I would go ahead and treat for Hemobart anyway, many times it does not show on the test. I have no experience with Epogen, but I have seen others state that it worked for them. It is possible for a cat to develop a resistance to Epogen after awhile, but might still be worth it for the extra time it should give you with Ebony. With Immunoregulin, if you don't see improvement very quickly, it is not going to work. I would continue with pettinic or some other supplement with iron. I hope Ebony's HCT level has not gotten too low or the Epogen won't have time to work without a transfusion.
Gary -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Grahame Lippert Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:19 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Ebony and FELV Hi my name is Grahame and my 2 year old cat Ebony has diagnosed with FELV about a month ago. She was also anemic. That vet pretty much said there was nothing that could be done. We then went to a second vet and had some more tests done. She tested negative for hemobartonella and she had non regenetive anemia. I asked the vet about Imuunoregulin and epogen. She decided we should start Ebony on the immunoregulin and she has been on this for 2 weeks for a total of 6 shots. I have also been giving her pettiinic during this time. Ebony actually had improved on her condition 2 weeks ago, before we started the immunoregulin. Now its 2 weeks later and I can tell she is more anemic by the way she is acting and the color of her tongue. I am going to the vet tonite to get her blood counts. What should I try for my Ebony? I'm willing to try anything albeit reasonably priced. Prednisone? Epogen? Could it still be Hemobartonella? Thank you in advance for the help Grahame Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org