Gary, Angelica's litter mate Chuckie died from confirmed FIP on November 11 with exactly the same symptoms and Angelica became symptomatic just about 10 days after Chuckie manifested with the disease. They were hospitalized together but Chuckie's disease was too advanced by the time we were able to administer the ascorbate due to lost time at vets and because of chronic antibiotic and steroid use for what was earlier diagnosed as FUO. His confirming final blood work returned on the day before he died with rising coronavirus titers and his PCR was positive for dry FIP.
We did not see the need to perform the blood work on Angelica because she was showing identical symptoms to Chuckie with sustained high fevers, lethargy, inappetence, weight loss, and mild neurological involvement, though the biggest reason was that she was so early in the disease process that it would likely not have shown up anyway, as it took until the day before Chuckie died for his PCR to show the FIP. We had done blood work on him three times before that with negative corona virus titers and mostly normal results except for positive Dohle bodies and mild anemia. Rather than spend additional monies on blood work that would likely not have shown us anything so early in her disease process (as Chuckie's did not), we chose to allocate that money toward Angelica's treatment. We have discussed doing blood work now to confirm the presence of the coronavirus and we still may, though the focus obviously remains on completing her treatment first. She will receive her last drip tomorrow and will then receive subcutaneous injections of sodium ascorbate at home while we taper her off of the high dose vitamin C in an effort to avoid any rebound scurvy effect from stopping the C abruptly, since cats only make the human equivalent of 2,800 mg of vitamin C in the liver daily, far less than most other animals in the animal kingdom (a goat makes the human equivalent of 13,000 mg daily). This is the reason that domestic cats and dogs are so often ill with chronic and deadly viruses that their immune systems cannot fight off. Though they obviously still have the gulonolactone oxidase (GLO) enzyme that allows them to synthesize ascorbate from glucose in the liver, the suboptimal feeding of canned and processed diets has apparently altered their ability to synthesize it at high enough levels to sustain optimal health, hence the reason it is crucial that they receive supplemental vitamin C added to their food. Again, see http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/197x/belfield-w-j_int _assn_prev_med-1978-v2-n3-p10.htm. The third remaining litter mate, Tommy, to date appears asymptomatic and remains healthy. Sally Snyder Jewell, Marketing Director Tower Laboratories Corporation Manufacturers of Pauling Therapy Formulas for Coronary Heart Disease Since 1996 http://www.HeartTech.com E-mail: sa...@towerlaboratories.com Toll Free: 1-877-TOWER-LABS (1-877.869.3752) Voice: 502.368.2720; 502.368.2721 Fax: 502.368.0019 Pauling Therapy Information Web site: http://www.HeartTech.com Pauling Therapy Order Link: http://www.PaulingTherapyStore.com > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk- > boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of gary > Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 12:42 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Reversal of FIP in my six-month-old kitten > > I'm Very glad that Angelica has gotten better. However, at least > with what > you wrote, I don't see a diagnosis of FIP. Was this a diagnosis > made by a > vet? Were there some tests run with results that were indicative > of FIP, or > was this just from observation of clinical signs? > > Gary > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of S. > Jewell > Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:02 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: [Felvtalk] Reversal of FIP in my six-month-old kitten > > Hi, All, > > > > Just dropping in to post about the success I have had in > reversing FIP in one of my kittens. > > > > > I pulled three six-week-old kittens from a kill shelter last > June and they have been healthy, happy and thriving. Then, > following their FVRCP vaccinations on October 8, 10 days > later one of them, Chuckie, began with chronic high fevers, > lethargy and inappetence. When he didn't rebound in a few > days, I, like so many others, took him for conventional > veterinary treatment which consisted of the routine > antibiotics and steroids. When he did not respond to their > treatment they simply returned a diagnosis of "Fever of > Unknown Origin," and sent me on my way, at which time I > proceeded to a second, and yet a third "specialty" vet. > They all returned the same diagnosis and basically dismissed > Chuckie and me with no hope. > > > > I had no idea of what to do next but since I had seen such > good results with intravenous vitamin C in my lymphosarcoma > cat Linus (who is still alive nearly two years after his > original diagnosis thanks to the treatments), I took Chuckie > to my vet who performs the ascorbate treatments for me and > Chuckie was started on IV ascorbic acid immediately. He > received five days of the treatment but not consecutively > and apparently at less then adequate dosages because though > he seemed much improved by the fifth drip, we mistakenly > stopped the drips thinking he would remain better and two > days later he manifested with severe neurological symptoms > and two days after that he was dead. > > > > At around the same time Chuckie was dying his sister > Angelica then became sick with the identical symptoms and > stopped eating and had some transient neurological > involvement. This time, with the pain from Chuckie's death > and failed conventional treatment still very fresh, I > realized that if Angelica was going to be saved we would > have to bypass conventional vet medicine and get her started > on the intravenous ascorbate immediately. > > > > Her drips were begun on Tuesday, November 10 and according > to the protocol of Wendell Belfield, DVM she was titrated up > quickly to 2 grams per pound of body weight (she weighed 5 > pounds and so she was receiving close to 10 grams of vitamin > C intravenously by the third or fourth day). Vitamin C is a > powerful virucidal and immune stimulant and because I work > in this field, I am well familiar with the properties of > this near miracle supplement. See > http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/198x/smith-lh-clinica > l_guide_1988.htm for information as to why and how vitamin C > kills viruses. > > > > As of November 19, 2009 Angelica has received nine > intravenous ascorbic acid drips and again, we were able to > successfully achieve the 2g per pound (10,000 mg at each > drip) with no side effects whatsoever. After her 6th drip > her fevers began to remain down overnight (as Belfield > predicted would happen), and now after 9 drips she is > eating, putting on weight, and her fevers are consistently > gone. Though I'm always afraid to utter it aloud, > especially after losing two other babies to what I now > believe was FIP in both cases, Angelica appears to have > beaten this despicable disease thanks to the power of > intravenous ascorbate and the work of vitamin C pioneers > like Linus Pauling and Dr. Wendell Belfield in vet medicine. > > > > > Sally Snyder Jewell > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felinele ukemia.o > rg _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org