We definitely can't afford Interferon Alpha for someone else's cat. I so wish we could afford to take care of everyone's cat that needed it, but we just can't.
He is happy right now.... On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 6:15 AM, Gloria Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I had double pos a few years back - Mr. Black Kitty (MBK) - course he was > kind of scraggly and off the street when I got him. I did no special > medical treatments, but did use special food at some point to stop diarrhea, > worked great. He broke one of his frail legs, but the vet couldn't set it > because it was so thin. I'm trying to remember - think I wrapped it with a > "splint" so he could walk better. But he died suddenly after about a year, > no signs of problems prior to that, ate well too, just died one night. > I have 1 double pos now, B.B. He came to me in a pretty healthy state, > and he has no problems. He's about 5 yrs old, have had him for a year, I > think. All my feleuks are doing well now. > > With the feleuks I've had that died, I've used pretty conservative > treatment on, figured why torture the kitties. Just try to keep the stress > down, and deal with symptoms and keep them comfortable. Have had some > chemo, some blood transfusions for anemia. If they're under 3 yrs, I use > Interferon Alpha (which I can get cheaply) as a way to boost the immune > system. > > Gloria > > > > > > On Jun 22, 2008, at 7:20 PM, Kelley Saveika wrote: > > Hi guys, > > The off-topic part: We are trying to think of "catchy" names for our new > service where we take the pets of low-income people for basic vet care (I.e. > spay/neuter, rabies shot, etc). > > The on topic part of this: as some of you read, one of the kitties we had > neutered through this program turned out double pos. So my question is: > How far should we really go with this cat? He has a home, the owners cannot > afford special care for him, I'm not sure it makes any difference if he is > really + or not. We got the other cat in the household vaccinated and > boostered. The problem is that the more we do for any individual cat, the > less we can do for other cats. > > As a nonprofit we can get a discount on SNAP tests, but not (that I know > of) IFA tests. > > I wish we could do everything for every cat, but clearly we can't do > that... > > -- > Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. > > http://www.rescuties.org > > Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! > > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 > > Check out our Memsaic! > http://www.memsaic.com/app/launch.cfm?sid=08D2CAB2A6E9 > > http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* > > Please help with some of our kitties medical needs! > > http://rescuties.chipin.com/kitties-medical-expenses > > "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers and say "take them first > as long as you leave me alone". > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties store and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 Check out our Memsaic! http://www.memsaic.com/app/launch.cfm?sid=08D2CAB2A6E9 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Please help with some of our kitties medical needs! http://rescuties.chipin.com/kitties-medical-expenses "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers and say "take them first as long as you leave me alone".
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