Foxy is on day four. Monday the vet told us she would probably only last 24- 48 hours. We did call the vet back and they ordered dexamethazone for her. We also got oxygen for her to keep her comfortable. The vet said that her blood was not reproducing red blood cells at all . They did test for the hemobartinello and it was negative. Foxy did eat a little bit of food mixed with vitamins (from a syringe) and we have been giving her water from a syringe. When they say that there is no way for the red blood cells to reproduce at this pint if they are not making any new blood cells- is this true. Foxy is such a little fighter and I want to do what I can for her but I do not want her to suffer. She is very weak now and has difficulty walking. We decided to not pts but let her be home in her own environment she she was doing okay. I hope we made the right decision. I am sure we will be up throught the night. I looked through the archives and got some helpful tips on keeping her comfortable.. If anyone has any other thoughts please respond. Oh- the vet did call another vet in Tampa and they conquered regarding Foxys condition and that she probably wouldnt survive the transfusion and if she did it would only give her a couple of weeks at the most. Kathy Belinda Sauro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: Sally, If it is al all possible find another vet who is more knowledgable in treating FeLV this vet is pretty clueless. An HCT of 10 is when a transfusion would be seriously considered not ruled out, that alone tells me this vet doesn't have the knowledge to help you.
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