Hi, Have you had bloodwork done on Mickey lately to make sure that he's not anemic and to make sure there's not something else going on? I would suggest that you have your vet do a small biopsy of the growth to get an exact diagnosis and to rule out cancer. I think adenomas are common in older pets and are usually benign. I don't think it is common for them to bleed so extensively though. I've never seen any reference to adenomas being cause by Felv.
I am not sure if prednisone would be helpful; I think you would need to know if the growth is cancerous or not. Good luck! Michele -------------- Original message -------------- From: "Viky Digangi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > I adopted Mickey when he was about 5 months old and found out he was positive > for felv. For 8 years he displayed no signs of the virus until last December > when he fell in the garage about 8 feet and did not land on his feet. > Although > he was not seriously hurt this apparently triggered something with the virus. > He became lethargic and would not eat. My vet at the time began a series of > the > immuno regulen shots and after about 3 months began giving them to him every > two > weeks. > > Last week I awoke to find flood all over my bed and followed the trail of > blood > drops through the house to Mickey. He had an adenoma on his back leg (which I > had not noticed) which burst open. I took him to the vet I currently have and > he said normally he would perform surgery to remove it but in Mickey's > condition > surgery would be dangerous for him. The adenoma had stopped bleeding by now > so > I said ok. It was fine all week until yesterday and it burst open again. He > cannot keep losing blood this way and I was wondering if anyone else had > encountered a situation like this. I thought of asking my vet if he would > switch Mickey to prednisone to see if that would promote healing. > > Any suggestions? > > > Viky Digangi > > Viky Digangi > Support Enforcement Officer II > Monroe Regional Office > 318-362-5280 ext 297 > Fax 318-362-3363 > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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