Tanya, I hope Maggie feels better really soon. I'm guessing that you're giving her low-dose interferon alpha? If that's the case, there doesn't *seem* to be a great possibility for side effects. When I started Ember on it, my vet told me that she might get nauseous, but that a reaction like that was rare. He said we'd have to re-evaluate our options if that happened. Thankfully, it didn't. I hope that someone else on the list can give you a better idea. Maggie will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Lance On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 13:04 -0800, "TANYA NOE" <sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hello all, my Maggie now 1 year 5 months old has been Felv+ since > birth. She is the kitten we adopted after testing her for everything > under the sun to protect our 13 year old Sasha. She later became > symptomatic (gingivitis, vomiting, diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes) > and was retested and was positive. Anyway we kept her and her > symptoms resolved except for the swollen lymph nodes. She has also > tested positive on the IFA. > Early spring she had an episode where she began hiding for a couple > days, quit eating, and then began abdominal breathing. Turned out > the pleural sacs around her lungs were full of fluid. She was given > lasix and in a day was herself. Since then she has been a relatively > healthy, happy kitty. > 3 weeks ago I took her and her sister in for vaccines, exams, and > blood work. They had a hard time getting blood from her (couldn't > hit the vein) and she got quite stressed. The blood work was perfect > and she seemed fine after we got home. We started her on Interferon > a week ago. Now suddenly the last week she has been sleeping all the > time under blankets (she doesn't like being covered up), not eating > much (very odd for her as she is a food hound and will eat > constantly if you let her), and not drinking much (she usually > drinks and bathes in the pet fountain several times a day). Her temp > is normal. Thursday we noticed she now is holding up her left front > paw. She walks on it and the limp is mild. > Any ideas? Has anyone seen any sides effects with interferon? Would > it make her feel bad? I'm hesitant to run her to the Dr's. and > create further stress but am really worried about her. These guys go > downhill so fast sometimes I don't want to wait either. Any advice > would be appreciated. > Thanks, > Tanya > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org -- Lance Linimon lini...@fastmail.fm _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org