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...
>
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