Typically a nasal tube is used at the hospital for cats too weak for an e-tube. Some have used a nasal tube at home. You have to use a liquid food like Clinicare with the nasal tube. Have you joined the Yahoo Assist Feeding group? http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/ There is info in their files on members who have used a nasal tube at home.
I would follow your vets advise as to whether Lukey is strong enough for the procedure for an e-tube. Check out the FAF files on e-tubes if you go that route. E-tube placement should be a simple procedure but there is always a risk with a sick kitty. Sharyl --- On Sat, 9/26/09, Tower Laboratories Corporation <sa...@towerlaboratories.com> wrote: > From: Tower Laboratories Corporation <sa...@towerlaboratories.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sally and Lukey > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009, 5:52 PM > Belinda, > > We were just concerned about sedating him to put the > e-tube > in, since he's weak and his RBCs so low. Have any of > you > ever had an e-tube placed in a cat that was this anemic? > Again, any information or advice I can glean from all of > you > is most appreciated and heeded, since this is my first > FeLV > kitty to crash. > > Thanks! > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org