Dorlis,
Here is the link to the yahoo anemia group.
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline_Anemia/

Sharyl

--- On Fri, 10/23/09, dlg...@windstream.net <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote:

> From: dlg...@windstream.net <dlg...@windstream.net>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Cc: "Sharyl" <cline...@yahoo.com>
> Date: Friday, October 23, 2009, 9:02 PM
> 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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