit hyper). She has gone from NASTY cat in the beginning to 
sweet cuddly lap cat now. Two of the others have been tested (awaiting results) 
and the other 4 will have blood panels this week. Some of these new cats are 
isolated together and some are isolated alone. My own cats and other permanent 
fosters I have are fragile and don't get vaxed - can't due to auto immune 
diseases, severe HCM, vaccinosis, etc. so the new ones have no contact with 
  Any and all suggestions, advice would be gratefully accepted.


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