leepup with your vet, but check out holistic vets in your area.  vitaminscan 
help build up the immune system.  dorlis
---- Claudia <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: 
> Hi,
> I need your help!!!  I just joined this website.  I'm so glad something like 
> this exists as a resource for people with feline leuk cats.  I have a young 
> cat (she's 2) who was feral, I started feeding her over the winter.  She's 
> been with me almsot 2 years now.  I decided to bring her in the hosue 'cause 
> she was a little kitten then, and I was worried about her being aout in the 
> cold.  She was fine for a while ( at least 5 moths)  then developed a couph.  
> I brought her to the vet, she was tested adn they said she had feline 
> leukemia.  She's been tested tiwce, so I guess she fdoes have it.  I didn't 
> knwo anything about thsi illness in cats.  Since then, in the past 10 months, 
> she's had a cold or upper respiratory problems, inclding possibly asthma and 
> allergies chronically.  It seems she's been getting sick evry 2-3 months.  
> She's been on anitbiotics which has worked so far.    In the past 3 weeks 
> she's had an occasional couph, and he
>  rbreathing ahsn't been normal.  Sh's been on Clavamox anibiotic for 10 
> days,  it's helped a little, but this apst Tuesday and Today, she had  a 
> coupel of episodes where she began a couphing fit, then started weezing, and 
> panting for air, with her outh opening for a few seconds for air.  IT was 
> scary, I'd never seen her like that. I turned ont humidifier and that seemd 
> to help her.    One thig though was that when I've had the humidifier on for 
> too long, I found mold on the windown int he room, and that's not good 
> either.  
>  I'm planning on taking her to the vet tomorrow.  I don't know what they'll 
> tell me. I want to keep her healthy for as long as I can. 
> HEr vet told me that she might have ashtma, but it was hard to tell form her 
> X ray because she also has the Leukemia.  The vet didn't want to put her on 
> Steroids because it's deadly for leukemia cats.    
> I'm wondering what to do???   I was told people ont his board know a lot 
> about feline Leuk.  Please offer any suggestions, recommendations.    
> Thank you so much!!!
>  
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