Thanks for your input, Belinda. You have all been so much help and thankfully I don't feel alone in this journey. It's such a comfort knowing others have been through this and can share insight that would otherwise be unavailable to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Lukey just came home from the vet today. He has a feeding tube through his nose which he hates but he's obviously glad to be back home and I'm obviously glad to have a way to feed him that doesn't involve kicking and scratching! The good news is that his reticulocyte count is climbing and the bad news is that his hematocrit is lower at around 14%. I have been talking with Jenny off and on today about what his profile means and how likely it is that his number will continue to fall while we wait on his red blood cells to regenerate sufficiently to raise it. She told me that Autumn went from 14 to 4 in a week but that she only had one shot of LTCI on board at the time and was not yet showing regeneration. Lukey still has his catheter in for another day or two just in case. So for now I'm going to watch him very closely and have a vet lined up in case a transfusion is necessary. If you believe in prayer, we could sure use some extra in the coming days while we wait on the LTCI to continue to help him. Sally Snyder Jewell, Marketing Director Tower Laboratories Corporation Manufacturers of Pauling Therapy Formulas for Coronary Heart Disease Since 1996 http://www.HeartTech.com E-mail: sa...@towerlaboratories.com Toll Free: 1-877-TOWER-LABS (1-877.869.3752) Voice: 502.368.2720; 502.368.2721 Fax: 502.368.0019 Pauling Therapy Information Web site: http://www.HeartTech.com Pauling Therapy Order Link: http://www.PaulingTherapyStore.com The information provided herein is educational and is not intended as either diagnosis or treatment. The content of this transmission is intended only for the person or entity to which it is directly addressed or copied. It may contain material of confidential and/or private nature. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is not allowed. If you received this message and the information contained therein by error, please contact the sender and delete the material from your/any storage medium. > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk- > boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Belinda Sauro > Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 10:01 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sally and Lukey > > My Vet will wait as low as 12 but it really depends on the cat > and > the shape they are in. Fred's HCT is at 20 right now the lowest > it's > been since he started down this road of kidney insufficiency 4 > years > ago. I think if he goes too much lower he will have to start > epogen. > > -- > > 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_felinele ukemia.o > rg _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org