Amy, CRF is not the only cause for non-regenerative anemia. You will read a lot about CRF and anemia on the Internet because of all the CRF groups. The info you are looking for is epogen helps non-regenerative anemia no matter what caused the anemia.
Again, a HCT of less than 20 is needed for a accurate test result. In the mean time you can give Super B Complex, B12 and folic acid supplements to help him. Sharyl --- On Fri, 8/7/09, Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> wrote: > From: Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update > To: email@example.com > Date: Friday, August 7, 2009, 11:21 AM > Hi Belinda, > > Can I just clarify? Bailey was leuk positive and had > no other issues other than the anemia? While you were > trying to figure that out, he developed pancreatitis? > No CRF or anything else, you were using the Epogen solely > for the leukemia related anemia? The reason I'm asking > is because I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of whether > to start Epogen when Wolfie's HCT gets low. My vet and > I are trying to understand how it could hypothetically work > for anemia related to bone marrow issues as opposed to CRF > and she says it doesn't make sense that it would help. > Again she's not saying it doesn't help or that we shouldn't > try it (she's totally up for it if I am), we are just trying > to figure out how it could help by looking at the causes of > the anemia. You are the only person I've heard say > they used it for a leuk pos cat with anemia rather than CRF > so we are very interested in your story. Thanks for > sharing. Sounds like Bailey was a very lucky cat to > have you. > > Amy > > --- On Thu, 8/6/09, Belinda Sauro <ma...@bemikitties.com> > wrote: > > > From: Belinda Sauro <ma...@bemikitties.com> > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 10:27 PM > > Bailey was on epogen for > > almost 6 months when he became anemic, it brought his > HCT > > from a low of 15% back up to 40% within 6 weeks or > so. > > When he passed he was still on a maintanence dose of > epogen > > once a week and his HCT was holding at 33%. > > > > -- > > 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 > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org