Sharyl,  i missed the lik for anemia, could you send it again?  asking because 
Lil Bit did have a kidney infection and her count dropped 1  point.  we gave 
her fluids and anitbiotics and in 1 week, she had bounced back.  so far no 
repeats, BUT.  DORLIS
---- Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> 
> Amy,
> Epogen is very effective for treating non-regenerative anemia.  Treatment is 
> not started until the HCT or PCV is below 20 and usually in the mid-teens. 
> The Anemia group I gave you the link for has more info on treatment protocol.
> Sharyl
> 
> --- On Thu, 8/6/09, Iva Lark Emily Seaberg <melleph...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 
> > From: Iva Lark Emily Seaberg <melleph...@sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 1:32 AM
> > A few years ago I had a kitty with
> > Chronic Renal Failure. Towards the end he was extremely
> > anemic and we did the Epogen. I'm so glad we did it because
> > it did buy us some time. I decided to try the Epogen when it
> > became clear he was not making new blood cells, his anemia
> > became extreme and we knew that without help he would die
> > from it, a slow, lethargic and very sad death. I wanted to
> > give him a chance and the Epogen did. My vet talked to UC
> > Davis about his unique situation (he also had high blood
> > pressure and a heart problem) and we gave him a really
> > really low dose. I believe typically they give it 3-4 times
> > a week and we gave it once a week. It was such a low dose
> > the vet thought it might not work, but it did and actually
> > better than we anticipated.
> > 
> > So, I can't speak for the FeLV stuff, but I can say the
> > Epogen wasn't as evil as I was expecting to be from what I
> > had heard word of mouth. We used it very cautiously, and it
> > seemed to make a big difference. You just really have to
> > watch it, start off slow. It is easier to add treatments
> > then try and slow it down and you don't want their values
> > increasing too fast.
> > 
> > Good luck,
> > 
> > Iva
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- >
> > > Message: 7
> > > Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 16:38:44 -0700 (PDT)
> > > From: Amy <awilkin...@yahoo.com>
> > > Subject: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update
> > 
> > > 
> > > So I've been posting about my cat Wolfie who has been
> > losing weight since about mid 2006, from 15.4 lbs down to
> > 10.8 lbs today.  His last visit was on July 2nd and he
> > had a HCT of 29.  He also tested positive for
> > Mycoplasma haemominutum previously called Haemobartonella
> > felis small form.  He's been on doxy, pred, and
> > Pet-Tinic twice daily for almost a month.
> > > 
> > > My vet thought he looked great today and he hasn't
> > lost any weight since his last visit but he's not gaining
> > and his HCT is still going down.  We took a tiny amount
> > of blood and sent it out for a reticulocyte count. I've lost
> > almost all my leuk positives to anemia in the end (except
> > for one to lymphoma and one to neurological issues) and I'm
> > really bummed out by the news.  I was hoping treating
> > the Hemobart would help the HCT even though my vet wasn't as
> > optimistic.
> > > 
> > > I'm just wondering how most people here lose their
> > leuk positives.  It seems all of mine do so well, are
> > completely asymptomatic and then out of nowhere they stop
> > making red blood cells, the HCT starts to drop, and it is
> > downhill from there.  My vet wrote me a 10 page letter
> > on everything that could cause weight loss and anemia and we
> > have eliminated almost all the possibilities I think. 
> > We haven't done a digestive panel yet because it takes 4 mls
> > of blood and I don't want to do that with his HCT dropping.
> > If the reticulocyte test comes back and shows he is making
> > red blood cells, we will start investigating digestive
> > issues or anything else that could be causing his lower
> > HCT.  If it comes back as nonregenerative anemia, is
> > there anything I can do?  I know there is the option of
> > Epogen and I'm looking into that.  Anything else or do
> > I just spend time with him and wait?  I hate this point
> > where they are feeling fine, looking fine, and I know it's
> > only
> > > a matter of time :(  This guy has been with me
> > longer than any of my other positives and I'd do anything to
> > help him but I'm afraid there's nothing else I can do. 
> > Thoughts?
> > > 
> > > Amy
> > 
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