thank you

---- Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> 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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