Hi Belinda, I just talked to my vet and she said that they looked at Maverick's blood smear when he was there 2 days ago and there was no sign of hemobart. I guess they check it everytime he has bloodwork so he's been tested about 10-12 times. I'm sure those could all be false positives but I feel better knowing they checked again. I would have felt really awful if I thought I could have done something to save him and didn't.
Amy --- On Wed, 6/17/09, Belinda Sauro <ma...@bemikitties.com> wrote: > From: Belinda Sauro <ma...@bemikitties.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat crashing > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 11:57 AM > Bailey had bartonella and he > was on Zithromax for 6 weeks before it got better. Has > your kitty been on doxocycline in case he has > hemobartonella? Tests for this almost always come up > with false negatives, sometimes cats have to be test 4 or 5 > times or more to get an accurate test result. The doxy > won't hurt him if he is really negative but may well save > his life if he is testing false negative and really has it. > > I personally will put ANY positive kitty on it no matter > what the test says to be on the safe side. > Hemobartonella is a very common thing that positives get, it > causes anemia and if left untreated WILL kill the > kitty. Their anemia will just keep getting worse and > worse until they die. > > -- > Belinda > happiness is being owned by cats ... > > http://bemikitties.com > > http://BelindaSauro.com > > > _______________________________________________ > 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