Thanks for elaborating on Gray Kitty's health and treatment history, Christy. We're all obviously interested in how the LTCI is helping other cats and making comparison notes for our own kitties who are currently undergoing the same treatment protocol.
I am wondering if your vet thinks the blood transfusion was instrumental in Gray Kitty's ultimate FeLV negative status or whether it was strictly due to the LTCI administration. My vet recommended against the blood transfusion for my Lukey at his last visit because his anemia was stable and not worsening at that point and because there are also risks associated with the blood transfusion. If I thought it would facilitate a negative FeLV status I would certainly undertake it along with the LTCI treatments but would need more information. Thanks again for your efforts to keep us all updated with Gray Kitty's history and medical treatment. I appreciate it very, very much. Sally Jewell > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk- > boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Christy Buchin > Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 2:07 PM > To: Feline Leukemia Website > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] First Doses of Imulan For Murphy & Rosie > > > Gray Kitty just turned 2 years old on September 6th. He was > diagnoses on his 1st birthday. Up until about 3 or so months > ago, he still tested positive with both types of tests. He has had > two blood transfusions and two bone marrow biopsies. The > second biopsy confirmed the FeLV had gone into his bone > marrow at UCD. We also work with a specialist out of Michigan > who used to do bone marrow transplants in cats. He along with > our vet, has guided us with is meds. We are currently reducing > his Prednisolone as he has started a new one that will not have > as much harmful long term effects on him. > > > From: gcru...@centurytel.net > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 01:34:12 -0500 > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] First Doses of Imulan For Murphy & > Rosie > > > > Hi, > > > > Glad your kitty is testing negative. Could you answer a few > questions, > > please? > > > > How old is you cat? How long ago did he test positive for > FeLV? Did he test > > positive on an IFA test, or just the SNAP test? How many LTCI > shots has he > > had? And why is he on an immune modulator like LTCI and at > the same time on > > an immune suppressant like pred.? > > > > Thanks, > > Gary > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of > Hotmail Junk > > Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 7:01 PM > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] First Doses of Imulan For Murphy & > Rosie > > > > I wish you the best! My cat uses the same medication & has > tested > > negative for leukemia for the last few months. We have no idea > if it > > is the injections or what. He is also on Prednisolone & has bi- > weekly > > blood test to check levels. We just take one day at a time. Hang > in > > there! > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felinele ukemia.o > rg > > ____________________________________________________ > _____________ > Insert movie times and more without leaving HotmailR. > http://windowslive.com/Tutorial/Hotmail/QuickAdd?ocid=TXT_TA > GLM_WL_HM_Tutorial_QuickAdd_062009 > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felinele ukemia.o > rg _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org