Jenny, I am sorry to hear about your situation. I had a very ill felv cat that weighted less than 4 pounds when I got her and was severely anemic. An alternative vet that I saw suggested something for the anemia - anem-o-aid I belive, I will look when I get home. Initially, she received a blood transfusion and was on steroids/antibiotics for a time and I force fed her for two weeks. Eventually, she improved and gained 2 lbs. Unfortunately, she became severely anemic again and stoutly refused to eat. She quickly went downhill and I had to let her go at that point. Anyway, it is helpful to know if she is having a hemolytic anemia as this can sometimes be stopped with steroids and specific antibiotics. You can generally diagnose this on smear of blood under the microscope.
The holistic vet also prescribed Wei Qi booster to boost the immune system. I have also heard of something called Acemannan (Carrisyn) and am currently working on finding more information about it. I will keep you informed of whatever I can. Good luck and God bless. Jenny ---- "Rosenfeldt wrote: > Jennifer, have you consulted a vet who knows more about FeLV? That > could be crucial in Mr. Darcy's treatment. You can just call vets in > your local area and ask if they are knowledgeable about FeLV, and if so > make an appointment with one of them and get him checked out. If > nothing else, you'd be more sure about where Mr. Darcy stands. Good > luck to you and "eat something!" vibes to Mr. Darcy. I love his name! > > Diane R. > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jennifer > Dykhouse > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 2:06 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI by Imulan > > > Hello all, > > I have a three year old cat, Mr. Darcy that is Felv+ and is in the last > stages of his disease as best as the vet and I can tell. He was symptom > free (we didn't know that he was Felv+until then) until 6 months ago > when he snuck outside and contracted an URI. He was tested for Felv+ and > it was positive. After we got rid of the URI he still was symptomatic > and anemic, so we knew he was definetly in one of the later stages of > his leukemia. > > We've had him on Interferon, which seems to help him slightly and he's > now on it everyday. We also have been giving him Science Diet A/D to > help give him calories and bring some weight back on him, he's only at 7 > lbs 5 oz, which is not good. > > He's stopped eating the A/D so we are starting to assist feed him at > night. Anything we can do to help him would be great. Is there a > website with information on this LTCI and where can you get it. Our vet > isn't up on everything leukemia/Felv, so she doesn't know much. > > Thanks so much! > > Jennifer and Mr. Darcy Message: 4Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 05:56:14 > -0600From: Lisapony <lisap...@aol.com>Subject: [Felvtalk] LTCI-ImulanTo: > felvt...@felineleukemia.orgmessage-id: > <04512eed.21a5.4b67.8c63.fdd0fd3a2...@aol.com>Content-Type: TEXT/plain; > charset=us-ascii > Hi, Has anyone tried LTCI by Imulan? Four days ago I started my cat > Carl on this new med and was wondering what others experienced. Lisa > Cannata319 Maplewood DriveAntioch, IL 60002847-740-9075 > voice847-589-8574 fax------------------------------ Message: 5Date: Mon, > 12 Jan 2009 07:31:09 -0500From: "Sally Davis" > <putty...@gmail.com>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI-ImulanTo: > felvt...@felineleukemia.orgmessage-id:de4e9a820901120431l12499b62i55b69d > 750ff92...@mail.gmail.comcontent-type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 I do > not have experience because my cat died before this became > readilyavailable :-(.. However reports are good from a Vet's wife on > another group.Her husband is a cat specailist and was originally > involved in the studiesfor this immune booster. He continues to use it > on some of FELV positivecats > Sally, Eric (not a cat),Junior(angel), Tiny(angel) Fluffy(soul mate > angel),Speedy, Grey and White, Ittle Bitty, Little Black, Lily, Daisy, > Pewter,Junior Junior (newest) I call him JJ , Silver, and Spike Please > Visit myMessage board for some pictures. You are welcome to sign up. > http://www.k6az.com/ki4spk/index.php?sid=c57c00cf5804ef13853ed6e77a68eed > 3 > _________________________________________________________________ > Windows Live(tm): Keep your life in sync. > http://windowslive.com/explore?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_t1_allup_explore_012009 > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > This electronic mail transmission and any attachments are confidential and > may be privileged. > They should be read or retained only by the intended recipient. If you have > received this > transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the > transmission from > your system. In addition, in order to comply with Treasury Circular 230, we > are required to > inform you that unless we have specifically stated to the contrary in > writing, any advice we > provide in this email or any attachment concerning federal tax issues or > submissions is not > intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, to avoid federal tax > penalties. > > > _______________________________________________ > 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