Amy,

The shot cost me $60.  It is somewhat expensive and still pretty new to the
field.  I think if you can get them started early on before the bone marrow
suppression starts you have a better chance at controlling the virus.  I
don't know all the details.  I am planning on calling them today to ask a
few more questions.  I will keep you updated.  Good luck with your decision.

Jenny


On 8/24/09, Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Jenny,
>
> Do you mind me asking the price of a shot?  I'm thinking of trying this for
> my cats but I think I heard $90 a shot somewhere and I'm thinking that means
> $360 the first month, $200 the second month, and $90 a month after that.  I
> have several cats and am trying to figure out if it's practical for me to
> start it.
>
> Thanks
> Amy
>
> --- On Mon, 8/24/09, jbero tds.net <jb...@tds.net> wrote:
>
> > From: jbero tds.net <jb...@tds.net>
> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Imulan - a t cell lymphocytic immunomodulator
> > To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Date: Monday, August 24, 2009, 5:19 PM
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I really hope this email works.  I have been a part of
> > this community for
> > awhile but don't often respond.  I did, however, want
> > to share this with
> > you.
> >
> > I have had two cats die from severe anemia and bone marrow
> > suppression
> > associated from felv+.  It is a common cause of death
> > for these guys and I
> > have heard over and again in this forum.
> >
> > I currently have another sweet little girl who is about 1
> > 1/2 years old.
> > She was doing well until recently when she started to
> > become lethargic,
> > stopped eating and was found to have a hematocrit of
> > 11%.  This is really,
> > really, really low.  It is a non-regenerative anemia,
> > with signs of
> > lymphoma.  This is pretty much a death sentence for
> > these guys.  A blood
> > transfusion would only prolong the sufferng
> >
> > So here's the deal.  I found a vet that had the
> > immunomodulator (from
> > Imulan), got the shot and gave it to her on Friday.
> > Her energy is gradually
> > improving, her mucous membrane are pinking up and there are
> > signs of
> > improvement.
> >
> > I don't know if she'll pull through or not, but I have to
> > tell you that this
> > is currently the best option out there for treating this
> > disease.  I found
> > some of the information on it.  There is rapid and
> > profound improvement of
> > anemia, an increase in bone marrow activity and in some
> > cases, return to
> > normal with negative testing for the virus.
> >
> > I know there isn't a full proof cure out there but I have
> > to say this may
> > prove to be very helpful.  The long terms studies are
> > still pending.
> >
> > So here's the deal, if you have a felv+ with bone marrow
> > suppression
> > (including anemia - low red blood cells, thrombocytopenia -
> > low platelets,
> > neutropenia - low levels of neutrophils, or lymphopenia -
> > low lymphocyte
> > count) and may or may not have the associated
> > infections;  I highly
> > recommend giving this a try.
> >
> > It is a simple subcutaneous shot given weekly at first and
> > than monthly with
> > improvement of bone marrow suppression and clinical
> > symptoms.  It requires a
> > vet order to get it.
> >
> > It is a far better alternative than the repeat cycle of
> > blood transfusions,
> > antibiotic regimens and prednisone.
> >
> > I will let you know how she does.
> >
> > Good luck everyone and God bless you for your generous and
> > selfless hearts.
> >
> > Jenny
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