Amy. I haven't had any success once they start to fail. Maybe others can help. There are two yahoo groups that may help with the symptoms.
There is a assist feeding group that can offer support regarding the wt. loss. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/ There is an anemia group that has info in their files on Epogen for non-regenerative anemia http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline_Anemia/ Hugs to Wolfie Sharyl --- On Tue, 8/4/09, Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> wrote: > From: Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 7:38 PM > > So I've been posting about my cat Wolfie who has been > losing weight since about mid 2006, from 15.4 lbs down to > 10.8 lbs today. His last visit was on July 2nd and he > had a HCT of 29. He also tested positive for > Mycoplasma haemominutum previously called Haemobartonella > felis small form. He's been on doxy, pred, and > Pet-Tinic twice daily for almost a month. > > My vet thought he looked great today and he hasn't lost any > weight since his last visit but he's not gaining and his HCT > is still going down. We took a tiny amount of blood > and sent it out for a reticulocyte count. I've lost > almost all my leuk positives to anemia in the end (except > for one to lymphoma and one to neurological issues) and I'm > really bummed out by the news. I was hoping treating > the Hemobart would help the HCT even though my vet wasn't as > optimistic. > > I'm just wondering how most people here lose their leuk > positives. It seems all of mine do so well, are > completely asymptomatic and then out of nowhere they stop > making red blood cells, the HCT starts to drop, and it is > downhill from there. My vet wrote me a 10 page letter > on everything that could cause weight loss and anemia and we > have eliminated almost all the possibilities I think. > We haven't done a digestive panel yet because it takes 4 mls > of blood and I don't want to do that with his HCT > dropping. If the reticulocyte test comes back and > shows he is making red blood cells, we will start > investigating digestive issues or anything else that could > be causing his lower HCT. If it comes back as > nonregenerative anemia, is there anything I can do? I > know there is the option of Epogen and I'm looking into > that. Anything else or do I just spend time with him > and wait? I hate this point where they are feeling > fine, looking fine, and I know it's only > a matter of time :( This guy has been with me longer > than any of my other positives and I'd do anything to help > him but I'm afraid there's nothing else I can do. > Thoughts? > > Amy > > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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