Jane,
Thank you for your help.  Buzz is not doing too badly, we caught it when his 
blood levels were in the twenties this time.  Last time he was down to 
eight. We have been testing his blood every other week and I purchased a pet 
scale to monitor his weight more closely.
 I guess it is Leukeran that he will be on.  That is what the pharmacies 
had.  The Chlorambucil must be the generic.  Dr. Tom gives me the name of 
the medication and the dosage and lets me call around to the pharmacies to 
find the best price.  For 15  2mg tablets of Leuctra the price ranged from 
$49.44 to $77.99.
 Do you know if they can ever go off of the Leukeran once they are on it? 
Is hemolytic anemia something they can beat for good or will it keep coming 
back?
Thanks again for your help,
Sue
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jane Lyons" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy still has hemolytic anemia


> Sue
> I talked with Hideyo (former list member) who said that she has heard
> of people who have had good results
> with Leukeran. She also said to caution you to be patient when going
> back on the full strength Predinisole. It sometimes
> does not work right away.
> Something is wrong with her computer but if she gets up and running
> I'll try to connect you.
>
> Hope Buzz is having a good day.
>
> Jane
> On Oct 28, 2008, at 7:43 AM, Sue & Frank Koren wrote:
>
>> Would it be better for him to just stay on the Prednesolone?  I
>> have heard that also has side effects, though.
>>
>> ---- Kelley Saveika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> Leukeran is a chemotherapy drug.  The problems we had with Leukeran
>>> was that it helped his anemia, but brought his immune system down so
>>> low that he got some sort of opportunistic infection.  AIHA is not a
>>> good diagnosis.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 7:57 PM, Sue & Frank Koren
>>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>>> My vet told me that the Chlorambucil is the generic for Leukeran
>>>> (or vise
>>>> versa).  Is it a type of chemo?  Dr. Tom says it is not in his
>>>> marrow.
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Kelley Saveika" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>>> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
>>>> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 7:25 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy still has hemolytic anemia
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I lost a cat to AIHA last year.  If you do a search, Hideyo had
>>>>> some
>>>>> suggestions.  We did not use Chlorambucil, we used Leukeran.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Sue & Frank Koren
>>>>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> My Buzz had anemia back in July and because of the advise of
>>>>>> this group
>>>>>> and my vet who is very proactive his life was saved.  We have
>>>>>> been slowly
>>>>>> weaning him off of the Prednisolone for the past several
>>>>>> months.  He was
>>>>>> down to 1/2 of a 5mg tablet one time a day.  Unfortunately his
>>>>>> red blood
>>>>>> cell count began to drop again.  He is back to his full dose of
>>>>>> Prednisolone - 30mg / day.  We will wait until the red blood
>>>>>> cell count
>>>>>> stabilizes and then begin the weaning process again.  This time
>>>>>> he will
>>>>>> also be on Chlorambucil.  Does anyone have any experience with
>>>>>> this drug
>>>>>> or have any other suggestions that may help Buzz?  I have an
>>>>>> excellent
>>>>>> vet who is very open to suggestions and will research any
>>>>>> possibilities
>>>>>> thoroughly.
>>>>>> Buzzy is the love of my life.  He snuggles up with me every
>>>>>> single night.
>>>>>> I know the people in this group understand more then anyone
>>>>>> else what
>>>>>> this is like.
>>>>>> Thank you,
>>>>>> Sue and Buzzy
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