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 > > _______________________________________________ > > 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